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ER (1994)

36 continuity mistakes in season 6

Viable Options - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: Luka is in talking to the first possible kidney transplant patient - he puts his pen into his pocket and is holding the chart in his other hand, also up by his chest. As he says "Minneapolis", the shot changes and we see him put his pen in his pocket again and his chart is down by his waist - there was no time for the shift.

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The Domino Heart - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: When Louise is talking about her mother's Parkinson's, the camera shot from behind her shows her left arm folded up in front of her with something red over it - but the shot from the other side shows the red item draped over her right arm.

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Abby Road - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Elizabeth and her mother are having wine, in one shot her mother has put the glass down on the table, but in the next shot, from behind her, she has the glass in her hand again. There was no time for the change.

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Be Patient - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Luka is accusing the man who hit the little girl, he places his hand on the guy's chest and says "and you just drove off - hit and run?"; the shot changes and his hand is off to the side, no where near the man's chest.

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Sins of the Fathers - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: Mark and Dave are talking about the parachutist who had just died. As Dave says, "He died before I had a chance", an extra walks by them on the right. The shot shifts to Mark, who replies, but it is 4 seconds before the extra appears again beside Mark - this should have happened in a split second, not 4.

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The Domino Heart - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: Dr. Romano hands Lucy a pen so that Valerie's mother can sign a consent form. Lucy puts her hand on the pen and then the shot changes and we see her put it on the pen again.

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Viable Options - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: As Luka talks to the kidney patient, he is holding his chart to his chest. But several times during the scene, when the shot is on the patient, his hands are at his waist, but at other times they are folded in front of him.

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Greene with Envy (a.k.a. Lawrence of Northwestern) - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When the shooter in the ER drops his gun, it falls in front of his foot. Just as the shot changes, however, the gun is to the right of his foot (without him moving) and his foot pushes it aside as he runs away.

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Be Patient - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the show, Mark is talking to his father, who is putting his bathrobe on; he has one arm in the sleeve but as Mark says, "I need to talk to you", his father turns towards him and the bathrobe is nowhere to be seen - a couple of seconds later he starts to put it on again.

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Under Control - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Carter picks up his crutches from the floor of the lounge, his hand is near the crossbars. When he hoists himself up, the shot shows his hand near the top of the crutches.

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Be Still My Heart - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the show, when Elizabeth and her mother are having tea before they both go off to work, for a couple of shots from in front of her, Elizabeth is holding the mug with both hands, but the shots from behind her show her holding it with one hand only.

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Be Still My Heart - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Carter enters Mrs. Connelly's room, we should still be able to see Lucy who was just talking to him outside the door. But when the shot shows him entering the room, there is no sign of Lucy.

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Under Control - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Carol and Carter are discussing the overdose patient with nurse Dory, Carter's crutches change position and then return to their original position, even though no one adjusted them.

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The Peace of Wild Things - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: Peter is at his sister's house, in the kitchen, and they are talking about Carla. Jackie takes the dish towel off her shoulder and drapes it over a chair back and heads for the fridge. When the shot changes to her standing at the fridge, the towel is over her shoulder again. In the next shot, it's gone again.

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Truth & Consequences - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the show, Dr. Dave asks the patient Jesse how he's feeling and Jesse answers, "Not so well", and then begins throwing up. By the next shot, though, there is more vomit on his shirt than could have possibly got there in such a short time.

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Leave It to Weaver - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Finch is talking to Jeanie about the AIDS patient, Jeanie's stethoscope goes from being fully visible over both lapels to being only visible on the right side - without her touching it.

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The Fastest Year - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: When Carol and Luka are sitting in Wrigley Field she has a Diet Coke can in her hand. But when she goes to stand up, she leans down and picks up the can of Coke from the floor - even though at no time did she put it down there.

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How the Finch Stole Christmas - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When Romano is operating on the heart patient Valerie, Lucy has an instrument inside the patient. The shot then changes so that we can see her face and as she says, "Dr. Romano," there is no longer anything in her hand and she is holding it up waiting for a nurse to pass her an instrument, which she takes, but then the shot goes behind her - she now has a different instrument in her hand, which is in a different position.

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Be Still My Heart - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mark and Elizabeth are coming round the corner to enter the hospital, Mark says, "Remind me again why you invited her to stay with you", and he has one arm around her and in the other hand he's holding a newspaper. As the shot changes when they go round the corner, his arm is no longer around her and both hands are on the newspaper. There was no time for the switch.

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Greene with Envy (a.k.a. Lawrence of Northwestern) - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lawrence is working on the ER with Mark, he gets frustrated because the tag Kerry's issued to everyone gets in his way. He asks someone to get it out of his way, and as he moves around to the other side of the table, we can see it has been pulled up around the back of his neck. As he reaches the other side, it is suddenly hanging straight down again. A short time later it is tucked up around his neck again. At no time did he adjust it.

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Under Control - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Carter leans his crutches against the lockers in the lounge, we can see two pictures taped to his locker. However, after he picks his stuff up off the floor, the pictures have mysteriously disappeared.

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The Peace of Wild Things - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Peter is doing the DNA test on Reese, the little boy's hands alternate from being behind him to being in front of him throughout the scene with no time for natural change.

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The Peace of Wild Things - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: An elderly patient is grabbing at Dr. Lawrence's hands and crying, "Help me." He pulls his hand out of her grasp, but in the next shot we see him pull it away from her again.

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Greene with Envy (a.k.a. Lawrence of Northwestern) - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lawrence is tending to the patient with the stabbed wrist, the blood splatter on his lapel goes from bright red to brownish and back to red within a few shots.

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Such Sweet Sorrow - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: After Carter pulls the IV out of the patient who was allergic to sulfa, Malik asks, "Where's all the blood coming from?" and we see the patient's arm outstretched, bleeding from where the IV was. Carter says, "She must have pulled the IV out", and we see her arm folded up over her stomach - there was no time for the change in position.

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Truth & Consequences - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: After saving Mr. Perez, Carter says "That's a nice save" to Mark, and takes his stethoscope out of his ears and wraps it around his neck. The next shot, however, from behind him, shows the stethoscope is still in his ears.

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Last Rites - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Carol puts a chart on the counter and says, "I need 2 mgs of morphine for Mrs. Bragha", and Doctor Dave signs, with both arms on the counter when the camera is on Carol. But when the camera is on him, he has has one hand on the counter and one arm down by his side. This happens for a few shots.

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Truth & Consequences - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Perez pushes Carter into the window, Carter's stethoscope is around his neck with the earpieces on the right. At one point during the fight the stethoscope is around his neck with the earpieces on the left - and then returns to the other position.

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Be Still My Heart - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mark gets up from the snowbank and chases Elizabeth into the ER, his red bag is over his right arm. When the shot changes to show him entering the hospital, his bag is over his left arm - he wouldn't have had time to change it.

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Humpty Dumpty - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: During the opening credits, Carol is doing desk dury and says, "Hey, you're back" to Luca and her hand with a pen in it is up in the air. But when the shot changes, her hand is lying on her stomach. These alternate positions continue for a couple of shots.

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Greene with Envy (a.k.a. Lawrence of Northwestern) - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, Randi is talking to Dr. Lawrence and is holding her neck tag on its lanyard in front of her, but as she says "Malik" and the camera shot changes, suddenly her left hand is on her waist.

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Under Control - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Carter goes into the lounge, he leans his crutches against the lockers and then moves his bag off his shoulder. One crutch falls to the floor, then the bag, then the other crutch. When the shot changes to show these items on the floor, the bag is lying neatly on top of the crutches - an impossibility due to the way they all fell.

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All in the Family - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: While operating on Lucy, Carrie gets massive amounts of blood on her left sleeve, but when she is sent to the OR the sleeve barely has any blood on it.

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Abby Road - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: When Cleo and Mark are playing basketball, when Mark shoots for the first time Cleo is standing to the left of the hoop - when the ball hits the rim it launches off the rim to the right, but in the next shot Cleo has the ball.

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Abby Road - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: When Abby gets bitten she holds her wrist but in the next shot her hand is covering her upper forearm.

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Leave It to Weaver - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth and Mark are in the trauma room for the first time the blue X-ray coats they are wearing disappear instantly right before the camera pans behind Elizabeth.

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