Continuity mistake: When Jack speaks to Michael and Jin, as they build the raft, and then when he walks up the beach and inquires about Sawyer's trouble with his head, the backpack that Jack carries on his back is nylon, black/green with white trim. Yet, when Sawyer asks, "Sensitivity to light, that bad?" the backpack is suddenly transformed into a solid black leather, of an entirely different style. Then, in following shots it jumps back and forth.
Continuity mistake: When the marshal and Ray drive their vehicles down the long road, the endless line of telephone poles are on their left as they drive, with barren land on their right. However, when they pass the third vehicle the poles are on their right and then repeatedly change sides in the following shots. (This has nothing to do with camera angles.)
Continuity mistake: When Kate finds the pilot's wingpin in the mud, the pilot's reflection is seen in the water as he lies on the branches above Kate. When Jack approaches they all look up and in the overhead shot the pilot's position differs and he lies on different parts of the branches, note their shape.
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Continuity mistake: Jin is handcuffed in season 1, "House of the Rising Sun" and the cuff remains on his left wrist until season 2, "What Kate Did" when Locke removes it. The handcuffs have a distinctive shape - a single strand connected via pivot to a double strand with the lock area. When Jin is initially cuffed to the plane wreckage, the single strand faces out at his wrist, but in following shots, in this and all the subsequent episodes, the handcuff actually switches sides repeatedly, going round his wrist the opposite way.
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Continuity mistake: When Sawyer shoots "Sawyer" there is a 15 ft tall grounded lamppost at the corner of the link fence, with an overhead curved head giving off the dramatic spot of light in the wet darkness, near the trash receptacle. However, earlier when Sawyer gets out of the car at the Sweet Shrimp, as he checks his gun, that towering lamppost is non-existent.
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Continuity mistake: After Jin is pulled off Michael, when Sawyer removes the marshal's handcuffs from his pocket there is a very short link chain dangling - about a couple of inches. However, when Jin is cuffed to the wreckage the link chain is considerably longer - about a foot.
Continuity mistake: On the airplane, the same passengers are seen in numerous shots with different main characters, and purportedly Kate and Marshal Mars (row 25) are in the same cabin on the opposite side of Jack, Rose and Locke (rows 23 & 24), yet are not seen in shots where they should be seen - though in shots of Jack and Rose, during the turbulance, the same woman and man (behind Locke) fly up as in the Kate and marshal shot. Some examples: When Kate and the marshal are shown during the turbulance, note the red-haired man with the black shirt beside the marshal and other men behind, and in one shot of Kate and the marshal, a woman and man both fly up to the ceiling of the cabin. In some shots of the turbulance, when the red-haired man is seen, the marshal and Kate are gone, replaced by other passengers. Just before the tail section breaks off, men behind the red-haired guy have either changed seats or disappeared, and so forth. Row numbers seen on the luggage compartments overhead are inconsistent with passenger seating. Such as when the tail section breaks off, the man is pulled out from row 26, yet the number above reads 13, or when Claire boards the numbers overhead are 20, 21, 22, yet Jack is in row 23, which is the second row behind the wall. The interiors of the Oceanic airplane also significantly differ in various shots. One example - the seats on the airplane have blue square velcro coverings on the passengers' seat headrests, and long, wide magazine racks on the divider wall behind Locke, but when they carry Locke onto the airplane, they don't exist.
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Continuity mistake: On the airplane, when Kate lifts the glass of juice with her handcuffed hands, in this close-up the cuff round her right wrist has the single bar facing out. However, when the turbulence hits, in another close-up of her hands, the same cuff is on the opposite way, it now has the double bar facing out.
Continuity mistake: When Jack, Charlie and Kate are walking through the woods and Jack is holding the transceiver, Charlie ask if he hears anything. Jack then answers "You keep asking if there's anything", while holding the transceiver with his right hand and his left hand down. When it cuts he holds on to the transceiver with both hands.
Continuity mistake: When Charlie, Kate and Jack are in the nose wreckage, to find the transceiver, there is a shot in first class, facing the cockpit, showing the glass wall with the decorative circular design. When Charlie is aboard the flight, running from the stewards, he stands beside that glass wall, and the circular pattern is reversed. Neither shot is flipped.
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Continuity mistake: When Jack drops to his knees, after removing the undershirt, one white shirt lies stretched out horizontally on the ground directly in front of him, with both knees centered in front of it; the other shirt is off to his right (viewer's left), with the undershirt he drops. Three shots later, still on his knees, all three shirts lie rumpled to his right; eleven shots later, the single white shirt once again lies horizontally directly in front of him, in the very same position as the earlier shot.
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Continuity mistake: Season 3, episode 2, "The Glass Ballerina". When Jin is in the hotel and is about to kill Jae Lee, he holds a pillow to Lee's head and presses his gun against it. At first, the gun is pointing to Lee's cheekbone, but when it cuts to Lee as he is sobbing "I'm sorry. I'm sorry", the gun is much lower, and pointing to his throat. Cut back to Jin, and you can see the gun is once again pointing to Lee's face. There was no time for Jin to move it between shots, and Lee did not move nearly enough to cause this changes.
Continuity mistake: In episode 10 Sayid shoots young Ben Linus in the chest, upper left part, just above his heart. It can be seen where the bullet enters the body. In episode 11 when Jin finds the boy and roll him over, the wound and blood is on the right side while the left is clean.
Continuity mistake: When Jack removes the paper with Kate's mugshot from the marshal's jacket pocket, in the close-up of the paper there is no writing at the top center of the paper, only at the sides. However, in the previous shot the center writing is visible from behind, and is also perfectly seen when Hurley finds the paper.
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Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer happen upon the lovely waterfall, Sawyer removes his shirt and he has the bandage tied round the stab wound on his upper arm. When underwater, there is a different dressing on his arm; it is snugger, with no ends - most likely an elastic type to stay put during the underwater shots.
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Continuity mistake: When Jack shows Locke the case with guns, the bar trim beneath the handle is whole and unbroken. However, in "Whatever the Case May Be" when Boone tries to open the case without the key, the trim beneath the handle breaks off and is damaged.
Continuity mistake: In episode "Through the Looking Glass"When Jack walks into the funeral parlor he looks at the coffin, the small part of the lid is to Jack's left, when they show you the coffin from the top the small part of the lid is to his right.
Continuity mistake: When Claire is holding Aaron talking to Locke, she says "I can't believe he is still sleeping" and they show him sleeping. She then asks Locke if he wants to hold him and then hands Aaron to Locke. His eyes are wide open. Then you see Locke obviously holding a doll in the next shot and they are talking about him still being asleep. Locke then hands Aaron to Charlie and the eyes are again wide open and they are still talking about him being asleep.
Continuity mistake: When Kate leans over the unconscious marshal he wakes and chokes her, and when Jack subdues him the marshal's large head bandage falls off. When Jack squeezes water into the marshal's mouth, the bandages are wrapped perfectly round his head, yet when Kate stands up the bandages are off again.
Continuity mistake: In Episode 2-23 Live Together, Die Alone When Mr Eko runs out of the hatch when John and Desmond are faking a lock down, you see Eko put his club in his belt right in the front of his pants. In the next scene as he passes out of the door the club is gone and then when he runs back to the door as it is closing he is holding it in his hand as he drops it and it falls under the door.
Continuity mistake: On the beach, when Shannon questions Boone about his and Locke's whereabouts everyday, Boone wears a sleeveless tee shirt with large Asian characters on the front. Then, when Boone kneels beside Shannon the entire design actually disappears.
Continuity mistake: When Charlie and Hurley are talking to Jack about the water, Jack then shouts something like, "I'm not making any decision," and in the background two people walk by - they move from right to left. After a cut to Charlie and Hurley when Hurley asks "Why?" it cuts back to Jack, and the same two people walk from right to left again.
Continuity mistake: Sayid wears a black tank top when he speaks at Boone's burial, and it has a wide shallow tear and small hole at the collar. When he walks away with Jack, who is complaining about Locke, though the style of top is identical, now the tear is narrower and deeper, and the hole is bigger. Throughout this episode the tear, on the tank top Sayid wears, alternates, and the hole even disappears.
Continuity mistake: When Shannon is looking for Boone but instead finds his "jungle pal" Locke, he is gutting his dinner and gets blood on his face. The blood on Locke's face repeatedly changes, such as in one shot there's a small clot of blood beside his eye, and in another shot the blood is lower and larger.
Continuity mistake: When Kate pulls Ray from the burning pickup, in the first shot as she drags him across the grass his overall suspenders are not on - they are not clasped shut. However, as Kate drags him, a few shots later the suspenders are properly clasped on.
Continuity mistake: After Kate and Sawyer find the corpses underwater, the marshal's Halliburton case that Sawyer retrieves has two protruding wide silver clasps to the handle's sides, and a thin, narrow handle with flat pivots at its base. The case that Kate tries to steal from Sawyer, and in all the following shots, has a very different style top - NO clasps whatsoever, and it has a round, wide handle with raised round pivots. The Halliburton with clasps is also seen in "Exodus 1" with the airport security officer.
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Continuity mistake: When Charlie leaves his seat on the airplane, as he is followed by the stewards, he walks through economy (blue stripe seats), then walks through business class (grey stripe seats and roomier) - where Boone and Shannon sit. But, in Charlie's next close-up, when the plane shakes, he leans on the blue seat in front of him, which he already passed and is farther back in the plane's cabin.
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Continuity mistake: Some passenger seats from the wreckage, that are seen in various shots on the island here and in other episodes, are not the same seats shown in the interior shots of the plane. There are three distinct colors/styles of passenger seating in the interior shots, blue stripe in economy, grey stripe in business class, and also greyish leather in first class, which didn't end up on the beach anyway.
Continuity mistake: When Sawyer asks of Boone, "So how does it feel?" Boone sits with his knees up and his arms crossed over his knees, but in Boone's close-up he sits normally with legs down, arms uncrossed. Then, as Sawyer walks away Boone sits just as in the first shot.
Continuity mistake: When Claire visits the psychic for the second time, she is seen giving him AUS $100 (1 $50 note (yellow note) two $20 notes (red notes), and one $10 note (blue note)) but after the session she asks for her $200 back ($100 notes are green, and there is no sign of any green notes).
Continuity mistake: When Ray and Kate are in the pickup, in the shot facing the oncoming vehicle as it beeps, Ray is driving in his right lane. In the next shot, whilst the vehicle still beeps, as the marshal pulls behind Ray, the marshal and Ray are both driving in their left lane. However, in the next shot, facing the beeping vehicle, Ray is driving in his right lane and then starts to pull over to his left.
Continuity mistake: After Locke whispers to Michael, "I thought you should be the one to bring his dog back to him," when Locke points in the wide shot, Walt, who is sleeping on his stomach, has his head facing away from Michael. But when Michael says, "Hey thanks," Walt's head faces the opposite way towards Michael, and in the next shot he faces away again.
Continuity mistake: When Claire gets to Kate and sits down with her talking to her, Kate gives her a bottle of water. Then Claire asks "What are you doing?" and then puts the bottle to her mouth. When it cuts from behind her she has suddenly lowered the bottle.
Continuity mistake: When Thomas breaks up with Claire, and they begin to argue, there are groceries spread out on the table right behind Claire. When Thomas leaves Claire stands beside the table, and now there are entirely different groceries - and more of them, spread out on the table.
Continuity mistake: When Boone is tied up with his right arm in front and his left arm at his back, just after Locke leaves, Boone tries to lean over to reach the knife. However, in the close-up of his back, it's his right arm that is tied behind him. The same flipped shot is used later, three more times, when he "hears" Shannon scream.
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Continuity mistake: In this episode Jack works on an old crippled man to try and perform another "miracle." Remember, this is supposed to be in Jack's past. When he's looking at the x-rays in the beginning, take a look at the dates on them. They're November 16, 2005. In the last episode of season 2, Desmond says that the plane crashed in September 2004.
Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer find the deceased crash victims underwater, as Sawyer takes the man's wallet and heads for the surface the corpse's tie floats up freely, his suit jacket is pulled way up, and his legs are spread apart. Yet, when Sawyer and Kate go back for the case, the neat tie and suit are on properly, and now the corpse's legs are suddenly crossed, albeit in a twisted sort of way. There are other changes in both the female and male corpses' positions between shots.
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Continuity mistake: When Jack and his father begin to have words in the OR, as his father removes his gloves, in the shots facing Jack he stands with both hands on his hips, but in the shots facing his father, Jack's arms are crossed at his chest.
Continuity mistake: When Sun and Jin sit at the table at the airport, both cups' lids are on properly, yet for the "spill shot" one lid is askew, and Sun's hand changes between shots to be in perfect position to knock the cup over. Things on the table instantly change positions, such as the clear plastic croissant container that jumps back onto the red tray. This applies to Exodus 2, as well.
Continuity mistake: When Kate is fleeing with Tom in the car, she slams into the State Trooper's car and the right front end is damaged and a piece of the bumper hangs down. Just after Kate's next close-up, in the next shot from behind, the bumper is fine.
Continuity mistake: When Jack joins Rose on the beach, he places a blue blanket round her shoulders. In the following shots while they sit together, until Rose and Jack stand up, the blanket moves around quite a bit, jumping on and off Rose's shoulders depending on camera angle.
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Continuity mistake: Once Sun leaves the bathroom, Jin's hands begin to shake as he washes the blood off, in fact there is much more blood on his hands now to wash off. Suddenly there is a silver/red soap dispenser on the right of the faucet (this isn't the gold/red one on the left), where the bar of soap was earlier, and there are also two large white towels hanging on the bar, whereas there was only one in all the previous shots. The early part of this flashback is in "House of Rising Sun" and the additional last shot was filmed at a later date.
Continuity mistake: Season 6, episode 7 "Dr. Linus": When Ben writes 'ELBA' on the blackboard, he underlines it with a curved line, but as he walks to the back of the classroom in the next shot, you can see over his shoulder that the line is now straight. The handwriting of the letters has also changed noticeably.
Continuity mistake: When Sawyer helps push the minivan, there are small holes on his tee shirt's collar and a large hole on the seam of his left sleeve. When he walks back into camp with the beer, the large hole is now on his right sleeve, and the left is intact. Neither are flipped shots.
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Continuity mistake: When Jack hangs off the cliff, he grips a vine covered in a multitude of leaves in the wideshots, but in the three tight close-ups his hand is dramatically shown slipping down a vine, without any leaves on or around it. He also remains at the same height position the entire time.
Continuity mistake: When Jack, Hurley and Charlie discuss water situation, the suitcase filled with water bottles repeatedly changes. One example: when Charlie carries the stuffed suitcase, then sets it down, it is open just a couple of inches, but when Jack walks away the suitcase is bursting with bottles, and is open at least 18-20 inches.
Continuity mistake: After telling Danielle what is written on the back of Nadia's photo, Sayid steps closer to Danielle. When Sayid says, "The only way off this place..." in the shot facing him Danielle holds the gun up high and points it straight at Sayid's chest. Yet, in both the previous and following shots facing Danielle, the gun is pointing down towards Sayid's legs. She then lowers the gun and sits down.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sun surprisingly sees Michael running out from the jungle, Sun turns and faces Michael, who is on her right. In the close-up shot followed Sun is found facing to her left. It then changes back to normal in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Walt notices the pillar of black smoke, in the overhead shot everyone gathers well behind the raft, including Claire, who was just sitting in front of the bushes in the previous shot. However, in the next shot, all the survivors are now gathered at the side of the raft.
Continuity mistake: In the garage, when Haddad tells Essam and Sayid to stay relaxed and focused, his collared shirt is on properly, but in the next shot, as he says, "Drive with the windows down," the shirt is off his right shoulder. This happens again when Essam takes the gun.
Continuity mistake: As Jack performs CPR on Charlie, in the close-ups of Charlie, the twine lies curled under Charlie's head and his right hand rests on his chest, but in all the wideshots the long twine is spread all the way out, under/behind Charlie's head, and his right arm is stretched out to his side.
Continuity mistake: When Jack sees the casket, things lying on it change between shots. When he flips it open the ripped interior lining differs in the following shots, depending on camera angle. Then, as Jack destroys the coffin, the broken wood differs greatly between shots. Such as when the shot faces the coffin the entire top is destroyed, but when facing Jack the side frame remains intact.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Ana-Lucia are talking on the rocks by the beach at the end of the episode, Ana-Lucia's hair is pulled back and is completely off her face. However, in two of her close-ups, there are two small forelocks loose in the wind near her temples, which are not present in any other shots during this scene.
Continuity mistake: Season 5, episode 2 "The Lie": When Jack is walking into the medicine cupboard, he has a few small sweat stains on the back of his shirt. The camera cuts to show him turning to a different shelf, and for a split second you can see that his shirt back is now covered in a huge stain, and with large sweat rings under his arms. After he has injected Sayid, his shirt is completely dry again.
Continuity mistake: At the motel, when Kate asks for the envelope addressed to Joan Hart, the employee searches through the box with many envelopes sticking out of the box. However, in the next shot, as he finds it no other envelopes are visible, and when he hands it to her, her sunglasses are now upside down.
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Continuity mistake: When Sayid stabs Sawyer, in the close-up there are considerable blood stains on Sayid's white shirt, yet when Jack pushes Sayid off Sawyer all the blood has vanished. This continues to happen in all the following shots, when Jack tells Sayid to get his bag, and the amount and pattern of blood also significantly changes.
Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer go underwater to retrieve the case, in a close-up it is easy to see that the male corpse is barefoot. But in a following close-up, when Sawyer swims up with the Halliburton case - just as the words "Production Designer Carlos Barbosa" appear onscreen - in this specific shot the man is actually wearing a black shoe on his left foot.
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Continuity mistake: When Sawyer is put back in his cage after being given a pacemaker, he dips the sponge in the bucket straight away. As soon as the shot begins when Sawyer is looking at Kate undress, he is holding a completely dry sponge in his hand.
Continuity mistake: Ana-Lucia says that she never saw Nathan during the two hours the plane was in the air, which Cindy the flight-attendant agrees with, saying that she has a photographic memory for passengers. But the plane was actually in the air for eight hours before the crash, as revealed in the pilot, so, not only should Cindy remember him after that long, but they all should be able to tell the difference between two and eight hours.
Continuity mistake: When Marshal Mars pulls behind Ray's pickup, as the third vehicle beeps, the camera pans to the back of the cab. The cab window, behind Kate and Ray, is slid open to allow a clear view of the marshal pulling behind. In previous and following shots, the windows behind them are closed.
Continuity mistake: After Kate and Jack dig up the marshal's body, Kate opens his wallet. In this close-up, as the pocket for bills is at the top, the vertical slit with his ID is on the right and the horizontal slits with laminated cards are on the left. However, in the close-up when Jack holds it, as the pocket for bills is again at the top, this time the vertical slit with his ID is on the left and the horizontal slits are on the right. Surprisingly, neither are flipped shots. Two different wallets were used in each close-up, though similar in style, the storage slits are on opposite sides.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Michael and Sawyer are eating some fish on the beach (with Jin working on the raft) a pregnant Claire has a quick conversation with them and heads into the forest. About 20 seconds later Kate runs into Michael and Sawyer, and runs into the forest at full speed. Kate later finds Claire in labour, who somehow had gotten further out than Kate, even though Kate was running at high speed in the woods. There is no way a pregnant girl could have beat Kate to that position, even considering how long it took Jin to find them from the beach.
Continuity mistake: When Michael thinks Jin has set fire to his raft, he punches him in the face a couple of times. When Jin is leaving Sun later on, his face is miraculously unmarked. There is no sign of any swelling or bruising. He doesn't look like a guy who's just been punched in the face.
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, when Locke is preparing to shoot Ben, Ben starts talking about Charlotte and her team. Locke is then holding his gun in his right hand, and holding Ben with his left. As Ben is saying "Because I know what they're doing here", there is an angle change, and Locke is suddenly holding his gun with both hands.
Continuity mistake: When Tom removes the toy airplane from the lunchbox, the three propeller pieces are completely broken off of the left wing engine (all are intact on its right wing). Yet, earlier on the island, when Kate twirls the airplane in the air, before Charlie joins her, the left wing engine has grown one piece of propeller that is unbroken. There are other moments such as this, in other episodes.
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Continuity mistake: When Jin is packing to leave the cave, his backpack is wide open and unzipped when he swings it onto his right shoulder and then carries the fishing net. After a brief cut to Sun shouting in English, Jin is walking away carrying the net, and the backpack is still on his shoulder, only now it is zipped closed.
Continuity mistake: When Boone tosses the statue out of the plane, in the close-up the entire statue shatters, and the heroine bags spill out as the head flies off to the side. But in the following shot, Locke picks up a large unbroken piece - the head and torso are intact with some bags still inside, and even that piece changes in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: Just as Sayid walks out of the building (number on both doors is 815), the white van pulls up. When Sayid gets in, in the exterior shot, the door he opens is opened to Sayid's left, but in the next interior shot, the door is opened to Sayid's right (the door to his left is closed). In this shot the building is seen behind Sayid - note the number 815 on both doors have vanished, and the chipped wall paint differs.
Continuity mistake: When Hurley is showing Charlie how to fish with a spear while standing in the water, the wet area on Hurley's tee shirt drastically changes between shots, such as going from being soaked up to his collar, but in the next shot dry till his waist.
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Continuity mistake: When Boone is tied up, with the goo in his hair, Locke has only his backpack slung over his left shoulder, when he holds the sheath in his left hand as he raises his right arm to throw the knife. After a brief cut to shocked Boone, Locke is in mid-throw and suddenly his second bag is slung diagonally across his chest and shoulder.
Continuity mistake: As Kate and Jack head back to the beach, while Jack explains why they should move to the caves, when Kate lifts the bag and slings it round her shoulder, opposite sides of the bag face out between the first and second shots. Then, in the third shot it hangs from her shoulder very differently.
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Continuity mistake: When Sayid goes over to Shannon to help her with her luggage her trunk falls down open and some clothes fall out. Then Sayid picks up some shirts. But when it cuts to Shannon grabbing them from him he is holding fewer and different looking shirts than he picked up first.
Continuity mistake: When Eko finds the "priest" on the ground, his white clerical collar is properly on. In "Duex Ex Machina" when Locke causes the skeleton of the Nigerian "priest" to fall from the tree, the collar comes undone, and the clergy shirt is rumpled.
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Continuity mistake: When Jack wakes from his close encounter with Kate's sleeping pills, in the close-up his white pillow lies on the blue seat cushion, but in the next shot it lies on the grey blanket, which is spread over the cushions.
Continuity mistake: Season 4 - The Beginning of the End - Hurley is swimming in the ocean. He sees Desmond return with the boat, and by the time he gets out of the ocean and walks over to Desmond and yells, "Where's Charlie?" his shirt is dry with sweat stains on it.
Continuity mistake: Ep. 4-12 "There's no place like home". In the first flashforward, the Oceanic representative talks to the survivors about meeting the press. As she finishes by saying, "See you on the ground", you can see baby Aaron on Kate's lap, and she is holding his left hand in hers down by his side. Cut to a close-up of Kate, and Aaron suddenly has both hands free and is holding them up to his mouth.
Continuity mistake: Episode 3-16, "One of Us". When Juliette and Ben are talking towards the end, Ben is first seen with his hands folded (fingers interlocking) in front of him. Just after Juliette says "I'll admit to it, tell her it was the only way to gain her trust", Ben's hands are in the same position, but are not folded, his right hand is just lying on top of his left. Cut to a close-up of Ben, and his hands are once again folded.
Continuity mistake: When Charlie walks with the crying baby on the beach, he meets Hurley and later Sawyer, and then later when Sawyer reads the "engine story" to sooth Turniphead, throughout these shots the baby's blanket constantly jumps off, on, off, etc.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Ana-Lucia sit in the airport lounge she takes out her cell phone when it rings, and in this shot her glass is nearly full and has plenty of ice. Yet, when she leaves a moment later, the glass is nearly empty with no ice whatsoever.
Continuity mistake: When Danielle approaches the beach campsite, in his close-ups, Walt hides beside a tree and holds it with his left hand. However, in the shot between his close-ups, facing Danielle, Walt is hunched over with his hands leaning on his knees.
Continuity mistake: When Sayid is in Essam's apartment, while they are holding their glasses of tea, the positions of the glasses change between shots. For example, in one close-up the handle is under Essam's fingers, but in the next shot it's on the other side.
Continuity mistake: When Kate burns Joanna's passport photo in the close-up the corner of the book burns up, yet in the wider shot the corner does not burn, and in the next shot another change, including the lighter. Later, when Sawyer holds up the passport, the burned page edge is just a bit singed.
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Continuity mistake: When Sayid is pulled upside down in the trap, he swings toward the tree and is stabbed by the branch. It is an entirely different branch in each of the following shots: first - when he is stabbed, second - when it sticks out of his thigh, third - when he pulls it out.
Continuity mistake: Just before Michael says "You're going to pull the bullet out with your bare hands?", Sawyer's hair is very wet and pulled back, as if it were in a pony tail. When the camera switches back to Sawyer saying "You got a better idea?" his hair is a lot drier and covering his face. In the next shot, it is pulled back again.
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Continuity mistake: In S.O.S., Locke is trying to remember the map he saw on the blast door. He ignores the blaring alarm until Jack reminds him, and Locke inputs the code and hits EXECUTE. The camera cuts to a shot of the numbers resetting, and then back to Locke, and he takes his finger off the EXECUTE button a second time.
Continuity mistake: Just after Sayid has woken Sawyer up by throwing water in his face, there is a shot of Sayid from behind the tree Sawyer is tied to, and you can see a bit of Sawyer's hair. However, it is hardly wet, if at all, and when the camera cuts back to Sawyer his hair is drenched again.
Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer begin their swim, Kate is not wearing a bracelet on either wrist, as she heads into the water. In a few following shots, including when Sawyer goes to "See what they got on em," Kate wears a bracelet on her right wrist, but when they head down to retrieve the case, the bracelet is gone as she pulls on the case. After Sawyer frees the case, in Kate's close-up the bracelet reappears, but now it's on her left wrist, yet when they reach the surface the bracelet's on her right wrist. Whew!
Continuity mistake: In episode 2-19 SOSWhen Bernard is talking to Rose after she questions him in front of the group about his "sign" when the close ups are on Bernard you can see that it is raining quite heavily in the background, but when it's close up on Rose it is not raining. It doesn't begin to rain in the episode until much later.
Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Locke sitting in the wheelchair, in the airport lounge, he sits alone directly in front of the long rows of chairs. However, in the next overhead shot, the airline steward is at Locke's side as he sits near the large windows, nowhere near the chairs.
Continuity mistake: In the Oceanic Int'l departure lounge, Locke sits in his wheelchair near the large window, with the doomed plane in the distance. The attendant's desk is on the left, but the black lounge chairs, which are normally situated toward the center of the lounge, are gone in this shot; the chairs at the end of each row should be visible at this angle. These chairs are also seen when Hurley crashes the scooter into them.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sawyer collapses from his bullet wound, he collapses onto his knees and then twists so that his good arm is towards the ground. From there, he rolls to his back. Then the camera angle changes so we're looking at Michael and Jin running towards Sawyer from the front. Sawyer is now on his good arm's side.
Continuity mistake: When Jack shows Locke the suitcase full of guns, you can see a stick visible in Locke's right hand. However, when Jack asks if Locke knows how to use a gun, you can see that after the camera has panned around, Locke is now holding the gun with both hands, with the stick nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: After Sawyer admits to Kate that he doesn't have the inhalers, Sayid and he get into a tussle. In the first shot, the back of Sayid's white shirt is fairly clean as he is standing, but in the next wider shot the back is completely filthy - before he and Sawyer ever even hit the ground.
Continuity mistake: At Essam's place, when Sayid walks toward the smoke alarm he places his tall glass mug with tea on the coffee table. When he drops the "bug" into the tea, in the close-up it is a different glass mug - note the style.
Continuity mistake: When Michael sits with Walt at the airport, Michael says, "If you're worried about Vincent," and the newspaper in his hands is folded and held straight up with the blue Oceanic envelope. Yet, when he says, "Dogs fly in the luggage compartment all the time," the newspaper is sideways and there is no blue envelope.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is packing water bottles in to the sack and Locke says "I think one of us should stay and help Charlie salvage the wreckage", you see Jack putting a bottle in to the sack. His hands are now empty, but when it cuts he suddenly has a new bottle in his hand which he puts in to the sack.
Continuity mistake: When Locke is about to leave to go search for Claire and Charlie, Michael stops him to talk. Locke throws the backpack over his right shoulder, but in the next close-up it's swung over his left (not a flipped shot).
Continuity mistake: When Sayid steps into the trap, in the close-up of his feet he removes his right foot, and the left remains on the ground, inside the closing rope. However, in the next shot as he's lifted in the air, it's his right leg that is caught up in the trap.
Continuity mistake: When the entire camp is heading up to the radio tower they head up the beach with the water on their right side. After the title screen shows they are walking with the water on their left side. They are going in the opposite direction as before.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the scene in the gym of the mental hospital when Hurley and Dave talk, in the background there is a guy sitting on the floor in a yoga-like position. His exact location changes between shots, as you can tell by the ground-lines. First he sits on the red line, next to where the blue and the yellow lines cross, then he sits about 5 feet further to the right, and finally he is back exactly on the same spot as in the beginning.
Continuity mistake: When John loses his voice, he uses a pad to communicate with Charlie. He writes "I need you to stand guard" in one scene and later shows the same message to Charlie. In the second scene, although it is supposed to be the same message, guard is misspelled "gaurd."
Continuity mistake: When Sayid speaks to CIA Agent Melissa Cole after Essam's death, in the first shot the body laden stretcher is wheeled to the vehicle and the back door is opened. When Agent Cole says, "Plane ticket and walking around money," in the background the stretcher is gone and the door is closed. But when Sayid asks, "What happens to his body?" the stretcher reappears as the body is being put into the open back door.
Continuity mistake: When Sayid opens the lid of the compass to show Jack, in the close-up, all of Sayid's fingernails are short and trimmed, yet, in previous and following shots (including next episode "Special") some of his fingernails (such as the thumbs) are very long again. This occurs in many other episodes, such as "Exodus 2".
Continuity mistake: Episode 3-17: Juliet is shown crawling out of the sub. You see a side street where she is crawling over an uneven area to a dock about four feet away from her. When the shot pulls back, the dock is nowhere near her - she was crawling on a different dock.
Continuity mistake: In season 2, episode 5, Jin and Mr. Eko are searching for Michael. Jin gets attacked by a boar and rolls down a hill to find the corpse of Goodwin. In this scene they are in the middle of the jungle. Two epiosdes later ("The Other 48 Days"), when Ana-Lucia confronts Goodwin they are on top of a mountain without trees surrounding them. This is confirmed in Juliets flashbacks in later seasons when Ben takes her to see Goodwins body.
Continuity mistake: After picking up Eddy the hitchhiker, John and his passenger can be seen driving through a compound. As they drive through the compound, a passenger can be seen in John's pick-up truck. The scene just before they arrive at the sweat lodge, there is no passenger. Once they arrive at the sweat lodge, a passenger exits the pick-up truck.
Continuity mistake: As Locke stabs Jack's neck in their final battle, the wound is visible, above the neck line of his shirt. Once the rain stops and Jack speaks of his plan and kisses Kate, the wound is missing for the entire scene. The wound reappears on his neck during Jack's scene with Hurley and Ben at the cave opening. During the final sequence as Jack lies down and closes his eyes, the wound is visible in most shots, but in the final two wide shots, the dry blood make-up appears to be coming off and once again there is no neck wound.
Continuity mistake: At the end, when we see Ben lighting a candle with a matchstick in the cathedral during the entering of Eloise, he puts out the matchstick so we see that the flame is gone. In the next shot, the flame is back and Ben is doing exactly the same thing, but we see it from another view.
Continuity mistake: Ses. 5, ep. 5, "This Place Is Death". When Daniel is telling Charlotte that he has a plan, and explains, "When we were back at the hatch, I talked to Desmond", he places his left hand on top of his right, holding Charlotte's hand between them (seen at bottom of the screen). When the angle changes to a shot above his shoulder, his left hand is suddenly back under Charlotte's head, with no time to move between shots.
Continuity mistake: In the very beginning of the pilot episode, Jack runs out of the jungle. He looks around and hears distant screams. While he is looking around, you can see through the bushes that there is nothing but beach on the other side. But when he turns around, the entire beach just on the other side of that bush is filled with wreckage. The wreckage would have been visible from the other side of the bush had it been there.
Continuity mistake: In the scene just after John Locke's teenage mother runs from the hospital room, the nurse converses with the grandmother. You can see her put a cigarette to her mouth with visible lipstick stains on the wrong end of the cigarette, possibly from previous takes.
Continuity mistake: In the replay of Sawyer meeting up with Jin, Jack, Kate, and Hurley, Sawyer takes his glasses off with his left hand. After the scene cuts to Kate and back, Sawyer is now taking his glasses off with his right hand. Not only that, but during that scene in the previous episode, he only took his glasses off with his right hand.
Continuity mistake: When Libby kisses Hurley at the cliff, there is a strand of Libby's hair which you can see hanging freely over her left cheek when the camera is on Hurley. When the camera is on Libby you see the same strand pinched between their heads. Then as the camera switches back on Hurley the strand hangs freely again. It's not possible that this happened only through the force of wind as their heads are stuck together quite tightly throughout the whole kiss.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sayid and Shannon are talking over the map and Shannon leaves, Sayid has his head resting against his hand with his fingers in his hair in the close up. When the shot changes his fingers are not in his hair, then when it changes back to a close up, they are again.
Continuity mistake: In the first minute of the episode when Sayid finds the wire on the beach, his left pant leg is not torn. When he follows the wire into the jungle, just before he trips Danielle's trap, the left leg of his pants is already torn, in exactly the place where the branch will stab him.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Eko is walking up to the church and the woman tells him if he buys a statue the money will pay for a polio vaccine for the village, he is wearing an earring in his right ear. Once inside the church talking to his brother, his is wearing the earring in his left ear.
Continuity mistake: When Miles is sent to deliver "the package" (i.e. the dead body) to Dr. Chang, after the body is taken out of the van, Miles is seen closing the door to the back of the van. After a return from a flash forward and back to 1977, the door to the back of the van is open again.
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Continuity mistake: Season 6, episode 8 "The Package": When Charles Widmore hands Jin the camera and tells him to turn it on, the lens is already out, therefore the camera is already on. When the shot cuts away you can hear him turning the camera on and the motor extending the lens.
Continuity mistake: Penny's letter to Desmond changes as he reads it. The text stays the same, but the handwriting and position of the words on the page change between the two shots where you can see the letter from the front. Also, for the audience the letter is read aloud with Penny's voice. Interesting is the fact that there is one sentence omitted: "Sorry to be so dramatic, but these are dramatic times, are they not?" (You can read this sentence in both "versions" of the letter though).