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.
Revealing mistake: After Sawyer jumps into the water to retrieve the rudder, Michael tosses him the rope then shouts, "Tie it around the rudder and we'll pull you in." Three shots later, in Sawyer's close-ups, mountains are visible at the right of the screen, whereas in the previous and following consecutive shots they are surrounded only by water at this point in time.
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!
Visible crew/equipment: As the "rescue" boat nears the raft with Jin, Sawyer, Michael and Walt, it has a spotlight shining on the four aboard the raft. That spotlight is the only light source in the area, yet the boat is bathed in bright light from behind, which also reflects in the boat's pole.
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.