Revealing mistake: When Goodwin and Ana Lucia sits down to have a break and Goodwin hands over some fruit to Ana, she says "Where do you think they got it? I mean they're not even wearing shoes", directing to the knife. If you watch in the background you can see a car driving.
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: 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.
Revealing mistake: After Sawyer has been shot with the syringe thing (I'm not sure if Kate had been shot yet) Jack fires his gun five or six times into the jungle. The last few times he fires it there is no flash or any indication that the gun has been fired.
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: 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.
Factual error: The version of Brixton underground station is very lazily reproduced: the 'U' and 'D' of the 'UNDERGROUND' roundel have been the same size as the rest of the word since before Brixton station was built; the white circle is not part of the roundel; the station appears to be accessed through a plate-glass window; there is no reason for a black cab to be parked at the side of the road; also, the cars are all parked along the right-hand side of the road, which they would never be in the UK.
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.
Revealing mistake: As several camera angles show, Sawyer's makeshift stretcher was made by drilling multiple holes in the upper frame struts, through which was threaded rope made from dried roots or vines. The cast who supposedly constructed it were not carrying power drills among their primitive implements.
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.
Revealing mistake: In Season 2, Episode 18 - Dave: When Ana Lucia is threatening "Henry Gale" in the hatch cell; every time he moves and his makeshift shirt slips, you can see a line on his right upper arm where they applied make-up. Apparently he's wearing makeup on all the exposed parts of his face and neck to make him look sunburned, exposed to the elements etc. This is not just a normal suntan line, as his shirt wouldn't normally fall down that much out in the open and he's been inside for days now.
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.
Add timeSuper Grover
Plot hole: Sawyer pulls the bullet out with his bare hands, we are led to believe, through the cut the bullet made. When you are shot, the flesh immediately seals up, meaning you would need a knife or something like that to get it out. Sawyer only had the gun, as he could not have hidden the knife AND the gun.
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.
Add timeSam Johnson
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: 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 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.
Factual error: The prison Desmond is released from looks nothing like any British prison, let alone the British military prison (the "Glasshouse"), which is more of a training camp than a traditional prison. The guards wear no cap badges on their berets (all British service personnel wear cap badges) and their berets are worn almost vertically on their heads, whereas British berets are pulled hard to the right. The NCO who releases him is credited as a "master sergeant" in the episode credits - an American rank which has never been used in the British Army.
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 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 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: 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).
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