Plot hole: In this episode, the Duboises make such a big deal about Ariel being old enough to finally learn to drive. However, two episodes previously ("Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead") Ariel drove to school with Joe, and Joe complimented her on her prowess.
Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up? - S6-E14
Plot hole: Joe says that he and Allison told people they conceived Ariel on the weekend of their wedding, even though they knew that Allison was about five weeks pregnant at that time. In episode 6.15 the plot is all about how Allison is expecting Ariel and there is a lot of talk of how she is their first child and they can't tell anyone about it because they aren't married yet. But in the season two episode "Sweet Child O' Mine" it was revealed that they were going to have a baby once before Ariel, a boy they were going to name Brian, but that Allison miscarried.
Suggested correction: What exactly is the point. She was pregnant and miscarried. So? That's not a mistake.
Continuity mistake: Bridget doesn't seem to be aging as she should. In the first season Joe and Allison talk about their '6 year old' and she doesn't have any friends, Ariel is 9 and Marie is a baby. Rolling on to season 4 - Ariel is 14/15, Bridget is 9 (the episode when she's talking to the credit card guy Mr Reshmi - Joe tells him off for speaking for 10 minutes to a 9 year old). So, my point is - it appears five years have passed - Ariel has gone from 9 to 14/15 and Bridget is 9 - that's only 3 years. Marie was approximately a year old or so in the first season and appears to be 3 or 4 in season 4. It would make sense if Bridget were only 4 in the first season and five years later would be 9 but she's mentioned as being a six year old when the teacher tells Joe and Allison that she doesn't have any friends at school And Then meets Bobby Le Shell. Please correct me if I'm wrong as I'd love to hear an explanation for this.
Suggested correction: The age makes sense because Ariel is around 11 in the first season.
No, Ariel is 9. It's explicitly spoken in the dialogue.
Other mistake: In the two scenes that occur at Lucky's base in Iraq, it is quite obvious the writers did not do much research about the Army in Iraq now, or the Army in general. Alcohol is not allowed on any US base anywhere in the Middle East during the current conflict, and this is true for all branches of the military. Even if Lucky did manage to procure contraband alcohol, he would not drink it openly, because an MP would arrest him within minutes. If he appeared in his Sergeant's tent drunk, he would be arrested, and severely disciplined, probably demoted. No one on a US base would be known as a habitual drunk, because anyone found drunk more than once would be either sent back to the states for rehab, or dishonorably discharged. Also, in the US Army, Sergeants are never addressed as "Sir." This is one of the very first things a new recruit learns at Basic Training, and it is drilled into him. It is extraordinarily unlikely that a soldier would slip up and call a sergeant "Sir" once, let alone repeatedly, as Lucky's buddy does. After the first time, the Sergeant would correct him.
Still Life - S2-E9
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Van Gogh starts painting blue circles "on" our TV screen (this is the 3D episode). The three circles are big and touch each other. Next shot, seen from a standard point of view, you see him getting back up and the canvas is still on the floor: the circles are smaller and quite far apart.
Continuity mistake: Maggie says she was born in 1959, but her mother was committed to the asylum in November 1958, when her daughter was eight months old.
Still Life - S2-E9
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the DA and the deputy mayor are talking outside the DA's office (after she is found sitting in his office with the artist's dad), the deputy mayor closes the door when they exit the office. In the following conversation, the door is ajar.
Judge, Jury & Executioner - S2-E7
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where Allison and D.A. Devalos are talking right outside his office, the office door is ajar. During the scene it's closed, and by the end, it's ajar again. Neither character touched the door.
I Married a Mind Reader - S1-E11
Factual error: A nitpicking mistake, but on the set of "I Married a Mind Reader", the front door is a modern steel design. Back in the 60's, front doors were almost always wood (steel doors weren't available until the 1970's or 80's), and the window design would have been larger on a 1960's fan-window wooden door.
Plot hole: It seems strange why Alison and Cynthia Keener don't raise any suspicion with Wheeler's mother after rescuing her daughter Joanna. After Keener finds her and the other missing girl, she says to Alison that the kidnapper had taken them and had been torturing and abusing them for a number of days. However when Alison and Cynthia go to talk with Wheeler's mother about the old kidnapping case (before the two were rescued) the mother states that she has never been kidnapped and had even saw her yesterday. While the mother might not have been aware of her daughter's kidnapping, wouldn't she have been a little perplexed to have found her daughter had been kidnapped and tortured during days she had seen her. Even if this was something that was not shown, why wouldn't Alison and Cynthia (someone who is well trained in kidnappings) find the mother's statement combined with the kidnapping a bit strange.
Continuity mistake: "Heads Will Roll": When Allison meets P.D. on the sidewalk in the rain, when she gets out of her car, the windshield wipers are still running. When you see her car in the background, they are not running and she never shut them off.
Continuity mistake: In Episode 411, "Lady Killen": When Lee Scanlon is in Sensai and the janitor walks him to the kitchen, the doors are push-through doors with no handles on them and with circular windows in them. But when they walk through, the doors are not push-through any more, but have handles on the one side they opened with, and no windows.
Revealing mistake: When Allison is "seeing" the Massey house going up in flames, James flinches when the painting falls off the wall behind him, even though it is only supposed to be happening in Allison's vision.
Factual error: In the scene where the kidnapper is talking to his brother from prison, the payphone cord is too long for a prison payphone. Prisons use a short cord to prevent inmates from strangling someone.
Continuity mistake: In Episode "1-900-LUCKY": When Allison and Michael are sitting at the breakfast table, the orange juice carton arternates between having its cap on and off, depending on the angle of the camera.
Penny for Your Thoughts - S1-E15
Revealing mistake: In the first scene the clock shows an impossible configuration. The hour hand is slightly before the five, and the minute hand is between one and two. If it's about seven minutes after the hour, the hour hand should be slightly past one of the other numbers, not slightly before it. (00:00:24)
Suggested correction: Not sure if this is technically a mistake or not. These clocks run on batteries, and when the battery's time is almost up (no pun intended), the weight of the hands sometimes over-rides the battery's strength to move them properly. This is likely a dying battery that failed to move the hour hand correctly. So while it is 'a mistake', it's part of real life, and not really a 'mistake in the episode'.
In Sickness and Adultery - S1-E5
Continuity mistake: While in the park with her boss, Allison's hair keeps moving between behind her back and in front of her shoulders.
Everything Comes To A Head (3) - S3-E22
Other mistake: The killer is caught by the victim's hand phone recording the murder. The recording begins with the murderer knocking on the door And Then the murder itself. Only problem is the record button wasn't pressed until after the knock on the door.
Continuity mistake: When Allison wakes up from her dream about the murderer, she runs into the kitchen to write down the car's license place on a notepad: 2TH DOC1. However when she holds it up to show Joe, it's smaller written and not across the notepad as she had originally written it.
Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble - S4-E5
Other mistake: In the "Silent film" sequence at the beginning of the episode, the D.A. comes in to take the family's home from them. Allison and the kids gather on the bed, and are supposed to be terrified. However, the actress portraying little Marie begins to laugh at one point. (00:01:02)