Bones

The X in the File - S5-E11

Factual error: The Roswell, New Mexico sheriff forces Bones to examine the body because it was found in his jurisdiction. But later in the episode, we learn that the body was found 2 kilometers from the border of Mexico. Roswell is not even in a county on the border of New Mexico much less one that borders Mexico. In fact the closest border to Roswell between the US and Mexico would be in Texas - hours drive away. The Roswell sheriff would have no jurisdiction.

Myridon
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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the funeral, Bones places a rose on top of several other roses on the coffin of the murder victim. When the victim's parents approach the coffin to place their rose on it, most of the roses have vanished. (00:39:05)

Jeff Walker

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Factual error: Near the end, the gang is using Luminol to check for blood on neighbourhood signs. Luminol won't work in broad daylight, they should have used blue light filtering lens to enhance its visibility.

DavidRTurner

The Boy with the Answer - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: It is the evidentiary hearing, all characters are put on the witness stand so you get to see what all of them are wearing. The trial starts the next day and lasts at least three days, but when they are in court at the end of the trial for the reading of the verdict for the gravedigger they all have the exact same outfits on as the day of the evidentiary hearing.

dmah

The Man in the Fallout Shelter - S1-E9

Character mistake: Hodgins is talking to Bones and says something about Goodman not being able to see his family and Zach not being able to see his kids. Goodman has kids, Zach was going to visit his family, not the other way around.

The Man in the Fallout Shelter - S1-E9

Plot hole: At first the victim (Careful Lionel) is described as not returning to pick up his new shirt in November 1958, and possessing love letters dated from 1957 through early winter (November) 1958. Booth reports the fallout shelter where Lionel's body was discovered was sealed in 1958. Later Lionel is described as reported missing by his boss in January 1960, and the illegitimate child he fathered was born in 1960 as well. That would mean his boss didn't notice he was gone for over a year, and his pregnant girlfriend was with child for at least 14 months.

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: In the opening shot of the episode they show a plane landing at an airport, and it say Dulles International Airport on the screen. There is even a nice shot of the US Capitol building in the background, the problem is that Dulles Airport is about 25 miles from Washington, if the shot is real it was filmed at Reagan National Airport. (00:00:10)

pross79
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The Skull in the Desert - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Booth and Bones are driving to tell Angela that her boyfriend is dead, the scenery behind Booth jumps suddenly mid shot. Initially the scene is of a wide plain, then suddenly a mountain range appears. This scene was obviously shot on a sound stage, with the scenic background being projected onto screens around the vehicle, an old trick in movie making. It seems that somebody mistimed the loop of the tape they were using. (00:12:30)

roboc

The Woman in Limbo - S1-E22

Other mistake: Hodges and Angie find a piece of paper buried with Bones' mother and they tell Bones that the date of the movie is September 22,1993. The ticket has two dates, September 22,1993 and in two different places it says April 22,1993. The Fugitive was released August 6th,1993.

The Graft in the Girl - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Bones goes to open the vent on the wall in the mortuary while standing on the coffin, the shot from inside the grate shows her taking a step up and being exactly at head height for it. Only problem is that in the shot previous to this she was significantly short of the grate, and there was nothing on the coffin lid for her to step up onto.

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The Graft in the Girl - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Angela asks to see the girl's drawing, in the shot from the girl's perspective as she hands the pad over, the painting's quite small in the centre of the page. When it then cuts to Angela's point of view it takes up nearly the whole page. (00:02:45)

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The Critic in the Cabernet - S4-E25

Factual error: Temperance Brennan is examining the bones of the victim and mentions she wants to have a baby. She starts examining the tibia, mentions the she wants to have a baby, then says "capitulum" while still looking at the tibia. In actuality, the capitulum is on the distal epiphysis of the humerus, not the tibia. (00:06:25)

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: We can see crew reflected in Hodgins' car door as he arrives at the crime scene. (00:20:20)

DavidRTurner
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Mummy in the Maze - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Booth shoots the kidnapper through a door, creating a hole. This hole vanishes when Brennan walks out the door with Megan.

ployp

The Proof in the Pudding - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: At the end when Booth is hugging Brennan after the bone sinks, Brennan's hands go from being clenched to being open to being clenched again.

Boobra

Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene the victim's right hand is by the car shifter when the bomb explodes, but when Booth and Brennan first get to the van, the right hand is melted onto the steering wheel. (00:00:50 - 00:01:35)

The Girl in Suite 2103 - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Angela and Hodges are working out the size of the silhouette on the wall, as Angela says "which I deny", she's got a relatively serious look on her face. We then cut to a shot from the other side of her, and she's suddenly smiling.

Jon Sandys Premium member

The Superhero in the Alley - S1-E12

Factual error: Booth is supposed to be a (former) Army sniper. Military personnel chosen to be snipers are expert shooters. At the young mans grave, Booth places a sharpshooter badge on the boys casket. Being a sniper, Booth should be an expert and, as such, should have placed an expert badge instead of a sharpshooter. (Rifle and Pistol sharpshooter badges in rank lowest to highest: marksman, sharpshooter, then expert.)

Shannon Jackson

Mother and Child in the Bay - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Bones and Booth are driving in his SUV talking about Abraham in the Bible, you can see that Bones' side window is lowered almost all the way down, but her hair is perfectly still and not being blown around as it normally would be.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Zac is taking photos of the bones, the shot is flipped. Note the logo and writings on his jacket. (00:07:10)

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