Bones

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Continuity mistake: The person responsible for background shots while anyone is in a car driving, is grossly negligent in their continuity. Very rarely do Bones & Booth drive down a street without the background changing rapidly from urban to rural streets, and back. In a Season 1 episode, they're driving through a flat desert, with nothing in the background except scrub - and then suddenly, a mountain appears in the middle of the shot.

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Revealing mistake: The producers have not taken enough generic shots of the places the gang hangs out at; the Royal Diner, & the Founding Fathers. If paying attention (or, watching multiple episodes in a row), one will notice the same people wandering down the street an awful lot! As well, outside the Royal Diner, there's a weird-shaped street corner, that appears to force all traffic in front of the Diner. This would be due to the size of backlot being limited, and certainly doesn't look right.

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Suggested correction: It can't be considered a mistake if the same people are seen frequently or traffic passes by the diner. The show takes place over 12 years. People will often walk past the same places.

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Character mistake: Sweets is a psychologist who deals with the team's problems. However he is constantly shown breaking patient confidentiality by mentioning what has been said in sessions.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: In the opening shot of the episode they show a plane landing at an airport, and it says 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)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Bones asks to get out of the car during their trip from the airport. Booth's SUV parks behind a yellow school bus. When he runs after her, the bus is no where in sight. (00:03:50)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start when Booth is walking after Bones, they walk along and there is no newspaper-stand visible. Camera cuts to in front of the pair and one has appeared in the background that should have been visible in the previous shot. (00:04:10)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Bones asks Zack for water samples and a few other things. When she does we see he has his camera in his left hand. Camera changes and now his camera is in his right hand with no time to swap hands. (00:05:10)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just after Bones has put the skull back together, we see Zac put down a drink and put his hands in his pockets. Camera cuts and one hand is back on the table. (00:12:20)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the director is looking at the 2 photos Booth hands him, there is a shot of the two photos one on top of the other neatly. Camera changes and they are no longer neatly on top of each other. The bottom one is sticking out and should have been visible in the previous shot. (00:18:40)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Booth hands over a couple of photo's to the director about the case they are working on. The director is holding the photos at the bottom in one shot and the top in the next. (00:18:40)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Audio problem: Bones asks Booth if he was any good at being sniper. Booth replies and for the first part of his reply the audio doesn't match his mouth. As the angle changes however, it does match up from that point onwards. (00:32:05)

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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)

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The Man in the SUV - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Booth and Brennan are speaking with the widow explaining that her husband was murdered. Brennan has her arms folded across her chest, when the shot changes and you see her in the mirror her arms are hanging down at her sides, then when it changes back her arms are folded again. (00:15:00)

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The Goop on the Girl - S5-E10

Trivia: When Max and Temperence go out to lunch with Temperence's cousin Margaret, Max comments that the pair are "practically sisters," and later when Margaret meets Booth, Booth asks if she is Bones' sister. The actress playing Margaret is actually Emily Deschanel's sister, Zooey.

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The Woman in the Car - S1-E11

Question: Pickering is interviewing the team from the Jeffersonian. When she gets to Bones, she mentions someone's name and Bones rings a phone number and Pickering is told not to move and all her notes are to be destroyed. What is Bones' relationship to the person Pickering mentioned?

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Chosen answer: Pickering states the name "Juan Guzman" and during the run of the show we are never told who he is, or why Brennan had been in Cuba and met with this Juan Guzman. We don't know if there is any kind of "relationship" between Brennan and Guzman. A bit frustrating, but I like how this short scene shuts down Agent Pickering's entire review, and it hints at Brennan's career history and her level of security clearance.

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Thanks for the clarification. It's been a while since I watched the series start to finish. It also adds to show how much power Brennan actually has.

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