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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 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)

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Harbingers in a Fountain - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Angela is checking the facial recognition, the photos actually stay the same, but just rotate spots.

The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end the amount of chocolate ice cream on Parker's chin keeps changing.

Boobra

The Cinderella in the Cardboard - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Daisy convinces Sweets that she's not cheating on him, her arms move back and forth from his shoulders to around his neck. (00:37:05)

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The Graft in the Girl - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: At 20:13 into the episode, a bunch of victims are shown on the computer screen. If you read their info, several are from Arlington, Virginia. Booth has been trying to find victims from out of state, but says nothing when these come up on the screen. Shortly after this is shown, Hodgins tells him about a victim in Lynchberg, Virginia. He then takes action as the victim is from out of state. He should've noticed the others. (00:20:10)

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The Science in the Physicist - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Episode 4-18, "The Science in the Physicist": when Bones and Booth get trapped in the resonance chamber, the position of Booth's hands over his ears changes back and forth between shots. (00:34:30)

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The Parts in the Sum of the Whole - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Booth and Bones are telling Sweets about their "real first case" together - the case where they actually met for the first time. During this episode, Booth, Bones, and Angela take some evidence to Caroline, and Booth introduces them both (most importantly Brennan) to Caroline. However, in season 1, episode 19, "The Man in the Morgue", (which would have taken place after this initial first meeting) when Brennan is accused of murder in New Orleans, Booth has Caroline fly to NOLA to be Brennan's lawyer, and he introduces the two of them. If they had already been introduced during the first case Booth and Brennan worked on together, they would not have needed to be introduced here; they would have already known one another.

The Man in the Fallout Shelter - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Lisa arrives at the end she puts her hand to her shoulder. Camera cuts and it's by her side. (00:37:20)

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The Man in the Fallout Shelter - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: As Bones gets a breakthrough in the search for Ivy, She grabs the phone from her shoulder and the camera changes for her to repeat the motion. (00:31:00)

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The Science in the Physicist - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Bones finds a spot of damage on the chair (front side, about 4" down from the top edge). Yet later, the chair is without any damage.

DavidRTurner

The Knight on the Grid - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Booth & Bones' taxi gets blown up & flips, the car lands upright, with nothing on the roof except the (now broken) taxi light. Yet when Booth squirms out the driver's side window, there are a few large chunks of asphalt sitting on the roof.

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