NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Designated Target - S5-E8

Corrected entry: The episode deals with the murder of a Navy admiral and the cab driver transporting him through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. Late in the episode, the investigators try to get a lead on another cab driver by tapping into the records from taxi meters. The problem is, DC cabs don't yet have meters. Congress banned them in 1933, but legislation passed this year now gives the DC government authority to install meters. And in fact, just days before this episode aired in Nov 2007, DC's mayor announced plans to switch from the zone system to meters by April 2008.

Correction: Could have been a Maryland or Virginia cab if the ride originated out of DC.

Bikini Wax - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When Tony brags about how much his tie costs, Kate comments that it's no secret how much Tony makes because they all work together. But in "The Truth Is Out There" in season 1, Tony refuses to share how much he makes, claiming it is a personal detail.

Cubs Fan

Correction: Some time has passed since that episode so there is no reason Caitlin could not have found out in the time since.

A Demon

Caught on Tape - S2-E15

Corrected entry: When McGee finds the baseball bat in the woods, he's bare-handed. In the next shot, he's wearing latex gloves on both hands.


Jean G

Correction: McGee finds the bat then calls for DiNozzo. There is a cut in time before the next shot when DiNozzo is there. Enough time to place some latex gloves on.

A Demon

Call of Silence - S2-E7

Corrected entry: About halfway through, they start investigating for fellow Marines who fought with a suspect in the Pacific. One them had died of a heart attack recently after getting a pair of aces. Dinozzo says he doubled down on them and got two queens for double blackjack. You don't double down on aces, you split them to get one card on each. If you doubled down, you would get only one card and it would be only one hand. A queen would have given him 12-22, which would be a 12.

terry s

Correction: There is nothing to say DiNozzo is an expert at cards. He simply made a mistake (as is often shown). Not a movie mistake.

A Demon

Missing - S1-E20

Corrected entry: When Tony says he thinks he's going to throw up, Gibbs tells him to roll his window down. The window is visibly already down.


Cubs Fan

Correction: The window is half open, not enough to stick your head out and be sick.

A Demon

Sub Rosa - S1-E7

Corrected entry: In one scene, McGee asks DiNozzo what Abby looks like. But jut a few minutes earlier, McGee saw her when Gibbs and his team videoconferenced with her.

Cubs Fan

Correction: A video screen doesn't give a good representation of what someone looks like. Especially since the the camera is at a distant and facial features are not obvious.

A Demon

Detour - S10-E16

Corrected entry: When Palmer has shot the bad guy chasing Ducky and himself, and after he empties the clip of the Beretta (although it could be a Taurus, as they are almost identical), he continues to pull the trigger and you can hear clicks as though the hammer is being actuated. With semi-automatic weapons such as these the slide cocks the hammer from gas expansion as the shell casing is ejected from the gun. Once the clip is empty, the slide remains open (as is seen in the scene), the hammer is left in a retracted position, and the trigger is disengaged. The trigger cannot be pulled, the hammer does not move, and therefore no sound can be made.



Correction: The Beretta is a double action automatic handgun and can be dry fired without the slide cycling. The trigger can cock and fire the hammer in one pull.

Jet Lag - S7-E13

Corrected entry: While Tony, Ziva and their witness are on the plane viewing Tony's Paris photos, a man (a steward?) walks across the scene (in the background). He is walking across the width of the plane, looking down the aisle, at a normal walking pace that would smack him into the wall three feet in front of him. It's apparent that there must be an opening in that wall he's aiming for, as there would be on a set.


Correction: This mistake entry uses the assumption that the person continues walking. Personally, I can stop walking within one step even when I am looking down. I can't see why this person can't do the same.


Legend: Part 2 - S6-E23

Corrected entry: Tony enters NCIS, and Ziva informs him that Gibbs wants them in MTAC. As they reach the lobby, Tony, who is holding a mocha soy latte (probably a venti), is informed that drinks are forbidden in MTAC, so he gifts a passerby with it. However, in many previous episodes, both Gibbs and the previous Director, Jenny Shepard, have enjoyed their caffeine-laced coffees while reposing in the comfortable seating in MTAC.

Correction: The Director can do whatever she wants to do, Gibbs does what he wants even if it is not allowed, and Ziva LOVES to mess with Tony. Besides liquids are probably at least frowned upon in a high tech area.


Show generally

Corrected entry: Gibbs will break a mobile phone (generally in the office), and be given a brand new one by Tony. No one ever notes the new number or passes it on to those who need to know it, but Gibbs can still be called by anyone, especially from their speed dial.


Correction: It can be safely assumed that the number is distributed off camera. It's not necessary to show them giving out a new number. Besides, it's also possible to assign and activate the same number to more than one phone.


Royals & Loyals - S8-E4

Corrected entry: The uniform worn by the gentleman claiming to be a Royal Marine (later revealed as an MI6 agent), has two mistakes. His "Sam Browne", the leather straps worn over his number 2 dress, (Khaki uniform), should be brown, not black. Also, on his shoulder where his designation of rank is. Here it is made of cloth, it should be a metal crown. Strange the "British Navy" crew did not notice this.


Correction: Wouldn't this be a plot point then? Someone pretending to be a Royal Marine and got it wrong. Errors made by characters are exactly that, Character Mistakes.


Murder 2.0 - S6-E6

Corrected entry: In "Murder 2.0," Abby is asked if she has ever been to California. She replies just once. But several seasons before, she mentions that she and her family went to Disneyland often to laugh at the way tourists dress.

Correction: [This is a character mistake].


Yankee White - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the episode, when Gibbs and Todd leave the toilet cubicle, she tells him of the problem in the press section and starts towards it. He tells her to cover the president. He had no way of knowing that the Secret Service had left the President unprotected.

Correction: No he would not know, but he told Todd to cover the President so the President will have more protection other then the men that were already there.

Angel of Death - S4-E24

Corrected entry: When La Grenouille is in the plane looking at the photos of Tony and Dr. Jeanne Benoit, he questions his associate as they discuss hurting her to get to Tony. At the end, we discover that La Grenouille is Jeanne's father. It doesn't make sense that he would sit there calmly while someone threatens his daughter.


Correction: He is an international terroist who wants dirt on NCIS and needs someone to blackmail. He knows the guy wont really hurt his daughter but just enough to try and get Tony to work for him.

Chimera - S5-E6

Corrected entry: If the ship is that top secret that the Navy commander had to get permission from his superiors to brief the director of NCIS on the ship, its mission, and what it might be carrying, there is NO WAY, NO HOW that the United States Navy would allow an Israeli Mossad agent on board that ship.

Correction: Well, considering the fact that Ziva is an NCIS agent, they probably overlooked the fact that she is Mossad and let her on. (Or the commander might not have known that she was Mossad.).

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