NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Phoenix - S10-E3

Revealing mistake: When Gibbs is about to leave his basement to go and see the buyer, the camera pans along the floor next to a wooden plank. As the camera moves along it's shadow can be seen moving over the wood. (00:27:10)

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Hiatus: Part 1 - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: When DiNozzo is watching the ship through the binoculars at the beginning, the film is run in reverse. The sailor smoking on the deck is the giveaway, as the smoke he's blowing is going into his mouth. (00:00:15)

Lost Time - S16-E23

Revealing mistake: When Gibbs' flip phone started ringing, and he flipped it open to answer it, for the brief second, in the closeup shot of the flip phone, the screen on the phone says "No Service" despite receiving an incoming call.


Cracked - S8-E6

Revealing mistake: When crossing the street the victim puts her hands on the hood of the car. If you look closely you will see the hood has prints on it from multiple takes. (00:00:15)

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Handle with Care - S15-E16

Revealing mistake: Right at the start, in the tight closeup just as Sweeney squeezes the trigger, "Replica Independent Studio Services Sunland, CA" can be seen engraved on the prop weapon. ISS is a supplier of props for production studios. (00:00:10)

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Saviors - S13-E8

Revealing mistake: When Abby and Palmer tell Gibbs about General Gadet, Palmer notes that Ellie has been trying to find his last location, and Ellie replies, "Which I think I have and something more." Then Ellie walks over to Gibbs with her laptop to show him the NSA intel report about General Gadet. The problem is the first sentence of the NSA report reads, "Which I think I have and something more," which was Ellie's reply in the dialogue, and a few lines down are three paragraphs of nonsensical filler text. (00:31:00)

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Blood Brothers - S13-E10

Revealing mistake: While Ellie and George are in the attic, Ellie uses her laptop to access contact info and gets Richard Doogan's DOD military service record. There's a closeup of the laptop screen as she begins to read aloud, but the problem is part of the paragraph reads, "And he's only a few hours away in Kansas..." and especially "I need to update Gibbs" which are Ellie's lines in the dialogue with her brother. (00:16:45)

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Mind Games - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When O'Neill starts taking Polaroid photos of Cassidy in the barn, Cassidy's blouse is properly buttoned up, but the second photo O'Neill takes shows Cassidy's blouse is being held together with a large safety pin, then the buttons are intact again. (00:39:10)

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South by Southwest - S6-E17

Revealing mistake: At the crime scene we see Gibbs making notes on his notepad prior to Ducky calling him over. When he's looking at the business card you can see his notes in his notepad. However his notes are all just random lines and squiggles. It's not the case that he's made notes for himself in his own writing style. (00:04:00)

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Gibbs: I heard you quit, Agent Todd.
Kate Todd: Happy news travels fast. Yes, I resigned. It was the right thing to do.
Gibbs: Yep. Pull that crap at NCIS, I won't give you a chance to resign.
Kate Todd: Is that a job offer?

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Chosen answer: "Policing your brass", means to pick up your expended shell casings, after firing your rifle, or pistol.


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