Factual error: Nick tells fellow vampire Aristotle, "You still owe me for that time at the Battle of Hastings." Nick was brought across in 1228, or so the intro told us every week. The Battle of Hastings, as any British school kid knows, was fought in 1066, over 100 years before Nick's mortal birth.
Continuity mistake: The blood stains on Nick's white turtleneck are lighter, then darker, then lighter again, and migrate to different positions, both during his fight with LaCroix in the abattoir, and throughout the hospital scenes afterward.
00:10:15 - 00:19:30Jean G
Plot hole: When the two henchmen who break into Nick's loft to kill Lisa are captured, the case is closed. But the two thugs were reporting back to a boss who wasn't caught, and who surely would have sent more hitmen after Lisa. So the case shouldn't have been closed.
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Plot hole: Nat thinks Nick is becoming more human because he can see himself in the mirror, and he replies, "Only sometimes." This line contradicts series canon, as "Forever Knight" did not adhere to the vampires-don't-appear-in-mirrors cliché. Nick was seen to reflect very nicely, in fact, every time he passed a mirror, and not just "sometimes."
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Plot hole: Near the end, a cop comes to tell Schanke that an explosion has been reported at Nick's place. But neither of the two intruders uses any explosives. One shoots his way in through a door and the other breaks in through a skylight. Neither makes enough noise for the disturbance to be called an explosion.
Factual error: As the creepy "Nightcrawler," master vampire LaCroix taunts Nick via his CERK radio broadcasts, which Nick listens to on his Cadillac's car radio. Except, CERK's studio sign says it's an FM station. And Nick's Caddy, supposedly a '62, still has its factory radio (we get lots of good close-ups of that), which in 1962 was strictly AM. So how was he receiving LaCroix's station?
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Factual error: Though she wore medical smocks and occasionally a baseball cap to hold back her hair, Natalie was never correctly attired when she performed her autopsies. In fact, she usually worked with her hair loose and hanging down over the corpse, which may have made her look prettier, but is a serious breach of forensic etiquette that could contaminate the evidence. Even the best-coiffed coroners still have to wear sterile caps and gear.
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Continuity mistake: Schanke calls Nick to tell him they've found Mrs. Hedges' body, and says, "They cut her throat, man." We even see a brief shot of the bloodied corpse. But later in the morgue, Nick says, "She was asphyxiated, right?" and Nat agrees. The corpse on the autopsy table now appears to have an intact throat. So, which way did Mrs. Hedges die?
00:22:15 - 00:38:10Jean G
Revealing mistake: The flashbacks to 1228 in this episode portray some of the same events - Janette seducing Nick, LaCroix making Nick a vampire - that are also shown in "Dark Knight." But here, Nick, Janette and LaCroix are all wearing completely different costumes.
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Factual error: The murder victims, all Catholic, are specifically said to have "all worn crucifixes." But the jewelry Nat hands Nick as evidence, the cross that burns his hand and the necklace Magda later gives him are all plain crosses, not crucifixes. (The former is unadorned; the latter has a Christ figure on it.)
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Revealing mistake: When Schanke, in a huff, packs up his treasures and moves out of Nick's loft, he kicks the box of his belongings into the freight elevator, then gets in and closes the door. If you watch closely, you can see the cord of his duck lamp caught under the door, where it stays even after the elevator supposedly begins its descent.
00:31:55 - 00:34:55Jean G
Factual error: Nick tells Nat about his past life as an assistant professor in the U.S., and refers to himself as "a certain indigenous vampire." Nick wasn't indigenous (native) to either the US or Canada, where the show was set. He came from Brabant, now part of Belgium. They were probably trying for "itinerant" (wandering), which would accurately describe Nick's long life.
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Factual error: Nat's god-daughter Cynthia Luce is buried within a few days of her murder with an elaborate headstone already in place. (In reality, headstones take months to produce.) But the wrong name is carved on the stone. It reads "In memory of Cynthia Lambert."
Revealing mistake: It wasn't supposed to be in shot, but the camera accidentally caught the stuffed caterpillar toy perched on Nat's desk in the coroner's lab. It was there because nursing mom Catherine Disher had her new baby nearby on set. Fans wondered, though, why the single, childless Nat would keep baby toys in the morgue.
Continuity mistake: In the flashback to 1228, Nick's just-awakened sister Fleur has her hair down over her ears, and is wearing a white night dress that covers her to the neck. Cut to a close-up and her hair is pulled back to reveal pierced earrings (unlikely in 1228, and did she sleep with them on?), and she's suddenly in a bare-shouldered gown instead of her night dress.
Plot hole: The insertion of a musical sequence used to fill extra time in this episode creates a plot problem. It's spliced in between Nick's urgent plea for Nat to stall the autopsy and his rescuing the bound and gagged Rebecca, and unfortunately makes it appear that in that interval, Nick simply went home, played music and sat in his loft window brooding, ignoring the case altogether.
Continuity mistake: Nick and Schanke are interrogating a murder suspect and disagreeing about whether or not she did the deed. They leave the interview room together, and Nick's hair completely changes styles as he walks out of the room. On the inside of the door, it's combed down over his forehead and rather "fluffy." The minute he exits on the other side of the door, it's brushed back and slicked down.
Revealing mistake: Mt. Vesuvius is erupting and LaCroix's villa is collapsing around him. But while the ground "shakes," statuary falls over and the walls cave in, look closely at the fountain/pool in the center of the room. There's not a drop splashing out of it. In fact, the water's surface is smooth as glass.
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Plot hole: Bullets, which have been passing harmlessly through Nick for two whole seasons, suddenly do him great injury here. And though he's taken to surgery, the bullet lodged in his head is never removed. It's still there on the latest x-ray when LaCroix arrives to "consult" with the doctor.
Deliberate mistake: At the end, a line apparently cut earlier creates slight confusion. Nick says to Nat, "When LaCroix asked you why?" (why save vampires). In the earlier scene as shown, the elusive LaCroix spoke only briefly to Nat in the lab, and never asked her that question.
Continuity mistake: When Sean sneaks back into the night club owner's office, we can see as he enters that there is no one in the left-hand side of the room. Yet, as Sean sits down at the desk, Walken somehow emerges from the left corner, which we have just seen was empty a moment before.
Plot hole: At the Precinct after the second spa incident, Captain Stonetree refers to "two unexplained reflex murders in one night." But the first victim survived the attack - so there was only one murder, not two. A little worse than a simple character mistake, since he's the police captain and knows the case. Schanke gets it right later, when he says, "One murder and one attempted murder."
Plot hole: In the morgue, Nick tells Nat that vampires disappear when they die. Not so in this series. "Forever Knight's" vampires, defying old movie clichés, remained stubbornly intact when staked, making Nick's statement here a glaring contradiction of canon.
Plot hole: In a major violation of series canon, this episode ends with the vampire doggie (a silly enough premise to begin with) bringing its owner across, a process previously established as complex enough to be far beyond even the smartest canine's capabilities.
Continuity mistake: While the doctor is playing the tape for Reese, Nick and Tracy, the Toronto Leafs hockey team coffee cup on Reese's desk is sitting with the leaf logo turned away from the camera and the hockey player art showing. A few shots later, though Reese isn't drinking any coffee and hasn't touched it, the cup turns itself so the leaf logo is now visible. A little later, it's turned back again.
Character mistake: Nick asks Janette if she's ever turned anyone else into a vampire - an odd question, considering the fact that he already knows she has. He was there when she brought the baroness across in the 18th Century flashback sequence for "If Looks Could Kill." It's even odder that Janette tells him she's never done it, since she knows that Nick knows she has. Apparently, the only one not in the know here was the scriptwriter.
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Factual error: At the end, Nick recites the "you have the right to remain silent" spiel to Rita as he arrests her. Suspects in Canada, where this show is set, are not "read their rights." That's a U.S. law (the Miranda Act) and it isn't observed north of the border.
Revealing mistake: When Robert is shot, the car blowing up in the alley is sort of half an explosion, abruptly curtailed. Severely cold weather during shooting literally froze the cameras and left only a few seconds of usable footage. That snippet is repeated for effect, but the explosion still looks "cut off" because it is.
Revealing mistake: At the episode's end, the sharp, moving background of nighttime Toronto from the top of the CN Tower suddenly shifts to a still, blurry (and glaringly obvious) matte image. The scene was partly shot atop the actual tower, but because high winds and sway made the location too dangerous, it was abandoned, and the bulk of the scene had to be shot in studio and processed.
Plot hole: In the underground bunker, Nick demands to know why the vampires in Vietnam are feeding on the children "when there are so many dead up there". Yet later in this same episode (as well as at other times in the series), it's stated that "Forever Knight's" vampires can't drink from the dead.
00:20:35 - 00:27:40Jean G
Factual error: At the very end, Bridget Hellman is buried with a fully-engraved headstone in one just one day's time (which happens only in tv & movies: the process takes months in real life... er, death). She also spontaneously returns as a vampire without being "brought across," a violation of series canon, and she comes back mysteriously sporting 3 times more hair than she had as a mortal.
Factual error: The cop who arrests Nick reads him his Miranda rights ("You have the right to remain silent," etc.) But "Forever Knight" is set in Toronto. At last report, Toronto rather resolutely insists upon remaining in the sovereign nation of Canada, where the Miranda Act, a U.S. Federal law, is not observed.
Factual error: The supposed ballerina in this episode's flashback to 19th century France is not employing any real ballet steps or arm movements. All she's doing on stage is standing still and waving her arms in the air, performing something that looks rather more like semaphore than ballet.
Continuity mistake: The wooden plank with which Alexandra impales Nick completely changes angles (from flat side tilted left to flat side tilted right) between the time it strikes him and the time he pulls it out. It also appears to "grow" an inch or so wider than it was before.
00:39:00 - 00:40:25Jean G
Continuity mistake: The flashbacks here contradict series canon. Nick's victim, Amaya, is shown to have been bitten (by him) several times. In every other instance, unless he had multiple captive ladies to "sip" from, Nick's bite was fatal in one go. In fact, it was a major recurring plot point that Nick "couldn't stop."
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Plot hole: Because he has no discernible vital signs, the wounded Nick is declared dead in the hospital. When he revives, he's rushed into surgery, where he'd surely have been reattached to a monitor. Somehow, though, no one on the medical staff notices that their patient still has no normal pulse or heartbeat.
Continuity mistake: The godfather's thugs storm Nick's loft and riddle him with bullets. We actually see the bullets coming out of his back, leaving holes in the back of the vest he wears. But when the "vamped out" Nick turns around to face the camera, there are no bullet holes in the front of his vest.
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