Criminal Minds

A Real Rain - S1-E17

Character mistake: In the initial meeting at FBI headquarters, the agents mention the Zodiac killer. Gideon says about him "Yeah, and he killed for 30 years without being caught." In actuality, the Zodiac's known victims were killed between 1966 and 1970. In letters to the public, Zodiac claimed responsibility for several other murders (most of which were solved without being attributed to Zodiac), but no later than 1974. Gideon's statement was off by at least 22 years.

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In Heat - S3-E17

Character mistake: When Morgan looks up Charlie Luvet's car GPS map history, the last address reads "11257 Palmdale Drive," but when Morgan phones Hotchner with the address he says, "11257 Palm Drive."

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Super Grover

Profiler, Profiled - S2-E12

Character mistake: Derek Morgan says that he discovered the body of a dead boy in 1991 when he was 15 years old. Later on, you see Garcia searching the computer for personal info on Derek Morgan. According to the computer; Derek Morgan was born in 1973 which would make him 18 years old in 1991, not 15.

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Memoriam - S4-E7

Character mistake: When Reid is visiting his mother, playing Scrabble, he has eight tiles on his rack (ROLOAWAD), but a player can only have seven tiles at a time.

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Sick Day - S12-E2

Character mistake: When they are delivering the profile, Rossi says "he's already picked his next victim; an adolescent boy." The victim is a girl.

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Mosley Lane - S5-E16

Character mistake: Reid tells Mrs. Hillridge that he's been working for the BAU about five and a half years, which is roughly since the pilot aired in 2005. But flashbacks in "Tabula Rasa" show that Reid was a relatively new rookie in 2004, which is roughly six years. Considering Reid has an eidetic memory, the six-month discrepancy is a bit suspicious.

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There's No Place Like Home - S7-E7

Character mistake: When Travis James' juvenile record is brought up, Oklahoma is spelled "Oaklahoma."

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White Lock

Jones - S2-E18

Character mistake: In this episode the unsub is copying the murders of Jack the Ripper (with men as victims). The Unsub also taunts the police and BAU with letters, even using the Dear Boss salutation. The BAU draw upon the Dear Boss letters from the original Ripper case as part of their profiling - not only of the unsub but also the Ripper. Handwriting comparisons has shown that the author of the Dear Boss letters was most likely a journalist and not the Ripper. Whilst the unsub may have been ignorant of the forgery status of the dear boss letters, you would expect the BAU to be wiser.

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Jeff Walker

The End of Me - S8-E12

Character mistake: When Reid realizes who the unsub is, he asks Hotch if he was introduced as "Doctor" or "Agent". As explained in the pilot (and in every episode since), the team has always introduced Reid as "Doctor", to make sure that the people they meet treat him with respect and don't just see him as a kid.

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Cubs Fan

Limelight - S3-E13

Character mistake: At the end of the episode, Rossi quotes Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, but accidentally calls her "Lucille".

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Cubs Fan

A Higher Power - S3-E15

Character mistake: When Emily Prentiss makes note of the 110 V outlet having no GFI, she calls it 'Ground Fault Insulation', when in actual fact, GFI stands for 'Ground Fault Interrupter'.

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Profiling 202 - S12-E9

Character mistake: Rossi reacts upset to the phone call before the killer starts singing happy birthday.

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Derailed - S1-E9

Character mistake: Close to the end of the episode, Dr. Reid says to the psychotic guy that was holding hostages, "M-theory cannot be proved." It should be "proven, " not "proved." Dr. Reid is supposed to be a genius, so he should be the last one to make such a mistake.

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God Complex - S8-E4

Character mistake: Spencer says that leg transplants are medically impossible, however, there was at least one documented successful double transplant performed a year before the season aired.

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Annabel Keeley

Internal Affairs - S11-E9

Character mistake: When Derek and Rossi are in the morgue, you can see the "corpse" swallowing just before the scene changes.

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Magnum Opus - S8-E13

Character mistake: At the end the murderer says Van Gogh only sold two paintings before he died. Van Gogh only had one of his paintings sell before he died.

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A Place at the Table - S10-E20

Character mistake: Penelope calls Aaron, and when Aaron answers the phone he says "What do you have Kristen?" Penelope's real name is Kristen Vangsness.

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Suggested correction: He says "What do you got, Garcia?"

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At the start, it's nighttime when the unsub hides in the house of the soon-to-be victim who goes to sleep when her alarm clock reads 'Tue 11:06', and then we see the time morph to 'Tue 1:13' when the victim is sound asleep, before the unsub comes out of the closet to kill her. However, the time on the clock should actually read 'Wed 1:13.'.

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Dr. Spencer Reid is the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas. In real life, Matthew Gray Gubler, the actor who plays Reid, is also the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas.

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