Criminal Minds

The Last Word - S2-E9

New this week Continuity mistake: When the team visit the home of Marcie Mitchell, the older boy takes the baby to another room. The baby is crying, then as they are in shot walking through the door the baby is looking around and smiling, and as the door shuts we hear crying again.

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The Caller - S9-E10

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, a St Louis couple has reported their son missing. At the FBI briefing, the agents are told that the boy's mother tucked him in at 10:00pm. A few minutes later, we hear the radio call over footage of police at the home, and the dispatcher says "Last seen at 2100." That's 9:00pm, not 10:00pm.

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Blood Hungry - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gideon realizes the unsub is a cannibal, Garcia enters the office behind him and shuts the door. In the next shot, the door is wide open.

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Proof - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: When Cy sneaks into the house with the key under the mat, in the bedroom he picks up the triple gold frame with two photos of Matt with Lyla and one photo of young Lyla in the blue dress in the center frame, then he holds it to his face and places it back on the right side of the dresser. However, after Cy hears Lyla coming into the house, when she sees the underwear on the bedroom floor the frame on the right side of the dresser is now a double wood frame with only one of the same photos seen earlier.

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Somebody's Watching - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Reid and Lila are in the pool, kissing, he explains how it is wrong that they are out in the open, and in a pool. Lila then kisses him again, and the paparazzo in the bushes takes pictures. In the first shot of this kiss, a close-up of Reid and Lila, her arms are down by her sides, but when seen through the camera, her arms are suddenly around his neck. Back to a close-up, and her arms are once again down in the water.

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About Face - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Senior SSA David Rossi is clean-shaven in the beginning and middle of the episode. Toward the end of the episode, which takes place over mere days, he has magically grown a full mustache and beard which disappears and reappears in the last scenes.

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A Real Rain - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end when the FBI is going to the apartment where the killer is holding the hostages, Gideon puts on a bulletproof vest while standing next to the car talking to the cop and a second later while he's walking toward the building he puts the vest on again.

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Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Rossi is telling Prentiss, Morgan, and JJ about the original Galen case, he says that the Galen parents were butchered with an axe, but in "Birthright", he tells Detective Caulfield that they were beaten to death.

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A Thousand Suns - S10-E3

Continuity mistake: The original plane is a 747, (four engines on the wings, two aisles). The plane that Reid gets the plans for is a 727 tri-jet (three engines on the tail and one aisle, not wide body). The plane in the walk through by Reid is a wide body of some sort, but not a 747 (two aisles with three seats in the middle).

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Unfinished Business - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene (after the credits), Elle's hair is in bangs. In the scene where they discuss the killer using zip ties instead of ropes her bangs have suddenly grown in.

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The Boogeyman - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When the guidance counselor is addressing the community members, Reid is standing against the wall with his arms crossed, and then immediately after his hands are in his pockets, and you see him crossing his arms.

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In the scene when the investigators at the police station realize who the killer is, the deputy enters and says that a revolver is missing. However, when Cory pulls out the weapon in the woods, he is holding a semi-automatic pistol. The deputy would know the difference between the two, but still uses the wrong term (a revolver may be referred to as a pistol, but an automatic like Cory had stolen can never be called a "revolver", as the chamber does not revolve).

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Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: At the start of this episode Rossi tells Garcia about the case he's obsessed with, "It's the 20th anniversary of this crime. Twenty years tomorrow, three children woke up and found their parents murdered." However, during S3xE11 "Birthright," while working on their current Wilkinson case, Rossi shows Caulfield (the sheriff of the original Wilkinson case from 1980) the victim's charm bracelet he carries, then tells him about the Indianapolis case he's never forgotten, and how every year since then he's called the victims' children. And later, after Caulfield tells Rossi it's been 27 years since his own unsolved case, he asks Rossi how long it's been for him and Rossi says, "21," then Caulfield cautions, "Don't let it get to 22."

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The Fisher King: Part 1 - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Agent Anderson (who takes Elle to her house) puts on his jacket twice.

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Continuity mistake: S02E11 - Sex, Birth, Death. When the team is profiling the unsub, Reid's watch goes from being under his sweater's sleeve to being over it.

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In the scene just after Gideon talks to Cherish's mother we see him start to walk toward the rest of the team. In the wide shot we see Reid standing with his hands in his pockets and jacket open, we then see him close his jacket and cross his arms as Gideon gets closer, but in the very next shot (the close up on Reid) we see his jacket open and his arms at his side once more.

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True Night - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Garcia and Morgan are talking in Garcia's office, her hand on Morgan's chest disappears and reappears.

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The Sandman - S11-E17

Continuity mistake: After Garcia traces the phone call, Morgan and Rossi are shown driving to the area of the cell tower. When the shot is from outside the car, the car is a 10th generation (07-14) Chevy Suburban. When the shot changes to inside the car, it's an 11th gen (15-16).

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Demons - S9-E24

Continuity mistake: While Reid's asleep in the hospital bed, Garcia places four Doctor Who figurines (one Dalek we don't see her place) on the overbed table - two Daleks, Matt Smith's Doctor, and David Tennant's Doctor. In the first shot Garcia's holding Smith's Doctor in her right hand and Tennant's Doctor in her left hand, but in the next shot those two figurines have switched hands.

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Machismo - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: In the elderly victim's home, when Gideon is going through the dresser drawers he finds the small frame with the picture of her son, and there is a blue frame lying in the drawer, but in the next shot that blue frame is lying on the dresser even though he never touched it.

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Route 66 - S9-E5

Continuity mistake: In the video of the Chicago robbery they enter the building at 08:27 according to the timecode displayed, but they exit at 15:32. Seven hours is a very long robbery.

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The Uncanny Valley - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the unsub is having a tea party with her "dolls", look at the diabetic woman's right hand when the unsub is pouring her tea. When the tea is being poured the doll's right hand is palm up. When the camera cuts to a close up of the cup the doll's hand is face down. The doll is paralyzed due to the drugs and had not regained control of her body yet, making it impossible for her to move the hand on her own.

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Continuity mistake: The BAU has its 'own' airplane in use at the FBI. However the type of plane used varies between episodes and even within an episode (and even for at least one episode within one shot; see previous post). Although it would be likely for the BAU to have one dedicated airplane at least within one episode, it could be they time-share and so different planes are used. No matter what plane they are using, one thing never changes and that's the interior of the planes. So even when a different type of plane is used (e.g. Gulf Stream V vs. 100), the interior remains the same.

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Continuity mistake: In episode 13 from season 5 "Risky Business", in the end scene a shot is shown of the FBI airplane in mid air. The airplane shown is a Gulf Stream V; which has a very distinctive nose. After the scene inside the airplane; another shot is shown of the plane's exterior, however all of a sudden they fly a Gulf Stream 100, which is a significantly larger plane and a very different design.

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Out of the Light - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: During the lake scene, it's sunny when they are showing the suspect and victim driving toward and into the lake, and it is raining when Morgan is shown running after the car and diving into the lake.

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Penelope - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the episode before this one, Garcia gets shot and the wound is over her chest. This episode starts when a woman finds her, and the wound is noticeably further down.

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Out of the Light - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When the kidnapper is taking the girl out of the basement so she can go to the bathroom, she is barefoot as she climbs the ladder; but when Morgan pulls her out of the car, she is wearing sandals with an intricate strapping pattern.

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JJ - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Morgan shows Syd Pearson the picture of Kate's phone in the back of his car, the way Morgan holds the camera phone changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: S04E03 - The Angel Maker. There's a clock on the first victim's night stand. When she goes to bed, it's Tuesday, 11:06. When the murder happens a couple of hours later, it's still Tuesday, 1:13.

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Plain Sight - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: At the very end on the plane, Gideon gives Reid the two tickets as his birthday present. In the shot facing Reid, he holds the tickets facing himself. In the reverse shot, the tickets now face Gideon.

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The Inspiration - S9-E1

Continuity mistake: The unidentified subject is cutting a piece of flesh with a fork and a knife. The first shot shows him holding the fork with his left hand. His elbow is up, index finger straight, resting on the back near the head of the fork, the other four fingers wrapped around the handle. Next shot shows him elbow down, holding the fork with all his fingers wrapped around the handle.

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The Fox - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Before the BAU catches the serial killer Carl Arnold, they used a heat sensor and it shows five people sitting at a table. They said there were three adults and two kids, but when they break in the house, the mother and one kid were sitting at the table, the father was tied up nearby, and Carl Arnold and the other child were in the basement. They were found by Derek Morgan right before Carl Arnold threw the child at Gideon, who fortunately caught him.

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Lessons Learned - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Morgan gets off the phone after talking with Garcia about the list of chemicals he found, the hand holding the phone to his ear changes between shots.

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A Real Rain - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Gideon puts on a glove to examine the flint blade from the fourth victim's head, the glove snaps and breaks. In the next shot, more close up, Gideon's glove is not broken.

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Red Light - S12-E22

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the team and their SUVs are spike stripped and then hit by a semi. When the team is shown in the SUVs and when the SUVs are shown hitting the sticks, the SUVs are eleventh generation Suburbans, but when the semi is shown hitting them, they're ninth generation, at least nine years older.

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: They keep showing the aerial view of one type of jet (such as Gulfstream 100 with its rectangular windows), but the inside shots are always in a "heavy" Gulfstream (such as Gulfstream IV or Gulfstream V, which have round windows). Also, the tail numbers (the N-numbers written on the engine) are always different in the aerial views. Some end with GV, some with SP etc.

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Brothers in Arms - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When Reid is talking there's a big crack at the top of the window that might be a problem since they're supposed to be flying. Then a few seconds later they cut back to him and it's filled with putty.

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Tribute - S11-E19

Continuity mistake: After Emily shoots the unsub in the head and he falls on the bed, the gun falls beside him. A second later they show her walking over to his body to remove the gun from his hand.

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Honor Among Thieves - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Garcia accesses the bank's page online Prentiss gives her the account number login, 1552 9384 6729, and we see Garcia typing it correctly on the screen with the password, but when it cuts to the account's page showing deposit and balance, we see in the balance box the account number's last four digits are 7629, not 6729.

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Protection - S10-E22

Continuity mistake: In the final stand off, Daniel fires 15 rounds through the door/wall at the team. We've already been told his gun only holds 14 bullets. Not to mention without reloading he fires a few more bullets shortly afterwards.

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Run - S7-E24

Continuity mistake: The clock on the bomb's secondary timer doesn't match with reality while Prentiss is trying to defuse it - going from 15 seconds to 10 too slowly, then skipping the final few seconds so it can end on 1 second remaining.

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Zoe's Reprise - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rossi is in Zoe's bedroom the camera pans the room and we see the laptop on the desk with nothing on its lid, but in the closeup suddenly there's a large embroidered flower sticker on the laptop's lid, which vanishes again when Rossi lifts the lid.

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Reflection of Desire - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: While Morgan and Prentiss are at the crime scene talking to the homeless man, when Morgan moves the tent and finds the text written on the wall, the homeless man smudges the text with his fingers, but when Morgan sends a photo of the evidence the smudges and text differ.

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Protection - S10-E22

Continuity mistake: The vigilante is on the couch drinking vodka. First shot it's in his right hand then the next shot it's in his left.

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Magnum Opus - S8-E13

Continuity mistake: In the scene where you first watch the killer drain a victim's blood, the upper part of the glass jar is coated with blood, but when he puts it in the fridge this part of the jar is clear. On the other hand some of the jars in the fridge are still fully coated with blood, which shouldn't be as the blood had the time to gather at the bottom.

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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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