Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds (2005)

38 mistakes in season 1

Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

New this month Character mistake: Morgan asks Reid what track on the CD (Some Kind of Monster by Metallica) would help an insomniac sleep. Reid replies with "Enter Sandman" however, Some Kind of Monster doesn't feature the song Enter Sandman.

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A Demon
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New this month Suggested correction: Morgan doesn't ask what song on that album would speak to an insomniac, he asks what Metallica song in general would. He says, and I quote, "Okay, so I'm an insomniac who listens to Metallica to get to sleep. What song could possibly speak to me?" His query is in regards to the band's discography as a whole; neither he nor Reid mention a specific album, so the fact that "Some Kind of Monster" is the CD that they find is, ultimately, irrelevant.

Cubs Fan

The team was looking for what CD Slessman listened to the most to figure out what his password could be. They had no luck going through all his metal collection. The clue was suppose to be Slessman listened to "Some Kind of Monster" CD the most to help him sleep, which is why it wasn't in the case.

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

New this month Revealing mistake: We see the jet at the end, and the shot is flipped. Note the serial number on the plane's engine.

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

New this month Continuity mistake: When Reid is asked if he plays ball, the way he holds the football changes between shots. In one shot he holds it in 2 hands and in another he holds it in one hand.

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

New this month Visible crew/equipment: When the camera zooms in on Adam's body near the start, there is a very brief shot of a crew member's hand in the top left hand corner of the screen.

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Derailed - S1-E9

New this month Continuity mistake: After the woman is shot on the train we see the CCTV feed in the FBI command centre which shows Reid standing up. Camera changes to inside the train and Reid is sat down.

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Natural Born Killer - S1-E8

New this month Revealing mistake: Just as Vincent gets tazered, you can see protective padding that he is wearing. This is not to be confused with his jacket.

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A Demon

Natural Born Killer - S1-E8

New this month Continuity mistake: When Morgan finds the Glock 19, his grip on the clip changes between angles.

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L.D.S.K. - S1-E6

New this month Visible crew/equipment: Just as Hotch finishes his profile at the scene you get a very nice reflection of the set lights and light screen in his sunglasses.

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Won't Get Fooled Again - S1-E3

New this month Continuity mistake: When talking to Bale in jail and negotiating a transfer deal, his handcuffs disappear and reappear between shots.

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Won't Get Fooled Again - S1-E3

New this month Continuity mistake: When in the house and the victim's wife comes in, Hotch returns his ID to his pocket twice.

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Compulsion - S1-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: When Gideon profiles the campus patroler, the necklace's position changes on his shirt between the close and long shot.

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Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: At the start we see Spencer explaining to Gideon about the Boston Strangler, his orange shirt is untucked at the front with both sides of his shirt being visible. Camera shows Gideon walking off and now only 1 side of his shirt is untucked.

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A Demon

The Fox - S1-E7

New this month Character mistake: When interrogating the Uncle, the agents say that Emily is left handed (reinforced by when they throw a ball to the uncle and he catches it with his right hand). In a later scene, they show Emily drawing the black and white picture for the "unsub" with her right hand.

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The Tribe - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: After the BAU capture "grandfather," when Hotchner has Reid on his cell's speaker, just as Reid says, "He spent 22 months in prison...," we can see the shadow of the boom pole and mic on the ground behind Hotch.

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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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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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Machismo - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Captain Navarro and the team are at the elderly victim's home, after Elle finds the bead from a necklace, in the next wide shot of Morgan, Navarro, Gideon, and Hotchner, the red T-mark can be seen on the floor in front of Gideon.

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Derailed - S1-E9

Factual error: The train car in which Elle and the other passengers are held hostage is supposed to be an Amtrak type long distance railroad car traveling from El Paso to Dallas, yet on the inside of the car we can see a large poster showing the Washington, DC Metro system map.

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Somebody's Watching - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: There is a crew member crouching behind the plant during the scene when Reid is searching the house for Maggie. When Maggie just enters the shot, you can see the crew member.

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Machismo - S1-E19

Factual error: In this episode Gideon mentions Andrei Chikatilo, and says that he lived in Ukraine (and that this is why he remained uncaught for so long). While Chikatilo was born in Ukraine, he lived in Russia for most of his life, and all of his murders happened here. An expert like Gideon should not make this kind of mistake.

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