New this month Character mistake: When Dorie is talking to Meredith after giving birth to the quints, she says "If I'd listened to the doctors, I could have had three healthy girls, instead of four who might not live until tomorrow." She had five baby girls.
Continuity mistake: When Christina is in the locker room eating a packet of crisps, everyone comes in and she asks them if they have any decent food. In the next shot you can see she is now holding an opened bar of chocolate. Then in the following shot we actually see Meredith hand her a wrapped bar, which Christina then opens (and the previously opened bar is gone, of course.)
Continuity mistake: The scene where the bomb explodes shows the bomb squad captain walking toward the end of a hallway. Just as the bomb explodes you can see he is about 5-6 feet away from the end of the hallway where another bomb squad tech is waiting. After the explosion the scene cuts to Meredith flying backwards then to a shot of windows being blown out then back to a rear shot of Meredith hitting the floor. Notice here that a second floor is not visible at the end of the hallway. The scene finishes with a final aftermath shot of the hallway as the debris settles. Here we see an entirely different hallway with a visible second floor and the end of the hallway extended by about 10 feet.
Continuity mistake: When Dr. Miranda Bailey tries to resuscitate/reanimate her patient Jeremiah, the assistant puts the anesthesia bag down next to Jeremiah's shoulder, in the next shot however, she has the bag back in her hands and lies it down once more.
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Continuity mistake: When Meredith puts the Hello Kitty plaster on her forehead in her car, she puts it on upside-down. When she reaches the elevator it is now on the right way up (it is unlikely she would have removed it just to place it back on the right way up.) In addition when she is in the elevator, from shot to shot the position of her fringe (and how much of it covers the plaster) keeps changing.
00:01:50 - 00:02:55Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Derek sits in the rocking chair in the room with the premature baby and then Addison starts listing their relationship options, the blanket hanging over the back of the rocking chair constantly changes position, evident by the green stripes on it.
Continuity mistake: We see a nurse writing down "Yang, C" on the assignments board; note the handwriting. Later, when Burke notices that Christina's name is on the board, the handwriting of "Yang, C" is completely different and other minor writing differences are noticeable too.
00:27:55 - 00:33:45Hamster
Continuity mistake: At the very start of the episode when it shows Burke laying on the floor after being shot, there is a very large pool of blood with his glasses right next to the blood. But in the next shot there is no pool of blood anymore but it returns in the next. Additionally, the pair of glasses change position.
Continuity mistake: When Christina notices the bomb squad moving Meredith down the hallway with the gurney, she leaves the room and removes her scrub jacket and hands it to a nurse. When she is out in the hall and reaches them, she suddenly has the scrub jacket back on again.
Continuity mistake: As Meredith tries to get in to see Christina, but Bailey walks over to stop her, Meredith is putting on a white surgical mask. In the frontal shot she ties the white straps of the mask into bows. But in the next shot from behind the straps hang loose and aren't in bows.
Revealing mistake: When Derek Shepherd tells Meredith about his wife cheating you see Meredith Grey standing by her car and you can hear and see the rain all around the trailer, while Derek Shepherd is sitting on his porch under an overhang. Before Meredith sits down you can see rain hitting the hood of her car. When Meredith sits next to him she is completely dry. When she goes back to her car the camera does a close up and she is still completely dry even though her car is covered in rain drops and you can see the rain in the background.
00:37:10 - 00:39:40
Continuity mistake: When Derek talks with Mr. Chue in the rain under their umbrellas, in one shot Mr. Chue takes a big puff on his cigar. But in the next shot his face is relaxed and it is clear he didn't inhale; and then he takes the same puff again instantly anyway.
Visible crew/equipment: In the NICU, when George starts boasting that he has the best quint, in the overhead wideshot we can see the T-mark (greenish yellow) on the floor near Kate, moments before Karev walks in and stands there. It's visible again just as Karev walks away.
Continuity mistake: In the first overhead shot showing Izzy lying under the Christmas tree, you can see Meredith's hair to Izzy's left but then the the next shot is Meredith coming into the room and Izzy under the tree by herself.
00:41:05Precidia Nicole Bordeaux
Continuity mistake: In the scene between Preston Burke and Cristina Yang in the locker room, Dr. Burke walks in wearing a brown jacket. During the first shot the collar of his jacket is lying flat. After he starts talking, the collar is sticking up in the back. After he says "I know you," the shot zooms out and his collar is lying flat again. When he says "I know you" the second time, it is sticking up again until the scene ends.
00:27:30 - 00:28:30sweetbritt53
Continuity mistake: When Derek is talking to Meredith on the hospital balcony and they are eating a sandwich each, in one shot Derek is taking a bite from his sandwich, then in the next shot he is suddenly holding it down at waist level. He then raises it to take another bite and you can see the previous bite has gone and the sandwich is whole again.
Continuity mistake: Just before George withdraws some blood from Bex's arm, her right sleeve is rolled up when Addison is beside her talking. In the next shot as Bex is drawing, the sleeve is suddenly rolled back down and George pulls it back up again to get some blood.
Visible crew/equipment: When Burke and Cristina are walking along and Burke asks her if there is anything he should know about her religious holidays, you can see crewmembers, a boom and a stage light reflected in the glass running alongside.
Continuity mistake: When Alex comes in to talk to Meredith who is sitting on the floor, Meredith has two files and there is another file sitting up on the table next to her. By the end of the talk Meredith now has all three files although she never reached up for the one on the table.
00:16:15 - 00:17:55Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Alex and George are trying to get out of the elevator that they are stuck in, watch the monitor screen attached to the gunshot victim. The lines on the monitor keep instantly changing appearance (from straight, to jagged, and then back, etc.), especially the middle blue line.
Continuity mistake: When Meredith, Christina and Izzy are standing by the hospital hall balcony talking, the nurse, doctor and patient extras walking and passing in the background are inconsistent from shot to shot. In addition, the position of the three ladies arms / hands on the banister keeps changing during this scene.
Character mistake: Meredith states that she cannot remember the last time her and Derek kissed. Derek says that the last time was when they were still dating, but it was actually at the end of season two episode three, after Addison arrived in Seattle and Derek and Meredith had stopped seeing each other.
Continuity mistake: When Izzie is looking at the patient board, there are some lines on it which have been wiped out. But in the next scene we actually see Meredith walk to the board and wipe these exact same lines off (even though they were previously rubbed out...)
Continuity mistake: When Alex and George are stuck in the elevator with the doors slightly open, with the gunshot wound victim, there is blue paper lining the slight opening in the elevator doors. However this paper disappears in some shots, the reappears again.