Continuity mistake: As Kono talks to Johnny Kalama in the students' apartment, an orange lava lamp sits on the shelf between them. Each time the camera angle reverses, the wax bubbles in the lamp are very noticeably in different positions and configurations.
Continuity mistake: The HPD snipers watch McGarrett's office window, trying to get a clear shot at Collins. In camera views from inside the office, there's a coat rack with a hanger on it standing in front of the window. But in all the shots from the snipers' POV, the coat rack isn't there.
Continuity mistake: McGarrett strong-arms Tommy-Tommy, the Hawaiian fence, on the beach, and the guy gets sand all over his face during their scuffle. When McGarrett pulls him to his feet, the sand is still there. But in the next shot, all but a small patch near his temple has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: Auston leaves the unconscious Dan Williams lying on his back. But in the next shot, Danno's lying on his side. Later, the seriously wounded Danno instantly changes positions between shots several more times, switching from face down to face up on the floor.
00:02:30 - 00:32:00Jean G
Continuity mistake: Danno, posing as a photographer on the beach, snaps the shutter at a bikini-clad girl and quips, "I only wish I had some film." Seconds later, he takes a picture of the suspects that's then used to identify them. The scene is continuous, and at no time did he ever load film into the empty camera, nor did he have another one.
Continuity mistake: There's much too abrupt a transition between Reese falling into the water and his body suddenly being back on the dock. As there's no time lapse implied at all, he seems to reappear on shore by magic. At least a brief shot of the body being fished out of the water might have helped.
Continuity mistake: Danno walks several feet into McGarrett's office to make a report. Though there's no break in the dialogue and no time for him to have moved, the shot cuts and he's suddenly standing outside the door as they finish their conversation.
Continuity mistake: During the stand-off, Big Chicken is standing several inches to McGarrett's left, on the other side of a seam in the concrete wall. When the shot cuts to a closer angle, Chicken is instantly close enough to touch shoulders with McGarrett, and is now blocking the concrete seam.
Continuity mistake: 12-17 "A Bird in Hand": We see Angie take photos of mobster Del Vecchi with a 35mm camera. But later on, she develops the same photos and says she took them with a 110 camera hidden in her purse. She's a professional photographer and would certainly know the difference between 35mm and 110 film.
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Continuity mistake: The bad guys are driving a dark green '62 Cadillac - with fins. After Five-O's sharp shooters fire at it, the Caddy hits a concrete wall. In the next shot of the wreck, the green '62 has turned into a black '64 - without fins.
00:42:45 - 00:44:35Jean G
Continuity mistake: Danno boards the helicopter without his briefcase, but arrives to conduct the interview carrying the case and tape recorder. He takes the copter back home again with nothing in hand, getting into his car empty handed as well. But he enters McGarrett's office carrying the briefcase again.
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Continuity mistake: Recycled footage is again a bit too obvious here, when McGarrett's 4-door Mercury suddenly becomes the 2-door model he drove in the pilot film. It also causes him to arrive, exit the car and walk into the building wearing a grey suit, but enter the Federal agent's office in the next shot wearing a blue suit.
Continuity mistake: 8-15 "Deadly Persuasion": Danny says he hasn't fired his old 45 automatic "since I got out of the service." But at least two previous episodes had established that he joined Five-O right out of college, and was never (not even before college) in the service.
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Continuity mistake: 7-1 "The Young Assassins": The hotel towel draped over the first victim's beach chair instantly changes positions between shots. You can see the words "Aloha, Hawaii" emblazoned on it, until the shot changes. Then it's moved up, and only the word "Hawaii" and the hotel's logo are showing.
Continuity mistake: The bomber wants revenge on Danno for killing his brother, Joey Collins, whose death is recapped in flashbacks to a first season episode in which Danno first killed someone in the line of duty. But in that episode, Joey's name wasn't Joey or Collins - it was Thad Vaughn.
Continuity mistake: Pool balls redistributed on pool table between the time after the Sargeant breaks and McGarrett casually takes a shot. Especially, noticeable since Tommy, the other player, does not move off the table's edge after the break when two balls comes towards his position and his bottom or pants may interfere with their travel. In the next shot involving the table, those balls are not there and the rest of them seem more evenly distributed across the table.
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Continuity mistake: McGarrett has infiltrated a crime syndicate and is standing on the patio of a beachside house with two men and a woman while Danno, in a boat several hundred yards offshore, is taking pictures with a camera and telephoto lens. When the pictures are developed, the background in the photos is the ocean, not the beach house and patio.