Hawaii Five-O

Six Kilos - S1-E24

New this month 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.

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Season 9 generally

Continuity mistake: 9-4 "Man on Fire": McGarrett's blackboard already lists plutonium as the poison source before Dr. Ormsbee enters to inform him that plutonium was the poison source.

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King Kamehameha Blues - S2-E8

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.

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The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney - S3-E22

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.

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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett arrests Big Chicken at the end of the episode, he twists Chicken's right arm up behind his back, but then in the next shot, Chicken's arm is up above his head on the door in front of him.

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A Distant Thunder - S11-E6

Continuity mistake: Danno kicks one of the bad guys out of the van, leaving the rear doors swinging open. But when the shot immediately cuts to an exterior view of the speeding van, the doors are tightly shut again.

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Paniolo - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett and Danno question Frank's daughter, she has her hands clasped in front of her. When the shot cuts, her arms are suddenly extended down at her sides instead.

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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin - S1-E7

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.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

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.

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King Kamehameha Blues - S2-E8

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.

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The Ways Of Love - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, Larsen's first name is "Dan." But in the end credits, he's listed as "Steve."

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Murder with a Golden Touch - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: Danno reports that the salvage boat is "The Pacific Pearl." But when we see the vessel, the name painted on its hull is "Louise."

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The Gunrunner - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: Stock footage turns McGarrett's 1970 Mercury into his old 1966 model when he drives out of the Iolani Palace parking lot.

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Continuity mistake: Throughout first season: Due to stock footage spliced in from the pilot film, McGarrett's '68 4-door Mercury sedan often peeled away from the Ionali palace and then turned into a '67 2-door coupe as it cruised down Honolulu's streets.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Kealoha puts his gun back in its shoulder holster before walking a few feet across the parking lot to meet McGarrett. When we cut to a two-shot of them, Kealoha puts his gun away all over again.

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Full Fathom Five - S1-E3

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.

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Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember - S1-E14

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.

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The Box - S1-E18

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.

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Journey out of Limbo - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Aboard the boat, when Danno draws his gun, both his suit and his tie change colors and patterns completely between takes.

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Nightmare Road - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: At the end, Krenter is shot during the final gun battle on the beach. Between takes, his body and the deflated rubber raft that was also on the sand both disappear.

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A Bird In Hand... - S12-E18

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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Just Lucky, I Guess - S2-E4

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.

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Twenty-Four Karat Kill - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: McGarrett gets out of his car wearing a gray suit, and walks into Dennisen's office wearing a blue one.

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Here Today, Gone Tonight - S5-E17

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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One Big Happy Family - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: At the airport security checkpoint, Sam drapes a garment bag over the counter, but leaves after the inspection without taking it. Next shot, though, it disappears.

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Leopard on the Rock - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Although the plane making an emergency landing is repeatedly referred to as a jet, the aircraft we see in the air (and later landing) is a prop job.

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...And I Want Some Candy and a Gun That Shoots - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Danno boards the helicopter wearing a brown suit, but arrives wearing a Hawaiian shirt. When he gets out of the aircraft a few shots later, though, he's back in the brown suit, with no time to have changed.

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Nightmare Road - S2-E22

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.

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Beautiful Screamer - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: McGarrett's left hand rests on the side of the large multi-line telephone as he makes his call. The camera angle reverses, and his hand instantly jumps to a different position, resting on top of the phone.

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Season 8 generally

Continuity mistake: 8-9 "Retire in Sunny Hawaii - Forever": When Danno leaves his car, he's wearing a brown suit, but he enters Ellen's office wearing a black one.

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The Grandstand Play (1) - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The monogrammed handkerchief has cursive initials the first two times we see it. But when Lon gives it to McGarrett, the initials are in block letters.

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Season 8 generally

Continuity mistake: 8-13 "A Touch of Guilt": The assault is said to have occurred at the Zanza Bar. But when we see the location, the bar is called The Makai Lagoon Club instead.

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Journey out of Limbo - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: McGarrett wears a blue suit on the ride to the airport, but when he gets out of the car, his suit is brown.

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Season 8 generally

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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Death is a Company Policy - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The Five-O computer here lists McGarrett's name as Steven J. McGarrett. But in "A Gun For McGarrett," his middle name is revealed to be Aloysius. Strange that the computer doesn't know the name of its own department's head.

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Just Lucky, I Guess - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Angela is talking to Sloan, her position in the hotel room chair changes back and forth noticeably between takes.

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Cry, Lie - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: Danno drives to Brohme's house in a black 1966 Ford Galaxy 500, but arrives in a green 1969 Ford LTD.

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The Young Assassins - S7-E1

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.

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A Distant Thunder - S11-E6

Continuity mistake: Stoner strikes Danno across the right cheek. But in the next shot, he's bleeding from the left corner of his mouth.

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The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney - S3-E22

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.

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A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead! - S2-E1

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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To Hell with Babe Ruth - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Nagata breaks into the boarded-up house, he walks through a doorway full of cobwebs, covering his black suit with white dust and webs. But when the shot changes, his suit is suddenly perfectly clean again.

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Little Girl Blue - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: After murdering the cop, Frank and Luther steal a rifle from the squad car, then close the door. No one goes near the car again, but a few minutes later, the door has re-opened itself.

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Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (2) - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: When the surfer examines the test tube in his beach shack, the level of white powder inside the tube keeps changing between shots. It's nearly full, then has only an inch inside, then is full again, etc.

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Cocoon (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As McGarret goes to call the cops, Brent removes the knife from the John Doe assailant's hand. As the angle changes, Brent takes the knife from the dead man's hand again.

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Nightmare in Blue - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: Danno drives away from 5-0 headquarters in a 1972 Ford LTD, but arrives at the crime scene in a '73 with a distinctively different front grill.

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Bones of Contention - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: At 0:48:48 the grave marker is reversed (i.e. mirror image), and when they show the marker again at 0:48:50 it is correct.

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Not That Much Different - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Steve is questioning Lannie Devereaux, his arms change position several times on the back of his chair, without him actually moving.

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A Bullet for El Diablo - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rita shoots him, Ramos dies face up on the floor, and she flees without touching him again. When McGarrett finds the body, it's lying face down.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Ms. Karabinos is worried her father is dying, she is holding her face in her hands, but then her arms are suddenly down by her sides.

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Samurai - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett tells Deedee he thinks Tokura is still alive, he holds up Tokura's ring as proof. He holds the ring with his right hand, but when the shot cuts to Deedee and back, he's holding the ring in his left hand.

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The Capsule Kidnapping - S8-E22

Continuity mistake: During the airport chase, the airplane the bad guys board has propellers. As soon as it's airborne, though, it becomes a jet.

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'V' For Vashon: The Father (2) - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: From his office on the second floor, McGarrett looks out at the office building across the plaza. But the POV shot that follows is taken from ground level.

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Journey out of Limbo - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When the police cruiser with Danno aboard leaves HPD HQ, it's a 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 with wind wings. But in the next shot of it on the Honolulu streets, the car is a '71 or '72 model with no wind wings.

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Over Fifty? Steal! - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: At the end, McGarrett hands Filer an orange monopoly "Go Directly to Jail" card. In Filer's hand, the card is white. He hands it back to McGarrett and it's orange again.

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While You're at It, Bring in the Moon - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: McGarrett approaches the Governor's office building wearing a light blue suit, but enters the lobby wearing a dark navy blue one.

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Skinhead - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: McGarrett leaves the parking lot driving a two-door Ford Mercury, but arrives at the crime scene in a newer, four-door model.

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The Ninety-Second War (2) - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Vogler stands in the doorway talking to Danno, the position of his arms alternates with each change of shot, from down at his sides to propped at 90-degree angles on his hips.

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Odd Man In - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: At the end, Filer puts his jacket on, and the left side of his shirt collar is sticking out above the coat. Every time the camera angle changes, though, the shirt collar is neatly tucked in.

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Danno was played by Tim O'Kelley in the 5-0 pilot. But a NY test audience told CBS they didn't buy him as a serious cop because he was too much of a "smart-cracking, Jimmy-Olsen-type gee-whiz kid." Leonard Freeman took the criticism to heart, and recast the part with James MacArthur for the series.

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