Burn Notice

Burn Notice (2007)

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Continuity mistake: This basically happens in nearly every episode. Whenever Michael's mom is smoking, which she does a lot, her cigarette and smoke change size and position with every shot. Although it's hard to keep a cigarette burning the same way with each take, it seems as if no attempt was made at all.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just after Michael throws his mothers cigarette out of the car, there is a shot from the inside through the front window. There is a large crack in the glass, bottom left of the rear view mirror. When the car is shot from the front, there's no crack.

00:24:30

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Michael drops his mother off at the hospital, she takes her cigarette out of her mouth to talk to him. In the next shot, the cigarette is back in her mouth.

00:26:25

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Michael is talking to Walter, the art dealer, the latter has his hands folded together. In the next shot he has one hand on his lap and the other on the table.

00:35:20

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Old Friends - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when Mike is threatening the Assassin, by withholding his allergy shot. The needle flips instantly in his hand between shots. Noticeable because of the black tip on one side.

00:39:05

Fight or Flight - S1-E4

Factual error: When Michael attempts to start the Charger, the starter just clicks, indicative of a dead battery or faulty starter. He checks his father's logbook and reads "spark plugs." Unless the cylinders are filled with an non-compressible liquid, there is no way that spark plugs are going to prevent the engine from cranking.

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Broken Rules - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Michael has to prove himself for his new "boss" Concha Ramirez. He walks across the street to Fiona and starts a mock robbery to get her purse. When he approaches the car, the window is down. Three seconds later he is at the car and the window is up so Michael can break it. Watch as the window frame goes from clean (as if the window were down) to broken pieces of glass on the frame between shots.

00:24:10

Wanted Man - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Michael is eating his slush, the way he holds his cup changes between shots.

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Hard Bargain - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael drives away at the end of the first scene, you can see a boom mic reflected on the car's surface.

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Hard Bargain - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When the kidnapper holds Michael at gunpoint on the balcony, his hand holding the gun is shaking. In the next shot, from behind, his hand is perfectly still. The shot then switches back, and his hand is shaking again.

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False Flag - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: While the team is driving to drop Doug off at the Attorney General's office, there are multiple times that the camera shows Michael riding with Fiona in the trailing car, however when they arrive she is alone and Michael is on the roof behind Evelyn.

00:36:20 - 00:37:25

False Flag - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Michael is talking to Evelyn she picks up her glass and brings it to her mouth. When switching to a different angle her glass is back on the table, and she has her hands on her lap.

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Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Michael is having a meeting with the guy who is asking how Michael found out about him (where Sam is standing guard with the sniper rifle.) Michael has a gun pulled on him and is trying to escape. As Michael is trying to leave in the Charger, he pulls backwards and makes a 90 degree turn so that the passenger side of the Charger is facing the guy with the gun. The windshield could not have been shot from this angle. The next camera shot Michael is driving backwards again with the windshield facing the guy so he can shoot a hole in the center of Michael's windshield.

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Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the heroin importer is questioning Sam, he has his hand around his face, with his fingers touching his ear. When the shot moves to the front, his hand is more on his throat and nowhere near his ear. When we cut to the back, his hand moves again.

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Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Michael is on the phone with the heroin dealer at the docks, he has his phone at his left ear. When the camera moves to a shot from the back, there's no phone near his face (or in the frame for that matter) and his mouth doesn't move while talking. When the shot cuts back, the phone instantly is back at his ear.

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Turn and Burn - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: About half way through when Michael enters his mother's house, she thanks him for the new coffee maker, then on the right is a woman whose head moves. In the next shot she has her hand over her mouth.

00:23:45

Trust Me - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Michael is talking to Barry, Barry's hands change position with each shot. On the table, folded together, holding his glass, etc.

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Comrades - S2-E4

Character mistake: Michael states that if you touch someone being tasered, you'll be tasered too. That's not true unless you touch them right between the probes. And in a later episode Michael's touching a man being tased with no ill effects.

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Scatter Point - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When Sam pops open the cabinet with the wire he will later cut, you can see that the wire was cut and glued together again. When Sam cuts the wire some time later, it's in perfect condition. The taping was probably done in reverse order.

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Bad Blood - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: When Victor is opening the padlock, sparks fly around in close ups. In the wide angle shots there are no sparks at all.

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