Fringe

Fringe (2008)

58 mistakes

And Those We Left Behind - S4-E6

Plot hole: The very ending scene where Peter (in this version died in the ice as a boy so Walter's wife never met him) takes off some of the dust covers then picks up a toy airplane. The toy airplane he got as a child from ... Walter's wife when she was trying to placate him in an earlier episode for trying to run "home". This toy airplane wouldn't have been his as a child in this version of the universe.

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The Box - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Walter tells Peter that the Cocabeans he bought can't be eaten, he takes the roasting pan off the bunsen burner. In the next shot, the pan is still on the burner.

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The Ghost Network - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The bullet hole in Davidson's chest is not at all where he was shot.

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Dream Logic - S2-E5

Factual error: When discussing whether Dr. Nayak's server could have been hacked, Agent Broyles says there was "no sign of a DDoS attack." A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is not a means of hacking into a server to alter data - it refers to flooding a web site with so many connections, through automated means, that legitimate visitors can't connect to it. It's a mode of attack that has no relevance to the situation they were discussing.

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The Equation - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: The shots of Peter and Walter entering St. Claire's are recycled shots from the pilot. You can tell because their clothes change.

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the typewriter is being used at the end, the keys being pressed don't correspond to the words appearing on the paper. Obvious from the start - the first letter pressed is on the middle row of the keyboard, but the first word typed is "unacceptable".

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Inner Child - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: This is when Olivia goes to visit the boy at the hospital the second time. She and the guy from Department of Social Services go outside to talk. One of the shots is flipped. Note Olivia's notepad and the heart monitor by his bed.

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The Road Not Taken - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the episode when Nina Sharp exits the elevator, she mostly steps out of the elevator completely before the masked men come and shoot her. However, when they review the security footage of the attack in the next episode, "There's More than One of Everything," you see that she barely takes a step before being shot.

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Unearthed - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Charlie, Olivia's former partner and friend in the FBI shows up in this episode during the interview with Mrs. Rusk, but Charlie was killed off by one of the shapeshifters in a previous episode, and the shapeshifter that killed Charlie was himself killed off by Olivia, who in other episodes reflected back on killing him.

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And Those We Left Behind - S4-E6

Factual error: In the final scene with Peter and Olivia in Walter's campus housing, Peter uncovers items that should have been in the house for years and they are dusty. The last thing he uncovers is a brand new flat screen HDTV with stickers on it, which would not have existed 17 years prior to then, when he was committed to St Clarie's Institution.

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Midnight - S1-E18

Plot hole: When interrogating Boone, Olivia shows him a photo of a body with the spine torn out in the woods. This body hasn't been found yet, as a later scene has Olivia and Peter go to the same location and find the body. You can tell it's the same body because the shirt is the same in both the picture and the crime scene.

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In Which We Meet Mr. Jones - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: During the shot where Walter is talking about Jimmy Hoffa while installing a light bulb, you can see the set and crew reflected on the metal part, including the audio coordinator with a boom mike.

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MooCow

And Those We Left Behind - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: While beginning to take the radiation readings of the Jeep during his time jumps, Peter has a wedding ring on his finger. After cutting away and back again, the wedding ring is no longer on his finger.

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The Cure - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: This episode takes place over one day. It's Olivia's birthday at the start of the episode, and at night, she gets the card from her stepfather, implying that it's still the same day. Right before Broyles yells at Olivia in the Harvard halls, there is an establishing shot of Harvard where it is nighttime outside, but inside the building, there's sunlight coming through the windows.

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The Same Old Story - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: On the park bench, while talking to Peter, Olivia's hair moves back and forth over her right shoulder.

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The Box - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: After Fauxlivia shoots Joe and is dragging him to the bathroom to dispose of the body, she hears a knock on the door. During this shot, she is dragging him with his jacket over his head, which she is gripping. However in the immediate next shot, she is still dragging him by his jacket, only the jacket is much lower.

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MooCow

Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Peter is watching Richard Steig in the interrogation room and gets up to go in there himself, he tells Walter to stay there. On the live video screens behind him, you can see Peter enter the room before he actually does.

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MooCow

A New Day in the Old Town - S2-E1

Other mistake: Just after Olivia wakes up in hospital, she's trying to explain what happened, and we hear a heart monitor getting faster and faster - the doctor looks concerned and says they need to get her pulse down. But when we cut to the monitor itself it shows her heart rate as 72 - a perfectly normal value.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: In Episode 3-14 - 6BWhen Walter is using the hammer on the block of ice, the pattern that results is different when viewed from each side.

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Boobra

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Visible crew/equipment: "Over There, Part 2": When Walter and Olivia leave the hospital in the alternate universe, William Bell pulls up in his vehicle. As he does, you can see the reflection of the crew on the metal bars in the front of the vehicle, as well as the metal side-view mirror.

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MooCow

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Olivia spots John taking off in his SUV, the reflection of a crew member's head is visible when she opens the driver's side door.

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MooCow

In Which We Meet Mr. Jones - S1-E7

Deliberate mistake: Dunham comments that she works for Homeland Security. While the FBI is under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department, she works as part of a special Homeland Security task force; so saying she works for DHS is an accurate statement.

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What Lies Below - S2-E13

Character mistake: When Walter is saying his father was a scientific pioneer at the university of Berlin, Peter reacts by saying: "Yeah, I know. Who came here in 1933, which is long before the Nazi's ever took power." In fact it is EXACTLY when the Nazi's took power: 30 January 1933.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The front license plate on John's SUV falls off during the chase with Olivia. It reappears seconds later.

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Brave New World: Part 1 - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: This is when Peter and Olivia are discussing different Boston's suburbs as their potential new home. The sun is on the right side of Olivia's face in one shot. In other shots, it isn't.

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Jacksonville - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Right at the very end, Olivia comes to meet Peter at his place for drinks. While Peter goes to grab his coat, her hair moves behind her right shoulder in a consecutive shot.

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Midnight - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: At the club, when Peter and Olivia are looking for Valeria, Peter is wearing an ear piece in his left ear. When he talks to the woman, the piece is missing.

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: A newspaper death notice of a mother and child is shown dated "September 1992". Two scenes later the tombstones of the same individuals are shown, dated "November, 1991"

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Factual error: When they show the fact sheet for Dr. Bishop, his license is marked revoked, yet the license in the picture was not around when Dr. Bishop was locked up.

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Power Hungry - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When they're transporting Joseph Meegar out of the building and into the ambulance, you can see the reflection of the boom mike on the open car door, (the car Charlie is putting Mr. Fischer into).

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MooCow

The Transformation - S1-E13

Factual error: When Walter removes the glass disk from Bowman's hand, he asks for a forcep, but is given a hemostat, which he uses to pull out the disk. My mother is a doctor, and when she saw this scene, she burst out laughing.

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Brave New World: Part 2 - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: The left side of Peter's face is alternately bathed in sunlight or not throughout the scene when he and Walter talk in front of Olivia's hospital room.

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Inner Child - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Olivia, Broyles, Peter and Walter are visiting the boy for the first time at the hospital. A small bit of Olivia's hair is in front of her left shoulder. Cut to the immediate next shot from the patient's room and all of her hair is behind of shoulder.

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Bound - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: During one of the shots when they corner Mitchell Loeb at the phone booth, you can briefly see a reflection of the entire crew on one of the cars.

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MooCow

The Road Not Taken - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: At the very beginning of the episode when Susan Pratt is calling for a taxi, you can briefly see the reflection of a boom microphone on the passing taxi.

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MooCow

The Dreamscape - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: During one of the first shots of Olivia in the tank, you can see the reflections of lab lights on the water even though the tank is closed.

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MooCow

The No-Brainer - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: Right as Ella is downloading the brain-melting computer program, when we see Rachel cooking, it is possible to see crew members reflected in the pot on the stove.

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Safe - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Olivia is pretending to be Raoul's friend at the bar where his brother works. When talking to the guy, her hair moves back and forth in front of her right shoulder throughout the whole scene.

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Bound - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Oliva punches Mitchell Loeb and he collapses against the car, you can briefly see the reflection of some crew members, one wearing a yellow jacket.

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The Arrival - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When John Mosley, the stocking-capped man exits his car, you can briefly see the camera's reflection in the glass window behind him.

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Ability - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: After Olivia shuts down the bomb, Peter asks, "How did you do that?" and in the wide shot showing Olivia saying, "I don't know," a light from outside the building brightens the room, and you can briefly see the reflection of a crewmember in the glass window.

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MooCow

Inner Child - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Olivia calls Broyles to ask him to move the child, the shot of Broyles answering the phone is a recycled shot from the episode "Safe". In addition, the shot is flipped, as can be seen by the fact that Broyles' watch is on his right wrist rather than his left.

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Inner Child - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Olivia stops The Artist at a checkpoint, and he touches his face with his hand. When the shot cuts to Olivia, his hand disappears; when the shot cuts back to The Artist, his hand reappears.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When the 747-aircraft of the fake German airline is being shown, you can see the German flag on the plane. But you also see an "N-xxxxx" registration which stands for USA. If it were a real German plane, it would have a "D-xxxx" registration.

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Nothing as It Seems - S4-E16

Other mistake: In the scene where Peter and Lincoln are driving to question Daniel Hicks, a crew member is playing a practical joke that was somehow missed in editing. If you look at the left side of Lincoln's face, someone is hitting him with a laser pointer. This is definitely not part of the script (i.e. Sniper rifle scope), as no one is actively targeting members of Fringe in this part of the show.

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Unleashed - S1-E16

Audio problem: When Olivia calls Astrid to tell her it wasn't Walter's research, we cut to Astrid who says, "Good news", but her lips do not move.

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A New Day in the Old Town - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Lighting equipment is reflected on Nina's sunglasses when she tells Broyles to "save the day" after the Senate hearing.

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White Tulip - S2-E18

Factual error: Right before the cut to the title credits, the Via Rail Canada logo is visible on a train car, even though it is supposed to be taking place in Boston.

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The Same Old Story - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, when Christopher is putting Loraine in the car, her stomach changes from bulging outward to flat and normal in one shot.

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The Ghost Network - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Olivia says "Freshman", Peter and Walter are seen screw driving wires into Roy's head. In the next shot, the wires are gone and they are drilling in his head. Later on, they use the screwdrivers again.

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The No-Brainer - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, when Brian Dempsey is threatening to kill himself, the gun he is pointing at Olivia switches hands. He is holding the revolver under his chin with his right hand in closeups, but in shots of Olivia, he is pointing her gun at her with his left hand.

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The Transformation - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When the sellers get out of their vehicle, the reflection of a camera is visible when they open the doors.

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The Same Old Story - S1-E2

Factual error: An aerial view of the "Miami Tower" (in Miami, Florida, of course) is labeled as "Boston Federal Building".

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6:02 AM EST - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: This is after Olivia has bumped into Walter in the hallway. She gets back into bed and tells Peter that his father is walking around the house naked. Peter laughs and says it's normal for a Tuesday. The sun is on Peter's left cheek in shots from behind Olivia. In the reverse shots from behind him, the sun is missing.

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Walter's hand goes numb, Jean the cow can be seen alone in her pen. Then in the next shot, as Peter walks behind his father, Astrid has instantly appeared in the pen with Jean, brushing her.

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Unleashed - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: The blood stain on the door of the Animal Control van changes in size. It's much larger when Olivia runs past it to help Charlie.

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The Cure - S1-E6

Plot hole: When Charlie looks up the file on David Esterbrook, he says that the file shows that Esterbrook is directly responsible for INtREPUS' "controversial" R&D, including pre-natal gene therapy, human/animal hybridization, and viral warfare. Yet later, Olivia says she can find no dirt on Esterbrook who is, in her words, "cleaner than snow". If INtREPUS kept records of their illegal endeavours, then how come Olivia can't find them when the time calls for it?

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The Cure - S1-E6

Other mistake: In this episode, we discover that Olivia shot her stepfather when she was nine years old. So how could she have possibly become an FBI agent after an incident like this?

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