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.
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.
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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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.
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. This episode was supposedly meant to be in season 1 as ep 21 or 22. Unknown why they didn't air it then, and decided to put it in the middle of season 2 (for no apparent reason).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?