Sherlock
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The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock is backstage at the circus and finds the yellow spray paint, he draws a line on the mirror. In the next shot, the line he drew is completely different (and in fact is more of a squiggle). (01:07:40)

Many Happy Returns - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The underground car seen in the CCTV video is a different car design from the one where the heroes defuse the bomb (central line design vs another design). The rounded doors is the most visible proof.

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Suggested correction: The Underground Car seen is a Jubilee Line stock (1996) however is reportedly the District Line, it is also different to the car with the bomb later in the episode as the one with the bomb is actually a District Line train (D stock).

A Study in Pink - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Sherlock and John get into the taxi in Baker Street (leaving to go to the scene of their first case) you can see a filming crane reflected in the back of the taxi.

Liam D

The Reichenbach Fall - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Moriarty puts the gum on the glass case around the crown jewels, the gum moves between shots.

The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock and Watson first get to the bank, the time for New York is 7:45, then when Sherlock is trying to find out who the message is for, the time for New York is 7:20.

The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When they are watching for vases, the auction website has no proper domain. It is loaded locally from the C:\ drive. (00:55:00)

His Last Vow - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the lab where they're testing Sherlock for drugs, Sherlock stands with his arms folded, then down, then folded, then down. Molly goes to reproach him, his arms are folded. The slaps somehow happen with his arms down.

The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Other mistake: At the end of the episode, the evil Shan is texting with (most likely) Moriarity. She is sitting at a desk facing a wall and yet the laser targeting ray appears directly on her forehead, which could only come through a window directly opposite her.

bnemirow

The Hounds of Baskerville - S2-E2

Factual error: Sherlock finds a photo of Major Barrymore's father and says he's wearing the Distinguished Service Order. The ribbon is not that of the DSO.

Necrothesp
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His Last Vow - S3-E4

Other mistake: The helicopter that takes Sherlock and Watson to Magnussen's house is the same one Mycroft arrives in later. Tail number G-VGMG.

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The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when John is going to the refrigerator, a white skull can be seen on the left side of the kitchen table amongst all Sherlock's science equipment. When he closes the refrigerator door again after discovering the severed head, the skull has disappeared. As he's leaving the kitchen, the skull reappears. (00:03:25)

Chitarra10

His Last Vow - S3-E4

Factual error: Sherlock takes pains to explain in detail that he will deliberately corrupt the magnetic code stripe on an access control card he intends to use to enter the elevator to the villain's penthouse, by carrying it next to an operational cell phone. (This is possible due to the low frequency magnetic field from a phone's vibration motor.) But when he actually goes to access the elevator, he simply touches his access card to the reader instead of swiping or inserting the card through a slot, which is how a magnetic stripe reader would operate. The elevator uses an RFID proximity reader, not a magnetic stripe reader - a phone wouldn't corrupt an embedded RFID tag.

Stringman

The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In the bank where Sherlock is trying to get a view of the painting with the Chinese numbers, he backs into a pillar, which wobbles. (00:11:25)

59211john

The Final Problem - S4-E4

Other mistake: When Watson was in the well he was chained down, so the way they rescued him with a helicopter using only rope makes no sense. He couldn't have climbed the rope while his legs were still chained down.

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Suggested correction: It would be a small matter to lower him bolt cutters or some other device to detach the chain before lifting him out.

Jason Hoffman

A Scandal in Belgravia - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: We see John come into the room and stand next to Mrs. Hudson and put on his coat. After a few shots Mrs. Hudson walks away with the plates and says, "Lovely tune, Sherlock..." As she's walking away we see John isn't wearing his coat, and he puts it on again. (00:50:00)

The Hounds of Baskerville - S2-E2

Deliberate mistake: The army major wears a full beard. British Army personnel may not wear beards. (The beard is a nod to the original canon character on which he's based, John Barrymore, who is described in the book multiple times as being a "black-bearded man").

Necrothesp

The Reichenbach Fall - S2-E3

Plot hole: For the supposed code that hacks into UK system, Sherlock deduces that the finger taps are counted as 1s in the binary code and the rest (while Moriarty's fingers are in the air) are taken as 0s. Sherlock can't know the rate at which the rests are counted in the binary code that he thinks Moriarty tapped out. So even if the key code was real, he wouldn't have known what it was.

A Study in Pink - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Early in the episode Sherlock and Dr. Watson enter a cab in daylight for a ride to the crime scene in Brixton, which is a part of greater London. It is night when they arrive.

bnemirow
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His Last Vow - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock is being rushed to the hospital, when the paramedic rips open his shirt the body has body hair, but all the topless scenes following show that Cumberbatch has a hairless chest.

whatfriedrice

The Great Game - S1-E3

Factual error: In a couple of scenes with the mobile phone when Sherlock is talking to the girl and she hangs up, the soundtrack has a audible "dial tone" inserted. Mobile phones don't have dial tones.

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