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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).

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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).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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.

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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.

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The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock pulls the gun on Moriarty in the pool scene, he is holding it with two hands but then puts one hand down. In the next shot, he has two hands on the gun again. Then again in the next shot he only has one hand on the gun.

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The Lying Detective - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: After Sherlock repeatedly tells Culverton that he doesn't want to die, in the closeup Culverton increases the dosage with his right hand, but when it cuts to the wideshot he's doing it with his left hand.

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The Empty Hearse - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: The train carriage that disappears is a Jubilee line carriage. These trains have the bars inside them painted bright yellow. However, later on in the episode when Sherlock discovers the disappeared carriage, it has magically turned into a District line carriage (the bars inside are bright green).

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The Sign of Three - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The scene where Sherlock says "Vatican Cameos" he is seen to be facing the right side of the shot. Yet in the shot before that he is facing the left side of the shot from the back.

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The Empty Hearse - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: As Sherlock and John approach the missing subway car, and especially as they bend to peer beneath it, the interior of the car to a distance of several feet is plainly visible through the window of the door (you can see the curved ceiling inside and some unlit fluorescent light bars). However, an interior shot then shows that there is a closed door inside the car, a foot or so inside the exterior door, that Sherlock has to push open to enter the car proper. This door should have blocked their view of the inside of the car before they entered. It didn't, so it has gone from open to closed between shots without anyone touching it.

01:05:35

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The Reichenbach Fall - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sherlock is on the roof of the hospital with Moriarty, when Moriarty shoots himself in the mouth, when the camera shot quickly changes from a close up and Sherlock moves back, the gun disappears from Moriarty's hand (to the right of Sherlock). In the next shot of him, it's still in his hand.

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A Study in Pink - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As Sherlock and Watson come out of their apartment to hail a taxi to be taken to Brixton and the scene of a murder, two extras can be seen in the shot - one crossing the road and one walking up the far side of the street. At the top of the street there are two white colored cars, but they suddenly disappear, to be replaced by a dark colored car. Also the light of the building across the road is suddenly turned on.

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His Last Vow - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When the surgeons revive Sherlock, the tube/string holding his breathing tube changes positions multiple times.

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The Sign of Three - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: Sherlock is dancing with the bridesmaid towards the end. When they stop and are talking with Watson, Sherlock's hands keep switching from being behind him to in front of him, depending on the camera angle.

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The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock goes to look out the window at John leaving (after the tiff about the head in the fridge), his dressing gown is hanging off his right shoulder, exposing his t-shirt. Next there is a wider shot of him from behind, and his dressing gown is on straight, covering both shoulders properly. Then there's another closeup and it's off the right shoulder again.

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A Scandal in Belgravia - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: At Buckingham Palace, Watson has just sat down next to Sherlock. There is a red pillow between then on the couch. It moves, sometimes sitting straight and sometimes tilted, between shots throughout the scene.

00:14:45

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A Scandal in Belgravia - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Mycroft is talking to Watson, he folds his hands and places his head on them. However, in the next shot, his hands are a couple inches away from his face.

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Sherlock Holmes: Punch me in the face.
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Mistakes

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).

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Trivia

Sherlock's parents are played by Benedict Cumberbatch's real-life parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton.

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