Sherlock (2010)

8 mistakes in The Great Game

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The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After receiving the third pip. Dr. Watson turns on the television to the news. During the news segment, it states the age of Connie Price as 48. Then in the scene immediately following, DI Lestrade says she was 54.

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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)


The Great Game - S1-E3

Character mistake: In the opening scene, Sherlock makes a point to correct Barry's poor grammar. But later, when talking to Watson, Sherlock uses poor grammar by saying "who's sleeping with who." It should be "who's sleeping with whom." Not a mistake Sherlock would make.


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.

The Great Game - S1-E3

Character mistake: Lestrade mentions that there could be some "poor sod covered with semtex on the streets somewhere" when talking about Moriarty's victims, but semtex does not go off via gunshot, much like C4. But that is what happens when one of the victims dies however, so the explosives are not semtex.

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Suggested correction: The term "Semtex" is often used to refer to any plastic explosives, much like the term "Hoover" for a vacuum cleaner or "Kleenex" for a tissue.

But that doesn't negate the mistake.

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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.

The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock pushes the door open to leave the museum, it closes from the other side when reentering the frame. (01:00:56)

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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. (00:05:40 - 00:06:10)


A Study in Pink - S1-E1

John Watson: I just met a friend of yours.
Sherlock Holmes: A friend?
John Watson: An enemy.
Sherlock Holmes: Oh. Which one?
John Watson: Your arch-enemy, according to him. Do people have arch-enemies?
Sherlock Holmes: Did he offer you money to spy on me?
John Watson: Yes.
Sherlock Holmes: Did you take it?
John Watson: No...
Sherlock Holmes: Pity, we could have split the fee. Think it through next time.

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The Reichenbach Fall - S2-E3

Trivia: When Moriarty is stealing the Crown Jewels, Andrew Scott ad-libbed dancing in time to the classical music he is listening to.

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Show generally

Question: Which episode contains the line "I'm not insulting you, I'm describing you?" Google searches turn up nothing but the quote itself, and no further information on the episode or the rest of the scene. If anyone knows the line that led up to it, that would be even better.

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Chosen answer: That line of dialogue has never actually been spoken in any of the Sherlock episodes, during seasons 1-4. However, that line is written in someone's fan-fiction story online, where it's said by Sherlock and directed at Anderson.

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