Sherlock

Sherlock (2010)

6 mistakes in His Last Vow

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His Last Vow - S3-E4

New this month Plot hole: Sherlock enters Magnussen's quarters after Janine lets him in, believing he is going to propose to her. 12 minutes later (which, in film time, is several days later) she is enjoying her "revenge with profits" on Sherlock because she knows his proposal pretext was a lie. Problem: There is no way she could have found that out. She was out cold moments after letting Sherlock in, and Sherlock himself was shot by an assailant, which he had misidentified, before giving his intention away. Someone could have suggested it to her but he or she would have had a very hard time, because it's their words against Sherlock's. The only people whose words would have been more credible because of being on scene are Watson (who wouldn't tell) and Magnussen (whom Janine knows to be in the premium lying business). In fact, if I were the director, I wouldn't bother making up a motive for being a "grasping, opportunistic, publicity-hungry, tabloid whore" (film's own quote). This is ipso facto a motive. People love "profits", not just "revenge with profits." (00:31:00 - 00:43:00)

FleetCommand

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.

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
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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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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

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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