Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode when Tuco shows up at Walter's house in the backseat of Jesse's car, he tells Walter to get in. As they drive off, the shot pans out to show the street sign across from Walter's house. The sign says Piermont, which is the real name of the street. In the show, the Whites live on Negra Arroyo Lane.
Factual error: In the opening scene for the episode, a character commits suicide by electrocuting themselves with a defibrillator. The device used was an AED (automated external defibrillator) which analyses the electrical rhythm of the heart and only delivers a shock when the heart rhythm is ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. In this case, the device would not have delivered a shock as the person did not have both ECG electrodes attached and therefore would not have detected a cardiac rhythm. The person would also have had a normal heart rhythm.
Character mistake: When Hank is brought to the hospital with gunshot wounds, the ambulance and its two EMTs are met outside by two doctors. One doctor says "Let's get him two grams of oxygen. What's his hemoglobin?" This episode's technical adviser was perhaps away for this scene. How much exactly is two grams of oxygen? Orders for administering oxygen would be given in liters, such as two liters per minute (LPM). The line is presumably meant to be 'two liters of oxygen'.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the shootout starts in the previous episode, Walter is handcuffed in the back of the SUV and trying to get to the floorboard to avoid the gunfire, and his glasses eventually fall off. After the gunfight when he is yelling at Jack from the back of the SUV, his glasses are back on his face, which would be hard to do handcuffed.
Character mistake: When Walt is in the bathroom using hydrogen peroxide to clean his leg wound he received from killing Crazy 8, he notices blood on his pants. He tries to clean the bloodstain off with a toothbrush. I think that any and EVERY chemist would know that hydrogen peroxide almost instantly removes blood stains from clothing. But, instead of using this somewhat common knowledge, Walt scrubs the stain with a toothbrush under the sink. Even if he had never heard of this 'trick', given the nature of H2O2 and Walt's understanding of chemistry, he would have realized this chemical solution immediately... Especially since he used the peroxide seconds before discovering the blood stain.
00:15:55 - 00:17:10tigerd
Factual error: The final scene of the episode, the cousins are hiding with other migrants amid a farm truck's bales of straw. One of the migrants claims they are in Texas. However, the mountains in the distance are the Manzano Mountains which are just several miles southeast of Albuquerque, more than 200 miles away from the border with Texas and Mexico. The migrant claims he has gone through this route 3 times, so it is unlikely this would simply be a character mistake.
Continuity mistake: When Walter drops the plate, it shatters into four pieces, with one piece sliding to the edge of the frame, where it stops without splitting further. The other three are in clear view and are in three intact parts. We cut away and back, and now the piece on the right is suddenly shattered into several smaller pieces. Also, the fourth piece that slid out of frame is still there when Walt wakes up, and he picks it up with the rest. The piece that Krazy-8 grabbed was too small to be one of the original four pieces the plate split into, and the piece closest to him didn't shatter further. In addition, when Walter reassembles the plate, the pieces don't match up with what they were in the basement. After the mysterious second shattering, there should be 8 total pieces of plate. If the piece Krazy-8 grabbed broke off from another part, that would mean 9 pieces. Yet Walt's reconstructed plate has only 6 parts plus the gap for Krazy-8's piece. Also, the final plate has smaller pieces at opposite ends, which wouldn't be possible given where the quadrants broke. Walter reassembles the plate upside down, so the part on top to the left of the gap (combined with the piece that is missing) is likely the piece that slid toward Krazy-8. So the large solid piece to the right of the gap would have been the piece that shattered into 5 pieces, but it is intact here. There is also a smaller piece between the piece Krazy-8 could have broken his piece from and the piece next to it, but this piece couldn't have come from either piece when the plate broke or if Krazy-8 broke his piece off the other piece. When Walter picked the pieces up, the piece closest to Krazy-8 was a single piece.
00:23:50 - 00:36:50Vader47000
Continuity mistake: When Hank is standing between the ATM and the pumps at the gas station, the shadow cast by the roof over the pumps shifts between shots. The shot from away, taken next to the pole with the Indian logo was taken earlier in the day, casting a long shadow. The other shots have a higher sun which has moved by several hours.
Continuity mistake: When Walt is sitting on the overpass it is clear that his car is parked on the part that straddles the median between the lanes, but when the shot is inside his car the view appears as if he is parked directly over the right lanes of traffic.
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Continuity mistake: When Pinkman and White are having breakfast in the diner, the items on the table keep changing in each shot. Specifically, the jelly, the milk, the cup with the cream and, most noticeably, the rolled napkin with the cutlery inside: Sometimes folded, others opened.
Other mistake: The configuration of the front side of the house does not match the configuration from the inside. The outside view looking at the house from the street indicates (1) there are no rooms to the right of the garage (when inside there are rooms on the side of the garage). Also when looking at house from street side, to the left of the front door the house comes forward. When inside, (at least in episode 13, season 3) the inside of the house does not extend forward towards the street.
Factual error: When the planes crash over Albuquerque, when the bear is falling towards Walt's house, there is a quick shot of Albuquerque suburbia and mountains. Two major streets are visible, the one on the right is Eubank Blvd and the one in the lower left is Wyoming Blvd, both which run north and south through the city. This means the shot is facing north. There are no mountains immediately north of Albuquerque as shown. The closest mountain range, the Sandia Mountains, are on the east side and wouldn't be in that shot. The closest mountain range in the north are the Jemez Mountains, which are 40 miles away. They would barely be visible in that shot (they would look like blue hills in the distance).
Factual error: When the bear is falling through the sky after the plane crash, it is shown through its point of view. When it starts falling, a shot of northern Albuquerque is shown but when the bear turns over, suddenly it is facing the east. Eubank Blvd is a major north and south street, is seen in the shot of the north. In the latter shot, Candelaria Rd, which is a east and west street is visible. When the bear spun over, it should be showing Eubank Blvd going south.
Other mistake: Walter's pants flying in the air defy the laws of physics. The RV is racing forward and the pants somehow find themselves in front of the RV floating through the air. One could say that the pants perhaps flew forward when the RV 'hit a bump' perhaps. However the RV would have to hit a considerable sudden stop to get the pants to fly forward. The RV then runs over the pants which have fallen to the ground from in front of the RV. This could be ignored as somehow possible due to some strange anomaly. Except near the end of the episode. We see the same pants fly off the mirror of the RV flying backwards. Making it impossible for those same pants to be run over from in front of the RV especially due to the speed at which they are flying backwards straight into the camera shot.
Factual error: Hydrofluoric acid is so dangerous that no high school chemistry lab in the US would have a thimble full of the stuff around, let alone gallons. While it's incredibly toxic it's also a very poor choice for getting rid of bodies, which Walt would know.
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Other mistake: When Walt is ringing Jesse to find out where he is, the call goes straight to voicemail. However, when he rings Jesse from inside Jesse's bedroom, the phone rings before going to voicemail. The mistake being that the call should have gone straight to voicemail.
Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback scene where Jesse breaks into the Whites' house and starts pouring gasoline everywhere before Hank stops him from burning the house down, you can see the outline of a crew member exiting the right side of the dark living room at the beginning of the shot.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Walt and his wife are talking at the breakfast table the milk carton is facing a certain way. Five seconds later it has completely turned the other direction. The wife is holding a baby, and no sound is heard to indicate that she moved the milk carton in any way.
00:10:17 - 00:10:22
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene at the very end, Walter breaks into Jesse's house to take all of their product. As he leaves the kitchen, just as he passes the fridge, Jesse (passed out in this scene) or a crew member can be seen peeking around a doorframe.
Continuity mistake: Walt is driving down a deserted road singing "A Horse with No Name." You can see the roadway behind him through the hole in the headrest. At first, the road is empty. But then a white vehicle quickly approaches. The camera angle changes and there are no vehicles behind him, but a police car coming from the opposite direction passes and makes a u-turn. When the camera angle is back inside Walt's car, the white vehicle turns out to be the police car that just made a u-turn.
Continuity mistake: Walt Jr gets Walt Sr to drink apple juice in the hospital, he takes a drink from a cup that's 3/4 full, then sits the half full cup down. Hank comes in and camera focuses on him. When the camera returns to a wider shot the cup of apple juice is now 3/4 full again.
Continuity mistake: When Badger is talking to the cop at the start, a guy behind them gets on his bike and cycles off behind a pillar but never appears the other side of the pillar. Given the width of the pillar you should see him instantly. He just vanishes.
Continuity mistake: When the woman is collecting the clothing at the Hi-Lo Mart, the position of the shoes she is carrying changes between shots. In the first shot the toes of the shoe are pointed at the ground, In the second they are aimed up over her shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When Mike and Walt and Jesse are driving toward each other in the desert and they both spin out to avoid a wreck, Mike can be seen leaving his Cadillac, which is in the middle of the road/tire tracks, and the front wheels are in the tire tracks. In the middle of the scene, the Cadillac has moved to the right slightly, but is still in the road. At the end of the scene when the three drive off together, the Cadillac is seen off the road, having moved significantly to the right without a driver present.
00:15:15 - 00:16:45Rachael Plotts
Continuity mistake: When Walt asks for the RV to be destroyed, there is tape over the bullet holes on both the inside and the outside of the door. However, when Hank is showing the bullet holes to the owner of the lot, he takes the tape off the outside and the light shines on Walt. No-one has touched the tape on the inside.
00:28:50 - 00:36:00A Demon
Continuity mistake: When Hank arrives with takeout food from Los Pollos Hermanos, Walt picks up a container, but in the next shot he isn't holding it. Also when Walt places a chicken breast on Skyler's plate, it disappears in the next shot, but re-appears in the shot after that. There is a lot of back and forth with the food in this scene.
Factual error: As demonstrated in the earlier scene where Leonel shot the truck driver/arms dealer, bulletproof vests do not make the wearer immune to bullets. Bulletproof vests are only designed to stop penetrating injury- they do not counteract the high energy of an impacting round, which can easily break ribs and cause internal injury. When Hank empties Leonel's dropped gun into Marco, Marco is barely staggered despite the fact that he just took five rapidly fired bullets in quick succession to his upper chest. That many hits at such close range in such a small zone would have, at minimum, shattered several of Marco's ribs and potentially punctured one or both of his lungs - both critical and incapacitating injuries on their own. As a result, Marco should have been unable to lift his gun to shoot Hank twice in the chest, much less swing an axe. Additionally, at least one bullet appears to strike Marco's clavicle and upper shoulder- both areas that are not protected by the vest.
00:44:00 - 00:45:00dmcreif
Continuity mistake: In episode 2-10, Walt installed a new gas water heater. The gas lines run from the left wall to heater mounted on the back wall of the utility room. In episode 4-11, Walt is in the crawl space under the utility room. The gas lines are no longer visible.
Continuity mistake: While Walt is out of his car and arguing with the police officer, there are other cars visible in the far distance behind him. The cars appear and disappear in between shots, there isn't time for them to pass and we don't hear them pass.
Continuity mistake: When season 1 left off, at the very end of the last episode, Tuco examines the blue meth seriously and says, "What is this shit? This is blue." At the start of season 2, the scene is repeated, only when Tuco sees the blue meth, he laughs and then says "What is this? It's blue." Even though its supposed to be the same scene, the dialogue is slightly different and Tuco's demeanor is completely different.
Continuity mistake: When Walt is talking about his operation, in the hospital Cafeteria after Hank is shot. He says the line "Lying there waiting for them to anesthetize you." From one angle, he is shown looking forward, while from the next angle, he is turned around facing Marie.
Visible crew/equipment: Skyler is making copies and the scene starts with a shot looking down into the copier (the green light). When the shot lightens a bit as the copier continues, you can see the camera lens. This makes sense because the camera is sitting directly on the copier looking down.
Continuity mistake: Just after Hank crushes Leonel's legs by backing into him, Marco starts shooting into Hank's Jeep. You can see Hank crawling into the rear seat to escape through the side door. But as soon as the camera angle changes to inside the Jeep, Hank is back in the driver's seat and crawls out again.
Continuity mistake: When we see the basement while Krazy-8 is alive, we can see that there is no light coming in from outside or any windows. When Jesse returns and goes to the basement all of a sudden there is loads of daylight streaming into the basement.
Other mistake: At the end, we see the gunfight between Tuco's cousins and Hank. Several shots are fired, cars smash into each other, a woman runs off screaming. So not a "quiet" attack. However, as the camera zooms out to show the carnage, 2 people who are not involved in the attack, are just stood talking in the car park. A bit odd since there has been a very clear shoot out.
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