Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time (2011)

117 mistakes in season 1

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Snow Falls - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the horse carriage is ambushed, just as Princess Abigail can be heard screaming "Please, help me", the camera pans downward and a horse wrangler wearing a blue baseball cap can be seen in the lower left hand corner, hiding behind one of the horses.

00:03:20

Kylantha

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Emma and Henry meet Archie in the streets of Storybrooke, as Emma opens and closes her car door, a reflection of a white lighting screen and a camera can be seen on the door.

00:17:00

Kylantha

Desperate Souls - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: After the scene with Emma and Henry at the playground, there is a wide shot of Storybrooke Main Street. As the camera pans down, in the upper right hand corner, you can see the clock tower, but without the top two stories (the top two layers of the clock tower, including the clock, are CGI).

00:06:15

Kylantha

Dreamy - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Bossy is cutting Dreamy's beard, Dreamy asks "Who was the woman I saw?" and Bossy stops cutting, but a couple of shots later, Dreamy's beard is suddenly much shorter.

00:10:00

Kylantha

The Stranger - S1-E20

Revealing mistake: In the very first shot of Emma and August on the motorcycle, you can see the faces of Jennifer Morrison's and Eion Bailey's stunt doubles.

00:20:25

Kylantha

Dreamy - S1-E14

Character mistake: In the evening, Emma states that Kathryn Nolan has been missing for 24 hours, meaning that this episode takes place the day after Kathryn disappeared. When Emma investigates Kathryn's car, David tells Emma that he last spoke to Kathryn "yesterday afternoon" (and stresses that he is telling the truth), and that he hasn't spoken to her since he ended their relationship. However, "What Happened to Frederick" establishes that David broke up with Kathryn the day before she tried to leave town and disappeared, because when Kathryn apologized to Regina, Regina referred to the events surrounding the break-up as "what happened yesterday." Emma checks Kathryn's phone records and finds out that Kathryn talked to David on the phone the day she disappeared, but David could not have referred to that conversation, since "Red-Handed" and "Heart of Darkness" both establish that he doesn't remember the phone call because of a memory blackout. Making matters even more complicated is that when Sidney shows up with the phone records, Emma specifically says to him that David told her that he DIDN'T speak to Kathryn that day, which, in fact, he said he did.

00:12:45 - 00:26:45

Kylantha

The Stranger - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: There's a flashback to the life of young Pinocchio, played by brown-eyed Jakob Davies. But adult Pinocchio, Eion Bailey, has striking bright-blue eyes. It's possible that a blue-eyed child may grow up to have brown eyes, but the opposite does not happen.

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The Thing You Love Most - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Emma is reading the Storybrooke Daily Mirror in Granny's Diner, the article on the front page is just the same block of text repeated three times.

00:12:10

Kylantha

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When Emma and Graham are chasing after the wolf into the graveyard, there is a shot where the wolf turns its head toward them, closes its mouth and perks up its ears, while growling. The wolf howls, before turning its head toward them again, and you can see that it is exactly the same shot that was used earlier, only this time, the wolf can be heard whimpering.

00:28:40

Kylantha
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The Price of Gold - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Sheriff Graham pulls in front of Emma in a police car, the big sign on the storefront behind Emma says "Storybrooke Coffee Co." However, as Graham gets out of the car, you can see a circular sign on the side of the building, which says "Steveston Coffee Co"; Steveston is the Canadian town which doubles as the backdrop for the town of Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time.

00:05:30

Kylantha
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The Thing You Love Most - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Emma walks Henry to school, as Emma says "Because I'm the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming?", a reflection of the clock tower building is visible in the window behind her, only there's no clock (the top two layers of the clock tower, including the clock, are visual effects).

00:13:40

Kylantha

The Thing You Love Most - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, as Regina stops below the clock tower and gazes at the clock, there is no sign on the blue building in the background, next to Storybrooke Country Bread. When she notices Emma's car, there is a sign on the building.

02:55:00

Kylantha

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Emma arrives in town, two Storybrooke businesses, Standard Clocks and its neighbour, Modern Fashions, can be seen in a shot though a window. In the shot from above where Emma's car slows down, the name on Standard Clocks is Kaido (a real-life business in Steveston, the Canadian town which doubles as the town of Storybrooke), and there is now a white sign on Modern Fashions, which wasn't there in the first shot.

00:15:45

Kylantha

The Price of Gold - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Emma leaves the apartment to go looking for Ashley, she and Henry walk down the streets of Storybrooke, toward Emma's car. As Emma says, "Because I know", in the background, you can see a business called Steveston WineMakers. Steveston is the name of the Canadian town which doubles as the town of Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time.

00:14:35

Kylantha

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the hands on the clock tower move forward for the first time. In the wide shots, the circle surrounding the clock, as well as the wooden beams forming the outer edges of the area around the clock face, are white. In the close-up where the minute hand moves, the circle and edges are brown. Also, in the wide shots, the area around the clock face of the building is shaped like a square, but in the close-up, it is in the shape of a trapezoid. The same thing happens when the clock moves in "The Thing You Love Most", "A Land Without Magic" and "Darkness on the Edge of Town."

00:41:25

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Graham is arguing with Emma at the beginning of the episode, in the very first shot outside Granny's, they are approaching a shop called Worthington's Haberdashery. As the shot ends, they are still a few meters away from it, but in the next shot, they are already in front of it.

00:01:50

Kylantha

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Emma Swan has a flower tattoo on her left wrist. It can be glimpsed during her date with Ryan, and is visible when she's sitting at the table with Mary Margaret in "The Thing You Love Most", and when she's on the phone with Ruby in "Red-Handed." However, when she opens the door for Henry in "Pilot", the tattoo is gone. The same thing happens when she unlocks the door to her room at the inn in "The Thing You Love Most" (in the scene where she is evicted), and when she's pressing a pack of ice against her wound in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

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A Land Without Magic - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Emma finds Snow White's glass coffin, there's a hole in the lid. In the overhead shot, the hole is rather small, but in the shot from inside the coffin, the size of the hole has changed dramatically. In the next shot, it is small again.

00:20:15

Kylantha

An Apple Red as Blood - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: In Regina's dream, when she walks away from the dinner table to answer the doorbell, she is wearing black pants. When she is tied to the tree, her pants are grey.

00:01:05

Kylantha

The Stranger - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Emma and August are walking down the street in the morning, as he says "Take the day off. Come with me, and I'll show you", behind them, a man and a woman can be seen crossing the street. In the next shot, the exact same couple crosses the street again.

00:01:50

Kylantha

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