Elementary

Elementary (2012)

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While You Were Sleeping - S1-E2

New today Other mistake: When Sherlock was slapped, he later says he was surprised because the girl who slapped him was a "lefty." Then he rubs his right cheek and says it's leathery from all the slaps he's gotten, while the left is soft. This is backwards - anyone hitting him with their right hand would hit his left cheek.

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On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.

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Possibility Two - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Sherlock and Watson are riding in a limousine. They are seated on the back-facing seats of the limo. Thee are 2 passengers seating on the back seats. The street background visible through the back and side windows shows traffic and the limo moving forward. Some shots of Sherlock show the background traffic moving in the right direction (backwards) and one shot shows traffic moving in the opposite direction, as if Sherlock was seating on the back seat or the limo was moving In reverse.

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Details - S1-E16

Character mistake: When looking at the car near the start, Sherlock says he can tell by the pattern of the bullet holes that the gun was fired in 3 round bursts. But when we saw the attack earlier, the gun fired in bursts of different lengths.

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Fidelity - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Marcus and Joan are watching Gephardt's video, he says he's taken lives. At this point the play bar is by his fingers. It cuts to Marcus and Joan, and we hear the video continue to play for more than 12 seconds. When it cuts back to the video, the play bar is nearly in the same position, when it should be well past his hands and near his elbow.

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Bishop73

How the Sausage Is Made - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock puts down the meat sample in the cup, you see the toothpick tilt over to the side. In the next shot, the toothpick is straight up and down. In some shots, the meat sample in the cup are gone.

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Bang Bang Shoot Chute - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Shinwell and Sherlock are playing chess, the captured pieces move around in various shots. For example, Shinwell takes Sherlock's knight, he places it closer to him than the pawn. In the next shot the pawn is closer to him. It changes a few more times as do the captured white pieces.

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How the Sausage Is Made - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: The note Watson picks up changes when it switches to a close up view of the writing. For example, you can see one line ends with "you when" and another line ends with "not" (being underlined). In the close up the corresponding lines end with "you when I" and "not to" (not still being underlined).

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To Catch a Predator Predator - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Joan is sitting on the couch folding ties while Shinwell tries on a shirt, she has a folded up blue tie with white dots. When the camera cuts back to her and she's now folding a gray tie, you can see the blue tie with white dots, unfolded, lying on the clothes. Previously there was no tie there. And in the next shot of her, she once again folding the blue tie and the gray tie can't be seen.

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Fidelity - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: Sherlock's flashlight keeps swapping hands when he and Watson are searching through the filing cabinets.

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The Ballad of Lady Frances - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: While talking with the guitar expert, Joan places the guitar down on the sofa with the fretboard facing away from her. When the guitar expert comes and sits down next to her, the guitar's fretboard is suddenly facing her.

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The Best Way Out Is Always Through - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: When Bell and Holmes are looking at the files, there's an open book next to Bell. When he starts texting, with both hands, the book becomes closed in one shot and then back open in the next.

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Bishop73

Internal Audit - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Cloe and Watson are talking and drinking tea in the kitchen, the positions of the cups and the teabag string change depending on the camera angle. Not just where on the placemat, but the orientation.

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Step Nine - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Holmes finds Lestrade in the bar, Lestrade is seen putting his glass down, but in the next shot he's still holding the glass up. The items on the bar change around too, depending on the camera angle.

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Child Predator - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, the way Holmes holds the photo is different in consecutive shots.

00:01:00

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: The set light is reflected on Joan's car as she returns to it after talking to the victim who survived.

00:21:35

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We Are Everyone - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Sherlock and Joan are sitting on a street restaurant. The restaurant glass door opens in the background and you can see a light box reflected on it.

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The Woman - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: It's a valiant effort, but the scenes of Sherlock & Irene in a London street are shot in New York. Not only is the architecture wrong but you can see a U.S. pedestrian crossing signal over Irene's shoulder.

00:16:15

The Grand Experiment - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: Watson came to Mycroft's place, spent the night and was awoken by Sherlock (this episode) the next day. Somehow she had a nightie and a brand new outfit.

00:00:05

One Way to Get Off - S1-E7

Character mistake: Sherlock states that Sean Figueroa has "such blue eyes" even though he has brown eyes.

00:39:05

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