Elementary

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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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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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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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.

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Continuity mistake: In the title sequence a Rube Goldberg machine can be seen. The error can be seen by watching the four revolvers rotating and then a single revolver firing. When you look at all four revolvers, there are hand grips in each one, but in the closeup shot of one actually firing, the hand grip is empty.

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It Serves You Right to Suffer - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Joan accuses Agent Whitlock of gathering intel to rip off/ambush/rob the gangs, a woman enters the hall behind her. Moments later, the woman disappears having never walked past Joan or Agent Whitlock. She didn't open any of the doors in the hallway either since she was walking straight down the hallway.

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Render, and Then Seize Her - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: While talking Paige picks up a small white Chinese food takeout container to close it and puts it back down on the desk. She picks up a the larger container that has the red pictures and the word enjoy on it and starts to close it. In the closeup she has the small white container back in her hand.

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The Woman - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock first accuses Irene of working for Moriarty, he pins her to a bookcase. When she shoves him away and breaks free, her hair ends up arranged with some strands in front of her. During the following minute, those strands repeatedly switch back and forth from behind her shoulders to in front of them.

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Risk Management - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: While Joan and Sherlock are chatting, Joan is trying to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but the shots alternate between the two and Joan repeats her movements, wipes the peanut butter over and over on the bread, and changes her mind with the jelly bread.

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The Long Fuse - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: The brownstone has two front doors, an outer door and an inner door. In scenes before this one and after this one, the outer door is made of wood and the inner door has a large glass panel, at the top, but in this episode the outer door has a large glass panel, at the top, so they can see who it is before opening the door.

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One Way to Get Off - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Joan and Sherlock are chatting in the living room. Joan has her hands in her lap, then she is resting her right arm on the arm of the chair.

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The Rat Race - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the final scene Watson finishes tying her shoelaces. Next shot she is still tying them.

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The Rat Race - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Watson has just been ambushed with a date by her friend at the very beginning. She is reaching for her coffee cup. In the immediate next shot, her hand is down by her side.

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An Unnatural Arrangement - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start, when the woman first fires at the door the holes are quite dark and splintered. Then when she moves to pick up the phone the holes look far neater, like they've been drilled.

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Heroine - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When Detective Bell receives a phone call from Gregson in Holmes' house, he rushes upstairs and bangs on the bathroom door - Sherlock is inside, he said he wanted a shower. Bell rattles the handle, but finds the door locked, so he kicks the door in. But Sherlock didn't lock the door. The lock is above the handle and Sherlock did not use it.

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One Way to Get Off - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the prison, Captain Gregson takes five shoes out of a suitcase, but when it comes time to leave, Gregson doesn't put the shoes back in the suitcase because they are already there, and he could not have done it without us seeing it.

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Details - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Joan meets with her therapist, the nook behind Joan is brightly lit. The nook goes back and forth from brightly lit to very dark, sometimes in the space of a three-second cut to the therapist.

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Sherlock Holmes: If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.

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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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Sherlock's brother Mycroft has an international franchise of restaurants called Diogenes. This is a reference to the Diogenes Club, the gentleman's club Mycroft co-founded in the Holmes short stories.

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