Bates Motel

Visiting Hours - S5-E9

Factual error: In Oregon and New Jersey, state law requires that a gas station attendant pump the gas. Romero pulls into an Oregon gas station and encounters a nosey person. They are both pumping their own gas.

Check-Out - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Norman visits Caleb at the motel on his own, after hearing Norma and Dylan argue, he gets into an argument with Caleb. Norman then pulls a knife out high above his head, at which point you see it is a prop/rubber type knife. The handle aimed at Caleb but the force Freddie Highmore has used to pull the knife up and back causes the blade to bend and aim toward the ceiling.

Trust Me - S1-E4

Other mistake: After the scene where Norman texts Bradley that he is coming over, the next shot is Norman looking at the small transcript of his messages to her. If you look, you can see that the transcript starts at 2:34 PM. However, it's nighttime. You can even see the time says 2:34 PM at the top of the phone screen. Also, the original text of 'Hey' is missing although he texted her immediately after receiving it with 'I want to come over and see you.' (00:37:40)

The Vault - S4-E6

Factual error: When Dylan gets a call on his cell phone, it's from an 8-digit Costa Rica number, but caller ID shows +1 506 2555 0122. +1 is the US international code.

Bishop73

The Vault - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Norma reaches over to touch Chick's walking stick with her right hand, but the next shot shows her using her left hand.

Scott215

Norman - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: The open eyeballs of Norma Bates' corpse move as Norman holds her head in his hands.

Scott215

The Convergence of the Twain - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: Norma's headstone gives a year of death as 2015. It also gives Norman's birth year as 1995, making him 20 when she died, but it is repeatedly stated that Norman is 18 when he enters Pine view, and Norma died 2 weeks later.

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Suggested correction: Norma doesn't die 2 weeks after they move to Pineview, she dies roughly 2 years later. Dylan & Emma have a baby, then in later scenes a 2/3 year old child.

Pineview Institute is the mental hospital Norman enters (during season 4) and they say he's 18 and has to sign the consent forms. Then at the end of season 4, Norman kills his mother (Norma), which is about 2 weeks later. The city the Bates moved to is White Pine Bay. In season 5 (which is set 2 years after season 4 ends) every time we see Norma, it's Norman hallucinating as she's already dead.

Bishop73

The Immutable Truth - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: In the woods after Norma takes the gun away, as she's talking to Norman; her hand changes between shots from resting around his neck to around his ear, with her thumb placed in from of Norman's ear. It changes about 6 times.

Bishop73
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Bad Blood - S5-E3

Other mistake: When Norman and Madeleine are talking outside the Motel about Sam, the left side of the screen appears to be split down the middle after Norman says "Because you know it's safe to tell me", causing a weird effect on the chair that Madeleine is sitting in.

THGhost

Show generally

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Emma is talking with Norman, she drops the newspaper (of Bradley) in front of him. If you pause it and read the newspaper you can see the text has been repeated once for the text about Bradley and many more times for the news item below that. (00:41:35)

jayixz

Dark Paradise - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Emma is talking with Caleb in the kitchen, the slice of cake in front of Caleb keeps moving between shots.

THGhost

Dark Paradise - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Caleb visits Emma and Dylan, Caleb holds baby Kate. When he gives her back to Dylan, the baby is a doll.

THGhost

Forever - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Dylan confronts Norma with the earring of Emma's mother, he is holding it aloft in his right hand. Shots from Dylan's right rear and his hand is at waist level, the next shot from the front and it is held aloft again.

Scott215

Forever - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: Norma is driving her car as landscape and cars traveling opposite her flash by. In her driver side mirror, there is no reflection of the cars passing by, the road, or any landscape. The mirror is blank.

Scott215

Unfaithful - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: From her left side, Norma is fiddling with her wedding ring while lying in bed with Norman, but her hands are separate in the view from her right side, then playing with her ring as the shot switches back to her left side.

Scott215

The Vault - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After Chick leaves, Alex approaches Norma with his arms outstretched. The immediate shot from Alex's rear and his arms are at his side.

Scott215

The Vault - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: During Norman's hypnotherapy, he remembers approaching his Dad as he is passed out on the table, and his Dad's right arm is at his side. As Norman comes abreast of his Dad, his Dad's right arm is now on the table.

Scott215

The Vault - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Alex meets Rebecca in the restaurant and slides her the key, her hands are down. The immediate shot after and her right hand is holding a cup of coffee.

Scott215

The Vault - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Norma's hands change from clasped to unclasped several times as she is speaking with Dylan in the Bates house.

Scott215

Lights of Winter - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In the V.I.P. room of the strip club, the dancer straddling Norman stands up. In the next shot shown in the mirror, the dancer stands up again.

Scott215

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