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.

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

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.

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 Cord - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Norman is in Madeleine's shop, he picks up a chocolate chip cookie. We see him bite it, and we get a good look at the cookie. Then he sees Madeleine and begins talking to her. That is not the same cookie he had, because all of a sudden it has a huge chocolate chip near the top now...when it didn't before.

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

The Deal - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Norma is eating at the diner with the college professor, she is eating a burger halfway through. Shortly afterwards the burger is completely new, intact. (00:19:53)

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

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

Norma Louise Bates: When I moved here, no one prepared me for the colossal, frickin' face-dive off a cliff that living in this crazy town really is.

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