Best mystery TV revealing mistakes of all time

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The Magician - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: When Oliver meets Thea at the Grind and Jot Cafe (Which looks unsurprisingly like CC Jitters) you can see the cups on the table are from CC Jitters. (00:20:50)

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Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Elsa is waiting in the lobby, she's wearing a dress which shows her normal, not wooden legs. It's very apparent when she is crying on the floor.

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Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: The fan letter Monk wrote to shirt Inspector 8, shown in close-up where it hangs on her work station wall, consists of the same paragraph printed out twice. (00:06:45)

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Spark of Life - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 5 Episode 18 "Spark of Life": when they show a closeup of the badly-burned woman during her debridement, it can be seen that even though her eyebrows and hair and, in fact, 90% of her skin has been burned away, she still has long, full eyelashes.

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And Then There Were None - S6-E16

Revealing mistake: Samuel is very much dead, laid out on the table in the canning factory employee lounge, but as Sam stands over him, talking about whether or not it was right to gank him, you can see Samuel's chest rising and falling as he breathes. (00:26:30)

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A Question of Fear - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: The solid brick wall bends like vinyl when Colonel Malloy touches it.

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The Werewolf - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: It is obviously a dummy in a woman's dress the werewolf throws into the empty swimming pool.

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A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In the fight at the end of the B scenario, Number 6 has a small problem. His pants split open in the back. Fortunately, they somehow manage to mend themselves again.

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My Three Witches - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: Before Jason Dean is shot outside the penthouse, Phoebe is waving her hands trying to convince him that the world is not real and you can already see blood on her fingers.

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Tabula Rasa - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: With Marshal Mars in pursuit, as Ray drives his pickup, he holds the steering wheel with his left hand, and his stiff prosthetic right arm is down at his side. When Kate grabs for the steering wheel, in the side exterior shot the stunt driver is quite noticeable, as he grips and turns the steering wheel with his good right hand/arm. (00:30:40)

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Maternity - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: All the babies in the incubation room are, very evidently, dolls. When one is driven inside, his cries are heard but he doesn't mouth them.

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Entrance Wound - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: While Horatio and Alexx are examining the prostitute's body, you can see the corpse breath in a side view

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Brutus - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Davis, the psychiatrist, is the second man to be killed. Although he was shot at five times, only the first two wounds, which are the highest, give blood, while the lower and later three do not.

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The Truth Is Out There - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Gibbs finds a bunch of cash hidden in the victim's speaker. "For Motion Picture Use Only" is printed on them.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: While the computer is being infected with the virus, Peterson turns away from the screen to face Scully. Two seconds later, after the shot of Scully, the same shot is shown again but in reverse so that Peterson turns back to the screen. It's more obvious if you look at the weird way his eyes blink in the reversed shot. (00:39:50)

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The Blind Banker - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When they are watching for vases, the auction website has no proper domain. It is loaded locally from the C:\ drive. (00:55:00)

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the typewriter is being used at the end, the keys being pressed don't correspond to the words appearing on the paper. Obvious from the start - the first letter pressed is on the middle row of the keyboard, but the first word typed is "unacceptable".

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All That Remains - S8-E14

Revealing mistake: When Agent Hotchner receives a text from JJ while interviewing the suspect, it is actually a screenshot. You can see Camera Roll in the upper left hand corner, "2 of 2" where JJ's name should be, and the Share/Play/Delete banner at the bottom. It is covered by Agent Hotchner quickly tapping on the screen to clear the banners. (00:16:15)

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Episode 5 - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Capri crashes into the goal net & they go to arrest the suspect you can see sky satellite dishes on the houses in front of them. Satellite TV didn't start in the UK until the 80s.

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Killer Instinct - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The re-use of a brief scene from the pilot episode, inserted during Nick and LaCroix's vampire battle in the warehouse, creates the unfortunate problem of Nick completely changing clothes in the middle of the fight. (00:37:35)

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