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The Angel Maker - S4-E2

Other mistake: At the start, it's nighttime when the unsub hides in the house of the soon-to-be victim who goes to sleep when her alarm clock reads 'Tue 11:06', and then we see the time morph to 'Tue 1:13' when the victim is sound asleep, before the unsub comes out of the closet to kill her. However, the time on the clock should actually read 'Wed 1:13'.

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A Kind of a Stopwatch - S5-E4

Other mistake: When McNulty uses the stopwatch to rob a bank, he goes through a small wooden door and past the employees. With time frozen, the small door should have stayed open but immediately swings shut.

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End of the Tunnel - S1-E13

Other mistake: When Michael climbs up the rope to get to the room below the infirmary, the rope is hanging from the manhole cover, but he still manages to lift the cover whilst hanging from it. In the next shot where he looks down the manhole, its clear that there is nothing other than the rope he could have held on to while lifting the cover. An impressive accomplishment, defying the laws of gravity. (00:38:00)

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Suggested correction: I disagree, in the earlier episode where Michael actually climbs out of the water and attaches the rope, when climbing up through the manhole cover he uses a lip to support himself first.

Yes but the point of the mistake is that Michael is solely hanging from a rope that is attached to the man hole cover. While his weight is on the rope, he managed to lift the manhole cover. The lip mentioned is created when the cover is lifted.

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The water at the correct level helps him to swim up and push the metal attached to the rope.

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Agenda for Murder - S9-E3

Other mistake: In the home of a murder victim, Columbo presses the telephone's "redial" button to see who was called most recently. A seven-digit number is displayed but only six beeps are heard as the number is redialed. Later, attorney Oscar Finch places a call by dialing only five numbers.

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Do You Take Dexter Morgan? - S3-E12

Other mistake: The marriage certificate for Rita's first marriage shows her date of birth as 04-19-1989 and Dexter states she married at 16. The marriage date is 08-16-1989, when she would have been 4 months old. She also would only be 17 at the start of the series (2006) if she was born in 1989. (00:13:45)

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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)

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A Question of Fear - S2-E18

Other mistake: After Malloy shoots himself his hand does not drop the gun onto the table. Instead, his hand places the gun on the table then his fingers gently shoves the gun out of his hand.

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Clash of the Megazords - S1-E29

Other mistake: When TJ goes to get the Phantom Ranger's ruby, he is standing on top of the battery pack on the Turbo Megazord. There are no other places for him to stand. After he destroys and knocks off the battery pack, in the next shot he is still standing in the same place, but there is nothing for him to stand on.

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Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: The Monster appearing in the pilot and causing the turbine to explode is a mistake (not trivia). This is actually an artefact of poor CGI effects that was left in the show in error. It was confirmed by the producers. You can see it best here: http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Image:Turbine_Explosion.gif.

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Alter Boys - S2-E6

Other mistake: In the scene where Grissom is talking to the coroner about the man who was shot and strangled with his tie, you can see the actor that played the body breathing. (00:07:30 - 00:08:00)

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Other mistake: Episode 13-12: "Shadow (2)." When Cruger is challenged to defeat 100 robots, a red countdown meter appears on the screen, ticking down each time Cruger dispatches an opponent. When the counter is at 21, Cruger slices his sword at a robot, which then goes down. But the counter stays at 21 and only goes to 22 when he slices at the next robot. Every robot in the sequence goes down after a single hit from Cruger's sword.

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Brace for Impact - S1-E21

Other mistake: When Agent Wells tells the White House they need to alert the Pentagon that Lozano is inside the Pentagon, she is told "it's already done, they are locking down the building right now." Then, later in the same episode, we see Lozano use a key card to easily pass through the building. (00:15:45 - 00:21:15)

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Lucky - S1-E8

Other mistake: In the two scenes that occur at Lucky's base in Iraq, it is quite obvious the writers did not do much research about the Army in Iraq now, or the Army in general. Alcohol is not allowed on any US base anywhere in the Middle East during the current conflict, and this is true for all branches of the military. Even if Lucky did manage to procure contraband alcohol, he would not drink it openly, because an MP would arrest him within minutes. If he appeared in his Sergeant's tent drunk, he would be arrested, and severely disciplined, probably demoted. No one on a US base would be known as a habitual drunk, because anyone found drunk more than once would be either sent back to the states for rehab, or dishonorably discharged. Also, in the US Army, Sergeants are never addressed as "Sir." This is one of the very first things a new recruit learns at Basic Training, and it is drilled into him. It is extraordinarily unlikely that a soldier would slip up and call a sergeant "Sir" once, let alone repeatedly, as Lucky's buddy does. After the first time, the Sergeant would correct him.

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Destiny (2) - S1-E22

Other mistake: When Max heals Kyle's bullet wound, the blood disappears from Kyle's t-shirt, but blood from Liz's bullet wound in the pilot episode stained her waitress uniform and did not disappear when she was healed by Max.

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Careful What U Wish 4 - S1-E14

Other mistake: During the scene after the fund raising dance when Lucas offers to take Hanna home, she calls him Ian when she says that she is going home with Emily and Spencer. Even if she says "I kind of promised them", the subtitles say Ian.

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Kill Switch - S5-E23

Other mistake: In episode "Kill Switch" it states that Jason Billings died from a broken neck, it shows Tony Decker kicking him in the face snapping his neck. Jason then tries to claw his way up onto Tony's deck leaving the scratches and blood and getting the splinter under his nail. This wouldn't have been possible since he would have already been dead.

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A New Day in the Old Town - S2-E1

Other mistake: The killer from another dimension shape shifts into the appearance of the victim, leaving the victim's body. But it transforms into Charlie's appearance and leaves behind its former female nurse shape, hiding Charlie's body to dispose of later. It would have needed to transform from the nurse shape, not out of nothing. The original nurse's body was not at that location.

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Suggested correction: The shapeshifter transformed into Charlie using his dead body which it then disposes of at the end of the episode.

But when the shapeshifter transforms into Charlie, he shouldn't be leaving the body of the nurse behind since he had killed the nurse before entering the hospital and transformed there into her. The only dead body in that last scene should be Charlie's.

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