The Blacklist

The Major (No. 75) - S2-E15

Factual error: Tom Keen watches an arms deal. The supposedly German plates of the BMW read "DD17-36F9." This, however, is not a possible combination in Germany, as there would not be numbers in the first half, nor a letter after a number in the second part. [exceptions from the first being the most important officials' cars like the federal president's, but even then the latter applies]. Furthermore, no more than 4 numbers can be used, except for in police and military vehicles (which also never have a letter after a number, and start "Y" for military, or "DD-Q" for Dresden police). "DD-F1736" would have been a correct plate for the town of Dresden, for example. (00:23:15)

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: The bomb is supposed to go off at the "DC Zoo", but the scene takes place at the National Botanical Garden, on the complete opposite side of DC from where the Smithsonian National Zoo actually is.

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Suggested correction: Being born, raised in Warsaw and having spent 25 years of my life I can confirm it's Warsaw. Claiming it's Budapest is nonsense.

T. Earl King VI (No. 94) - S2-E14

Factual error: The German passport has a photograph loosely attached, this is not the case on a real European passport. It also has the American date format, but with correct European date separators. (00:25:00)

Ivan - S1-E17

Factual error: Early in the episode, a detective knocks on the door and identifies himself as being from the Metropolitan DC Police Dept., and displays his badge. Apparently the prop department gave the actor the wrong badge, because the one he flashes is from the NYPD, not the DC Police. (00:04:00)

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Gaia - S4-E4

Factual error: When the criminals jump into old Jeep Cherokee, the car interior is a Chevrolet Tahoe, and from the outside when driving backwards, the trim is for a Dodge Charger.

Berlin - S1-E21

Factual error: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 catapults an F-14 Tomcat off the deck of the aircraft carrier. The only problem is the Grumman made F-14 Tomcat was retired in 2006. Not to mention the cockpit shot is from an F-18 Hornet.

Kuwait - S7-E4

Factual error: The grave stone in the cemetery shows the deceased rank as 1st Lieutenant, but the branch of service is U.S. Navy. There is no such rank in the Navy. The rank for an officer 02 is Lieutenant Junior Grade - Lt.Jg.

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: Elizabeth takes a look at one of the passports, which on the outside is Swiss but the info on the inside corresponds to that of a German passport. (00:43:25)

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When Red goes to meet Zamani at the Lincoln memorial, he initially walks down the monument steps eastward, towards the reflecting pool in the direction of the Washington Monument and finds Zamani at the base of the steps. The map that is shown of his supposed location in front of the Lincoln Memorial when the FBI starts tracking him, isn't a map of the National Mall, nor the Lincoln Memorial. Later, when they are walking and he is "on the move, heading westbound", they are actually walking away from the Washington Monument, towards the Lincoln memorial, to the location where they had originally met (and discussed the Cherry Blossoms). Two seconds later, they are near 14th St, which is easily a 25 minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial. (00:33:25)

Helen Maghi (No. 172) - S9-E16

Factual error: Harold tells Raymond he'll repay the bail money, but given he's pleading guilty and fully intends to go along with required court appearances, etc, the bail money paid will be refunded - it's not like Raymond is out-of-pocket.

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The Major (No. 75) - S2-E15

Factual error: When they cut to "Dresden, Germany" on the picture that is Budapest, Hungary. The bridge on the picture is the Chain Bridge. The camera is on the Pest side. (00:15:30)

Ilyas Surkov (No. 54) - S5-E5

Factual error: Norfolk Naval Base is located on completely flat terrain and the areas around the base is devoid of trees in all directions for miles. The scene shows the ship with a tree-filled hillside across the water. Obviously the scene was not shot in Norfolk, VA. (00:32:08)

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: The FBI logo on the projector screen is not the actual FBI logo. There are supposed to be 3 red stripes and 2 white stripes. There are supposed to only be 13 stars, 6 more have been added next to the scale. There are less than 46 leaves on what are supposed to be Laurel Leaf branches. [The differences can't be intentional, as "unauthorized use" of the FBI seal only applies where a situation might be construed to imply that the FBI approves its use, not the case in a fictional TV program.] (00:38:45 - 00:41:15)

Mike Walker

The Front (No. 74) - S2-E5

Factual error: The stolen Sienese School painting is painted on canvas. Nobody painted on canvas in the 14th century, wood panels were solely used.

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: The bomb is supposed to go off at the "DC Zoo", but the scene takes place at the National Botanical Garden, on the complete opposite side of DC from where the Smithsonian National Zoo actually is.

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Question: How can Lizzie's father have died in the fire when in an earlier season, Red killed him in the hospital when Lizzie was already an adult?

Answer: The man Red killed, Sam Scott, was Lizzie's adoptive father, not her biological one. However, at that time Lizzie (and thus the audience), was led to believe her real father abandoned her and her mother, so expect more secrets to be revealed how her real father actually died (or if he's even actually dead).

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