13 Reasons Why

Tape 2, Side A - S1-E3

Other mistake: In the original version, a portrait of Bryce's family can be seen. Not only are the actors playing his parents completely different from the later episodes (which isn't necessarily an error, because actors for characters change in shows all the time), but Bryce is also shown to have a sister in the portrait. In later episodes, it is established that Bryce is an only child, so he doesn't have a sister. The portrait of his family is altered on the current streaming version on Netflix to show the new actors for Bryce's parents and remove the sister, but the DVD still has the original version.

Tape 6, Side B - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Hannah makes the list with names involving her past events, they differ substantially between the close-up when they're written and the final wide angle once the paper is finished. Check Alexander: first an irregular oval with a straight side, then a perfect oval.

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Tape 7, Side A - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Hannah goes to take the cassettes we can see the shadow of the moving camera. (00:04:25)

Bye - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Tyler arrives at the school with the gun, the cuts and scars on his face from hours before are gone.


The Second Polaroid - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Mr. Porter and Principal Boolean are having a conversation outside the building when two kids walk by as the shot is focused on Mr. Porter. When the shot changes to Boolean, the same two kids are seen walking by again.

Bye - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera speeds around Clay and his friends as 'The Night We Met' by Lord Huron plays, a lady in a white shirt is seen patting people on the back, likely making sure they are in the right position for the shot.


Tape 7, Side A - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the scenery outside Tony's window changes. We first see a body of water and grass, which then changes to a row of houses, grass, and a smaller body of water in the big overhead shot.


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Plot hole: When Bryce's body is found, there is a gaping hole in the back of his head, leading to speculation that he was shot. It is later determined that the hole was from blunt force trauma. However, when we actually see his death, he is simply pushed off the pier and ends up drowning. It wouldn't have been caused by his fight with Zach, as he would have been dead long before he could have been pushed into the water. And if the wound was somehow caused by aquatic predation, the forensics experts would know the difference between that and blunt force trauma.

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Bye - S2-E13

Factual error: In the disturbing assault scene, after having his head smashed into a mirror and banged against the sink multiple times, there is no way Tyler would be conscious for the rest of the scene.


Hannah: I'm glad you're still listening. Having fun?

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