Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Informed - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: The FBI agent's fork is already loaded with egg as she picks it up. You can hear she puts food in her mouth as she is talking, but as the camera angle changes the egg is still on her fork. (00:22:00)

Careless - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: After M.E. Warner tells Fin and Munch the boy was smothered to death, you can see the foot of the "dead body" twitch or move.

Wrath - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Benson visits Stabler at his home to confronts him about the FBI detail he has ordered to protect her. They talk outside and then Benson is seen walking away. The next shot shows a side shot of Benson approaching him again in silence but mouthing words to him. (00:49:00)

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Scourge - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: While Benson and Stabler apprehend their suspect in a church, at least one crew member appears on the right side of the frame for about 5 seconds where no one should be. (00:25:45)

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Pattern Seventeen - S16-E9

Revealing mistake: When Amanda and Fin are in Atlanta following up on their rape case, they walk past several cars with visible Georgia license plates mounted on the front. Georgia is a rear plate-only state and wouldn't have had license plates mounted on the front of the cars, as shown here. (00:13:30 - 00:16:20)

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Pique - S2-E20

Factual error: In the final scene where Grace Mayberry's house is raided in Trenton, NJ. a New Jersey State Trooper is wearing a badge on his chest. The NJSP has always worn a triangular shaped badge on their hats.

Waste - S4-E8

Character mistake: The fetus' blood type was AB and the mother had a known type of A. So Dr. Huang said the Father had to be type B which is not completely true. The father could also be type AB as long as he had a single chromosomal copy of the B allele, which any doctor would know. During meiosis only half your genetic DNA is passed on to the offspring.

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Honor - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Stabler steps out to confront Tarzi, there is a long, brown brick wall to Tarzi's right. Tarzi then turns and runs across the street and is followed by Fin. Munch steps out and yells "halt!" There is another shot of Tarzi and he stops again. Right before he is tackled by Fin, behind him, to his right, is the same brick wall as before even though he crossed the street and ran down the block.

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Contact - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As Detectives Munch and Jeffries enter the subway train where a rape took place, one of the cameras is noticeable just behind them.

Inconceivable - S9-E14

Deliberate mistake: When James is shot on the courthouse steps, the crowd of reporters that has gathered quickly scatters to escape the gunfire. One of them is a woman in a black windbreaker holding a camera. The camera cuts away briefly and then back to the crowd - you see the exact same people, including the woman in black running in the exact opposite direction as before. The footage was apparently mirrored and repeated for the second shot of the fleeing crowd.

Legacy - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Detective Munch visits the hospital room of a young comatose girl for the first time, the girl's left arm is alongside her body above the top sheet. As Munch approaches the bed, her arm is below the top sheet. When Munch visits the still-comatose girl a second time in the last scene of the episode, in the foreground as he is entering the room the girl's head is turned, facing her right. As he pauses to watch her, in the next shot she is now facing upright towards the ceiling. In this same shot, the purportedly still-comatose girl slightly moves her head and lips as if swallowing.

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Wanderlust - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Benson and Stabler are interviewing Virginia at the end of the episode, when she admits to committing the crime, she breaks down into tears and her face turns red. The next shot is from over her shoulder, and her expression is normal. In the very next shot, from the front, her face is flushed and tears again.

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Manhunt - S2-E18

Visible crew/equipment: As two men chase after a kidnapper's SUV one actor's microphone is falling from his jacket, the actor trips and as he stands up he quickly tries to wrangle the microphone back up by its wire. (00:01:08)

Inheritance - S3-E8

Audio problem: Benson and Stabler are searching Darrel Guan's room. When Stabler picks up the bloodstained pants, Benson 'says', "blood" but her mouth doesn't move. (00:28:05)

Name - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: When Detective Stabler is questioning Carlos Guzman at the pool, Guzman puts the drain cover on in the pool and walks towards Stabler. The camera goes to Stabler and back to Guzman, and the drain cover in the background is off.

Friending Emily - S14-E6

Other mistake: The animation of the video player is a static image since the graphics don't move, and since it's a live stream it shouldn't have the pointer at half of the screen in the first place. (00:21:50)

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Uncle - S8-E4

Elliot Stabler: Just so you know, everybody loses it their first kid case.
Dani Beck: I'll get used to it.
Elliot Stabler: Well... When that happens, transfer out.

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Question: Why does Oliver Gates come up with ridiculous reasons for the people he defends whenever they commit murder? In the episode "Hate", Sean Webster was killing Muslims and Oliver claims that his hatred was genetic but, it was found out that Sean had been raised to hate Muslims after his dad left his mom and married a muslim. In the episode "Game" a guy is murdering people the exact same way that's done in a video game when it's clear the suspect is using the video game as a scapegoat for his crimes.

Answer: His clients are guilty and won't take a plea. He's using desperate defenses in hopes of swaying a juror or two. Also makes for better television. "Temporary insanity" isn't nearly as compelling as "the video games made me do it."

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