Continuity mistake: In Episode "Happily Never After": In the opening when the CSI team is looking at the puncture wound of Fiona Chisolm, there is no blood coming from the wound. It is actually mentioned that there is no blood. Then it is determined that she was dead for about 6 hours, but now there is an L-shaped blood drip pattern to the chest wound.Boobra
Continuity mistake: In Episode 4-03 You Only Die Once In the beginning of the episode when Flack calls in the address of the apartment he calls in the address of 260 W 72nd Street, however, when the burglar is shown repelling down the side of the building the address on the front of the building is 535.Boobra
Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 11 (Raising Shane) Just as Casey is caught we see Detective Flack tackle him to the ground. The moment before Danny jumps on top of Casey we see that he is lying on his side. Yet when the camera changes position he is lying on his front.Scrappy
Continuity mistake: Episode 19 - Personal Foul; Lindsay is going through the cheerleaders' photos to find a biometric match of the heavier woman, and she picks a head shot of a blond cheerleader. She removes it from the pile to scan it, seeing through the back, we can see what the actual picture looks like. It is a close up picture of a woman wearing big sunglasses. When the scan is complete, it is revealed as the original cheerleader photo.
Continuity mistake: Stella prints the pictures of 6 suspects. Mac takes them all, holds one up and says : "That's the man we're looking for." But only 5 pictures comes out of the printer - and the picture of the suspect isn't among them. Mac holds up the picture of an black guy with afro hairdo - the suspect is white with rumpled black hair. Where does his picture come from ? (00:07:10)
Continuity mistake: In autopsy, Mac, Stella and Dr. Hawkes M.E. are examining a skeleton that was found on a bus. As Mac asks about cause of death, Sheldon points to a skull fracture that is evident above the skeleton's left eye, a fracture that wasn't there when the skeleton was first discovered sitting in the back of the bus.
Continuity mistake: An assistant shows Craig T Nelson and Gary Sinise a mockup of a New York Ledger news page, with a photo of an NYPD officer and a headline that reads: line 1 - "NY's", line 2 - "Finest take", line 3 - "A break". When Sinise takes the photo and puts it on the desk a few seconds later, the text layout is on 2 lines instead of 3. (00:22:45)PartyRambo
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Mac & Stella first look in The Box at the beach, Lucas' head is at the back right corner of The Box with a leg wedged from the back left to the back right corner and the back quite uppermost. When they open The Box in the lab and go to remove it with the doctor, the head is in the front right corner with arms and legs visible uppermost like the body has been rotated, but it would not have been touched or removed from The Box by that point. The second arrangement of the body is shown in the flashbacks throughout the episode.
Continuity mistake: when the bank manager's wife is being prepared for autopsy, Sid begins by taking pictures of the wife. In these shots you can see her wrists and ankles are bound with tape. First he cuts off the tape on the ankles and places it in the evidence envelope with Danny and Lindsay. Next he begins to cut the tape from the wrists. As he is doing so, the next shot cuts to a full body view of the wife in which she has the tape back on her ankles again.
Continuity mistake: Mac is crouched down on the ground and removes a piece of paper from the grass next to the victim without a crime scene glove. He has a flashlight in the other hand with no glove either. The next shot shows him standing with gloves on both hands. (01:20:00)