CSI: NY

The Lady in the Lake - S9-E6

Other mistake: Mac is leaving a message for Christine. There is a close up of his cell phone. The keypad on the phone has the numbers in the wrong order. On every phone in history the first row of numbers is "123". On Mac's phone it is "789", like a computer keyboard.

ppdixx

Buzzkill - S4-E8

Other mistake: Sid tells Stella that the girl in the martini glass died moments before the electrocution, except in the beginning of the episode you can see her dancing as she starts to be electrocuted.

brianjr0412

Hostage - S4-E21

Other mistake: The body in the bank has one entry wound because the gun has no kickback, but in the flashback of the manager getting shot the shooter pushes the manager back then shoots him twice, the managers body moving alone would have causes the two bullets to enter at to different points.

brianjr0412

Charge of this Post - S2-E24

Other mistake: When Mac is reviewing the fact that the suspect has been researching his background, it displays a US Military separation notice on screen. The word 'separation' is misspelled as seperation, in caps.

Kathy Arnold

Summer In The City - S2-E1

Other mistake: Hawks is handed a pretty small container with some of the victims brains in it, and says there is about 50% of the brain still left out there to find. There is no way half of a brain is in that small container, it's not even filled all the way.

brianjr0412

Brooklyn Til I Die - S8-E12

Other mistake: Danny & Hawkes see a customer list on a shopkeeper's computer. Computer issue: Not only can she print the list and bypass a print option popup window with a single keystroke (implausible), but there are no icons/links on the page for software to do anything with that list. As well, the window scrollbar shows that there are nearly two pages of content on that screen, yet it appears to be a single complete page for the camera. Technical issue: The list contains 27 customer names - but one is repeated (Ryan Jackson). Later in the episode, they cross-reference that customer list (then printed on an opaque board in Mac's office, with that same duplicated name), against a company's employee list on Lindsey's pad computer. She was "able to notice one last name in common," yet there are three last names on the employee list also on the customer list, and one of those last names has two people listed - so that's four people who could have connections, yet only one was checked.

DavidRTurner

DOA for a Day - S4-E15

Other mistake: When Adam shows Mac how Suspect X finds her clients online, Mac comments that he's thinking of phishing scams, but in the closed captions, the word is mistakenly spelled "fishing."

Cubs Fan

Not What It Looks Like - S3-E2

Factual error: Season 3, episode 49 (Not What It Looks Like). Breaking glass with sound is possible, but would not work as depicted in the episode. First, in order to break the glass, you have to force the glass to vibrate at its natural frequency - that is, the frequency at which it would vibrate if it were tapped. Each piece of glass has its own natural frequency, depending on a range of factors including size, chemical makeup, shape, hardness, and manufacturing methods. No single frequency would shatter all the glass in the store at the same time. Finally, in order to break the glass the piece has to be closed-ended. You can't shatter a plate of glass with sound (nowhere for the sound waves to resonate). Please see http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/feb98/887203231.Ph.r.html

Kevin Hall

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Trivia: Carmine Giovinazzo is the first series regular to appear on all three "CSI" series. He made a guest appearance in the Vegas "CSI" third season episode "Revenge is Best Served Cold," his character was introduced in the Miami cross-over episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop," and is a series regular on NY. He has since been followed by Gary Sinise (Mac).

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Chosen answer: Probably to broaden the scope of the show's plot and give the audience a chance to see the characters in a different setting, People act differently at home from the way they do at their workplace. By the ninth season, the characters would have become overly familiar and predictable. It gives the writers a chance to do something different with them.

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