CSI: NY

American Dreamers - S1-E3

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)

American Dreamers - S1-E3

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.

Blood, Sweat & Tears - S1-E14

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.

Tri-Borough - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Danny talks his case through with Mac, Danny raises a hand holding a pen up to his temple. In the following shot, his hand disappears, and in the next shot of Mac, Danny's hand returns. (00:31:50)

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Grand Master - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Hawkes shows Mac the rib he is molding, he picks up a towel to dry it off. In the following shot, the towel is on top of the microwave, and Hawkes picks it up a second time. (00:26:10)

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Grand Master - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Mac notices the blood on DJ Francais' shoe and shines his flashlight at Francais, Francais holds up his left hand to shield his face in one shot, but in the next shot, he's holding up his right hand. (00:10:10)

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Communication Breakdown - S5-E19

Character mistake: When Mac, Stella, and Danny are trying to determine where the fired bullet entered the train car, none of them are wearing rubber gloves. But even though they're not handling any evidence, they're still processing a crime scene. (00:05:00)

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Suggested correction: Theoretically correct, but it can be argued that the only evidence present is the bullet (which has DNA and prints burnt off when fired) and the body (which can only be handled by the MEs) gloves are not required.

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What utter rubbish. No CSI would enter a crime scene without first putting on latex gloves - it is a carved-in-stone rule.

Exactly. Since Mac, Stella and Danny were processing a crime scene, they would need to wear gloves because without them, they would have contaminated a crime scene by not only getting their fingerprints over everything but, if one of them got a cut or scrape, their DNA would also be thrown into the mix and any defense attorney can call them out on their carelessness and have any evidence thrown out.

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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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