Adrift - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Michael says "You're going to pull the bullet out with your bare hands?", Sawyer's hair is very wet and pulled back, as if it were in a pony tail. When the camera switches back to Sawyer saying "You got a better idea?" his hair is a lot drier and covering his face. In the next shot, it is pulled back again.

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S.O.S. - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In S.O.S., Locke is trying to remember the map he saw on the blast door. He ignores the blaring alarm until Jack reminds him, and Locke inputs the code and hits EXECUTE. The camera cuts to a shot of the numbers resetting, and then back to Locke, and he takes his finger off the EXECUTE button a second time.

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Confidence Man - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Just after Sayid has woken Sawyer up by throwing water in his face, there is a shot of Sayid from behind the tree Sawyer is tied to, and you can see a bit of Sawyer's hair. However, it is hardly wet, if at all, and when the camera cuts back to Sawyer his hair is drenched again. (00:22:20)

Exodus (1) - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When the group stops to rest on their way to the Black Rock, as Locke speaks to Danielle, he holds the right or left backpack straps with either his right or left hand, depending on camera angle. (00:25:45)

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Exodus (2) - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: At the airport, after Sun spills coffee on Jin, as he heads to the lavatory the large stain on his dress shirt is at the same height as the shirt pocket, yet, in the next shot the stain is much lower, below his stomach. (00:12:25)

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What Kate Did - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Kate are discussing who should stay with Sawyer and who should go to Shannon's funeral, as the camera goes back and forth between the two the towel on Sawyer's forehead is there, then not, then back again through the whole scene.

Exodus (2) - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When Michael sits with Walt at the airport, Michael says, "If you're worried about Vincent," and the newspaper in his hands is folded and held straight up with the blue Oceanic envelope. Yet, when he says, "Dogs fly in the luggage compartment all the time," the newspaper is sideways and there is no blue envelope. (00:30:55)

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S.O.S. - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In episode 2-19 SOS When Bernard is talking to Rose after she questions him in front of the group about his "sign" when the close ups are on Bernard you can see that it is raining quite heavily in the background, but when it's close up on Rose it is not raining. It doesn't begin to rain in the episode until much later.


Abandoned - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sawyer collapses from his bullet wound, he collapses onto his knees and then twists so that his good arm is towards the ground. From there, he rolls to his back. Then the camera angle changes so we're looking at Michael and Jin running towards Sawyer from the front. Sawyer is now on his good arm's side.

Confidence Man - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Sawyer tells Jess he has $140,000. Later, when Sawyer is talking to his boss in the bar while playing pool, his boss says that he had $160,000.

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Suggested correction: And Sawyer is a conman who tells people what they want to hear. Saying he's got an extra 20k is no big deal to someone like Sawyer who is conning people out of 150k+.

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Homecoming - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Jack shows Locke the suitcase full of guns, you can see a stick visible in Locke's right hand. However, when Jack asks if Locke knows how to use a gun, you can see that after the camera has panned around, Locke is now holding the gun with both hands, with the stick nowhere to be seen. (00:27:10)

Tabula Rasa - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Inside the closet, when Kate is about to turn the lights off, she is reaching out with her left arm to turn it off. When it cuts it's her right arm turning it off. (00:17:25)


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House of the Rising Sun - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Jack is packing water bottles in to the sack and Locke says "I think One of Us should stay and help Charlie salvage the wreckage", you see Jack putting a bottle in to the sack. His hands are now empty, but when it cuts he suddenly has a new bottle in his hand which he puts in to the sack. (00:16:05)


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Deux Ex Machina - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Jack speaks to Michael and Jin, as they build the raft, and then when he walks up the beach and inquires about Sawyer's trouble with his head, the backpack that Jack carries on his back is nylon, black/green with white trim. Yet, when Sawyer asks, "Sensitivity to light, that bad?" the backpack is suddenly transformed into solid black leather, of an entirely different style. Then, in following shots it jumps back and forth. (00:16:40)

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The Glass Ballerina - S3-E2

Benjamin Linus: Your flight crashed on September 22,2004. Today is November 29th. That means you've been on this island for sixty-nine days. And yes, we do have contact with the outside world, Jack. That's how we know that during those sixty-nine days, your fellow Americans re-elected George W. Bush, Christopher Reeve has passed away, Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
[Jack begins to laugh.]
Benjamin Linus: What?
Jack Shepard: [Still laughing.] If you wanted me to believe that, you probably should have picked somebody else besides the Red Sox.
Bejmain Linus: No, they were down 3-0 against the Yankees in the Championship Series and then won eight straight.
Jack Shepard: [Skeptically.] Sure, sure. Of course they did.
[Ben turns on a VCR.]
Joe Buck: Back to Foulke... Red Sox fans have longed to hear it! The Boston Red Sox are world champions! A clean sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Red Sox celebrate in the middle of the diamond here at Busch Stadium.

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Trivia: The character Sun was created specifically for Yoon-jin Kim, after she auditioned for the role of Kate but the writers felt she was not right for the role.

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The End (2) - S6-E18

Question: I recently submitted a question about whether everyone died on the plane or on the island. The answer I got was unsatisfactory. The answer was they did not all die in the plane crash but on the island where the events in the show really did happen. If this is the case, everyone in purgatory at the end makes no sense. If they all died on the island, then where were other characters like Michael, Ecko, etc. Also how did Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Ben, etc. end up dead and in purgatory at the end of the series? Last we saw them they were still alive on the island. Are we to assume that everyone died at the end of last season when the bomb went off? I need more info here.


Chosen answer: None of the main characters died in the plane crash. Many died on the island after the crash (Jack, Charlie, Sun, Jin, Daniel, Juliet, others), some lived on the island for an apparently long time after the crash (Hurley, Ben, Bernard, Rose) but some lived lives off the island after the crash (Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Miles, Aplert, and Lapidus). Remember that Christian tells Jack that "time has no meaning here," (in Purgatory). When everyone meets at the church, they are at the end of their lives however long that may have been and will now "move on" together. They look like they did on the island because that is the way they best remember each other.


That has to be the clearest explanation of the ending I've ever read.

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