Lost

Lost (2004)

19 mistakes in Whatever the Case May Be

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer happen upon the lovely waterfall, Sawyer removes his shirt and he has the bandage tied round the stab wound on his upper arm. When underwater, there is a different dressing on his arm; it is snugger, with no ends - most likely an elastic type to stay put during the underwater shots. (00:02:50 - 00:04:15)

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: After Kate and Sawyer find the corpses underwater, the marshal's Halliburton case that Sawyer retrieves has two protruding wide silver clasps to the handle's sides, and a thin, narrow handle with flat pivots at its base. The case that Kate tries to steal from Sawyer, and in all the following shots, has a very different style top - NO clasps whatsoever, and it has a round, wide handle with raised round pivots. The Halliburton with clasps is also seen in "Exodus 1" with the airport security officer. (00:06:10 - 00:12:20)

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer find the deceased crash victims underwater, as Sawyer takes the man's wallet and heads for the surface the corpse's tie floats up freely, his suit jacket is pulled way up, and his legs are spread apart. Yet, when Sawyer and Kate go back for the case, the neat tie and suit are on properly, and now the corpse's legs are suddenly crossed, albeit in a twisted sort of way. There are other changes in both the female and male corpses' positions between shots. (00:05:20 - 00:05:50)

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer go underwater to retrieve the case, in a close-up it is easy to see that the male corpse is barefoot. But in a following close-up, when Sawyer swims up with the Halliburton case - just as the words "Production Designer Carlos Barbosa" appear onscreen - in this specific shot the man is actually wearing a black shoe on his left foot. (00:06:15)

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: After Kate and Jack dig up the marshal's body, Kate opens his wallet. In this close-up, as the pocket for bills is at the top, the vertical slit with his ID is on the right and the horizontal slits with laminated cards are on the left. However, in the close-up when Jack holds it, as the pocket for bills is again at the top, this time the vertical slit with his ID is on the left and the horizontal slits are on the right. Surprisingly, neither are flipped shots. Two different wallets were used in each close-up, though similar in style, the storage slits are on opposite sides. (00:28:05)

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Whatever the Case May Be - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Kate and Sawyer begin their swim, Kate is not wearing a bracelet on either wrist, as she heads into the water. In a few following shots, including when Sawyer goes to "See what they got on em," Kate wears a bracelet on her right wrist, but when they head down to retrieve the case, the bracelet is gone as she pulls on the case. After Sawyer frees the case, in Kate's close-up the bracelet reappears, but now it's on her left wrist, yet when they reach the surface the bracelet's on her right wrist. Whew! (00:03:10)

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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: In series 2, episode 2, at around the 35 minute mark when the camera goes underwater to show the shark swimming past, the shark has the Dharma logo on the back end of it.

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Question: In the pilot episode, the pregnant girl looks over at the bald man and he opens his mouth to reveal something bright orange. What was that?

Answer: He was eating a peice of an orange with the skin still on.

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