NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
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Deception - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When McGee shows up late in Abby's lab, and Tony ribs him about what he's wearing, Tony holds up McGee's writing pipe with one hand. In the next shot, he's holding the pipe with two hands. (00:13:05)

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Hiatus: Part 2 - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: The year Gibbs joined NCIS is inconsistent. It is revealed in this episode that he joined the NIS in 1992, the same year it became NCIS. But in the JAG crossover episode "Ice Queen", Gibbs tells Commander Rabb that he has been an agent for 19 years, which suggests that Gibbs joined NIS in 1984. And in "Singled Out" in season 4, McGee mentions that Gibbs has been an agent for roughly 16 Years, which would put Gibbs' joining NIS in 1990.

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Silver War - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ziva, Ducky, and Dr. Burns find the graveyard, Dr. Burns is visible between Ducky and Ziva's shoulders. She then disappears in the following wide shot, and appears again in the closeup. (00:39:40)

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Heartland - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: During the conversation between Jackson and Ziva, a $20 bill is dropped, face down. When Ziva bends down to pick it up, the bill is now face up.


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Reunion - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: 7.02 - Reunion. Ziva waits for Gibbs in his basement and they have a talk. Sunlight is directly on Ziva's face in shots from behind and not in shots from the front throughout the scene. (00:39:30)


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Moonlighting - S7-E20

Continuity mistake: When Palmer and Ducky are in Autopsy and Palmer is scratching his itching back, his hand disappears and reappears over his shoulder. (00:07:40)

Designated Target - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Tony observes that Ziva never uses contractions when she talks, and Ziva even seems confused as to what they are. But in previous episodes, Ziva not only knows what contractions are, but uses them frequently.

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Patriot Down - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: "Patriot Down": The beach scene in the opening sequence is repeated at the end, but the dialogue differs the second time. Gibbs is kneeling on the sand when someone puts a gun to his head and says, "Welcome to Mexico." When Gibbs reaches for his weapon, the voice growls, "Don't even think about it." These two lines are delivered in reverse order when the scene replays at the end.

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Recoil - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Abby is first discussing the victim's blood types, there is a shot from behind her that shows a black band wrapped around her upper left thigh about an inch below the hem of her skirt. The shot changes to a front view and the black band is gone.


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Suggested correction: That's because it's not a band round her thigh, but part of her outfit that only hangs at the back. Pay close attention and you can see the clip on her right leg.

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Sharif Returns - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Abby is talking to Gibbs about getting a tattoo, he goes from looking at her computer screen to her in between shots. There's a straight cut, so there was no time for him to turn his head. (00:06:55)

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See No Evil - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gibbs' phone breaks, and he tells McGee to "reboot" it, Tony is in the back, getting a phone out of the cabinet. He starts to give the phone to McGee. The next shot, the cabinet opens again, and Tony pulls out the phone again and gives it to McGee. (00:04:55)

Frame Up - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chip first brings the evidence to Abby (after getting it from Mr. Palmer), in one shot, her spiderweb tattoo is on the right side of her neck, and Chip is standing to her right. In the next shot, her tattoo is on the left side of her neck, as it normally is, and Chip is standing to her left. (00:08:20)

Murder 2.0 - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When NCIS catches the killer, the way he holds a dead man's switch changes. In some shots, he holds it with all five fingers, and in others he holds it with his middle two fingers and thumb, with his index and pinkie fingers extended. (00:39:45)

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Factual error: Air Force One landed in Wichita, Kansas. The local coroner claimed Jurisdiction for Wichita County. The city of Wichita, Kansas is in Sedgwick County, in southern Kansas. Wichita County, Kansas is in western Kansas, about 250 miles from the city of Wichita. (00:05:40)

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Gibbs: I heard you quit, Agent Todd.
Kate Todd: Happy news travels fast. Yes, I resigned. It was the right thing to do.
Gibbs: Yep. Pull that crap at NCIS, I won't give you a chance to resign.
Kate Todd: Is that a job offer?

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Question: I finally saw the 2-part episode from the show JAG. Does anyone know what happened to Viv Blackadder? I don't recall hearing anyone ever mention the name on NCIS.

Answer: I dont believe it is ever mentioned, but like most pilot episodes the characters are often changed, replaced or even removed in this case.

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