NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Untouchable - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: The camera pans across a line of several anime plushies. When the shot then goes wide, several of the plushies have either been re-arranged or removed completely, including a pink plush and the Kyogre plush. It also seems as though there are two Miroku plushies in the scene as well, one near the middle and one off to the side of the left pillow. (00:04:10)

Hiatus: Part 1 - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: When DiNozzo is watching the ship through the binoculars at the beginning, the film is run in reverse. The sailor smoking on the deck is the giveaway, as the smoke he's blowing is going into his mouth. (00:00:15)

Kill Ari: Part 2 - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: While Tony and Ziva are outside Ziva's hotel eating pizza, Ziva is eating the pizza in one shot with the slice in the shot, in the shot directly before this and directly after, the pizza is no where to be found and she is no longer chewing.

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Deception - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Tony spots Wilkerson's car in the mall's garage, in the first closeup of the Jetta the trunk has neither the Jetta badge nor the VW emblem, but in following shots both the Jetta badge and VW emblem are attached to the trunk. (00:14:55 - 00:16:55)

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Honor Code - S3-E7

Other mistake: At the end of the episode Gibbs has a flashback where his daughter is helping with a boat. She is in an NCIS shirt, but Gibbs had no association with NCIS while she was alive.

Family Secret - S3-E16

Character mistake: When Gibbs tells William Danforth that the body in autopsy isn't his son, he says, "Not according to AFIS." AFIS is the fingerprint database; since the body was identified using DNA, Gibbs meant to say "CODIS." (00:13:50)

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Light Sleeper - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When McGee and Ziva are headed toward the sensitivity training seminar, and they notice Tony hitting on a woman at the top of the stairwell, Tony has a document in his right hand, which then jumps to his left, and then back to his right. (00:02:30)

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Deception - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Tony receives a phone call while talking to the two teenagers, he holds the receiver to his ear with his hand. In the next shot, his hand has disappeared, and he's cradling the receiver with his shoulder. (00:31:30)

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Untouchable - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Ziva and Tony head out to bring in Lieutenant Napleton, in the first shot Tony grabs his jacket then holds it in his left hand, as he reaches down with his right hand to grab his backpack. Next shot Tony is now holding his jacket in his right hand, as he's reaching for his backpack with his left hand. (00:15:45)

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Hiatus: Part 2 - S3-E24

Visible crew/equipment: When Mike tells Gibbs about the September 11 terrorist attacks, Gibbs needs to hurl the steak he just ate. Then just as Gibbs rushes toward the trash bin, in the shot from behind the bin, the camera and a crew member are visible on the right side of the screen. (00:30:05)

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Hiatus: Part 1 - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Director Shepard apologizes to Tony during their phone conversation, Tony begins to cite a Gibbs rule, "Never apologize," and in the wide shot as Jenny finishes, "it's a sign of weakness," the camera is visible at the right side of the screen. (00:14:45)

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Jeopardy - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Tony drives into the hangar with Brian taped to the steering wheel, just as Ziva gets out of the car the reflections of numerous crew members are visible on the rear of the car. (00:39:50)

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Jeopardy - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs joins Abby and McGee in the Forensic Lab, in two shots facing McGee as he tells Gibbs about working a different angle and explains it, a crew member wearing a black short-sleeve shirt is visible on the right side of the screen. (00:16:55)

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Untouchable - S3-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Abby has convinced Jimmy to begin the autopsy, Ducky soon applauds Jimmy's initiative. As this enjoyable scene continues, when Mrs. Mallard walks in, just as Ducky says, "We did go for a ride, Mother," the hand of a crew member is visible on the lab fridge, at the right side of the screen. (00:29:45)

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Untouchable - S3-E20

Deliberate mistake: When Tony's holding the cat's carrot toy he's nearly bitten, and the Probies laugh. Then while Tony directs his amusing fictional rant at one Probie, just as Tony asks, "Getting a kick out of this now, think this is funny?" this closeup is flipped. (00:08:50)

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Light Sleeper - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Abby walks into the lab carrying the box with the Beretta Cougar she is barehanded, and two shots later she's wearing her latex gloves as she reaches for the bullet, but next shot she's barehanded again as she picks up the bullet to show Gibbs. Then, when Abby thanks Gibbs for getting her out of the sensitivity training, the latex gloves suddenly reappear, but they disappear in the next shot. (00:12:10)

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Ravenous - S3-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Ziva is with Jason Edom in the interrogation room, Ziva sits down and asks him if he's afraid of germs. Then after Edom's closeup, the red T-mark is visible on the floor near the door in the wide shot. (00:31:55)

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Agent Afloat - S6-E2

Trivia: Season 6, "Agent Afloat": Maybe real aircraft carriers posing as fictional ones shouldn't let viewers see their registration numbers. When this episode aired, producers heard from several "carrier purists" complaining that CVN74 is the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, not the (non-existent) Seahawk.

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Chosen answer: "Policing your brass", means to pick up your expended shell casings, after firing your rifle, or pistol.

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