NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Season 4 generally

Revealing mistake: During season 4 the same television clip of President Bush and VP Cheney disembarking Air Force One is used on the background television in the squad room. In some cases the clip is running and not in unison, on three of the televisions in the same scene from shot to shot.

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Shalom - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: At the start when the two cars crash and Ziva's Mini goes out round the crash, colour coded markers (red for the Mini, Blue for the crashed car) are visible on the road. (00:00:40)

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Shalom - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the bike and Mini turn down a road just after the crash at the start we see the car the bike is approaching from behind has got a junction to its right. Camera changes to behind the bike and now it is buildings to the right of the same car. We know it's the same car as the bike is still approaching the car from behind. (00:00:50)

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Shalom - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When agent DiNozzo and agent Sacks are arguing on the stairs, Sacks proceeds down a flight of stairs. Director Sheppard then calls both of them to the top. When the camera changes, Sacks is level with DiNozzo despite having descended a flight just seconds before. (00:13:30)

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Shalom - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Agent Sacks is overseeing the FBI search at Ziva's station he unfolds his arms. Camera changes to Tony and McGee walking away and his arms are crossed again. (00:20:15)

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Shalom - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs and Ziva are in the "safehouse" Ziva set up for Ari, a crew member and his boom microphone are seen on the left of the screen, right before Gibbs climbs the ladder to remove the hidden camera spying on them. (00:30:10)

JackAndtheBox

Shalom - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Director Shepard has long nails with a French manicure, but when McGee gives her the envelope from Gibbs, in the closeup Jenny's nails are short and unpolished while she holds the old photo of herself. (00:43:10)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Fornell and Gibbs are talking in Gibbs' basement, Gibbs places a red storage box on some wood and there is a fair gap between the red box and the cardboard box that is next to it. When the camera changes, the boxes are almost touching with no-one touching it. (00:04:15)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start when Tony is lecturing McGee on bleaching his teeth, McGee has his hands on his desk. Camera changes and one is now on his chin. (00:05:50)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: McGee asks Ziva if the FBI managed to contact all the witnesses. When he does he has his ears uncovered. Camera changes and he's got his hand on his one ear. (00:16:40)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Gibbs visits Ducky, and Ducky comments "I was wondering when you were going to come down and see me," Gibbs starts rubbing his beard. In the next shot, his hand is down flat on the table in front of him. (00:18:45)

Cubs Fan

Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Gibbs is talking to Fornell in the alleyway, there is an extra in an orange shirt staring at the camera up close. Camera cuts to an overhead shot and this extra is now halfway down the alley and facing the other way. (00:20:15)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In the alleyway as they go to enter the building, the team is by the first car. Camera cuts and now they have passed the second car and are halfway up the alley. (00:20:20)

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Escaped - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Fornell gives Gibbs a juice box when Gibbs stays with Fornell. Gibbs puts the straw into the box with the straw closest to him. Camera changes and now the straw is at the other end of the box. Since there is only 1 hole for a straw on a juice box it is clear the box has turned around. (00:25:35)

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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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Show generally

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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