Criminal Minds

The Fox - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Before the BAU catches the serial killer Carl Arnold, they used a heat sensor and it shows five people sitting at a table. They said there were three adults and two kids, but when they break in the house, the mother and one kid were sitting at the table, the father was tied up nearby, and Carl Arnold and the other child were in the basement. They were found by Derek Morgan right before Carl Arnold threw the child at Gideon, who fortunately caught him.

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Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gideon is talking when we first see him, the pictures behind him on the screen change instantly. It should be noted, that when we see the pictures change, there is the audible click and visual delay of a slide change which is not present on the instant change. (00:04:20)

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Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Morgan gets a call from BAU and we see him holding his phone in one hand then two. (00:03:40)

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L.D.S.K. - S1-E6

Audio problem: As Scott McCarty is shot there is no sound of a shot being fired, suggesting a silencer, however as the assailant's rifle is pulled inside the car you can see that the weapon has no silencer.

The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: We see the jet at the end, and the shot is flipped. Note the serial number on the plane's engine. (00:38:05)

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Reid is asked if he plays ball, the way he holds the football changes between shots. In one shot he holds it in 2 hands and in another he holds it in one hand. (00:14:30)

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The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera zooms in on Adam's body near the start, there is a very brief shot of a crew member's hand in the top left hand corner of the screen. (00:02:35)

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Derailed - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After the woman is shot on the train we see the CCTV feed in the FBI command centre which shows Reid standing up. Camera changes to inside the train and Reid is sat down. (00:33:40)

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Natural Born Killer - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Just as Vincent gets tazered, you can see protective padding that he is wearing. This is not to be confused with his jacket. (00:25:10)

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Natural Born Killer - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Morgan finds the Glock 19, his grip on the clip changes between angles. (00:14:30)

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L.D.S.K. - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Just as Hotch finishes his profile at the scene you get a very nice reflection of the set lights and light screen in his sunglasses. (00:09:30)

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Won't Get Fooled Again - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When talking to Bale in jail and negotiating a transfer deal, his handcuffs disappear and reappear between shots. (00:35:05)

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Won't Get Fooled Again - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When in the house and the victim's wife comes in, Hotch returns his ID to his pocket twice. (00:08:00)

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Compulsion - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Gideon profiles the campus patroler, the necklace's position changes on his shirt between the close and long shot. (00:17:40)

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Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start we see Spencer explaining to Gideon about the Boston Strangler, his orange shirt is untucked at the front with both sides of his shirt being visible. Camera shows Gideon walking off and now only 1 side of his shirt is untucked. (00:05:10)

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A Real Rain - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Gideon puts on a glove to examine the flint blade from the fourth victim's head, the glove snaps and breaks. In the next shot, more close up, Gideon's glove is not broken.

Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: They keep showing the aerial view of one type of jet (such as Gulfstream 100 with its rectangular windows), but the inside shots are always in a "heavy" Gulfstream (such as Gulfstream IV or Gulfstream V, which have round windows). Also, the tail numbers (the N-numbers written on the engine) are always different in the aerial views. Some end with GV, some with SP etc.

Derailed - S1-E9

Character mistake: Close to the end of the episode, Dr. Reid says to the psychotic guy that was holding hostages, "M-theory cannot be proved." It should be "proven, " not "proved." Dr. Reid is supposed to be a genius, so he should be the last one to make such a mistake.

Won't Get Fooled Again - S1-E3

Audio problem: The video game Penelope is playing is supposed to be Tetris, but the sound effects are from the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. You can hear Pac-Man die four times during the scene. (00:12:20)

What Fresh Hell? - S1-E12

Factual error: In the episode, the case is handled locally by the Wilmington Police Department. In reality, Wilmington Police only operate within city limits. Based on the suburban locations pictured, this case would more likely be handled by Delaware State Police or New Castle County Police.

Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Agent Hotchner: This is Special Agent Dr. Reid.
Man: You look too young to have gone to medical school.
Agent Reid: They are PhD's. Three of them.
Man: What, are you a genius or something?
Agent Reid: I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, can read 20,000 words per minute...yes, I'm a genius.

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Paradise - S4-E4

Trivia: Rick Dunkle, a Criminal Minds producer, writer, and script coordinator, has a cameo as Jonathan, the dead driver in the car that was Hit by the tractor trailer, at the start of the episode. *Spoiler* Dunkie, who is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, thought it would be cool to be killed by 'Wesley Crusher' who's played by Wil Wheaton, and who guest stars in this episode.

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