Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds (2005)

21 mistakes in season 2

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Legacy - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: A possible cameraman's hand with a wedding ring holding a bar with the camera is visible as one of the victim looks down a two way route. (00:24:50)

Profiler, Profiled - S2-E12

Character mistake: Derek Morgan says that he discovered the body of a dead boy in 1991 when he was 15 years old. Later on, you see Garcia searching the computer for personal info on Derek Morgan. According to the computer; Derek Morgan was born in 1973 which would make him 18 years old in 1991, not 15.

The Boogeyman - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When the guidance counselor is addressing the community members, Reid is standing against the wall with his arms crossed, and then immediately after his hands are in his pockets, and you see him crossing his arms.

Boobra

Empty Planet - S2-E8

Factual error: This episode takes place in current Seattle today (no illusions of a "Seattle in this fantasy world") including using Google earth as a means of identifying a specific area of action. But all the street signs in this episode are blue where as all street/interstate signs in Washington State are green with white letters.

OneHappyHusky

The Last Word - S2-E9

Other mistake: While Hotchner and Reid are talking about Hollow Man and the Mill Creek Killer, Reid's going through the newspapers and when he figures out that the two killers have been talking to each other via the classifieds, there are two closeups of an ad's text. After Hotchner suggests using their relationship against them, Hotch says that Reid's fake ad will imitate Hollow Man's language patterns to send a message to the Mill Creek Killer. Then we hear Reid reading the fake ad they just placed in the classifieds, but the problem is it's the same ad that was shown in the closeups earlier, plus an additional line at the end - "here's my gift to you."

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Legacy - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: A crewman's left hand (with wedding ring) on a black metal railing is visible on the left side of the shot of the woman at the corridor intersection. (00:24:57)

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The Boogeyman - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When James Charles, the guidance counselor, says, "It could be someone you know, or it could be a stranger you pass at the grocery store," the actors' red T-marks are visible on the floor at Reid's and Gideon's feet. Then when Charles continues to say, "gathering information on the case," we can also see the actor's white T-mark beside the counselor's feet, where he will stand after he introduces Gideon.

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Jones - S2-E18

Character mistake: In this episode the unsub is copying the murders of Jack the Ripper (with men as victims). The Unsub also taunts the police and BAU with letters, even using the Dear Boss salutation. The BAU draw upon the Dear Boss letters from the original Ripper case as part of their profiling - not only of the unsub but also the Ripper. Handwriting comparisons has shown that the author of the Dear Boss letters was most likely a journalist and not the Ripper. Whilst the unsub may have been ignorant of the forgery status of the dear boss letters, you would expect the BAU to be wiser.

Jeff Walker

Sex, Birth, Death - S2-E11

Character mistake: In the meeting room, there's a clear spelling mistake of "Manditory" in bold letters on the whiteboard behind Gideon. Flashes up there several times during the scene. (00:16:00)

The Perfect Storm - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Gideon, Morgan, Reid and Greenaway are watching Hotch interrogating the suspect Tony Canardo there is a box on the table, then Hotch gets up and walks out of the room and the box on the table is gone. In the next shot on the TV the box has reappeared. (00:30:08)

The Boogeyman - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When the pregnant lady came in with her child saying her 8 year old Matthew was missing, JJ sits her down and says she has a niece who is 8. We later learn that JJ's only sibling was her sister who committed suicide and who didn't have any children.

The Last Word - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When the team visit the home of Marcie Mitchell, the older boy takes the baby to another room. The baby is crying, then as they are in shot walking through the door the baby is looking around and smiling, and as the door shuts we hear crying again. (00:11:20)

Jones - S2-E18

Factual error: Reid says that it's been speculated that Mary Jane Kelly was murdered in a flat rented by the killer - this is completely incorrect. She was murdered in her rooms, where she'd been living since early 1888.

Annabel Keeley

No Way Out - S2-E13

Factual error: Gideon says that Frank is the most prolific serial killer ever, with 177 victims. This is incorrect - Pedro Lopez murdered 350+ young girls and Luis Garavito murdered 300+ plus girls.

Annabel Keeley

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Honor Among Thieves - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Garcia accesses the bank's page online Prentiss gives her the account number login, 1552 9384 6729, and we see Garcia typing it correctly on the screen with the password, but when it cuts to the account's page showing deposit and balance, we see in the balance box the account number's last four digits are 7629, not 6729.

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Derailed - S1-E9

Reid: Can one of you do me a favor?
Morgan: Sure kid, anything you want.
Reid: Can one of you at least look like you're going to see me alive again?

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Question: The crew takes a private jet to most locations but always have the same black S.U.V.s. How do the vehicles get there as fast as the crew?

RGW

Chosen answer: Black SUVs are common police, military and dignitary vehicles around the world. It is not too much to assume they could be rented or owned by the police forces in the areas.

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Other people have explained it but fore more information, federal cars would most likely be brought to the airport from the nearest agency, so they can drive out to their locations especially in rural situations.

Answer: There is only one BAU (or that's the impression the show gives, in reality there's 5 teams within the BAU), and they're based out of Quantico. However, the FBI has 56 field offices, each with their own vehicles leased from the over 200,000 vehicles that make up the Federal motor fleet. There are long term leases to federal agencies on these cars, in addition to there always being vehicles being made available to lease on an ad hoc basis for assignments. Plus, local and state police likely also have their own unmarked fleets, but due to the vehicles being mostly the same make/model/color in most episodes, they'd likely be borrowed from the nearest field office or other local federal office or ad hoc leased from the fleet for the assignment.

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