Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds (2005)

25 mistakes in season 3

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In Heat - S3-E17

Character mistake: When Morgan looks up Charlie Luvet's car GPS map history, the last address reads "11257 Palmdale Drive," but when Morgan phones Hotchner with the address he says, "11257 Palm Drive."

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Birthright - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Prentiss, Morgan, Rossi, and Caulfield go see Mary Wilkinson, in the wide shot just as Caulfield says, "Hello, Mary," the second camera filming from another angle is visible at the right side of the screen. Additionally, later when Chrissy confronts Charlie she's wearing one earring in her right ear, but after she shoots him that one earring is in her left ear. (00:18:45)

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Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: At the start of this episode Rossi tells Garcia about the case he's obsessed with, "It's the 20th anniversary of this crime. Twenty years tomorrow, three children woke up and found their parents murdered." However, during S3xE11 "Birthright," while working on their current Wilkinson case, Rossi shows Caulfield (the sheriff of the original Wilkinson case from 1980) the victim's charm bracelet he carries, then tells him about the Indianapolis case he's never forgotten, and how every year since then he's called the victims' children. And later, after Caulfield tells Rossi it's been 27 years since his own unsolved case, he asks Rossi how long it's been for him and Rossi says, "21," then Caulfield cautions, "Don't let it get to 22."

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A Higher Power - S3-E15

Other mistake: When Garcia tracks down Peter Redding's current address, we see a close-up of Garcia's computer screen and the address reads "12859 Beckler Ln.," but when the BAU and police arrive at Peter's house the number is 4433.

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About Face - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Senior SSA David Rossi is clean-shaven in the beginning and middle of the episode. Toward the end of the episode, which takes place over mere days, he has magically grown a full mustache and beard which disappears and reappears in the last scenes.

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In Name and Blood - S3-E2

Other mistake: The boy says he is doing multiplication and the rest of the class is still on long division. You can not do long division without first learning multiplication.

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A Higher Power - S3-E15

Other mistake: When Prentiss and Morgan are trying to figure out how the victims were controlled, Prentiss phones Garcia to find a drug that would temporarily paralyze or subdue. Then just as we hear Garcia answering the call, there's a close-up of Garcia's computer screen and we see the picture of five suicide notes, and at this point there have been six victims. Then later, after the seventh victim is found, when Morgan holds the latest suicide note in the close-up, we can see it's the same note that's already been shown.

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3rd Life - S3-E12

Factual error: When Garcia asks Reid about the IP address of one of the victims father's computer he says "374.54.12.3." On screen also the IP address of the router can be seen which reads "192.3.16.7894. Neither is possible. The numbers in any IP address can only range between 0 and 255, since they are actually 4 groups of 8 bits each. (00:10:45)

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Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Rossi is telling Prentiss, Morgan, and JJ about the original Galen case, he says that the Galen parents were butchered with an axe, but in "Birthright", he tells Detective Caulfield that they were beaten to death.

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Lo-Fi - S3-E20

Other mistake: At the start, the soon-to-be victim gets off the A train at Spring Street (subway heads south, then Bklyn/Queens) and stands on the west-side platform, facing the southern subway exit, then the unsub comes up from behind him, shoots him and he falls toward the same way that the unsub walks - the southern exit. However, when Hotchner plays the NYPD's surveillance footage, the victim is facing the northern subway exit when the unsub comes up from behind him, shoots, and he falls toward the same way that the unsub walks - this time the northern subway exit. Interestingly, neither are flipped shots since we can see "Spring St" correctly. Later, when Prentiss reviews footage it's as it was shown originally.

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Limelight - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Katrina Townsley's driving while talking on her cell phone the unsub is driving behind her, and we see that she's alone in her car, but when the unsub rear-ends her car the second cameraman is sitting in the passenger seat with a handheld camera, filming Katrina's close-ups.

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Penelope - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the episode before this one, Garcia gets shot and the wound is over her chest. This episode starts when a woman finds her, and the wound is noticeably further down. (00:46:05)

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True Night - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Garcia and Morgan are talking in Garcia's office, her hand on Morgan's chest disappears and reappears. (00:04:55)

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The Crossing - S3-E18

Other mistake: When it shows Keri's license it says it expires in 2003, but the episode takes place way after that year, considering Katrina had already happened.

Children of the Dark - S3-E4

Factual error: In the scene where the two unsubs are in the restaurant choosing the next victim, the family they are watching is a Hispanic family that breaks from speaking English for two lines to speak in Spanish. The father asks where the daughter is going, and she answers, "A lavar mis manos," which means to wash my hands. This is incorrect. In Spanish, you would say this as "A lavarme las manos."

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Limelight - S3-E13

Character mistake: At the end of the episode, Rossi quotes Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, but accidentally calls her "Lucille".

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3rd Life - S3-E12

Plot hole: In an attempt to identify the body of the suspect, Reid is describing the suspect to Garcia using a school photo of the suspect. How could they have a school photo of someone they haven't identified yet? (00:26:40)

Identity - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: Reid moves his gun to his side after the militia tell him he is begging for someone to take it. You can see it after they send Morgan to the bar. One second it's on his side, the next second it's back in front off his hip like always. (00:23:15)

A Higher Power - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When the team enters the house of the unsub it is dark. You can see a second camera man twice off to the side who is getting the close ups of the team coming through the door. (00:32:00)

A Higher Power - S3-E15

Character mistake: When Emily Prentiss makes note of the 110 V outlet having no GFI, she calls it 'Ground Fault Insulation', when in actual fact, GFI stands for 'Ground Fault Interrupter'. (00:11:00 - 00:12:00)

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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About Face - S3-E6

Trivia: The scene where Rossi is bird hunting was done to show how different the character was going to be from Gideon, who was a noted bird lover.

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Question: I never saw the whole episode, only near the end of it twice. The episode was about a boy about 10 or 11 who took a girl his age Into the Woods so he could kill her using a baseball bat. What was the name of this episode and what was the reason for him wanting to kill her?

Answer: "The Boogeyman", s02e06. spoiler alert: The kid is Jeffrey Charles and at that point he had already killed 3 other kids. Jefferey basically hated and resented other kids after his mother abandoned him and his father spent a lot of time with other children because of his job. Jeffery would lure kids Into the Woods and then beat them to death with his bat just because of hate, no particular "reason." The scene you're describing, Jefferey agrees to walk Tracy home when her "buddy" leaves her (at this point the FBI announced there's a serial killer on the loose and kids should walk with a buddy). Jeffrey gets mad at Tracy for walking too slow and for complaining, and he takes a swing at her, causing her to flee Into the Woods and have Jeffery chase her.

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