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The Good Soldier - S1-E6

Factual error: Raceme's girlfriend Morgan is seen in a mugshot taken by Edinburgh Police, Scotland. They are known as Lothian and Borders Police, not as shown "Lothan and Boarders". (00:28:30)


Redux - S4-E7

Factual error: The Pakistan Air Force officer in the airport is listed in the credits as 'PAF Lieutenant' and is wearing the two pips of an army lieutenant. In fact, the PAF still uses RAF-style ranks, so he should be a Flying Officer, and the PAF also uses distinctive eight-pointed stars instead of pips.


F**ker Shot Me - S8-E7

Factual error: The President's casket is being brought into hanger at Dover AFB Delaware. There are no mountains in Delaware as was seen in the background.

Separation Anxiety - S5-E1

Factual error: Almost anytime where an ipv4 address is shown it contains one or more digit exceeding 255, impossible given the limits of the technology. eg:, 23.274 .44.67, and even 316.105.147.373. (00:04:55)

Super Powers - S5-E3

Factual error: Carrie loads a rifle with at least a 7mm Remington, possibly a .30-06 Springfield bullet. She shoots Quinn in the back one time, and he falls, only to disappear and reappear where he chokes Carrie from behind. He later removes his jacket to reveal he's wearing a soft armour bullet proof vest. The armour he wore was maximum level 3A vest which will only stop handgun threats. He would require a plate carrier with SAPI/ESAPI ceramic plates to stop such a threat. (00:55:37 - 00:57:10)

Big Man in Tehran - S3-E11

Factual error: As Brody is driven away from the square after meeting Abu Nazir's widow, the shot from inside his car reveals a public telephone box on the corner. He is supposed to be in Tehran, Iran - however the distinctive colours of the phone box are those of Morocco (where I assume the scene was shot). (00:35:40)

All In - S7-E11

Factual error: Filming location is Budapest instead of Moscow, you see HU license plates on cars, HU street name tags, and even the flag of HU and the EU waving over the building Carrie is on.

Prisoners of War - S8-E12

Factual error: At the beginning of the last sequence a city centre is shown with the caption "Moscow." In fact, the city shown is Budapest, with the Danube, Castle, St Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Chain Bridge visible.


The Drone Queen - S4-E1

Factual error: The man who approaches Carrie in the bar identifies himself as a 'lieutenant JG', and the pilot who bombed the wedding party in the farmhouse. However, it was F-15s that dropped the bombs on the farmhouse, making them US Air Force aircraft. The USAF rank structure doesn't include the 'JG' rank- that's a US Navy rank.

Show generally

Factual error: When the possibility of Numan being sent back to Turkey arises, Carrie says "They will execute him..." The death penalty does not exist in Turkey.

Season 4 generally

Factual error: The Pakistan Army uses British-style rank insignia with the crown replaced with The Star and crescent of Pakistan. The ISI officers are all wearing another badge instead of The Star and crescent. They are also wearing black gorget (collar) patches, whereas they should be wearing scarlet. Lt Col Khan and a number of other more junior officers should not be wearing gorget patches at all, as they are restricted to full colonels and above. ISI officers do not have a separate uniform; they wear ordinary military uniform if they are entitled to it.


The Smile - S2-E1

Factual error: When Carrie is being introduced to the female Army officer, she is shown wearing a CIB (Combat Infantryman Badge). CIBs are only awarded to Army infantry and Special Forces, neither of which were open to women at the time. (00:23:25)

Season 5 generally

Factual error: Throughout the season, it is the BND who run security investigations within Germany. The BND is the German external intelligence service. The internal security service, who would actually be running these investigations, is the BfV. Neither service has a power of arrest, which BND agents exercise on at least two occasions during the season. If they need to arrest somebody then they must call in the Bundespolizei (as they do correctly at other times).


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Chosen answer: Everyone else calls him Brody or Sgt. Brody, and it probably became habit to her.


Can't get the source but I read that even the Producer responded to that. Stating that it was common practise for a military wife living in a military complex as everybody refers to their husband by their last name.

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