Elementary

On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.

Bishop73

Possibility Two - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Sherlock and Watson are riding in a limousine. They are seated on the back-facing seats of the limo. Thee are 2 passengers seating on the back seats. The street background visible through the back and side windows shows traffic and the limo moving forward. Some shots of Sherlock show the background traffic moving in the right direction (backwards) and one shot shows traffic moving in the opposite direction, as if Sherlock was seating on the back seat or the limo was moving In reverse.

ppdixx

To Catch a Predator Predator - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Joan is sitting on the couch folding ties while Shinwell tries on a shirt, she has a folded up blue tie with white dots. When the camera cuts back to her and she's now folding a gray tie, you can see the blue tie with white dots, unfolded, lying on the clothes. Previously there was no tie there. And in the next shot of her, she once again folding the blue tie and the gray tie can't be seen.

Bishop73

The Leviathan - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: While playing the piano in Justin Guthrie's apartment, he is bare handed. In the next scene when he gets up to point at the blood, he is wearing gloves. (00:24:12 - 00:24:42)

Fidelity - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Marcus and Joan are watching Gephardt's video, he says he's taken lives. At this point the play bar is by his fingers. It cuts to Marcus and Joan, and we hear the video continue to play for more than 12 seconds. When it cuts back to the video, the play bar is nearly in the same position, when it should be well past his hands and near his elbow.

Bishop73

How the Sausage Is Made - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Sherlock puts down the meat sample in the cup, you see the toothpick tilt over to the side. In the next shot, the toothpick is straight up and down. In some shots, the meat sample in the cup are gone.

Bishop73

Bang Bang Shoot Chute - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Shinwell and Sherlock are playing chess, the captured pieces move around in various shots. For example, Shinwell takes Sherlock's knight, he places it closer to him than the pawn. In the next shot the pawn is closer to him. It changes a few more times as do the captured white pieces.

Bishop73

How the Sausage Is Made - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: The note Watson picks up changes when it switches to a close up view of the writing. For example, you can see one line ends with "you when" and another line ends with "not" (being underlined). In the close up the corresponding lines end with "you when I" and "not to" (not still being underlined).

Video

Show generally

Continuity mistake: In the title sequence a Rube Goldberg machine can be seen. The error can be seen by watching the four revolvers rotating and then a single revolver firing. When you look at all four revolvers, there are hand grips in each one, but in the closeup shot of one actually firing, the hand grip is empty. You can't see it later than S5E18 because they decided to delete the frames when you can see all four revolvers, and left only closeups.

sher_lurker

The Ballad of Lady Frances - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: While talking with the guitar expert, Joan places the guitar down on the sofa with the fretboard facing away from her. When the guitar expert comes and sits down next to her, the guitar's fretboard is suddenly facing her.

THGhost

Internal Audit - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Cloe and Watson are talking and drinking tea in the kitchen, the positions of the cups and the teabag string change depending on the camera angle. Not just where on the placemat, but the orientation.

Bishop73

Step Nine - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Holmes finds Lestrade in the bar, Lestrade is seen putting his glass down, but in the next shot he's still holding the glass up. The items on the bar change around too, depending on the camera angle.

Bishop73

The Long Fuse - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: The brownstone has two front doors, an outer door and an inner door. In scenes before this one and after this one, the outer door is made of wood and the inner door has a large glass panel, at the top, but in this episode the outer door has a large glass panel, at the top, so they can see who it is before opening the door.

kh1616

A Burden of Blood - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: At end of the episode, when Sherlock leaves Detective Bell outside the 11th Precinct, Bell had a book and an envelope of which Bell puts the envelope in his pocket leaving the book, the next shot shows Bell turn and throw the envelope in the trash and the book disappears. (00:39:15)

The Red Team - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Early in the show, when Sherlock is making eggs, he adds milk and sets the jug down. The camera shifts to Watson and back to Holmes, which shows the jug missing. Watson then walks around Holmes and sets the jug down in the spot it was in previously.

On the Scent - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: Sherlock and Marcus visit a suspect's house. There are a bunch of cell phones on a console. One is gold with the name "'Mandy" on it. In a wide angle shot the gold phone is by itself next to some other black phones. Next closeup shot you see the gold phone is on a different position behind some other phones, and a green phone is added to the bunch. (00:18:40)

ppdixx

You Do It to Yourself - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Just before Sherlock and Detective Bell enter the dead professor's office, both are putting on gloves. Sherlock puts on the left first and has partially put on the right. As they enter the office, Sherlock still hasn't put the right glove on at all - he's just starting to do so. (00:05:30)

Cathrine R

On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.

Bishop73

More mistakes in Elementary
More quotes from Elementary

Season 2 generally

Trivia: Sherlock's brother Mycroft has an international franchise of restaurants called Diogenes. This is a reference to the Diogenes Club, the gentleman's club Mycroft co-founded in the Holmes short stories.

Cubs Fan

More trivia for Elementary

M. - S1-E12

Question: How did Holmes know where M was, so he could have found him and taken him away? And how did Holmes transport M on his own? Was M unconscious, or alert and thus went where Holmes told him to go, or he'd kill him? But M wouldn't do that; he doesn't mind dying.

kh1616

Chosen answer: M broke into the brownstone and left a note. Holmes deduced he was staying at a high-class hotel from the soap scent on the note, and gave a picture from a hidden camera to his "irregulars" on the street to stake out hotels. One of them saw him, so Holmes followed him to his next intended victim and knocked him unconscious with a baton.

Sierra1 Premium member

More questions & answers from Elementary

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.