Agents of SHIELD

Purpose in the Machine - S3-E2

Factual error: When examining the sand, Bobbi states "According to carbon dating..." Fitz finishes by saying "It's a billion years older than the earth." However, carbon dating is only good at determining the age of something to about 60,000 years old. The only thing carbon dating could tell about the sand is that it is 60,000 years old or older. It certainly couldn't determine that the sand was 5 billion years old.


The Asset - S1-E3

Audio problem: Coulson is talking to a cowboy who sold a piece of construction equipment to some bad people. The cowboy pulls a breach-loader shotgun. Ward grabs the weapon and pulls the cowboy off his horse. Next the distinct sound of racking a shell into the breach of a magazine-fed shotgun can be heard, but the breach-loader is seen.

The Return - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: During the fight between Coulson, May and the two Ivanovs, the metal pipe that Coulson is wielding gets bent when Ivanov takes it off him. When he throws the pipe to the floor, it's straight again.


Season 2 generally

Factual error: The image of Faro Portugal seen in episode 10 of season 2 is actually an image of "Ponta Delgada", a city on an island several hundred miles away.

Heavy Is the Head - S2-E2

Factual error: When Lance Hunter is about to be captured by the military at the beginning of the episode, the troops arrive in a convoy of humvees. The humvees all have Virginia license plates on them, but U.S. Military tactical vehicles do not use license plates. Even if we assume they were using Hummer H1s instead of tactical humvees (commonly used as a substitute on TV and in movies when producers can't get military humvees), military-owned non-tactical vehicles do use license plates, but they don't use state license plates as seen here. Instead, they use official U.S. Government license plates like the ones on the Ford sedan Hunter was dropped off from prior to meeting General Talbot. (00:01:55)


Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After the interrogation, Skye tells Agent Coulson about Agent Ward. Coulson says during this scene,"It's a magical place" and Skye says "Ward doesn't like your style. Kinda think I do." At The End of this line, Skye is looking at Coulson. In the next shot, she's suddenly looking 90 degrees in the opposite direction. (00:26:55)

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All the Madame's Men - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Daisy and May knock on the door of the SHIELD contact, the agent opened the door outward. Later when they were under attack, May dragged the agent in, and Daisy closed the door from inside. (00:17:39)

The Honeymoon - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: Right after Yo-Yo runs into Ivanov in the hallway, Fitz fires his gun at the robots. His gun is empty after he fires it. But in the following shot, it's been reloaded again.


Ragtag - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Coulson is using a diagram to explain to The Team that Cybertek is the common denominator of everything that's happened during the season, he starts tracing lines that connect various bubbles of the diagram to each other, ending with one that links "the bus" to "GH-325." In the next few shots that last segment suddenly disappears, only to reappear later on. (00:04:15)


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Self Control - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Daisy is hugging Jemma after proving they're both human, Daisy's right arm is hooked entirely around Jemma's neck. There's an angle change and a lens flare (possibly to help cover the cut) and Daisy's right arm is now at 90°, with her hand on Jemma's left shoulder. (00:21:15)

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Seeds - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Jemma, Skye, and Ward are at the Academy it is daytime. When Seth and Donnie are in the parking garage it is night time briefly. Then, it becomes daytime when they flash back to Ward, and remains daytime when they flash to Seth and Donnie.

Ascension - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: In the opening of episode 20, Coulson meets General Talbot in a saloon that is a secret entrance to their hidden base, a base that is many stories underground. Yet in episode 22 Coulson uses his robot arm to call another jet; it appears outside a window! He can't have a window in his office, if the base is several stories underground. And to verify it isn't a "video window" or "projection screen", Mac throws a chair through it, essentially saying "We are above ground, let's go get in that jet in front of us." (00:19:40)

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Watchdogs - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Watchdogs destroy the government facility near the start of the episode, 6 shots of Nitramene are fired onto the building's exterior before it implodes. But moments later when Coulson calls Mack, he (Coulson) is watching the news report of the event, and the 6 shots of Nitramene are nowhere to be seen.


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Trivia: The call sign for the mobile command center is SHIELD 616. Earth-616 is the name for the primary universe in Marvel comics.


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Chosen answer: Coulson believes he was resuscitated then sent to Tahiti to recuperate. "A magical place," he calls it. But in the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode "The Magical Place", Coulson, through a mind-reading machine, learns that he was treated by S.H.I.E.L.D. and a fake memory of Tahiti was placed as a "mask" of sorts over the painful memory of the operation, which involved a drug seemingly of alien origin to repair the damage, coupled with a lot of morally dubious surgery.

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