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Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Near the end of the episode, Riker is playing the trombone in Ten Forward but his movements don't match at all the music that is heard.
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Character error 

When Ro is running through the ship to escape the Romulan, she runs in a straight line even though this is the least likely strategy to succeed. As evidenced by her attempt to attack the Romulan in the holodeck, neither phased being can see through walls, so Ro could have tried to attack again or simply have run in a different direction, and the Romulan would have had no way of knowing which way she went.
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Picard says Ro lost her commission after the incident at Garon IV. It was actually Garon II, as explained in her introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro.
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When Ro is running through the ship to escape the Romulan, she runs in a straight line even though this is the least likely strategy to succeed. As evidenced by her attempt to attack the Romulan in the Holodeck, neither phased being can see through walls, so Ro could have tried to attack again or simply have run in a different direction, and the Romulan would have had no way of knowing which way she went.
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Continuity 

When trying to beam up Geordi and Ro at the beginning of the episode, Transporter Chief Brossmer's transporter console changes height between shots.
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Errors in geography 

When captain Picard and commander Riker are walking into the ready room where they are going to talk about the memorial service at 23:00 hours. You see Ro walk into the room from a rather impossible angle.
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Factual errors 

At the start of the episode, Chief Brossmer has an Ensign pip on her uniform, however, when Data interviews her about the transporter accident, she has a Chief pip.
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Miscellaneous 

When Ro steps off the turbolift on the bridge, the doors show Deck 10, instead of Deck 1.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Geordi La Forge and Ro Laren are accidentally cloaked and phased, meaning that they become invisible and their molecules pass through other matter (in other words, they are like ghosts). While it is questionable why, in this state, they are still able to touch certain items and don't pass through the floor, they obviously can still breathe and communicate with each other, given that they are in the same phase with each other. After all, there is no reason to assume that there isn't any phased air around them as well, which would make these things possible to them.
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Plot holes 

LaForge and Ro are supposedly out of sync with the real world and cannot touch objects. But they can move in a normal style propelling themselves against the floor, i.e. walking.
Even though he is phased, Parem is able to not only sit in a chair on the Romulan ship, but it moves when he sits up to follow Geordi and Ro back to the Enterprise.
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

The "phased" Romulan is first seen sitting in a chair. Even though he is also phased, when he gets up the chair moves slightly, not to mention that, if he was phased he wouldn't have been able to sit at all, as he would go through the chair.
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When Ensign Ro sets the disruptor to overload in 10 Forward to create larger chroniton field. Both Ro and Geordi take cover behind some furniture. Since the disruptor is phased, the explosion would pass through the furniture with no resistance, and depending on how close they were to the disruptor, could have resulted in injury or death.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the Romulan officer shoots Ro with his disruptor, she falls to floor and brushes a potted plant. The plant shakes, although she should have passed right through it.
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