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"NCIS" Chimera (TV Episode 2007) Poster

(TV Series)

(2007)

Goofs

Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (3) | Factual errors (3) | Revealing mistakes (1)

Anachronisms 

Ducky refers to the Russians as "Soviet state-sponsored pirates." The Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1992.
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Character error 

Tony should not blame rats for carrying the pneumonic plague. Rats carry the infected fleas that, upon biting a human, can transfer bubonic (not pneumonic) plague to that person. Pneumonic plague is generally transferred by being in close proximity to an infected individual.
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Continuity 

As Ziva returns her concert ticket to Abby, Abby's left wristband is missing.
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Tony rips off a small piece of the straw wrapper, and blows the rest of it at Ziva. When the camera cuts back to him, he has both pieces of the wrapper in his hands.
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Gibbs grabs the radio to communicate back to the helicopter, as he does, he lifts it in his left hand to his mouth, in the very next shot, the radio is now in his right hand.
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Factual errors 

Ducky asks Tony to perform a blood count by adding Methylene Blue to a blood drop on a slide. A blood count can never be done this way, and a blood smear stained with Methylene Blue would never look like it does in this scene - rather than a smokey blue color, this slide has been stained with hematoxylin and eosin.
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The director says she has Top Secret clearance and is told the Chimera's mission goes beyond that. The director of any investigative agency is always cleared for everything, for obvious reasons. No director is ever limited to Top Secret alone.
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Skinner reads in Sheppard prior to having her sign the non-disclosure agreement. In reality the NDA must be signed before the details of the program are revealed.
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Revealing mistakes 

Not only do the "Russians" have strong accents, but the orders "secure the bridge" and "find Ferris" are given in the wrong grammatical form (infinitive rather than imperative).
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