“NCIS:” A Fan Caught a Hilarious Mistake in an Important Scene

Super fans of “NCIS” are quite observant. They notice everything from what characters eat to what they wear. One observant fan noticed a hilarious mistake in a very important scene during season 17, episode six that you might not have noticed. Here’s what the fan shared on Reddit.

‘NCIS’ season 17, episode six

Sean Murray and Mark Harmon on NCIS. |  Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images
Sean Murray and Mark Harmon on NCIS. | Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

During this episode, titled “Institutionalized,” viewers get to see forensic expert Kasie Hines in the spotlight. In this episode, her best friend, Dante Brown (Devale Ellis), is accused of murder. The show takes the audience on Kasie’s emotional journey as she looks for ways to help save her friend, whom she thinks was wrongly accused. However, compelling evidence suggesting Dante is the murderer make her wonder if the man she has known for years and confided in is really the person she thinks he is. If you haven’t seen this episode yet, we won’t spoil the ending for you.

The hilarious mistake an ‘NCIS’ fan spotted

Mark Harmon and Diona Reasonover | Erik Voake/CBS via Getty Images
Mark Harmon and Diona Reasonover | Erik Voake/CBS via Getty Images

Apparently, the “NCIS” continuity editors forgot to check one very important detail.  There’s one part in episode six where Dante is put in the back of a police car. A detail about the car caught one eagle-eyed fan’s attention. The fan took to Reddit to share that the car window was down in one shot, then it was up, and then in the final shot, the window was down again. Here’s what the fan posted:

Did anyone else notice that while Kasie and Gibbs were talking after Gibbs put Dante in the car, that the window went from being up to being down and then back up? When Gibbs and McGee put Dante in the backseat and closed the door, the rear window was up. Gibbs walked over to talk to Kasie and in the background is the car, rear window still up. While they were talking, the shot cut to Dante in the backseat at least twice, both times Dante was sitting on the same side of the car he got into and the window was down. Back to Kasie and Gibbs, the window is now up again. The editors and continuity people missed it.

Some fans didn’t like this episode with Kasie as the lead character

It seems like some fans are still mourning the loss of Abby and just can’t move on. A few fans on Reddit said they weren’t really into Kasie’s big episode and they want Abby to come back. Some said the episode was quite bland compared to the last couple of seasons. Another complaint was that the episode was predictable. One fan said he even knew Bishop would call Kasie and save the day. “Yeah, this was as bland an episode of ‘NCIS’ as we have gotten in at least 2-3 seasons. There was just nothing there. It was completely predictable, down to being able to say, ‘And now is when Bishop finds the phone call that saves the day,’ a couple of minutes before she found it.”

Read more: “NCIS”: Fans Aren’t Feeling Diona Reasonover’s Kasie Hines in This Episode

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