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  • Season 2 Episode 24: Once A Thief

  • It would seem that Inky is able to capture Jaime's bionic abilities on film from an amazing number of angles while sitting in a tree with a single camera.

  • When Inky goes to the bar, a Musak version of Elton John & Kidi Dee's Top 40 hit "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" is playing in the background. Funny because EXACTLY the same song was playing at Duke's bar in the previous week's episode, "Iron Ships and Dead Men"! I guess they figured no one would notice a week later.

  • As with most writers that write TV scripts, they don't know the difference between a Chimp and a Monkey. Inky's pet is the former.

  • Season 2 Episode 23: Iron Ships and Dead Men

  • During the funeral scene at the end, the ship is supposed to be out at sea, but you can see a shallow water buoy floating nearby during a couple of shots, as well as the reflections of buildings in the water.

  • Oscar is present at his brother's burial at sea, and listens as they read the Jewish Committal and Benediction, but he isn't wearing the obligatory kippah (skull cap) that a Jew would wear at such an event. Oscar's Jewishness is mentined in several other epidsodes (eg., Episode 9: " Winning is Everything," and Episode 31: "Jaime and the King"), but perhaps producers thought a kippah would alienate viewers of the 1970s? Sad, but possible.

  • When Jaime is listening in on the "bad guys" in the bar/club, she is startled by a skeleton (presumably Sam Goldman) hanging in the dark closet she's chosen to hide in. Not only is it still intact, but it obviously has a hinged skull cap! This is common practice for skeletons (both real and artificial) used in medical and/or educational settings. Not only is no attempt made to hide this fact, but the camera actually zooms in on it!

  • When the two evil henchmen cut away part of the ship's bridge, they find within it a skeleton (presumably belonging to Oscar's brother, Sam). Problem is, although our skeletal bones are held together by tendens, ligaments, etc. that decompose after death, leaving them disconnected, this one is still fully intact and connected. They even carry it away in one piece!

  • Season 2 Episode 22: The Night Demon (aka: Dae...

  • As Mr Bearclaw is explaining (in voiceover) about who the bundle he just dug up is made from "the skin of the mane of the White Buffalo," the tight shot on his hands doesn't match up with what he's saying. In that shot, he makes a "sewing" motion, indicating that he was talking about how the bundle was laced up with leather straps, not what it's made out of.

  • Mr Bearclaw and his digging partner don't seem very thrilled by his amazingly well preserved and totally intact artifacts they dug up. These things have even retained their glossy finish, making them not just good finds, but PRISTINE, and worth big money! Bearclaw et al. barely even glance at them, though, instead choosing to deliver some bizarre philosophical monologue, and just toss them aside to continue digging!

  • When Jaime shows up at Lyle's workshop looking for him, she grabs up a (conveniently available) Geiger counter and starts waving it around the place, checking for signs of radioactivity. She's surprised to see that it reacts most strongly to her shoes, saying "Where'd I pick that up?" Problem is, Jaime's bionic legs are powered by a radioactive power unit that would, no doubt, interfere with any attempt to get an accurate reading of particles on her shoes.

  • Season 2 Episode 21: The DeJon Caper

  • When Beaumont and his goons show up at the museum to switch the forged painting with the real one, they make no attempt to shield the painting (or their own faces!) from view. It's nighttime, but anyone walking by could easily see them walking in with a painting and become suspicious and/or be questioned later by authorities.

  • When Lambert created a diversion at the museum (by throwing a rock through the window), there was no alarm at all...in a museum with priceless paintings! The same is true when Jaime crawled through the window, as well as when she took the painting off the wall.

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Beyond the Call

  • When Colonel Banning reprimands the Air Force security police guard, he addresses him as "Private". Air Force personnel below the rank of sergeant are referred to as "Airman". This is a serious gaffe for a senior Air Force officer.

  • Jaime tells John that they're flying into their wilderness site by chopper because she "has some pretty unpleasant memories of parachutes." This means that some of her memories have come back since the series premiere, where she remembers nothing of the plane she jumped from, or the accident itself. Having said that, the only time in the series it is mentioned that her memories have returned is in the first reunion movie, where a concussion from an explosion jarred her memories.

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Jaime and the King

  • In Monte Carlo, after Jaime bends the table umbrella so that his view of the pretty, bikini-clad girls is blocked, Oscar says to her, "I'm gonna get you for this." His lips, however, say something completely different.

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Deadly Ringer (2)

  • When Jaime is on the run after escaping from prison, she has a rather nasty encounter with a quicksand bog. She escapes from that, and as one would expect, she's all covered in mire and goop. However, when she starts running again after this, she's miraculously clean again.

  • When Jaime is on the run with the prison guards and hound dogs in tow, she stops off at a fenced in warehouse area to use a phone to call Oscar. When she reaches to pick up the receiver, we can clearly see two small scabs on her right (bionic) hand.

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Deadly Ringer (1)

  • Two men show up at Jaime's place (a second-story apartment in a 2000 sq ft. structure) and use two small cannisters of gas to force her into unconsciousness. Problems: The cannisters are too small to fill that large a space (especially when she's on the second floor), and the crooks make no attempt to shield themselves from the gas when they enter to kidnap her (no masks, no hands over faces, nothing).

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Biofeedback

  • When Jaime first encounters Darwin in Rudy's lab, she thinks he's dead, but the actor can be seen to swallow.

  • Biofeedback is NOT "raising one's level of awareness to a point where you can focus inside yourself on one specific muscle...and increase, or decrease, its activity." It's actually a scientific fad from the 60s/70s using machines (mostly the oscilloscope) to view or hear involuntary and/or unconscious body processes (such as heart rate, brain waves, etc.), with the goal of learning to control them consciously. It had nothing to do with meditation or monks in Tibet. (Researchers don't use Biofeedback anymore because they found that the same goals could be achieved using meditation, so there's no need for expensive equipment.)

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