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"Designated Survivor" One Year In (TV Episode 2017) Poster

(TV Series)

(2017)

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (1)  | Errors in geography (2)  | Factual errors (1)  | Revealing mistakes (1)  | Spoilers (2)

Character error 

Both the barkeeper and the patron in the pub in Amsterdam speak Flemish, not Dutch.
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Errors in geography 

The Amsterdam scenes are not filmed in Amsterdam: no asphalt parking lots adjacent a canal exist, and the general street scenes are not Amsterdam either.
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The address of the Amsterdam warehouse is none existent. The ZIP code actually points to an address in Groningen, NL.
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Factual errors 

When Hannah Wells enters the hideout in Amsterdam, there is a classic 4x4 with the license plate 59-GVD-8. "GVD" is not used on Dutch plates because it is the abbreviation of a Dutch curse word.
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Revealing mistakes 

The computer boy in Amsterdam, who sells equipment in exchange for Bitcoins, has a German accent.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

When the president walks into the situation room, he is informed that "this just happened" and is shown video of the plane exploding on the tarmac. He is then informed that the explosion was caused by a spark that ignited a leaky oxygen tank and that it was an accident rather than a terrorist act.

There's no way anyone could know within moments of an explosion what happened. Especially since the plane had been hijacked, Homeland Security, the NTSB, and ATF would all have done thorough investigations of the cause of the explosion, and these investigations would likely take weeks, if not months.

It's simply unthinkable that anyone in the world of this show, in which the US Capitol has been bombed and the vice president assassinated, would simply believe right away that an exploding hijacked plane was a simple accident.
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Revealing mistakes 

The multiple explosions pictured do not match the given reason for the explosion: namely, a small oxygen tank that exploded. The plane was on the ground, meaning its cabin was not pressurized, so a small explosion would probably simply blow a hole in the part of the plane where the oxygen tank was.

It's unlikely this small an explosion could cause the ignition of jet fuel, but if jet fuel did ignite, the wings would have blown up as well, as they are where most of a plane's fuel is stored. Moreover, the size of the explosions would have visibly damaged most of the plane, yet the front of the plane is completely undamaged while large explosions occur toward the rear.

In short, the explosions pictured are completely wrong for what supposedly occurred.
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