5x09 The Rundown Job
First Aired: Sep. 16, 2012 on TNT
Summary: When Sophie is implicated in the theft of a valuable painting, Nate must use all his skills as an investigator to find the real culprit and clear her name.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (factual errors): When trying to identify the unknown sniper, Eliot tells Hardison to search the US Navy SEAL, Enlisted Database 91-95. They find the guy there but he's wearing a US Army uniform. He wasn't a SEAL and wouldn't be in the database searched.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Hardison send SOS by using Vances car headlights he did 3 long 3 short 3 long but its actually 3 short 3 long 3 short ...---...
- Goof (errors in geography): The signs in the subway station are marked "DC Subway". The commuter rail and subway system in the District of Columbia/Arlington area is called the Washington Metro, or just the Metro, and its logo is a black rectangle with a white 'M' and the word "metro" in lower case.
- When being questioned by the Senate Committee, The Senator describes a former team used by Colonel Vance. the description of that team perfectly describes the team on "Chuck" which starred Adam Baldwin's character on that show Colonel Casey.
- Eliot asks for directions to the Mandering Hotel, later when Eliot and Hardison steal the car you can see the Mandering Hotel behind them.
- The subway scenes, though set in DC, do not feature the characteristic Rohr and Breda train cars, and the architecture of the stations does not match the Washington Metro style.
- Hardison said that the Spanish flu killed 50,000,000 people, which was approximately 3% of the world's population at the time. Some estimates place the death toll as high as 130,000,000 which was 7% of the population, and that a total of 500,000,000 - 27% - were infected. Projecting those figures onto current population estimates, a similar pandemic would kill between 210,000,000 and 483,000,000 people, with a total of 1,865,000,000 infected. This does not account, however, for advances in medicine, public health and mass communication, all of which would mitigate the numbers.