I don’t know how or why I notice certain errors on TV shows. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say it has something to do with the fact that I watch certain series about 7,000 times, which means that, at some point, I’m bound to notice something out of place.
While re-watching the series finale episode (season 6, episode 13 “Dreams Come True”) of Glee, I just happened to notice something odd and, like the Friends error I discovered last year, I feel a strong need to share it with the world to find out if other people have noticed it.
If you want to follow along as I lay this all out for you, then head over to Netflix, find the episode, and fast forward to 33:29, when Kurt, Blaine, Mercedes, Tina, and Artie enter Rachel’s room in her New York City house.
Rachel, now 9 months pregnant as the surrogate for Kurt and Blaine, is sitting at her table, facing the mirror, putting on the finishing touches to her Tony Awards-look.
What I didn’t notice the first time I watched this episode is that the girl facing the mirror isn’t Rachel. She’s a double. Watch the actions of the girl facing the mirror while paying close attention to the actions of Rachel’s “reflection,” who is actually Rachel.
Then, watch as Kurt approaches and places a paper bag on the table. If you look closely, you’ll see that the Kurt double turns the bag at the last second, completely falling out of sync with the real Kurt in the mirror.
I’m going to assume this was all done to allow them to film the scene without a camera being seen in the mirror. The “mirror” is likely just a hole in the wall. Really, it’s not a huge thing, but the lack of synchronicity between the doubles makes me feel like my brain is rubbing up against an itchy, wool sweater. I can’t unsee it.
Had you ever noticed this small mistake before or any other Glee mistakes for that matter? Comment below!