Best TV plot holes of 2013

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Berlin: Conclusion - S1-E22

Plot hole: At the end of this episode Red takes off his shirt revealing his burned back, which leaves us to think that he might be Elizabeth's dad. However, this particular mark should have been noticed and written down in Red's prisoner file when he was taken into custody the first time (Episode 1). In that case Elizabeth would already know that Red is burned and could have asked some questions about it.

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Weekend Guest - S1-E6

Plot hole: It turns out that the Venus Fly Trap ate Dr. Collosso, but this doesn't make sense for a few reasons. 1. There's no way that it could've opened the kennel without completely destroying the door. 2. The shot was off it for only 3 seconds, it couldn't have eaten him in that amount of time.


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The Governor's Pleasure - S3-E1

Plot hole: The governor refuses to open the door for the prisoners when they have Vera hostage, and you can hear her saying "no" "return to your units" over the radio, which Channing had to overrule. Later on in the show somehow Vera doesn't know the governor refused and has to find out from Channing. But Vera was there next to the radio the whole time. They use normal radios without earpieces so there is no way she didn't hear. (00:38:05)

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The Daughters of Jerusalem - S2-E6

Plot hole: Dinah Fortescue's fingerprints are supposed to be on a teacup but she's wearing gloves in the flashback. So how did they get there? (00:24:35 - 00:33:34)

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Plot hole: Lucien, Trustan and Aurora are somehow compelled to believe they are Mikaelsons, when no-one knew how to compel until Elijah compelled Aurora by mistake when they fled. So when did this supposed compelling happen? Did Elijah go back and do it later on? The siblings all had knowledge of him compelling them, so I'm confused exactly when they all learned of their ability.

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Halloween III - S3-E5

Plot hole: Amy lets Scully place the witch in the break-room, but how could she have known that after captain Holt steals the crown out of the locker, he would go there? And not for example goes back through the window he came from.

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Walk This Way - S2-E7

Plot hole: It's revealed that the gym owned by Ray and Terry is a front for Ray to launder his income. This is why he doesn't want or can't sell it. Any person auditing that gym would know it doesn't bring enough income if the floors are in disrepair and the equipments garbage as Terry tells Pie when he gives him money to fix it up after Mickey pays him. Ray runs a consulting firm, he could launder millions through consulting, he has an office with employees. Get vending machines, anything that's cash. (00:42:00 - 00:44:20)

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The Marathon - S4-E3

Plot hole: Jason cheated in three different ways in order to beat Aurelius in The Marathon, and admitted it. So the bet that they made between them is null and void. But the last shot shows them living up to the terms, which includes Aurelius starting to eat his own shit (literally), so revolted that he's trembling. Apparently the writers really really wanted to include coprophagy. But who would eat faeces for a bet, if you can simply avoid it by reminding your opponent that he cheated? Or even better, many would say that cheating means losing automatically, so he's the one who should be eating his own shit.

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Plot hole: "Red" is somehow serving a life term or what for the execution murders of some Russian spies, her husband and his cronies had headed up. But her hubby somehow escaped any such sentencing.

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Endgame - S1-E17

Plot hole: In the flashback, Roger shoots the gun and is able to stop the bullet with telekinesis. But at that distance, not even the fastest human reaction could stop the bullet at that speed.


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