Continuity mistake: Oct 2003 - When Belle and Shawn are looking through the photo album, there's a picture of Jen in a wedding dress, and Jack dressed as a fireman. Shawn mentions that was Jack and Jen's first wedding. WRONG. That is when Jack stopped Jen's wedding from Emilio. He faked a fire and kidnapped her. Jennifer and Jack got married at the 'Wild West' arena.
Factual error: Abe Carver was a police commander. Consequently, his funeral should have been attended by the city's entire police force, in full uniform. The funeral would have been a solemn affair carried out in conjunction with the municipal government, and certainly would not have been combined with the funerals of two other people.
Plot hole: After Rex learned that he was not really a DiMera but in fact a Brady, he suddenly became "poor." But a lot of things don't add up. Firstly, after Tony died, there was never a funeral or a will reading shown, but it seems likely that the twins would have been left something. Secondly, Rex graduated from college in the spring of 2003 and is an incredible genius who invented a laser that turns coal into diamonds. So although he might be on his own financially, he should be able to get a pretty good job without much trouble, but there's no indication that he has even tried. But Rex being poor has instead become a significant plot device, because Bonnie does not want him to marry her daughter Mimi as a direct result of it.
Continuity mistake: On Christmas, Kate and Roman entered the Brady's celebration and announced that they would be getting married the next day. Sure enough, the next morning, it was to be their wedding day. But as midnight approached after the ceremony, it was New Year's Eve and everybody was getting ready to celebrate the new year, there at the wedding. But it was supposed to be December 26.
Continuity mistake: Shawn Douglas Brady was a ring-bearer, about 4 years old, at the wedding of John Black and Isabella Toscano in 1992. At the wedding, Isabella gave birth to their son Brady. All of the children on the show were recast in 1999 to be much older. Brady Black is now three years older than Shawn, instead of the other way around.
Continuity mistake: They never do explain why Kate is covered with blood when she comes screaming back into the wedding reception after Roman is killed. One might assume that it was Roman's blood, but if that's the case then why was Roman's body still underneath the table when the others found it? In that position, Kate couldn't have had nearly enough contact with his corpse to get that much blood on her.
Plot hole: On 3/15/05, Jack picks up the phone in his house and calls Jennifer's cell phone. Unfortunately, before he can tell her what's going on, the Jennifer impostor knocks him out and tells Jennifer that it was a wrong number. However, Jennifer's cell phone should have shown her that the call was coming from her own home, which would have been quite suspicious.
Plot hole: Whenever John moved at all towards Marlena during the exorcism on 4/20/04, Father Jansen ordered him back right away. But when Marlena calls for Belle and Belle kneels right in front of her mother, Father Jansen doesn't say anything. The only reason is so that the scene's drama can be increased when Marlena begins to strangle Belle.
Other mistake: When Billie visited Georgia's grave in Salem, she acted as if the baby was buried there, yet, Billie should know that the coffin buried is just a bunch of rocks and the real Georgia is buried where Earl, Wayne, and their mother live by the bayou. Billie lied to Bo about Hope being the cause of their baby's death and buried the rocks in the coffin to make it look like the baby had died after her fight with Hope, rather than before.
Continuity mistake: The character of Hope Williams Brady was born in real time on January 10, 1974. When the character was believed to be dead in 2000, her tombstone indicated that she had been born in 1963. This was done because the writers had aged the character by about ten years during her absence from the show around 1980.
Continuity mistake: In December, when Kate and Roman's wedding started, Chloe's hair was crimped and hanging loose behind her head. By January, while the wedding was still going on, Chloe's hair was instead pulled up in a ponytail, and the hanging portion of her hair was straight.
Continuity mistake: Caroline Brady's first name had always been pronounced with a long "i" in the last syllable. This is confirmed by the flashback with Victor that was shown on 11/17/03. However, for the last few weeks, since the character returned to the forefront of the story, everybody has inexplicably pronounced the name with a short "i." This includes Victor in the 11/17/03 episode, immediately after the flashback.
Continuity mistake: On 2/28/06, Bo was speaking to a flight attendant when he turned to speak with Pete and Joe. This was immediately followed by a shot that panned from Pete's and Joe's backs (as well as Bo's, even though he had been facing the other two) across the waiting room. When the shot reached the gate at the far end, the flight attendant standing there was the same woman Bo had been talking to on the opposite side of the room.
Continuity mistake: In the episode airing 10/31/05, Dr. North goes to Alice's bar to spy on John and Marlena. Just after he removes the hypnotizing charm from his pocket, Bonnie barrels by and slams into him. You can see the charm on the chain still in Dr. North's hand while he's telling Bonnie to watch it, then he walks away. Although Dr. North never dropped the charm, after he walks away, Bonnie spots the charm on the floor, picks it up, and places it on her chest.
Continuity mistake: On 7/13/04, Jan Spears was at Belle's loft as an invited guest for the first time. She walked straight back from the front door to the opposite wall and opened the window there. Mimi, sitting in a window at Rex's loft, saw Jan and reacted with great alarm. But Rex's loft is directly across the hall from Belle's, so there is no way that any window in his loft would be within sight of Belle's back window.
Plot hole: On April 1, 2004, Marlena fell over the penthouse balcony and landed directly on Sami. The next week, everybody was talking about how Lucas saved Sami's life by pushing her out of the way of Marlena. But this makes no sense, as the collision couldn't possibly have been any worse than it was. So what exactly does everybody think Lucas did?
Continuity mistake: On 3/11/04, Marlena mentioned that Shawn Douglas is twenty one years old. But that's not in keeping with either of his timelines. He was really born on April 6, 1987, so he should only be sixteen right now. But he was aged previously, and graduated from high school at age eighteen in 2002. Even so, he should still be only twenty at most right now, and more likely nineteen if he still has the same birthday.
Continuity mistake: When Shawn Douglas Brady was a small child around 1990, he was friends with Sami, Eric, Carrie, and Nikki Alamain, all of whom were about his age. Somewhere along the way, everyone was aged much more than he was, and now he's supposed to have grown up with Belle Black, who was actually born some six years after him. He's in his sophomore year of college, while his aforementioned, erstwhile friends are all in their late twenties.
Continuity mistake: At the very end of the 11/24/03 episode, Marlena remembered that she ate the vegetable dip right before she collapsed; it is poisoned. At that moment, Hope takes some dip on a carrot and walks past Bo as he confronts Rex. She moves the snack to her mouth and the shot freezes. At the beginning of the 11/25/03 episode, the scene is replayed. Marlena again remembers the dip connection and Hope again takes some dip on a carrot. But before she moves anywhere near Bo, Celeste takes her aside to warn her of impending danger.
Factual error: The weeks of 4/26/04 and 5/3/04, Marlena willingly went under the influence of sodium pentathol so that she could remember the killings and confess to them. But sodium pentathol does not restore repressed memories. It can be used to cause someone to speak against their will, but only about things of which they are cognizant.
Continuity mistake: When Roman is questioning Abe as to who shot him, Abe has a flashback of talking to the soon-to-be shooter and right before he gets shot, he says he's taken all the precautions and has his bullet proof vest on, yet when the paramedics ripped his shirt open to do CPR, there was no vest.
Revealing mistake: On 10/9/06, John entered the storage facility and reached towards the light cord. He formed a fist, as if grasping the cord, but his hand was actually several inches from it. It was clear that he was not actually holding the cord at all, but then he pulled his fist down and the lights went on.
Continuity mistake: On 12/21/04, Bonnie drags out the story of Julie shoplifting when she was fifteen years old. Bonnie says that Julie stole a mink coat from Barton's department store, and Julie immediately corrects her that it was actually a mink stole. But she doesn't correct Bonnie that the store was Bartlett's, not Barton's. The shoplifting happened in Days of our Lives' very first episode on November 8, 1965.
Plot hole: During the week of 9/6/04, Patrick delivered Jennifer's baby, and wrapped the infant in his own red shirt. Eventually, the baby was wrapped in a receiving blanket, and Patrick was wearing the red shirt again. But a newborn baby had been swaddled in that shirt, meaning that it should have been revoltingly unwearable.
Continuity mistake: On 9/7/04, John and Bo place a shiny metal paperweight on their map, and the name of the island, "MELASWEN," is reflected as "NEWSALEM," for "New Salem." But even though "MELASWEN" is indeed "NEWSALEM" backwards, the first word would not actually reflect legibly as the second. The letters E, L, S, and N should appear backwards.
Continuity mistake: On 1/20/04, John mentions to Brady that Tony framed him for murder years ago and sent him to death row. But that's not true at all. We now know that it was really Andre, Tony's identical cousin, who did that. John couldn't possibly have forgotten such a thing, because the man killed himself to accomplish the frame-up, and Tony isn't dead.
Factual error: On the 11/11/03 episode, Phillip is on the computer at the police station, searching to see if the serial numbers of Rex's mask matches the killer's mask. Problem is, he should be able to tell right away that they aren't the same masks. They have a video image of the killer killing Maggie and his/her mask has three holes above the eyes and eight holes near the mouth. Rex's mask only has two holes above the eyes and six holes by the mouth.