Best TV plot holes of 2000

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Bad Words - S4-E19

Plot hole: A central plot device in this episode is that there is no six letter word made up of the letters EXVIN, so the murdered man cheats at the word game by playing a word he knew to be inadmissible - exvin, a wine connoisseur who no longer drinks. Since he is supposed to be a stone cold killer player at this word game, don't you think he would have thought of Vixen? Sara Sidle points that word out later - why wouldn't a world champion word game player have figured it out, using a safe, common word and avoiding a possible challenge?

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Family Reunion - S4-E3

Plot hole: Hal says that his father was never there when he got dumped. But in episode 7, "Francis Escapes" Hal tells Francis he's never been dumped.

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The Reigning Lorelai - S4-E16

Plot hole: When Emily is dialing a number for Manny Martelli, to make arrangements for the funeral, she only dials two digits. She just got the number from someone else, so there's no way it was speed-dial.

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Much Ado About Ben - S1-E8

Plot hole: Janey is on the phone trying to win concert tickets and says, "She has to be caller number 5, rules of the contest are very strict." Susan then says something else and Janey says on the phone, "Dee I have to go, mum's going mad again." She evidently isn't on the phone to win tickets.

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The Best Years of Your Death - S1-E3

Plot hole: In the chapel, you can see the heads of those who tried to cross Harriet (the mad matron) preserved in formaldehyde. How did she get hold of so much of it? Wouldn't her husband or the headmaster be suspicious?

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Show generally

Plot hole: In the final episode of season 6, Larry tries to find the name and phone number of the woman he was talking to in the waiting room. The receptionist begins to list the names on the sign-in sheet until she reaches 'Paula'. Larry nods to this, however Paula never told him is name, nor was there ever an off-screen moment when she could have. She could have been any of the women the receptionist named.

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Suggested correction: In this scene, I assumed the receptionist was giving Larry some subtle signal that she knew it was Paula, and Larry is kind of pretending to already know.

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Grim Reminder - S1-E11

Plot hole: In the end of the episode, Wolverine is seen recuperating after surgery removes the microchip in his brain, and his head is bandaged. Performing invasive surgery on Wolverine's brain isn't possible, since that would require going through his adamantium-infused skull and no conventional material is capable of that. Only a less invasive technique (such as going through the cranial sutres or cranial foramen) would have been effective and that most likely would not have required Wolverine's head to be bandaged (especially with his rapid healing mutant ability).

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Pilot (2) - S1-E2

Plot hole: In the hoverdrone footage, Peter goes down suddenly during the gunfight, apparently from a wound to either the head or torso. However, there is no wound or blood on him and even his bulletproof vest has no marks except for the normal studs. If he had been hit in an extremity he would not have limply collapsed instantly. Sonrisa's goons are using automatic weapons that should have no trouble hitting him many times from that range of only a few meters. (00:54:00)

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Into the Mouth of Evil - S2-E23

Plot hole: While fleeing the guru's disciples through a narrow side street, Jackie gets cut off by the van driven by Dr. Jamba and associates, stun-sprayed in the face, and then loaded into the van. But with three brutish-looking guys being so close to their quarry, the real crooks can take the time for dragging Jackie around to the back door instead of loading him through the side doors?

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Season 1 generally

Plot hole: In the pilot, it is established that the surface of anything/anyone made invisible by "quicksilver" is freezing. (Darien gets caught in the women's shower because the mist freezes on him. He freezes the beer mugs for the doctors.) But in later episodes, nobody notices him standing invisible - and freezing!? - next to them.

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