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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Plot hole: When Lucas pretended to be the killer on 12/16/03, he said that he wanted to give Sami a scare after becoming suspicious of her when he followed her to his mother's hotel suite. But if he was following her, then how did he get to the bedroom before Sami to jump out at her? And where did he get the cloak and mask on the spur of the moment?

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Plot hole: How can Rex and Cassie be so close in age to Belle? Marlena gave birth to the twins, her surrogate children, while she was held prisoner by Stefano, some time before her return to Salem in 1991. Belle was born in 1993, so she should be several years younger than her supposed half-siblings. Instead, they all started college together and turned 18 (a huge continuity issue in and of itself) in 2002-2003.

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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.

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Plot hole: On 4/5/05, Rex surprises Mimi on the roof with a romantic dinner. He also plays Jesse McCartney's "Beautiful Soul," which Mimi identifies as "their song." But Rex and Mimi started to get together as a couple about two full years ago. Why would "their song" be something that was released in the last two months?

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Plot hole: On one show after Shawn finds out Belle lied to him, Belle is alone in her apartment having a flashback of Shawn proposing to her earlier that night. We hear Shawn's voice proposing, yet the camera shows a scene of Rex looking at an ad for 25% off rings.

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Plot hole: After Doug was murdered, Belle told Shawn that Marlena could not have done it because she was with her at the time, which is a lie. Shawn believes her, though, thus quelling his suspicions that Marlena could be the killer. But there's one small problem. Shawn was with Belle on the balcony on 3/5/03 when he received his father's emergency page, leading him to call Bo and learn that his grandfather had been murdered. So there's no way Belle could claim to have been with her mother when the murder occurred; Shawn was with Belle himself.

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Plot hole: In August of 2005, during what was meant to be one day in the characters' lives, John took his private jet and visited Colorado, Hawaii, and Singapore. A trip to all three destinations in eighteen hours (at most) would be quite impossible.

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Plot hole: On 11/11/03, Brady shows Nicole a newspaper with the headline "Maggie Horton Brutally Murdered on Halloween." But where did this newspaper come from? It's very late at night, and Maggie just died in the previous episode.

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Plot hole: On 7/7/05, Lucas told Sami that Will had called him from summer camp to say he was having a good time but misses Sami. However, just a few episodes earlier, when it was already the same day, Sami was making an American flag dessert that she said was for Lucas and Will. So why wasn't Sami surprised to hear that Will is away from home?

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Plot hole: In 1998, Billie gave birth to a baby, Georgia, that she believed to be stillborn. When she and Bo found out in 2004 that Georgia was really alive, Billie lamented having missed fifteen years of her daughter's life, and they talked about how their daughter would now be a teenager. But Georgia should only be six years old.

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Plot hole: When Zack Brady was hit by a car and severely injured in January of 2006, Dr. Lexie Carver urged Bo and Hope to take him off of life support as Zack had no chance of recovery. To encourage them towards this decision, she pointed out that Zack's liver might be a match for Claire Kiriakis, a baby who was dying of liver failure. However, Lexie failed to mention that liver transplants can be done from live donors because the liver regenerates. Dr. Carver would certainly have known that.

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Plot hole: On 7/16/04, Mimi heard on the radio that her brother Patrick was dead, and then she went to Alice's and told her mother Bonnie. But the news never releases the names of victims of any type of fatal event before the family has been notified, so Mimi never should have heard news like that on the radio.

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Plot hole: On 1/25/05, Belle asks the jewelry store proprietor to recommend a medal to give to Philip, who is going to war. The lady suggests that Belle buy the same medal she had given her own grandson when he went to war. But on 1/26/05, when Belle gave the medal to Philip, she told him that it was the same as the medal that her grandmother had given to her grandfather when he went off to fight in WWII. If Belle knew about a medal that her grandparents had once exchanged, why didn't she just ask the lady for that particular medal?

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Plot hole: On the 11/17/03 episode, it was stated that the sudden darkness on 11/14/03 was the result of an eclipse. But that doesn't make sense at all. The characters were very surprised by the event. However, the times and locations of eclipses are always well known to astronomers. When one is going to happen, close to everyone in the affected area is aware of it. If an eclipse really happened "out of the blue" without anyone expecting it, it would be instantaneously newsworthy on a global level. The explanation that because of the serial killer being featured in all the headlines that they had not noticed the information about the eclipse makes no sense, as the same people who normally know about impending eclipses would have known about this one.

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Plot hole: On 12/28/04, Sami and Belle talk about how they used to play with Barbies as kids, and how Sami made Belle promise that she would let Sami get married before her, or else she'd tear the head off of Belle's Barbie doll. But when Belle was born, Sami was already a teenager; Sami actually kidnapped Belle and tried to sell her on the black market. So Sami and Belle were never kids together, and the described interaction is impossible.

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Plot hole: On 8/9/04, Patrick told Hope that she would be able to jam the force field by "hitting the keys in an even and then an odd number sequence." This phrase is completely meaningless, but it is all the information that Patrick gave Hope about the keypad, which we had previously seen was a regular nine (or ten) digit keypad. And yet, Hope was able to get back through.

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Plot hole: On 12/16/03, Roman and Kate find out that Sami tried to frame Kate for the recent murders, and Kate asks Roman if the fact that Sami would frame her for murder might suggest that she could also be capable of actually committing murder. There are two very strange things about these scenes. The first is that Sami never brings up the fact that Kate framed her for murder years ago, which actually put Sami on death row in 1999. The second is that Sami's attempt to frame Kate seems to be the closest thing to murder Kate can think of to incriminate Sami, even though Sami actually shot a man (in the testicles, no less) in 1994.

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Plot hole: On 1/13/04, Marlena provides what may be the deciding testimony in Tony's hearing. Marlena is introduced to the court as a "criminal psychiatrist," despite never before being credited with that specialty. Her brief statement had nothing to do with psychiatry or the facts of the case, and didn't even provide any insight of the sort that a character witness might. She basically said, "I don't think Tony is the murderer." I don't see how this would have any bearing on the case, or would even be admissible.

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Plot hole: The week of 2/23/04, Marlena tried to kill Shawn by stabbing him to death while he slept, but Jan was in the bed instead. By this time, Marlena had killed seven people, several of them by slashing. So she was a skilled and accomplished killer. Yet somehow, when she was done with Jan, Jan was in good enough health to get out of Shawn's apartment, get out of that building, walk to the Kiriakis mansion, and get upstairs to Nicole's bedroom.

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Plot hole: On 1/13/04, John scoffs at Marlena's belief that the ghosts of Roman and Abe spoke to Celeste. This seems odd, given that John exorcized Satan from Marlena and then God brought her back to life after she died, back in 1995.

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Plot hole: On 9/14/04, Hope tells Patrick that Billie Reed is the only person who has ever come between her and Bo. But that statement is more than a little ridiculous. Stefano DiMera, Princess Gina, Megan Hathaway, Larry Welch, and John Black have all come between Bo and Hope.

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Plot hole: On 9/29/04, Lexie called Brady to tell him that his father, John, was missing and presumed dead. She made the call from a pay phone in the hospital lobby. But why would Lexie make such a sensitive call from a public place, when she has an office?

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Plot hole: On 6/8/04, when Marlena first saw Victor on Melaswen, Victor told her all about how Jan tried to murder him under Nicole's orders. Then, in May of 2005, Marlena finally returns to Salem and soon has several civil encounters with Nicole, as if she doesn't know that the woman conspired to commit murder. She also fails to denounce Jan, even though Marlena's daughter's best friend Mimi could greatly benefit from such a revelation since she currently stands accused of attacking the woman.

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Plot hole: On 10/6/03, Sami tries to listen at the door when Marlena meets with Kate in the latter's office at Basic Black. She says to herself that she wants to find out Kate's secret. But Sami already knows that Kate was once a prostitute. Sami used evidence of Kate's past to blackmail Kate and Victor; Kate's son Austin found out, and that was one of the reasons why he left Sami at the altar. Even though Sami can't know for sure that this is the same secret that is now in question, she is acting as if she knows nothing incriminating about Kate.

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Plot hole: On 12/08/03, Belle and Shawn talk on the phone, and Belle briefly mentions something about how much she's enjoying Paris. But Belle was sent to Milan to keep her safe from the killer, and Jan also said that she had seen Belle while she was in Milan herself. Nobody ever said anything about her going to Paris.

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Plot hole: Around 3/14/05, the Jennifer impostor told Jack that it was too late at night to get Abigail from Chelsea's house where she was staying. Jack agreed that it was very late at night, and they also talked about how late it was when the impostor told Jack that the ISA wanted to debrief him right away. Then, later that same night, it was Alice's anniversary party, which wouldn't make sense if it had already been late at night to begin with.

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Plot hole: Belle, Philip, and especially Mimi have been concerned about paying the rent on the loft over the course of their living there in various combinations in 2003-2004. However, when Brady first moved in there in 2002, it was stated that his and Belle's father, John Black, owned the loft. So nobody should have to pay rent on it at all.

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Plot hole: On 4/16/04 and 4/19/04, John told Marlena that he had an idea that could prove Marlena's innocence, but could also potentially be fatal. Then, on 4/20/04, John acted surprised and upset when he learned that Father Jansen's possession test could have killed Marlena. But John was previously a priest - he even exorcised Marlena when she was possessed in 1995 - and definitely seemed to know that the procedure could be deadly, so his shocked disposition makes no sense.

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Plot hole: Why has nobody investigated where all of this dramatic blood comes from? Kate's wedding cake was full of blood, blood was poured on Tony, and the flowers at Tuscany had been dipped in blood on Valentine's Day. Yet the origin of this blood was never explained.

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Plot hole: On 11/20/03, the killer sends a full-color video image of Caroline to Bo's PDA. The PDA has a standard LCD display, and there's no way that any amount of "hacking" could possibly cause such an image to appear on that screen.

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Plot hole: On 10/8/04, Hope drew a comparison between the current situation and the movie "A Shark's Tale", saying Zach wanted to go as the shark that didn't eat people. But Hope had been trapped on an isolated island for weeks, since well before that movie came out, so how could she know anything about it?

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Plot hole: On 11/29/04, Philip and Belle tell Sami that they want to use her wedding date, because they want to get married very soon, before Philip is shipped out. But Lucas later mentions that he and Sami don't even have invitations yet, which would indicate that their intended wedding date isn't very soon at all.

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Plot hole: When Marlena finds out that Lucas has been working for Tony DiMera, she is angry and upset. He says it's none of her business, but she says that it is her business because she is the grandmother of Lucas' son, Will. Sami finds out about Lucas' new job about a month later, and is shocked. If Marlena was so concerned about Will, why didn't she say anything about Lucas' new job to Sami, Will's mother?

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Plot hole: On 6/16/05, Mimi visited Marlena at her office to ask for advice. But why does Marlena still have an office at the hospital? She was believed dead for a full year, and had not even been back for two days at that point.

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Plot hole: On 10/27/03, Brady picks up a newspaper with the headline, "Suspect List Grows in Police Slaying." But that doesn't make any sense. The page features pictures of the same seven people who have been suspects for the last few weeks, and no other suspects have come to light. The suspect list hasn't grown at all.

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Plot hole: On 7/8/04, Belle listened to her answering machine messages, hoping that Shawn may have called her. Her outgoing message was, "This is Belle. You know what to do. If this is Shawn, please call me." That doesn't make any sense. If Shawn is hearing that message, then he has indeed called her and doesn't need to be told to do so. And if he doesn't call, he will never hear the message asking him to call.

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Plot hole: On 3/9/05, Chelsea's mother told Chelsea and Abby that it was bedtime. Then the girls snuck out to go to the Cheating Heart. Later the same night, Abby, Chelsea, and Jennifer were all at Alice's anniversary party, so it was apparently no longer after bedtime. Then, later still, Jennifer was upset that Abby wasn't at the house and therefore was breaking curfew, even though Abby was staying at Chelsea's house in the first place. Nothing about that timeline makes any sense.

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Plot hole: In January of 2005, John became a drug addict and was confronted by Nicole, Brady, and Kate. However, John was exhibiting all of the characteristic behaviors of drug addiction (lying, stealing, denying the need for help) as well as total chemical dependence, later on the same day that he first stole and injected painkillers. No addiction could progress that quickly.

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Plot hole: New Salem is supposed to be in the Caribbean, while actual Salem is in the Midwest (near Chicago). When Hope and Patrick's plane crashed in August of 2004, it was close enough to New Salem that they washed up there. But it was also close enough to Salem that Bo was able to take a helicopter out to the crash site. Helicopters have a maximum range of 500 miles, while the Caribbean is over a thousand miles from the upper Midwest, so this is impossible.

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Plot hole: On 9/21/04, when Shawn turned up at the hospital, injured, the first person Dr. Carver called was Belle. Why? She's hardly his next of kin. Shawn's grandfather, Shawn Sr., and his grandmother, Julie, both should have been contacted first.

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Plot hole: On 12/29/04, Kate told Belle that "the invitations - they're being rush-printed by a Basic Black printing company," in reference to her wedding invitations. But earlier in the episode, Celeste already had a wedding invitation that a messenger had given to her.

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