Castle

After Hours - S5-E8

Plot hole: Beckett and Castle lose their cell phones and wallets and are being chased by the mob. Beckett steals a cell phone from a car but can't use it, since it is locked and then shut off remotely. Any cell phone can always dial 911, whether locked or blocked from service.

Grumpy Scot

Room 147 - S6-E16

Plot hole: All three murder suspects claim to have seen a picture above the fridge of the hotel room. This picture however is only in the hotel room where the actual murder happened, not in the room that is shown in the video, so they couldn't have seen it.

Tanngrisnir

A Rose for Everafter - S2-E12

Plot hole: When Ryan asks Beckett where Castle is, Beckett says something like "I don't know. I thought that the death of a bridesmaid would be right up his alley." and Ryan replies "Probably heard the word "wedding" and got cold feet." Only problem is, how could Castle have known that? He was duct-taped to a chair at the time Beckett called and couldn't answer the phone. We see Beckett right after he falls on the table and we don't see her leaving a voice mail or send a text message so he couldn't have known, especially since he asked "So, bridesmaid huh?"

A Rose for Everafter - S2-E12

Plot hole: The security camera images of Castle kissing Kyra on the roof are completely inexplicable. The angle at which the images are taken are near enough identical to the angles at which the rooftop scene were shot. There were no pillars, poles or high walls for a security camera to be attached to at those particular angles, and certainly nowhere a photographer could hide, so where did the images come from?

THGhost

Veritas - S6-E22

Plot hole: Beckett is framed for the murder of Vulcan Simmons by someone (likely connected to Senator Bracken) who has access to her backup weapon locked in a safe in her apartment. It's never really proven that she's innocent; the murder weapon is never recovered, and the real murderer is never brought to justice. And though she's still technically a murder suspect, Beckett is allowed - after finding the evidence for which she's been searching - to act in her law enforcement capacity and arrest Senator Bracken.

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Suggested correction: She had evidence, (the tape) that he was a murderer and probably explained before the arrest. That should be enough to prove her innocence, and to also prove him guilty.

The tape is proof of Bracken's guilt, not of Beckett's innocence. And as we've seen, Bracken is too careful to get caught; he wouldn't clear her name just to help her, or without something in it for himself. People would start asking questions why, and the truth of his criminal wrongdoings would be exposed. And though it was later retconned in S8 that Mr. Smith helped clear her, it took two years for the writers to address it, so as a standalone episode, it's still a gaping hole in the story.

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With proof on Bracken, that could also prove Beckett's innocence. It's two birds with one stone. Nobody believed her anyway and she was accused of murder, but once the news on Bracken gets out, nobody has any reason not to take her more seriously.

Veritas - S6-E22

Plot hole: On the recording that Captain Montgomery left for Beckett, the conversation is exclusively between Montgomery and Bracken. But as established in "Knockout", Montgomery was only a rookie during the Bob Armen incident; as two veterans who are more than capable of speaking up for themselves, it seems unlikely that Raglan and McCallister would choose a newbie as their voice, particularly to the assistant D.A who's blackmailing them.

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Suggested correction: Maybe they thought that fewer things could go wrong with an "expert" of some sorts. Rookies tend to learn along the way, and do anything possible when starting out.

Cops & Robbers - S4-E7

Plot hole: Brandt sabotages the mercenaries' explosives so they are killed when trying to escape. No real team of professionals would let the rich yahoo who hired them touch their gear. Nor would they use any explosives he provided without (at the bare minimum) inspecting them first. Its a plot hammer to wrap up what happened to the mercs so they can move on to Brandt's capture.

Grumpy Scot

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