Castle

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?"

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Suggested correction: Beckett probably left a voice message for Castle (something along the lines of "murder of a bridesmaid at a wedding", etc.) and wouldn't have known that Castle hadn't heard it by then.

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

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Suggested correction: Beckett had Kyra followed, because she was a suspect. The photos were taken by the person following her.

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. It's 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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Suggested correction: So, they knew they would be framed/killed at the end? Also, if he was paying or threatening them, then why wouldn't they listen to him?

Walk up to a professional you have hired and is doing his job. Plumber, AC tech, whatever. Ask him if you can mess around with his stuff while he's working. What do you think he'll say? Especially if your messing with it could cause harm to him.

Grumpy Scot

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.

Cubs Fan

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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.

Cubs Fan

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.

Cubs Fan

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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.

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

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Little Girl Lost - S1-E9

Beckett: [Growing weary of Castle and Sorenson trying to one-up each other.] Oh, for god's sake, why don't you both just drop your pants and get it over with?
Castle: I'm game.

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Reality Star Struck - S5-E14

Question: Before this episode, there was a Christmas episode "Secret Santa" and then there was "Significant Others" with Meredith showing up to take care of Alexis. In that episode, Beckett mentions choosing the movie Valentine's Day for a date night, causing her to lose a turn. In this episode, Castle and Beckett are celebrating their first Valentine's Day together. So, are they celebrating Valentine's Day twice? This wasn't too long after the Christmas episode and when Beckett made her movie choice, no snow was on the ground. Is this a mistake or is this really their first Valentine's Day together?

Answer: The networks are now having winter breaks. A mid season end of new episodes, when they come back after the new year, it picks up as if several months have gone by. Beckett suggested Valentine's Day as a "chick flick" to watch as she is moved in. Also some episodes are not scheduled to air in order.

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