All the major plot holes driving people mad after watching Fool Me Once on Netflix

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After it was released on Netflix and went straight into the top 10, people have been binge watching Fool Me Once and finding lots of plot holes that are driving them up the walls. I guess that’s what you get with a twisty thriller you can’t help but be obsessed with, you overthink everything.

But seriously, loads of the moments in the show were completely unhinged, but a particular few parts have left us all scratching our heads over what they meant or how they even happened.

Here’s a rundown of the biggest plot holes people have been complaining about after watching Fool Me Once on Netflix.

The nanny cam plot hole

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The first of the major plot holes Fool Me Once viewers have spotted revolved around the catalyst of all the drama: The nanny cam. After Joe’s death, Maya gets given a nanny cam by a friend, to place in her daughter Lily’s playroom so she can feel safe and watch what she gets up to with the nanny, Izabella. But what does she see on the nanny cam? Joe. Her dead husband.

At the end we learn this clip had been deep-faked, as the nanny and groundsman had been paid to do so by Judith Burkett. Pointing this out as a potential plot hole, on person said on Twitter: “Eva gave Maya the nanny cam photo frame. A day later Joe was on the cam. Izabella, the nanny, didn’t know about the cam, so she and Luca loaded a deep-fake video to a device, they supposedly didn’t know about, that fast?”

It’s true, how did Izabella know about the nanny cam so fast and in the space of a day manage to put together and execute an entire deep-fake masterplan with Judith? However, the book explains this part of the story much better than the show did.

Why did they make Shane so creepy?

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Another part of the show bugging a lot of people is why Maya’s friend Shane was made to be so suspicious throughout. He was seen putting a tracker on Maya’s car and hanging around outside her house and all for… nothing?

Another part of the show bugging a lot of people is why Maya’s friend Shane was made to be so suspicious throughout. He was seen putting a tracker on Maya’s car and hanging around outside her house and all for… nothing?

“Imagine your best friend, who trusts you with a house key, has PTSD, is taking medication, has been forced out of the military due to a scandal, had two close family murdered, is acting sketchy, is lying to you – and just told you that she saw her dead husband still alive.

“A good friend, especially one with Shane’s background, would do whatever he could to keep an eye (track) that friend and make sure she’s ok, especially when she’s always watching a little girl. The vast majority of people got that, I think.”

Sami and his Burkett drugs

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It had felt really strange to have this sub-plot that Sami the investigator was suffering from a mystery illness and having blackouts all the time. Later, he worked out he was taking Burkett drugs and experiencing some of the awful side effects people complained the company’s products gave patients. But just like, how did he not know where his prescription had come from? He’s an investigator, do you due diligence please!

On that, nobody questioned Sami talking to his dead wife

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While we’re on the topic of Sami and his mystery illness, one of the side effects he had been experiencing was having hallucinations of his dead wife. At first we didn’t know the woman he was speaking to had been a hallucination, so we weren’t to notice, but with hindsight, Sami had been having very public conversations with her. He even had a couple of loud chats in the office of his workplace.

So, how did nobody at the police station, which was a full room of officers and investigators working, not clock Sami very loudly talking and gesturing to nobody? Did nobody flag this? Ask him about it? Check if he was ok?

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