Plot Holes: Along Came a Spider

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May 3 2001 11:30 PM

Plot Holes: Along Came a Spider

Slate provides the missing scene!

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Like the fact that his face would appear to be a patently obvious latex mask, devised by a Hollywood makeup artist.

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BEN

Oh, right, that.

JEZZIE

Well, listen. I've done some research into Mr. Soneji, and I've come to a conclusion: He's going to try to kidnap Megan Rose.

BEN

Whoa, really?

JEZZIE

Yep. And I've had an idea: What if we let him kidnap the girl, and then kidnap her from his lair, and then pretend to be him—using the same voice-distortion device that he uses—and then demand a ransom? No one would ever suspect us! The investigators would nab Soneji, and we'd get away with the money! And I can work with the lead investigator on the case, thereby throwing him off the scent! I'm certain he'll be the sort of lone-wolf investigator who'd never bother working closely with the law enforcement authorities to discover any holes in my story. And finally, once we've got the money, I can arrange things in just such a way that Soneji comes after me, necessitating his execution and allowing us to get off scot-free!

BEN

Man, Jezzie, that's one seriously complex plan.

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