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The One Plot Hole From "Home And Away" That Has Been Bothering Me For Many Years

Yes, it's finally time to talk about the Sutherland twins.

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The year was 2000-and something. The Sutherland family was one of the most prominent families in the Bay. Summer Bay, that is.

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Here's the fam:

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Introducing the Sutherland twins, Kirsty and Jade. They're obviously fraternal, as you can tell.

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Now Kirsty and Jade have a tight bond. In fact, they can even feel each other's pain.

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One time there was a landslide (oh no!) but Kirsty was able to rescue Jade because of their special, telepathic ~connection~.

I THINK it was a landslide. I could be wrong. It could've been another natural disaster, fire, plane accident, stalker, bushwalk gone wrong, boat crash, Summer Bay diner explosion, etc. The point is they had a telepathic connection.
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I THINK it was a landslide. I could be wrong. It could've been another natural disaster, fire, plane accident, stalker, bushwalk gone wrong, boat crash, Summer Bay diner explosion, etc. The point is they had a telepathic connection.

So that's cool. Their weird mind communication helped save each other's lives and shit.

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However, things then started to change a little...

*cue some dramatic music*.
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*cue some dramatic music*.

Rhys and Shelley got some news that there had been a disastrous mix-up at the hospital.

What could this mean?!?!?!
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What could this mean?!?!?!

That's right: one of the twins was SWAPPED. AT. BIRTH.

Turns out Kirsty and Jade weren't twins at all... Kirsty, in fact, had an identical twin named Laura.

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AND JADE WASN'T REALLY A SUTHERLAND!

***lots of tears, anger, frustration, "why is this happening to me" etc.***

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"B-b-but..." I hear you murmur.

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I know. I KNOW.

The telepathic connection right? That twin-thing. That fabled tale that all twins have some sort of mind-reading communication.

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I mean, how the fuck, they weren't even related in the end?!

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Home and Away, I don't think you thought this one through.

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