Maybe I'm wrong, but is this another plothole? Sherry and Jake get captured for 6 whole months. Then when Sherry sees Leon again they talk like she was only gone for a day or something. He didn't even know she was gone. You'd think the government or even Claire would have told him, since he didn't bother to look, that Sherry has been gone for 6 months. But I guess they don't care either.
Crapcom sucks at writing stories, gameplay is arguably their strongest suit.
Take Dragon Dogma for example, plot is weak and the characters are completely forgettable, but the gameplay is awesome. Any DD fan that says plot is good and the character are developed well are lying through their teeth.
I`m neither an ally of yours nor a tool of those police who think themselves men of justice. I live as I think is right. -Saeba Ryo (City Hunter)
Don't you think Simmons would be lying to the government though?
Problem with this is Leon says nothing about her being gone for 6 months. Not a, "I heard you were on this assignment for 6 months" or anything. Instead it's, "I heard you were an agent." Yeah Leon, 6 months ago.
Even Sherry acts like she wasn't captured. She just says she's watching Jake. No, "I've been captured for months Leon." Plus how would Leon and Claire not know anything was up with her being gone so long when she "just became an agent."
Problem is Capcom treats the chapters as if they are going day by day, at least in this instance. It's a plothole.
EDIT: Yeah I wasn't sure before because I thought there might have been a file or something addressing this. But now I'm sure it's a plothole.