History ADeathInTheLimelight / LiveActionTV

5th Mar '16 7:49:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''FlashForward2009'': Al Gough receives this as his send-off episode. In fact, it is the first time that more than a few moments are devoted to his flash-forward and the mental turmoil he is experiencing, although it is hinted at every so often in the previous episodes.

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* ''FlashForward2009'': ''Series/FlashForward2009'': Al Gough receives this as his send-off episode. In fact, it is the first time that more than a few moments are devoted to his flash-forward and the mental turmoil he is experiencing, although it is hinted at every so often in the previous episodes.



* ''HarpersIsland'': Did this quite a lot. Particularly with Booth, Kelly, Richard, Maggie, and Beth. They had so many characters that they didn't have time to properly let us get to know them first.

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* ''HarpersIsland'': ''Series/HarpersIsland'': Did this quite a lot. Particularly with Booth, Kelly, Richard, Maggie, and Beth. They had so many characters that they didn't have time to properly let us get to know them first.



* ''ThePacific'': The eight episode, which focuses on John Basilone's time as a Drill Sergeant later in the war and meeting his future wife. He's killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima at the end.

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* ''ThePacific'': ''Series/ThePacific'': The eight episode, which focuses on John Basilone's time as a Drill Sergeant later in the war and meeting his future wife. He's killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima at the end.



* ''Series/TheSopranos'': Does this with Gene Pontecorvo, a soldier who spends a solid three seasons providing background filler for many a group scene before having the season six premiere episode ("Members Only") focus on him, his hopes and dreams, his family life... and his suicide.

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': ''Series/TheSopranos'':
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Does this with Gene Pontecorvo, a soldier who spends a solid three seasons providing background filler for many a group scene before having the season six premiere episode ("Members Only") focus on him, his hopes and dreams, his family life... and his suicide.
24th Oct '15 6:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Primeval}}'': Episode 4 did this for Tom, to a degree.

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* ''{{Primeval}}'': ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': Episode 4 did this for Tom, to a degree.



* ''TheSopranos'': Does this with Gene Pontecorvo, a soldier who spends a solid three seasons providing background filler for many a group scene before having the season six premiere episode ("Members Only") focus on him, his hopes and dreams, his family life... and his suicide.

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* ''TheSopranos'': ''Series/TheSopranos'': Does this with Gene Pontecorvo, a soldier who spends a solid three seasons providing background filler for many a group scene before having the season six premiere episode ("Members Only") focus on him, his hopes and dreams, his family life... and his suicide.
18th Oct '15 11:08:07 AM Totema
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Lower Decks", Sito Jaxa, one of the cadets from "The First Duty" who was reprimanded for unauthorized flight activity, was shown to have stayed on the straight and narrow and become an ensign on the Enterprise. She's then sent on a dangerous mission by Captain Picard. She doesn't survive. There was a story planned for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' that would have involved her turning up alive in a Cardassian prisoner camp, but said story never made it to the air. As far as canon's concerned, she's dead.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Lower Decks", Sito Jaxa, one of the cadets from "The First Duty" who was reprimanded for unauthorized flight activity, was shown to have stayed on the straight and narrow and become an ensign on the Enterprise. She's then sent on a dangerous mission by Captain Picard. She doesn't survive. There was a story planned for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' that would have involved her turning up alive in a Cardassian prisoner camp, but said story never made it to the air. As far as canon's concerned, she's dead.
25th Sep '15 7:01:36 PM MisterCPC
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The flashbacks in "Suicidal Tendencies" take a break from Oliver and the main cast to focus on Deadshot, who is a popular recurring character. The audience learns that he became an assassin because he failed to cope with his PTSD, which led to his wife taking out a restraining order against him. At the end of the episode, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he sacrifices himself]] to save Diggle, Lila, Cupid, and a hospital full of hostages in the Republic of Kasnia, mostly so that Diggle and Lila will see their daughter Sara again, since Deadshot is permanently separated from his own daughter, Zoe.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** Seeing Red has the flashbacks focus primarily on Moira Queen. She is killed at the end of the episode, sacrificing her life for her children when Slade Wilson takes them all hostage.
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The flashbacks in "Suicidal Tendencies" take a break from Oliver and the main cast to focus on Deadshot, who is a popular recurring character. The audience learns that he became an assassin because he failed to cope with his PTSD, which led to his wife taking out a restraining order against him. At the end of the episode, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he sacrifices himself]] to save Diggle, Lila, Cupid, and a hospital full of hostages in the Republic of Kasnia, mostly so that Diggle and Lila will see their daughter Sara again, since Deadshot is permanently separated from his own daughter, Zoe.
28th Jun '15 3:59:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic'': Did something like this in the episode "Lost Planet of the Gods". While Serina had been introduced already in the three-part pilot, her character got more fleshed out in the two-parter, she's then shot in the back by a Cylon in the last few minutes of part two.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': "The Passage", with Kat, who had at least made a few appearances prior; "Razor", with Kendra Shaw, who within the span of a double-length episode is introduced, made one of the most important figures in the fleet, and killed off, never to be mentioned again; and "Sacrifice" with Billy Kekeiya, who had been an important secondary character since the beginning. Lastly, Gaeta and Zarek start a mutiny, during which Gaeta, who is normally a significant background character, took the spotlight. He was executed at the end.

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic'': ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'': Did something like this in the episode "Lost Planet of the Gods". While Serina had been introduced already in the three-part pilot, her character got more fleshed out in the two-parter, she's then shot in the back by a Cylon in the last few minutes of part two.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': "The Passage", with Kat, who had at least made a few appearances prior; "Razor", with Kendra Shaw, who within the span of a double-length episode is introduced, made one of the most important figures in the fleet, and killed off, never to be mentioned again; and "Sacrifice" with Billy Kekeiya, who had been an important secondary character since the beginning. Lastly, Gaeta and Zarek start a mutiny, during which Gaeta, who is normally a significant background character, took the spotlight. He was executed at the end.
13th Apr '15 10:23:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''DesperateHousewives'': The episode where Martha Huber dies begins with saying how much she wanted her life to be exciting and to be famous, and at the end, she was famous for her horrific murder.

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* ''DesperateHousewives'': ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': The episode where Martha Huber dies begins with saying how much she wanted her life to be exciting and to be famous, and at the end, she was famous for her horrific murder.
6th Apr '15 3:07:24 AM coralina33
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** Another notable example is Beth Greene in season 5. She had mostly been a very minor character without much personality, but in season 5 she gets an entire episode about her where she's the only main cast member to appear and she shows the quiet strength she has. She doesn't die in that episode, but she does die a few episodes later in her other focus episode. If she had died at the beginning of the season, she wouldn't have been very missed, but her death ended up being hugely tragic.
25th Mar '15 9:00:40 PM TromboneChild
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The flashbacks in "Suicidal Tendencies" take a break from Oliver and the main cast to focus on Deadshot, who is a popular recurring character. The audience learns that he became an assassin because he failed to cope with his PTSD, which led to his wife taking out a restraining order against him. At the end of the episode, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he sacrifices himself]] to save Diggle, Lila, Cupid, and a hospital full of hostages in the Republic of Kasnia, mostly so that Diggle and Lila will see their daughter Sara again, since Deadshot is permanently separated from his own daughter, Zoe.
3rd Mar '15 2:19:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''BoardwalkEmpire'': It is done repeatedly in the third season:

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* ''BoardwalkEmpire'': ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': It is done repeatedly in the third season:
17th Jan '15 7:29:04 PM ebrown2112
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** Averted in "Two Imposters", where BumblingSidekick Eddie is shot. He gets more screentime than usual and we get a glimpse of his backstory, but he is successfully operated on by Chalky White's med student son-in-law, [[ChekhovsGunman Samuel]].

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** Averted in "Two Imposters", where BumblingSidekick Eddie is shot. He gets more screentime than usual and we get a glimpse of his backstory, but he is successfully operated on by the [[ChekhovsGunman Samuel]], med student and fiancé of Chalky White's med student son-in-law, [[ChekhovsGunman Samuel]].daughter.
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