History ADeathInTheLimelight / LiveActionTV

8th Apr '18 10:12:42 AM nombretomado
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** ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' is an {{egregious}} offender. Whenever a girl shows up who isn't one of the handful of prominently featured girls in each cycle, she's either getting called first that week or being sent home. Expect her to be suddenly struggling with the judges' critiques, even though she's never been shown doing so before that point.

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** ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' is an {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} offender. Whenever a girl shows up who isn't one of the handful of prominently featured girls in each cycle, she's either getting called first that week or being sent home. Expect her to be suddenly struggling with the judges' critiques, even though she's never been shown doing so before that point.
30th Mar '18 9:45:06 PM DesertDragon
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** ''Series/TheAmazingRace'': This has become a way for fans to determine who will be eliminated at the end of the episode. In Season 15, when the other eight teams were ignored in favor of devoting an episode to Zev & Justin. Zev & Justin had more airtime, both on the course and in interviews, than the other eight teams combined. Considering how quickly the season went downhill after they were gone, this was probably justified.



** ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'': Generally speaking, in a given episode there will be 3 queens given more focus than the others: one will be the winner of that week's challenge, and the other two will be lipsynching against each other with one being eliminated. Perhaps the most blatant was Season 5's Jade Jolie, who spent most of the season SoOkayItsAverage[[note]]She holds the record for going the longest without being one of the best or worst of the week[[/note]], then in the original song challenge, she was suddenly given far more confessional scenes than before and she talks about her rocky relationship with her family. Unsurprisingly, she did poorly in the challenge and was eliminated.



* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'': This has become a way for fans to determine who will be eliminated at the end of the episode. In Season 15, when the other eight teams were ignored in favor of devoting an episode to Zev & Justin. Zev & Justin had more airtime, both on the course and in interviews, than the other eight teams combined. Considering how quickly the season went downhill after they were gone, this was probably justified.
12th Feb '18 6:04:33 AM ChronoLegion
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** In "All for Nothing", there's a lot more focus on Vince, including flashbacks of his undercover work with Dinah. By the end of the episode, he's brutally executed by Laurel at Cayden James's orders. As it turns out, even his HealingFactor has limits. Dinah is forced to watch her lover die a second time.
1st Nov '17 1:08:49 PM Premonition45
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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.

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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 was turned into the air."O'Brien must suffer" episode "Hard Time". As far as canon's concerned, she's dead.
10th May '17 1:32:33 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Series/The100'': "Spacewalker" was the episode that focused the most on Finn, including a flashback that showed the crime he did on The Ark (or rather, the crime he decided to become a scapegoat of in order to prevent Raven's execution) that ended up putting him on the titular expedition to Earth... and because he had killed several Grounders in rage on the previous episode, he was executed at the end of it to prevent a retaliatory massacre of the Sky People.
24th Jul '16 7:37:51 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** Jonathan started out as a minor character who only occasionally found his way into the limelight. But when he died, he was making his [[TheBusCameBack triumphant return]] to Sunnydale, with plenty of coverage of how he and Andrew broke into the Sunnydale High School basement for their ritual at the Hellmouth. (Though he had been that much of a major character a year earlier, ever since the Trio banded together.)
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.
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