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20th May '17 12:56:45 PM nombretomado
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* FakeCrossover: A {{USA Network}} staple is making crossover commercials for multiple shows;

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* FakeCrossover: A {{USA Creator/{{USA Network}} staple is making crossover commercials for multiple shows;
16th Apr '17 5:46:43 PM IronicMouse
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16th Apr '17 5:45:33 PM IronicMouse
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16th Apr '17 5:44:43 PM IronicMouse
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* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls the cell phone Fiona hooked up to the baddie of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.



* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls the cell phone Fiona hooked up to the baddie of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.

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* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls FalseFalseAlarm: In one episode Michael and his accomplice, disguised as janitors, set off the cell phone Fiona hooked up metal detector with an industrial vacuum cleaner (hiding the guns) and the bomb-sniffing dog with fertilizer (hiding the bomb).
** In "[[Recap/BurnNoticeS3E3EndRun End Run]]", Michael has to steal something from a secure office with limited resources. So, disguised as a janitor, he steals a bottle of whiskey out of one of the desks to make it look like he's drunk, then breaks the alarmed office window and steals the MacGuffin, then cuts himself to make it look
to the baddie guards like he was drunk on duty and fell into the window. He then gets them not to call the police by spinning a sob story about how if he loses his job he can't make child support and [[TakingTheKids his ex is going to take the kids to the other side of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.country]].
5th Apr '17 6:00:41 PM MBI
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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because he's undercover in an unfortunately non-badass identity, or the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It's occasionally played for a RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.

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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because he's badass, for various reason; he may be undercover in an unfortunately assumed, non-badass identity, or the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It's occasionally played for a RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.
5th Apr '17 5:59:24 PM MBI
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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It makes for another RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.

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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because he's undercover in an unfortunately non-badass identity, or the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It makes It's occasionally played for another a RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.
28th Mar '17 7:25:14 PM creader
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* TheAdventureContinues: At the end of the series finale. [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse go off to Carlito's to help some desperate soul, and Michael and Fiona are raising Charlie in a cottage in Ireland. And it turns out that Narrator!Michael was/will-be telling his story to future!Charlie.]]



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse continue what they did with Mike after the finale. Possibly doubles as a SequelHook.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: At the end of the series finale. [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse continue what they did with Mike after the finale. Possibly doubles as go off to Carlito's to help some desperate soul, and Michael and Fiona are raising Charlie in a SequelHook.cottage in Ireland. And it turns out that Narrator!Michael was/will-be telling his story to future!Charlie.]]
28th Mar '17 4:36:51 PM creader
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* AdultFear: Micheal's living one. He's lost his job. His credit is shot. His bank accounts are frozen. He's being followed and/or spied on regularly. Because of all the above, he can't get a new (legal) job. And to top it off, ''nobody will tell him why''.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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Micheal's living one. He's lost his job. His credit is shot. His bank accounts are frozen. He's being followed and/or spied on regularly. Because of all the above, he can't get a new (legal) job. And to top it off, ''nobody will tell him why''.why''.
** Most of the clients that Team Westen are going through this -- Someone stealing their life savings, framed for a country, family member (usually their child) kidnapped, etc.



* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Granted, they deal mostly with Miami's seamy underside. Carla drives a motorcycle, and [[HeroStoleMyBike Mike "borrows" a motorcycle]] at least twice, so in the end it's averted.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse continue what they did with Mike after the finale. Possibly doubles as a SequelHook]]
* ArcWelding: Anson's introduction into the show.
* ArmsDealer: Several, in varying alignments; good...ish (Fiona), neutral ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Seymour]]), and villainous (Brennen).
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Granted, they deal mostly with Miami's seamy underside. Carla drives a motorcycle, and [[HeroStoleMyBike Mike "borrows" a motorcycle]] at least twice, so in the end it's averted.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse continue what they did with Mike after the finale. Possibly doubles as a SequelHook.]]



* AnyoneCanDie: A lot of potential allies are killed off shortly after appearing. Among them are [[spoiler: Victor, Diego, and Max.]] As well, most bad guys related to the MythArc don't last too long either. Agent Pierce is surprisingly long-lived though it probably helps that she's more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure rather than an out-and-out ally. [[spoiler:Nate and Anson fall victim to this trope just a few episodes into season 6. Maddie falls victim to this trope in the series finale]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: A lot of potential allies are killed off shortly after appearing. Among them are [[spoiler: Victor, Diego, and Max.]] As well, most bad guys related to the MythArc don't last too long either. Agent Pierce is surprisingly long-lived though it probably helps that she's more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure rather than an out-and-out ally. [[spoiler:Nate and Anson fall victim to this trope just a few episodes into season 6. Maddie falls victim to this trope in the series finale]]finale]].
* ArcWelding: Anson's introduction into the show.


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* ArmsDealer: Several, in varying alignments; good...ish (Fiona), neutral ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Seymour]]), and villainous (Brennen).
13th Mar '17 11:14:39 PM creader
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* ATeamFiring: Michael usually prefers it this way (although manipulating the bad guys into shooting ''each other'' is fair game). Fiona is [[TriggerHappy more reluctant]].
* ATeamMontage: With some helpful tips on how and why the MacGyvering is being done.

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* ATeamFiring: Michael usually prefers it this way (although manipulating the bad guys into shooting ''each other'' is fair game). Fiona is [[TriggerHappy more reluctant]].
* ATeamMontage: With some helpful tips on how and why the MacGyvering is being done.
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* [[spoiler:TheAdventureContinues:]] At the end of the series finale. [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse go off to Carlito's to help some desperate soul, and Michael and Fiona are raising Charlie in a cottage in Ireland. And it turns out that Narrator!Michael was/will-be telling his story to future!Charlie.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheAdventureContinues:]] TheAdventureContinues: At the end of the series finale. [[spoiler:Sam and Jesse go off to Carlito's to help some desperate soul, and Michael and Fiona are raising Charlie in a cottage in Ireland. And it turns out that Narrator!Michael was/will-be telling his story to future!Charlie.]]



* AmbiguouslyBi: Barry the money-launderer has a decidedly metro look to him, and his P.O.V. shots show his gaze to spend at least as much time on hunks as it does on babes.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: AmbiguouslyBi:
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Barry the money-launderer has a decidedly metro look to him, and his P.O.V. shots show his gaze to spend at least as much time on hunks as it does on babes.



* ATeamFiring: Michael usually prefers it this way (although manipulating the bad guys into shooting ''each other'' is fair game). Fiona is [[TriggerHappy more reluctant]].
* ATeamMontage: With some helpful tips on how and why the MacGyvering is being done.



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* CaliforniaDoubling: Michael's adventures sometimes take him to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and other points in Florida other than Miami (where the series is filmed), like Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. While the producers inevitably show a travel montage that includes landmarks, or a shot of (for example) the Tallahassee skyline, the actual action in these episodes is inevitably still filmed in Miami. In some cases, it takes a Florida native to see the differences.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Michael's adventures sometimes take him to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and other points in Florida other than Miami (where the series is filmed), like Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. While the producers inevitably show a travel montage that includes landmarks, or a shot of (for example) the Tallahassee skyline, the actual action in these episodes is inevitably still filmed in Miami. In some cases, it takes a Florida native to see the differences.[[/folder]]

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* CallingTheCopsOnTheFBI

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* CallingTheCopsOnTheFBICallingTheCopsOnTheFBI:



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* DirectedByCastMember: Several episodes haven been directed by Jeffrey Donovan and when he's not, he also acts as a producer.
** Tim Matheson (who plays "Dead" Larry Sizemore) has actually directed more episodes of the show than he's acted in.



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** Maddie also gets hit with this in Season 7. Michael's voiceover points out that simply knowing you are being watched makes it almost impossible to ''not'' pay intense attention to everyone around you, and misinterpret their actions as being hostile.

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** Maddie also gets hit with this in Season 7. Michael's voiceover points out that simply knowing you are being watched makes it almost impossible to ''not'' pay intense attention to everyone around you, and misinterpret their actions as being hostile.hostile.
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19th Dec '16 3:06:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The main trio are all pretty badass. Maddie has her moments, too.

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* {{Badass}}: The main trio are all pretty badass. Maddie has her moments, too.BadassBoast:
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