History HoistByHisOwnPetard / LiveActionTV

16th Sep '17 9:47:20 AM Jgamer
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** In "The San Lorenzo Job", criminal banker Damien Moreau was royally screwed over by the team in the previous episode, so he escapes to the titular country, where the corrupt government is in his pocket, any potential political rivals are arrested and detained in an underground cell, he has enough assets to take it easy until he can clean up the mess the team made for him, and, most importantly, there are no extradition treaties, so he can't be forced to leave. At the end of the episode, the corrupt president he financed is convinced to turn on him so he can seize his assets for a comfortable retirement and he's detained in the same cell all the political rivals were held in, and since San Lorenzo has no extradition treaties, he can't get out.
13th Sep '17 4:52:39 PM nighttrainfm
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** Death example: in both "The Pack" and "Go Fish", a human villain is [[SelfDisposingVillain killed by the monsters they created]], ensuring Buffy herself [[ThouShaltNotKillMuggles doesn't have to kill a Muggle.]]
5th Sep '17 5:26:46 AM Danzence
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** Serially averted by the Master throughout Season Eight. He repeatedly tries to destroy life on Earth by unleashing an alien menace, only to end up helping the Doctor defeat it after realising in the nick of time that it's as much a threat to him as anyone else.

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** Serially averted by the Master throughout Season series Eight. He repeatedly tries to destroy life on Earth by unleashing an alien menace, only to end up helping the Doctor defeat it after realising in the nick of time that it's as much a threat to him as anyone else.
5th Sep '17 5:23:23 AM Danzence
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** When Dark Willow catches up to Warren, she begins by torturing him with the very bullet he used to shoot Buffy.

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** When Dark Willow catches up to Warren, she begins by torturing him with the very bullet he used to shoot Buffy.Tara.
4th Sep '17 8:15:26 AM RobTan
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* A double version occurs in the final season of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Malcolm manipulates Nicola Murray, the Party's incompetent leader, into calling for an enquiry into the death of a mentally ill nurse who killed himself after becoming homeless due to a policy the Opposition introduced when they took power. After calling for the enquiry, Murray remembers that she herself supported the policy when the Party was in power, and resigns in disgrace, with Malcolm telling her that the enquiry will probably result in her suffering serious consequences as punishment for her dragging the Party down for two years. However, the PM expands the scope of the enquiry to cover the culture of leaking in Westminster. By the time Nicola is called, she is so far beneath their notice they don't even listen to her testimony, while the enquiry discovers that Malcolm leaked the nurse's private medical records to the media, and he is eventually arrested.

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* A double version occurs in the final season of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Malcolm manipulates Nicola Murray, the Party's incompetent leader, into calling for an enquiry into the death of a mentally ill nurse who killed himself after becoming homeless due to a policy the Opposition introduced when they took power. After calling for the enquiry, Murray remembers that she herself supported the policy when the Party was in power, and resigns in disgrace, with Malcolm telling her that the enquiry will probably result in her suffering serious consequences consequences, which he sees as fitting punishment for her dragging the Party down for two years. However, the PM expands the scope of the enquiry to cover the culture of leaking in Westminster. By the time Nicola is called, she is so far beneath their notice they don't even listen to her testimony, while the enquiry discovers that Malcolm leaked the nurse's private medical records to the media, and he is eventually arrested.
4th Sep '17 12:54:03 AM RobTan
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* A double version occurs in the final season of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Malcolm manipulates Nicola Murray, the Party's incompetent leader, into calling for an enquiry into the death of a mentally ill nurse who killed himself after becoming homeless due to a policy the Opposition introduced when they took power. After calling for the enquiry, Murray remembers that she herself supported the policy when the Party was in power, and resigns in disgrace, with Malcolm telling her that the enquiry will probably result in her suffering serious consequences as punishment for her dragging the Party down for two years. However, the PM expands the scope of the enquiry to cover the culture of leaking in Westminster. By the time Nicola is called, she is so far beneath their notice they don't even listen to her testimony, while the enquiry discovers that Malcolm leaked the nurse's private medical records to the media, and he is eventually arrested.
29th Aug '17 1:19:10 PM MikeW
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** In Season 7, Littlefinger plays his usual games to set Sansa and Arya against each other, seemingly framing Arya for treason and making Sansa think her sister is plotting against her. Before a gathering in the hall, Sansa appears to put Arya on trial...only to reveal it's ''Littlefinger'' whose crimes are being tried. Too late, Littlefinger realizes the two were faking their animosity to lure him in and set him up for this. When he pleads for his life, Sansa throws back his own words on power and control and thanks Littlefinger for all his lessons. Arya slits his throat as Littlefinger dies thanks to the very woman he thought was his protegee.

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** In Season 7, Littlefinger plays his usual games to set Sansa and Arya against each other, seemingly framing Arya for treason and making Sansa think her sister is plotting against her. Before a gathering in the hall, Sansa appears to put Arya on trial...only to reveal it's ''Littlefinger'' whose crimes are being tried. Too late, Littlefinger realizes the two were faking their animosity to lure him in and set him up for this. When he pleads for his life, Sansa throws back his own words on power and control and thanks Littlefinger for all his lessons. Arya [[spoiler: slits his throat as Littlefinger dies thanks to the very woman he thought was his protegee. protegee.]]
29th Aug '17 1:17:29 PM MikeW
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** In Season 7, Littlefinger plays his usual games to set Sansa and Arya against each other, seemingly framing Arya for treason and making Sansa think her sister is plotting against her. Before a gathering in the hall, Sansa appears to put Arya on trial...only to reveal it's ''Littlefinger'' whose crimes are being tried. Too late, Littlefinger realizes the two were faking their animosity to lure him in and set him up for this. When he pleads for his life, Sansa throws back his own words on power and control and thanks Littlefinger for all his lessons. Arya slits his throat as Littlefinger dies thanks to the very woman he thought was his protegee.
30th Jul '17 6:11:01 AM gb00393
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** When Cersei reveals the Tyrell plot to marry Sansa Stark to Loras Tyrell, Tywin responds by arranging for Loras to marry Cersei against her wishes.
** Cersei installs the High Sparrow as High Septon and reinstates the Faith Militant so they can arrest Margaery. Unfortunately for Cersei, once Littlefinger and Olenna make sure that the High Sparrow learns of Cersei's own crimes, he arrests her as well.

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** In Season 2, Cersei urges Joffrey to call off his betrothal to Sansa in favor of Margaery Tyrell, making her partially responsible for most of the troubles she suffers over the next three seasons.
** In Season 3, jealous of Margaery's influence over Joffrey, Cersei enlists Littlefinger to find ''anything'' that she can use against the Tyrells. Littlefinger discovers that they plan to betroth Loras Tyrell to Sansa Stark, so Littlefinger tells Cersei.
When Cersei reveals the Tyrell plot this to marry Sansa Stark to Loras Tyrell, Tywin, Tywin responds by arranging for Tyrion to marry Sansa and Loras to marry Cersei against her all their wishes.
** Cersei Cersei's stupidity and half-assed schemes catch up to her in Season 5 when she installs the High Sparrow as High Septon and reinstates the Faith Militant so they can arrest Margaery. Unfortunately for Cersei, once Littlefinger and Olenna make sure that the High Sparrow learns of Cersei's own crimes, crimes (a lack of piety, namely her incestuous relationships), he arrests her as well.
22nd Jun '17 9:01:23 PM MikeW
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** Gavin is fond of using rare animals for live presentations. When an elephant has a heart attack and dies from stress, an employee talks of how foolish this is. Gavin fires her and the woman immediately goes to a blog to report about all the shady stuff Gavin has done. Gavin decides to buy up the blog...which is owned by Erlich, meaning Gavin is paying Pied Piper $2 million.

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** Gavin is fond of using rare animals for live presentations. When an elephant has a heart attack and dies from stress, an employee talks of how foolish this is. Gavin fires her and the woman immediately goes to a blog to report about all the shady stuff Gavin has done. Gavin decides to buy up the blog...which is owned by Erlich, meaning who uses the money to outbid Gavin is paying for ownership of Pied Piper $2 million.Piper.
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