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20th Jan '16 10:34:33 AM 69BookWorM69
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** "The Murdoch Appreciation Society" starts with Murdoch investigating a murder victim found in a park, while Crabtree is on another case, the theft of a cadaver at a medical institute. The victim and the corpse end up being one and the same.
20th Jan '16 10:28:03 AM 69BookWorM69
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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Murdoch on the Corner", Inspector Brackenreid is investigating the death of a pastor who was beaten to death with a blunt instrument, while Murdoch is trying to find a "[[SerialKiller sequential killer]]" who dispatches their victims with a single gunshot. It eventually becomes clear the same killer is responsible, and the deviation from the pattern in the pastor's case is a clue as to the motive.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' does this again in a 2013 episode that has Brackenreid investigating the death of a prisoner who apparently hung himself in his cell, while Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are investigating a brutal robbery in which a shop owner was murdered. They eventually realize that both cases are related.

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In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Buffalo Shuffle", Murdoch and Dr. Ogden are investigating the death of a child patient at Julia's hospital in Buffalo, NY. They go to the home of a nurse who may know something about the boy's death, where they are surprised by a local Buffalo police detective investigating the death of the same nurse (her body having washed ashore).
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episode "Murdoch on the Corner", Inspector Brackenreid is investigating the death of a pastor who was beaten to death with a blunt instrument, while Murdoch is trying to find a "[[SerialKiller sequential killer]]" who dispatches their victims with a single gunshot. It eventually becomes clear the same killer is responsible, and the deviation from the pattern in the pastor's case is a clue as to the motive.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' does this again in a ** A 2013 episode that has Brackenreid investigating the death of a prisoner who apparently hung himself in his cell, while Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are investigating a brutal robbery in which a shop owner was murdered. They eventually realize that both cases are related.
3rd Sep '15 4:19:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* A common occurrence in the RetrievalArtist series, when Miles Flint, the retrieval artist working outside the law, is investigating the same affair that the Armstrong lunar police force has been tasked with, for his own purposes.

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* A common occurrence in the RetrievalArtist Literature/RetrievalArtist series, when Miles Flint, the retrieval artist working outside the law, is investigating the same affair that the Armstrong lunar police force has been tasked with, for his own purposes.



* AnitaBlake: Back when the books still had plots, whoever tried to hire Anita to raise a zombie in the first chapter would somehow be involved in the main mystery of the book.

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* AnitaBlake: Literature/AnitaBlake: Back when the books still had plots, whoever tried to hire Anita to raise a zombie in the first chapter would somehow be involved in the main mystery of the book.
25th Aug '15 8:05:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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** The season 7 episode "Castle, P.I." has Castle earn his private investigator's license so he's able to investigate along with Beckett despite the DA's edict that he can no longer work homicides. Unfortunately it doesn't work and he's still booted off the case, causing him to start his own investigation and follow a different set of leads from the NYPD team that lead him to cross paths with them several times (as well as helping to get a strong-but-wrongful suspect off the hook).

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** The season 7 episode "Castle, P.I." has Castle earn his private investigator's license so he's able to investigate along with Beckett despite the DA's edict that he can no longer work homicides. Unfortunately it doesn't work and he's still booted off the case, causing him to start his own investigation and follow a different set of leads from the NYPD team that lead him to cross paths with them several times (as well as helping to get a strong-but-wrongful suspect off the hook). Esposito and Ryan are both worried he'll crack the case before they do and try to use Beckett to weasel info out of him while he tries to weasel info out of her to continue his investigation.
25th Aug '15 8:04:37 PM SolidSonicTH
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** The season 7 episode "Castle, P.I." has Castle earn his private investigator's license so he's able to investigate along with Beckett despite the DA's edict that he can no longer work homicides. Unfortunately it doesn't work and he's still booted off the case, causing him to start his own investigation and follow a different set of leads from the NYPD team that lead him to cross paths with them several times (as well as helping to get a strong-but-wrongful suspect off the hook).
5th Aug '15 5:32:28 PM TompaDompa
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** In ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', Felix Leiter introduces himself to Bond this way during the poker game. After Bond loses his money, Leiter agrees to stake Bond back into the game under the condition that the CIA be the ones to take Le Chiffre into custody.

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** In ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Felix Leiter introduces himself to Bond this way during the poker game. After Bond loses his money, Leiter agrees to stake Bond back into the game under the condition that the CIA be the ones to take Le Chiffre into custody.
4th Aug '15 11:32:35 AM StFan
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* In ''Comicbook/TheSimpingDetective'', Jack discovers that he and Galen Demarco are working the same case. Jack is investigating the deaths of several mob underbosses, while Galen is looking into the disappearances of alien prostitutes. Galen wants Jack to back off, until [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]] suggests they work together. [[spoiler: Turns out, Bob, the bartender at [[BadGuyBar The High Dive]], is drugging the girls with a chemical which [[DeathBySex reacts violently with semen]], causing [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]].]]

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* In ''Comicbook/TheSimpingDetective'', ''ComicBook/TheSimpingDetective'', Jack discovers that he and Galen Demarco are working the same case. Jack is investigating the deaths of several mob underbosses, while Galen is looking into the disappearances of alien prostitutes. Galen wants Jack to back off, until [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]] suggests they work together. [[spoiler: Turns out, Bob, the bartender at [[BadGuyBar The High Dive]], is drugging the girls with a chemical which [[DeathBySex reacts violently with semen]], causing [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]].]]



* Said word for word by Comicbook/BlackWidow in the "Death of the Dream" storyline in ''CaptainAmerica''. She, TheFalcon and {{Agent 13}} are all looking for [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]], but for vastly different reasons.

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* Said word for word by Comicbook/BlackWidow in the "Death of the Dream" storyline in ''CaptainAmerica''. ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''. She, TheFalcon ComicBook/TheFalcon and {{Agent ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} are all looking for [[BuckyBarnes [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]], but for vastly different reasons.



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* ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': After being rescued by Bond, the mysterious Jinx reveals that she's an NSA agent--in a slight subversion, Bond has already realized that she's one of the good guys--and that they're both pursuing the same villain.

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''Film/DieAnotherDay'': After being rescued by Bond, the mysterious Jinx reveals that she's an NSA agent--in a slight subversion, Bond has already realized that she's one of the good guys--and that they're both pursuing the same villain.
25th Apr '15 7:11:36 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/CaptainMorganeAndTheGoldenTurtle'', Morgane's father wants her to advance the treasure-hunting expedition that Briscoe is paying them for, but Morgane also wants to try to look for the missing Uncle Eduardo, too. It turns out that Uncle Eduardo has a vital clue for Briscoe's mission, so solving one mystery is necessary for pursuing the other.
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8th Mar '15 4:13:24 PM Vilui
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** Not just with their father. During the 80's and the Present, Frank and Joe have been frequently crossing over with NancyDrew in two different series both titled ''The Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Supermysteries.'' While a certain number of the cases had them know they were working together outright, more than a few involved them arriving at the same location for different cases, finding out the other is there, meeting up to pick each other's brains, and revealing their cases are somehow threaded together.

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** Not just with their father. During the 80's 80s and the Present, Frank and Joe have been frequently crossing over with NancyDrew in two different series both titled ''The Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Supermysteries.'' While a certain number of the cases had them know they were working together outright, more than a few involved them arriving at the same location for different cases, finding out the other is there, meeting up to pick each other's brains, and revealing their cases are somehow threaded together.


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* And in Nancy Drew's own series, this often happens with Nancy and ''her'' father.
21st Oct '14 6:55:55 AM Morgenthaler
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This is a useful technique to add a minor twist to help shows with [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two concurrent cases]] feel a little less formulaic. Used at least once a season in ''{{CSI}}''.

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This is a useful technique to add a minor twist to help shows with [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two concurrent cases]] feel a little less formulaic. Used at least once a season in ''{{CSI}}''.
''Series/{{CSI}}''.






* In ''TheSimpingDetective'', Jack discovers that he and Galen Demarco are working the same case. Jack is investigating the deaths of several mob underbosses, while Galen is looking into the disappearances of alien prostitutes. Galen wants Jack to back off, until [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]] suggests they work together. [[spoiler: Turns out, Bob, the bartender at [[BadGuyBar The High Dive]], is drugging the girls with a chemical which [[DeathBySex reacts violently with semen]], causing [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]].]]

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* In ''TheSimpingDetective'', ''Comicbook/TheSimpingDetective'', Jack discovers that he and Galen Demarco are working the same case. Jack is investigating the deaths of several mob underbosses, while Galen is looking into the disappearances of alien prostitutes. Galen wants Jack to back off, until [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]] suggests they work together. [[spoiler: Turns out, Bob, the bartender at [[BadGuyBar The High Dive]], is drugging the girls with a chemical which [[DeathBySex reacts violently with semen]], causing [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]].]]






* ''VeronicaMars'' has a habit of cleverly combining Veronica and her dad's cases, sometimes pulling dismissed plot threads into one cohesive reveal of the season's Big Mystery.
* ''LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'':

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* ''VeronicaMars'' ''Series/VeronicaMars'' has a habit of cleverly combining Veronica and her dad's cases, sometimes pulling dismissed plot threads into one cohesive reveal of the season's Big Mystery.
* ''LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'':''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'':



* ''{{CSI}}'' had an interesting subversion in that two twins who were SeparatedAtBirth were killed within an hour of each other. The causes of their death have nothing to do with one another and in fact, it seems that there are two separate murder victims, both of whom are the result of very separate lifestyles. [[spoiler: Then its revealed that the twins both used the same dry cleaner. Turns out that the one murder suspect was found out by one of the twins to be photoshopping war photos and he decided to meet her when she picked up the dry cleaning, killing the first twin (the one who wasn't his target). He then went to the real targets house to eliminate the proof of his forgery only to be walked in on the second twin (the intended target). In his justified panic, he kills her as well. Gil calls it as both, seeing as how one case was with a motive and the other was a case of wrong time wrong place, but they were both killed by one man.]]
* Despite having two detective teams, LawAndOrderSVU avoids this, as generally one team works with the direct suspects and the other handles either the evidence or tries to get info from more obscure places.

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* ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an interesting subversion in that two twins who were SeparatedAtBirth were killed within an hour of each other. The causes of their death have nothing to do with one another and in fact, it seems that there are two separate murder victims, both of whom are the result of very separate lifestyles. [[spoiler: Then its revealed that the twins both used the same dry cleaner. Turns out that the one murder suspect was found out by one of the twins to be photoshopping war photos and he decided to meet her when she picked up the dry cleaning, killing the first twin (the one who wasn't his target). He then went to the real targets house to eliminate the proof of his forgery only to be walked in on the second twin (the intended target). In his justified panic, he kills her as well. Gil calls it as both, seeing as how one case was with a motive and the other was a case of wrong time wrong place, but they were both killed by one man.]]
* Despite having two detective teams, LawAndOrderSVU ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' avoids this, as generally one team works with the direct suspects and the other handles either the evidence or tries to get info from more obscure places.



** ''Murdoch Mysteries'' does this again in a 2013 episode that has Brackenreid investigating the death of a prisoner who apparently hung himself in his cell, while Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are investigating a brutal robbery in which a shop owner was murdered. They eventually realize that both cases are related.

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** ''Murdoch Mysteries'' * ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' does this again in a 2013 episode that has Brackenreid investigating the death of a prisoner who apparently hung himself in his cell, while Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are investigating a brutal robbery in which a shop owner was murdered. They eventually realize that both cases are related.
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