History Podcast / BlackJackJustice

13th Apr '18 1:07:11 PM Dina_M
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** She's also prone to tell Jack that "I hate you" whenever he annoys her.
4th Apr '18 7:58:16 AM Roo
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"35 dollars a day, plus expenses."

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"35 dollars a day, plus expenses."" (In season five, this phrase changes to "39.95 a day plus expenses" and remains thus for the rest of the series.)
4th Apr '18 5:14:57 AM Roo
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** Trixie also insists that she isn't vain... before lapsing into flattering descriptions of herself and assuring the audience that she is better-looking than the gorgeous clients.
7th Mar '18 9:57:50 PM sgamer82
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* TheMafia: Jack and Trixie seem to take on, and ''take down'' a family or organization at least once a season. [[spoiler: (The Sullivan Mob and Chick Mason's organization, so far. Marginally involved with the downfall of Rocco D'Angelo's organization and the Giannelli Family)]]

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* TheMafia: Jack and Trixie seem to take on, and ''take down'' a family or organization at least once a season. [[spoiler: (The The Sullivan Mob and Chick Mason's organization, so far. early on. Marginally involved with the downfall of Rocco D'Angelo's organization and the Giannelli Family)]]Family]]
* MomentOfSilence: In "Justice and the Happy Ending", Trixie's monologue music is completely absent as she describes Jack [[spoiler: shooting his old partner to protect her]] and picks up again after she starts describing the aftermath that came in the following days.
3rd Mar '18 10:22:49 AM sgamer82
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Jack and Trixie try their damnedest to remain mercenaries in the world of Law and Order, but will frequently go out of their way to help the people that hire them, and some that don't. "Justice in Love and War" features the pair helping a random man Jack found beaten up in the street rescue the girl he loves from a vengeful crime boss at high risk and no pay, and ends on Jack monologuing that the letter telling them the couple was doing well, had a baby on the way, and making promised that wouldn't come to pass about the baby's name was the finest reward they ever got.
9th Jan '18 4:57:29 AM Rebu
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** People call Trixie "Miss Dixon", which she responds to with "Trixie, ''please''!"



"The name's Dixon. Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective."
* PapaWolf: Sabien has gained this reputation over his time as a cop. Bad guys on the street know that if you hurt young girls, Sabien will come for you. "The Albatross" highlights this most strongly, as he simply can not let go of a case concerning the murder of a young, pregnant girl, goes to Jack and Trixie for help when he's taken off the case, and comes within a hair's breadth of killing the man responsible once he's identified.

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"The name's Dixon. Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective."\\
"35 dollars a day, plus expenses.
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* PapaWolf: Sabien has gained this reputation over his time as a cop. Bad guys on the street know that if you hurt young girls, Sabien will come for you. "The Albatross" highlights this most strongly, as he simply can not let go of a case concerning the murder of a young, pregnant black girl, goes to Jack and Trixie for help when he's taken off the case, and comes [[spoiler:comes within a hair's breadth of killing the man responsible once he's identified.]] A few episodes earlier, the narration mentioned Sabien had a teenage daughter.



** Trixie is the love 'em and leave 'em type, and constantly threatens to shoot people. In "The One That Got Away", we learn that [[spoiler:she breaks up with her suitors by way of abuse. And bottles to the head. And gunfire]]. There's almost no humor about this revelation, and Theo points out that she's clearly afraid of opening herself up to a man. Turns out the FemmeFatale routine ain't exactly good for long-term emotional satisfaction.

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** Trixie is the love 'em and leave 'em type, and constantly threatens to shoot people. In "The One That Got Away", we learn that [[spoiler:she breaks up with her suitors by way of abuse. And bottles to the head. And gunfire]]. There's almost no humor about this revelation, and Theo points out that she's clearly afraid of opening herself up to a man. Turns out the FemmeFatale routine ain't exactly good for long-term emotional satisfaction.


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* ShoutOut: The "35 dollars a day, plus expenses" line, is a direct reference to a similar line by Literature/PhilipMarlowe in ''Literature/TheBigSleep''. Except it was 25 bucks back then, in the 30s. Must be post-war inflation.
5th Nov '17 9:19:05 AM sgamer82
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-->'''Jack:''' I'm not the one that was making nice with Freddy's identical cousin.
-->'''Trixie:''' Don't remind me. I'll have to wash my imagination twice.
-->'''Herman:''' Freddy! Is Dolly your girl?
-->'''Trixie:''' Ugh... three times.

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-->'''Jack:''' I'm not the one that was making nice with Freddy's identical cousin. \n-->'''Trixie:''' \\
'''Trixie:'''
Don't remind me. I'll have to wash my imagination twice.
-->'''Herman:'''
twice.\\
'''Herman:'''
Freddy! Is Dolly your girl?
-->'''Trixie:'''
girl?\\
'''Trixie:'''
Ugh... three times.



* PapaWolf: Sabien has gained this reputation over his time as a cop. Bad guys on the street know that if you hurt young girls, Sabien will come for you. "The Albatross" highlights this most strongly, as he simply can not let go of a case concerning the murder of a young, pregnant girl, goes to Jack and Trixie for help when he's taken off the case, and comes within a hair's breadth of killing the man responsible once he's identified.



* SharePhrase: One of the ''Decoder Ring Theater'' share phrases that sees more mileage in ''Black Jack Justice'' than ''Red Panda Adventures'' is "It's probably true, but you still shouldn't say it." Most often used someone makes a comment about another character that is both very unflattering and difficult to argue with.



** Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.

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** Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs. In "The Road to Hell", an episode consisting almost entirely of Jack and Trixie bickering, Jack unwittingly hits a raw nerve by commenting on the size of Trixie's hands. He backpedals immediately upon realizing he ''actually'' hurt her, then goes on to note that had he known about this particular weakness he'd have used it at least once ''years'' ago.
4th Jul '17 4:10:57 AM Rebu
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* ChekhovsGun: In one episode, Trixie's narration mentions that Sabien has a 17-year old daughter. Several episodes later, he comes to the pair to hire them. A pregnant teenage black girl was found in an apartment, and everyone writes it off as just another crime in that part of town. Everyone except Sabien, who takes it very seriously. Neither of our detectives say why, but it's clear they understand.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Retroactively: the novel is an OriginsEpisode introduces a number of interesting characters who never appeared in the audio drama.

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* ChekhovsGun: In one episode, Trixie's narration mentions that Sabien has a 17-year old daughter. Several episodes later, he comes to the pair to hire them. A pregnant teenage black girl was found dead in an apartment, and everyone writes it off as just another crime in that part of town. Everyone except Sabien, who takes it very seriously. Neither of our detectives say why, but it's clear they understand.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Retroactively: the novel is an OriginsEpisode and introduces a number of interesting characters who never appeared in the audio drama.



* RomanticRunnerUp: While he's never actually gotten anywhere with her (yet), Button-Down Theo does maintain a romantic interest in Trixie. She doesn't mind that so much because he doesn't press the issue beyond the occasional flirt, and because he's a "useful contact" at Braithwaite's, a rival, and much larger, detective agency.

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* RomanticRunnerUp: While he's never actually gotten anywhere with her (yet), Button-Down Theo does maintain a romantic interest in Trixie. She doesn't mind that so much because he doesn't press the issue beyond the occasional flirt, and because he's a "useful contact" at Braithwaite's, a rival, and much larger, detective agency. [[spoiler:And then he gets married. Even though Trixie broke up with ''him'', violently, she's not sure what to feel about the news.]]
13th May '17 11:14:59 AM sgamer82
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* GenreThrowback: It's a series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need to know.

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* GenreThrowback: It's a The series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need is an homage to know.film noir stories of the World War II era..
9th May '17 9:06:16 AM sgamer82
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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].

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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized realize [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].
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