History Series / Alcatraz

20th Feb '16 1:05:17 PM Morgenthaler
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15th Feb '16 12:45:58 PM Temmere
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* PositiveDiscrimination: Clarence Montgomery is the sole black inmate the team goes after, and he's not just less evil than some of the other maniacs in Alcatraz, he's a ''completely innocent'' man who was railroaded because he fell in love with a white woman.
16th Jan '16 10:01:47 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Is it really necessary to bring up the fact that Tommy Madsen is Rebecca's grandfather ''every single time'' he's mentioned? Especially when talking to Becca herself, who ''already knows that''?
3rd Dec '15 4:06:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionGirl: Rebecca.
* AffablyEvil: The Warden has elements of this

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* ActionGirl: Rebecca.
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%%* AffablyEvil: The Warden has elements of this



* BadassGrandpa: Hauser
* BaldOfEvil: The Warden
* BeardOfSorrow[=/=]BadassBeard: Sylvane.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Cobb

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* %%* BadassGrandpa: Hauser
* %%* BaldOfEvil: The Warden
* BeardOfSorrow[=/=]BadassBeard: %%* BeardOfSorrow: Sylvane.
* %%* BewareTheQuietOnes: Cobb



* BlackAndGreyMorality:
** Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole who gets off on torturing prisoners. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''
* TheChessmaster: Garrett Stillman. He even is shown playing chess in one flashback.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality:
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BlackAndGreyMorality: Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole who gets off on torturing prisoners. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''
* %%* TheChessmaster: Garrett Stillman. He even is shown playing chess in one flashback.



* ColdSniper: Ernest Cobb.

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* %%* ColdSniper: Ernest Cobb.



* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Ray, who raised Rebecca.
* CutShort: After one season.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Ray, who raised Rebecca.
* %%* CutShort: After one season.



* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Beauregard.
* TheDragon: In the 1960s, Tiller and Dr. Beauregard served as this to the Warden, though Tiller had hints of TheStarscream as well.
** In the present day, [[spoiler: Tommy Madsen]] seems to serve as this to [[spoiler: the Warden]].

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Beauregard.
* TheDragon: %%* TheDragon:
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In the 1960s, Tiller and Dr. Beauregard served as this to the Warden, though Tiller had hints of TheStarscream as well.
** %%** In the present day, [[spoiler: Tommy Madsen]] seems to serve as this to [[spoiler: the Warden]].



* FairCop: Rebecca
* FlashedBadgeHijack: Rebecca does this in the season 1 finale.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Ernest Cobb.

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* %%* FairCop: Rebecca
* %%* FlashedBadgeHijack: Rebecca does this in the season 1 finale.
* %%* FourEyesZeroSoul: Ernest Cobb.



* HollywoodNerd: Soto, Type 1.

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* %%* HollywoodNerd: Soto, Type 1.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Hauser, lampshaded in-universe by Doc.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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Hauser, lampshaded in-universe by Doc.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ernest Cobb, Cal Sweeney and Paxton Petty.

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* %%* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ernest Cobb, Cal Sweeney and Paxton Petty.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hauser has his moments, like near the end of "Guy Hastings", where he lets Guy see (if not speak to) his daughter and grandchildren, and apologizing for what's happened to him.
-->'''Hauser''': You're a victim in this. You don't deserve what's happened to you.
** Also, [[spoiler: in regards to Lucy, Hauser seems to soften up quite a bit. Understandable, since they were romantically involved prior to the disappearances.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hauser has his moments, like near the end of "Guy Hastings", where he lets Guy see (if not speak to) his daughter and grandchildren, and apologizing for what's happened to him.
-->'''Hauser''': You're a victim in this. You don't deserve what's happened to you.
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him. Also, [[spoiler: in regards to Lucy, Hauser seems to soften up quite a bit. Understandable, since they were romantically involved prior to the disappearances.]]



* LoopholeAbuse: Whitten, who sold Ernest Cobb the Winchester-70, had his license to sell guns taken away by the ATF. When Rebecca inquires about this, he points out his ''wife's'' permits are all legal and up-to-date, allowing him to continue working in the store.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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Whitten, who sold Ernest Cobb the Winchester-70, had his license to sell guns taken away by the ATF. When Rebecca inquires about this, he points out his ''wife's'' permits are all legal and up-to-date, allowing him to continue working in the store.



* ManchurianAgent: Clarence Montgomery.

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* %%* ManchurianAgent: Clarence Montgomery.



* TheMcCoy: Dr. Soto seems to be slipping into this role, especially in episode 3.

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* %%* TheMcCoy: Dr. Soto seems to be slipping into this role, especially in episode 3.



* NonActionGuy: Doc Soto

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* %%* NonActionGuy: Doc Soto



* NoughtiesDramaSeries

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* %%* NoughtiesDramaSeries



* {{Prison}}

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* %%* {{Prison}}



** Rebecca drives [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728102/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1643727 Bullitt's car]]
*** One chase scene has Rebecca driving a deep impact blue 2013 Ford Mustang GT and chasing a black 2013 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco, with several shots recreated from {{Film/Bullitt}}

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** Rebecca drives [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728102/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1643727 Bullitt's car]]
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car]] One chase scene has Rebecca driving a deep impact blue 2013 Ford Mustang GT and chasing a black 2013 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco, with several shots recreated from {{Film/Bullitt}}



* TheSmartGuy: Lucy Banerjee, Doc.

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* %%* TheSmartGuy: Lucy Banerjee, Doc.



* TheSpock: Hauser is shaping up to be a rather nasty version of this.

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* %%* TheSpock: Hauser is shaping up to be a rather nasty version of this.



* YouAreNumberSix: The prisoners tend to be known by their prisoner number rather than their names.
** Tommy Madsen specifically introduces himself by number when he's introduced to keep TheReveal that he's Rebecca's grandfather secret a little longer.
** Tiller has a habit of referring to inmates by their numbers as opposed to their names.

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* YouAreNumberSix: The prisoners tend to be known by their prisoner number rather than their names.
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names; the Deputy Warden in particular made a concerted effort in never referring to prisoners by their name. Tommy Madsen specifically introduces himself by number when he's introduced to keep TheReveal that he's Rebecca's grandfather secret a little longer.
** Tiller has a habit of referring to inmates by their numbers as opposed to their names.
longer.
23rd Jul '15 8:16:22 AM Jake18
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* CryForTheDevil: It's hard not to feel for ''some'' of the 63s when you realize how ''brutally'' the prison authorities treated them. Others it's hard, if not impossible, to feel any sympathy for.



* FakeAmerican: Sam Neill, who plays Emerson Hauser, is from New Zealand.
** Brit actor Jonny Coyne as Warden James, and [[OohMeAccentsSlipping boy does it show...]]
12th May '15 2:44:26 PM LahmacunKebab
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** Episode 4; [[spoiler:Those keys the prisoners were looking for were cut with anachronistic lasers, and they open a vault under the island that certain prisoners were sent to before they all vanished.]]

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** Episode 4; [[spoiler:Those [[spoiler:those keys the prisoners were looking for were cut with anachronistic lasers, and they open a vault under the island that certain prisoners were sent to before they all vanished.]]
10th Feb '15 8:52:29 PM creepingdeath
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*** One chase scene has Rebecca driving a deep impact blue 2013 Ford Mustang GT and chasing a black 2013 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco, with several shots recreated from {{Film/Bullitt}}
1st Feb '15 3:51:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: MayDecemberRomance: Hauser and Lucy. They were involved, but when she disappeared as a '63, Hauser was forced to take TheSlowPath.]]

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* [[spoiler: MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Hauser and Lucy. They were involved, but when she disappeared as a '63, Hauser was forced to take TheSlowPath.]]
13th Nov '14 12:59:09 PM foxley
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* LeftHanging: The final episode ended with Rebecca having been shot and [[spoiler:seemingly dying on the operating table]], and no indication what would happen to the 63s who were still at large.
11th Sep '14 12:07:00 PM Kalaong
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** Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''

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** Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole.asshole who gets off on torturing prisoners. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''
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