History Series / AllMyChildren

21st Jul '17 9:42:53 PM DrOO7
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* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Everyone at some point, but Erica Kane takes the cake--she refuses to forgive Dimitri and Maria for their one night stand, even though many of her relationships, including that with Dimitri, started out with her either being the other woman and/or cheating on her husband/lover. She also kidnapped Maria's baby, but conveniently forgot this whenever she blasted Babe for stealing Bianca's baby.
** When Janet gets fed up with the way people have treating her since her release from prison, she blasts them all as "self-righteous, sanctimonious hypocrites" and truthfully points out that everyone of them has done something despicable.

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* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Everyone
{{Hypocrite}}: ''Everyone'' at some point, but point:
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Erica Kane takes the cake--she expects everyone to forgive her despicable actions, but refuses to forgive give them the same courtesy. Case in point, she never forgives Dimitri and Maria for their one night stand, to the point of throwing it in Maria's face nearly a decade later, even though many of her relationships, including that with Dimitri, started out with her either being the other woman and/or cheating on her husband/lover. She also kidnapped Maria's baby, but conveniently forgot this whenever she blasted Babe for stealing Bianca's baby.
** When Janet gets fed up with the way people have been treating her since her release from prison, she blasts them all as "self-righteous, sanctimonious hypocrites" and truthfully points out that everyone of them has done something despicable.despicable.
** Dixie blasts Brooke for sleeping with Tad even though she and Tad were separated by at time. Never mind that she slept with Adam when he was married to Brooke.
21st Jul '17 9:27:15 PM DrOO7
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* RealityEnsues: Upon discovering husband Craig's infidelity, Dixie angrily informs him that she went to her doctor to be tested for HIV and other STD's. Fortunately, she tested negative for everything, but kudos to the show for acknowledging a very real possible consequence of a person's infidelity.
18th Jul '17 3:40:35 PM mlsmithca
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Pine Valley, PA somehow manages to be right on the ocean.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: All trials in Pine Valley ignore every legal form known in the United States, ranging from protocols for questioning witnesses to rules for admitting evidence.
** Then again, given that for a large portion of the show the judges were always ''bribed/blackmailed/involved in the case'', and this was usually explicitly commented on by whatever side lost...
** David and Greenlee's insta-eviction from Wildwind is hilariously out of whack with the relevant laws.



* YouFailGeographyForever: Pine Valley, PA somehow manages to be right on the ocean.
* YouFailLawForever: All trials in Pine Valley ignore every legal form known in the United States, ranging from protocols for questioning witnesses to rules for admitting evidence.
** Then again, given that for a large portion of the show the judges were always ''bribed/blackmailed/involved in the case'', and this was usually explicitly commented on by whatever side lost...
** David and Greenlee's insta-eviction from Wildwind is hilariously out of whack with the relevant laws.
18th Jul '17 3:38:46 PM mlsmithca
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Long-running SoapOpera on Creator/{{ABC}}, premiering in 1970. Within the framework of a traditional {{family drama}} soap, Agnes Nixon created a show that incorporates young love, relevant social issues and high comedy. Its memorable TitleSequence, at least through 1989, showed a woman's hand opening a family photo album.

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Long-running SoapOpera on Creator/{{ABC}}, premiering in 1970. Within the framework of a traditional {{family drama}} FamilyDrama soap, Agnes Nixon created a show that incorporates young love, relevant social issues and high comedy. Its memorable TitleSequence, at least through 1989, showed a woman's hand opening a family photo album.



The show was considered groundbreaking on many levels. It was the first daytime drama to feature a larger working class cast of characters, as well as the first major African American and Hispanic families in the cast, and touched upon many topics that were taboo, including the first legal abortion in television, protest of Vietnam, and one of the characters contracting [=AIDs=]. As well as social issues, the show broke ground on technical levels and was the first Soap in History to shoot outside the studio and on location, with Erica and Tom Cudahay's honeymoon in St. Croix, which sister series ''Series/GeneralHospital'' would soon follow suit.

On April 14, 2011, it was announced that All My Children would be canceled. All My Children aired its last episode on September 23, 2011. Originally, a company named Prospect Park had purchased the rights to both ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' and ''All My Children'' from ABC and was planning to continue the series either on a cable channel or possibly online. Those plans fell through, however, and when the show signed off, it was presumed that it was gone for good. In early 2013, however, Prospect Park announced that they would be bringing both shows back after all, with distribution through Hulu and other online video providers. Many of the major performers agreed to return to the show and shooting began in March 2013, with the premiere on April 29, 2013. Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors, the series was again cancelled, this time for good, on November 10, 2013.

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The show was considered groundbreaking on many levels. It was the first daytime drama to feature a larger working class cast of characters, as well as the first major African American and Hispanic families in the cast, and touched upon many topics that were taboo, including the first legal abortion in television, protest of Vietnam, and one of the characters contracting [=AIDs=].AIDS. As well as social issues, the show broke ground on technical levels and was the first Soap in History to shoot outside the studio and on location, with Erica and Tom Cudahay's honeymoon in St. Croix, which sister series ''Series/GeneralHospital'' would soon follow suit.

On April 14, 2011, it was announced that All ''All My Children Children'' would be canceled. All ''All My Children Children'' aired its last episode on September 23, 2011. Originally, a company named Prospect Park had purchased the rights to both ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' and ''All My Children'' from ABC and was planning to continue the series either on a cable channel or possibly online. Those plans fell through, however, and when the show signed off, it was presumed that it was gone for good. In early 2013, however, Prospect Park announced that they would be bringing both shows back after all, with distribution through Hulu and other online video providers. Many of the major performers agreed to return to the show and shooting began in March 2013, with the premiere on April 29, 2013. Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors, the series was again cancelled, this time for good, on November 10, 2013.



* AccidentalMurder: Adam accidentally murders Stuart.
** Stuart was brought back by Project Orpheus in the finale.

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* AccidentalMurder: Adam accidentally murders Stuart.
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Stuart. Stuart was brought back by Project Orpheus in the finale.



* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall was once called "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother, Erica.]]
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because, despite her scheming during this period in the series, Kendall never offed anyone and had no intentions of doing so.

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* AntagonisticOffspring: There's a reason why Kendall was once called "the most terrible daughter in daytime" during her early years on the show, though [[LikeMotherLikeDaughter she shared many traits with her mother, Erica.]]
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]] [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because, despite her scheming during this period in the series, Kendall never offed anyone and had no intentions of doing so.



* ArchEnemy: Adam and Palmer; later, Adam and Tad.
** Liza and Damon
** Greenlee and Kendall, before becoming best friends
** And of course the Original, Erica and Tara

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
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Adam and Palmer; later, Adam and Tad.
** Liza and Damon
Damon.
** Greenlee and Kendall, before becoming best friends
friends.
** And of course the Original, Erica and TaraTara.



* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Five words: [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Carol Burnett]] as Verla Grubbs.

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: AscendedFanboy: Five words: [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Carol Burnett]] as Verla Grubbs.



* BackFromTheDead: Greenlee, Dixie (only to be killed off yet again), Maria, Tad, etc.
** And thanks to the Orpheus Project near then end of the show's tenure, Dixie, Zach, and possibly anybody and everybody else who has died.

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* BackFromTheDead: Greenlee, Dixie (only to be killed off yet again), Maria, Tad, etc.
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etc. And thanks to the Orpheus Project near then end of the show's tenure, Dixie, Zach, and possibly anybody and everybody else who has died.



* BettyAndVeronica: Jack(Veronica) and Caleb(Betty) for Erica, JR(Veronica) and Scott(Betty) for Annie.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Jack(Veronica) Jack (Veronica) and Caleb(Betty) Caleb (Betty) for Erica, JR(Veronica) JR (Veronica) and Scott(Betty) Scott (Betty) for Annie.



* BolivianArmyCliffhanger: Just who did J.R. shoot? Was it Erica? Marissa? Someone else? Himself?
** The revival revealed it was Marissa (who died).
* BrotherSisterIncest: Narrowly avoided when Erica was engaged to Mark, who turned out to be her half-brother; her mother, Mona, intervened before they could go through with it, and told them the truth.

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* BolivianArmyCliffhanger: Just who did J.R. shoot? Was it Erica? Marissa? Someone else? Himself?
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Himself? The revival revealed it was Marissa (who died).
* BrotherSisterIncest: BrotherSisterIncest:
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Narrowly avoided when Erica was engaged to Mark, who turned out to be her half-brother; her mother, Mona, intervened before they could go through with it, and told them the truth.



* ButICantBePregnant: Opal
* TheCameo: Warren Buffett, of all people, who ''asked'' to appear on his favorite show.

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* ButICantBePregnant: Opal
Opal.
* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Warren Buffett, of all people, who ''asked'' to appear on his favorite show.



* ChildByRape: Kendall, who was conceived when her mother, Erica, was raped at the age of 14. At first, she would lash out at Erica and act out while longing for Erica's approval, making for an emotionally tumultuous and complex mother-daughter relationship between the two. When the truth about her conception surfaced, Erica and Kendall made amends and became close again for good.

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* ChildByRape: ChildByRape:
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Kendall, who was conceived when her mother, Erica, was raped at the age of 14. At first, she would lash out at Erica and act out while longing for Erica's approval, making for an emotionally tumultuous and complex mother-daughter relationship between the two. When the truth about her conception surfaced, Erica and Kendall made amends and became close again for good.



-->[[InJoke Opal: Oh, please! You'd think she built the town single-handed.]]

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-->[[InJoke Opal: -->'''Opal:''' [[InJoke Oh, please! You'd think she built the town single-handed.]]



* GeographicFlexibility: Pine Valley
** Becomes hilarious when Llanview -- the setting of sister soap ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' -- is established also established as having an airport, University, headquarters of major corporations, etc. -- despite being located across the river from Pine Valley! Made even worse in that both towns are supposed to be located near Philadelphia.

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* GeographicFlexibility: Pine Valley
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Valley. Becomes hilarious when Llanview -- the setting of sister soap ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' -- is established also established as having an airport, University, headquarters of major corporations, etc. -- despite being located across the river from Pine Valley! Made even worse in that both towns are supposed to be located near Philadelphia.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Everyone at some point, but Erica Kane takes the cake--she refuses to forgive Dimitri and Maria for their one night stand, even though many of her relationships, including that with Dimitri, started out with her either being the other woman and/or cheating on her husband/lover. She also kidnapped Maria's baby, but conveniently forgot this whenever she blasted Babe for stealing Bianca's baby.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
**
Everyone at some point, but Erica Kane takes the cake--she refuses to forgive Dimitri and Maria for their one night stand, even though many of her relationships, including that with Dimitri, started out with her either being the other woman and/or cheating on her husband/lover. She also kidnapped Maria's baby, but conveniently forgot this whenever she blasted Babe for stealing Bianca's baby.



* LargeHam: Phoebe, Langley, Billy Clyde, Palmer (in the 1980s) and, of course, Erica.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Phoebe, Langley, Billy Clyde, Palmer (in the 1980s) and, of course, Erica.



* LongBusTrip: Jackson, who departed to Europe for no apparent reason.

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* LongBusTrip: LongBusTrip:
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Jackson, who departed to Europe for no apparent reason.



* LoveHurts: Let me count the ways. Zach's and Kendall's relationship is the most obvious recent example, but Tad's and Dixie's marriage-go-round also embodied this trope.
** And in a DownerEnding, the revival revealed that Kendall left Zach again (albeit due to certain enemies of his).
* LukeIAmYourFather: Palmer & Ross, Tad & Damon

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* LoveHurts: Let me count the ways. Zach's and Kendall's relationship is the most obvious recent example, but Tad's and Dixie's marriage-go-round also embodied this trope.
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trope. And in a DownerEnding, the revival revealed that Kendall left Zach again (albeit due to certain enemies of his).
* LukeIAmYourFather: Palmer & Ross, Tad & DamonDamon.



* MayDecemberRomance: Most of Adam's and Palmer's marriages fall into this category.

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* MayDecemberRomance: MayDecemberRomance:
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Most of Adam's and Palmer's marriages fall into this category.



* MeaningfulRename: Pete Cooney from Pigeon Hollow, VA turns himself into the upper-crust Palmer Cortlandt.

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* MeaningfulRename: MeaningfulRename:
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Pete Cooney from Pigeon Hollow, VA turns himself into the upper-crust Palmer Cortlandt.



* MegaCorp: Chandler Corporations, Cortlandt Electronics, Fusion Cosmetics. Recently Chandler bought Cortland, making it even more mega.
** Peter, Opal & Palmer's son, returned to PV after starting his own successful company, and was asked by his mother to revitalize Cortlandt Electronics.

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* MegaCorp: Chandler Corporations, Cortlandt Electronics, Fusion Cosmetics. Recently Then Chandler bought Cortland, making it even more mega.
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mega. Peter, Opal & Palmer's son, returned to PV after starting his own successful company, and was asked by his mother to revitalize Cortlandt Electronics.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Tad, Maria, Leo and many more
** Subverted with Greenlee, as they did find the body, but it was a fake put in place by David.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Tad, Maria, Leo and many more
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more. Subverted with Greenlee, as they did find the body, but it was a fake put in place by David.



* PsychicLink: Used by Ryan to find Greenlee, who had fallen into an abandoned mineshaft.

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* PsychicLink: PsychicLink:
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Used by Ryan to find Greenlee, who had fallen into an abandoned mineshaft.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Vanessa tells off all of Pine Valley while she's holding Greenlee hostage.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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Vanessa tells off all of Pine Valley while she's holding Greenlee hostage.



* TheUnreveal: David refuses to reveal the last patient brought back by Project Orpheus.
** It was implied to be Babe.

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* TheUnreveal: David refuses to reveal the last patient brought back by Project Orpheus.
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Orpheus. It was implied to be Babe.



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2nd Jul '17 9:32:39 AM DrOO7
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* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/{{Loving}}'', and ''Series/General Hospital.''

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* CrossOver: with sister soaps ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/{{Loving}}'', and ''Series/General Hospital.''Series/GeneralHospital.''
2nd Jul '17 2:10:30 AM leelea
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* RapeAsDrama: Gloria, Julia, Kit, and
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mla2KdRz2tY the moment that to this day, still makes AMC fans cringe]].
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Michael Cambias redefined the trope, earning the complete hatred and revulsion of just about everyone in Pine Valley, as well as the majority of the fanbase, after raping Bianca.

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* RapeAsDrama: Gloria, Julia, Kit, and
and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mla2KdRz2tY the moment that to this day, still makes AMC fans cringe]].
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Michael Cambias redefined redefines the trope, earning the complete hatred and revulsion of just about everyone in Pine Valley, as well as the majority of the fanbase, after raping Bianca.



* RealSongThemeTune: The PP version used Imaginary Friends' "We Are The Love We Give".

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* RealSongThemeTune: The PP Prospect Part version used Imaginary Friends' "We Are The Love We Give".



** In 1992, Will Cortlandt was bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and had become such a pariah that there were no less than 15 suspects, including his own SISTER.

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** In 1992, Will Cortlandt was is bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and had become such a pariah that there were no less than 15 suspects, including his own SISTER.
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: the "Real Greenlee" fiasco

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: the The "Real Greenlee" fiascofiasco.



* GayAesop: all of the [[ComingOutStory Coming Out Stories]], but especially Kevin Sheffield's.

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* GayAesop: all All of the [[ComingOutStory Coming Out Stories]], but especially Kevin Sheffield's.



** Becomes hilarious when Llanview - the setting of sister soap ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' - is established also established as having an airport, University, headquarters of major corporations, etc - despite being located across the river from Pine Valley! Made even worse in that both towns are supposed to be located near Philadelphia.

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** Becomes hilarious when Llanview - -- the setting of sister soap ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' - -- is established also established as having an airport, University, headquarters of major corporations, etc - etc. -- despite being located across the river from Pine Valley! Made even worse in that both towns are supposed to be located near Philadelphia.



* HappilyMarried: in an amazing achievement for any soap opera couple, Joe and Ruth Martin.

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* HappilyMarried: in In an amazing achievement for any soap opera couple, Joe and Ruth Martin.



* RapeAsBackstory: Kendall's presence is explained by Erica having been raped as a teenager.

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* RapeAsBackstory: Kendall's presence The conception of Erica's daughter Kendall is explained by Erica having been raped as a teenager.
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** Surprisingly averted when Brooke's adopted daughter Laura had a heart transplant--she was subsequently very uncomfortable being intimate with her new husband because of the scar that had been left.

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** Surprisingly averted Averted when Brooke's adopted daughter Laura had a heart transplant--she transplant. She was subsequently very uncomfortable being intimate with her new husband because of the scar that had been left.left, even though viewers never saw it.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Everyone at some point, but Erica Kane takes the cake--she refuses to forgive Dimitri and Maria for their one night stand, even though many of her relationships, including that with Dimitri, started out with her either being the other woman and/or cheating on her husband/lover. She also kidnapped Maria's baby, but conveniently forgot this whenever she blasted Babe for stealing Bianca's baby.
** When Janet gets fed up with the way people have treating her since her release from prison, she blasts them all as "self-righteous, sanctimonious hypocrites" and truthfully points out that everyone of them has done something despicable.



* LipstickLesbian: Bianca and Maggie. All of Bianca's girlfriends, actually.

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* LipstickLesbian: Bianca and Maggie. All Bianca, Lena, Maggie--''all'' of Bianca's girlfriends, actually.



* RapeAsDrama: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mla2KdRz2tY The moment that to this day, still makes AMC fans cringe]].

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* RapeAsBackstory: Kendall's presence is explained by Erica having been raped as a teenager.
* RapeAsDrama: Gloria, Julia, Kit, and
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mla2KdRz2tY The the moment that to this day, still makes AMC fans cringe]].



* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Brooke English, Gloria Marsh

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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Brooke English, Gloria Marsh Marsh, Kit Fisher.
18th May '17 12:15:53 AM DrOO7
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Will Cortlandt turned into an absolute bastard during his last year on the show, but every single suspicion he had about Dixie's husband Craig--that he was an adulterous con artist--was correct.
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* ContrivedCoincidence: When Kendall's son Spike goes deaf, it's initially assumed that Greenlee was responsible, since she attempted to kidnap Spike and ended up getting in a car accident with him in the process. When Spike gets cochlear implant surgery, it's discovered that Spike's hearing loss was actually caused by a chromosomal abnormality and nothing could have stopped him from going deaf; it was pure coincidence that he lost his hearing after the car accident.
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