History Series / DueSouth

21st Sep '17 10:00:59 AM x_countryguy
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* AmbiguousSituation: At the end of "Victoria's Secret", it's unclear whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria was pointing a gun at Fraser as he tried to jump on her train]]. The scene has shots from [[RashomonStyle different character's perspectives that show it either way]].

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* AmbiguousSituation: At the end of "Victoria's Secret", it's unclear whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria [[spoiler:Victoria was pointing a gun at Fraser as he tried to jump on her train]]. The scene has shots from [[RashomonStyle different character's perspectives that show it either way]].



* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Ruth, aka [[spoiler: Nautilus]] from "Spy Vs. Spy".

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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Ruth, aka [[spoiler: Nautilus]] [[spoiler:Nautilus]] from "Spy Vs. Spy".



* BashBrothers: In the series finale [[spoiler: Detectives Ray Vecchio and Ray Kowalski partner up with each other briefly.]]

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* BashBrothers: In the series finale [[spoiler: Detectives [[spoiler:Detectives Ray Vecchio and Ray Kowalski partner up with each other briefly.]]



* BrotherSisterIncest: A one-sided version occurs in ''Hunting Season''. [[spoiler: Fraser is very attracted to Maggie Mackenzie, to the point where he and Ray K become rivals for her affection, until he discovers that she is actually his half-sister.]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest: A one-sided version occurs in ''Hunting Season''. [[spoiler: Fraser [[spoiler:Fraser is very attracted to Maggie Mackenzie, to the point where he and Ray K become rivals for her affection, until he discovers that she is actually his half-sister.]]



* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's]] ([[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Unloaded]]) [[ChekhovsGun Gun]]: In the "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E1Pilot Pilot]]," Fraser pulls out his gun in a Chicago bar, then explains that it's empty because he doesn't have a local permit. [[spoiler: Later, when his father's killer grabs the gun in a fight and tries to shoot him, it isn't loaded]].

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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's]] ([[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Unloaded]]) [[ChekhovsGun Gun]]: In the "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E1Pilot Pilot]]," Fraser pulls out his gun in a Chicago bar, then explains that it's empty because he doesn't have a local permit. [[spoiler: Later, [[spoiler:Later, when his father's killer grabs the gun in a fight and tries to shoot him, it isn't loaded]].



* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[RunningGag Every]] 1971 Buick Riviera seems to be, though to be fair [[spoiler: One of them was [[ExternalCombustion rigged with a bomb]]]]

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[RunningGag Every]] 1971 Buick Riviera seems to be, though to be fair [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of them was [[ExternalCombustion rigged with a bomb]]]]



* ExternalCombustion: [[spoiler: Poor Louis]].

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* %%* ExternalCombustion: [[spoiler: Poor [[spoiler:Poor Louis]].



* FauxAffablyEvil: from "All the Queen's Horses," Randall Bolt, the psychopathic White Supremacist terrorist who captures a whole train of Mounties in order to send it into another train full of radioactive fuel rods, who is willing to [[spoiler: kill his men, including his girlfriend]], all with a broad smile across his face

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* FauxAffablyEvil: from "All the Queen's Horses," Randall Bolt, the psychopathic White Supremacist terrorist who captures a whole train of Mounties in order to send it into another train full of radioactive fuel rods, who is willing to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill his men, including his girlfriend]], all with a broad smile across his face



* KarmaHoudini: Victoria is a borderline case. On the one hand [[spoiler: she escaped scot-free after framing Ray and Fraser for murder and theft and putting Fraser's life in danger in order to launder some of the money to get diamonds, and Fraser still tried to go with her]], on the other [[spoiler: she's now a wanted criminal for the same murder and theft, she lost all of the money and got none of the diamonds, and Fraser didn't go with her (admittedly because Ray accidentally shot him).]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Victoria is a borderline case. On the one hand [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she escaped scot-free after framing Ray and Fraser for murder and theft and putting Fraser's life in danger in order to launder some of the money to get diamonds, and Fraser still tried to go with her]], on the other [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's now a wanted criminal for the same murder and theft, she lost all of the money and got none of the diamonds, and Fraser didn't go with her (admittedly because Ray accidentally shot him).]]



* MachiavelliWasWrong: ''The Deal'', After Zuko gives his BreakingSpeech to Fraser about how people respect him, Fraser points out that there is a difference between being ''respected'' and being ''feared''. That is to say, [[{{Foreshadowing}} fear can be overcome.]] [[spoiler: By the end of the episode, after Ray Vecchio [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats Zuko senseless]] in his own gym, Zuko suddenly finds that he is no longer respected ''or'' feared. This has consequences in the next season of the show.]]

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* MachiavelliWasWrong: ''The Deal'', After Zuko gives his BreakingSpeech to Fraser about how people respect him, Fraser points out that there is a difference between being ''respected'' and being ''feared''. That is to say, [[{{Foreshadowing}} fear can be overcome.]] [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, after Ray Vecchio [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats Zuko senseless]] in his own gym, Zuko suddenly finds that he is no longer respected ''or'' feared. This has consequences in the next season of the show.]]



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Call of the Wild'', Fraser and Ray Kowalski [[spoiler: jump and is pushed by Fraser, respectively, from an airplane without parachutes, but they are not injured because the snow is "bottomless."]]

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Call of the Wild'', Fraser and Ray Kowalski [[spoiler: jump [[spoiler:jump and is pushed by Fraser, respectively, from an airplane without parachutes, but they are not injured because the snow is "bottomless."]]



* TheRashomon: "Seeing is Believing," where Ray K, Thatcher, and Walsh all witness an argument between two men and a woman which ends with one of the men stabbed to death. Ray K thinks the young guy did it, Thatcher thinks the young woman did it, and Walsh thinks the two conspired to kill the other man as part of a mob war. [[spoiler: it was actually a fourth man who created a distraction and then threw the knife at the victim]]
** Also, the climax of "Victoria's Secret" makes it unclear to the audience whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria is pointing a gun at Fraser. love-struck Fraser sees an open-hand, while some distance away Ray sees a gun. Camera shots from their different perspectives show either case.]]

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* TheRashomon: "Seeing is Believing," where Ray K, Thatcher, and Walsh all witness an argument between two men and a woman which ends with one of the men stabbed to death. Ray K thinks the young guy did it, Thatcher thinks the young woman did it, and Walsh thinks the two conspired to kill the other man as part of a mob war. [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it was actually a fourth man who created a distraction and then threw the knife at the victim]]
** Also, the climax of "Victoria's Secret" makes it unclear to the audience whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria [[spoiler:Victoria is pointing a gun at Fraser. love-struck Fraser sees an open-hand, while some distance away Ray sees a gun. Camera shots from their different perspectives show either case.]]



* TakeMyHand: Fraser Sr. to the man who had him killed, in "[[Recap/DueSouthS2E04BirdInTheHand A Bird In The Hand]]". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: [[spoiler: Fraser Sr. is a ''ghost''. His hands are intangible, just like the rest of him. [[RealityEnsues You don't have to be a Mountie to deduce what happens next.]]]]

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* TakeMyHand: Fraser Sr. to the man who had him killed, in "[[Recap/DueSouthS2E04BirdInTheHand A Bird In The Hand]]". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: [[spoiler: Fraser [[spoiler:Fraser Sr. is a ''ghost''. His hands are intangible, just like the rest of him. [[RealityEnsues You don't have to be a Mountie to deduce what happens next.]]]]



** In "White Men Can't Jump To Conclusions," Fraser has to leave his boots behind in a bad part of the city in order to save a kid that's been shot--and his boots disappear. Fraser is certain that some Good Samaritan picked the boots up off the street in order to find him [[spoiler: and at the end of the episode is proven entirely right]]

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** In "White Men Can't Jump To Conclusions," Fraser has to leave his boots behind in a bad part of the city in order to save a kid that's been shot--and his boots disappear. Fraser is certain that some Good Samaritan picked the boots up off the street in order to find him [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and at the end of the episode is proven entirely right]]



* {{Yandere}}: Victoria

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* %%* {{Yandere}}: Victoria
17th Jun '17 8:30:24 AM Discar
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** In a variation, [[Recap/DueSouthS2E10WeAreTheEggmen We are the Eggmen]], Fraser and Inspector Thatcher get locked in an incubator

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** In a variation, [[Recap/DueSouthS2E10WeAreTheEggmen We are the Eggmen]], Fraser and Inspector Thatcher get locked in an incubatorincubator.
* LonelyBachelorPad: {{Lampshaded}} [[RunningGag repeatedly]]. Constable Fraser's apartment is not only in a run-down apartment building in a bad neighborhood (Detective Vecchio claims that drug dealers are afraid to go there), but it is also very sparsely furnished. In one episode, where Fraser is suffering from EasyAmnesia, he sees his apartment and wonders if he was living like that as punishment for something he had done.
20th Mar '17 5:16:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Played straight with Stanley Ray Kowalski, who shared his name with the protagonist of ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''. {{Subverted}} with Fraser, who had an ''odd'' first name ("Benton"), but wasn't even remotely embarrassed by it.

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Played straight with Stanley Ray Kowalski, who shared his name with the protagonist of ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''.''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. {{Subverted}} with Fraser, who had an ''odd'' first name ("Benton"), but wasn't even remotely embarrassed by it.
16th Mar '17 8:24:35 AM tortiecat
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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Call of the Wild'', Fraser and Ray [[spoiler: jump and is pushed by Fraser, respectively, from an airplane without parachutes, but they are not injured because the snow is "bottomless."]]

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Call of the Wild'', Fraser and Ray Kowalski [[spoiler: jump and is pushed by Fraser, respectively, from an airplane without parachutes, but they are not injured because the snow is "bottomless."]]
13th Mar '17 2:20:32 PM AFP
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** Also, the climax of "Victoria's Secret" makes it unclear to the audience whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria is pointing a gun at Fraser. love-struck Fraser sees an open-hand, while some distance away Ray sees a gun. Camera shots from their different perspectives show either case.]]
13th Mar '17 2:16:40 PM AFP
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* AmbiguousSituation: At the end of "Victoria's Secret", it's unclear whether or not [[spoiler: Victoria was pointing a gun at Fraser as he tried to jump on her train]]. The scene has shots from [[RashomonStyle different character's perspectives that show it either way]].
4th Mar '17 11:44:20 AM nombretomado
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The Mountie, Constable Benton Fraser, came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father; and, "for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture", remained attached as liaison with the Canadian Consulate, working with local detective Ray Vecchio - who, for various reasons having to do with actor availability, is later replaced by Stanley (Raymond) Kowalski. Yes, that is his name (his dad was a fan of MarlonBrando). He even married a woman named Stella, though they had divorced by the time Ray K moved to Chicago.

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The Mountie, Constable Benton Fraser, came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father; and, "for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture", remained attached as liaison with the Canadian Consulate, working with local detective Ray Vecchio - who, for various reasons having to do with actor availability, is later replaced by Stanley (Raymond) Kowalski. Yes, that is his name (his dad was a fan of MarlonBrando).Creator/MarlonBrando). He even married a woman named Stella, though they had divorced by the time Ray K moved to Chicago.
9th Jan '17 6:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* CelebrityParadox: Buck Frobisher's resemblance to "legendary Canadian actor LeslieNielsen" is remarked upon in "[[Recap/DueSouthS3E01BurningDownTheHouse Burning Down the House]]".

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* CelebrityParadox: Buck Frobisher's resemblance to "legendary Canadian actor LeslieNielsen" Creator/LeslieNielsen" is remarked upon in "[[Recap/DueSouthS3E01BurningDownTheHouse Burning Down the House]]".
7th Jan '17 2:26:27 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: Near the end of the first season, [[DatingCatwoman Fraser and Victoria's relationship]] is repeatedly symbolized by metaphorical falling snow. Somewhat subversive in that this relationship isn't especially healthy - the snow could as much symbolize Victoria's lies & deception as love.
18th Dec '16 1:54:47 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling (Toronto for Chicago, amusingly inverted when a Toronto-set episode was filmed in... Chicago.)
** The Chicago-for-Toronto doubling may very well have been an intentional joke - the producers were not above doing that kind of thing, such as when every shot of the Canadian consulate in Chicago was actually shot outside the American consulate in Toronto.
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