History Series / FreshMeat

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Vod’s mother is a cruel, irresponsible and vindictive woman who terrorised Vod throughout her childhood, blaming her for ‘ruining her life’ and saying - in her presence - that she regrets having her. When Vod [[CallingTheOldManOut calls her out]] for her behaviour, she flies into a violent rage and wrecks much of the kitchen.]]


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* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Vod’s response to seeing JP kiss Kingsley is an approving “Hot.”
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** Tomothy, JP's older brother. He cheats on his wife with Oregon and later tries to do the same with Josie, who isn't interested, mocks JP's (admittedly ridiculous) career ambitions and attempts to emotionally blackmail him when JP refuses the job Tomothy set up for him.

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** Tomothy, JP's older brother. He cheats on his wife with Oregon and later tries to do the same with Josie, who isn't interested, mocks JP's (admittedly ridiculous) career ambitions and attempts [[spoiler:attempts to emotionally blackmail him when JP refuses the job Tomothy set up for him. By the way, all of that is basically emotional abuse. After said blackmail, JP decides he's had enough of Tomothy.]]
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* BigBrotherBully: Tomothy to JP in a downplayed example. He comes across as a BigBrotherMentor to JP and has set up a job for him in London, only to pressure JP into taking the job when JP doesn't want it, talking down to JP, ignoring his advice [[spoiler:and even emotionally blackmailing him by bringing up their dead father]].



* {{Fingore}}: Vod tells the others of a break-in where someone got tied to a chair and his fingers were cut off one by one until his gave up his PIN number.



** When Kingley gives Howard his invite to the BP promissing students dinner.

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** When Kingley Kingsley gives Howard his invite to the BP promissing students dinner.



* HotLibrarian: Dylan is a male example, and Oregon falls for him in the burglary episode, so much so she introduces herself to him using her real name. Unfortunately, it turns out he's the son of Tony Shales, giving Oregon an OhCrap when she finds out.



* IResembleThatRemark: Sabine accuses Josie of deliberately breaking Heather's arm, and when Josie [[NeverMyFault denies it]], Sabine says she thinks Josie isn't a nice person. Josie's response: "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you]]."



* LockedInTheBathroom: In S1 Ep7, when Dave finds out that Kingsley and JP both slept with Josie, they both panic and lock themselves in the bathroom to get away from him.

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* LockedInTheBathroom: In S1 Ep7, when Dave finds out that Kingsley and JP both slept with Josie, [[OhCrap they both panic panic]] and lock themselves in the bathroom to get away from him.



** Oregon has one when she learns that Tony Shales is the father of the boy she has fallen in love with, Dylan. She panics and throws his phone into a lake when Dylan gets a call from him.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After walking in on [[ADateWithRosiePalms everyone masturbating]] when bringing them tea, Josie walks in on JP and she expresses surprise that he isn't masturbating too. He remarks that he's tired of it, and the tiredness in his voice implies he's serious.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Oregon introduces herself to Dylan using her real name, Melissa. [[YankTheDogsChain Shame it doesn't last...]]
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After walking in on [[ADateWithRosiePalms everyone masturbating]] when bringing them tea, Josie walks in on JP and she expresses surprise that he isn't masturbating too. He remarks that he's tired of it, and the tiredness in his voice implies he's serious.



* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:JP reaches his when Tomothy not only tries to pressure him into taking a job in London he doesn't want, but also makes unwelcome advances towards Josie while drunk (remember, Josie was in a relationship with JP earlier in the series) and also tries to emotionally blackmail JP into taking the job by bringing up their dead father, most likely knowing JP was a WellDoneSonGuy who NeverGotToSayGoodbye to their father before he died. After that, JP decides he has had enough of Tomothy and shouts at him to fuck off.]]



** When Dylan finds out that Oregon had an affair with his father, he decides not to stay with her because he decides it's too weird to be dating someone who previously did the same with his father.



* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Howards wears them. He's ProudToBeAGeek [[spoiler:and in the final episode, he gets the highest grade of all the graduating housemates.]]



** [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]]: Howard convinces Kingsley that Heather is stalking him, which causes him to investigate her "stalking" [[HeWhoFightsMonsters in a way that strongly resembles stalking]]. Then Kingsley decides she ''isn't'' stalking him, and they start going out... but by then Josie has decided she ''was'', aided partly by a touch of GreenEyedMonster. The whole time this is going on, Shales is actually stalking Oregon.

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** [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]]: Zig-zagged]]: Howard convinces Kingsley that Heather is stalking him, which causes him to investigate her "stalking" [[HeWhoFightsMonsters in a way that strongly resembles stalking]]. Then Kingsley decides she ''isn't'' stalking him, and they start going out... but by then Josie has decided she ''was'', aided partly by a touch of GreenEyedMonster. The whole time this is going on, Shales is actually stalking Oregon.


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** Oregon falls for Dylan in the burglary episode, so much so that she uses her real name when she introduces herself to him. In the next episode, she finds out that he is the son of Tony Shales, who she had an affair with in the previous season. Understandably, [[OhCrap she panics]], and the relationship does not survive past the end of the season.


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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Shales when he gets surrounded by hoodies [[spoiler:and ends up getting mugged]].
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** Everyone (bar Kingsley, who is suffering from an ocular migraine]] hugging Oregon who's crying over the rejection of her Fulbright scholarship.

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** Everyone (bar Kingsley, who is suffering from an ocular migraine]] migraine) hugging Oregon who's crying over the rejection of her Fulbright scholarship.
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After walking in on [[ADateWithRosiePalms everyone masturbating when bringing them tea, Josie walks in on JP and she expresses surprise that he isn't masturbating too. He remarks that he's tired of it, and the tiredness in his voice implies he's serious.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After walking in on [[ADateWithRosiePalms everyone masturbating masturbating]] when bringing them tea, Josie walks in on JP and she expresses surprise that he isn't masturbating too. He remarks that he's tired of it, and the tiredness in his voice implies he's serious.
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** [[spoiler:In the DeletedScene of the Skype call after the final episode, Oregon has one when Vod tells her [[ItMakesSenseInContext she thinks she is in Vietnam and has Oregon's passport]].]]

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** [[spoiler:In the DeletedScene of the Skype call after the final episode, Oregon has one when Vod tells her [[ItMakesSenseInContext she thinks she is in Vietnam and has Oregon's passport]].]]



** [[spoiler:In the final episode, JP decides to become an estate agent. During the DeletedScene Skype call he ends a call that obviously went well for him.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the final episode, JP decides to become an estate agent. During the DeletedScene Skype call he ends a call that obviously went well for him.]]
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* CaptainObvious: When Oregon stops having sex with Hasan and sees blood on her hand from his penis, she remarks, "That can't be good." [[SarcasmMode You think?]]

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* CaptainObvious: When Oregon stops having sex with Hasan and sees blood on her hand from his penis, she remarks, "That can't be good." [[SarcasmMode You think?]]



** In the final episode, [[spoiler:JP tells Tomothy to fuck off after having had enough of him.]]

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** In the final episode, [[spoiler:JP [[spoiler:[[RageBreakingPoint JP tells Tomothy to fuck off after having had enough of him.him]].]]
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* BrokenPedestal: Averted. While staying in JP's house, Vod finds a series of letters from JP's father to a lover he had. Knowing that it would result in this trope if JP found out, Vod burns the letters.



* CaptainObvious: When Oregon stops having sex with Hasan and sees blood on her hand from his penis, she remarks, "That can't be good." [[SarcasmMode You think?]]



* CheatersNeverProsper: At the pub quiz final, JP buzzes in with the correct answer... to the next question, having missed a line when he was reading the answer sheet. Sam is not impressed.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: CheatersNeverProsper:
** JP tries to get out of his geology exam in the first series, but decides to sit it after bribing Dan to reveal the questions to him. When he finally sits the exam, he finds that Dan had lied about what the questions were.
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At the pub quiz final, JP buzzes in with the correct answer... to the next question, having missed a line when he was reading the answer sheet. Sam is not impressed.



* DeathGlare: Oregon gives Vod one [[spoiler:after suggesting in the final episode they go for a masters. In fact it's because Oregon got a lower grade that Vod did. Oregon got a 2:2, while Vod got a 2:1.]]
* DefensiveWhat: Josie to Heather and Kingsley after they stare at her taking a bottle of vodka out of the freezer.



* DrowningMySorrows: After Josie is kicked off her dentistry course, she turns to the alcohol for comfort. [[spoiler:This was also after she had accidentally caused the burglary earlier in the same episode.]] She is seen getting a bottle of vodka out of the freezer and Heather remarks to Kingsley on how fragile Josie is.
** Vod's mother does this, being TheAlcoholic, and becomes "The Beast" when she drinks too much, which amounts to flying into a drunken rage and caused Vod to have to hide under her bed until her mother passed out. [[FridgeHorror This happened a lot]].



* FullNameUltimatum: Josie gets this in a text message when she's summoned to a disciplinary hearing after getting kicked off her dentistry course, as it refers to her as "Josephine Jones".



* GetOut: [[spoiler:Chris yells at everyone to fuck off when she flips out and starts tearing the place apart.]]
** In the final episode, [[spoiler:JP tells Tomothy to fuck off after having had enough of him.]]
** Also in the final episode, Vod orders everyone out of the house party when the house starts cracking up (no, really, cracks start appearing in the walls and plaster is shaken down from the ceiling!) due to the sheer amount of people inside.



* GratuitousSpanish: Vod had a summer fling with Javier while she and Oregon were travelling in South America, but since Vod can't speak Spanish, Oregon had to translate for her.



* HeroesGoneFishing: Obviously, every time the group is seen in the pub.
** At the start of the second series, JP is shopping with Giles and taking selfies of him.
** Kingsley is seen practising his guitar a few times.



* HypocriticalHumor: Soon after Sabine arrives, Josie remarks early on that they should probably talk to Sabine. No one can actually bring themselves to do so when Sabine enters the room.



* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Vod and JP do this after Josie reveals she opened Oregon's letter and just told Oregon she has been rejected from her Fulbright scholarship (Oregon said she wanted to wait until after her finals to open it). Knowing the situation has just gone ''very'' bad, Vod says she needs to open a window, while JP says he is going to hide behind the box he's sitting against. Neither actually do it, as Oregon starts sobbing and [[PetTheDog they all hug her]].



* JerkassHasAPoint: This happens a few times, especially with JP.
** During the burglary episode, Oregon firmly suspects that Al the handyman is responsible, after an observation from Howard. JP points out the outrageousness and unprecedented nature of her claims, especially as Oregon has no evidence, which he also later points out.
--> '''Oregon:''' [[BlatantLies I'm not being prejudiced,]] but how does a normal guy afford a place like this?
--> '''JP:''' Oh, I don't know. [[DeadpanSnarker Maybe he did some work, and got paid for it]].
** JP also called Tomothy out for [[YourCheatingHeart being unfaithful to his wife because he adulterated with Oregon]]. [[IgnoredEpiphany Tomothy ignores him and carries on regardless]]. JP later does the same thing when Tomothy gets drunk and makes unwelcome moves towards Josie.
** Tomothy has good reason for trying to set JP up in a job in London, in that JP is lazy, has bad habits and poor career choices. [[BaitTheDog However, he does go the wrong way about doing it]].



** Hasan blames Oregon for snapping the banjo string of his penis. Oregon points out that it's not the time to start pointing fingers.



** [[spoiler:Josie has one when she realises she left her keys in the door of the house, then she and Heather have one after they rush back and find the door open.]]
** Josie three times in quick succession when, in her dentistry practical, [[FromBadToWorse she accidentally drills through a patient's cheek, then the bit comes off the drill, and she finds the bit is stuck in the girl's cheek and she can't remove it]]. Uh-oh...
** Josie again after she receives a text message summoning her to a disciplinary hearing thanks to the above incident.
** Shales has one when Oregon tells him that Jean is going to tell Dylan about the affair they had.
** Oregon and Hasan when they realise Hasan is bleeding because Oregon snapped the banjo string of his penis by riding him too hard.
** [[spoiler:Everybody when Chris flips out at Vod after Vod gives her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Vod tries to get everyone out of the kitchen before they get injured. Howard gets another one after almost getting hit by a bottle thrown by Chris before he is able to get out.]]
** [[spoiler:In the DeletedScene of the Skype call after the final episode, Oregon has one when Vod tells her [[ItMakesSenseInContext she thinks she is in Vietnam and has Oregon's passport]].]]



* OminouslyOpenDoor: [[spoiler:This is what greets Josie and Heather after Josie leaves her keys in the door when they rush back to get them.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After walking in on [[ADateWithRosiePalms everyone masturbating when bringing them tea, Josie walks in on JP and she expresses surprise that he isn't masturbating too. He remarks that he's tired of it, and the tiredness in his voice implies he's serious.



* PetTheDog: When everyone is trapped in the cellar in season 4, JP jumps to Josie's defence when Kingsley starts laying into her. This causes him to realise the two were having sex, and he is quite hurt to discover he was the only one who didn't previously know.
** Everyone (bar Kingsley, who is suffering from an ocular migraine]] hugging Oregon who's crying over the rejection of her Fulbright scholarship.
** JP also gets very concerned when Kingsley's condition worsens later, and orders Vod to give up the money so not only can they make it to their finals in the morning, but also because it looks like Kingsley is about to suffer a stroke. He's genuinely concerned for his friend.
** Vod sticking up for Oregon in front of Oregon's overbearing mother.



* RealityEnsues:
** Josie accidentally drills through a patient's cheek in her dentistry practical, due to turning up hungover. She gets kicked off her course and summoned to a disciplinary hearing.
** [[spoiler:Vod gives her mother a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, knowing full well her mother could flip out and fly into a rage. Sure enough, that's exactly what happens.]]
** [[spoiler:JP's lazy habits and unrealistic career ambitions ensure what while he does graduate, he does so with a third instead of the 2:1 he wanted.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Vod gives one to her mother, with a voice full of tears, which basically amounts to CallingTheOldManOut. She calls Chris a shit mother who made Vod feel like she was nothing, and blaming her for the way Vod turned out.]]



* SarcasmFailure: After Oregon fails to come up with any other suspects other than Al, Kingsley sarcastically remarks that [[DeadpanSnarker it might be quicker to look him in a dark room and torture him until he confesses]]. Howard takes it seriously and writes it down.



** Vod gets dolled up when Howard takes her to a swanky party hosted by BP. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a set-up for a protest.]]

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** Vod gets dolled up in a pink dress and heels ([[StickyFingers belonging to Oregon]]) when Howard takes her to a swanky party hosted by BP. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a set-up for a protest.]]


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* StickyFingers: At the start of S2 E3, JP is seen pocketing free pens.
** Vod has a habit of borrowing Oregon's things without permission, including a dress, a skirt, [[spoiler: and even her ''passport''.]]


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* TeamMom: Josie takes on this role in S4 E5, so as to try and help the others prepare for their finals, considering herself this. It's also because she wants to try and get at least one of them to stay after they graduate, as she doesn't want to spend another year in the house on her own. Oregon points out that it was more like trying to poke her beak into everyone else's business rather than worrying about her own life.


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** [[spoiler:In the final episode, JP decides to become an estate agent. During the DeletedScene Skype call he ends a call that obviously went well for him.]]


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** Vod finds out that JP's father had a lover on the side and had written letters to her. Vod burns the letters so that JP won't find out.
** Tomothy, JP's older brother, connects with Oregon and goes on to have his way with her, despite having a wife and a young son. [[JerkassHasAPoint JP even calls him out on it]], but Tomothy ignores him. In the final episode, Tomothy also drunkenly tries to make unwelcome moves on Josie, causing JP to [[RageBreakingPoint finally snap at his brother]].
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* BaitTheDog: Tomothy set up a job for JP after he graduates. Sounds all well and good, right? Actually, no. In fact, Tomothy intends to give the job to his brother whether JP wants it or not ([[spoiler:he doesn't, but laments he may not have any other choice]]). [[spoiler:He even attempts to emotionally blackmail JP into taking the job by bringing up their dead father (JP is a WellDoneSonGuy, remember?). JP ultimately decides he doesn't want the job and that [[GetOut he also doesn't want his brother interfering with his life]].]]



* BigBrotherMentor: Tomothy takes on this role for JP in season 4, [[BaitTheDog though it eventually becomes clear that Tomothy is trying to force JP to take a job he himself doesn't want]].



* GenderEqualEnsemble: Played straight with the six leads, with three guys (JP, Kingsley and Howard) and three girls (Oregon, Vod and Josie).
** Subverted when you include the other housemates they've had: Paul Lamb, Sabine, Candace and Javier.



* RidiculouslyLongPhoneHold: In one episode, Howard is on hold for 48 hours. When they finally pick up, Howard is busy hooking up with Sabine.

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* RidiculouslyLongPhoneHold: In one episode, Howard is on hold for 48 hours.''48 hours'' while everyone else is at JP's BigFancyHouse. When they finally pick up, Howard is busy hooking up with Sabine.



* SexEqualsLove: Inverted. Vod falls in love with Al, goes out with him and they have sex. [[spoiler:When she wakes up the following morning, she's lost interest in him, claiming to Oregon, "Love is a poison. Sex is a cure.".]]



* ShowWithinAShow: Oregon's play with characters who are obviously based on her housemates

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* ShowWithinAShow: Oregon's play with characters who are obviously based on her housemateshousemates.



** J.P., after Sam has made it clear on several occasions she thinks he's a dick, seems to see himself as the DoggedNiceGuy in a rom-com who just has to win her over.

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** J.P., JP, after Sam has made it clear on several occasions she thinks he's a dick, seems to see himself as the DoggedNiceGuy in a rom-com who just has to win her over.


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* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:Chris flies into one after Vod gives her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. It even [[OhCrap freaks Vod out]] to such an extent that she orders the others to get out before anyone gets hurt.]]
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Dan is very angry about Kingsley issuing an official complaint about the quality of his teaching, so at the end of a field trip, [[MoralEventHorizon he forces Kingsley to chase after the van and then drives off without him, leaving him stranded in the Pennines]]. The kicker ([[Pun no pun intended]])? Kingsley had a broken leg (after JP fell on him when he escaped off a ledge he was previously trapped on).

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Dan is very angry about Kingsley issuing an official complaint about the quality of his teaching, so at the end of a field trip, [[MoralEventHorizon he forces Kingsley to chase after the van and then drives off without him, leaving him stranded in the Pennines]]. The kicker ([[Pun ([[{{Pun}} no pun intended]])? Kingsley had a broken leg (after JP fell on him when he escaped off a ledge he was previously trapped on).
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