History Series / Graceland

15th Sep '15 8:20:11 AM Cameron178
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* BrokenPedestal: Briggs's actions [[spoiler: involving faking the existence of sarin gas in order to take down Marcum Sarkissian has resulted in him becoming this for Mike and Johnny.]]


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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Briggs's time as TheChessmaster has really resulted in him alienated all of his friends in Graceland.


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** A similar moment happens in season three, when [[spoiler: Briggs's scheming resulted in Johnny being endangered one too many times. When Briggs wanted to leave in order to contact Gusti before the latter's meeting with Marcum, Johnny shot him in the leg to prevent him from leaving. Later, after Marcum was arrested, and Mike realized the extent of Briggs's plan, he punched him]].
10th Jun '15 10:38:21 PM creader
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** Any undercover operation can become this since after months of hard work, you still might not have enough evidence to arrest your targets. The big concern is that the operation does not become a ShootTheShaggyDogStory

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** Any undercover operation can become this since after months of hard work, you still might not have enough evidence to arrest your targets. The big concern is that the operation does not become a ShootTheShaggyDogStoryShootTheShaggyDogStory.


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* ShallowLoveInterest: Abby.
1st Jan '15 4:11:04 PM chocolatecheesecake
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* WaxOn,WaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.

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* WaxOn,WaxOff: WaxOnWaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.
1st Jan '15 4:07:22 PM chocolatecheesecake
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* WaxOn,WaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.



** Episode seven. Bello is given a packet of heroin as a gesture of good faith from the elusive Oden Rossi, and demands that Oden deliver it to him in person. [[spoiler: Briggs tells him, "He just did." Oden Rossi, the elusive druglord Charlie is chasing, is none other than Paul Briggs.]]

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** Episode seven. Bello is given a packet of heroin as a gesture of good faith from the elusive Oden Odin Rossi, and demands that Oden Odin deliver it to him in person. [[spoiler: Briggs tells him, "He just did." Oden Odin Rossi, the elusive druglord Charlie is chasing, is none other than Paul Briggs.]]
1st Jan '15 3:48:07 PM chocolatecheesecake
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** Briggs bets the success of an operation on the fact that a low level lackey is too stupid/lazy to change the route he always takes to his boss's warehouse.

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** Briggs bets the success of an operation on the fact that a low level lackey is too stupid/lazy to change the route he always takes to his boss's warehouse. warehouse.
* BearHug: Mike gives Johnny one, complete with lifting him off the ground and ManlyTears, when he sees he is alive after believing he had died in an explosion during a mission.
22nd Dec '14 11:57:34 AM PersonalPOV
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The show has been renewed for a second season.

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The show has been renewed for a second and a third season.
15th Dec '14 11:40:38 AM dkscribbler31
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* RunningGag: It's questionable whether Mike will ever have the chance to taste Charlie's special pasta sauce recipe at this point since something keeps interrupting him.
14th Sep '14 10:11:22 PM Smalltown
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** Paige's increasingly personal obsession with the human-trafficking operation of the Solano cartel (and Lena, one of the girls she meets in the investigation) in Season 2. [[spoiler: She focuses exclusively on this aspect of the investigation, despite being a DEA agent that should presumably be focused on the ''drug'' part of the cartel's activities. She goes behind Mike's back and uses Brigg's cover to push the dirty cops into massacring the sex-traffickers, nearly killing Mike in the process when he learns that Carlos Sr. actually disapproved of the operation, enough to beat up Carlito (the real brain of that operation) and would have presumably shut it down himself. Despite Mike easily forgiving her for nearly compromising the investigation and killing him, she refuses to let him of the hook for incinerating Lena's body (without even asking for his side of the story). Despite every Graceland member working on the case or on some potentially violent loose end (Charlie seeking out Amber), she continues looking into an irrelevant lead of the cartel case. When she finally hears Mike admit that Lena is dead, she does not even ask for details, and chooses to tell the corrupt cop, Markham, where Mike is hospitalized, giving him the opportunity to murder him. Perhaps the worst thing is that Paige's obsession was counterproductive, as the cartel is now led by a new violent and amoral leader, the cartel has a new method of moving drugs through plane drops, and Markham is not arrested and possibly murdered the lead investigator.]]

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** Paige's increasingly personal obsession with the human-trafficking operation of the Solano cartel (and Lena, one of the girls she meets in the investigation) in Season 2. [[spoiler: She focuses exclusively on this aspect of the investigation, despite being a DEA agent that should presumably be focused on the ''drug'' part of the cartel's activities. She goes behind Mike's back and uses Brigg's cover to push the dirty cops into massacring the sex-traffickers, nearly killing Mike in the process when he learns that Carlos Sr. actually disapproved of the operation, enough to beat up Carlito (the real brain of that operation) and would have presumably shut it down himself. Despite Mike easily forgiving her for nearly compromising the investigation and killing him, she refuses to let him of the hook for incinerating Lena's body (without even asking for his side of the story). Despite every Graceland member working on the case or on some potentially violent loose end (Charlie seeking out Amber), she continues looking into an irrelevant lead of the cartel case. When she finally hears Mike admit that Lena is dead, she does not even ask for details, and chooses to tell the corrupt cop, Markham, where Mike is hospitalized, giving him the opportunity to murder him. Perhaps the worst thing is that Paige's obsession was counterproductive, as the cartel is now led by a new violent and amoral leader, the cartel has a new method of moving drugs through plane drops, and Markham is not arrested and possibly murdered the lead investigator.]] Furthermore the very problem she attempted to stop will now continue freely and on a larger scale with Carlito in charge of the cartel]]
12th Sep '14 12:15:10 PM PolkDerth
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** Paige's increasingly personal obsession with the human-trafficking operation of the Solano cartel (and Lena, one of the girls she meets in the investigation) in Season 2. [[spoiler: She focuses exclusively on this aspect of the investigation, despite being a DEA agent that should presumably be focused on the ''drug'' part of the cartel's activities. She goes behind Mike's back and uses Brigg's cover to push the dirty cops into massacring the sex-traffickers, nearly killing Mike in the process when he learns that Carlos Sr. actually disapproved of the operation, enough to beat up Carlito (the real brain of that operation) and would have presumably shut it down himself. Despite Mike easily forgiving her for nearly compromising the investigation and killing him, she refuses to let him of the hook for incinerating Lena's body (without even asking for his side of the story). Despite every Graceland member working on the case or on some potentially violent loose end (Charlie seeking out Amber), she continues looking into an irrelevant lead of the cartel case. When she finally hears Mike admit that Lena is dead, she does even ask for details, and chooses to tell the corrupt cop, Markham, where Mike is hospitalized, giving him the opportunity to murder him. Perhaps the worst thing is that Paige's obsession was counterproductive, as the cartel is now led by a new violent and amoral leader, the cartel has a new method of moving drugs through plane drops, and Markham is not arrested and possibly murdered the lead investigator.]]

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** Paige's increasingly personal obsession with the human-trafficking operation of the Solano cartel (and Lena, one of the girls she meets in the investigation) in Season 2. [[spoiler: She focuses exclusively on this aspect of the investigation, despite being a DEA agent that should presumably be focused on the ''drug'' part of the cartel's activities. She goes behind Mike's back and uses Brigg's cover to push the dirty cops into massacring the sex-traffickers, nearly killing Mike in the process when he learns that Carlos Sr. actually disapproved of the operation, enough to beat up Carlito (the real brain of that operation) and would have presumably shut it down himself. Despite Mike easily forgiving her for nearly compromising the investigation and killing him, she refuses to let him of the hook for incinerating Lena's body (without even asking for his side of the story). Despite every Graceland member working on the case or on some potentially violent loose end (Charlie seeking out Amber), she continues looking into an irrelevant lead of the cartel case. When she finally hears Mike admit that Lena is dead, she does not even ask for details, and chooses to tell the corrupt cop, Markham, where Mike is hospitalized, giving him the opportunity to murder him. Perhaps the worst thing is that Paige's obsession was counterproductive, as the cartel is now led by a new violent and amoral leader, the cartel has a new method of moving drugs through plane drops, and Markham is not arrested and possibly murdered the lead investigator.]]
12th Sep '14 12:14:10 PM PolkDerth
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* SkewedPriorities: Every agent in Graceland seems to have this problem during Season 2's investigation and operations against the Solano Cartel and the dirty cops, at least in relation to an end goal of bringing them down. Unfortunately, the obsessions each agent has makes the drama feel more like an IdiotPlot due to how much they're compromising the investigation for their own needs. One notable example is that Paige the ''DEA agent'' cares less about dealing with the actual ''drug-running'' part of the cartel, and more about the human-trafficking/sex slavery operation that turns out was heavily disapproved by the cartel boss. It gets to a point where she seemingly holds Mike to the same contempt as a human-trafficker for lying about [[spoiler:Lena's death]], without sympathizing with his own time in the traffickers' den.


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**Paige's increasingly personal obsession with the human-trafficking operation of the Solano cartel (and Lena, one of the girls she meets in the investigation) in Season 2. [[spoiler: She focuses exclusively on this aspect of the investigation, despite being a DEA agent that should presumably be focused on the ''drug'' part of the cartel's activities. She goes behind Mike's back and uses Brigg's cover to push the dirty cops into massacring the sex-traffickers, nearly killing Mike in the process when he learns that Carlos Sr. actually disapproved of the operation, enough to beat up Carlito (the real brain of that operation) and would have presumably shut it down himself. Despite Mike easily forgiving her for nearly compromising the investigation and killing him, she refuses to let him of the hook for incinerating Lena's body (without even asking for his side of the story). Despite every Graceland member working on the case or on some potentially violent loose end (Charlie seeking out Amber), she continues looking into an irrelevant lead of the cartel case. When she finally hears Mike admit that Lena is dead, she does even ask for details, and chooses to tell the corrupt cop, Markham, where Mike is hospitalized, giving him the opportunity to murder him. Perhaps the worst thing is that Paige's obsession was counterproductive, as the cartel is now led by a new violent and amoral leader, the cartel has a new method of moving drugs through plane drops, and Markham is not arrested and possibly murdered the lead investigator.]]
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