History Series / HarpersIsland

21st Jul '17 5:18:23 PM crazysamaritan
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** [[spoiler: And then Henry kills his father, making Henry The BigBad.]]



* [[spoiler:ChildhoodMarriagePromise]]: [[spoiler:Abby effectively makes one of these to Henry when she is nine and he is eleven. Sixteen years later he tries to hold her to this... by luring her to the island and murdering all third parties. Very romantic.]]

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* [[spoiler:ChildhoodMarriagePromise]]: ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Abby effectively makes one of these to Henry when she is nine and he is eleven. Sixteen years later he tries to hold her to this... by luring her to the island and murdering all third parties. Very romantic.]]



* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Chloe and Cal die fairly shortly after their last make-out session.]]

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* DeathBySex: DeathBySex:
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[[spoiler: Chloe and Cal die fairly shortly after their last make-out session.]]



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Henry's whole reason for going psycho is that he was given up for adoption by his mother... a.k.a. Abby's mother.]]
** [[spoiler:While this is what sends him completely over the edge, Henry mentions that he had homicidal urges (and that he admired Wakefield) before he discovered Wakefield was his father and Abby's mother his mother.]]
* GenreBlind: Shane; doesn't he know how the {{Jerkass}} in a slasher movie always ends up?
** [[spoiler:He does now.]]
* GenreSavvy: Danny.
-->'''Abby:''' [[LetsSplitUpGang We should split up]].\\
'''Danny:''' Ain't no version of this that ends good.
** ...and then they do it anyway. D'oh!

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Henry's whole reason for going psycho is that he was given up for adoption by his mother... a.k.a. Abby's mother.]]
** [[spoiler:While
While this is what sends him completely over the edge, Henry mentions that he had homicidal urges (and that he admired Wakefield) before he discovered Wakefield was his father and Abby's mother his mother.]]
* GenreBlind: Shane; doesn't he know how the {{Jerkass}} in a slasher movie always ends up?
** [[spoiler:He does now.]]
* GenreSavvy: Danny.
-->'''Abby:''' [[LetsSplitUpGang We should split up]].\\
'''Danny:''' Ain't no version of this that ends good.
** ...and then they do it anyway. D'oh!
]]



* [[spoiler: InfantImmortality]]: [[spoiler: The writers felt they could not call off Madison on a network show- or everyone she knew, so saved her mother too.]]

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* [[spoiler: InfantImmortality]]: InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: The writers felt they could not call off Madison on a network show- or everyone she knew, so saved her mother too.]]



* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove]]: [[spoiler:Wakefield's philosophy regarding Sarah Mills and his instructions to Henry regarding Abby.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove]]: KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:Wakefield's philosophy regarding Sarah Mills and his instructions to Henry regarding Abby.]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Wakefield]]

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* NotQuiteDead: NotQuiteDead:
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[[spoiler:Wakefield]]



* ObnoxiousInLaws: Thomas Wellington is quite your typical wealthy man who disapproves of his future son-in-law. [[spoiler: Going so far as to hire Trish's old flame to try and break up the wedding.]] But in the episode Thwack, he shows to give in and be happy for his daughter.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: ObnoxiousInLaws:
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Thomas Wellington is quite your typical wealthy man who disapproves of his future son-in-law. [[spoiler: Going so far as to hire Trish's old flame to try and break up the wedding.]] But in the episode Thwack, he shows to give in and be happy for his daughter.



* OddFriendship: Madison and JD share a penchant for nasty pranks, but they do seem to genuinely care about one another as well.

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* OddFriendship: OddFriendship:
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Madison and JD share a penchant for nasty pranks, but they do seem to genuinely care about one another as well.



* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Wellington.
** [[spoiler:Subverted when Mr. Wellington's gut feelings about something being wrong with Henry turn out to be true.]]

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* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Wellington.
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Wellington. [[spoiler:Subverted when Mr. Wellington's gut feelings about something being wrong with Henry turn out to be true.]]



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Jimmy]]'s uncanny knack of surviving NoOneCouldSurviveThat situations.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: SpannerInTheWorks:
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[[spoiler:Jimmy]]'s uncanny knack of surviving NoOneCouldSurviveThat situations.



* StalkerWithACrush: Hunter Jennings appears to be one, but he's really just a jerk out for money.
** [[spoiler: Uh, Henry anyone?]]

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* StalkerWithACrush: StalkerWithACrush:
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Hunter Jennings appears to be one, but he's really just a jerk out for money.
** [[spoiler: Uh, Henry anyone?]]Henry.]]



* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Maggie the wedding planner]]: "He's after ''you'', it has nothing to do with me!" [=*urk*=]

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
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[[spoiler:Maggie the wedding planner]]: "He's after ''you'', it has nothing to do with me!" [=*urk*=]



*** [[spoiler: It has now.]]



* WeHardlyKnewYe: Cousin Ben will not be forgotten for all he supplied to the show... when we can think of what exactly that was, we'll stop forgetting him.

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: WeHardlyKnewYe:
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Cousin Ben will not be forgotten for all he supplied to the show... when we can think of what exactly that was, we'll stop forgetting him.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A lot of weird stuff that happened in the beginning wasn't ever clearly explained. Like, who broke all the fine china? Who left the various animal carcasses lying around? Why was Madison so creepy and prophetic in the first two episodes and then suddenly an innocent normal kid again?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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A lot of weird stuff that happened in the beginning wasn't ever clearly explained. Like, who broke all the fine china? Who left the various animal carcasses lying around? Why was Madison so creepy and prophetic in the first two episodes and then suddenly an innocent normal kid again?



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The director, when asked how Cousin Ben could have been harnessed to a boat propeller with no one noticing, he admitted it's just easier to accept it than try to explain it.

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief:
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The director, when asked how Cousin Ben could have been harnessed to a boat propeller with no one noticing, he admitted it's just easier to accept it than try to explain it.
1st Jul '17 3:41:13 PM nombretomado
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** The sounds made in deaths in the episodes, according to TheOtherWiki.

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** The sounds made in deaths in the episodes, according to TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
8th Apr '17 10:37:53 AM nombretomado
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* TenLittleMurderVictims: ''In bikinis'', to correct ''RadioTimes'' reviewer Alison Graham's description of the show as "Poirot in bikinis" (Poirot's not in that novel)

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* TenLittleMurderVictims: ''In bikinis'', to correct ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' reviewer Alison Graham's description of the show as "Poirot in bikinis" (Poirot's not in that novel)
4th Apr '17 10:04:13 PM pimpdaddy
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** To be fair, their investigation of the tunnels was an attempt to save a friend, not the impulse of curiosity. In addition, nobody was killed while in the tunnels. Their friend's corpse was there though.

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** To be fair, their investigation Chloe had a bad habit of wandering juuust out of sight of the tunnels was an attempt to save others, and had a friend, not the impulse of curiosity. In addition, nobody was killed while low-key morbid interest in the tunnels. Their friend's corpse was there though.Wakefield murders.
18th Mar '17 7:22:04 AM generalzod39
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Added DiffLines:

* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I shot John Wakefield but I never found his body; I buried someone else."]]
17th Mar '17 7:26:17 PM generalzod39
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** [[spoiler: And then Henry kills his fatherm making Henry The BigBad.]]

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** [[spoiler: And then Henry kills his fatherm father, making Henry The BigBad.]]
15th Mar '17 6:09:50 AM generalzod39
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* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Shane, of all people, faces off against Wakefield to give the others time to escape. Also Sully, a former DirtyCoward who refuses a chance to escape the island and stays in order to defend his remaining friends.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Shane, of all people, faces off against Wakefield to give the others time to escape. Also Sully, a former DirtyCoward who refuses a chance to escape the island and stays behind in order to defend his remaining friends.friends, but sadly it's his best friend Henry who end up doing him in.]]
15th Mar '17 6:07:37 AM generalzod39
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* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler: Henry planted the money on the boat for the Malcolm to find. Just to see what they would do before he would eventually kill them anyways. To top it all off, the money was going to be for Malcolm anyways.]]

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* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler: Henry planted the money on the boat for the Malcolm to find. Just find just to see what they would do before he would eventually kill them anyways. To top it all off, the money was originally going to be for given to Malcolm anyways.in the first place.]]
15th Mar '17 5:59:01 AM generalzod39
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** [[spoiler: And then Henry kills his father making Henry The BigBad.]]

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** [[spoiler: And then Henry kills his father fatherm making Henry The BigBad.]]
14th Dec '15 8:50:25 AM ThePlotMurderers
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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having a rape fantasy role playing session.

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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], Katherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having a rape fantasy role playing session.
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