History Series / InPlainSight

15th Jun '17 5:24:34 PM Anddrix
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** Played with hilariously in the pilot. When Stan starts to give her orders she doesn't like, GenreSavvy Mary invokes this by holding her phone out the window and yelling that she can't hear him. Equally GenreSavvy Stan knows what she's doing and just calls Marshall. Equally GenreSavvy Marshall pulls the same trick.

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** Played with hilariously in the pilot. When Stan starts to give her orders she doesn't like, GenreSavvy Mary invokes this by holding her phone out the window and yelling that she can't hear him. Equally GenreSavvy Stan knows what she's doing and just calls Marshall. Equally GenreSavvy Marshall pulls the same trick.
30th May '17 6:33:06 PM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: Possibly. Starting with "When Mary Met Marshall", Allison Janney plays a character with similarly lofty connections to her character on TheWestWing.

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* CastingGag: Possibly. Starting with "When Mary Met Marshall", Allison Janney plays a character with similarly lofty connections to her character on TheWestWing.''Series/TheWestWing''.
30th Jan '17 7:00:49 PM superkeijikun
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The commercial for the series finale had Marshall telling Mary "I love you", making it appear as though they finally become a couple. [[spoiler:They don't: while Marshall does tell Mary that he loves her, it's as a sibling or best friend.]]
7th Sep '16 1:06:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericanLawEnforcement
26th Jul '16 4:12:37 PM res20stupid
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* LawfulStupid: Played with - Marshal tells his superiors that informing a mob boss whose mistress who turned witness is now carrying his baby is a ''really'' bad idea since it could lead to the mobster going after his former lover to potentially kill her or the baby. Unfortunately, they cite a real-life case where the government did this before and got sued over it; the mobster won.

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* LawfulStupid: Played with - Marshal tells his superiors that informing a mob boss whose mistress who turned witness is now carrying his baby is a ''really'' bad idea since it could lead to the mobster going after his former lover to potentially kill her or the baby. Unfortunately, they cite a real-life case where the government did this before and got sued over it; the mobster won. They don't want to tell him but it could cause them a whole lot of trouble later down the line.
26th Jul '16 4:12:03 PM res20stupid
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* LawfulStupid: Played with - Marshal tells his superiors that informing a mob boss whose mistress who turned witness is now carrying his baby is a ''really'' bad idea since it could lead to the mobster going after his former lover to potentially kill her or the baby. Unfortunately, they cite a real-life case where the government did this before and got sued over it; the mobster won.
24th Nov '15 9:26:26 PM MikeW
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* DeceptiveLegacy: Stunningly subverted when Jinx tells Mary her father walked out on her years before and never came in contact. In response, Mary shows Jinx all the letters her father has sent her over the year and bitterly asks "How many did he send you?"

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* DeceptiveLegacy: Stunningly subverted when Jinx tells Mary her father walked out on her years before and never came in contact. contact and she made up the stories of the man loving Mary to make her feel better. In response, Mary shows Jinx all the letters her father has sent her over the year years and bitterly asks "How many did he send you?"
24th Nov '15 9:18:01 PM MikeW
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* DeceptiveLegacy: Stunningly subverted when Jinx tells Mary her father walked out on her years before and never came in contact. In response, Mary shows Jinx all the letters her father has sent her over the year and bitterly asks "How many did he send you?"
18th Feb '15 11:21:37 AM Antigone3
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* PregnancyScare: [[spoiler:Mary]] hopes that her pregnancy will turn out to be this, even after the positive test. The doctor then gently reminds her that she'd have to be seriously ill to get a false positive.
12th Jul '14 2:48:41 PM morenohijazo
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* ActorAllusion
** A retroactive example - when Bobby D is PutOnABus in season 3, it's explained that he's on a task force in Chicago. Todd Williams subsequently took a role on ''Series/TheChicagoCode''.
** Inverted: In 2x03, "A Stand-Up Triple," the very non-maternal Mary asks Stan and Marshall to shoot her in the head if she ever has three kids. Two years later, the actress was pregnant with her third child.



* TheAllegedBoss: Stan thinks he's in charge. He really does. He's slowly graduating from Type 3 and 4.



* TheDanza: Mary Shannon, played by Mary [=McCormack=]. Incidentally, the alias the character uses is "Mary Shepherd".
** And in season 3, Allison Janney plays new [=WitSec=] director Allison Pearson, and Raph's aunt Rita Molena is played by Rita Moreno.
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