History Series / LawAndOrderUK

24th Apr '17 7:22:34 AM DrOO7
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** Alesha gets leery of a defendant's claim that she acted in self-defense-—killing the victim after he raped her—-when the girl is completely blase about having to testify, citing that most rape victims are usually terrified at the prospect, as she was.

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** In "Masquerade", Alesha gets leery of a defendant's claim that she acted in self-defense-—killing the victim after he raped her—-when the girl is completely blase about having to testify, citing that most rape victims are usually terrified at the prospect, as she was.
23rd Apr '17 7:55:10 PM DrOO7
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* ConvictionByCounterfactualClue:
** In "Vice", a murder suspect's alibi is that she and her girlfriend spent the day shopping and having lunch. They claim to have paid for everything with cash (to explain the lack of credit card records) and to have thrown out the receipts for their purchases. Ronnie scoffs at this:
--> "I've been married twice. NO woman throws out the receipts for clothes she just bought!"
** Alesha gets leery of a defendant's claim that she acted in self-defense-—killing the victim after he raped her—-when the girl is completely blase about having to testify, citing that most rape victims are usually terrified at the prospect, as she was.
** In "Help", a murder suspect claims to have left his job at "5 o'clock. On the button." When the detectives question his boss, Matt gets suspicious when the man uses the exact same phrase. While he's correct in suspecting that the two are lying and rehearsed their stories, the thought that either man could have simply picked up the phrase from the other after years of working together never occurs to him.
20th Apr '17 8:07:29 AM CosmicFerret
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* CrossOver: Averted. Despite starring or guest appearances on nearly every other LawAndOrder series--one of the creators joked that it's a contractual obligation for Richard Belzer to appear in all of them--JustForFun/JohnMunch never turned up. It's hard to believe that the London setting was too out of the way for the New York based [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Special Victims Unit]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Major Case Squad]], seeing as how he was able to appear in the French spinoff.

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* CrossOver: Averted. Despite starring or guest appearances on nearly every other LawAndOrder ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series--one of the creators joked that it's a contractual obligation for Richard Belzer to appear in all of them--JustForFun/JohnMunch never turned up. It's hard to believe that the London setting was too out of the way for the New York based [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Special Victims Unit]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Major Case Squad]], seeing as how he was able to appear in the French spinoff.
30th Mar '17 5:45:32 PM DrOO7
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* RedHerring: The team spends most of the episode "Deal" grappling with a sleazy drug dealer, finally getting him convicted thanks to the testimony of a courageous witness. When Matt is shot at the episode's conclusion, it's naturally assumed that this is in retaliation. Only for it to turn out that as monstrous as this particular criminal was, he had nothing to do with this.



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: The uber-grim episode "Deal" appears to be ending on a high note--Ronnie's daughter just had a baby boy, the murderous drug dealer has been convicted and Matt and Alesha are escorting the chief witness to juvenile detention, praising him for his courageous testimony. But out of nowhere, shots ring out, [[spoiler: and Matt is fatally injured protecting Alesha and the kid. Even knowing that this would be JamieBamber 's last episode doesn't make those final minutes any less shocking]].

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: The uber-grim episode "Deal" appears to be ending on a high note--Ronnie's daughter just had a baby boy, the murderous drug dealer has been convicted and Matt and Alesha are escorting the chief witness to juvenile detention, praising him for his courageous testimony. But out of nowhere, shots ring out, [[spoiler: and Matt is fatally injured protecting Alesha and the kid. Even knowing that this would be JamieBamber Creator/JamieBamber 's last episode doesn't make those final minutes any less shocking]].
27th Mar '17 6:12:55 AM DrOO7
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* AlternateUniverseFic: As cited on the "Fanfic" page. The vast majority of fanfics, typically picking up after Series 1, cash in on the sexual tension between Matt and Alesha and pair them--they begin dating at the beginning of one long-running collection of stories and are HappilyMarried and expecting their second child as of the most recent one.
** Additionally, most of those that focus on his shooting have him recovering from his injuries.
17th Mar '17 7:19:04 AM DrOO7
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* FinallyFoundTheBody: In "Unsafe" and "Buried". In the latter episode, it revived a cold case. In the former, the convicted murderer uses it to finagle his release-- he was sent to prison due to the testimony of an accomplice, testimony that is now suspect because the body wasn't found where he claimed it was buried.


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* IncriminatingIndifference: Alesha gets leery of a defendant's claim that she acted in self-defense--killing the victim after he raped her--when the girl is completely blase about having to testify, citing that most rape victims are usually terrified at the prospect, as she was.
28th Oct '16 10:40:13 PM DrOO7
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* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Lampshaded, and carried out, in Season 2. Subverted in Season 1, when Alesha's rapist is accquited of the charges regarding ''her'', but they are able to nail him for assaulting other women.

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* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Lampshaded, and carried out, in Season 2. Subverted in Season 1, when Alesha's rapist is accquited acquitted of the charges regarding ''her'', but they are able to nail him for assaulting other women.


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** In "Bad Faith", it's established that Mike Logan was molested at least once by his local priest. In "Confession", it is left ambiguous as to whether Matt suffered the same fate--he spends the entire episode denying it outright, before finally admitting to Ronnie that his memories are unclear and that in truth, he genuinely doesn't know if anything happened.
*** For some, that might make it an example of the [[DarkerAndEdgier other]] trope--is the mostly happy-go-lucky Matt actually a StepfordSmiler in complete denial of the horrible things that happened to him?
22nd Oct '16 6:24:13 PM DrOO7
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*** The victim in "Humiliation" was a drug-addicted streetwalker who was blackmailing a customer eventually arrested for her murder. In "Crush", she's an immigrant who resorted to working for [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold an escort service in order to make ends meet ]] and was hoping that her life would turn out like the plot of PrettyWoman.

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*** The victim in "Humiliation" was a drug-addicted streetwalker who was blackmailing a customer eventually arrested for her murder. In "Crush", she's an immigrant who resorted to working for [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold [[HighClassCallGirl an escort service in order to make ends meet ]] and was hoping that her life would turn out like the plot of PrettyWoman.Film/PrettyWoman.
20th Aug '16 7:32:23 PM DrOO7
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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Ronnie gushes to Matt about the birth of his grandson and the possibility of reconciling with his estranged daughter. Minutes later. . .''Matt'' is shot.


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* TooHappyToLive: Subverted. Ronnie gushes to Matt about the birth of his grandson and the possibility of reconciling with his estranged daughter. Minutes later. . .''Matt'' is shot.
7th Aug '16 10:33:04 PM DrOO7
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** The bored housewife prostitute from "Working Mom" became a housewife who turned to prostitution to save her business and marriage in "Vice". ** The gang of cops who set up a gay officer in "Manhood" became a single homophobic cop who was intentionally slow to help in "Samaritan".

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** The bored housewife prostitute from "Working Mom" became a housewife who turned to prostitution to save her business and marriage in "Vice". "Vice".
** The gang of cops who set up a gay officer in "Manhood" became a single homophobic cop who was intentionally slow to help in "Samaritan".
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