History Series / LesRevenants

2nd Aug '17 2:36:35 AM DuPinz
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** The list of people who have been driven to suicide by [[spoiler: Victor's]] illusions grows exponentially during the series.



* HiddenInPlainSight: [[spoiler: Victor's]] father still lives in town after [[spoiler: his family's murder]].

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* HiddenInPlainSight: [[spoiler: Victor's]] father still lives in town after [[spoiler: his family's murder]]. [[spoiler: And up until the events of the series, Victor has been living with him.]]
* HistoryRepeats: Lucy arrives in the town, with only a suitcase and no money. She asks the owner of the local pub for a drink and a place to stay, and he provides them. [[spoiler: It happened both in 1976 with Milan, and in 2011 with Toni.]]



* OneSteveLimit: Partially subverted with the characters of Esteban and Étienne Berg, both exclusive to Season 2. Their names are, respectively, the Spanish and French versions of "Stephen".

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* OneSteveLimit: Partially subverted ZigZagged, with a dose of BilingualBonus, with the characters of Esteban and Étienne Berg, both exclusive to Season 2. Their names are, respectively, the Spanish and French versions of "Stephen".


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** The second season finale completes Victor's backstory. [[spoiler: He was already a Returned when he was taken in by the Lewanskis, and has been hiding with Mr. Lewanski for the past 35 years.]]
2nd Aug '17 2:27:55 AM DuPinz
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The meeting between Adèle and [[spoiler: the deformed creature]] in the second season finale, and her last scene in the cave with Simon.


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* GainaxEnding: Adèle's story in the second season has one of this. [[spoiler: She follows Simon down a cave, but she loses him in the dark and is spooked by the deformed creature the military saw on the camera beforehand. The creature takes Adèle's hand and becomes her guide. She then appears alone, dressed in white, joins Simon who is in his wedding dress, and they look up towards an opening, smiling.]]


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* SequelHook: [[spoiler: At the close of the second season, the Returned all leave, but Serge and Simon are not with them. Lucy leaves Nathan on a couple's doorstep, which Victor - who has apparently been adopted by Julie and Ophélie - is somehw able to sense.]]
1st Aug '17 3:18:18 AM DuPinz
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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Julie dreams of being dead on the morgue bed, then being brought back to life by [[spoiler: Ophélie]] with a kiss. She wakes up, hears commotion in the hospital corridor, and finds [[spoiler: Madame Costa]] having just returned to life from being shot.
31st Jul '17 8:33:42 AM DuPinz
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* AllLesbiansWantKids: A variant occurs when [[spoiler: Julie]] takes in Victor, which seems to perk her maternal instincts and awakens unreconciled feelings for her former partner, [[spoiler: Laurie]].
* AmericansAreCowboys: The waiters at the American Diner are dressed as cowboys ; but it's kind of [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as it's supposed to represent a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme-restaurant version]] of America.

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* AllLesbiansWantKids: A variant occurs when [[spoiler: Julie]] takes in Victor, which seems to perk her maternal instincts and awakens unreconciled feelings for her former partner, [[spoiler: Laurie]].
Laure]].
* AmericansAreCowboys: The waiters at the American Diner are dressed as cowboys ; cowboys; but it's kind of [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as it's supposed to represent a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme-restaurant version]] of America.



** The same passive angle is employed in the second season when portraying [[spoiler: Mme Costa's]] death. We just see her walking on the frozen lake from afar, then suddenly plunging under the ice.



* HatesBeingAlone: [[spoiler: Victor]] may have killed [[spoiler: Julie's gossipy neighbor who was asking questions about his relationship to her]] and he may have [[spoiler: deliberately caused the bus accident, maybe in the hopes that the kids]] would come back as Returned.
** This could mean that [[spoiler: Victor]] is a PatientZero, the first to have come back.

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* HatesBeingAlone: [[spoiler: Victor]] may have killed [[spoiler: Julie's gossipy neighbor who was asking questions about his relationship to her]] and he may have [[spoiler: deliberately caused the bus accident, maybe in the hopes that the kids]] would come back as Returned.
Returned. Though this may not be the case given that he also tried to [[spoiler: prevent Esther's murder at Serge's hands.]]
** This could mean that [[spoiler: Victor]] is a PatientZero, the first to have come back. [[spoiler: From his behaviour when he first arrived at the Lewanski's home, more than 35 years before, it is possible that he had already died and returned.]]
29th Jul '17 4:15:54 AM DuPinz
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* IronicEcho: When [[spoiler: Virgil]] is captured by [[spoiler: Milan]] and thrown in the cellar, he begs the young [[spoiler: Serge]] t let him out, which he does, leading to [[spoiler: the former's agonizing death and Milan forcing Serge to watch.]] 35 years later, [[spoiler: Milan]] is in the same situation and tells the same words to [[spoiler: Serge]], but he shuts the cellar door shut.

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* IronicEcho: When [[spoiler: Virgil]] is captured by [[spoiler: Milan]] and thrown in the cellar, he begs the young [[spoiler: Serge]] t to let him out, which he does, leading to [[spoiler: the former's agonizing death and Milan forcing Serge to watch.]] 35 years later, [[spoiler: Milan]] is in the same situation and tells the same words to [[spoiler: Serge]], but he shuts the cellar door shut.
29th Jul '17 4:14:40 AM DuPinz
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* IronicEcho: When [[spoiler: Virgil]] is captured by [[spoiler: Milan]] and thrown in the cellar, he begs the young [[spoiler: Serge]] t let him out, which he does, leading to [[spoiler: the former's agonizing death and Milan forcing Serge to watch.]] 35 years later, [[spoiler: Milan]] is in the same situation and tells the same words to [[spoiler: Serge]], but he shuts the cellar door shut.


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** Both Étienne Berg and his son are dam engineers; their surname means "mountain" in German.


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* OneSteveLimit: Partially subverted with the characters of Esteban and Étienne Berg, both exclusive to Season 2. Their names are, respectively, the Spanish and French versions of "Stephen".
27th Jul '17 8:35:27 AM DuPinz
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* TheReveal: When the water level of the nearby reservoir inexplicably lowers, it reveals an [[spoiler: old church]] that may have an connection to the Returned.
** And in the last scenes of the first season finale, [[spoiler: we find out where all the water has gone...]]



** At the beginning of the second series, [[spoiler: Fredric seems disinterested in either sister, and even left town for a time.]] However, [[spoiler: he has come back into town and is one of Pierre's cronies at The Helping Hand]].

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** At the beginning of the second series, [[spoiler: Fredric Frédéric seems disinterested in either sister, and even left town for a time.]] However, [[spoiler: he has come back into town and is one of Pierre's cronies at The Helping Hand]].



* TheReveal: When the water level of the nearby reservoir inexplicably lowers, it reveals an [[spoiler: old church]] that may have an connection to the Returned.
** And in the last scenes of the first season finale, [[spoiler: we find out where all the water has gone...]]

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* TheReveal: When the water level TimeSkip: One of the nearby reservoir inexplicably lowers, it reveals an [[spoiler: old church]] that may have an connection to the Returned.
** And in the last scenes of
six months between the first season finale, [[spoiler: we find out where all the water has gone...]] and second series.
16th May '17 4:34:51 PM nombretomado
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* GenreBusting: It's been described as the French {{Twin Peaks}}, but there's a lot of soap-opera and dramedy in it. The rhythm at which the weird supernatural mysteries are introduced is intentionally slow, in order for the show to focus on the immediate and practical problems a family would experience if one of their relatives came back from the dead. [[spoiler: Later on it verges on the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]] genre and a good deal of ApocalypseHow]]

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* GenreBusting: It's been described as the French {{Twin Series/{{Twin Peaks}}, but there's a lot of soap-opera and dramedy in it. The rhythm at which the weird supernatural mysteries are introduced is intentionally slow, in order for the show to focus on the immediate and practical problems a family would experience if one of their relatives came back from the dead. [[spoiler: Later on it verges on the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]] genre and a good deal of ApocalypseHow]]
12th Jul '16 11:46:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Camille and Léna. Lucy as well.
28th May '16 9:29:56 PM NOYB
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A TV series that debuted in March, 2014 on ABC, ''Resurrection'', which is based off a [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Returned-Jason-Mott/dp/0778315339 recent novel]] with a very similar premise, is being compared in the media almost universally with this series.

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A TV series that debuted in March, 2014 on ABC, ''Resurrection'', ''Series/{{Resurrection}}'', which is based off a [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Returned-Jason-Mott/dp/0778315339 recent novel]] with the same name and a very similar premise, is being compared in the media almost universally with this series.
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