History Series / MurderSheWrote

17th Jan '17 11:48:24 PM foxley
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* VoodooDoll: In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.
17th Jan '17 10:07:32 PM foxley
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* PursuedProtagonist: "Big Easy Murder" opens with the first VictimOfTheWeek being chased through the swamps outside New Orleans before being struck down with a machete.
15th Jan '17 10:36:30 PM foxley
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* PhoneyCall: In "A Quaking in Aspen", a woman who is having an affair pretends to be talking to her hairdresser when she is actually talking to her lover because her husband is in the room.
10th Jan '17 8:41:58 PM foxley
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* SteamNeverDies: In "Another Killing in Cork", Jessica is shown travelling through modern-day Ireland on a steam train.
2nd Jan '17 12:15:36 AM remtar85
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* PoliceAreUseless: Often, but not always. Generally, if a police officer/federal agent/other law official is willing to listen to Jessica, they're portrayed as sensible and helpful. The useless ones are those who tell her to stay out of their way.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Often, but not always. Generally, if a police officer/federal agent/other law official is willing to listen to Jessica, they're portrayed as sensible and helpful.helpful, and on occasion they readily welcome her help in the case, such as an inspector in a season 4 episode who was a big fan of Jessica and had read most of her books. The useless ones are those who tell her to stay out of their way.
15th Dec '16 10:13:08 PM foxley
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* StabTheScorpion: In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to the victim's bods and release her.
15th Dec '16 10:04:13 PM foxley
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* BoundAndGagged: In "The Murder Channel", a friend of Jessica's accidentally stumbles on a plot of some thieves. The thieves kidnap and keep her bound and gagged in the back of their van as they commit the robbery.
12th Dec '16 8:05:25 AM kataangluvr
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:David Tolliver from "Lovers and Other Killers" is really Allison Brevard's murderer. Jessica initially dismisses InspectorJavert Lt. Andrews's pursuit of David, but she comes to accept that he was right all along.]]
11th Dec '16 9:36:34 PM foxley
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* DisconnectedByDeath: In "Amsterdam Kill", the VictimOfTheWeek is in a phone booth talking to their police contact when the killer rams a car through the booth.
11th Dec '16 3:17:19 PM Mimic1990
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* {{Gaslighting}}: In "Angel of Death", a playwright friend of Jessica's is being gaslighted to convince him that he is being haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.

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* {{Gaslighting}}: {{Gaslighting}}:
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In the season 8 episode "Angel of Death", a playwright friend of Jessica's is being gaslighted to convince him that he is being haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.wife.
** A similar plot happened in season 2's "Reflections of the Mind." A friend of Jessica's is being gaslighted to convince her that her first husband came back from the grave and killed her second husband. [[spoiler: It turns out the culprit is her daughter, who also killed the second husband and who is convinced that if she can get her mother institutionalized she can receive her inheritance early and live it up with her failed musician boyfriend.]]
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