History Series / Poirot

19th Aug '16 8:48:32 PM Angeldeb82
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* TheLivingDead: In ''Taken at the Flood'', during the questioning about Enoch Arden's/Charles Trenton's corpse, we notice that the corpse appears to be breathing.
27th Jul '16 5:27:19 AM Adept
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88 In ''The Mystery of the Spanish Chest'', [[spoiler:after Poirot exposes Colonel Curtiss as the one who murdered Edward Clayton, Curtiss takes out the rapier and corners Poirot, removing his hat and attempting an ImpromptuTracheotomy on him in order to silence him forever. Leave it to {{Big Damn Hero|es}} Major John Rich to save the day.]]

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88 ** In ''The Mystery of the Spanish Chest'', [[spoiler:after Poirot exposes Colonel Curtiss as the one who murdered Edward Clayton, Curtiss takes out the rapier and corners Poirot, removing his hat and attempting an ImpromptuTracheotomy on him in order to silence him forever. Leave it to {{Big Damn Hero|es}} Major John Rich to save the day.]]
27th Jul '16 4:06:28 AM Adept
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** ''The Clocks'' gives Colin a tragic backstory, where his lover (not present in the books) was killed during a struggle with a mole. She had asked him for help before she dies, but he was too busy playing cards, and refused her pleas. By the time he comes to Poirot for help, he's wrecked with grief and guilt.
23rd Jul '16 4:01:54 AM Adept
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** [[spoiler:Implied lesbian Rhoda Dawes tries to kill Anne Meredith and ends up getting drowned in ''Cards on the Table''.]]
** And in ''Hallowe'en Party'', [[spoiler:we learn that Beatrice White and Elizabeth Whittaker were lesbian lovers, but once their relationship was found out, Beatrice drowned herself, leaving Mrs. Whittaker heartbroken and alone.]]

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** [[spoiler:Implied lesbian Rhoda Dawes tries to kill Anne Meredith and ends up getting drowned in In ''Cards on On The Table'' [[spoiler:Rhoda Dawes]] is implied to be a lesbian who possessively loves [[spoiler:her housemate, Anne Meredith.]] When the Table''.]]
latter tries to leave to marry someone else, [[spoiler:Rhoda]] attempts to kill [[spoiler:Anne]] in a fit of jealous rage, but it backfires, and she dies instead.
** And in ''Hallowe'en Party'', [[spoiler:we we learn that Beatrice [[spoiler:Beatrice White and Elizabeth Whittaker Whittaker]] were lesbian lovers, but once their relationship was found out, Beatrice [[spoiler:Beatrice]] drowned herself, leaving Mrs. Whittaker [[spoiler:Mrs. Whittaker]] heartbroken and alone.]]



* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Happens to some of the main cast in ''Curtain'', most notably Captain Hastings and Poirot.
* ChaseScene: Not a rare occurrence in pre-2003 scripts.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Happens quite a lot in ''Three Act Tragedy''. For example, in scenes when a victim dies or when one plots a murder, the iris will close in on a person's head, or sometimes the heads of two people as well.

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* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Happens to some of the main cast in ''Curtain'', most notably Captain Hastings and Poirot.
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Poirot visibly ages over the almost 20 years of filming. Although to be fair, the books' timeline also spans over several decades, and the characters are much older in ''Curtain'' than they were in ''The Mysterious Affair At Styles''.
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ChaseScene: Not a rare occurrence in pre-2003 scripts.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Happens quite a lot in ''Three Act Tragedy''.''Literature/ThreeActTragedy''. For example, in scenes when a victim dies or when one plots a murder, the iris will close in on a person's head, or sometimes the heads of two people as well.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Simeon Lee in ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas.'' Almost literally, since his younger self attempted to stab his mining partner in the back.
* ClearTheirName: A task which Poirot often has to do, notably ''Sad Cypress'' and ''Mrs MсGintу's Dead''.

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* %%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Simeon Lee in ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas.'' Almost literally, since his younger self attempted to stab his mining partner in the back.
* %%* ClearTheirName: A task which Poirot often has to do, notably ''Sad Cypress'' and ''Mrs MсGintу's Dead''.



* DistantFinale: The final episode, "Curtain", takes place in October 1949-February 1950, over a decade after the penultimate episode "The Labours of Hercules", set at the start of World War II.



* KarmicDeath: The fate of [[spoiler:Sister Agnieszka]] in the desert in ''Appointment with Death''.

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* %%* KarmicDeath: The fate of [[spoiler:Sister Agnieszka]] in the desert in ''Appointment with Death''.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Happens near the end of ''The King of Clubs'', ''Dead Man's Mirror'', ''Third Girl'', ''Appointment with Death'', ''Hallowe'en Party'' and ''Elephants Can Remember''.

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* %%* LukeIAmYourFather: Happens near the end of ''The King of Clubs'', ''Dead Man's Mirror'', ''Third Girl'', ''Appointment with Death'', ''Hallowe'en Party'' and ''Elephants Can Remember''.
19th Jul '16 3:23:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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[The suspect looks pissed off and cornered.]
19th Jul '16 3:21:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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* YouJustToldMe: Played with in ''The Labours of Hercules,'' where it's ''Poirot'' who mistakenly reveals an important piece of information to someone he thinks is the right person, but most certainly is not.

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* YouJustToldMe: YouJustToldMe:
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Played with in ''The Labours of Hercules,'' where it's ''Poirot'' who mistakenly reveals an important piece of information to someone he thinks is the right person, but most certainly is not.not.
** A straighter example occurs in ''Sad Cypress'':
-->'''Poirot:''' Tell me, you have lived in New Zealand?\\
'''Suspect:''' ''[Astonished]'' However did you discover that? Mind you, it is known.\\
'''Poirot:''' Is it? I have tried numerous ways to discover it without success.\\
''[The suspect looks [[DeathGlare pissed off]] and [[OhCrap cornered]].]''
[The suspect looks pissed off and cornered.]
17th Jul '16 3:26:37 AM davah301
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** Henry Delafontaine in ''How Does Your Garden Grow?''.


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** [[spoiler: Mary Delafontaine]] in ''How Does Your Garden Grow?'' tries to kill herself by drinking weed killer after being revealed as the murderer. [[spoiler: She fails as her husband had hidden whiskey in the weed killer bottle.]]
14th Jul '16 7:53:42 PM Adept
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** ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'' suggests that Hastings is suffering from shellshock.

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** ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'' suggests that Hastings is suffering from shellshock.shell-shock.
** ''The Murder On The Links'' inverts this with Jack Renaud's character. In the books, the boy goes through a lot of emotional stress in dealing with his father's death, which he partially felt responsible for, going through arrest and trial, then being disowned by his mother. The final blow sent him to a nervous breakdown, causing him to fall ill for several days. The TV version is not as affected by the ordeal, and was, in fact, enjoying a celebration when his mother delivered the ultimatum.



* AltumVidetur: In ''The Big Four'', [[spoiler:we see what appears to be Poirot's coffin being carried though to the cemetery both at the beginning of the episode and halfway through the end. Unlike most coffins, which only carry names and years of birth and death, this one bears an inscription that reads, "Hercule Poirot. Requiescat in pace."]][[note]][[spoiler:Meaning, "May he rest in peace."]][[/note]]

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* AltumVidetur: In ''The Big Four'', [[spoiler:we we see what appears to be Poirot's a coffin being carried though to the cemetery both at the beginning of the episode and halfway through the end. Unlike most coffins, which only carry names and years of birth and death, this one bears an inscription that reads, "Hercule Poirot. Requiescat in pace."]][[note]][[spoiler:Meaning, "[[note]][[spoiler:Meaning, "May he rest in peace."]][[/note]]


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** In ''The Big Four'', Mr Paynter was killed by having his head burned in the furnace. The murderer drugged him into paralysis to prevent him from screaming, but he was apparently conscious during the whole affair.
13th Jul '16 6:12:20 PM Adept
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* RunningGag: Captain Hastings's tendency towards making ill-advised investments tended to pop up quite a bit, as did his lack of any kind of understanding of or ability with women (and his equal lack of self-awareness about it).

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Captain Hastings's tendency towards making ill-advised investments tended to pop up quite a bit, as did his lack of any kind of understanding of or ability with women (and his equal lack of self-awareness about it).it).
** Poirot typically greets his friends with a hug and a kiss. Japp is not keen on such intimacy, and would awkwardly draw back from Poirot when he attempts to do so, until the latter settles for a handshake.
11th Jul '16 10:14:06 PM Adept
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* HenpeckedHusband: Luttrell and Franklin in ''Curtain.''

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* %%* HenpeckedHusband: Luttrell and Franklin in ''Curtain.''



88 In ''The King of Clubs'', Inspector Japp gets that reaction when he sees Poirot and Hastings on the case.

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88 ** In ''The King of Clubs'', Inspector Japp gets that reaction when he sees Poirot and Hastings on the case.
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