History Series / SeventeenMomentsOfSpring

1st Oct '16 11:49:00 AM jamespolk
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* BittersweetEnding: The Russsians will destroy Nazi Germany, but at a terrible cost. Kat is a widow, but she escapes with not one but two babies in tow. Pastor Schlagg is told by Stirlitz that his family is safe and he can find them after it's all over and he leaves Switzerland. The fate of Stirlitz himself is not resolved (see AndTheAdventureContinues above).

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* BittersweetEnding: Stirlitz's work has exposed and short-circuited Himmler's plot to make a separate peace with the West. The Russsians will destroy Nazi Germany, but at a terrible cost. Kat is a widow, but she escapes with not one but two babies in tow. Pastor Schlagg is told by Stirlitz that his family is safe and he can find them after it's all over and he leaves Switzerland. The fate of Stirlitz himself is not resolved (see AndTheAdventureContinues above).
1st Oct '16 11:32:43 AM jamespolk
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* TheRemnant: DiscussedTrope. Mueller is perfectly aware that the end is coming soon, but he has a fanciful idea that hidden Nazi gold will finance the revival of National Socialism within two decades.
1st Oct '16 11:30:16 AM jamespolk
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The series, while showing film clips of the Russian victory in Berlin, the Red Square victory parade, and the Nuremberg trials, makes a point of not revealing what happens to Stirlitz. The last scene has Stirlitz stopping his car on the way back to Berlin, stepping outside, and taking a moment to contemplate. The narration informs the viewer that with six weeks left in the war, Stirlitz is going back to Berlin, and back to work. [[TheEnd Конец]].



* BittersweetEnding: The Russsians will destroy Nazi Germany, but at a terrible cost. Kat is a widow, but she escapes with not one but two babies in tow. Pastor Schlagg is told by Stirlitz that his family is safe and he can find them after it's all over and he leaves Switzerland. The fate of Stirlitz himself is not resolved (see AndTheAdventureContinues above).



* HeyWait: Kat, who escaped with Helmut's help but is left alone after he's shot by the Gestapo, finds a phone booth. She is trying to place a call to Stirlitz when a policeman knocks on the window. She exits the phone booth, a look of mortal terror on her face, only for the policeman to tell her that the phone booth is out of order.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: All the Nazi high leadership, as well as Stalin and Allen Dulles.

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* HeyWait: HeyWait:
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Kat, who escaped with Helmut's help but is left alone after he's shot by the Gestapo, finds a phone booth. She is trying to place a call to Stirlitz when a policeman knocks on the window. She exits the phone booth, a look of mortal terror on her face, only for the policeman to tell her that the phone booth is out of order.
** And in the last episode she is once again terrified, when the border checkpoint receives a phone call while the border guard is checking her fake papers. It's the border guard's wife wanting to know when he will come home.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: All the Nazi high leadership, as well as Stalin Stalin, Molotov, British ambassador Archibald Kerr, and Allen Dulles.
30th Sep '16 1:26:41 PM jamespolk
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* HeyWait: Kat, who escaped with Helmut's help but is left alone after he's shot by the Gestapo, finds a phone booth. She is trying to place a call to Stirlitz when a policeman knocks on the window. She exits the phone booth, a look of mortal terror on her face, only for the policeman to tell her that the phone booth is out of order.


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* PreviouslyOn: Episodes after the first one begin with highlights from the previous episode as the opening credits roll.


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* WantedPoster: Kat, who is a wanted criminal at large in Berlin, finds herself in a police station in episode 11 trying to get a call to Stirlitz. She is horrified to see a wanted poster of her on a desk at the station half-buried under desk litter.
27th Sep '16 2:30:03 PM jamespolk
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* AffablyEvil: Walter Schellenberg, Himmler's right-hand man, and the most affable, friendly high-ranking SS official you'll ever meet.

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* AffablyEvil: Walter Schellenberg, Himmler's right-hand man, and the most affable, friendly high-ranking SS official you'll ever meet. He doesn't even wear a uniform.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rolfe, with Barbara's help, opens the window and tells Kat that if she doesn't give the name of the rezident, he'll put the baby outside in the cold to die. Barbara's gentle, kind husband Helmut then whips out a gun and kills both Barbara and Rolfe.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Blonde Nazi Sex Kitten, in the person of Barbara. Barbara is blonde-haired and very attractive and a hard-core true believer Nazi. She is not at all thrilled to have Kat the Soviet agent stashed in her home, even if Kat has (supposedly) agreed to turn her coat and work for the Germans. She also casts bedroom eyes at Stirlitz while holding her mild-mannered husband Helmut in contempt.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rolfe, with Barbara's help, opens the window and tells Kat that if she doesn't give the name of the rezident, he'll put the baby outside in the cold to die. Barbara's gentle, kind husband Helmut then whips out a gun and kills both Barbara and Rolfe.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Blonde Nazi Sex Kitten, in the person of Barbara. Barbara is blonde-haired and very attractive and a hard-core true believer Nazi. She is not at all thrilled to have Kat the Soviet agent stashed in her home, even if Kat has (supposedly) agreed to turn her coat and work for the Germans. She also casts bedroom eyes at Stirlitz while holding her mild-mannered husband partner Helmut in contempt.



* HeelFaceTurn: In episode 9 Rolf, with Barbara's help, opens the window and says he'll set the baby outside to freeze to death if she doesn't name the ''rezident''. Meek, quiet Helmut then whips out a gun and kills both Barbara and Rolf.



* MookFaceTurn: A guard reminded of his own child by Kat's baby [[PapaWolf goes into a rage]] and kills the SS-woman and her superior officer when the former offers the sadistic choice below.

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* MookFaceTurn: A guard Helmut, reminded of his own child by Kat's baby [[PapaWolf goes into a rage]] and kills the SS-woman and her superior officer when the former offers the sadistic choice below.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Helmut, husband to hardcore Nazi Barbara, was discharged from the army due to his PTSD. Barbara holds him in contempt.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Stirlitz plays chess with an old lady barkeep while wondering about whether Goebbels is the one trying to make a separate peace.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Helmut, husband to Kat's other guard along with hardcore Nazi Barbara, was discharged from the army due to his PTSD. Barbara holds him in contempt.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Stirlitz plays chess with an old lady Frau Zaurich the barkeep while wondering about whether Goebbels is the one trying to make a separate peace.
26th Sep '16 5:18:11 PM jamespolk
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* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Blonde Nazi Sex Kitten, in the person of Barbara. Barbara is blonde-haired and very attractive and a hard-core true believer Nazi. She is not at all thrilled to have Kat the Soviet agent stashed in her home, even if Kat has (supposedly) agreed to turn her coat and work for the Germans.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rolfe, with Barbara's help, opens the window and tells Kat that if she doesn't give the name of the rezident, he'll put the baby outside in the cold to die. Barbara's gentle, kind husband Helmut then whips out a gun and kills both Barbara and Rolfe.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Blonde Nazi Sex Kitten, in the person of Barbara. Barbara is blonde-haired and very attractive and a hard-core true believer Nazi. She is not at all thrilled to have Kat the Soviet agent stashed in her home, even if Kat has (supposedly) agreed to turn her coat and work for the Germans. She also casts bedroom eyes at Stirlitz while holding her mild-mannered husband Helmut in contempt.
26th Sep '16 5:11:08 PM jamespolk
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* BabiesEverAfter: The SS deserter who saved Kat's child escapes together with Kat after his heroic act. They've taken his own baby from orphanage ('cause his own mom is dead because of the bombing) and, pretending to be the married couple, try to find the rescue. Than, oops, he gets himself killed, and Kat has to somehow manage in the hostile Berlin with two babies on her hands. Everything ends well.

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* BabiesEverAfter: The SS deserter Helmut, who saved Kat's child escapes together with Kat after his heroic act. They've taken his own baby from orphanage ('cause his own mom is dead because of the bombing) and, pretending to be the married couple, try to find the rescue. Than, oops, he gets himself killed, and Kat has to somehow manage in the hostile Berlin with two babies on her hands. Everything ends well.



* CyanidePill: A suicide pill hidden in a cigarette.

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* CyanidePill: A suicide pill hidden in a cigarette. Professor Pleischner chomps on one when he realizes that the Nazis have caught him.


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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Mueller has to take a few quick drinks after fingerprint analysis reveals that the prints on Kathe's radio briefcase belong to Stirlitz.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Helmut, husband to hardcore Nazi Barbara, was discharged from the army due to his PTSD. Barbara holds him in contempt.
24th Sep '16 10:40:31 AM jamespolk
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* AgentProvocateur: Klaus, a German agent who pretends to be a concentration camp escapee in order to ferret out people who are disloyal to the regime.
* AffablyEvil: Walter Schellenberg.

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* AgentProvocateur: AgentProvocateur:
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Klaus, a German agent who pretends to be a concentration camp escapee in order to ferret out people who are disloyal to the regime.
** Holthoff accuses Stirlitz of sabotaging the German nuclear effort by throwing suspicion on Runge the physicist, then suggests to Stirlitz that the three of them-Holthoff, Stirlitz, and Runge--escape to Switzerland together. It's a charade, a trap set up by Mueller. Stirlitz doesn't fall for it, whacking Holthoff over the head with a wine bottle and taking him to Gestapo HQ in handcuffs.
* AffablyEvil: Walter Schellenberg.Schellenberg, Himmler's right-hand man, and the most affable, friendly high-ranking SS official you'll ever meet.



* {{Eagleland}}: Unsurprisingly, Flavor 2. Allen Dulles and the Americans are shown as only too willing to make a separate peace and use what is left of Nazi power as an ally in the fight against the Bolsheviks.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: All the Nazi high leadership, as well as Stalin.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: All the Nazi high leadership, as well as Stalin. Stalin and Allen Dulles.
23rd Sep '16 9:58:19 AM jamespolk
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* GrievousBottleyHarm: After Holthoff approaches Stirlitz with a proposal that they defect to a neutral country, Stirlitz crashes a wine bottle over his head. All it does is knock him out.
19th Sep '16 7:22:37 AM jamespolk
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* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Blonde Nazi Sex Kitten, in the person of Barbara. Barbara is blonde-haired and very attractive and a hard-core true believer Nazi. She is not at all thrilled to have Kat the Soviet agent stashed in her home, even if Kat has (supposedly) agreed to turn her coat and work for the Germans.
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