History Series / SilentWitness

18th Jul '17 11:36:05 PM talltalltree
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A few of these, notably in "Safe", where what gets Nikki to finally dump her obviously untrustworthy new boyfriend is hearing him launch into a racist tirade against the mother of two murder victims.
18th Jul '17 11:28:26 PM talltalltree
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** And ultimately behind the killings in [[spoiler:"Covenant".]]


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** [[spoiler:Michael Maitland]] in "Covenant", a young teenager who kills at least two people and arranges his own father's murder basically just for fun.
18th Jul '17 11:24:36 PM talltalltree
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* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Referenced in "Safe" where the post-mortem of a murdered gang leader reveals him to have suffered from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. His mother, initially aggressive and threatening to sue the police, is devastated when she realizes what her drinking led to.


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* PrisonRape: Comes up on several occasions, but notably in "Redhill", where a senior prison officer has used his position to get away with this many times.
9th Jul '17 3:37:33 AM Stevebob
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* YouAreNotAlone: In "Awakening", Jack tells Nikki this over the phone [[spoiler: to comfort her whilst shes BuriedAlive. Her response: Im in a wooden box under the earth, Jack. [[TearJerker I am quite alone]]"]].
18th Jun '17 5:54:01 PM Stevebob
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** A murder suspect in "In a Lonely Place" finds out the hard way that openly admitting to hitting, and then insulting, a recently murdered woman around Jack is a bad idea.

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** A murder suspect in "In a Lonely Place" finds out the hard way that openly admitting to hitting, and then insulting, a recently murdered woman around Jack is [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown a bad idea.idea]].



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* {{BrotherSisterIncest}}: BrotherSisterIncest
28th May '17 6:46:45 PM Stevebob
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* {{Foil}}: Sam Ryan and Nikki Alexander, who replaced the former as the main female character on the show. Sam starts out as an[[SeenItAll experienced]], [[IceQueen somewhat cynical pathologist]] who [[SugarAndIcePersonality doesn't always play nicely with others but has a softer side]], whilst Nikki starts out a newly qualified pathologist, is somewhat idealistic and [[TheHeart wears her heart on her sleeve]], who gradually [[OlderAndWiser becomes thicker-skinned]].



* FragileFlower: Nikki

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* FragileFlower: NikkiNikki, though [[BreakTheCutie largely justified]].
28th Mar '17 12:10:38 AM Stevebob
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* TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.



* TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.
28th Mar '17 12:09:29 AM Stevebob
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** Another prominent example is [[spoiler: Nikki in "Awakening", who, knowing they cannot reach both in time, gives Jack the location of some thirty hostages instead of her own, whilst she is BuriedAlive. Fortunately, she manages to escape by herself at the last minute]].



* TraumaCongaLine: Nikki. First her father abandoned her as a kid and never acknowledges the emotional pain he caused her. Then her mother died when she was a teenager. She finally gets a surrogate family in the form of her co-workers, only for [[spoiler: her best friend (and possible love interest) to run off to the US for a better job]] and her father figure [[spoiler:is blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.
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Nikki. First her father abandoned her as a kid and never acknowledges the emotional pain he caused her. Then her mother died when she was a teenager. She finally gets a surrogate family in the form of her co-workers, only for [[spoiler: her best friend (and possible love interest) to run off to the US for a better job]] and her father figure [[spoiler:is blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]]]
** "Bloodlines" is one big, long TraumaCongaLine for Harry.



* TrueCompanions: Leo, Nikki and Harry in the later series. Leo implies to Nikki and Harry that they are as important to him as his (dead) wife and child.
** Jack and Clarissa, to the point where Jack's condition for coming to work at the Lyell Centre was that they hire her too.

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* TrueCompanions: Leo, Nikki and Harry in the later series. Leo implies to Nikki and Harry that they are as important to him as his (dead) [[spoiler:(dead)]] wife and child.
** Jack and Clarissa, to the point where Jack's condition for coming to work at the Lyell Centre was that they hire her too.
** More recently, Nikki, Thomas, Clarissa and Jack (especially the latter), with her stating that the reason she never focused on having a family was because she already considered her team her family.
27th Mar '17 11:21:38 PM Stevebob
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** Zig-zagged in "Awakening": [[spoiler: On one hand, no one from the cartel is brought to justice, Eva is murdered and the cartel still have informants inside the security detail, but on the other, the hostages, including Luisa, are rescued and Nikki escapes with her life]].
26th Mar '17 8:31:51 PM Stevebob
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British crime/forensic series, running from 1996 onwards, now in its twentieth series, making it the fourth oldest currently airing crime drama in the world and the longest that isn't German (''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is the winner, the German show having run since 1970).

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British [[ForensicDrama crime/forensic series, series]], running from 1996 onwards, [[LongRunner now in its twentieth series, series]], making it the fourth oldest currently airing crime drama in the world and the longest that isn't German (''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is the winner, the German show having run since 1970).
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