History Series / SilentWitness

18th Jul '16 4:59:21 PM Stevebob
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* {{Retirony}}: In "River's Edge", DCI Malcolm Guillam is murdered a week before he was due to retire.

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* {{Retirony}}: In "River's Edge", [[spoiler: DCI Malcolm Guillam Guillam]] is murdered a week before he [[spoiler: he]] was due to retire.
18th Jul '16 4:57:47 PM Stevebob
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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Poor Louise Marsh, the social worker in "Protection", seems to suffer from this. As she herself points out, her attempts to protect innocent children from abusive or neglectful parents often unintentionally makes things much worse for everyone involved.
18th May '16 11:02:40 PM Stevebob
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* TraumaCongaLine: Nikki. [[spoiler: 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 her best friend (and possible love interest) to run off to the US for a better job and her father figure is then blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: Nikki. [[spoiler: 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 job]] and her father figure is then [[spoiler:is blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]
18th May '16 10:55:55 PM Stevebob
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* {{Brother-SisterIncest}}: [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]

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* {{Brother-SisterIncest}}: {{BrotherSisterIncest}}: [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]
18th May '16 10:42:27 PM Stevebob
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*BatmanGambit: In "After the Fall" [[spoiler: Lydia's plan to frame Nikki for murder heavily revolves around this. It fails, though only just]].



* Brother-SisterIncest: [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]

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* Brother-SisterIncest: {{Brother-SisterIncest}}: [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]



* KarmaHoudini: Although most of his accomplices are arrested, [[spoiler: Strader in ''After the Fall'' gets off scot-free for drugging, raping and ordering the murders of at least three women and being complicit in the murder of a family and the attempted murder of at least three other people.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Although most of his accomplices are arrested, [[spoiler: Strader in ''After the Fall'' ''River's Edge'' gets off scot-free for drugging, raping and ordering the murders of at least three women and being complicit in the murder of a family and the attempted murder of at least three other people.]]
13th May '16 3:21:27 AM Stevebob
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* KarmaHoudini: Although most of his accomplices are arrested, [[spoiler: Strader in ''After the Fall'' gets off scot-free for drugging, raping and ordering the murders of at least three women and being complicit in the murder of a family and the attempted murder of at least three other people.]]
8th May '16 9:48:15 PM Stevebob
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** They actually do get called out on it sometimes, but again, this doesn't stop them from playing detective.
8th May '16 9:45:11 PM Stevebob
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*DisproportionateRetribution: In "After the Fall", the villain [[spoiler: tried to frame Nikki for murder and have her killed because she blamed Nikki for getting her husband convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Nikki herself points out that she was just doing her job by offering expert testimony, that she can't control what the judge and jury decide and that it certainly didn't warrant the murders of three innocent people.]]
8th May '16 9:37:42 PM Stevebob
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*HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Leo in "Greater Love", by dragging a suicide bomber away from the crowds to prevent any casualties and getting blown up in the process.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nikki in "Coup de Grace". Her testimony at a trial gets a convicted murderer acquitted...only for more people to turn up murdered in the same way. Subverted as it turns out that [[spoiler: the man's lawyer was the real killer and he manipulated Nikki into helping him get his client acquitted so he could start killing again. The man Nikki helped acquit really was innocent; it wasn't really her fault his laywer was using him to get away with murder. She also helps identify and catch the real killer.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nikki NiceJobBreakingItHero:
**Nikki
in "Coup de Grace". Her testimony at a trial gets a convicted murderer acquitted...only for more people to turn up murdered in the same way. Subverted Played with as it turns out that [[spoiler: the man's lawyer was the real killer and he manipulated Nikki into helping him get his client acquitted so he could start killing again. The man Nikki helped acquit really was innocent; it wasn't really her fault his laywer lawyer was using him to get away with murder. She also helps identify and catch the real killer.]]]]
**Jack in "Fraternity".



*ReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of Nikki's ex boyfriends gives her a particularly harsh one in "After the Fall". He later apologizes, only for Nikki to agree with some of what he said, but points out that it's probably too late for her change now.



** After Harry leaves, Nikki and Jack.

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** After Harry leaves, Nikki and Jack.Jack, though to a lesser extent.
8th May '16 6:32:13 PM Stevebob
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* Brother-SisterIncest:[[spoilers: the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]

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* Brother-SisterIncest:[[spoilers: the Brother-SisterIncest: [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle" and teenage siblings in "Domestic" (though in defence of the latter, they didn't realise they were blood related).]]
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