History Series / TheBigValley

21st Apr '17 4:56:17 PM Temmere
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In "A Day of Terror," a family of criminals, led by the mother, Annie Morton, captures Victoria and Audra. One of the sons, Troy, twice tries to rape Audra. Each time Annie interferes, but when the family is ready to leave, she wants to kill Audra. Troy argues that there's no reason to do that, and believes that Annie just hates any woman he pays attention to because she wants all her sons to be loyal to her and her alone. (So in this case, Troy actually inverts RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil; he's willing to do that, but believes murder for no reason is wrong.)
12th Apr '17 7:22:56 PM Temmere
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* RedOniBlueOni: Nick and Jarrod. When Josh Hawks first makes his accusations about Thomas Barkley in "Target," he's ''glad'' that Nick is there because he knows Nick is a hothead (and sure enough, Nick decks him, which earns Nick a lecture from Jarrod about how he played right into Hawks's hands).


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* SleazyPolitician: Joshua Hawks, in "Target," is a gubernatorial candidate who makes headlines by accusing Thomas Barkley of having stolen the family land. He's making it up out of whole cloth, and even [[spoiler:plans to murder the people looking into it and blaming it on the Barkleys. He eventually reveals that he hates the Barkleys because he used to work for them and (apparently) thought they looked down on him.]]
30th Mar '17 7:25:58 PM Temmere
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In "The Death Merchant," Handy Random, who killed the man who killed Thomas Barkley, comes into the area. All the Barkleys welcome him except Heath. The Barkleys are in a land dispute with a neighbor, and Random makes it clear he could defend their claim by shooting anyone working for their neighbor. Nick and Jarrod don't want that, and then Heath reveals why he doesn't like Random: Random has a habit of stirring up range wars, and doesn't stay particularly loyal to one side once he has. The Barkleys ask him to leave, whereupon he immediately goes to their neighbor and offers his services to him.
10th Mar '17 3:34:58 PM Temmere
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* DateRapeAverted: In "My Son, My Son," Audra is having a birthday party and meets the son of their neighbors, who's been away for several years. She lures him away from the party and lets him kiss her, but when he tries to go further she resists him. He throws her into a shed and tries to rape her, but her screams bring Heath to her rescue. She spends much of the episode wondering how much of it was her fault, while Victoria tries to stay on good terms with the neighbors. [[spoiler:Then he tries again, and Victoria is forced to shoot him dead.]]
10th May '16 11:49:14 PM Tdarcos
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* [[PutOnABus Put on a Stagecoach]]: The actress who played Audra was written out of an episode because of contract negotiations, by her mother mentioning she had to go to some distant town onan errand. She returned from whatever she was visiting in the next episode

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* [[PutOnABus Put on a Stagecoach]]: The actress who played Audra was written out of an episode because of contract negotiations, by negotiations with the network over renewing her contract. Her mother mentioning she mentions in the episode to a visitor that Audra had to go to some distant town onan on an errand. She returned from whatever she was visiting in the next episode
10th May '16 11:45:56 PM Tdarcos
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* CartwrightCurse: All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive. This might even include their mother, who from the start of the series was a widoe.

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* CartwrightCurse: All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive. This might even include their mother, who from the start of the series was a widoe.widow.



* PrecisionFStrike: In the pilot, Heath comes onto the Barkley estate and ends up fighting with Jarrod, and Jarrod wants to know who he is and why he's there, so Heath uses the only profanity used in the entire series when he states, matter-of-factly, "Your father's bastard son."

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* PrecisionFStrike: In the pilot, Heath comes onto the Barkley estate and ends up fighting with Jarrod, and Jarrod wants to know who he is and why he's there, so Heath uses the only profanity used in the entire series when he states, matter-of-factly, just who he is: "Your father's bastard son."" (The comic book of the series completely ignores how Heath ended up with the family.)
10th May '16 11:40:47 PM Tdarcos
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* CartwrightCurse: All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive.

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* CartwrightCurse: All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive. This might even include their mother, who from the start of the series was a widoe.


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* [[PutOnABus Put on a Stagecoach]]: The actress who played Audra was written out of an episode because of contract negotiations, by her mother mentioning she had to go to some distant town onan errand. She returned from whatever she was visiting in the next episode
26th Apr '16 9:40:17 PM TheRoguePenguin
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[[index]]
* ActionMom - Miss Victoria Barkely.

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* ActionMom - ActionMom: Miss Victoria Barkely.



* BadassBookworm - Jarrod is a lawyer who doesn't ordinarily wear a gun, and he apparently has large amounts of legal code memorized to quote off the top of his head at the drop of a hat. He can also mend fences, throw a solid punch, and hit precisely what he shoots at when he does carry a weapon.

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* BadassBookworm - BadassBookworm: Jarrod is a lawyer who doesn't ordinarily wear a gun, and he apparently has large amounts of legal code memorized to quote off the top of his head at the drop of a hat. He can also mend fences, throw a solid punch, and hit precisely what he shoots at when he does carry a weapon.



* BadassFamily - The Barkleys. Victoria and Audra may float around in hoop skirts, but they're quite capable of putting on tight pants and shooting straight when the situation requires it.

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* BadassFamily - BadassFamily: The Barkleys. Victoria and Audra may float around in hoop skirts, but they're quite capable of putting on tight pants and shooting straight when the situation requires it.



* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn - The three brothers. Jarrod is an attorney, Nick runs the ranch, and Heath is a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* BigBrotherInstinct - All three of the boys, but especially Jarrod, towards Audra.
* CartwrightCurse - All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - Eugene Barkley, originally a Berkeley student, was written out after seven episodes when the actor playing him was drafted.
* HellBentForLeather - Nick, whose character uniform is head-to-toe black leather, cowboy style.
* HeroicBastard - Heath, the son of Thomas Barkley by a short-lived relationship with Leah, joins his brothers' side for what seems like it will be the losing side of a gunfight by the end of the second episode.

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* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn - BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The three brothers. Jarrod is an attorney, Nick runs the ranch, and Heath is a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* BigBrotherInstinct - BigBrotherInstinct: All three of the boys, but especially Jarrod, towards Audra.
* CartwrightCurse - CartwrightCurse: All four Barkley children, despite being rich and attractive, can't make it out of an episode with a love interest still alive.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Eugene Barkley, originally a Berkeley student, was written out after seven episodes when the actor playing him was drafted.
* HellBentForLeather - HellBentForLeather: Nick, whose character uniform is head-to-toe black leather, cowboy style.
* HeroicBastard - HeroicBastard: Heath, the son of Thomas Barkley by a short-lived relationship with Leah, joins his brothers' side for what seems like it will be the losing side of a gunfight by the end of the second episode.



* LikeBrotherAndSister - Heath and Audra. She's defensive of him and he protective of her, though not quite as much as Jarrod, the latter seen in first season episode "Last Train to the Fair".
* LimitedWardrobe - Jarrod always wears a homespun suit and tie; Nick, a black cowboy outfit; and Heath, tan pants and a vest.
* MamaBear - '''DO NOT DARE''' try to threaten or harm Victoria's children. Especially Audra. She will kill you outright in justified time.
* NitroExpress - In a two-part episode, fittingly titled "Explosion!", Jarrod, Nick, and Heath have to carry nitro to a forest fire to blow a fire break.
* OldRetainer - Silas, who apparently single-handedly takes care of the massive Barkley mansion and cooks all the meals, as he's the only servant ever seen.
* PrecisionFStrike - In the pilot, Heath comes onto the Barkley estate and ends up fighting with Jarrod, and Jarrod wants to know who he is and why he's there, so Heath uses the only profanity used in the entire series when he states, matter-of-factly, "Your father's bastard son."
* RupturedAppendix - Audra's in first season episode "Last Train to the Fair".
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy - Leah nurses Thomas Barkley back to health, after which he returns to his family, never discovering that he left Leah pregnant.

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* LikeBrotherAndSister - LikeBrotherAndSister: Heath and Audra. She's defensive of him and he protective of her, though not quite as much as Jarrod, the latter seen in first season episode "Last Train to the Fair".
* LimitedWardrobe - LimitedWardrobe: Jarrod always wears a homespun suit and tie; Nick, a black cowboy outfit; and Heath, tan pants and a vest.
* MamaBear - MamaBear: '''DO NOT DARE''' try to threaten or harm Victoria's children. Especially Audra. She will kill you outright in justified time.
* NitroExpress - NitroExpress: In a two-part episode, fittingly titled "Explosion!", Jarrod, Nick, and Heath have to carry nitro to a forest fire to blow a fire break.
* OldRetainer - OldRetainer: Silas, who apparently single-handedly takes care of the massive Barkley mansion and cooks all the meals, as he's the only servant ever seen.
* PrecisionFStrike - PrecisionFStrike: In the pilot, Heath comes onto the Barkley estate and ends up fighting with Jarrod, and Jarrod wants to know who he is and why he's there, so Heath uses the only profanity used in the entire series when he states, matter-of-factly, "Your father's bastard son."
* RupturedAppendix - RupturedAppendix: Audra's in first season episode "Last Train to the Fair".
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy - SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Leah nurses Thomas Barkley back to health, after which he returns to his family, never discovering that he left Leah pregnant.
25th Apr '16 9:41:24 AM BlackRoo1967
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* ActionMom - Miss Victoria Barkely.
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