History Series / TheBigValley

14th Jun '17 7:41:14 PM Temmere
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* AxCrazy: Major Eliot (Creator/AdamWest) in "In Silent Battle" is revered as a war hero, but he's actually a serial killer who hated his mother and sees her reflected in "impure" women (which seems to be just about all of them), whom he then kills.


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* SexySilhouette: In "In Silent Battle," Major Eliot is propositioned by prostitute, who tells him she has an upstairs room nearby. He contemptuously tells her to leave him alone, but later sees a silhouette of her getting ready for bed and goes over there (unfortunately for her).
9th May '17 10:34:24 AM Temmere
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: In "Days of Grace," Heath is accused of rape in another town and put in a cell in the sheriff's office. An old flame who had become a nun breaks him out and they go on the run together. He even gets into a shootout with several deputies as they pursue him, but once Victoria convinces his accuser to recant, neither he nor the nun are punished.
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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