History Series / Whitechapel

15th Feb '17 12:09:07 AM brustongater
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** [[spoiler:In the series 4 finale the team captures an entire cult of murderers, gets them into the custody van complete with an escort. In the middle of everyone celebrating they get the call that the van crashed, killing everyone inside.]]



** [[spoiler:In the series 4 finale the team captures an entire cult of murderers, gets them into the custody van complete with an escort. In the middle of everyone celebrating they get the call that the van crashed, killing everyone inside.]]
15th Feb '17 12:08:18 AM brustongater
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* DisguisedHostageGambit: An absolutely horrifying example in series 4, when an escaped serial killer known for wearing a creepy mask takes a young man who is roughly the same height as him, sews his mouth shut so he cannot speak, then tapes the mask to his face. He then attaches a fake but realistic-looking gun to the young man's hands with wire, and sends him out into a police fight. Chandler something is up as the "killer" is whimpering in pain, but before he can intervene [[spoiler:the young man is shot dead by snipers, after the actual killer deliberately spooks them. Only then do the police realise what they've done.]]


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* HoYay: Poor Kent's unrequited crush on Chandler.
12th Jan '17 7:31:23 PM thisisperk
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**However, there are tells of serious OCD in the Krays episode, where he is literally unable to let go a switch without flipping it a certain number of times, to the extent that he's screaming tears of frustration.



* ChekhovsGun: The wooden lasts in series 2.

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* ChekhovsGun: The wooden shoemaker's lasts in series 2.
27th Apr '16 3:47:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActingForTwo: Craig Parkinson played both Kray twins.
* ActorAllusion: The band from Series 3, The Devil's Architects, bear a suspicious likeness to Sam Stockman's band The Circus Electric.
-->'''DC Riley:''' "Apparantely they're a kind of folk-rock electronica thing?"\\
'''DC Kent:''' "Pfft. Explains why I've never heard of them."
** Chandler mentions that he was approached by MI6 in his youth, a nod to RupertPenryJones role in Spooks
** Kent wears a 'Colour of Bone' Shirt in series three, and a poster for the same band appears in series 4. Sam Stockman, who plays Kent, is Colour Of Bone's frontman
10th Apr '16 8:43:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Steve Pemberton, the obsessive Ripperologist who helps Chandler with his investigations, is best known as one of the writers and actors in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen''.
** Rupert Penry-Jones is probably best known for ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' and ''{{Spooks}}'' and Phil Davies, who plays Miles, has been in ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
** Hapless "turn your back!" Anderson from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a minor role in a series four episode.
** In the second series, we have Peter Serafinowicz, who was in ''{{Spaced}}'' and voiced Darth Maul in ''ThePhantomMenace''.
27th Feb '16 4:57:48 PM bombadil211
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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who has minor OCD, which gets a lot worse when he's stressed. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.

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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who Chandler has minor OCD, which gets realistically-portrayed OCD. Not only does he need everything to be ordered and clean as possible, he also has a lot worse when he's stressed.counting compulsion that can become completely overwhelming. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.
26th Jan '16 8:12:21 AM grendalhopper
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** [[spoiler: those playing close attention in the hospital will also notice that the ‘doctor’ who ends up being the murderer is the only one seen wearing dark wine coloured scrubs, rather than blue or purple like the others.]]
26th Jan '16 8:03:44 AM grendalhopper
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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
* EurekaMoment: When Buchan thinks up a way to get Kray DNA. He even says: "eureka!" out loud.

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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all are caught but inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
* EurekaMoment: Buchan discusses the joy of detective work with Chandler in episode one as being the product of these. He is very sorry for Chandler that he doesn’t see or enjoy the eureka moments in the investigative process.
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When Buchan thinks up a way to get Kray DNA. He even says: "eureka!" out loud.
26th Jan '16 8:00:34 AM grendalhopper
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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
26th Jan '16 7:48:55 AM grendalhopper
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* ArcWelding: For the first three seasons the team deals with unrelated cases, but the fourth season not only introduces the existence of the supernatural, but posits that all the grisly crimes in Whitechapel are the work of a "provocateur" who goads all the killers into committing their murders. This provocateur is heavily suggested to be a little old lady who flits in and out of background shots throughout the course of the season, manipulating things from behind the scenes.

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* ArcWelding: For the first three seasons the team deals with unrelated cases, but the fourth season not only introduces the possible existence of the supernatural, but posits that all the grisly crimes in Whitechapel are the work of a demonic "provocateur" who goads all the killers into committing their murders. This provocateur is heavily suggested to be a little old lady who flits in and out of background shots throughout the course of the season, manipulating things from behind the scenes.
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