History Series / Whitechapel

8th Jul '17 8:43:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* GreenEyedMonster: Kent shows shades of this directed toward two of [[HoYay Chandler's]] love interests in the third series.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Kent shows shades of this directed toward two of [[HoYay Chandler's]] Chandler's love interests in the third series.



* HoYay: Poor Kent's unrequited crush on Chandler.
8th Jul '17 8:41:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* BuddyCops: Chandler, a young, fairly inexperienced detective and neat freak, and Miles, an OldFashionedCopper.

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* BuddyCops: BuddyCops:
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Chandler, a young, fairly inexperienced detective and neat freak, and Miles, an OldFashionedCopper.



* CallBack: When Mansell joins the team, he is promptly handed a tie.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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When Mansell joins the team, he is promptly handed a tie.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: [=DC=] Sanders goes missing without explanation between series 1 and 2.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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[=DC=] Sanders goes missing without explanation between series 1 and 2.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The end of series 3. Especially when the suspect's mother stabs Morgan Lamb with a broken glass on her chest before being restrained by uniformed officers for what happened to her son. Chandler and the detectives are devastated by her death.]]

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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[[spoiler:The end of series 3. Especially when the suspect's mother stabs Morgan Lamb with a broken glass on her chest before being restrained by uniformed officers for what happened to her son. Chandler and the detectives are devastated by her death.]]



** JackTheRipoff: The whole premise of the first series.
* HopeSpot: Chandler making jokes in S4 Ep4 buoys up the team [[spoiler: by the end of the episode, after loosing yet another suspect, he has completely lost his sense of humour]]

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** * JackTheRipoff: The whole premise of the first series.
* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
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Chandler making jokes in S4 Ep4 buoys up the team [[spoiler: by the end of the episode, after loosing yet another suspect, he has completely lost his sense of humour]]



* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Whenever Chandler visits the hospital, the camera takes the time to linger on a red-headed nurse. She ends up being [[spoiler:the Ripper's last victim, as anyone with knowledge of Mary Kelly's distinctive red-hair will probably be able to guess]].

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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: TheLawOfConservationOfDetail:
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Whenever Chandler visits the hospital, the camera takes the time to linger on a red-headed nurse. She ends up being [[spoiler:the Ripper's last victim, as anyone with knowledge of Mary Kelly's distinctive red-hair will probably be able to guess]].



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Season four plays heavily with this trope. Although many things are explained, by the end the writers have definitely introduced the existence of the supernatural.
** Special note should go to the possibly demonic characterisation of the mysterious little old lady, and the psychics final message for Chandler. It would seem Whitechapel really is 'the gates of hell'.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Season four plays heavily with this trope. Although many things are explained, by the end the writers have definitely introduced the existence of the supernatural.
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supernatural. Special note should go to the possibly demonic characterisation of the mysterious little old lady, and the psychics final message for Chandler. It would seem Whitechapel really is 'the gates of hell'.



* MistakenForGay: Chandler. Hinted at in series one and two [[spoiler:Out and out stated in s3 ep1, Miles asks Chandler why he hasn't married, citing civil partnerships, when Chandler says that isn't the reason he doesn't actually say he's straight.]]

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* MistakenForGay: MistakenForGay:
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Chandler. Hinted at in series one and two [[spoiler:Out and out stated in s3 ep1, Miles asks Chandler why he hasn't married, citing civil partnerships, when Chandler says that isn't the reason he doesn't actually say he's straight.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Buchan, after learning he gave the new Ripper all the information he wanted to commit the crimes.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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[[spoiler:Buchan, after learning he gave the new Ripper all the information he wanted to commit the crimes.]]



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the first series, pathologist Caroline Llewellyn is the only female character [[spoiler:who isn't a Ripper victim]].

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: TheSmurfettePrinciple:
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In the first series, pathologist Caroline Llewellyn is the only female character [[spoiler:who isn't a Ripper victim]].



* SpotOfTea: The standard response to any traumatic experience.
** In fact, in the finale episode of series three, [[spoiler:the mother of a recently dead serial killer asks for a SpotOfTea from the nearby policemen on duty. As soon as they're gone, she uses their absence to murder her son's final targeted victim]].

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* SpotOfTea: The standard response to any traumatic experience.
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experience. In fact, in the finale episode of series three, [[spoiler:the mother of a recently dead serial killer asks for a SpotOfTea from the nearby policemen on duty. As soon as they're gone, she uses their absence to murder her son's final targeted victim]].



* TheUnseen: Miles's wife and kids are only ever seen fleetingly. It's not until the third series that we get a brief glimpse of his wife's face.

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* TheUnseen: TheUnseen:
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Miles's wife and kids are only ever seen fleetingly. It's not until the third series that we get a brief glimpse of his wife's face.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the first series, the Ripper's first victim is a woman called Emma Jones, who actually survives the knife attack but ends up in a coma. We never learn whether she recovered or not.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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In the first series, the Ripper's first victim is a woman called Emma Jones, who actually survives the knife attack but ends up in a coma. We never learn whether she recovered or not.



* WhatTheHellHero: Miles delivers this in the form of an ArmourPiercingQuestion to the audience of the police awards ceremony at the start of Season 2.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Miles delivers this in the form of an ArmourPiercingQuestion to the audience of the police awards ceremony at the start of Season 2.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: One of the suspects in the Ripper case is an Eastern Europe refugee who is twenty-three but looks much, ''much'' older due to the death of his family, a gun-shot wound and all the suffering he's been through.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: YoungerThanTheyLook:
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One of the suspects in the Ripper case is an Eastern Europe refugee who is twenty-three but looks much, ''much'' older due to the death of his family, a gun-shot wound and all the suffering he's been through.
8th Jul '17 8:39:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** DisposableSexWorker: Of the above, many of the dead women are prostitutes, most notably in the Ripper case. Again, this is {{justified}} and the show goes out of its way to treat the women with respect, both InUniverse and out. When the torsos of several women are found in the river, Chandler gives them all names in order to humanize them until they can be identified.

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** * DisposableSexWorker: Of the above, many of the dead women are prostitutes, most notably in the Ripper case. Again, this is {{justified}} and the show goes out of its way to treat the women with respect, both InUniverse and out. When the torsos of several women are found in the river, Chandler gives them all names in order to humanize them until they can be identified.
8th Jul '17 8:38:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Chandler
** TheLancer: Miles
** TheBigGuy: Mansell
** TheSmartGuy: Kent (or Buchan)
** TheChick: Riley
** TheSixthRanger: Caroline (or Buchan)
8th Jul '17 8:33:19 AM Morgenthaler
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31st Mar '17 10:53:59 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* HiddenBadass: Chandler doesn't come off as especially physically capable or tough, seeming to be a posh, bookish man with no real physical assets other than moderate physical fitness and an ability to take a hit. Then in series 2, he goads Jimmy Kray, who previously physically intimidated him, into a boxing match, soaks up his best hits for an entire round, waiting until he gets tired from smoking induced loss of stamina, then thrashes him into a corner, leaving him with a significant black eye and a cut on his face. [[spoiler: And it's all to get his blood and therefore his DNA to prove he isn't a Kray.]]
31st Mar '17 7:25:47 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ArmourPiercingQuestion: Miles delivers a good one at the start of Season 2, with an implicit ReasonYouSuckSpeech, at an East London police awards dinner when he's being commended for bravery and Chandler, who chose to save him rather than collar the Ripper, is being punished by being pushed to the back and generally shunned as the man who let the Ripper escape.
--> Since when is a DI saving his Sergeant's life the wrong decision?



* HasAType: When several women's body parts are brought to the pathologist over the course of several days, she eventually twigs as to a connection: they suggest a similiar physical type. She suggests that the killer HasAType and looks upon the bodies as "parts of a doll."

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* HasAType: When several women's body parts are brought to the pathologist over the course of several days, she eventually twigs as to a connection: they suggest a similiar similar physical type. She suggests that the killer HasAType and looks upon the bodies as "parts of a doll.""
* HeroicSacrifice: Of a more metaphorical kind, when in series 1 Buchan destroys his reputation as possibly the world's premier Ripperologist which has taken 20 years to build to try and prevent the Ripper [[spoiler: who, in the guise of a fan, asked detailed questions of Buchan on the message boards to ensure that his kills were authentic]] from killing his final victim. Even Miles, who really doesn't like Buchan, admits that it took courage.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Miles delivers this in the form of an ArmourPiercingQuestion to the audience of the police awards ceremony at the start of Season 2.
** Buchan, during Season 1, when he gives up the Ripper tour in disgust at the now more visibly morbid obsession with the deaths, especially those caused by the new Ripper, demanding 'Where's your decency and compassion?'
30th Mar '17 12:08:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Buchan points out this exact point, noting that the information is in the public domain.
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.
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