History Series / WishMeLuck

15th Jul '17 6:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: It's not the first time [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Suzanna]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook Hamilton]] has played a sexually liberated young woman rebelling against [[TheEmpire a fascist dictatorship.]]
15th Jul '17 6:22:10 PM nombretomado
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''Wish Me Luck'' is a British TV show from TheEighties about a British army unit during WorldWarII that goes undercover in France to help LaResistance. Series One (set in 1942) and Two (in 1943) follow various female officers, including [[EnglishRose Liz Grainger]] and [[TheLadette Mattie Firman]] as they struggle both to stay alive in occupied France and to overcome societal pressures against women serving on active duty. Series Three is about the rebellion organized by the Maquis du Vercors in 1944.

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''Wish Me Luck'' is a British TV show from TheEighties about a British army unit during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that goes undercover in France to help LaResistance. Series One (set in 1942) and Two (in 1943) follow various female officers, including [[EnglishRose Liz Grainger]] and [[TheLadette Mattie Firman]] as they struggle both to stay alive in occupied France and to overcome societal pressures against women serving on active duty. Series Three is about the rebellion organized by the Maquis du Vercors in 1944.



** Many characters cite the fact that Liz has a young child as a reason she shouldn't be on active duty, even though her husband has done the same thing. [[JustifiedTrope To be fair]], Liz's husband isn't in the field and he has a fairly low chance of being killed (for WorldWarII anyway).

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** Many characters cite the fact that Liz has a young child as a reason she shouldn't be on active duty, even though her husband has done the same thing. [[JustifiedTrope To be fair]], Liz's husband isn't in the field and he has a fairly low chance of being killed (for WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII anyway).
18th Apr '17 10:33:18 AM Golondrina
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* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: the Resistance rescuing Mattie.]]

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* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: the [[spoiler:The Resistance rescuing Mattie.]]



* LesCollaborateurs: Vivien in series 2 discovers to her horror that the daughter she gave up for adoption is now dating a German soldier!
** There's also the NosyNeighbor of the family putting up Emily/Zoe, who eventually informs on them. [[spoiler: Emily goes to her house to kill her, only to discover she's already been killed as a collaborator by LaResistance]]
** Series 3 gives us Phillipe, the local Vichy prefect [[spoiler: and Dominique's ex-husband]]. He gives a speech about how he's doing what he's doing for France, [[spoiler: Dominique]] immediately calls him on his BS



* LaResistance: Who the British protagonists often find themselves working with. Both Gaullists and Communists are present, who do not necessarily get along



* LesCollaborateurs: Vivien in series 2 discovers to her horror that the daughter she gave up for adoption is now dating a German soldier!
** There's also the NosyNeighbor of the family putting up Emily/Zoe, who eventually informs on them. [[spoiler: Emily goes to her house to kill her, only to discover she's already been killed as a collaborator by LaResistance]]
** Series 3 gives us Phillipe, the local Vichy prefect [[spoiler: and Dominique's ex-husband]]. He gives a speech about how he's doing what he's doing for France, [[spoiler: Dominique]] immediately calls him on his BS



->Lawrence: "It was never a grand passion."

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->Lawrence: "It --> Lawrence: ''It was never a grand passion."''


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* LaResistance: Who the British protagonists often find themselves working with. Both Gaullists and Communists are present, who do not necessarily get along
25th Dec '15 11:28:35 PM pratchettgaiman
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* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: Adele/Emily and Luc make it to Beaufort and almost to Liz's safe haven, but are picked up by a German patrol and are summarily executed. Liz is unable to save them with the deal she made for Kit's life because she didn't know they'd been caught.]]


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* KarmaHoudini: General Stuckler, as Liz negotiates with him to release Kit in exchange for a guarantee of safe passage from the Maquis. [[spoiler: Beautifully subverted when the Maquis just shoots him anyways]]
25th Dec '15 11:15:45 PM pratchettgaiman
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** In series 3 Faith and Max speculate that a reason why the Gaullists specifically are slow to help the fighters on Le Crest because they're communists, and the Gaullists forsee an end to the war in which they'd be political rivals
* CoolOldGuy: Renard, the crusty old commander of LaResistance on Le Crest in series 3



** The same thing happens to [[spoiler: Liz]] in series 3. [[spoiler: Cad]] similarly has been transferred to work more in-depth with the Americans

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** The same thing happens to [[spoiler: Liz]] in series 3.3 [[spoiler: although she turns up in the last 2 episodes of the series]]. [[spoiler: Cad]] similarly has been transferred to work more in-depth with the Americans
25th Dec '15 1:39:29 AM pratchettgaiman
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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Rex]] snaps after his CrisisOfFaith and walks up to the Nazi headquarters with a pistol, killing the guards before being himself killed by the commander



** Kit Vanson spends all 3 series just barely managing to avoid this, having thrown himself into espionage (and occasionally demonstrating flashes of DeathSeeker tendencies) in order to not think about his dead wife and children.



** Apparently how Sylvie realized that Franz might be able to help her free Rex was by watching him feed the swans at the local park.

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** Apparently how Sylvie realized that Franz might be able to help her free Rex was by watching him feed the swans at the local park. [[spoiler: When she's due to be executed he comes to her cell and comforts her]]



** Franz from series 3 actually is one: he is clearly uncomfortable guarding a priest (even one who's a Maquis commander) and is actually ''relieved'' when "six desperate men" (aka: Sylvie and Adele) manage to free his prisoner.

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** Franz from series 3 actually is one: he is clearly uncomfortable guarding a priest (even one who's a Maquis commander) and is actually ''relieved'' when "six desperate men" (aka: Sylvie and Adele) manage to free his prisoner. [[spoiler: He is also visibly distraught when she's taken off to be executed]]



** The same thing happens to [[spoiler: Liz]] in series 3

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** The same thing happens to [[spoiler: Liz]] in series 33. [[spoiler: Cad]] similarly has been transferred to work more in-depth with the Americans
23rd Dec '15 11:20:40 PM pratchettgaiman
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* CrisisOfFaith: Rex has a pretty serious one after [[spoiler: the Nazis massacre 19 people from a village that won;t give him up. He eventually stops being a priest because of it]]
23rd Dec '15 11:01:07 PM pratchettgaiman
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* ServileSnarker: Antoine to Dominique
23rd Dec '15 11:01:07 PM pratchettgaiman
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23rd Dec '15 10:55:36 PM pratchettgaiman
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** Series 3 gives us Phillipe, the local Vichy prefect [[spoiler: and Dominique's ex-husband]]. He gives a speech about how he's doing what he's doing for France, [[spoiler: Dominique]] immediately calls him on his BS
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