History ShootTheDog / LiveActionTV

30th Jul '17 5:13:29 PM Kameba90
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* The opening scene of the first episode of ''Series/HouseOfCards'' shows congressman Frank Underwood putting an off-camera dog out of its misery after its been hit by a car by choking it to death. He does this while [[BreakingTheFourthWall monologuing]] about doing what's necessary to end suffering.
22nd Jun '17 6:34:37 PM gilroy0
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* ''Series/{{Person Of Interest}}'': In Season 2 Episode 9, one of the bad guys says this literally about Bear, the dog mascot of Team Machine.
23rd Mar '17 5:39:18 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned's killing of Sansa's direwolf Lady because, in his words: "The wolf is of the North. She deserves better than a butcher." It's worth noting that Ned refuses to ask or even let someone else take responsibility for Shooting The Dog, as shown with both Will the deserter ''and'' Lady. He even looks them in the eyes (and hears out their last words, in Will's case).
27th Dec '16 3:58:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshesToAshes'': Season 2 sees Gene Hunt shoot the dog.

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* ''AshesToAshes'': ''Series/AshesToAshes'': Season 2 sees Gene Hunt shoot the dog.
4th Dec '16 4:17:24 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Skye is forced to shoot [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] to save Hunter and May. Donnie, while certainly dangerous and unstable, only wanted to be left alone and was only a danger to the SHIELD as he had been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by HYDRA.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Skye is forced to shoot [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] to save Hunter and May. Donnie, while certainly dangerous and unstable, only wanted to be left alone and was only a danger to the SHIELD as he had been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by HYDRA.
3rd Dec '16 10:40:35 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Skye is forced to shoot [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] to save Hunter and May. Donnie, while certainly dangerous and unstable, only wanted to be left alone and was only a danger to the SHIELD as he had been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by HYDRA.
22nd Sep '16 3:43:29 AM catmuto
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* ''Series/{{ER}}'' gives several characters one of these over the course of the seasons. In one season, Dr Green called child services on a father, whose son had obvious signs of prolonged abuse. The child gets taken away and the father is enraged, swearing revenge, even going so far as to specifically target Green's family (including his recently-born second daughter). Eventually, the man is shot by the police and brought to the ER and Green is assigned to him. When circumstances cause Green to be alone with the man on a gurney in an elevator and the man goes into asystole, Green hesitates for a moment: save the man as his oath says or let the bastard die, who made it beyond clear that he'll continue to terrorize Green and his family? Green grabs the defibrilator paddels and uses them in the air, letting the man watch and die.
22nd Sep '16 3:41:41 AM catmuto
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* ''Series/Chuck''

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* ''Series/Chuck''''Series/{{Chuck}}''


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* ''Series/{{ER}}'' gives several characters one of these over the course of the seasons. In one season, Dr Green called child services on a father, whose son had obvious signs of prolonged abuse. The child gets taken away and the father is enraged, swearing revenge, even going so far as to specifically target Green's family (including his recently-born second daughter). Eventually, the man is shot by the police and brought to the ER and Green is assigned to him. When circumstances cause Green to be alone with the man on a gurney in an elevator and the man goes into asystole, Green hesitates for a moment: save the man as his oath says or let the bastard die, who made it beyond clear that he'll continue to terrorize Green and his family? Green grabs the defibrilator paddels and uses them in the air, letting the man watch and die.
26th Jul '16 8:38:23 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. The conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar try to kill Marc Antony as well, despite Brutus having forbid it. When Brutus call them out on this, they point out his HonorBeforeReason. As he doesn't know of their actions, his honor is not besmirched. Brutus replies that actually he's twice dishonored, because now he looks like a fool for not knowing what his own followers were up to.
16th Jul '16 4:52:54 AM Dravencour
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** In ''The Train Job'', he kicks the KingMook into Serenity's engines-- shredding the man into a mist of blood-- because he threatened to hunt them down over a deal gone bad.

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** In ''The Train Job'', he kicks the KingMook into Serenity's engines-- engines -- shredding the man into a mist of blood-- blood -- because he threatened to hunt them down over a deal gone bad.



** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others for reward money.

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** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space [[ThrownOutTheAirlock space]] ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others to the Alliance for reward money.
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