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20th Jan '17 8:07:48 PM eowynjedi
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* In the final episode of ''Series/WolfHall'', Mark Smeaton is bitter after Anne Boleyn publicly puts him down, and claims to Thomas Cromwell that they've had an affair to show that lowborn guys like him can seduce queens. Admitting such a thing is treason already, but Cromwell has been looking for a way to build a case against Anne--which Smeaton doesn't realize until the doors lock behind him. By the time Cromwell and his apprentices are done terrifying him, Smeaton has named every man in court as a lover of Anne's, and Cromwell cherrypicks his enemies off the list. (It's also clear that Cromwell knows Smeaton was lying about sleeping with Anne.)
16th Jan '17 2:25:43 PM thatguywhotypesstuff
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* ''Series/RobinHood'': [[TheScrappy Kate]]. She abandons the outlaws in order to try and rescue her brother on her own. She tries to cut a deal with Guy of Gisborne. She blunders into fights without a weapon. She mouths-off at a tax collector. She refuses to follow Robin's (perfectly reasonable) orders. When an entire room full of outlaws, nobles, and castle guards are searching for Prince John's crown, she grabs it and begins waving it above her head, yelling: "I've got it! I've got it!" She interrupts a peaceful protest in order to scream abuse at the soldiers and dare them to kill her. She joins the outlaws despite having no useful skills whatsoever, and doesn't show much interest in acquiring such skills either. (Like learning self-defense, or at least some medicine.) She wears an ankle-length dress in a forest. She's ''the only female character to survive the show! Gah!!''

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* ''Series/RobinHood'': [[TheScrappy Kate]].Kate. She abandons the outlaws in order to try and rescue her brother on her own. She tries to cut a deal with Guy of Gisborne. She blunders into fights without a weapon. She mouths-off at a tax collector. She refuses to follow Robin's (perfectly reasonable) orders. When an entire room full of outlaws, nobles, and castle guards are searching for Prince John's crown, she grabs it and begins waving it above her head, yelling: "I've got it! I've got it!" She interrupts a peaceful protest in order to scream abuse at the soldiers and dare them to kill her. She joins the outlaws despite having no useful skills whatsoever, and doesn't show much interest in acquiring such skills either. (Like learning self-defense, or at least some medicine.) She wears an ankle-length dress in a forest. She's ''the only female character to survive the show! Gah!!''
26th Dec '16 8:05:28 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/FlashGordon'':
** [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Joe_Wylee Joe Wylee]], the police detective, attempts to expose Mongo’s existence without reliable evidence and is [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_112:_Secrets_and_Lies surprised]] when he is [[http://blog.zap2it.com/ithappenedlastnight/2007/11/flash-gordon-vs-the-blue-men-group.html suspended]]. Later, he [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_115:_Possession steals]] a rift key to gather evidence and nearly [[http://blog.zap2it.com/ithappenedlastnight/2007/11/flash-gordon-vs-the-body-snatcher.html dies]] on Mongo.
** He never considers that his evidence will be viewed as a [[WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture forgery]]. However, after traveling to Mongo, he does say that he would not have believed the truth about the rift portals if he had not experienced it.

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* ''Series/FlashGordon'':
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''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'': [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Joe_Wylee Joe Wylee]], the police detective, attempts to expose Mongo’s Mongo's existence without reliable evidence and is [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_112:_Secrets_and_Lies surprised]] when he is [[http://blog.zap2it.com/ithappenedlastnight/2007/11/flash-gordon-vs-the-blue-men-group.html suspended]]. Later, he [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_115:_Possession steals]] a rift key to gather evidence and nearly [[http://blog.zap2it.com/ithappenedlastnight/2007/11/flash-gordon-vs-the-body-snatcher.html dies]] on Mongo.
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Mongo. He never considers that his evidence will be viewed as a [[WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture forgery]]. However, after traveling to Mongo, he does say that he would not have believed the truth about the rift portals if he had not experienced it.
5th Dec '16 4:17:35 PM MummyGaGa
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*** Paul told Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy to their faces that if the men did want to stick together, he'd tell them "good luck girls, you're on your own". Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy all decided to go with David, Ken, and Cece to vote him out of the game.

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*** Paul told Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy to their faces that if the men did want to stick together, he'd tell them "good luck girls, you're on your own". Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy all decided to go with David, Ken, and Cece to vote him out of the game.game because of that.
5th Dec '16 4:16:48 PM MummyGaGa
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** Oh sure, Spencer, blackmailing Jeremy to have be in the final three in front of the jury in Survivor: Cambodia [[SarcasmMode ended working out in perfectly]]. Slightly subverted when he does realize what did in the Final Tribal Council but it was too late for him to do anything then.
** From Kaoh Rong-
*** Jennifer was the swing vote at upcoming tribal council and she went out to tell everybody that at tribal council. This causes Jason and Scot to be so upset at them that they voted against her.
*** According to the exit interview Nick did in Podcast/RobHasAPodcast, Michelle told him that he was getting voted out by Joe and the girls but never ended up talking to them about it and he only talk to Jason and Scot believing it was a misunderstanding.
*** When Jason found himself at the bottom of the tribal council, he may zero effort to campaign for somebody else to go home and instead he decides to wait until somebody comes to him with a plan. And when Tai comes to him with a plan to vote out for Michele, he didn't try to convince somebody to vote her out and he didn't even write her name down as he voted for Joe out of all people.
** From Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
*** Taylor somehow thought it was a good idea to admit that he stole food from camp in front of eleven starving people on the island. The episode after he got voted out had people lampshade the stupidity of that.
*** Lucy ended up telling Ken and David that Jessica is going to get voted out and they should not talk to anybody else in this game. This made both of the men feel like they are on the bottom of their tribe causing David to play his idol on Jessica sending Lucy home.
*** Paul told Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy to their faces that if the men did want to stick together, he'd tell them "good luck girls, you're on your own". Jessica, Sunday, and Lucy all decided to go with David, Ken, and Cece to vote him out of the game.
*** Narrowly averted with Jessica in Episode 4 and Adam in Episode 8/9 as the former could not believe that her allies wanted to blindslide from the game despite her allies previously blindsliding Paul in the last vote only to be saved by David's idol play and the latter attempted to work with Taylor who told about wanting to vote out Will aka one of Taylor's allies and his reward steal advantage despite Adam previously voting out his girlfriend.
17th Nov '16 3:54:00 PM ectoplasmicninja
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* The 2010 Sky One adaptation of ''Literature/{{Discworld/Going Postal}}'' has the [[TitleDrop title dropped]] by Reacher Gilt to Horsefry, after he discovers that Horsefry has been faithfully and painstakingly diarizing and accounting for every one of Gilt's criminal activities over the years, and was happy to show Gilt the fruits of his labour.
17th Oct '16 3:25:06 AM Zaptech
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' recurring character Agent Victoria Hand. Juggling the IdiotBall all season got her close, but the last straw was in "Turn, Turn, Turn". She's transporting the newly revealed BigBad -- who's part of a network of enemies who've infiltrated SHIELD under the guise of loyal agents -- to prison when his former protege asks to help, supposedly feeling betrayed that his mentor was actually a traitor. Blithely accepting this, a little later she hands the protege a gun, expecting him to execute the guy who pretty much single-handedly trained him, brought him into SHIELD, and mentored him for years. When the protege shoots her two henchmen and then her, you can't help but feel this one might be classified as "assisted suicide."
** Raina in the second season finale. She meets alone and threatens the woman who has just started war on Shield. It doesn't go well for her. Subverted, though, as this turns out to have been exactly her intention; Skye witnesses the entire thing, which is exactly what she had wanted to happen, and presumably predicted would happen given her powers of clairvoyance.
15th Oct '16 5:57:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Jeopardy Room" features a sadistic Commissar who traps a rebel defector in a room with a hidden bomb and gives him three hours to find it - or die. The bomb is in a phone and will only go off if someone calls the line and then someone lifts the receiver. The Commissar explains this to his sharpshooter, and near the end of the three hours calls the line. The rebel thinks twice, doesn't pick up, and escapes. Then the Commissar and the idiot sharpshooter go into the same room and are discussing their "worthy adversary." The rebel calls the room and both the Commissar and the shooter are killed when the idiot shooter picks up the ''phone he knows has a bomb in it''.
* ''[[Series/{{V}} V: The Original Miniseries]]'': Robin Maxwell first wanders out of hiding, to be discovered by collaborator Daniel, which leads to the Maxwells having to move, Daniel's parents being arrested, and his grandfather being killed. Having learned nothing, she leaves hiding ''again'', this time getting captured by the Visitors, which leads to the Resistance camp being attacked and her mother being killed. Not to mention actually falling for one of the Visitors' sweet talk -- very dumb, even if it did lead to a useful HalfHumanHybrid. In the series that followed the mini-series, Robin passed this trait on to her daughter, Elizabeth.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Jeopardy Room" features a sadistic Commissar who traps a rebel defector in a room with a hidden bomb and gives him three hours to find it - or die. The bomb is in a phone and will only go off if someone calls the line and then someone lifts the receiver. The Commissar explains this to his sharpshooter, and near the end of the three hours calls the line. The rebel thinks twice, doesn't pick up, and escapes. Then the Commissar and the idiot sharpshooter go into the same room and are discussing their "worthy adversary." The rebel calls the room and both the Commissar and the shooter are killed when the idiot shooter picks up the ''phone he knows has a bomb in it''.
* ''[[Series/{{V}} ''[[Series/{{V 1983}} V: The Original Miniseries]]'': Robin Maxwell first wanders out of hiding, to be discovered by collaborator Daniel, which leads to the Maxwells having to move, Daniel's parents being arrested, and his grandfather being killed. Having learned nothing, she leaves hiding ''again'', this time getting captured by the Visitors, which leads to the Resistance camp being attacked and her mother being killed. Not to mention actually falling for one of the Visitors' sweet talk -- very dumb, even if it did lead to a useful HalfHumanHybrid. In the series that followed the mini-series, Robin passed this trait on to her daughter, Elizabeth.
25th Sep '16 8:54:09 PM WillBGood
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->'''Smith''': His daughter saw you.\\

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->'''Smith''': -->'''Smith''': His daughter saw you.\\
27th Aug '16 1:35:01 PM NNinja
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* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'': There's one episode when a young girl's mom is captured by monsters. When the little girl asks for another woman's help, [[ArbitrarySkepticism the older woman says that there's no such thing as monsters.]] This was midway through the season, after dozens of monsters had attacked the city. Not to mention that just a [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace few years ago]], Earth was temporarily taken over by monsters. And this was the team-up episode, confirming that, yes, the last seven seasons of monster attacks did happen. Not to mention this girl says her mother has been kidnapped. It shouldn't matter if she says it's a monster or human -- her mom was kidnapped and the woman walks away giving no help, which is insanely cruel. It's with good reason that [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] named this lady '''"DUMBEST PERSON IN POWER RANGERS EVER."'''
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