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16th May '14 9:25:00 AM TwilightChronicles
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* FanService: Like a lot of stuff on the show, included but downplayed. Virginia undressing in Episode 4 would have been this, had it not been for the fact that the outfit she gets in too covers just as much as the librarian sweater. Her [[spoiler:"escort" getup]] in Episode 9 is constantly cut away from to show the reactions of various characters.

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* FanService: Like a lot of stuff on the show, included but downplayed. Virginia undressing Virginia's escort getup in Episode 4 would have been this, had it not been for the fact that the outfit she gets in too covers just as much as the librarian sweater. Her [[spoiler:"escort" getup]] in Episode 9 is constantly cut away from to show the reactions of various characters. 9.


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* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Team Turk in Season 2.
** Turk - The Cynic
** Colorado - The Optimist
** Georgia - The Realist
** Texas - The Conflicted


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* FrontlineGeneral: Turk.
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* AbsenteeActor: Hawaii disappears for a stretch of five episodes in Season 2, presumably off being the HeroOfAnotherStory. Ethan disappears for two, and then ''six'', but in the latter case it's because [[spoiler: he's dead.]]

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* AbsenteeActor: Hawaii disappears for a stretch of five episodes in Season 2, presumably off being the HeroOfAnotherStory. Ethan disappears for two, and then ''six'', but in the latter case it's because [[spoiler: he's dead.]]
15th May '14 9:53:13 AM TwilightChronicles
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''The Other Side'' is an action/drama webseries..

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''The Other Side'' is an action/drama webseries..webseries.


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* BackToBackBadasses: Jesse and Alice after taking down one of Cain's men.
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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Nevada's death was probably this, considering Virginia's breakdown immediately after it happened.]]

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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: Nevada's death was probably this, considering Virginia's breakdown immediately after it happened.death.]]



** Hawaii goes from [[spoiler: Livingston's personal assassin]] to a man with no fighting ability whatsoever, but his attachment to Livingston survives the operation, as does his flighty nature and lack of willpower.

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** Hawaii goes from [[spoiler: Livingston's personal assassin]] to a man with no fighting ability whatsoever, but his attachment to Livingston survives the operation, as does his flighty nature and lack of willpower.nature.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems to run in the family for the Cains, all three of whom debuted as rather charming, and revealed their true colors shortly after.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems to run in the family for the Cains, all three of whom debuted were introduced as rather charming, charming and revealed their true colors shortly after.charismatic, and later turned out to be rather cold-blooded.



* BrokenPedestal: Mr. Livingston becomes this for Brent after he fires him as a bodyguard and leaves him at the old facility, but not enough so that Brent would be willing to give up any information under torture.



* CastHerd: Starting in Season 2, the opening credits denote each character's allegiance to a particular faction.
** '''Team Virginia''': Virginia, initially working by herself to rescue the States. She recruited Hawaii early in the show, but he defected to Team Livingston in Season 2 after spending half the season as TheMole. He was replaced with Brent and Talia. Effectively dissolved now that Virginia and Brent are working for Livingston. (White)
** '''Team Turk''': Turk originally worked for Livingston, but defected in Season 2 and recruited Texas and Georgia. The alliance now consists of only Turk and Colorado. (Dark Grey)
** '''Team Livingston''': Mr. Livingston and his organization. Notable agents include Hawaii, Ethan, Jesse, Alice and formerly Brent. (Red)
** '''Team Cain''': Georgia's family, aligned against Team Livingston and Team Turk, and comprised of her father and brother. (Purple)

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* CastHerd: The show can easily be broken down in different factions based on character's alliances. Starting in Season 2, the opening credits denote titles assign each character's allegiance to a particular faction.
** '''Team Virginia''': Virginia, initially working by herself to rescue the States. She recruited Hawaii early in the show, but he defected to
group its own color. There's Team Virginia (White), Team Turk (Grey), Team Livingston in Season 2 after spending half the season as TheMole. He was replaced with Brent and Talia. Effectively dissolved now that Virginia and Brent are working for Livingston. (White)
** '''Team Turk''': Turk originally worked for Livingston, but defected in Season 2 and recruited Texas and Georgia. The alliance now consists of only Turk and Colorado. (Dark Grey)
** '''Team Livingston''': Mr. Livingston and his organization. Notable agents include Hawaii, Ethan, Jesse, Alice and formerly Brent. (Red)
** '''Team Cain''': Georgia's family, aligned against Team Livingston
(Red) and Team Turk, and comprised of her father and brother. (Purple) Cain (Purple).



* ConMenHateGuns: Colorado, until the Season 3 premiere.

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* ConMenHateGuns: Colorado, until although he's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness not above brandishing on in the Season 3 premiere. premiere to rescue Turk.]]



* DawsonCasting: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with most of the cast, who are high school aged and playing characters presumably in their early twenties. The most extreme example is probably Mr. Livingston, whose actor is several years younger than the rest of the cast, but whose character is implied to be several years older.
** Played straight with some of the new characters in Season 3, who are played by actors who are actually in their twenties, but apparently supposed to be younger. Jimmy Cain, in particular, is heavily implied to be, at the oldest, just out of high school.



* DescendedCreator: The director was originally only making a CreatorCameo in the first episode, and didn't even intend to give his character (a one-off guard who may or may not have been killed in his scene) a name. However, things changed, and he reprised the role in the fourth episode, and he's now the third most important character on the show.



* DirectedByCastMember: That cast member being Colorado.
* Dramedy: The show can get pretty funny at times, with most of those moment facilitated by Colorado and Turk.



* TheDulcineaEffect: All over the place with Virginia and Hawaii. Five minutes after they meet each other, he's is already pledging that he'll do anything for her because she saved his life. However, it's [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in Season 2, where we get to see just how difficult it is for the two of them to stay exclusively loyal to one another when they have very different agendas.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show's first season was of much lower quality, with very short episodes, and focus generally only given to Virginia and Turk. The second season is when it really started to come into its own.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: All over the place with Virginia and Hawaii. Five minutes after they meet each other, he's is already pledging that he'll do anything for her because she saved his life. However, it's [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in Season 2, where we get to see just how difficult it is for the two of them to stay exclusively loyal to one another when they have very different agendas.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show's first season was of much lower quality, with very short episodes, and focus generally only given to Virginia and Turk. The second season is when it really started to come into its own.[[GrowingTheBeard Grow The Beard]].



* FakeGuestStar: Colorado in Season 1. Livingston and Georgia in the second half of Season 2. Jesse and Alice are becoming this in Season 3.
* FakeNationality: The entire cast is Canadian, and most of them played confirmed Americans.

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* FakeGuestStar: Colorado in Season 1. Livingston and Georgia in the second half of Season 2. Jesse and Alice are becoming this in Season 3.
* FakeNationality: The entire cast is Canadian, and most of them played confirmed Americans.
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* ForScience: Seems to be the reasoning behind Talia's operation/Eximius infusion. Turk all but outright states she's being forced into it.

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* ForScience: Seems to be the reasoning behind Talia's operation/Eximius infusion. Turk all but outright basically states that she's being been forced into it.



* ItsPersonal: Starting in Season 2, Turk no longer has control of the States. Virginia makes it clear that things aren't over between them, and from then on their conflict is this.

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* ItsPersonal: Starting in Season 2, Turk no longer has The driving force behind Virginia and Turk's conflict, considering that he loses control of the States. Virginia makes it clear that things aren't over between them, and from then on their conflict is this.States in the first episode of Season 2.



* MauveShirt: Joyce the doctor.

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* MauveShirt: Joyce the doctor. Texas is a debatable example.



* MoodLighting: Scenes in the torture chamber. Always pitch black except for orange lights, contrasting the vibrant colours of the rest of the show.

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* MoodLighting: Scenes in the torture chamber. Always pitch black except for orange lights, contrasting the vibrant colours colors of the rest of the show.



* RealLifeRelative: The actors who play Virginia and Livingston are brother and sister [[spoiler: just like they are on the show.]] In addition, there have been a ''startling'' number of real-life couples on the show, most notably Von Lukawiecki and Bean, who used to be engaged.



* ScarsAreForever: Well, sort of. We finally get to see Virginia's bullet scar a full season after she would've gotten it, but it's only ever visible in that one scene.
* SequelNonEntity: WordOfGod is that Hawaii isn't going to be featured in any capacity in the third and fourth seasons.

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* ScarsAreForever: Well, sort of. We finally get to see Virginia's bullet scar a full season after she would've gotten it, but it's only ever visible in that one scene. \n* SequelNonEntity: WordOfGod is that Hawaii isn't going to be featured in any capacity in the third and fourth seasons.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Andrew Von Lukawiecki's surname is spelled wrong in the opening credits for the entire first season.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Andrew Von Lukawiecki's surname Notice that the name of the actor playing Turk is spelled wrong differently in the opening credits Season 2. That's because it was misspelled for the entire first season.''all of Season 1''.



* ThrowItIn: In the torture scene in Episode 7, Turk really stabbed Virginia in the knee; her grunt of pain and subsequent tears were completely real. The director was offscreen at the time, and since they just kept going, nobody realized she was injured until after the scene was shot.



** BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Maybe a little in Colorado's case, but strongly averted with Virginia.

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** BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Maybe Virginia, who's endured months of it, from many different people, still has a little in Colorado's case, but strongly averted with Virginia. conscience.



* UnexplainedRecovery: Turk in the Season 3 premiere. He's looking pretty good considering that the last time we saw him [[spoiler: Virginia impaled him with a huge branch. The circumstances of his survival are eventually revealed midway through Season 3.]]
** For that matter, it's not clear how exactly Virginia got free of the torture chamber in Episode 8, considering she was tied up and presumably bleeding heavily from a bullet wound.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Turk in Virginia at the Season 3 premiere. He's looking pretty good considering that end of the first season. The last time we saw him [[spoiler: Virginia impaled him with a huge branch. The circumstances of his survival are eventually revealed midway through Season 3.]]
** For that matter, it's not clear how exactly Virginia got free of the torture chamber in Episode 8, considering
her she was tied up to a chair and presumably bleeding heavily from a point-blank bullet wound.wound. Turk's appearance in the third season premiere was initially this as well, but we learn the circumstances of his recovery in a flashback.



* VillainsOutShopping: Episode 21, which opens with Turk and Colorado having dinner in a restaurant.

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* VillainsOutShopping: Episode 21, which An episode opens with Turk and Colorado having dinner in a restaurant.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brent was originally going to be killed off at the end of his flashback episode, but the crew was so impressed with the actor's performance (which was entirely improvised) that they changed the end of the episode to have Hawaii release him instead.
** Arizona was originally going to be Colorado's date to the party in Episode 9 (making her a ChekovsGunman) and have a character arc in Season 2, but since the role was recast, the storyline was cut and she began appearing only in season finales.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Colorado has a box of Timbits in early Season 3, so it might take place in Canada, but there's evidence against that too:
** Turk, Colorado and Ethan have been travelling for hours, and Ethan's flashback a few episodes later shows them passing several New York landmarks (including the Statue of Liberty). He seemed to think they were going to Tijuana.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brent was originally going to be killed off at the end of his flashback episode, but the crew was so impressed with the actor's performance (which was entirely improvised) that they changed the end of the episode to have Hawaii release him instead.
** Arizona was originally going to be Colorado's date to the party in Episode 9 (making her a ChekovsGunman) and have a character arc in Season 2, but since the role was recast, the storyline was cut and she began appearing only in season finales.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's not clear if the show is set in America or Canada. Colorado has a box of Timbits in early Season 3, so it might take place in Canada, one episode, but there's evidence against that too:
** Turk, Colorado and Ethan have been travelling for hours, and Ethan's flashback
a few episodes later shows them later, his group is shown passing several New York landmarks (including City landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty). He Liberty. Ethan seemed to think they were going to Tijuana.
20th Mar '14 2:51:10 PM TwilightChronicles
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* GeneralFailure: Turk, for most of the first two seasons, which eventually results in a VillainousBreakdown. However, after he splits off from Livingston, he gets much better, and Season 2 ends with a massive victory for his team ([[spoiler: Virginia's side of the State Fight incurs four casualties, including Hawaii and Talia, while Turk's side only loses Texas.]])



* UnexplainedRecovery: Turk in the Season 3 premiere. He's looking pretty good considering that the last time we saw him [[spoiler: Virginia impaled him with a huge branch.]] For that matter, it's not clear how exactly Virginia got free of the torture chamber in Episode 8, considering she was tied up and probably bleeding from a bullet wound.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Turk in the Season 3 premiere. He's looking pretty good considering that the last time we saw him [[spoiler: Virginia impaled him with a huge branch.]] The circumstances of his survival are eventually revealed midway through Season 3.]]
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For that matter, it's not clear how exactly Virginia got free of the torture chamber in Episode 8, considering she was tied up and probably presumably bleeding heavily from a bullet wound.
14th Mar '14 5:44:44 AM TwilightChronicles
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* AffablyEvil: The Cains have it down to a science, particularly Mr. Cain. In his first proper scene, he treats Virginia to a candle-lit dinner with wine, speaks charmingly and cordially and expresses genuine empathy for her situation at several points. [[spoiler: However, after he has perceived that she's lied to him and threatened his daughter, he becomes angry, bitter, and has her sent off to be tortured and raped. ''Yeah''.]]



* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: [[AvertedTrope Yeah, right]]. One of the weakest elements of the first half of the show is its repeated attempts to invoke this, and ending up with choreographed fights that are not executed correctly. Season 3 manages to fix the problem, with the first big fight scene looking much more natural by invoking moves that a normal person with a little bit of training could and would use in an actual fight.



* BeardOfEvil: A pretty good indication of whether or not a male character is going to be a villain is whether or not they have facial hair.

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* BeardOfEvil: A pretty good indication of whether or not a male character is going to be a villain is whether or not they have facial hair.hair.
** Seemingly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by Colorado, who is shown in flashback to have his beard, but first appears clean-shaven. It appears he shaved shortly before he became TheMole, and grew it back once outed as a villain.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems to run in the family for the Cains, all three of whom debuted as rather charming, and revealed their true colors shortly after.



* Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8: Virginia is tortured by Turk and Colorado, who drag in Hawaii halfway through in order to force her to talk.
* Season 2, Episode 4: Virginia unsuccessfully tortures Brent, who laughs it off and even starts flirting with her.
* Season 3, Episode 4: [[spoiler: The Cains torture Virginia, Turk and Colorado. This one is notable as nothing is actually shown on screen. Turk and Colorado are seen totally by themselves throughout the whole episode, although Turk is in really bad shape and hallucinating. Virginia, meanwhile, is implied to be raped by Jimmy Cain.]]

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* ** Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8: Virginia is tortured by Turk and Colorado, who drag in Hawaii halfway through in order to force her to talk.
* ** Season 2, Episode 4: Virginia unsuccessfully tortures Brent, who laughs it off and even starts flirting with her.
* ** Season 3, Episode 4: [[spoiler: The Cains torture Virginia, Turk and Colorado. This one is notable as nothing is actually shown on screen. Turk and Colorado are seen totally by themselves throughout because it features the whole episode, although Turk first truly successful method a torturer has employed. That method, unfortunately, is in really bad shape and hallucinating. Virginia, meanwhile, is implied to be raped by Jimmy Cain.[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]].]]


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* CutApart: Seems to be happening early in Season 2. There's no other explanation for how Virginia, Hawaii, Brent, Turk, Colorado, Ethan, Georgia ''and'' Texas can all be at the Facility at the same time and not encounter one another.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Basically a motif at this point. The show opens on a scene of this, a so far every season has devoted [[OnceASeason at least one episode to somebody's torture]].
* Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8: Virginia is tortured by Turk and Colorado, who drag in Hawaii halfway through in order to force her to talk.
* Season 2, Episode 4: Virginia unsuccessfully tortures Brent, who laughs it off and even starts flirting with her.
* Season 3, Episode 4: [[spoiler: The Cains torture Virginia, Turk and Colorado. This one is notable as nothing is actually shown on screen. Turk and Colorado are seen totally by themselves throughout the whole episode, although Turk is in really bad shape and hallucinating. Virginia, meanwhile, is implied to be raped by Jimmy Cain.]]



* DawsonCasting: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with most of the cast, who are high school aged and playing characters presumably in their early twenties. The most extreme example is probably Mr. Livingston, whose actor is several years younger than the rest of the cast, but whose character is implied to be several years older.
** Played straight with some of the new characters in Season 3, who are played by actors who are actually in their twenties, but apparently supposed to be younger. Jimmy Cain, in particular, is heavily implied to be, at the oldest, just out of high school.



* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Texas is TheBigGuy of Team Turk, although he's about the same size as Colorado.
* FakeAmerican: Probably the whole cast, but certainly all of the States, considering the entire cast is Canadian.

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* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Texas is TheBigGuy of Team Turk, although physically he's about the same size as Colorado.
* FakeAmerican: Probably the whole cast, but certainly all of the States, considering the entire cast is Canadian.
Colorado.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Turk and Colorado.



* MadeOfIron: So far, [[spoiler: Virginia]] has survived being tortured extensively (twice), stabbed, shot in the shoulder at point-blank range, and knocked unconcious several times.

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* * MadeOfIron: So far, [[spoiler: Virginia]] has survived being tortured extensively (twice), stabbed, shot in the shoulder at point-blank range, and knocked unconcious several times.



* PrecisionFStrike: ''Written down'', no less. The first two seasons are otherwise totally devoid of any word worse than "shit", so it really stands out.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brent was originally going to be killed off at the end of his flashback episode, but the crew was so impressed with Robbie Nagle's performance (which was entirely improvised) that they changed the end of the episode to have Hawaii release him instead.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brent was originally going to be killed off at the end of his flashback episode, but the crew was so impressed with Robbie Nagle's the actor's performance (which was entirely improvised) that they changed the end of the episode to have Hawaii release him instead.
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* BloodyHandprint: On a shower curtain.


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* FakeAmerican: Probably the whole cast, but certainly all of the States, considering the entire cast is Canadian.
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* BeardOfEvil: A pretty good indication of whether or not a male character is going to be a villain is whether or not they have facial hair.



* BlackAndGreyMorality: The arguable point of the show. Turk and Colorado are clearly evil, but Virginia's isn't above murder, torture and putting innocent lives at risk to get what she wants.



* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Turk, Livingston, Ethan, although they're all dirty blonds. Doesn't really count, because Colorado (dark brown) and the Cains ([[EvilRedhead red]]) are just as evil.

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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Turk, Livingston, Ethan, although they're all dirty blonds. Doesn't really count, because Colorado (dark brown) and the Cains ([[EvilRedhead red]]) are just as evil.bad.


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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Turk and Colorado are this to Mr. Livingston's organization. In Season 3, ''everybody'' is this to the Cains.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: Turk and Colorado, of the [HeterosexualLifePartners heterosexual]] variety. Jesse and Alice, of the "could be a couple but aren't" variety.


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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Season 3, Episode 4, courtesy of Jimmy Cain.
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Arizona. She definitely does some pretty bad stuff, but she doesn't appear to have a ''motive'' for any of it. She justifies her presence at the State Fight with a shrug, and it's left at that.


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** Arizona was originally going to be Colorado's date to the party in Episode 9 (making her a ChekovsGunman) and have a character arc in Season 2, but since the role was recast, the storyline was cut and she began appearing only in season finales.
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