* EvenBetterSequel: ''Ciem 2'' wanted to be this to the original ''Ciem''.
* MoralEventHorizon: Gunner and Skellig. But the trophy goes to Kelsea Linney. After her initial effort to blow up the Levens' house meets with an unexpected Musaran encounter, she [[spoiler: decides to activate the bomb from within her car and simply ram the house, killing herself ''and'' her small child in the process.]]
** [[spoiler: '''Note:''' She brought A SMALL BOY to help her BOMB SOMEONE'S HOUSE! Why? Because she hated him, she stole his debit card, he tried to get it back, and she tried to get revenge by calling him a stalker. But when her allegations and the facts didn't add up, she had to take matters into her own hands...]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Merle, a white [[{{BadCopIncompetentCop}} cop]], beats a [[{{BroughtDownToNormal}} defenseless]] Donte, a black man, [[{{JackBauerInterrogationTechnique}} for information]].
** And the Flippo girls, in defiance of Erin's prudery, seem to measure their worth largely by [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits how competently they can end up in a lasting marriage]]. Not too terrible though, since the men they marry measure themselves by the same standard.
** Andrew the Truck Driver, a black man, hates Mexicans.
*** Edited out of the Mod The Sims Social syndicated version, to avoid breaching the site's rules that stories cannot depict (mundane) racism.
** The only character that is made obvious as a lesbian [[{{BuryYourGays}} dies]].
* TheWoobie: Candi, in some ways, though her {{Wangst}} may get a little annoying to some readers. At least at first, [[{{TheChewToy}} the universe just seems to hate her guts]].