* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Nessa, though at times it's hard to see when the gold shines through. Especially with how she treats Gwen.
* MoralEventHorizon: Stacey trying to get pregnant without Gavin knowing. She stops taking her birth control for over a ''year'', and doesn't think to ask him whether he's ready to be a father.
* RetroactiveRecognition: James Corden guest-starred in ''Series/DoctorWho'' twice.
** Mathew Horne in ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow''.
** [[BeingHuman Russell Tovey]] in some of the first season episodes as one of Gavin's friends.
* TearJerker: The letter from Stacey's dad in series 1, episode 6.
* {{Wangst}}: Stacey's endless longing for home in series two.
** Stacey's prone to this, her wangsting over not being able to have a baby ''right there and then''.
*** Although they have been trying regularly for well over a year with no results ''at all'', which has to get kind of worrying.