YMMV: Judging Amy
- Harsher in Hindsight: The death in prison of character Graciela Reyes, a troubled teen that Amy was trying to help, was a very sudden and unexpected shock: Amy arrives at the prison to talk to her, but is instead handed her personal effects, just as she receives the phonecall to tell her Graciela is dead. She stammers the words: "That can't be how this story ends". Tara Correa-Mc Mullen, the actress who played Graciela, was randomly shot dead in the crossfire of a gang fight, six months after the episode aired.
- Jerkass Woobie: Dear heavens, Gillian.
- The people in juvenile court can come across as this, as can the parents and children Maxine works with. (And, sometimes, Maxine herself.)
- The Woobie: Amy, more often than not.