YMMV: Just Shoot Me!

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Did Amy simultaneously date Elliot and Finch to see who was a better long-term boyfriend (so she says) or did she just like having two men fighting over her? She mentioned going after the newly-promoted Kevin after dumping both of them, so she's clearly not after looks or personality in a man.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Axing any marriages that happen, as the plot relies heavily on character's turbulent love lives.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Nina and Finch.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Amy
  • Jerkass Woobie: Nina when Binny dies
    • Finch gets this every now and then, having a distant father and all that.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: Eliot and Maya finally started dating but then broke up.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Minor recurring character Persky was played by Tom Kenny, who is better known as SpongeBob SquarePants among others.
  • The Scrappy: Maya, mainly for being so opinionated and smug.
  • Squick: Wally got to spend some private time with Maya in one episode. It's implied that they may not have had sex, but that he just masturbated while watching her.
    • A 13-year-old boy tries to seduce Maya, even after she lets slip that she's about to turn 50.
  • Tearjerker: When Jack's wife left him for another man. Maya, who never liked their marriage to begin with, can't help but feel bad for him.
    • Coming in immediately after that, Jack laments how he really wanted to be the kind of father for Hannah that he couldn't be for Maya, but now he'll only get to see her when her mother says so.