* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: 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, [[GoldDigger so she's clearly not after looks or personality in a man.]]
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Axing any marriages that happen, as the plot relies heavily on character's turbulent love lives.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nina and Finch.
* EvilIsSexy: Amy
* JerkassWoobie: Nina when [[spoiler: Binny dies]]
** Finch gets this every now and then, having a distant father and all that.
* RelationshipWritingFumble: Eliot and Maya finally started dating but then broke up.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Minor recurring character Persky was played by TomKenny, who is better known as SpongeBobSquarePants among others.
* TheScrappy: 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 [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: he really wanted to give his daughter Hannah the father he couldn't be for Maya, but now he'll only get to see her when her mother says so.]]