For the NBC television series:
- Complete Monster: On a show whose antagonists are composed mostly of gambling cheaters, thieves, or con artists, Vince Peterson from the end of season 4 and the season 5 premiere stands out as the most depraved villain to appear. He's a billionaire gambler who travels around the world to have a good time. It turns out that this includes kidnapping, raping, and killing women. He uses his money to get away with his crimes, cheery that it allows him to do whatever he wants. He asks Sam Marquez to marry him and sweetens the deal by agreeing to buy the Montecito... before drugging her, tying her up, stuffing her into a trunk case and taking her with him onboard his private plane. He takes way too much pleasure in letting Sam know that she isn't even close to the first woman he's done this to and looks forward to his victim pissing herself in fear because it will turn him on more. He further beats Sam up with his belt and prepares to rape her before she manages to kill him by throwing him off the plane. Sam spends the rest of the season trying to cope with the trauma.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: See Awesome.OtherShows.
- Crowning Moment of Funny - "Me and Danny here, we're gonna go back to our office for ten minutes. But in ten minutes, if I come back here and there's not a leg in the middle of this table, I'm gonna bitchslap every one of you so hard that your unborn children will come out well-behaved."
- Crowning Music of Awesome: The first episode opens with Paul Okenfield's "Ready Steady Go" during a fly by of Vegas, and the intro is crowned with Elvis Presley's "A little less conversation."
- Die for Our Ship: The people who did watch the show can argue whether Mary or Delinda were right for Danny.
- Hollywood Pudgy: There was a rather grating example of this in the season 5 episode "Three Babes, 100 Guns, and a Fat Chick" with the downright skinny Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) and Delinda Deline (Molly Sims), where both characters were repeatedly derided for their sudden weight gains. Delinda was simply pregnant so it's obvious she'd naturally gain a pregnancy belly, but even in this state she looked surprisingly thin. The lightly-build Danny seemingly had a bit of padding tucked underneath his shirt coupled with a suit jacket that's obviously too tiny even for his build, both of which were completely gone by the next episode. Both characters were suddenly treated as if they were grossly overweight.
- "Holy Shit!" Quotient: "Delinda's Box" (both parts), "Junk in the Trunk", "Heroes", "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich"
- Tear Jerker: At the end of season 1, Danny is called back into service, and Ed privately asks his military contacts where he's shipping out to. We only hear Ed's side of the phone conversation, but wherever Danny's going, it's clear from how James Caan seems to age ten years at the reply that Ed expects his protege will be coming home in a casket.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Season 3, episode 9 centered around a comic convention. Before and after each shot we would get a comic panel that was so realistic to the scene it cuts from and to it would rival the legendary Jack Kirby.