These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
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Broken Base - "Pride" has either been loved by the fans or criticised for straying away from the group's rock sound and further into pop.
Fridge Logic: In season 2, all of "Quinn's" trial and the aftermath. Since the majority of the evidence seems to come from the fact that she ran, it's never clear why Olivia didn't discreetly help get her off earlier instead of moving her. Further, she's only charged with the 7 murders as far as we see, and never identity forgery or terrorism, so it's not clear why a US Attorney is prosecuting her instead of a California DA. Even after the trial, she continues to use the name Quinn Perkins and appears to have no difficulty, for instance, booking a flight under that name. Even if acquitted for murder it is doubtful the DOJ would have let her continue under a fallacious identity.
He Really Can Act: Guillermo Díaz has spent a lifetime playing gangsters and criminals and comedy roles, but now plays the deeply wounded Huck very convincingly.
Some people of the fandom think that Olivia has been increasingly Mary Sue-ish, and so since the pilot, reportedly because she appears TOO competent, scoring a 25 (borderline Mary Sue) in the Mary Sue Limitus Test. However, Olivia is a great subversion since day one. She could be a Mary Sue, or on a pedestal, as Quinn imagines, except that her morals are not presented as perfect, as she can often be too warped in her own impressions to realize the consequences of her acts (though she is well-intentioned), and she can neglect something and get problems because of sheer inattention, and is condemned for it. She was also somewhat manipulated by Fitz, who is apparently less clever than she is. As of now, there is at least ONE character just as manipulative and competent as her : Cyrus. Too bad he is evil, and sometimes outsmarted her.
Also, Olivia's much talked about/validated "gut" (i.e. her BS detector or, as David called it, her "spidy-senses") almost always fails whenever it comes to Fitzgerald Grant. If you look back, every call she made regarding the President Grant/Amanda Tanner thing was - 9 times out of 10 - completely wrong. Because he and how she feels for him - as she said in the first episode - makes her mistrust her gut feelings. So yes, more evidence that, really since episode one, Olivia has been a subversion of a typical Mary Sue.
Moral Event Horizon: The President murders Verna Thornton in order to maintain his hold on the Presidency after he learned of the election rigging that put him there, because she was going to speak to a federal prosecutor and completely expose Defiance. Granted, she did hire an assassin to murder him earlier in the season, and had weeks to live at most.
Oh, Quinn... why the fuck did you take those scissors out of Gideon's neck when they were obviously THE ONLY THING KEEPING HIM ALIVE? That was Susan Mayer-Delfino level dumb.
The whole gay soldier making the choice to come out was an Idiot Plot. If he'd discreetly told the DA who he was with at the time of his fiancée's murder, everything would have been solved in five minutes. Aside from the fact DAs usually don't make a habit of outing people, he likely wouldn't have even had to tell what the other man was to him. Just say, 'I was at so-and-so with this person,' let the DA talk to the person, and presto, no murder charge against him!
The point of that story wasn't so much about the revelation as it was about his inability to face it. If he was capable of being sufficiently cavalier about his sexuality to quietly drop a note into a DA's ear about it, it would've wrapped the whole thing up with a tight little bow. However, that whole thing with "I cannot be gay" indicates that Sully can't confront himself on the issue even for a second without going into a self-loathing spiral. It's not idiotic; it's neurotic, and it's all too accurate for many people from strongly conservative/religious backgrounds who identify as queer.