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* DomesticAbuser: Strongly implied for George Farrow.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Strongly implied for George Farrow.


* UncannyValley: The woman on the beach has body language that is not quite normal.

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* DiabolusExMachina: If it weren't for [[spoiler: George Farrow destroying the book]], things might have gone very differently.
* DomesticAbuser: Strongly implied for George Farrow.


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* {{Forgiveness}}: Mrs. Parker believes in forgiveness, and feels that revenge would only make matters worse. [[spoiler:However, she finds herself unable to forgive John Marson because he doesn't regret his actions.]]


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* LackOfEmpathy: Harris calls John Marson and the council out on this:
--> '''Harris:''' You donít even care, do you? You couldnít care less about her. Or me, for that matter, or the rest of the damn world.


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* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: Mr. Marson died because he wanted to save Taveye.]] Unfortunately, it has exactly the opposite effect.


* TomeOfEldritchLore: Some of Jonathan Vaun's books are hinted to be this.

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* TomeOfEldritchLore: Some of Jonathan Vaun's books are hinted to be this. [[spoiler: He used to have one specifically about the being in the cave, but it was stolen after his death.]]


* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Taveye town council, especially Montgomery and McGowan, can't seem to agree on anything.

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* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Taveye town council, especially Montgomery and McGowan, [=McGowan=], can't seem to agree on anything.

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* AtLeastIAdmitIt: John Marson defends his actions this way.
--> '''Marson''': You know, afterwards, there were folk who couldnít look me in the eye. Who crossed the street when they saw one of us four. Even though they were standing right there when we did it, and did nothing. Some even cheered. And yet, no one ever gives them a lecture on right and wrong.


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* BurnTheWitch: [[spoiler: Jonathan Vaun]] was accused of witchcraft. This is foreshadowed by one of the Bible verses on the cross. [[spoiler: Later, the same happens to Mrs. Parker]].


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* MetaphoricallyTrue:
--> '''Mrs. Wick:''' I was trying to preserve the order. And I think what I said was true in spirit, if perhaps not literally.


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* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Taveye town council, especially Montgomery and McGowan, can't seem to agree on anything.


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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Mr. Marson is one for Mrs. Parker, being the only one who knows she's Jonathan Vaun's niece, other than her husband. He eventually tells Harris, and Bridget overhears, allowing the secret to get out anyway.]]
* SecretSecretKeeper: It's likely that Mrs. Wick knew all along that [[spoiler: Mrs. Parker was Jonathan Vaun's niece]].
* ShamingTheMob: Mrs. Wick does this in her very first scene.


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* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler:Jonathan Vaun]] became the target of an angry mob [[spoiler:after Marson followed him into the cave. The same thing later happens to Mrs. Parker, although unlike Vaun, she isn't killed]]. The trope even appears by name in one of Harris's dreams.


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* VerbalTic: Several characters have one. The woman on the beach speaks... with odd... pauses. Mrs. Parker calls Harris 'dear' a lot. Montgomery tends to repeat... tends to repeat part of his sentences.


* AmbiguouslyHuman: The woman on the beach looks human, but may be... something else.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: The woman on the beach looks human, but may be... something else. [[spoiler: Chapter 19 reveals that she used to be Susan Holt, a reporter for a newspaper in Essmouth.]]



* BerserkButton: Seeing the necklace proves to be one for Mr. Marson (not that he's the calmest of people to begin with).



* IntrepidReporter: [[spoiler: Susan Holt]] was one, first investigating a scandal at the Essmouth chemical plant, and then the mystery surrounding Taveye.



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Evelyn Parker, formerly known as Judy Vaun, Jonathan's niece.]]



* NotSoDifferent: Implied by Mr. Parker about Harris and [[spoiler: Susan Holt]].
--> '''Mr. Parker:''' She seemed the type who discovers a mystery and latches onto it.
--> He gave me a lingering look.



* {{Sleepwalking}}: Harris somehow manages to create a drawing in his sleep.

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* {{Sleepwalking}}: Harris somehow manages to create a drawing in his sleep. Later, he gets a 'normal' sleepwalking episode as well.


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* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Harris asks [[spoiler: where the gold comes from.]] The answer is... less than clear, to put it mildly.


* MagicalAccessory: The lady at the gift shop claims the jewellery she sells can bring true love, or eternal happiness. Cathy believes her, but Harris is sceptical. [[spoiler:Later, she gives Harris a necklace to help against the effects of the being below the water. It definitely does '''something''', although it doesn't entirely restore him to normal.]]

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* MagicalAccessory: The lady at the gift shop claims the jewellery she sells can bring true love, or eternal happiness. Cathy believes her, but Harris is sceptical. [[spoiler:Later, she gives Harris a necklace to help against the effects of the being below the water. It definitely does '''something''', ''something'', although it doesn't entirely restore him to normal.]]


* MagicalAccessory: The lady at the gift shop claims the jewellery she sells can bring true love, or eternal happiness. Cathy believes her, but Harris is sceptical.

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* MagicalAccessory: The lady at the gift shop claims the jewellery she sells can bring true love, or eternal happiness. Cathy believes her, but Harris is sceptical. [[spoiler:Later, she gives Harris a necklace to help against the effects of the being below the water. It definitely does '''something''', although it doesn't entirely restore him to normal.]]


* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Chapter 16 consists mainly of Mr. Marson telling Harris about the past.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Chapter Chapters 16 consists and 17 consist mainly of Mr. Marson telling Harris about the past.


* MainliningTheMonster: [[spoiler:Jonathan Vaun wasn't a smuggler after all...]]



* MainliningTheMonster: [[spoiler:Jonathan Vaun wasn't a smuggler after all...]]

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* MainliningTheMonster: [[spoiler:Jonathan Vaun wasn't a smuggler after all...]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: Jonathan Vaun was rumoured to have made one. In a less literal sense, the way Mr. Marson describes Vaun's job offer also gives off this vibe.


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* IllTakeTwoBeersToo:
--> '''Marson:''' Iíll warn you, itís a long story. Get two beers from the fridge over there, will you? And you can have some too if you like.


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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Chapter 16 consists mainly of Mr. Marson telling Harris about the past.

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Harris falls asleep, and wakes up to find that Cathy and Jeff haven't come back. He finds them lying on the beach, dead, but then it turns out that he hadn't really woken up after all, and they're both fine.]]


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* ImagineSpot: While on the bus leaving Taveye, Harris imagines his future, trying to forget what he saw, and to convince himself it never happened. It ends badly, and he decides to get off the bus and go back.


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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Fear that someone else will disappear in Taveye (possibly Helena, or someone who looks like her) is what causes Harris to go back on his decision to leave.


* Sleepwalking: Harris somehow manages to create a drawing in his sleep.

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* Sleepwalking: {{Sleepwalking}}: Harris somehow manages to create a drawing in his sleep.

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