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[[HeKnowsTooMuch Someone is too close to finding out the]] ''[[HeKnowsTooMuch truth]]''. Or perhaps he or she knows too much [[ForYourOwnGood for their own good]]. For whatever reason, this person has been seriously injured or ill, and is now unconscious in a hospital bed. An assailant slips behind the hospital staff and quietly sneaks into the hospital room with intent on killing the sleeping patient. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they [[BigDamnHeroes don't]].

Scarily enough, there are cases where this is the TruthInTelevision.

Compare with RoomDisservice and DudeShesLikeInAComa.

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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In one of the arcs of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' , [[spoiler:Satoko]] is killed like this when she is left as the sole survivor of Hinamizawa Disaster.
* Gaara tries this with Rock Lee in ''{{Naruto}}'', pre HeelFaceTurn. He is stopped by Shikamaru and Naruto.
** Of course, Lee didn't know any particular information. Gaara was just nuts enough to want him dead.
*** More specifically, Gaara couldn't comprehend why Gai would risk his own life to protect his protege, when Gaara's own mentor tried to kill him. Rather than try to confront the fact that other people have love and he doesn't, he decided to remove the reminder.
* Happens to Rally in ''GunsmithCats''. No outside assistance, and indeed she was never more than half awake as she shot the assassin down and threw the bomb under her pillow out the window.
* Several villains do this to a police detective in the ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "The Fortunate Ones: MISSING HEARTS".
** This is done all the time! When nobody is able to kill the Major in combat, they try something else and send an assassin to kill her when she gets her cybernetic body replaced and is nothing more than a BrainInAJar for a few minutes.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* In the 14th album of the ''XIII'' series (''Danger to the State'') Irina Svetlanova [[spoiler: disguised as a nurse attempts to do it to the main protagonist]].
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[[folder: Film ]]
* ''TheOmen''.
* Barely averted in both the first and second ''[[TheGodfather Godfather]]'' films. In the first Michael Corleone arrives to find the police guards have been 'reassigned'. He gets a nurse to move his father's bed to another room, then bluffs the killers by standing outside (with a friend) and sliding a hand inside his coat when the carload of killers turn up. In the second film the hitman, having distracted the nurses, is about to press a pillow over the patient's face when a squad of Cuban soldiers, who have been tipped off about the hit, march in and shoot him.
* The climax of the film ''U.S. Marshals''.
* Elle Driver disguises herself as [[HelloNurse a nurse]] and attempts to do this to The Bride in the first volume of ''KillBill''. Fortunately Bill calls at the last minute and cancels the hit.
* Bethany from ''{{Dogma}}'' saves "existence" by doing this.
** ...to [[spoiler: ''God'']]
* Similar thing happens in ''HardBoiled'', only that the victim is not unconscious but rather, in a plaster cast from tip to toe, which only makes the murder ([[{{Squick}} with a scalpel]]) crueler.
* The Steve [=McQueen=] thriller ''{{Bullitt}}'' (1968). A hitman sneaks into the hospital with the intent of finishing off his target, but is recognised and chased off by Bullitt.
* ''Telefon''. A priest who's been [[ManchurianAgent brainwashed to commit sabotage]] is captured alive. A female KGB agent purchases a nurses' uniform from an on-sight outfitters, while Charles Bronson (posing as a doctor) rings up the duty nurse and tells her that another nurse will be replacing her, as she's to report somewhere else. The false nurse then injects air into the IV tube of the patient.
* In Peter Jackson's ''TheLordOfTheRings'', it's hinted that Gríma did this to Théodred.
* Very nearly happens in ''{{Orphan}}''.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* Dean Koontz's ''The Door To December'' features a hitman sitting in his car, preparing to sneak into a hospital in the middle of the night to whack a certain patient. The next time we see him, [[spoiler: he's still sitting in his car -- with his neck crushed by an unknown assailant.]]
* Happens very early in ASongOfIceAndFire to Bran Stark after he witnessed TwinCest. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}, when it turns out Joffrey arranged it as a MercyKill. He thought it was, nobody else did.]]
* ''AbleTeam'' ("Justice by Fire"). A corrupt FBI agent goes to interview the sole survivor of an Able Team ambush. It turns out he's willing to tell everything about those paying the FBI agent, who notices that the food service workers in the hospital don't have any form of identification. A few hours later, a man dressed as a food service worker presses a pillow over the patient's face.
* In ''BoredOfTheRings'', after the battle of Minas Troney, Farashlax is assigned a private hospital room, where he is visited by an apron-and-stethoscope-wearing Arrowroot (already now claiming the title of "true king of all Twodor"). The Ranger emerges with his apron covered in blood, and explains that Farashlax succumbed to [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "terminal abrasions and contusions with complications,"]] though Legolam didn't think he was wounded that much.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Happens in ''{{Fringe}}'', episode 1x09
* ''NewTricks'' had a villain from the previous season attempt to smother Jack Halford while he was in hospital recovering from a car accident.
* ''LawAndOrder'' had this done to a child to make his mother keep quiet.
* Done in the first season finale of ''TwinPeaks''.
* In ''[[TwentyFour 24]]'', this happens to [[spoiler:Janet York]].
* In an episode of ''FamilyMatters'', Carl ends up in a hospital after being hit with a bullet during a shootout. A shooter, seeking revenge for his relative who Carl recently arrested, dresses up as a doctor and sneaks into the hospital room intent on killing Carl. [[spoiler: Steve sneaks up behind the shooter and knocks him out with the metal squatting pan.]]
* An unusual humorous (if morbidly so) example occurs in ''RescueMe'', in which a character suffering from kidney cancer awakens from a musical [[DreamSequence dream sequence]] gone awry to find a well-meaning uncle attempting to smother him as an act of mercy because the doctors say he's taken a turn for the worse.
* ''{{Leverage}}'', "The Beantown Bailout Job." [[spoiler: The bank manager]] behind the whole scam is on his way to the hospital to kill the only witness, who's lying in a coma... only to find the Massachusetts State Police waiting for him when he arrives.
* ''TheXFiles''. After A.D. Skinner is shot Scully thinks this has happened to him when she finds his room empty and the police guards missing. It turns out he's being transferred to another hospital. She decides to accompany Skinner there in the ambulance, which is just as well as that's where the attempted murder occurs.
** And Skinner himself attempts to do this to the comatose Mulder in "Deadalive", thinking he is saving Scully's unborn child by doing so. It fails, but ends up saving Mulder from a life of alien replication.
* ''{{Castle}}''. In season one, this almost happens to a man in witness protection - [[spoiler: luckily, it turns out just to be a trap, and our heroes catch the would-be assassin.]]
* In ''ThePretender'' Miss Parker is sent to kill [[spoiler: Sydney's twin Jacob]], who was in a persistent vegetative state after [[spoiler:a car [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]] caused by him wanting to leave The Centre. She [[FakingTheDead faked his murder]] with Sydney's help.]] In a later episode [[spoiler:this was found out, which lead to sweepers were sent in to [[KilledOffForReal do the job properly]]. They did not arrive on time.]]
* After being shot, ''TheMentalist'''s Bosco nearly died this way. Luckily, his ActionGirl friend/co-worker/one true love, Teresa Lisbon manages to stop the shooter in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: Poor Bosco dies anyway, but at least he and Lisbon get to have their AnguishedDeclarationOfLove before he does.]]
* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartDentistry, and he dies after giving up information.
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[[folder: TabletopRPG]]
* ''CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''TheFungiFromYuggoth''. In the playtesting of the first adventure "The Dreamer", the {{PC}}s entered Paul [=LeMond=]'s hospital room to find the cultist Clarence Rodgers strangling him. Rogers had infiltrated the hospital dressed as an orderly.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Attempted on [[spoiler:the main character]] in ''{{Sanitarium}}''
* In the end of ''{{Dreamfall}}'', [[spoiler:Zoe Castillo]] is drugged by Helena Chang to save the real world via dreaming. After she is done, Helena injects her with even more drug, to make sure she never wakes up again. Apparently, it only works half-way: [[spoiler:Zoe]] cannot wake up but possesses a lot of power even when sleeping.
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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* The reason Gil from ''GirlGenius'' had to send out Captain Vole to try to get Agatha is because waves of assassins were trying to kill his hospitalized father.
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[[HeKnowsTooMuch Someone is too close to finding out the]] ''[[HeKnowsTooMuch truth]]''. Or perhaps he or she knows too much [[ForYourOwnGood for their own good]]. For whatever reason, this person has been seriously injured or ill, and is now unconscious in a hospital bed. An assailant slips behind the hospital staff and quietly sneaks into the hospital room with intent on killing the sleeping patient. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they [[BigDamnHeroes don't]].

Scarily enough, there are cases where this is the TruthInTelevision.

Compare with RoomDisservice and DudeShesLikeInAComa.

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!!Examples

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In one of the arcs of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' , [[spoiler:Satoko]] is killed like this when she is left as the sole survivor of Hinamizawa Disaster.
* Gaara tries this with Rock Lee in ''{{Naruto}}'', pre HeelFaceTurn. He is stopped by Shikamaru and Naruto.
** Of course, Lee didn't know any particular information. Gaara was just nuts enough to want him dead.
*** More specifically, Gaara couldn't comprehend why Gai would risk his own life to protect his protege, when Gaara's own mentor tried to kill him. Rather than try to confront the fact that other people have love and he doesn't, he decided to remove the reminder.
* Happens to Rally in ''GunsmithCats''. No outside assistance, and indeed she was never more than half awake as she shot the assassin down and threw the bomb under her pillow out the window.
* Several villains do this to a police detective in the ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "The Fortunate Ones: MISSING HEARTS".
** This is done all the time! When nobody is able to kill the Major in combat, they try something else and send an assassin to kill her when she gets her cybernetic body replaced and is nothing more than a BrainInAJar for a few minutes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* In the 14th album of the ''XIII'' series (''Danger to the State'') Irina Svetlanova [[spoiler: disguised as a nurse attempts to do it to the main protagonist]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]
* ''TheOmen''.
* Barely averted in both the first and second ''[[TheGodfather Godfather]]'' films. In the first Michael Corleone arrives to find the police guards have been 'reassigned'. He gets a nurse to move his father's bed to another room, then bluffs the killers by standing outside (with a friend) and sliding a hand inside his coat when the carload of killers turn up. In the second film the hitman, having distracted the nurses, is about to press a pillow over the patient's face when a squad of Cuban soldiers, who have been tipped off about the hit, march in and shoot him.
* The climax of the film ''U.S. Marshals''.
* Elle Driver disguises herself as [[HelloNurse a nurse]] and attempts to do this to The Bride in the first volume of ''KillBill''. Fortunately Bill calls at the last minute and cancels the hit.
* Bethany from ''{{Dogma}}'' saves "existence" by doing this.
** ...to [[spoiler: ''God'']]
* Similar thing happens in ''HardBoiled'', only that the victim is not unconscious but rather, in a plaster cast from tip to toe, which only makes the murder ([[{{Squick}} with a scalpel]]) crueler.
* The Steve [=McQueen=] thriller ''{{Bullitt}}'' (1968). A hitman sneaks into the hospital with the intent of finishing off his target, but is recognised and chased off by Bullitt.
* ''Telefon''. A priest who's been [[ManchurianAgent brainwashed to commit sabotage]] is captured alive. A female KGB agent purchases a nurses' uniform from an on-sight outfitters, while Charles Bronson (posing as a doctor) rings up the duty nurse and tells her that another nurse will be replacing her, as she's to report somewhere else. The false nurse then injects air into the IV tube of the patient.
* In Peter Jackson's ''TheLordOfTheRings'', it's hinted that Gríma did this to Théodred.
* Very nearly happens in ''{{Orphan}}''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Dean Koontz's ''The Door To December'' features a hitman sitting in his car, preparing to sneak into a hospital in the middle of the night to whack a certain patient. The next time we see him, [[spoiler: he's still sitting in his car -- with his neck crushed by an unknown assailant.]]
* Happens very early in ASongOfIceAndFire to Bran Stark after he witnessed TwinCest. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}, when it turns out Joffrey arranged it as a MercyKill. He thought it was, nobody else did.]]
* ''AbleTeam'' ("Justice by Fire"). A corrupt FBI agent goes to interview the sole survivor of an Able Team ambush. It turns out he's willing to tell everything about those paying the FBI agent, who notices that the food service workers in the hospital don't have any form of identification. A few hours later, a man dressed as a food service worker presses a pillow over the patient's face.
* In ''BoredOfTheRings'', after the battle of Minas Troney, Farashlax is assigned a private hospital room, where he is visited by an apron-and-stethoscope-wearing Arrowroot (already now claiming the title of "true king of all Twodor"). The Ranger emerges with his apron covered in blood, and explains that Farashlax succumbed to [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "terminal abrasions and contusions with complications,"]] though Legolam didn't think he was wounded that much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Happens in ''{{Fringe}}'', episode 1x09
* ''NewTricks'' had a villain from the previous season attempt to smother Jack Halford while he was in hospital recovering from a car accident.
* ''LawAndOrder'' had this done to a child to make his mother keep quiet.
* Done in the first season finale of ''TwinPeaks''.
* In ''[[TwentyFour 24]]'', this happens to [[spoiler:Janet York]].
* In an episode of ''FamilyMatters'', Carl ends up in a hospital after being hit with a bullet during a shootout. A shooter, seeking revenge for his relative who Carl recently arrested, dresses up as a doctor and sneaks into the hospital room intent on killing Carl. [[spoiler: Steve sneaks up behind the shooter and knocks him out with the metal squatting pan.]]
* An unusual humorous (if morbidly so) example occurs in ''RescueMe'', in which a character suffering from kidney cancer awakens from a musical [[DreamSequence dream sequence]] gone awry to find a well-meaning uncle attempting to smother him as an act of mercy because the doctors say he's taken a turn for the worse.
* ''{{Leverage}}'', "The Beantown Bailout Job." [[spoiler: The bank manager]] behind the whole scam is on his way to the hospital to kill the only witness, who's lying in a coma... only to find the Massachusetts State Police waiting for him when he arrives.
* ''TheXFiles''. After A.D. Skinner is shot Scully thinks this has happened to him when she finds his room empty and the police guards missing. It turns out he's being transferred to another hospital. She decides to accompany Skinner there in the ambulance, which is just as well as that's where the attempted murder occurs.
** And Skinner himself attempts to do this to the comatose Mulder in "Deadalive", thinking he is saving Scully's unborn child by doing so. It fails, but ends up saving Mulder from a life of alien replication.
* ''{{Castle}}''. In season one, this almost happens to a man in witness protection - [[spoiler: luckily, it turns out just to be a trap, and our heroes catch the would-be assassin.]]
* In ''ThePretender'' Miss Parker is sent to kill [[spoiler: Sydney's twin Jacob]], who was in a persistent vegetative state after [[spoiler:a car [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]] caused by him wanting to leave The Centre. She [[FakingTheDead faked his murder]] with Sydney's help.]] In a later episode [[spoiler:this was found out, which lead to sweepers were sent in to [[KilledOffForReal do the job properly]]. They did not arrive on time.]]
* After being shot, ''TheMentalist'''s Bosco nearly died this way. Luckily, his ActionGirl friend/co-worker/one true love, Teresa Lisbon manages to stop the shooter in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: Poor Bosco dies anyway, but at least he and Lisbon get to have their AnguishedDeclarationOfLove before he does.]]
* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartDentistry, and he dies after giving up information.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: TabletopRPG]]
* ''CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''TheFungiFromYuggoth''. In the playtesting of the first adventure "The Dreamer", the {{PC}}s entered Paul [=LeMond=]'s hospital room to find the cultist Clarence Rodgers strangling him. Rogers had infiltrated the hospital dressed as an orderly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Attempted on [[spoiler:the main character]] in ''{{Sanitarium}}''
* In the end of ''{{Dreamfall}}'', [[spoiler:Zoe Castillo]] is drugged by Helena Chang to save the real world via dreaming. After she is done, Helena injects her with even more drug, to make sure she never wakes up again. Apparently, it only works half-way: [[spoiler:Zoe]] cannot wake up but possesses a lot of power even when sleeping.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* The reason Gil from ''GirlGenius'' had to send out Captain Vole to try to get Agatha is because waves of assassins were trying to kill his hospitalized father.
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* Very nearly happens in ''{{Orphan}}''.


** He just had to buy him enough time to being able to defend himself, without having to move ''from'' the bed.


* In ''BoredOfTheRings'', after the battle of Minas Troney, Farashlax is assigned a private hospital room, where he is visited by an apron-and-stethoscope-wearing Arrowroot, who had already proclaimed himself "true king of all Twodor." The Ranger emerges with his apron covered in blood, and explains that Farashlax succumbed to [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "terminal abrasions and contusions with complications."]]

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* In ''BoredOfTheRings'', after the battle of Minas Troney, Farashlax is assigned a private hospital room, where he is visited by an apron-and-stethoscope-wearing Arrowroot, who had already proclaimed himself Arrowroot (already now claiming the title of "true king of all Twodor." Twodor"). The Ranger emerges with his apron covered in blood, and explains that Farashlax succumbed to [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "terminal abrasions and contusions with complications."]]complications,"]] though Legolam didn't think he was wounded that much.

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* In ''BoredOfTheRings'', after the battle of Minas Troney, Farashlax is assigned a private hospital room, where he is visited by an apron-and-stethoscope-wearing Arrowroot, who had already proclaimed himself "true king of all Twodor." The Ranger emerges with his apron covered in blood, and explains that Farashlax succumbed to [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "terminal abrasions and contusions with complications."]]


* This (Lutheran) Troper has heard a rhyme at her church that, even if it doesn't actually have anything to do with this trope, sounds similar. To wit:'' 'Now I lay me down to sleep/I pray the Lord my soul to keep/If I should die before I wake/I pray the Lord my soul to take.' ''
** [[GeniusBonus Kudos]].
*** [[SarcasmMode Makes you wonder why somebody doesn't name a trope after it.]]


* ''Castle''. In season one, this almost happens to a man in witness protection - [[spoiler: luckily, it turns out just to be a trap, and our heroes catch the would-be assassin.]]
* In ThePretender Miss Parker is sent to kill [[spoiler: Sydney's twin Jacob]], who was in a persistent vegetative state after [[spoiler:a car [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]] caused by him wanting to leave The Centre. She [[FakingTheDead faked his murder]] with Sydney's help.]] In a later episode [[spoiler:this was found out, which lead to sweepers were sent in to [[KilledOffForReal do the job properly]]. They did not arrive on time.]]

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* ''Castle''.''{{Castle}}''. In season one, this almost happens to a man in witness protection - [[spoiler: luckily, it turns out just to be a trap, and our heroes catch the would-be assassin.]]
* In ThePretender ''ThePretender'' Miss Parker is sent to kill [[spoiler: Sydney's twin Jacob]], who was in a persistent vegetative state after [[spoiler:a car [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]] caused by him wanting to leave The Centre. She [[FakingTheDead faked his murder]] with Sydney's help.]] In a later episode [[spoiler:this was found out, which lead to sweepers were sent in to [[KilledOffForReal do the job properly]]. They did not arrive on time.]]


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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* The reason Gil from ''GirlGenius'' had to send out Captain Vole to try to get Agatha is because waves of assassins were trying to kill his hospitalized father.
** He just had to buy him enough time to being able to defend himself, without having to move ''from'' the bed.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
[[AC:TabletopRPG]]
* The reason Gil from ''GirlGenius'' ''CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''TheFungiFromYuggoth''. In the playtesting of the first adventure "The Dreamer", the {{PC}}s entered Paul [=LeMond=]'s hospital room to find the cultist Clarence Rodgers strangling him. Rogers had to send out Captain Vole to try to get Agatha is because waves of assassins were trying to kill his hospitalized father.
** He just had to buy him enough time to being able to defend himself, without having to move ''from''
infiltrated the bed.hospital dressed as an orderly.


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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* The reason Gil from ''GirlGenius'' had to send out Captain Vole to try to get Agatha is because waves of assassins were trying to kill his hospitalized father.
** He just had to buy him enough time to being able to defend himself, without having to move ''from'' the bed.
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* In the 14th album of the ''XIII'' series (''Danger to the State'') Irina Svetlanova [[spoiler: disguised as a nurse attempts to do it to the main protagonist]].
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* In the 14th album of the ''XIII'' series (''Danger to the State'') Irina Svetlanova [[spoiler: disguised as a nurse attempts to do it to the main protagonist]].

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*** [[SarcasmMode Makes you wonder why somebody doesn't name a trope after it.]]


* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartDenistry, and he dies after giving up information.

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* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartDenistry, OpenHeartDentistry, and he dies after giving up information.


* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartSurgery, and he dies after giving up information.

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* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartSurgery, OpenHeartDenistry, and he dies after giving up information.



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* In ''BoardwalkEmpire'', one of the gangsters attacked in the first episode turns out not to have been killed by Jimmy and Al and turns up badly wounded. Since Nucky is afraid he will start talking and name names, he arranges things so that his brother will smother the guy with a pillow while pretending to question him. This plan is interrupted by the FBI, but things don't go better for the patient after that, as the KnightTemplar Agent Van Allen tortures him for information via OpenHeartSurgery, and he dies after giving up information.



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** [[GeniusBonus Kudos]].

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