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* MotiveRant: Alice screams to Batwoman that she spent her whole life alone, planning revenge on Jacob for abandoning her and Catherine for seeping into their family. So she wants revenge for the pain she's suffered.

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* MotiveRant: Alice screams to Batwoman that she spent her whole life alone, planning revenge on Jacob for abandoning her and Catherine for seeping into their family. So she wants revenge for the pain she's suffered.to make them both suffer like she did.


* DisproportionateRetribution: However immoral and illegal Catherine's evidence tampering was, it didn't warrant death, and certainly not in the form of a slow, painful neurotoxin.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: However immoral and illegal Catherine's evidence tampering was, most people would agree it didn't warrant death, and certainly not in the form of a slow, painful neurotoxin.neurotoxin. Then again, it ''did'' lead to Alice being kept prisoner by a madman for eleven years and broke her mentally, so she's not exactly the most rational person out there.



* EscapeArtist: Tyler and Sophie use their ''wedding ring'' to break out of Alice's restraints.

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* EscapeArtist: Tyler and Sophie use their uses Sophie's ''wedding ring'' to break out of Alice's restraints.



* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Alice poisons Catherine with a neurotoxin developed by Hamilton Dynamics.

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* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Alice poisons Catherine with a neurotoxin developed by Hamilton Dynamics. One which they never developed an antidote for.



** At the end of the episode, Jacob promises to kill Alice for her actions. Kate, having finally given up on her sister, says she won't get in the way.

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** At the end of the episode, Jacob promises to kill Alice for her actions. Kate, having finally given up on her sister, says she won't get in the his way.



* MotiveRant: Alice screams to Batwoman that she spend her whole life alone, planning revenge on Jacob for abandoning her and Catherine for seeping into their family. So she wants revenge for the pain she's suffered.

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* MotiveRant: Alice screams to Batwoman that she spend spent her whole life alone, planning revenge on Jacob for abandoning her and Catherine for seeping into their family. So she wants revenge for the pain she's suffered.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: Jacob and Kate give up on any possible redemption for Alice in this episode.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Jacob and Kate give up on any possible redemption for Alice in this episode.episode after she murders Catherine.



* WhamEpisode: Alice kills Catherine and frames Jacob for her murder, and Tyler and Sophie separate.

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* WhamEpisode: Alice kills Catherine and Catherine, frames Jacob for her murder, and Tyler and Sophie separate.

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* MotiveRant: Alice screams to Batwoman that she spend her whole life alone, planning revenge on Jacob for abandoning her and Catherine for seeping into their family. So she wants revenge for the pain she's suffered.


* WeUsedToBeFriends: Mary doesn't want Kate's sympathy at the end of the episode, both being sick of the way she treated her, and her step-sisters indirect role in her mother's death.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Mary doesn't want Kate's sympathy at the end of the episode, both being sick of the way she treated her, her and because of her step-sisters stepsister's indirect role in her mother's death.


* StockFootage: TheStinger, which was already shown on ''Series/Supergirl2015''.


* SadisticChoice: Happens accidentally. Mary drank some of the poisoned champagne that was only intended for Catherine. Since Alice only anticipated needing a single dose, Catherine now has to choose between herself and her daughter.

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* SadisticChoice: Happens accidentally. Mary drank some of the poisoned champagne that was only intended for Catherine. Since Alice only anticipated needing a single dose, dose of antidote, Catherine now has to choose between herself and her daughter.


* ReplacementGoldfish: Alice sees Catherine and Mary as a replacement family for Jacob, angrily claiming that her father replaced both she [[PsychologicalProjection and Kate]].

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Alice sees Catherine and Mary as a replacement family for Jacob, angrily claiming that her father replaced both she her [[PsychologicalProjection and Kate]].


* {{Revenge}}: Alice's whole plan in this episode is to get back at Catherine (and, to a lesser extent, Jacob) for faking her death. She not only publicly thrashes Catherine and Jacob's reputations, she murders Catherine with a dose of neurotoxin and frames Jacob for it.

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* {{Revenge}}: Alice's whole plan in this episode is to get back at Catherine (and, to a lesser extent, Jacob) for Catherine's faking of her death. She not only publicly thrashes Catherine and Jacob's reputations, she murders Catherine with a dose of neurotoxin and frames Jacob for it.


* TantrumThrowing: Both Kate and Mary take out their pain at their equipment at the end of the episode.


* {{Irony}}: Tyler notes it, using the engagement ring he got for Sophie to escape her ex-girlfriend's lunatic sister, who didn't kill them because she knows more about Sophie's past relationships than Tyler does.
* KickTheDog: Alice hits a new low in this episode, murdering Catherine with a slow and painful neurotoxin, showing no remorse when Mary is poisoned as well, framing Jacob for the deed, and taunting Kate about all of it.



* {{Irony}}: Tyler notes it, using the engagement ring he got for Sophie to escape her ex-girlfriend's lunatic sister, who didn't kill them because she knows more about Sophie's past relationships than Tyler does.



* KickTheDog: Alice hits a new low in this episode, murdering Catherine with a slow and painful neurotoxin, showing no remorse when Mary is poisoned as well, framing Jacob for the deed, and taunting Kate about all of it.



* VillainHasAPoint: Downplayed. Alice makes a valid point about Jacob taking evidence provided by Catherine, someone he had only known for a few months at the time, at face value and not looking into it further to confirm the truth. Doubly so since Kate had personally checked the area the evidence had been found and turned up nothing, which she had told Jacob about. Jacob responds that he had no reason to think Catherine was lying or mistaken though he doesn't deny that Alice is right about his failings and admits he took the easy way out by not further investigating Catherine's discovery because he didn't want confront the fact that he hadn't been able to find Beth.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Downplayed. Alice makes a valid point about Jacob taking evidence provided by Catherine, someone he had only known for a few months at the time, at face value and not looking into it further to confirm the truth. Doubly so since Kate had personally checked the area the evidence had been found and turned up nothing, which she had told Jacob about. Jacob responds that he had no reason to think Catherine was lying or mistaken though he doesn't deny that Alice is right about his failings and admits he took the easy way out by not further investigating Catherine's discovery because he didn't want to confront the fact that he hadn't been able to find Beth.

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* TantrumThrowing: Both Kate and Mary take out their pain at their equipment at the end of the episode.


** When Jacob explains himself to her and apologizes, Alice seems genuinely touched....only to coldly thank him for turning her into what she is today.

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** When Jacob explains himself to her and apologizes, Alice seems genuinely touched....touched... only to coldly thank him for turning her into what she is today.



* MacGuffin: The universal cure, made from a rose from a place named Coriana, which is only on a few maps.



* TantrumThrowing: Both Kate and Mary take out their pain at their equipment at the end of the episode.


* VillainHasAPoint: Downplayed. Alice makes a valid point about Jacob taking evidence provided by Catherine, someone he had only known for a few months at the time, at face value and not looking into it further to confirm the truth. Doubly so since Kate had personally checked the area the evidence had been found and turned up nothing, which she had told Jacob about. Jacob responds that he had no reason to think Catherine was lying or mistaken.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Downplayed. Alice makes a valid point about Jacob taking evidence provided by Catherine, someone he had only known for a few months at the time, at face value and not looking into it further to confirm the truth. Doubly so since Kate had personally checked the area the evidence had been found and turned up nothing, which she had told Jacob about. Jacob responds that he had no reason to think Catherine was lying or mistaken.mistaken though he doesn't deny that Alice is right about his failings and admits he took the easy way out by not further investigating Catherine's discovery because he didn't want confront the fact that he hadn't been able to find Beth.


* BreakTheCutie: Poor Mary loses her mother in the most horrific way possible and is broken by the experience, now also no longer wanting to do anything with Kate.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Catherine, though Mary tries a cardiac massage in vain.



* DownerEnding: Catherine dies, Jacob is framed for her murder, Mary wants nothing to do with Kate anymore, Alice gets away free and clear, and both Kate and Jacob have given up any hope of redeeming Alice.

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* DownerEnding: Catherine dies, Jacob is framed for her murder, Mary wants nothing to do with Kate anymore, Tyler breaks up with Sophie, Alice gets away free and clear, and both Kate and Jacob have given up any hope of redeeming Alice.


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* EscapeArtist: Tyler and Sophie use their ''wedding ring'' to break out of Alice's restraints.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Combined with BaitTheDog.
** When Jacob explains himself to her and apologizes, Alice seems genuinely touched....only to coldly thank him for turning her into what she is today.
** The same when Catherine tries to explain herself. She tells her that she earns a sip of the cure...just before revealing that Mary is ''also'' poisoned.


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* {{Irony}}: Tyler notes it, using the engagement ring he got for Sophie to escape her ex-girlfriend's lunatic sister, who didn't kill them because she knows more about Sophie's past relationships than Tyler does.


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* MacGuffin: The universal cure, made from a rose from a place named Coriana, which is only on a few maps.
* MoralMyopia: Mary points out how much Kate vilifies Catherine, but is still willing to forgive Alice, despite the latter's crimes being ''far'' more severe.


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* SimpleStaff: Kate uses one throughout the episode, even though she breaks it in two, much to Luke's dismay.
* SkewedPriorities: While Tyler ''is'' right to be angry, trying to discuss his and Sophie's relationship while they are tied up probably wasn't the best timing.


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* StockFootage: TheStinger, which was already shown on ''Series/Supergirl2015''.
* TantrumThrowing: Both Kate and Mary take out their pain at their equipment at the end of the episode.


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* TonightSomeoneDies: Alice tells Jacob at the very beginning that she will kill somebody, and she keeps her promise by poisoning Catherine.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Mary doesn't want Kate's sympathy at the end of the episode, both being sick of the way she treated her, and her step-sisters indirect role in her mother's death.


* ShownTheirWork: I addition to averting CleanPrettyReliable, Mary performs CPR on Catherine positioned appropriately in the center of her chest, with her arms straight and not bent, and at a reasonable pace.

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* ShownTheirWork: I In addition to averting CleanPrettyReliable, Mary performs CPR on Catherine positioned appropriately in the center of her chest, with her arms straight and not bent, and at a reasonable pace.pace.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Kate figures out that Mouse has been impersonating Jacob. When the real Jacob calls her, she asks him what he gave her for her sixth birthday. His answer satisfies her.



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Kate figures out that Mouse has been impersonating Jacob. When the real Jacob calls her, she asks him what he gave her for her sixth birthday. His answer satisfies her.

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