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* BolivianArmyEnding: The episode ends with Avon surrounded by Federation soldiers and everyone else on his side apparently dead (with Blake, at Gareth Thomas' specific request, killed off). The sound of a firefight is played over the closing credits. This was done deliberately with the intention that, if the series was renewed, they could easily kill off any character whose actor did not re-sign their contract while having the characters of returning actors survive the shoot-out. The fact that the series was not renewed for another season means that the fate of every character is intentionally ambiguous - and never resolved.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The episode ends with Avon surrounded by Federation soldiers and everyone else on his side apparently dead (with Blake, at Gareth Thomas' specific request, killed off). The sound of a firefight is played over the closing credits. This was done deliberately with the intention that, if the series was renewed, they could easily kill off any character whose actor did not re-sign their contract while having the characters of returning actors survive the shoot-out. The fact that the series was not renewed for another season means that the fate of every character is intentionally ambiguous - and never resolved.


* BloodierAndGorier: Blake's death is much more graphic than expected for this series. This was because Gareth Thomas wanted to avert any possibility of his character being brought BackFromTheDead.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Blake's death is much more graphic than expected for this series. This was because series, as Gareth Thomas wanted to avert any possibility of his character being brought BackFromTheDead.


* BackForTheFinale:
** Blake returns and is killed off there by ''Avon'', because he was too stupid to explain his real motives, leading Avon to think Blake was a traitor. Definitely a FanonDiscontinuity moment for diehard fans. Blake's death was apparently a condition for Gareth Thomas (Blake) to appear in the episode, his death included blood to make sure that he was [[KilledOffForReal really dead]]. Seeing as it ended up being the final episode, it didn't really matter anyway, especially as just about everyone else [[KillEmAll ended up dead by the end of the episode anyway]].
** The deaths of the other characters was left deliberately ambiguous so that they could return if the series was extended.


* AbandonShip: Scorpio is attacked and crashlands on Gauda Prime. Tarrant pilots the ship down to give the others time to teleport off. This also leads to PartyScattering, and a TragicMistake ensues.

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* AbandonShip: Scorpio is attacked and crashlands on Gauda Prime. Tarrant pilots the ship down to give the others time to teleport off. This also leads to PartyScattering, and a TragicMistake ensues.


* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Fans find it unbelievable that Servalan would not be a part of this, given her investment in Blake, Avon and the rest of the seven. However, if she was to show up and gloat or reveal that it was part of her plan, she would be revealing herself as the one and only Servalan and not some nobody named Commissioner Sleer who had no documented history with Blake or Avon.[[note]]During the third season and into the fourth, the Federation was critically weakened due to the Andromedan invasion and Avon was non-proactive in terms of anti Federation action. Servalan was deposed by a junta who probably regarded the Seven as low priority "has beens".[[/note]] At this point, Servalan was as much a fugitive as Avon and Blake. So it would have been suicide to show up in the interest of closure over an old vendetta.



* {{BFG}}: Paul Darrow requested a particularly large HandCannon for killing Blake, justifying his BloodierAndGorier death. They gave him the carbine part of the ComboRifle used in "Warlord".

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* {{BFG}}: Paul Darrow requested a particularly large HandCannon for killing Blake, justifying his BloodierAndGorier death. They gave him the carbine part of the ComboRifle used in "Warlord"."[[Recap/BlakesSevenS4E12Warlord Warlord]]".



* BloodierAndGorier: Blake's death is much more graphic than expected for this series. This was because the actor wanted to avert any possibility of his character being brought BackFromTheDead.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Blake's death is much more graphic than expected for this series. This was because the actor Gareth Thomas wanted to avert any possibility of his character being brought BackFromTheDead.



** To "Terminal" when the crew point out that last time Avon went after Blake they were lucky to get out alive (except for Cally) and Blake wasn't even there.

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** To "Terminal" "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS3E13Terminal Terminal]]" when the crew point out that last time Avon went after Blake they were lucky to get out alive (except for Cally) and Blake wasn't even there.



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** Several to "Terminal", originally to be the final episode before the series was unexpectedly renewed. This includes a search for Blake that leads to disaster largely thanks to Avon, the ship's computer reaching out to the crew in its final moments, and a shot of the ship breaking up that includes someone sliding down a tilted floor-panel.
** [[BookEnds As in the pilot episode]], a nest of rebels are betrayed by a DoubleAgent and then massacred by Federation troops, except for their leader.

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** Several to "Terminal", "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS3E13Terminal Terminal]]", originally to be the final episode before the series was unexpectedly renewed. This includes a search for Blake that leads to disaster largely thanks to Avon, the ship's computer reaching out to the crew in its final moments, and a shot of the ship breaking up that includes someone sliding down a tilted floor-panel.
** [[BookEnds As in the pilot episode]], "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS1E1TheWayBack The Way Back]]", a nest of rebels are betrayed by a DoubleAgent and then massacred by Federation troops, except for their leader.


* FutureBadass: Albeit not one involving time travel, but Blake now has the obligatory cynical demeanor, facial scar and eye damage (though without the usual eyepatch).

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* FutureBadass: Albeit not one involving time travel, but Blake now has the obligatory cynical demeanor, facial scar and eye damage (though without the [[EyepatchAfterTimeSkip usual eyepatch).eyepatch]]).


* PlotDemandedManualMode: In order to split the party for plot purposes, Tarrant is required to manually pilot Scorpio so the others can teleport off.

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* PlotDemandedManualMode: In order to split the party for plot purposes, Tarrant is required to manually pilot Scorpio so the others can teleport off.off, as Slave doesn't have Tarrant's skill (one of the few times when RobotsAreJustBetter doesn't apply).

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* PlotDemandedManualMode: In order to split the party for plot purposes, Tarrant is required to manually pilot Scorpio so the others can teleport off.


* One of the first things Arlen says to Blake is: "This is a trap, you won't live to see it sprung." She's right, he's dead before she reveals she's TheMole.

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* ** One of the first things Arlen says to Blake is: "This is a trap, you won't live to see it sprung." She's right, he's dead before she reveals she's TheMole.

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* One of the first things Arlen says to Blake is: "This is a trap, you won't live to see it sprung." She's right, he's dead before she reveals she's TheMole.


* InsistentTerminology: When Arlen is identified as a Federation agent, she snaps back that she's a Federation ''officer''. Actually it,s a bit of TruthInTelevision as in real life, an agent or spy is actually the usually civilian recruited by an government officer, often without the person in question being aware. So in a way, she was Blake's handler (a real life term to describe the relationship between government officers and their field agents, spies, ect). In real-life terms, Blake was an unwitting Federation agent.

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* InsistentTerminology: When Arlen is identified as a Federation agent, she snaps back that she's a Federation ''officer''. Actually it,s it is a bit of TruthInTelevision as in real life, an agent most Western government intelligence organizations do not refer to their employees/officers as agents or spy is spies. Those terms are actually reserved for the usually civilian locals recruited by an said government officer, officers, often without the person in question being aware. So in a way, she Thus, Arlen was Blake's handler (a real life term to describe the relationship between government officers and their field recruited agents, spies, ect). In real-life terms, Blake was an unwitting the Federation agent.agent, albeit unwittingly.


* InsistentTerminology: When Arlen is identified as a Federation agent, she snaps back that she's a Federation ''officer''.

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* InsistentTerminology: When Arlen is identified as a Federation agent, she snaps back that she's a Federation ''officer''. Actually it,s a bit of TruthInTelevision as in real life, an agent or spy is actually the usually civilian recruited by an government officer, often without the person in question being aware. So in a way, she was Blake's handler (a real life term to describe the relationship between government officers and their field agents, spies, ect). In real-life terms, Blake was an unwitting Federation agent.


* {{BFG}}: Paul Darrow requested a particularly large HandCannon for killing Blake, justifying his BloodierAndGorier death. They gave him the carbine part of the IKEAWeaponry rifle used in "Warlord".

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* {{BFG}}: Paul Darrow requested a particularly large HandCannon for killing Blake, justifying his BloodierAndGorier death. They gave him the carbine part of the IKEAWeaponry rifle ComboRifle used in "Warlord".


* NoEnding: Having already confirmed with the BBC management that the series was to end, Vere Lorrimer and Creator/ChrisBoucher decided to conclude with a CliffhangerCopout so they'd either have an ending no-one would forget, or create the demand for a fifth season with all the characters except Blake being stunned if the actors stayed on, or KilledOffForReal if they decided not to.

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* NoEnding: Having already confirmed with the BBC management that the series was to end, Vere Lorrimer and Creator/ChrisBoucher decided to conclude with a CliffhangerCopout BolivianArmyCliffhanger so they'd either have an ending no-one would forget, or create the demand for a fifth season with all the characters except Blake being stunned if the actors stayed on, or KilledOffForReal if they decided not to.


* NoEnding: Having already confirmed with the BBC management that the series was to end, Vere Lorrimer and Creator/ChrisBoucher decided to conclude with a CliffhangerCopout so they'd either have an [[HolyShitQuotient ending no-one would forget]], or create the demand for a fifth season with all the characters except Blake being stunned if the actors stayed on, or KilledOffForReal if they decided not to.

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* NoEnding: Having already confirmed with the BBC management that the series was to end, Vere Lorrimer and Creator/ChrisBoucher decided to conclude with a CliffhangerCopout so they'd either have an [[HolyShitQuotient ending no-one would forget]], forget, or create the demand for a fifth season with all the characters except Blake being stunned if the actors stayed on, or KilledOffForReal if they decided not to.

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