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* BizarreAlienBiology: On days when both moons are at their fullest, blue-eyed Litigarans are prone to "moon burns" on their skin. [[spoiler: This becomes a plot-point later in the episode, when a blue-eyed police officer who happened to "stumble" across Zhaan at the murder scene is being cross-examined by Chiana, who points out that it was odd he was out that night when blue-eyed Litigarans tend to stay indoors. A ''very'' important deleted scene revealed that the murder victim was ''also'' blue-eyed.]]

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* BizarreAlienBiology: On days when both moons are at their fullest, blue-eyed Litigarans are prone to "moon burns" on their skin. [[spoiler: This becomes a plot-point later in the episode, when a blue-eyed police officer who happened to "stumble" across Zhaan at the murder scene is being cross-examined by Chiana, who points out that it was odd he was out that night when blue-eyed Litigarans tend to stay indoors. A ''very'' important deleted scene revealed that the murder victim was ''also'' blue-eyed.blue-eyed but was ''not'' burned, suggesting he had been killed elsewhere and dumped where Zhaan could find him.]]


* BizarreAlienBiology: On days when both moons are at their fullest, blue-eyed Litigarans are prone to "moon burns" on their skin. [[spoiler: This becomes a plot-point later in the episode, when one a blue-eyed police officer who happened to "stumble" across Zhaan at the murder scene is being cross-examined by Chiana, who points out that it was odd he was out that night when blue-eyed Litigarans tend to stay indoors. A ''very'' important deleted scene revealed that the murder victim was ''also'' blue-eyed.]]

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* BizarreAlienBiology: On days when both moons are at their fullest, blue-eyed Litigarans are prone to "moon burns" on their skin. [[spoiler: This becomes a plot-point later in the episode, when one a blue-eyed police officer who happened to "stumble" across Zhaan at the murder scene is being cross-examined by Chiana, who points out that it was odd he was out that night when blue-eyed Litigarans tend to stay indoors. A ''very'' important deleted scene revealed that the murder victim was ''also'' blue-eyed.]]



* CatapultNightmare: The episode starts with an reenactment of last season's finale, but events play out a little differently: Aeryn's Prowler is blown up by Peacekeepers, D'Argo dies in space, and Crichton's space helmet cracks and [[YourHeadASplode 'splodes his handsome face]]. Luckily, it's just one of Zhaan's nightmares. (Had this episode aired in its original format, the anticlimatic deaths of the heroes would have pretty alarming).

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* CatapultNightmare: The episode starts with an a reenactment of last season's finale, but events play out a little differently: Aeryn's Prowler is blown up by Peacekeepers, D'Argo dies in space, and Crichton's space helmet cracks and [[YourHeadASplode 'splodes his handsome face]]. Luckily, it's just one of Zhaan's nightmares. (Had this episode aired in its original format, the anticlimatic deaths of the heroes would have been pretty alarming).



* NiceHat: Litigrans take that "PlanetOfHats" thing literally. They pale in comparison, however, to the giant strawberry Oreo cookie on the judge's head.

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* NiceHat: Litigrans Litigarans take that "PlanetOfHats" thing literally. They pale in comparison, however, to the giant strawberry Oreo cookie on the judge's head.



* PassingTheTorch: With half of her shipmates presumed dead, Zhaann's been saddled with leadership responsibilities and isn't weathering the burden very well. She confides that Rygel and Chiana are "like children."

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* PassingTheTorch: With half of her shipmates presumed dead, Zhaann's Zhaan's been saddled with leadership responsibilities and isn't weathering the burden very well. She confides that Rygel and Chiana are "like children."


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Zhaan sits in her cell and chants quietly to herself, Rygel calmly sits by her side and holds her hand. When Chiana arrives, [[JerkassFacade Rygel pulls his hand away and complains about Zhaan's mumbling]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Zhaan sits in her cell and chants quietly to herself, Rygel calmly sits by her side and holds her hand. When Chiana arrives, [[JerkassFacade Rygel pulls his hand away and complains about Zhaan's mumbling]].mumbling.


* {{Narm}}: A planet of lawyers named Litigara. In a part of the galaxy where the English pun doesn't even make any sense. Yeah, guys, you really could have put a bit more effort into that one.

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* {{Narm}}: NamingYourColonyWorld: A planet of lawyers named Litigara. In a part of the galaxy where the English pun doesn't even make any sense. Yeah, guys, you really could have [[{{Narm}} put a bit more effort into that one.one]].



* NiceHat: Litigrans take that "Planet of Hats" thing literally. They pale in comparison, however, to the giant strawberry Oreo cookie on the judge's head.

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* NiceHat: Litigrans take that "Planet of Hats" "PlanetOfHats" thing literally. They pale in comparison, however, to the giant strawberry Oreo cookie on the judge's head.


* TheBartender: Chiana and Rygel get legal advice from a useful Litigaran bartender.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Chiana and Rygel get legal advice from a useful Litigaran bartender.


* ArmyOfLawyers

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* ArmyOfLawyersArmyOfLawyers: Combined with a PlanetOfHats (right down to the hats).

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Zhaan sits in her cell and chants quietly to herself, Rygel calmly sits by her side and holds her hand. When Chiana arrives, [[JerkassFacade Rygel pulls his hand away and complains about Zhaan's mumbling]].


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Moya decides to stay in orbit after after overhearing Chiana's scene in Rhumann's office.


* ShoutOut: The DreamSequence in which John's head explodes when his spacesuit visor cracks is reminiscent of a similar death depicted in the film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The DreamSequence in which John's head explodes when his spacesuit visor cracks is reminiscent of a similar death depicted in the film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.


** When Zhaan hallucinates seeing Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo coming to break her out of jail, they PowerWalk down the corridor in silhouette. This is allusion to the 1983 movie ''TheRightStuff'' where the astronauts walk in slow motion upon entering the hangar.

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** When Zhaan hallucinates seeing Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo coming to break her out of jail, they PowerWalk down the corridor in silhouette. This is allusion to the 1983 movie ''TheRightStuff'' ''Film/TheRightStuff'' where the astronauts walk in slow motion upon entering the hangar.


In a Moyan transport pod, Zhaan catapults awake from her guilt-ridden dream of Crichton and the others dying horrible deaths. Crichton is poking around in the pod's guts and finds Rygel's leftover meal sizzling against the nav linkage. Looks like he and Zhann are stuck for awhile. Zhaan passes the time by reflecting on the search for Crichton and the others. Zhann and Pilot searched through 24 planets, countless moons and asteroids with no sign of them; Litigara was their last hope. Moya was anxious to leave Litigara's orbit to search for Talyn. So, in her search, Zhaan was getting desperate...

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In a Moyan transport pod, Zhaan catapults awake from her guilt-ridden dream of Crichton and the others dying horrible deaths. Crichton is poking around in the pod's guts and finds Rygel's leftover meal sizzling against the nav linkage. Looks like he and Zhann Zhaan are stuck for awhile. Zhaan passes the time by reflecting on the search for Crichton and the others. Zhann Zhaan and Pilot searched through 24 planets, countless moons and asteroids with no sign of them; Litigara was their last hope. Moya was anxious to leave Litigara's orbit to search for Talyn. So, in her search, Zhaan was getting desperate...



With Zhann in the clink, Chiana tells the panicking Pilot to chill out. A public defender named Dersh arrives on the scene and speedily extrapolates what Zhaan's minimum sentence will be - 10 solar days. Chiana grumpily suggests getting another lawyer, and Dersh says they're welcome to try; over 90% of the population are lawyers.

Meanwhile, a powerful attorney named Ja Rhumann is on the phone with a nervous-sounding policeman, who is complaining that tonight's not a good night for him. Rhumann says they have the "perfect subject" and orders that the plan be carried out, then hangs up. That night, the Litigaran woman from earlier approaches Zhann's cell and opens the door, giving her a map to the exit. Zhann takes this obvious bait and makes a break for it. In the streets, Zhaan finds Chiana and Rygel (yay!) but trips over a dead body (uh oh!). Convenient cops rush to arrest her, and Zhaan's map burns up in her hands. The cop who was phoned by Rhumann earlier arrives on the scene, announcing that she's under arrest for murder.

Back in the pokey, Dersh reveals that the man Zhann "killed" was Wesley Kenn, a rising young advocate for the utilities; the 10% of the population who aren't lawyers. The charge is that she murdered him with her bare hands, although due to Kenn's radical politics, nobody's too cut up about it. Chiana balks at the lawyer's limp defense, but Dersh says that if he pleads a defense he even ''suspects'' is false, he'll suffer the same fate as his client.

In court, Zhaan is led to a standing prisoner's dock. Rygel explains to Chiana that Litigara is ruled by law firms, and the one currently in power is run by Ja Rhumann. The judge is about to give the verdict, when Zhaan asks if it matters that she is innocent. Her counsel immediately panics and withdraws his representation. The judge says that she can't change her plea without counsel, so Chiana runs up to Zhaan's dock and says it's all dren and that she can't let Zhaan be condemned. Zhaan hisses at her to shut up and orders her back to Moya. Chiana ignores her and nominates herself and Rygel as Zhann's lawyers.

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With Zhann Zhaan in the clink, Chiana tells the panicking Pilot to chill out. A public defender named Dersh arrives on the scene and speedily extrapolates what Zhaan's minimum sentence will be - 10 solar days. Chiana grumpily suggests getting another lawyer, and Dersh says they're welcome to try; over 90% of the population are lawyers.

Meanwhile, a powerful attorney named Ja Rhumann is on the phone with a nervous-sounding policeman, who is complaining that tonight's not a good night for him. Rhumann says they have the "perfect subject" and orders that the plan be carried out, then hangs up. That night, the Litigaran woman from earlier approaches Zhann's Zhaan's cell and opens the door, giving her a map to the exit. Zhann Zhaan takes this obvious bait and makes a break for it. In the streets, Zhaan finds Chiana and Rygel (yay!) but trips over a dead body (uh oh!). Convenient cops rush to arrest her, and Zhaan's map burns up in her hands. The cop who was phoned by Rhumann earlier arrives on the scene, announcing that she's under arrest for murder.

Back in the pokey, Dersh reveals that the man Zhann Zhaan "killed" was Wesley Kenn, a rising young advocate for the utilities; the 10% of the population who aren't lawyers. The charge is that she murdered him with her bare hands, although due to Kenn's radical politics, nobody's too cut up about it. Chiana balks at the lawyer's limp defense, but Dersh says that if he pleads a defense he even ''suspects'' is false, he'll suffer the same fate as his client.

In court, Zhaan is led to a standing prisoner's dock. Rygel explains to Chiana that Litigara is ruled by law firms, and the one currently in power is run by Ja Rhumann. The judge is about to give the verdict, when Zhaan asks if it matters that she is innocent. Her counsel immediately panics and withdraws his representation. The judge says that she can't change her plea without counsel, so Chiana runs up to Zhaan's dock and says it's all dren and that she can't let Zhaan be condemned. Zhaan hisses at her to shut up and orders her back to Moya. Chiana ignores her and nominates herself and Rygel as Zhann's Zhaan's lawyers.



In court, Chiana calls Ja Rhumann to the stand. Chiana breaks a chair and designates one of the legs the Light of Truth. Rhumann blusters that the Light of Truth is a parable, and Rygel argues back that The ''Axiom'' would diagree. Chiana ignites the wood and holds it aloft. Rygel and Chiana proceed with their line of questioning, confirming that Rhumann stood to benefit from Kenn's death and that getting an "off-worlder" to take the fall would be mighty convenient. Rhumann covers himself by answering with "speaking hypothetically" and "it doesn't necessarily follow." Rygel reminds everyone that the cop got moonburn, but the victim didn't. Chiana goes on that maybe Kenn was murdered elsewhere and dragged to the alley where Zhaan was sure to be. Rygel whispers "Now." under his breath. Pilot pushes some buttons and Moya sends a beam of light to the planet. The stick explodes with light. With each denial of the murder conspiracy, the stick glows even more bright. Rygel asks if the judge will believe a guilty man or the symbol of her world. She orders Rhumann arrested and drops all charges against Zhaan.

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In court, Chiana calls Ja Rhumann to the stand. Chiana breaks a chair and designates one of the legs the Light of Truth. Rhumann blusters that the Light of Truth is a parable, and Rygel argues back that The ''Axiom'' would diagree.disagree. Chiana ignites the wood and holds it aloft. Rygel and Chiana proceed with their line of questioning, confirming that Rhumann stood to benefit from Kenn's death and that getting an "off-worlder" to take the fall would be mighty convenient. Rhumann covers himself by answering with "speaking hypothetically" and "it doesn't necessarily follow." Rygel reminds everyone that the cop got moonburn, but the victim didn't. Chiana goes on that maybe Kenn was murdered elsewhere and dragged to the alley where Zhaan was sure to be. Rygel whispers "Now." under his breath. Pilot pushes some buttons and Moya sends a beam of light to the planet. The stick explodes with light. With each denial of the murder conspiracy, the stick glows even more bright. Rygel asks if the judge will believe a guilty man or the symbol of her world. She orders Rhumann arrested and drops all charges against Zhaan.



* CatapultNightmare: The episode starts with an reenactment of last season's finale, but events play out a little differently: Aeryn's Prowler is blown up by Peacekeepers, D'Argo dies in space, and Crichton's space helmet cracks and [[YourHeadASplode 'splodes his handsome face]]. Luckily, it's just one of Zhann's nightmares. (Had this episode aired in its original format, the anticlimatic deaths of the heroes would have pretty alarming).

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* CatapultNightmare: The episode starts with an reenactment of last season's finale, but events play out a little differently: Aeryn's Prowler is blown up by Peacekeepers, D'Argo dies in space, and Crichton's space helmet cracks and [[YourHeadASplode 'splodes his handsome face]]. Luckily, it's just one of Zhann's Zhaan's nightmares. (Had this episode aired in its original format, the anticlimatic deaths of the heroes would have pretty alarming).



-->'''Zhann:''' Getting dren-faced is not helping, Rygel.

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-->'''Zhann:''' -->'''Zhaan:''' Getting dren-faced is not helping, Rygel.



* ForegoneVictory: Zhaan tells Chrichton the story of how she was framed for murder with Rygel and Chiana acting as her attorneys, long after it happened. Yeah, they won. This would have been averted if this episode aired first as originally planned.
* {{Frameup}}: Poor Zhann keeps getting set up to go into court as the defendant!
* FridgeLogic: The streets are monitored at all times, but not the jail cells? For that matter, nobody even questions how Zhann is supposed to have ''melted the bars'' without help. There's not even a HandWave for either.
* GoodNewsBadNews: Once Zhann is back in the slammer for murder, her weary attorney Dersh announces that he has good news: "You're no longer facing trial on the traffic violation."
* {{Hallucinations}}: Zhann is tormented by hallucinations of [[RuleOfThree Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo]] returning from the grave. Luckily, Zhann ''knows'' she's hallucinating and can remark with some irritation on what she ''thinks'' is going on. Crichton is consolatory but distant; Aeryn is accusative, guilt-tripping Zhann to the point of TakingTheBullet at her trial; D'Argo plants a kiss on her (Huh. ''That's'' a surprise.) and urges her to become a Seek again.

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* ForegoneVictory: Zhaan tells Chrichton Crichton the story of how she was framed for murder with Rygel and Chiana acting as her attorneys, long after it happened. Yeah, they won. This would have been averted if this episode aired first as originally planned.
* {{Frameup}}: Poor Zhann Zhaan keeps getting set up to go into court as the defendant!
* FridgeLogic: The streets are monitored at all times, but not the jail cells? For that matter, nobody even questions how Zhann Zhaan is supposed to have ''melted the bars'' without help. There's not even a HandWave for either.
* GoodNewsBadNews: Once Zhann Zhaan is back in the slammer for murder, her weary attorney Dersh announces that he has good news: "You're no longer facing trial on the traffic violation."
* {{Hallucinations}}: Zhann Zhaan is tormented by hallucinations of [[RuleOfThree Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo]] returning from the grave. Luckily, Zhann Zhaan ''knows'' she's hallucinating and can remark with some irritation on what she ''thinks'' is going on. Crichton is consolatory but distant; Aeryn is accusative, guilt-tripping Zhann Zhaan to the point of TakingTheBullet at her trial; D'Argo plants a kiss on her (Huh. ''That's'' a surprise.) and urges her to become a Seek again.



* LookBothWays: If only Zhann had done so...

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* LookBothWays: If only Zhann Zhaan had done so...



* NeverTellMeTheOdds: An apparition of Crichton consoles Zhann over her choice of abandoning him, saying the odds of them even surviving were ten million to one.

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* NeverTellMeTheOdds: An apparition of Crichton consoles Zhann Zhaan over her choice of abandoning him, saying the odds of them even surviving were ten million to one.



* PassingTheTorch: With half of her shipmates presumed dead, Zhann's been saddled with leadership responsibilities and isn't weathering the burden very well. She confides that Rygel and Chiana are "like children."

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* PassingTheTorch: With half of her shipmates presumed dead, Zhann's Zhaann's been saddled with leadership responsibilities and isn't weathering the burden very well. She confides that Rygel and Chiana are "like children."



* SanitySlippage: Zhann.

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* SanitySlippage: Zhann.Zhaan.



** When Zhann hallucinates seeing Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo coming to break her out of jail, they PowerWalk down the corridor in silhouette. This is allusion to the 1983 movie ''TheRightStuff'' where the astronauts walk in slow motion upon entering the hangar.

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** When Zhann Zhaan hallucinates seeing Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo coming to break her out of jail, they PowerWalk down the corridor in silhouette. This is allusion to the 1983 movie ''TheRightStuff'' where the astronauts walk in slow motion upon entering the hangar.



* StaticStunGun: Zhann gets tazered on multiple occasions. Later, Chiana is snared by an "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin electro-net]]" before being taken to see Rhumann.
* SurvivorGuilt: Because Zhann has forsaken up the spiritual path the Pa’u, she has no healthy way of reconciling her feelings of grief at the loss of her comrades, and her guilt at having survived at their expense. By the end of the episode, Zhann has her head on straight.
* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Zhann's escape map conveniently burns up in her hands just before the police swoop in.

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* StaticStunGun: Zhann Zhaan gets tazered on multiple occasions. Later, Chiana is snared by an "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin electro-net]]" before being taken to see Rhumann.
* SurvivorGuilt: Because Zhann Zhaan has forsaken up the spiritual path the Pa’u, she has no healthy way of reconciling her feelings of grief at the loss of her comrades, and her guilt at having survived at their expense. By the end of the episode, Zhann Zhaan has her head on straight.
* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Zhann's Zhaan's escape map conveniently burns up in her hands just before the police swoop in.



* UnwantedAssistance: Zhann didn't want Chiana as her attorney.

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* UnwantedAssistance: Zhann Zhaan didn't want Chiana as her attorney.

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* LoopholeAbuse: To be expected on a planet full of attorneys

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* LoopholeAbuse: To be expected on a planet full of attorneysattorneys. The bartender claims the legal code was deliberately made more complex over the years just to enable these and eternal arguments over them.


* OutOfOrder: This episode was first filmed for the season premiere, however it was held to allow “Mind the Baby” to air instead. Several additional scenes were shot and the episode was aired later on as a flashback story.

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* OutOfOrder: This episode was first filmed for the season premiere, however it was held to allow “Mind the Baby” to air instead.instead after the producers decided that it wasn't good enough to justify the viewer outrage that would result from the end-of-season cliffhangers being left unresolved. Several additional scenes were shot and the episode was aired later on as a flashback story.


Flashback: Zhaan, Rygel, and China hit the streets of Litigara, asking people if they've seen two Sebaceans and a Luxan. Zhaan comms Pilot and pleads for more time to find the others, but Pilot and Moya are obdurate. Meanwhile, Rygel is falling-down drunk, and Chiana is partying it up with the locals. Zhaan exhaustedly agrees to Pilot's timetable, then overrules Rygel and China's resulting protests by tearfully accusing them of being useless in the search. Unaware that she's being tailed by one of the Litigarans from the bar, Zhaan charges off alone. However, she's stopped by a yelling intercom ordering her not to enter the crosswalk. A female Litigaran peeks around a corner while holding a remote control. The crosswalk tells Zhaan she can now cross. She does, and nearly gets run down by a car. A few beefy cops yank Zhaan and drag her off to jail for... jaywalking.

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Flashback: Zhaan, Rygel, and China Chiana hit the streets of Litigara, asking people if they've seen two Sebaceans and a Luxan. Zhaan comms Pilot and pleads for more time to find the others, but Pilot and Moya are obdurate. Meanwhile, Rygel is falling-down drunk, and Chiana is partying it up with the locals. Zhaan exhaustedly agrees to Pilot's timetable, then overrules Rygel and China's Chiana's resulting protests by tearfully accusing them of being useless in the search. Unaware that she's being tailed by one of the Litigarans from the bar, Zhaan charges off alone. However, she's stopped by a yelling intercom ordering her not to enter the crosswalk. A female Litigaran peeks around a corner while holding a remote control. The crosswalk tells Zhaan she can now cross. She does, and nearly gets run down by a car. A few beefy cops yank Zhaan and drag her off to jail for... jaywalking.



* {{Frameup}}

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* {{Frameup}}{{Frameup}}: Poor Zhann keeps getting set up to go into court as the defendant!



* LookBothWays
* LoopholeAbuse

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* LookBothWays
LookBothWays: If only Zhann had done so...
* LoopholeAbuseLoopholeAbuse: To be expected on a planet full of attorneys



* PlanetOfHats

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* PlanetOfHatsPlanetOfHats: Litigarans are almost all attorneys.



* StopHelpingMe



* WholeEpisodeFlashback

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* WholeEpisodeFlashbackUnwantedAssistance: Zhann didn't want Chiana as her attorney.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Viewers see the aftermath of the episode before they see the main events of it.

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* FridgeLogic: The streets are monitored at all times, but not the jail cells? For that matter, nobody even questions how Zhann is supposed to have ''melted the bars'' without help. There's not even a HandWave for either.

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