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* SelfHarm: Homer bands his head against the tile in the hotel shower, making it bloody, to convince the hotel staff that he's in danger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.

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* SelfHarm: Homer bands bangs his head against the tile in the hotel shower, making it bloody, to convince the hotel staff that he's in danger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.


* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Hap plays the recording of Homer having sex with Renata to the other captives to let them know that he was complicit in Renata's kidnapping. This was in hopes of breaking their spirit, as well as their faith in Homer. In the present day, however, the OA seems to have forgiven Homer for his moment of weakness.

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* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Hap plays the recording of Homer having sex with Renata to the other captives to let them know that he was complicit in Renata's kidnapping. This was in hopes of breaking their spirit, as well as their faith in Homer. In the present day, however, the OA seems to have forgiven Homer for his moment of weakness.weakness, even at the time OA's initial reaction is one of relief that Homer is still alive.


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* SkepticNoLonger: Scott, who has been skeptical of the movements and the afterlife finally believes, after having been brought back to life by the movements and experiencing both things first hand.


* TheReveal: Scott comes back with knowledge of the five movements and how they work, thus leading us to the reason the OA specifically wanted five people to tell this story to;

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* TheReveal: Scott comes back with knowledge of the movements: there are five movements of them in total, and how if performed by five people, they work, have the power to create a tunnel to another dimension, thus leading us to the reason the OA specifically wanted five people to tell this story to;

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* TheReveal: Scott comes back with knowledge of the five movements and how they work, thus leading us to the reason the OA specifically wanted five people to tell this story to;
-->'''The OA''': Do you see now? How we're going to save them? I'm gonna teach you the movements. All five of them. We're gonna open a tunnel into another dimension. I will travel there and rescue them.


* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hap messes up an experiment because of anger at the OA, seemingly resulting in Scott's final, permanent death. However Homer and the OA perform the movements for hours, eventually resurrecting him]].

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hap Hap messes up an experiment because of anger at the OA, seemingly resulting in Scott's final, permanent death. However Homer and the OA perform the movements for hours, eventually resurrecting him]].him.


* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hap messes up an experiment because of anger at the OA, seemingly resulting in Scott's final, permanent death. However Homwer and the OA perform the movements for hours, eventually resurrecting him]].
* BridalCarry: French carries his mom to bed like this after she passes out at a school function.

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hap messes up an experiment because of anger at the OA, seemingly resulting in Scott's final, permanent death. However Homwer Homer and the OA perform the movements for hours, eventually resurrecting him]].
* BridalCarry: French carries his mom to bed like this after she passes out at following a school function.


* IllGirl: The sheriff's wife likely has ALS.

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* IllGirl: The sheriff's wife likely has ALS.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Renata's reaction to Homer helping Hap kidnap her. French, upon hearing the story, is disgusted that Homer went along with Hap's scheme.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Renata's reaction to Homer helping Hap kidnap her. French, upon hearing the story, is disgusted that Homer went along with Hap's scheme.scheme.
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hap messes up an experiment because of anger at the OA, seemingly resulting in Scott's final, permanent death. However Homwer and the OA perform the movements for hours, eventually resurrecting him]].
* BridalCarry: French carries his mom to bed like this after she passes out at a school function.
* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Hap plays the recording of Homer having sex with Renata to the other captives to let them know that he was complicit in Renata's kidnapping. This was in hopes of breaking their spirit, as well as their faith in Homer. In the present day, however, the OA seems to have forgiven Homer for his moment of weakness.
* TheChessmaster: Hap already predicted that Homer would try to ask someone for help, so he "warned" the hotel staff that his brain-damaged son would say and do irrational things and that they should call him if he did.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Scott's lifeless body is laid out on the floor of his cell in this manner.
* FirstTimeInTheSun: Hap lets Homer out of the basement for the first time in god knows how long for a mission. Homer is somewhat overwhelmed being in normal society again.
* HoneyTrap: Hap forces Homer to be this to help him capture Renata, a Cuban woman who's had a NDE. Homer is highly uncomfortable with this situation, though he ultimately does sleep with her.
* IllGirl: The sheriff's wife likely has ALS.
* OhCrap: Hap's reaction to the OA and Homer resurrecting Scott on their own.
* SelfHarm: Homer bands his head against the tile in the hotel shower, making it bloody, to convince the hotel staff that he's in danger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Deconstructed. French's relationship with his mother is strained because all the pressure of taking care of the family is on his shoulders and he resents her for not being more responsible.
* WhatTheHellHero: Renata's reaction to Homer helping Hap kidnap her. French, upon hearing the story, is disgusted that Homer went along with Hap's scheme.

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'''Season 1 Episode 05''':
!Paradise
While Hap zeroes in on a new test subject in Cuba, Homer and OA work to perfect their escape plan. Scott reaches his breaking point.

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