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''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Creator/{{Fox}} series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Creator/SarahJones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Creator/SamNeill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.

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''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Creator/{{Fox}} series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Creator/SarahJones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Creator/SamNeill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), (Creator/JorgeGarcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.


''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Creator/{{Fox}} series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.

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''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Creator/{{Fox}} series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), (Creator/SarahJones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill), (Creator/SamNeill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.


* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Hauser and Lucy. They were involved, but when she disappeared as a '63, Hauser was forced to take TheSlowPath.]]

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%% * MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Hauser and Lucy. They were involved, but when she disappeared as a '63, Hauser was forced to take TheSlowPath.]]


''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Fox series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.

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''Alcatraz'' is a 2012 Fox Creator/{{Fox}} series produced by Creator/JJAbrams' Bad Robot Productions. On March 21st, 1963, all of the prisoners and guards on duty at Alcatraz Federal Prison mysteriously vanished without a trace. The government quickly put down a [[TheMasquerade Masquerade]], saying that Alcatraz had been closed down due to outdated technology and soaring budget costs. Now, in the present day, one of the prisoners who disappeared, Jack Sylvane, turns up, not looking a day older, and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing a deputy warden who gave him a hard time while he was in prison. This brings him to the attention of SFPD detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), who finds his fingerprints at the scene. This in turn brings her to the attention of the mysterious Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill), who claims to be an FBI agent investigating the murder. With the help of Alcatraz expert Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), she is able to track down Sylvane, which gets her and Diego involved with Hauser's real project: to track down and recapture all of the "63"'s, including the mysterious Inmate 2002, who turns out to be Rebecca's own grandfather, Thomas Madsen.


* SmugSnake: Sonny Burnett. He was almost a MagnificentBastard, entering prison as a scared, rather pathetic kidnapper and subsequently reinventing himself into a musclebound badass through sheer force of will. But [[spoiler:his assertion that the cops would "never" find his latest kidnap victim, followed in short order by them doing exactly that, proves he's still not much of a criminal.]]

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* SmugSnake: Sonny Burnett. He was almost a MagnificentBastard, entering entered prison as a scared, rather pathetic kidnapper and subsequently reinventing himself into a musclebound badass through sheer force of will. But [[spoiler:his assertion that the cops would "never" find his latest kidnap victim, followed in short order by them doing exactly that, proves he's still not much of a criminal.]]


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* PariahPrisoner: Kit Nelson is beaten by a mob of prisoners in the yard because of his status as a child murderer. He's put into solitary confinement by the guards partly for his safety, and partly as punishment.


%%* BadassGrandpa: Hauser


* SmugSnake: Sonny Burnett. He was almost a MagnificentBastard, entering prison as a scared, rather pathetic kidnapper and subsequently reinventing himself into a musclebound BadAss through sheer force of will. But [[spoiler:his assertion that the cops would "never" find his latest kidnap victim, followed in short order by them doing exactly that, proves he's still not much of a criminal.]]

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* SmugSnake: Sonny Burnett. He was almost a MagnificentBastard, entering prison as a scared, rather pathetic kidnapper and subsequently reinventing himself into a musclebound BadAss badass through sheer force of will. But [[spoiler:his assertion that the cops would "never" find his latest kidnap victim, followed in short order by them doing exactly that, proves he's still not much of a criminal.]]


* {{Badass}}: Garrett Stillman. When you are a former member of the British [[BadassArmy SAS]], you have no excuse not to be called one.


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* PositiveDiscrimination: Clarence Montgomery is the sole black inmate the team goes after, and he's not just less evil than some of the other maniacs in Alcatraz, he's a ''completely innocent'' man who was railroaded because he fell in love with a white woman.


* ViewersAreMorons: Is it really necessary to bring up the fact that Tommy Madsen is Rebecca's grandfather ''every single time'' he's mentioned? Especially when talking to Becca herself, who ''already knows that''?


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* ActionGirl: Rebecca.
* AffablyEvil: The Warden has elements of this

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* ActionGirl: Rebecca.
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%%* AffablyEvil: The Warden has elements of this



* BadassGrandpa: Hauser
* BaldOfEvil: The Warden
* BeardOfSorrow[=/=]BadassBeard: Sylvane.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Cobb

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* %%* BadassGrandpa: Hauser
* %%* BaldOfEvil: The Warden
* BeardOfSorrow[=/=]BadassBeard: %%* BeardOfSorrow: Sylvane.
* %%* BewareTheQuietOnes: Cobb



* BlackAndGreyMorality:
** Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole who gets off on torturing prisoners. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''
* TheChessmaster: Garrett Stillman. He even is shown playing chess in one flashback.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality:
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BlackAndGreyMorality: Hauser's organization seems to exist solely to recapture 256 of the worst criminals the country's ever known. Except Hauser is the same kind of asshole who gets off on torturing prisoners. He's willing to put innocent lives in danger in order to insure that he can capture the "[=63s=]" - as in, Kit Nelson is a serial child murderer whose M.O. is kidnapping his victims from their beds on a Friday, messing with their heads for the next 48 hours, then putting their ''bodies'' back where he found them on Sunday. Hauser's solution? ''Send the police away and grab Nelson when he delivers the body.''
* %%* TheChessmaster: Garrett Stillman. He even is shown playing chess in one flashback.



* ColdSniper: Ernest Cobb.

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* %%* ColdSniper: Ernest Cobb.



* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Ray, who raised Rebecca.
* CutShort: After one season.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Ray, who raised Rebecca.
* %%* CutShort: After one season.



* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Beauregard.
* TheDragon: In the 1960s, Tiller and Dr. Beauregard served as this to the Warden, though Tiller had hints of TheStarscream as well.
** In the present day, [[spoiler: Tommy Madsen]] seems to serve as this to [[spoiler: the Warden]].

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Dr. Beauregard.
* TheDragon: %%* TheDragon:
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In the 1960s, Tiller and Dr. Beauregard served as this to the Warden, though Tiller had hints of TheStarscream as well.
** %%** In the present day, [[spoiler: Tommy Madsen]] seems to serve as this to [[spoiler: the Warden]].



* FairCop: Rebecca
* FlashedBadgeHijack: Rebecca does this in the season 1 finale.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Ernest Cobb.

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* %%* FairCop: Rebecca
* %%* FlashedBadgeHijack: Rebecca does this in the season 1 finale.
* %%* FourEyesZeroSoul: Ernest Cobb.



* HollywoodNerd: Soto, Type 1.

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* %%* HollywoodNerd: Soto, Type 1.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Hauser, lampshaded in-universe by Doc.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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Hauser, lampshaded in-universe by Doc.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ernest Cobb, Cal Sweeney and Paxton Petty.

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* %%* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ernest Cobb, Cal Sweeney and Paxton Petty.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hauser has his moments, like near the end of "Guy Hastings", where he lets Guy see (if not speak to) his daughter and grandchildren, and apologizing for what's happened to him.
-->'''Hauser''': You're a victim in this. You don't deserve what's happened to you.
** Also, [[spoiler: in regards to Lucy, Hauser seems to soften up quite a bit. Understandable, since they were romantically involved prior to the disappearances.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hauser has his moments, like near the end of "Guy Hastings", where he lets Guy see (if not speak to) his daughter and grandchildren, and apologizing for what's happened to him.
-->'''Hauser''': You're a victim in this. You don't deserve what's happened to you.
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him. Also, [[spoiler: in regards to Lucy, Hauser seems to soften up quite a bit. Understandable, since they were romantically involved prior to the disappearances.]]



* LoopholeAbuse: Whitten, who sold Ernest Cobb the Winchester-70, had his license to sell guns taken away by the ATF. When Rebecca inquires about this, he points out his ''wife's'' permits are all legal and up-to-date, allowing him to continue working in the store.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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Whitten, who sold Ernest Cobb the Winchester-70, had his license to sell guns taken away by the ATF. When Rebecca inquires about this, he points out his ''wife's'' permits are all legal and up-to-date, allowing him to continue working in the store.



* ManchurianAgent: Clarence Montgomery.

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* %%* ManchurianAgent: Clarence Montgomery.



* TheMcCoy: Dr. Soto seems to be slipping into this role, especially in episode 3.

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* %%* TheMcCoy: Dr. Soto seems to be slipping into this role, especially in episode 3.



* NonActionGuy: Doc Soto

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* %%* NonActionGuy: Doc Soto



* NoughtiesDramaSeries

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* %%* NoughtiesDramaSeries



* {{Prison}}

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* %%* {{Prison}}



** Rebecca drives [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728102/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1643727 Bullitt's car]]
*** One chase scene has Rebecca driving a deep impact blue 2013 Ford Mustang GT and chasing a black 2013 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco, with several shots recreated from {{Film/Bullitt}}

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** Rebecca drives [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728102/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1643727 Bullitt's car]]
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car]] One chase scene has Rebecca driving a deep impact blue 2013 Ford Mustang GT and chasing a black 2013 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco, with several shots recreated from {{Film/Bullitt}}



* TheSmartGuy: Lucy Banerjee, Doc.

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* %%* TheSmartGuy: Lucy Banerjee, Doc.



* TheSpock: Hauser is shaping up to be a rather nasty version of this.

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* %%* TheSpock: Hauser is shaping up to be a rather nasty version of this.



* YouAreNumberSix: The prisoners tend to be known by their prisoner number rather than their names.
** Tommy Madsen specifically introduces himself by number when he's introduced to keep TheReveal that he's Rebecca's grandfather secret a little longer.
** Tiller has a habit of referring to inmates by their numbers as opposed to their names.

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* YouAreNumberSix: The prisoners tend to be known by their prisoner number rather than their names.
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names; the Deputy Warden in particular made a concerted effort in never referring to prisoners by their name. Tommy Madsen specifically introduces himself by number when he's introduced to keep TheReveal that he's Rebecca's grandfather secret a little longer.
** Tiller has a habit of referring to inmates by their numbers as opposed to their names.
longer.


* CryForTheDevil: It's hard not to feel for ''some'' of the 63s when you realize how ''brutally'' the prison authorities treated them. Others it's hard, if not impossible, to feel any sympathy for.



* FakeAmerican: Sam Neill, who plays Emerson Hauser, is from New Zealand.
** Brit actor Jonny Coyne as Warden James, and [[OohMeAccentsSlipping boy does it show...]]

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