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* WhamLine: In the second episode when Mark asks Yvonne about [[spoiler: whether or not George left any physical evidence of the rape and the audience realises that it was even more brutal than what was shown in the previous episode]]:
-->'''Mark''': [[spoiler: Have you got bruises anywhere[...]?]]
-->'''Yvonne''': [[spoiler: Iíve got...Iíve got finger bruises on my thighs from when he...And Iíve got internal bruising. And an anal tear.]]


** Whilst at a dinner party, Yvonne flips out at the hostess when she starts VictimBlaming a young woman who was gang-raped in a recent case they heard about. [[spoiler: Yvonne is more than justified, seeing as she herself was recently raped]].

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** Whilst at a dinner party, Yvonne flips out at the hostess when she starts VictimBlaming UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming a young woman who was gang-raped in a recent case they heard about. [[spoiler: Yvonne is more than justified, seeing as she herself was recently raped]].



* DeerInTheHeadlights: Yvonne is so shocked and terrified when [[spoiler: George attacks her, she completely freezes up. Her husband later lampshades that this can be a natural response to such a situation, although itís pointed out that [[VictimBlaming some people will question as to whether it was really rape because she didnít fight back]]]].

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* DeerInTheHeadlights: Yvonne is so shocked and terrified when [[spoiler: George attacks her, she completely freezes up. Her husband later lampshades that this can be a natural response to such a situation, although itís pointed out that [[VictimBlaming [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming some people will question as to whether it was really rape because she didnít fight back]]]].


* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Mark murdered George when he confronted him, doesn't actually work for Secret Service and has been lying to Yvonne about various aspects of his life. Also, in a final twist, it seems he actually does have some kind of personality disorder, given his behaviour and the fact he took Yvonne literally when she joked about killing George]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Mark murdered George when he confronted him, doesn't actually work for Secret Service and (except in a clerical position) has been lying to Yvonne about various aspects of his life. Also, in a final twist, it seems he actually does have some kind of personality disorder, given his behaviour and the fact he took Yvonne literally when she joked about killing George]].

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->''"Before I met you, I was a civilised woman.."''
-->-- '''Dr. Yvonne Carmichael'''


'''Apple Tree Yard''' is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Creator/EmilyWatson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.

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'''Apple ''Apple Tree Yard''' Yard'' is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Creator/EmilyWatson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.


* BlatantLies: Every time Yvonne and Mark claim to be JustFriends. [[spoiler: It severely backfires on Yvonne in the fourth episode]].



* TraumaCongaLine: Yvonne goes through one. [[spoiler: First she is raped, the stalked by her rapist and then sheís arrested for his murder and has to endure a trial, with the very real risk of going to prison]].

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* TraumaCongaLine: Yvonne goes through one. [[spoiler: First she is raped, the then stalked by her rapist and then sheís arrested for his murder and has to endure a trial, with the very real risk of going to prison]].prison]].
* WhamEpisode: The ''first'' episode manages to be this. It starts out as a fairly standard affair drama, then takes a much darker turn in the final minutes of the episode when [[spoiler: Yvonne is raped by George]].


'''Apple Tree Yard''' is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.

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'''Apple Tree Yard''' is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), (Creator/EmilyWatson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.


* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[George Selway. He seems to be a pleasant enough guy, if not slightly annoying...and turns out to be a sadistic rapist]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[George [[spoiler: George Selway. He seems to be a pleasant enough guy, if not slightly annoying...and turns out to be a sadistic rapist]].



* LoveMartyr: Mark's wife seems to be this. [[spoiler: Although he doesn't necessarily directly mistreat her, she's still with him even after he's been arrested for assault and cheated on her multiple times. During his murder trial, she blames ''Yvonne'' solely for the crime, screaming at her that's a "bitch" who "gets everything [she] deserves". Of course, she storms out in tears after hearing sordid details of one of her husband's affair and isn't seen at court again, so it's possibly subverted]].

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* LoveMartyr: Mark's wife seems to be this. [[spoiler: Although he doesn't necessarily directly mistreat her, she's still with him even after he's been arrested for assault and cheated on her multiple times. During his murder trial, she blames ''Yvonne'' solely for the crime, screaming at her that's that she's a "bitch" who "gets everything [she] deserves". Of course, she storms out in tears after hearing sordid details of one of her husband's affair and isn't seen at court again, so it's possibly subverted]].


* BerserkButton: When the legal advisor the Carmichaels consult asks [[spoiler: why Yvonne didnít try to fight back against her rapist, Gary grabs a knife, holds it to his throat and then proceeds to give him a lecture on how the flight-fight-freeze response works in life-threatening situations]].
* BettyandVeronica: Gender-flipped version, with Gary as the Betty and Mark as the Veronica for Yvonne.

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When the legal advisor the Carmichaels consult asks [[spoiler: why Yvonne didnít try to fight back against her rapist, Gary grabs a knife, holds it to his throat and then proceeds to give him a lecture on how the flight-fight-freeze response works in life-threatening situations]].
** Whilst at a dinner party, Yvonne flips out at the hostess when she starts VictimBlaming a young woman who was gang-raped in a recent case they heard about. [[spoiler: Yvonne is more than justified, seeing as she herself was recently raped]].
* BettyandVeronica: BettyAndVeronica: Gender-flipped version, with Gary as the Betty and Mark as the Veronica for Yvonne. Yvonne.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[George Selway. He seems to be a pleasant enough guy, if not slightly annoying...and turns out to be a sadistic rapist]].


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* LoveMartyr: Mark's wife seems to be this. [[spoiler: Although he doesn't necessarily directly mistreat her, she's still with him even after he's been arrested for assault and cheated on her multiple times. During his murder trial, she blames ''Yvonne'' solely for the crime, screaming at her that's a "bitch" who "gets everything [she] deserves". Of course, she storms out in tears after hearing sordid details of one of her husband's affair and isn't seen at court again, so it's possibly subverted]].

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* KnightTemplar: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler: Mark Costley. After his lover is raped then stalked by her attacker, he confronts him at her request to get him to leave her alone. Mark ensures that he does...permanently]].
* LiteralMinded: PlayedForDrama. [[spoiler: It's revealed in the final scene that Mark took Yvonne literally when she jokingly told him she wanted him to kill the man who raped her]].


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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Mark murdered George when he confronted him, doesn't actually work for Secret Service and has been lying to Yvonne about various aspects of his life. Also, in a final twist, it seems he actually does have some kind of personality disorder, given his behaviour and the fact he took Yvonne literally when she joked about killing George]].

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Yvonne and Mark. [[spoiler: Mark, as it is revealed in the trial, seems to have a fetish for this kind of thing]].


Apple Tree Yard is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.

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Apple '''Apple Tree Yard Yard''' is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.


Apple Tree Yard is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a speech at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.

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Apple Tree Yard is a 2017 British thriller MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a speech presentation at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.


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* ItMeantSomethingToMe: In the end [[spoiler: Yvonne tells Mark that her feelings, at least, were real. He claims his were too, though it's possible he's lying]].


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* SexEqualsLove: Yvonne seems to have shades of this in regards to Mark. It's painfully deconstructed as she comes to realise she actually has no idea who Mark Costley really is, not to mention the fact she begins doubting whether he actually cares for her.


Apple Tree Yard is a 2017 British thriller mini-series, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a speech at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.

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Apple Tree Yard is a 2017 British thriller mini-series, MiniSeries, based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. Told in four parts, the series revolves around Dr Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson), a 40-something scientist who has grown dissatisfied with her monotonous life and dull, failing marriage. Then, she meets Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin), a handsome, charismatic and mysterious man whilst giving a speech at the House of Commons. They share an instant attraction, which leads into a passionate affair. However, when a series of shocking events shatter Yvonneís world, she finds herself questioning whether she ever truly knew her lover at all.



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: After raping Yvonne, George begins stalking and harassing her, sending her an email asking if they want to share rooms on a business trip and, after she leaves the hairdresserís, sending her a text asking if [[{Squick} her make-over was for him]]]].

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: After raping Yvonne, George begins stalking and harassing her, sending her an email asking if they want to share rooms on a business trip and, after she leaves the hairdresserís, sending her a text asking if [[{Squick} [[{{Squick}} her make-over was for him]]]].



* TraumaCongaLine: Yvonne. [[spoiler: First she is raped, the stalked by her rapist and then sheís arrested for his murder and has to endure a trial, with the very real risk of going to prison]].

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* TraumaCongaLine: Yvonne.Yvonne goes through one. [[spoiler: First she is raped, the stalked by her rapist and then sheís arrested for his murder and has to endure a trial, with the very real risk of going to prison]].


* DeerInHeadlights: Yvonne is so shocked and terrified when [[spoiler: George attacks her, she completely freezes up. Her husband later lampshades that this can be a natural response to such a situation, although itís pointed out that [[VictimBlaming some people will question as to whether it was really rape because she didnít fight back]]]].

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* DeerInHeadlights: DeerInTheHeadlights: Yvonne is so shocked and terrified when [[spoiler: George attacks her, she completely freezes up. Her husband later lampshades that this can be a natural response to such a situation, although itís pointed out that [[VictimBlaming some people will question as to whether it was really rape because she didnít fight back]]]].

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