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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Jo ends up doing this to [[spoiler: her entire family as she finds out more and more about Piper (especially after finding out Piper is an AI, and even to Piper herself as Piper's knowing that she was an AI would make her self-destruct). She does eventually reveal the truth to Alex and Ed by Episodes 6-7, however.]]

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Jo ends up doing this to [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her entire family as she finds out more and more about Piper (especially after finding out Piper is an AI, and even to Piper herself as Piper's knowing that she was an AI would make her self-destruct). She does eventually reveal the truth to Alex and Ed by Episodes 6-7, however.]]


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* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Alex is ''pissed'' when he finds out that Piper has powers, and that she accidentally hurt Mia with them, to the point that he immediately takes Mia away from Jo's house. He doesn't calm down about this until two episodes later, when Piper explains to him how her powers work and that she has no intention of hurting people with them.]]

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** [[spoiler:Benny and a hacker friend of his, April, that he asked to help out with investigating Kindred are both shot at by an assassin, just after finding new footage of Piper at the end of Episode 4. Good news: The following episode reveals that Benny survives, thanks to not being fatally shot and due to a passing civilian spotting him and the assassin (who gets away while the civilian tries to assist Benny). Bad news: April does not survive.]]
** Arguably might've been a reason that [[spoiler: Kindred is murdered by the end of Episode 8 by a security guard forcefeeding him deadly pills on behalf of Emily, due to his relations with Emily and also because he likely knew more about her plans than anyone else did at the time.]]
** The same thing, unfortunately, happens to [[spoiler:Allen, who knows far too much about who Piper really is, and he's killed by an unknown authority at the end of Episode 9, "American Chestnut"]].


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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Jo ends up doing this to [[spoiler: her entire family as she finds out more and more about Piper (especially after finding out Piper is an AI, and even to Piper herself as Piper's knowing that she was an AI would make her self-destruct). She does eventually reveal the truth to Alex and Ed by Episodes 6-7, however.]]


* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Emily loses Piper because she

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Emily loses Piper because the memories that she implanted in Piper's head show her behaving in a motherly fashion toward Piper, whereas Emily's actual behavior is much colder and less affectionate.]]


* BigSisterInstinct: Mia treats Piper like she's her flesh-and-blood sister, and is thus very protective of her.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Emily can't grasp why Piper doesn't love her as much as she does Jo, not grasping that "programming" emotions doesn't work.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Emily [[spoiler:Emily can't grasp why Piper doesn't love her as much as she does Jo, not grasping that "programming" emotions doesn't work.]]



* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Emily is a profoundly lonely woman, largely because most other people aren't computer geniuses on her level. Granted, the fact that she's also selfish and egotistical doesn't help.



* MamaBear: Jo.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Kindred is just a figurehead for TheConspiracy. The actual mastermind was Emily all along.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Emily's seeming neuroses and CloudCuckoolander tendencies were all an act so that nobody would realize that she was part of TheConspiracy.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Jo's mother abandoned the family when Jo was ten.

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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Jo.
** [[spoiler:Emily turns out to be a warped example. While she is physically protective of Piper, she doesn't care about Piper's emotional well-being. This comes back to bite her in the ass, as Piper very quickly realizes that Emily's actual behavior doesn't match any of the memories that Emily imprinted in her.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Kindred is just a figurehead for TheConspiracy.figurehead. The actual mastermind was Emily all along.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Emily loses Piper because she
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Emily's seeming neuroses and CloudCuckoolander tendencies were all an act so that nobody would realize that she was part of TheConspiracy.TheMastermind.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
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Jo's mother abandoned the family when Jo was ten.ten.
** [[spoiler:Emily is the illegitimate daughter of Richard Kindred. Since his wife was the source of much of his money, he couldn't afford to have anyone know about his relation to Emily, and thus she never knew him growing up.]]



* TheReveal: Piper [[spoiler:is actually a highly advanced robot being hunted by her creators.]]

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* TheReveal: TheReveal:
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Piper [[spoiler:is actually a highly advanced robot being hunted by her creators.]]
** [[spoiler:Kindred was just the fall guy for Piper's real creator, Emily... who is also his daughter via an extramarital affair.
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* StereotypeFlip: When Benny goes looking for a hacker to help with his investigation into Auger, he ends up knocking on the door of a teenage girl who looks like a dead-ringer for [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lizbeth Salander]]... who is actually the hacker's daughter. The hacker herself is a plain, dumpy woman who dresses far more conventionally.



* WhamShot: In the virtual plane, [[spoiler: "Kindred" suddenly transforms into Emily, revealing she's been the mastermind this whole time and Kindred was just a fall guy.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Jo's reaction when told [[spoiler: Piper is a robot. She even at first refuses to give her a life-saving data swap because she can't accept this isn't a flesh and blood child. She changes her mind when said swap heals her instantly.]]

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* WhamShot: In the virtual plane, [[spoiler: "Kindred" [[spoiler:"Kindred" suddenly transforms into Emily, revealing she's been the mastermind this whole time and Kindred was just a fall guy.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Jo's reaction when told [[spoiler: Piper [[spoiler:Piper is a robot. She even at first refuses to give her a life-saving data swap because she can't accept this isn't a flesh and blood child. She changes her mind when said swap heals her instantly.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Emily can't grasp why Piper doesn't love her as much as she does Jo, not grasping that "programming" emotions doesn't work.]]

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* WhamShot: In the virtual plane, [[spoiler: "Kindred" suddenly transforms into Emily, revealing she's been the mastermind this whole time and Kindred was just a fall guy.]]


* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Upon learning that his cancer is coming back, Ed tells Jo that he intends to forgo another round of chemotherapy, not wanting to be spend the rest of his life in a bed.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Upon learning that his cancer is coming back, Ed tells Jo that he intends to forgo another round of chemotherapy, not wanting to be spend the rest of his life in a bed.]]


* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Upon learning that his cancer is coming back, Ed tells Jo that he intends to forgo another round of chemotherapy, not wanting to be spend the rest of his life in a bed.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: After Lerner is arrested by Jo, [[spoiler: the automated morphine drip he's connected to in the hospital is hacked to give him an overdose before he can tell her too much]].

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: After Lerner is arrested by Jo, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the automated morphine drip he's connected to in the hospital is hacked to give him an overdose before he can tell her too much]].



* ImprovisedWeapon: Jo subdues Lerner by [[spoiler: picking up a sledgehammer and letting [[ItMakesSenseInContext the strong magnetic field generated by the wrecked car]] pull it straight into his face.]]

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Jo subdues Lerner by [[spoiler: picking [[spoiler:picking up a sledgehammer and letting [[ItMakesSenseInContext the strong magnetic field generated by the wrecked car]] pull it straight into his face.]]



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Kindred is just a figurehead for TheConspiracy. The actual mastermind was Emily all along.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Emily's seeming neuroses and CloudCuckoolander tendencies were all an act so that nobody would realize that she was part of TheConspiracy.]]



* TheReveal: Piper [[spoiler: is actually a highly advanced robot being hunted by her creators.]]

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* TheReveal: Piper [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is actually a highly advanced robot being hunted by her creators.]]



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Fearful of what might happen to Piper if she went into foster care [[spoiler: or fell into the hands of the GovernmentConspiracy]], Jo decides to keep her hidden in her home.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Fearful of what might happen to Piper if she went into foster care [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or fell into the hands of the GovernmentConspiracy]], Jo decides to keep her hidden in her home.


* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: all episode titles after "Pilot" are non-descriptive, enigmatic phrases which [[TitleDrop appear in the episode]] (''e.g.,'' "Camera Wheelbarrow Tiger Pillow," "2 MG CU BID")

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: all All episode titles after "Pilot" are non-descriptive, enigmatic phrases which [[TitleDrop appear in the episode]] (''e.g.,'' "Camera Wheelbarrow Tiger Pillow," "2 MG CU BID")

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: all episode titles after "Pilot" are non-descriptive, enigmatic phrases which [[TitleDrop appear in the episode]] (''e.g.,'' "Camera Wheelbarrow Tiger Pillow," "2 MG CU BID")


* ExactWords: After Benny is shot, he goes to Jo for aid. Jo gets Abby to patch him up. When Abby says she has to report all gunshot wounds to the authorities, Jo responds "you have, I am the authorities."

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* ExactWords: After Benny is shot, he goes to Jo for aid. Jo gets Abby to patch him up. When Abby says she has to report all gunshot wounds to the authorities, Jo responds "you "You have, I am the authorities."

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* EvilIsPetty: After Jo arrests him, Kindred warns there will be consequences. Within hours of his release, he's bought out Alex's company and made sure Alex is the first one laid off.

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* ExactWords: After Benny is shot, he goes to Jo for aid. Jo gets Abby to patch him up. When Abby says she has to report all gunshot wounds to the authorities, Jo responds "you have, I am the authorities."


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Jo arrests Kindred on various charges with some ample evidence. She brushes off his talk on nothing will happen as just him being arrogant. Within moments of returning to the station, Jo is told by the D.A. to drop all charges as the "evidence" has been altered so Kindred walks right out.


* TheReveal: Piper [[spoiler: is actually a highly advanced robot being hunted by her creators.]]



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler:The first episode ends with Piper expertly using a knife to extract a tracking device out of her neck. In the second episode, she has a flashback of killing someone with a scalpel.]]

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler:The first episode ends with Piper expertly using a knife to extract a tracking device out of her neck. In the second episode, she has a flashback of killing someone with a scalpel.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Jo's reaction when told [[spoiler: Piper is a robot. She even at first refuses to give her a life-saving data swap because she can't accept this isn't a flesh and blood child. She changes her mind when said swap heals her instantly.
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler:Piper is revealed to be one a few episodes in, created by a tech conglomerate who are now desperate to get her back.]]

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler:Piper is revealed to be one a few episodes in, created by a tech conglomerate who are now desperate to get her back.back and is so convincing that doctors are seemingly unable to tell that she's not human.]]

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