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* YourCheatingHeart:
** Murphy ends up having an affair with the husband of a woman who donated $10,000 to her parent's guide dog school. When the wife finds out, she puts a stop payment on the check. Later she also cheats on Max.
** Jess has a one-night stand while going through trouble with her girlfriend Vanessa. She clearly regrets it the next day, but admits the sex was "amazing". After she confesses the fact to Vanessa, they break up.
** Murphy later cheats on Josh by having sex with Max.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Dean]] kills himself rather than go to prison for his crimes.

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* NeverSuicide: Sam habitually makes her hits look like suicides, according to Stirling. Within the show, we see this when she murdered [[spoiler:Detective Becker]].

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** Murphy later cheats on Josh by having sex with Max.

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* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Jess]] arrived precisely at the right moment to stop [[spoiler:Nia]] murdering Murphy, by shooting her.


* BlackBraAndPanties


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* HollywoodLaw: A busted taillight isn't enough to warrant searching a vehicle. While the reason to stop them was faked, Gene already called in the excuse for dispatch, which would make it difficult assuming he'd actually found drugs by his search of the back.


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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Jess goes out to get tampons on the road because she's starting her period.


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* WallBangHer: Murphy has sex with Max up against a tree in the woods at one point.


* GenderBlenderName: Stirling, a female character. Her name is usually a last name, and thus can fit with someone of any gender.

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* GenderBlenderName: Murphy and Stirling, a two female character. Her name is characters, both have names which are usually a last name, names and thus can fit with someone of any gender.gender.

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* BlackBraAndPanties


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* ShamefulStrip: Josiah orders Murphy to strip as proof she's not wired. This means ''naked'', rather than just to her underwear. Felix however just gets a pat down. Murphy does it unhappily.

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* GenderBlenderName: Stirling, a female character. Her name is usually a last name, and thus can fit with someone of any gender.


* {{Gayngster}}: [[spoiler:Sam]], a fierce, no-nonsense gang enforcer, turns out to be a lesbian.

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* {{Gayngster}}: [[spoiler:Sam]], Sam, a fierce, no-nonsense gang enforcer, turns out to be a lesbian.


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* OnlyAFleshWound: Max recovers very quickly from being stabbed multiple times in the abdomen (which could be fatal, realistically, or at least very debilitating).


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Jess and Stirling]] decide to hit the road, leaving Chicago behind, rather than staying trapped in the drug game.


* BiTheWay: Jess's girlfriend, Vanessa, it turns out is bisexual. This causes some tension between them as Jess begins worrying Vanessa won't be as attracted to her as a woman.

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* {{Gayngster}}: [[spoiler:Sam]], a fierce, no-nonsense gang enforcer, turns out to be a lesbian.


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* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler:Sterling]] turns out to be one, as she's got a girlfriend already but gets into a relationship [[spoiler:Jess]] (her girlfriend's actually ordered it) as a spy to insure she and her friends obey the gang's commands.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The commercials aired on the CW before Season 1 only showed Murphy's blind snarkery and comedic beats with other characters, disguising it as a straight comedy and completely hiding the thriller and mystery elements of the show.

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* ButchLesbian: Sterling, who gets involved with Jess, has {{boyish short hair}} and also dresses in a pretty masculine way. Sam, meanwhile, is [[spoiler:also revealed as being with her]] and even more of an example: she's a [[BaldWoman shaven-headed]] stone-cold badass female gangster.


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* LipstickLesbian: Jess, a feminine woman who's also into women.
* MasculineFeminineGayCouple: Jess, who's feminine, and her second girlfriend Sterling, who has very butch looks in comparison.


* OffOnATechnicality: After the trouble which Murphy goes to getting [[spoiler:Dean's]] confession recorded on her phone, it can't be used because in Illinois recordings required both parties' consent. On top of all that, the police captain agrees to have the evidence destroyed rather than reveal it so he'd at least be fired and publicly excoriated, as he's still useful plus it would make the guy look bad as his superior.

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* OffOnATechnicality: After the trouble which Murphy goes to getting [[spoiler:Dean's]] confession recorded on her phone, it can't be used because in Illinois recordings required both parties' consent. On top of all that, the police captain agrees to have the evidence destroyed rather than reveal it so he'd at least be fired and publicly excoriated, as he's still useful plus it he would make the guy look bad as his superior.

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