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* BigDisasterPlot: Most season finales had some sort of huge, elaborate, use-up-the-leftover-SFX-budget disaster involving ten or more fire appliances and often some sort of cliffhanger. Examples include a Ferris Wheel at a fairground collapsing, a stolen car slamming into a tanker-truck full of petrol, a fire at a yard full of exploding propane cylinders and a literal train wreck. Subverted at the end of Season 9, when the show pulled a BaitAndSwitch by sending Blue Watch out to a classic example of this sort of thing (a fire at a hospital), only for the ''actual'' disaster to be something else entirely: [[spoiler: An oncoming vehicle forces both engines to swerve, sending them off the road and down an embankment.]]



* TrainwreckEpisode: Most season finales had some sort of huge, elaborate, use-up-the-leftover-SFX-budget disaster involving ten or more fire appliances and often some sort of cliffhanger. Examples include a Ferris Wheel at a fairground collapsing, a stolen car slamming into a tanker-truck full of petrol, a fire at a yard full of exploding propane cylinders and a literal train wreck. Subverted at the end of Season 9, when the show pulled a BaitAndSwitch by sending Blue Watch out to a classic example of this sort of thing (a fire at a hospital), only for the ''actual'' disaster to be something else entirely: [[spoiler: An oncoming vehicle forces both engines to swerve, sending them off the road and down an embankment.]]


* CutHimselfShaving: George appears at work looking sporting a black eye and numerous cuts and bruises from a fight.

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* CutHimselfShaving: George appears at work looking sporting a black eye and numerous cuts and bruises from a fight.


* BilingualBonus: Pitbull serves up ''viande chevaline'' in a cookery contest. They all happily eat it, until Coleman, the only one among them who knows some French, points out it is horse meat, leading to IAteWhat.

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* BilingualBonus: Pitbull serves up ''viande chevaline'' in a cookery contest. They Unfortunately, none of them knows any French, so they all happily eat it, until it. Coleman, the only one among them who knows does speak some French, points out tells them it is [[IAteWhat horse meat, leading to IAteWhat. meat]].

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* CutHimselfShaving: George appears at work looking sporting a black eye and numerous cuts and bruises from a fight.
--> '''George:''' [[BlatantLies I fell down some stairs]].


* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [[spoiler::John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [[spoiler::John [[spoiler:John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler:John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler:John [[spoiler::John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths] deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler:John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler:John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] deaths] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler::John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler::John [spoiler:John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.


* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 9, likely compounded by [spoiler::John Hallam and Ariadne's deaths]] - he gradually becomes less sympathetic and more of a humourless disciplinarian throughout the rest of his tenure, culminating in his feud with Chris Hammond in series 11.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick Georgiadis in series 11.


* ParkingPayback: The Guy Fawkes Night special episode saw Blue Watch forced to shove an entire street's worth of badly-parked cars out of the way to get to a house fire. In a Crowning Moment of LaserGuidedKarma, one of the more expensive vehicles that got its rear wing bashed in by the fire truck belonged to the obnoxious jerk whose carelessness with fireworks had started the fire in the first place.

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* ParkingPayback: The Guy Fawkes Night special episode saw Blue Watch forced to shove an entire street's worth of badly-parked cars out of the way to get to a house fire. In a Crowning Moment of LaserGuidedKarma, one of the more expensive vehicles that got its rear wing bashed in by the fire truck belonged to the obnoxious jerk whose carelessness with fireworks had started the fire in the first place.



** Tate has his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he gives Scase a well-deserved talking-to during a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KECyUfVerMg shout at a building site on the Thames]]. Even more awesome because it results in Blue Watch [[spoiler:saving two people that would otherwise have died]].

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** Tate has his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he gives Scase a well-deserved talking-to during a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KECyUfVerMg shout at a building site on the Thames]]. Even more awesome because it results in Blue Watch [[spoiler:saving two people that would otherwise have died]].


* TrainwreckEpisode: Most season finales had some sort of huge, elaborate, use-up-the-leftover-SFX-budget disaster involving ten or more fire appliances and often some sort of cliffhanger. Examples include a Ferris Wheel at a fairground collapsing, a stolen car slamming into a tanker-truck full of petrol, a fire at a yard full of exploding propane cylinders and a literal train wreck. Subverted at the end of Season 9, when the show pulled a BaitAndSwitch by sending Blue Watch out to a classic example of this sort of thing (a fire at a hospital), only for the ''actuall'' disaster to be something else entirely: [[spoiler: An oncoming vehicle forces both engines to swerve, sending them off the road and down an embankment.]]

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* TrainwreckEpisode: Most season finales had some sort of huge, elaborate, use-up-the-leftover-SFX-budget disaster involving ten or more fire appliances and often some sort of cliffhanger. Examples include a Ferris Wheel at a fairground collapsing, a stolen car slamming into a tanker-truck full of petrol, a fire at a yard full of exploding propane cylinders and a literal train wreck. Subverted at the end of Season 9, when the show pulled a BaitAndSwitch by sending Blue Watch out to a classic example of this sort of thing (a fire at a hospital), only for the ''actuall'' ''actual'' disaster to be something else entirely: [[spoiler: An oncoming vehicle forces both engines to swerve, sending them off the road and down an embankment.]]


* TrainwreckEpisode: One episode did exactly this. There were also variants like fairground accidents and motorway pile-ups.

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* TrainwreckEpisode: One episode did exactly this. There were also variants like Most season finales had some sort of huge, elaborate, use-up-the-leftover-SFX-budget disaster involving ten or more fire appliances and often some sort of cliffhanger. Examples include a Ferris Wheel at a fairground accidents collapsing, a stolen car slamming into a tanker-truck full of petrol, a fire at a yard full of exploding propane cylinders and motorway pile-ups. a literal train wreck. Subverted at the end of Season 9, when the show pulled a BaitAndSwitch by sending Blue Watch out to a classic example of this sort of thing (a fire at a hospital), only for the ''actuall'' disaster to be something else entirely: [[spoiler: An oncoming vehicle forces both engines to swerve, sending them off the road and down an embankment.]]


* ObnoxiousInLaws: George has Kelly's overbearing mother and her two annoying brothers, who are also his BerserkButton. Then there's [[MyBelovedSmother Colin's mum]] and how she treats poor Sonya...

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: George has Kelly's overbearing mother and her two annoying brothers, who are also his BerserkButton. Then there's [[MyBelovedSmother Colin's mum]] and how she treats poor Sonya...Zoe...


** Even Geoff Pearce shows occasional shades of this - he remains humourless and officious throughout the series, but he does have a few notable [[PetTheDog]] moments, such as consoling Sandra [[spoiler: after John's death]] and helping Hi-Ho overcome his doubts about staying a firefighter. See also DefrostingIceKing above.

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** Even Geoff Pearce shows occasional shades of this - he remains humourless and officious throughout the series, but he does have a few notable [[PetTheDog]] PetTheDog moments, such as consoling Sandra [[spoiler: after John's death]] and helping Hi-Ho overcome his doubts about staying a firefighter. See also DefrostingIceKing above.

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