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* DrivenByEnvy: Nurse Hastings and Dr. Hale both deeply resent and envy Nurse Mary and Dr. Hastings respectively, one for her position and the other because he realizes Foster's superior skill as a physician.

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* DrivenByEnvy: Nurse Hastings and Dr. Hale both deeply resent and envy Nurse Mary and Dr. Hastings Foster respectively, one for her position and the other because he realizes Foster's superior skill as a physician.



* GoodShepherd: Henry Hopkins, the hospitalís chaplain takes a keen interest in the wellbeing of the patients.

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* GoodShepherd: Henry Hopkins, the hospitalís chaplain chaplain, takes a keen interest in the wellbeing of the patients.



* HomeByChristmas: The series starts in May of 1862 and almost every character on both sides is convinced that the war will be over a matter of months. In reality the war still had almost three whole more years to go.

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* HomeByChristmas: The series starts in May of 1862 and almost every character on both sides is convinced that the war will be over a matter of months. In reality reality, the war still had almost three whole more years to go.



* HypocriticalHumor: Dr. [=McBurney=] is adamant about capturing and punishing a quack peddling a magical cure with electromagnets... while at the same time being a devotee of phrenology, a pseudo-science that had already been discredited in the 1840s as quackery.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Dr. [=McBurney=] is adamant about capturing and punishing a quack peddling a magical cure with electromagnets... while at the same time being a devotee of phrenology, a pseudo-science pseudoscience that had already been discredited in the 1840s as quackery.



* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Summers, the Army doctor in charge of the hospital is a dick to Mary from the minute she walks into the hospital.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Summers, the Army doctor in charge of the hospital hospital, is a dick to Mary from the minute she walks into the hospital.



* MoralityKitchenSink: The characters all run the gamut of morality, there hardly being any who are all good or all bad. On the one end you have the compassionate nurse caring for the wounded while on the other you have Silas Mullen, the hospital's corrupt quartermaster and utter villain and the cartoonishly evil Knights of the Golden Circle.

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* MoralityKitchenSink: The characters all run the gamut of morality, there hardly being any who are all good or all bad. On the one end end, you have the compassionate nurse caring for the wounded while on the other you have Silas Mullen, Bullen, the hospital's corrupt quartermaster and utter villain and the cartoonishly evil Knights of the Golden Circle.



* PimpedOutDress: Out introduction to Emma Green is observing the sheer amount of work it takes to get her into her elaborate SouthernBelle dress.

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* PimpedOutDress: Out Our introduction to Emma Green is observing the sheer amount of work it takes to get her into her elaborate SouthernBelle dress.



* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Chaplain Henry Hopkins became a clergyman to atone for his dark past, which included killing a man. He vowed he would never take another man's life. He's forced to break that vow when he and Emma are ambushed by a Confederate soldier, and he wrestles with and drowns the Confederate soldier in the river.

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Chaplain Henry Hopkins became a clergyman to atone for his dark past, which included accidentally killing a man. He vowed he would never take another man's life. He's forced to break that vow when he and Emma are ambushed by a Confederate soldier, and he wrestles with and drowns the Confederate soldier in the river.

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* SamusIsAGirl: After Second Bull Run, a Confederate veteran named Ames brings his sick companion to Mansion House for treatment. When Dr. Foster witnesses the two soldiers kissing, he [[MistakenForGay suspects they are homosexual lovers]] and tries to expel them from the hospital. Turns out Ames is a woman, and her companion is her husband - she couldn't bear to be away from him, so she disguised herself as a man and joined the Army.


* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' suggest to Chaplain Hopkins that slavery is morally justified. He angrily interrupts a Confederate chaplain's pro-slavery eulogy for a deceased rebel soldier to wax about the evils of slavery.

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* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' suggest to Chaplain Hopkins that slavery is morally justified. He In "One Equal Temper," he angrily interrupts a Confederate chaplain's pro-slavery eulogy for a deceased rebel soldier to wax about the evils of slavery.


* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' suggest to Chaplain Hopkins that slavery is morally justified. He angrily interrupts a Confederate chaplain's pro-slavery eulogy to wax about the evils of slavery.

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* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' suggest to Chaplain Hopkins that slavery is morally justified. He angrily interrupts a Confederate chaplain's pro-slavery eulogy for a deceased rebel soldier to wax about the evils of slavery.

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* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' suggest to Chaplain Hopkins that slavery is morally justified. He angrily interrupts a Confederate chaplain's pro-slavery eulogy to wax about the evils of slavery.


* AnArmAndALeg: Amputation is the go to treatment for pretty much any wound in the hospital. The second thing Mary sees about the hospital is amputated limbs been carried off ''by the cartload''.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Amputation is the go to go-to treatment for pretty much any wound in the hospital. The second thing Mary sees about the hospital is amputated limbs been carried off ''by the cartload''.



** Anne Hastings served as nurse in UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar under Florence Nightingale herself, a fact that she will keep reminding you off at every opportunity.

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** Anne Hastings served as nurse in UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar under Florence Nightingale herself, a fact that she will keep reminding you off of at every opportunity.

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Chaplain Henry Hopkins became a clergyman to atone for his dark past, which included killing a man. He vowed he would never take another man's life. He's forced to break that vow when he and Emma are ambushed by a Confederate soldier, and he wrestles with and drowns the Confederate soldier in the river.


''Mercy Street'' is an American period medical drama television series that premiered on Creator/{{PBS}} on January 17th, 2016.

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''Mercy Street'' is was an American period medical drama television series that premiered on Creator/{{PBS}} on January 17th, 2016.
2016. It ran for two seasons before being cancelled the following year.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mary's illness in season 2 was written into the plot to accommodate Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, who had to film a role in the third season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' around the same time.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mary's illness in season 2 was written into the plot to accommodate Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, who had to film a role in the third season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' around the same time. Sadly, Winstead's commitments ended up being at least part of the reason why the series ultimately ended after two seasons.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mary's illness in season 2 was written into the plot to accommodate Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, who had to film a role in the third season of Series/{{Fargo}} around the same time.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mary's illness in season 2 was written into the plot to accommodate Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, who had to film a role in the third season of Series/{{Fargo}} ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' around the same time.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mary's illness in season 2 was written into the plot to accommodate Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, who had to film a role in the third season of Series/{{Fargo}} around the same time.


* OpenSecret: Most of the hospital knows and delicately refuses to comment on the fact that [[spoiler: Dr. Hale and Nurse Hastings are sleeping together.]]

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* OpenSecret: OpenSecret:
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Most of the hospital knows and delicately refuses to comment on the fact that [[spoiler: Dr. Hale and Nurse Hastings are sleeping together.]]]]
** Everybody in the hospital knows that Nurse Hastings carries a flask of booze at all times.


* WhatTheHellHero: In the first episode, Nurse Mary is called out by both Emma and Dr. Foster for her clear neglect of the Confederate soldiers, both pointing out that regardless of her opinions of them or the crimes they may have committed, they're still her patients.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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In the first episode, Nurse Mary is called out by both Emma and Dr. Foster for her clear neglect of the Confederate soldiers, both pointing out that regardless of her opinions of them or the crimes they may have committed, they're still her patients.patients.
** In "Unknown Soldier", [[spoiler:when Belinda abandons the Greens following a major blowup and argument, she calls them on their tendency to get into trouble by themselves despite all her best efforts to keep them out of it]].

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* HypocriticalHumor: Dr. [=McBurney=] is adamant about capturing and punishing a quack peddling a magical cure with electromagnets... while at the same time being a devotee of phrenology, a pseudo-science that had already been discredited in the 1840s as quackery.


* SmallNameBigEgo: Pinkerton expects everyone to know who he is by virtue of his name alone.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Allan Pinkerton expects everyone to know who he is by virtue of his name alone.alone. Nobody at the hospital has a clue about who he is.

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