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A US detective drama airing on TNT from 2014 to 2016. It primarily follows San Francisco Police Inspectors Terry English (Creator/TayeDiggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), partners who work homicide cases. Unlike many such dramas, court proceedings are shown as well.

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A US detective drama airing on TNT from 2014 to 2016. It primarily follows San Francisco Police Inspectors Terry English (Creator/TayeDiggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), (Creator/KathleenRobertson), partners who work homicide cases. Unlike many such dramas, court proceedings are shown as well.


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* {{Patricide}}{{Patricide}}: Erich Blunt has his own father murdered (by his maternal grandfather, no less).


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* SelfMadeOrphan: Erich Blunt has his own father murdered (by his maternal grandfather, no less).


* PoliceBrutality: Terry is accused of this in one episode, but the audience knows he's innocent and he gets exonerated. However, the black community is quick to believe it, and Terry calls out protesters, saying the only concern they have lies with the criminal who he justifiably shot, not a black cop like himself.



* SuicideByCop: Dustin Maker seems to have participated in the school bus massacre mostly as a means of getting himself killed by the police, but his accomplice had other ideas and left him. He was caught the police instead.

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* SuicideByCop: Dustin Maker seems to have participated in the school bus massacre mostly as a means of getting himself killed by the police, but his accomplice had other ideas and left him. He was caught by the police instead.

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Terry and Raffi had sex while in the police station property room.

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A US detective drama airing on TNT from 2014 to 2016. It primarily follows San Francisco Police Inspectors Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), partners who work homicide cases. Unlike many such dramas, court proceedings are shown as well.

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A US detective drama airing on TNT from 2014 to 2016. It primarily follows San Francisco Police Inspectors Terry English (Taye Diggs) (Creator/TayeDiggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), partners who work homicide cases. Unlike many such dramas, court proceedings are shown as well.


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name ([[ActorSharedBackground like the actress playing her]], Creator/EmmanuelleChriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name ([[ActorSharedBackground like the actress playing her]], Creator/EmmanuelleChriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).name.


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name ([[ActorSharedBackground like the actress playing her]], Emmanuelle Chriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name ([[ActorSharedBackground like the actress playing her]], Emmanuelle Chriqui, Creator/EmmanuelleChriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Ernie Knubbins]] gets off with a plea deal where he'll do a few years for manslaughter after turning in the rest of the Union, even though he was the "head man" and had ordered multiple murders.


* FreudianExcuse: Dustin Maker's defense attorney tries to use severe abuse he suffered in childhood as a mitigating factor when he's facing the death sentence for eighteen murders.

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* FrameUp: [[spoiler: Ernie Knubbins]] plants evidence making one of his subordinates appear to be behind the murder of an undercover cop, then has him murdered while in custody so he can't say otherwise.
* FreudianExcuse: Dustin Maker's defense attorney tries to use severe abuse he suffered in childhood as a mitigating factor when he's facing the death sentence for eighteen murders.


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Ernie Knubbins]] gets off with a plea deal where he'll do a few years for manslaughter after turning in the rest of the Union, even though he was the "head man" and had ordered multiple murders.

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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Alfie Rentman]] dies this way, after holding a girl hostage and then threatening Hildy, at the hands of a police sniper.
* BrokenPedestal: Police captain [[spoiler: Ernie Knubbins]], whom Terry had respected and looked up to, is revealed to be the "head man" of the corrupt police group called the Union.


* ProfessionalKiller: Bruja Blanca (White Witch, in Spanish) a woman who works for a Mexican cartel and murders a dirty police captain in custody by pretending to be his lawyer.

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* ProfessionalKiller: Bruja Blanca (White Witch, in Spanish) Spanish), a woman who works for a Mexican cartel and murders a dirty police captain in custody by pretending to be his lawyer.


* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name (like the actress playing her, Emmanuelle Chriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: {{Averted}} with Raffi Veracruz, who appears to be Sephardic judging by her name (like ([[ActorSharedBackground like the actress playing her, her]], Emmanuelle Chriqui, who comes from a Sephardic family).


* DirtyCop: Season two reveals entire group of them called "the Union" that runs loan sharking, extortion and prostitution rackets.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The school bus shooters in season two bear a strong resemblance to killers at Columbine.

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* DirtyCop: Season two reveals an entire group of them called "the Union" that runs drugs, loan sharking, extortion money laundering and prostitution rackets.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The school bus shooters in season two bear a strong resemblance to the killers at Columbine.



* FalseFlagOperation: Someone murders gangster Sugar Cascade's sister, making it look to him like a Chinese gang was responsible. The head of the Chinese gang convinces him he wasn't behind it however, and that someone tried to get them into a [[MobWar war]] with each other.
* FreudianExcuse: Dustin Maker's defense attorney tries to use severe abuse he suffered in childhood as a mitigating factor when he's facing the death sentence for eighteen murders.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Jamie Nelson is obviously attracted to a pretty female bartender, and thus visibly disappointed when she's revealed to be straight with a boyfriend.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Someone murders gangster Sugar Cascade's sister, making it look to him like a Chinese gang was responsible.guilty. The head of the Chinese gang convinces him he wasn't behind it however, and that someone tried to get them into a [[MobWar war]] with each other.
* FreudianExcuse: Dustin Maker's defense attorney tries to use severe abuse he suffered in childhood as a mitigating factor when he's facing the death sentence for eighteen murders. \n
* IncompatibleOrientation: Jamie Nelson is obviously attracted to a pretty female bartender, and thus visibly disappointed when she's revealed to be straight straight, with a boyfriend.



** The second season has Alfred "Alfie" Rentman, leader in a mass murder on a school bus, whose father (a neurologist) had diagnosed him. There was nothing he could really do about it though, since it's an incurable and untreatable condition.

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** The second season has Alfred "Alfie" Rentman, leader in a mass murder on a school bus, whose own father (a neurologist) had diagnosed him. There was nothing he could really do about it though, since it's an incurable and untreatable condition.



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