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* LostFoodGrievence: When somebody steals a sausage roll from Gerry's desk, he becomes obsessed with finding the thief.

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* LostFoodGrievence: LostFoodGrievance: When somebody steals a sausage roll from Gerry's desk, he becomes obsessed with finding the thief.

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* LostFoodGrievence: When somebody steals a sausage roll from Gerry's desk, he becomes obsessed with finding the thief.


* BadassFamily: Gerry's extended paternal family are more or less confirmed to be this in Season 6 episode "Meat is Murder" wherein it's revealed that his father, uncle and cousins and other Smithfield Market stallholders launched a CurbStompBattle revenge attack on a loan shark who had tried to force Gerry into becoming a DirtyCop and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they won]]. The cousins involved remember this rather fondly, unnerving Jack in the process.

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* BadassFamily: Gerry's extended paternal family are more or less confirmed to be this in Season 6 episode "Meat is Murder" wherein it's revealed that his father, uncle and cousins and other Smithfield Market stallholders launched a CurbStompBattle revenge attack on a loan shark who had tried to force Gerry into becoming a DirtyCop and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they won]].won. The cousins involved remember this rather fondly, unnerving Jack in the process.



* WellDoneDadGuy: Both Gerry and Brian go through this at different times in the series. A JustifiedTrope as due to their respective issues. Relations between the Lane men thaw and improve near the beginning of series 10 as Brian bows out of UCOS; Gerry is surprised that his eldest daughter Paula considered [[GoodParents him a great father as he always listened to her and encouraged her to think for herself]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming relieving Gerry as he really believed he had stopped her achieving what she wanted in life. Paula tells him she is happy as a single mum to Gerry Junior.]]

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* WellDoneDadGuy: Both Gerry and Brian go through this at different times in the series. A JustifiedTrope as due to their respective issues. Relations between the Lane men thaw and improve near the beginning of series 10 as Brian bows out of UCOS; Gerry is surprised that his eldest daughter Paula considered [[GoodParents him a great father as he always listened to her and encouraged her to think for herself]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming relieving Gerry as he really believed he had stopped her achieving what she wanted in life. Paula tells him she is happy as a single mum to Gerry Junior.]]


* PointyHairedBoss: DAC Don Bevan from the pilot and season 1. He is an empty suit, obsessed with bureaucracy and management buzzwords, and his only interest in UCOS is how it can improve his media profile. His replacement DAC Robert Strickland is actually genuinely interested in making the squad a success.

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* PointyHairedBoss: DAC Don Bevan from the pilot and season 1. He is an empty suit, obsessed with bureaucracy and management buzzwords, and his only interest in UCOS is how it can improve his media profile. His replacement DAC Robert Strickland is initially plays with this, in that while showing some tendencies towards this at the start he actually is genuinely interested in making the squad a success.success, and gradually evolves into a genuinely BenevolentBoss.



* PyroManiac: In "Where There's Smoke", the team investigate the death of a LondonGangster in a suspicious pub fire. Initially convinced that the fire was set to kill the gangster, Brian realises that it is almost impossible to reliably start a fire in the method that the arsonist used unless you are very practiced. He discovers that the fire was actually the work of a serial arsonist, and the deaths were incidental. The serial arsonist turns out to be [[spoiler:a retired Metrpolitan Fire Brigade fire investigator, who had responsibility for investigating his own arsons.]]

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* PyroManiac: In "Where There's Smoke", the team investigate the death of a LondonGangster in a suspicious pub fire. Initially convinced that the fire was set to kill the gangster, Brian realises that it is almost impossible to reliably start a fire in the method that the arsonist used unless you are very practiced. He discovers that the fire was actually the work of a serial arsonist, and the deaths were incidental. The serial arsonist turns out to be [[spoiler:a retired Metrpolitan Metropolitan Fire Brigade fire investigator, who had responsibility for investigating his own arsons.]]


* DeadPersonImpersonation: [spoiler: In "The Fame Game", a celebrity impersonator conspired with the wife of the celebrity to murder the celebrity (and the impersonator's wife). The impersonator then took over the celebrity's life.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [spoiler: In "The Fame Game", a celebrity impersonator conspired with the wife of the celebrity to murder [[spoiler:murder the celebrity (and and the impersonator's wife). wife. The impersonator then took over the celebrity's life.]]life]].


* BadassGay: [[spoiler: Ted, when a much bigger thug punches him, he takes it and knocks him back.]]

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* %%* BadassGay: [[spoiler: Ted, when a much bigger thug punches him, he takes it and knocks him back.]]



* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:In the episode "Only The Brave" it turns out the murderer was ReverseMole Knowles who had gone native in the gang he was sent in to investigate.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:In In the episode "Only The Brave" it turns out the murderer was ReverseMole Knowles [[spoiler:Reverse Mole Knowles]] who had gone native in the gang he was sent in to investigate.]]



* ChocolateBaby: [[spoiler: Plays a role in the solution to "The Curate's Egg". A Polish woman had an affair with the black son of TheVicar. When she became pregnant, she married her boyfriend, hoping the baby would be white and she could claim it was his. The baby was not white.]]

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* ChocolateBaby: [[spoiler: Plays a role in the solution to "The Curate's Egg". A Polish woman had an affair with [[spoiler: the black son of TheVicar. the vicar]]. When she became pregnant, she married her boyfriend, hoping the [[spoiler:the baby would be white white]] and she could claim it was his. The baby was not white.]][[spoiler:not white]].



* HypnoFool: [[spoiler:We don't know exactly what Gerry was hypnotized into doing any time he heard the music of Gerry Rafferty, but it is apparently something pretty shocking to judge from the reactions of the rest of the team.]]
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler: One of the 'murders' in "The Rock" turns out to have been have accident caused by a boy stealing a gun from his father and using it to play soldier.]]

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* HypnoFool: [[spoiler:We We don't know exactly what Gerry was hypnotized into doing any time he heard the music of Gerry Rafferty, but it is apparently something pretty shocking to judge from the reactions of the rest of the team.]]
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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler: One of the 'murders' in "The Rock" turns out to have been have an accident caused by a [[spoiler:a boy stealing a gun from his father and using it to play soldier.]]soldier]].



* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler: Whatever Gerry did when he got hypnotized and Gerry Rafferty music was played.]]

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* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler: Whatever Gerry did when he got hypnotized and Gerry Rafferty music was played.]]



* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:The killer of the week in "Magic Majestic" has pretended to be confined for to a wheelchair for his entire adult life, referencing RealLife magician Chung Ling Soo. This allows him to escape from custody at the end of the episode.]]

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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:The The killer of the week in "Magic Majestic" has pretended to be confined [[spoiler:confined for to a wheelchair wheelchair]] for his entire adult life, referencing RealLife magician Chung Ling Soo. This allows him to escape [[spoiler:escape from custody at the end of the episode.]]episode]].



* OffTheWagon: [[spoiler:Brian.]] Handled far ''far'' better than many instances of this trope though.

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* %%* OffTheWagon: [[spoiler:Brian.]] Brian. Handled far ''far'' better than many instances of this trope though.


* ChocolateBaby: Plays a role in the solution to "The Curate's Egg". A Polish woman had an affair with the black son of TheVicar. When she became pregnant, she married her boyfriend, hoping the baby would be white and she could claim it was his. The baby was not white.

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* ChocolateBaby: [[spoiler: Plays a role in the solution to "The Curate's Egg". A Polish woman had an affair with the black son of TheVicar. When she became pregnant, she married her boyfriend, hoping the baby would be white and she could claim it was his. The baby was not white.]]



* DangerTakesABackSeat: In "Only The Brave" one of the gang members tries this on Sandra with a gun, but she breaks his nose instead.

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: In "Only The Brave" one of the gang members tries this on Sandra with a gun, [[spoiler: but she breaks his nose instead.instead]].



* DeadMansChest: In "The Little Brother", a trail of clues leads Brian to a woman's body inside a box in a storage unit.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: In "The Fame Game", a celebrity impersonator conspired with the wife of the celebrity to murder the celebrity (and the impersonator's wife). The impersonator then took over the celebrity's life.

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* DeadMansChest: In "The Little Brother", a trail of clues leads Brian to [[spoiler: a woman's body inside a box in a storage unit.
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [spoiler: In "The Fame Game", a celebrity impersonator conspired with the wife of the celebrity to murder the celebrity (and the impersonator's wife). The impersonator then took over the celebrity's life.]]



** In "Into the Woods", a shove during an argument impaled the VictimOfTheWeek on a sharp tree branch.

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** In "Into the Woods", [[spoiler: a shove during an argument impaled the VictimOfTheWeek on a sharp tree branch.]]



* FoodSlap: In "Lottery Curse", Fiona dumps a drink over Danny's head after she finds out he bet on whether Sascha had sex.

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* FoodSlap: In "Lottery Curse", Fiona dumps a drink over Danny's head after she finds out he bet on whether Sascha Sasha had sex.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty: In the pilot movie, DCI Lovett framed Roddy Riger for the murder of Anna Dubrovnik because he could't prove that Riger had earlier killed Willie Stiles, and was certain that Riger had killed Anna. Ironically, it turns out the evidence he used to frame Riger (his shoes, which Lovett smeared with Anna's blood) ''did'' have Stiles' blood on them, so the frameup was unnecessary.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: In the pilot movie, [[spoiler: DCI Lovett framed Roddy Riger for the murder of Anna Dubrovnik because he could't prove that Riger had earlier killed Willie Stiles, and was certain that Riger had killed Anna. Ironically, it turns out the evidence he used to frame Riger (his shoes, which Lovett smeared with Anna's blood) ''did'' have Stiles' blood on them, so the frameup was unnecessary.unnecessary]].



* HypnoFool: We don't know exactly what Gerry was hypnotized into doing any time he heard the music of Gerry Rafferty, but it is apparently something pretty shocking to judge from the reactions of the rest of the team.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: One of the 'murders' in "The Rock" turns out to have been have accident caused by a boy stealing a gun from his father and using it to play soldier.

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* HypnoFool: We [[spoiler:We don't know exactly what Gerry was hypnotized into doing any time he heard the music of Gerry Rafferty, but it is apparently something pretty shocking to judge from the reactions of the rest of the team.
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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler: One of the 'murders' in "The Rock" turns out to have been have accident caused by a boy stealing a gun from his father and using it to play soldier.]]



* MistakenForThief: In one episode, a group of homeless people think Brian stole his coat from their friend and so they knock him out and steal it "back". Brian gets his coat back [[spoiler: but it got smelly, so his wife burned it. Brian buys an identical coat, which also smells bad.

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* MistakenForThief: In one episode, a group of homeless people think Brian stole his coat from their friend and so they knock him out and steal it "back". Brian gets his coat back [[spoiler: but it got smelly, so his wife burned it. Brian buys an identical coat, which also smells bad.bad]].


* BecomingTheMask: In the episode "Only The Brave" it turns out the murderer was ReverseMole Knowles who had gone native in the gang he was sent in to investigate.

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* BecomingTheMask: In [[spoiler:In the episode "Only The Brave" it turns out the murderer was ReverseMole Knowles who had gone native in the gang he was sent in to investigate.]]

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* MistakenForThief: In one episode, a group of homeless people think Brian stole his coat from their friend and so they knock him out and steal it "back". Brian gets his coat back [[spoiler: but it got smelly, so his wife burned it. Brian buys an identical coat, which also smells bad.

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* HiddenDepths: In his first appearance, Strickland appears to be just a PointyHairedBoss, but while he gradually grew into more of a BenevolentBoss over time there were some hints that he was more of a "real" cop than he first appeared. In particular, the episode opens involving him winning an award for what appeared to be a PR fluff operation involving a junior cricket team, only for it to be revealed that it was ''actually'' a cover for a major drug bust that smashed a powerful organised crime ring.

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* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Subverted in the Series 2 premiere. The episode begins with an ominous funeral procession into a church attended by all the main characters, everyone making comments that would seem to suggest that Gerry has passed away off-screen... until Gerry pulls up in his car and runs towards them, flustered and apologising profusely. He's just very late to his grandson's christening and they've had to let the vicar perform a funeral while they waited.


* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the episode "Last Man Standing", Gerry tries to run a DirtyCop working for a mob boss out of town by [[FramingTheGuiltyParty framing him]] for double-crossing the mob boss and [[TheMobBossIsScarier warning him to leave or face the boss' wrath]]. The cop is too slow to run and gets killed by the boss.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: In real life, drowning victims tend not to struggle or cry out. As Brian puts it: drowning doesn't look like drowning.


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* RealStitchesForFakeSnitches: In the episode "Last Man Standing", Gerry tries to run a Dirty Cop working for a mob boss out of town by framing him for double-crossing the mob boss and warning him to leave or face the boss' wrath. The cop is too slow to run and gets killed by the boss.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: In real life, drowning victims tend not to struggle or cry out. As Brian puts it: drowning doesn't look like drowning.


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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the episode "Last Man Standing", Gerry tries to run a DirtyCop working for a mob boss out of town by [[FramingTheGuiltyParty framing him]] for double-crossing the mob boss and [[TheMobBossIsScarier warning him to leave or face the boss' wrath]]. The cop is too slow to run and gets killed by the boss.


* In the episode "Last Man Standing", [[spoiler:Gerry]] tries to run [[spoiler:a DirtyCop working for a mob boss]] out of town by [[FramingTheGuiltyParty framing him]] for double-crossing the mob boss and [[TheMobBossIsScarier warning him to leave or face the boss' wrath]]. [[spoiler:The cop is too slow to run and gets [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves killed]] by the boss.]]

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: In the episode "Last Man Standing", [[spoiler:Gerry]] Gerry tries to run [[spoiler:a a DirtyCop working for a mob boss]] boss out of town by [[FramingTheGuiltyParty framing him]] for double-crossing the mob boss and [[TheMobBossIsScarier warning him to leave or face the boss' wrath]]. [[spoiler:The The cop is too slow to run and gets [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves killed]] killed by the boss.]]



* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Ted, to the point where we've already known him for several episodes before the reveal, which is treated as a surprise inverse and out.]]

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* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Ted, to the point where we've already known him for several episodes before the reveal, which is treated as a surprise inverse and out.]] reveal.

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