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The second season has aired on October 7, 2018.

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The second season is set to air in 2018.

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The second season is set to air in has aired on October 7, 2018.



* BrutalHonesty: His speech is rather blunt, whether speaking to people under his command or his superiors.

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* BrutalHonesty: His Sorjonen's speech is rather blunt, whether speaking to people under his command or his superiors.


* HappilyAdopted: For varying degrees of happily. [[spoiler:Turns out that Lena was shot in the line of duty, and had an emergency hysterectomy in the process; later on, during a drug raid, she found Katia as a toddler, inside a cardboard box, in her real mother'r apartment, who was a junkie. Lena explains to Katia that her real life mother died since.]]

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* HappilyAdopted: For varying degrees of happily. [[spoiler:Turns out that Lena was shot in the line of duty, and had an emergency hysterectomy in the process; later on, during a drug raid, she found Katia as a toddler, inside a cardboard box, in her real mother'r mother's apartment, who was a junkie. Lena explains to Katia that her real life mother died since.]]


* SuperheroParadox: Lapperanta was a largely safe and crime-free town. But once veteran homicide detective Kari Sorjonen moves in to take over the town's Serious Crimes Unit, it suddenly becomes a hotbed of violent crime - sex-trafficking, drug dealing and even a serial killer. In fact, the politicians seeking to discredit Sorjonen and get the unit shut down actually seek to exploit this coincidence, claiming that Sorjonen 'brought' serious crime with him to the town.

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* SuperheroParadox: Lapperanta was a largely safe and crime-free town. But once veteran homicide detective Kari Sorjonen moves in to take over the town's Serious Crimes Unit, it suddenly becomes a hotbed of violent crime - sex-trafficking, drug dealing and even a serial killer. In fact, the politicians seeking to discredit Sorjonen and get the unit shut down actually seek to exploit this coincidence, claiming that Sorjonen 'brought' serious crime with him to the town. Though it could also be argued that all that stuff was already there, Sorjonen just uncovered it.


* DarkandTroubledPast: Sorjonen is a bit of a tortured soul after his years as a homicide detective in Helsinki. He's haunted by all the atrocities he was forced to witness. At one point, its revealed that [[spoiler: he's haunted by hallucinations of all the victims who's killers he failed to bring to justice.]] And all that is ''before'' we get to the fact that his wife suffered from cancer and only just recovered when the series began.

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* DarkandTroubledPast: DarkAndTroubledPast: Sorjonen is a bit of a tortured soul after his years as a homicide detective in Helsinki. He's haunted by all the atrocities he was forced to witness. At one point, its revealed that [[spoiler: he's haunted by hallucinations of all the victims who's killers he failed to bring to justice.]] And all that is ''before'' we get to the fact that his wife suffered from cancer and only just recovered when the series began.


* DarkandTroubledPast: Sorjonen is a bit of a tortured soul after his years as a homicide detective in Helsinki. He's haunted by all the atrocities he was forced to witness. At one point, its revealed that [[spoiler: he's haunted by hallucinations of all the victims who's killers he failed to bring to justice.]] And all that is ''before'' we get to the fact that his wife suffered from cancer and only just recovered when the series began.
** Lena Jaakkola clearly hasn't had an easy life either. She's been an FSB agent and a member of the Russian Mafia, and lived a violent life on both sides of the law. Through all this, she has struggled to raise a daughter with whom she has a troubled relationship at best.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Lena Jaakkola is quiet skilled at it, given that she is ex-FSB.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Lena Jaakkola is quiet skilled at it, it. Understandable, given that she is ex-FSB.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Lena Jaakkola is quiet skilled at it, given that she is ex-FSB.


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** [[spoiler: Sorjonen's wife Paulina proves to be one in the first season finale, even resorting to blackmail in an attempt to get her daughter cleared off a murder charge.]]

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* SuperheroParadox: Lapperanta was a largely safe and crime-free town. But once veteran homicide detective Kari Sorjonen moves in to take over the town's Serious Crimes Unit, it suddenly becomes a hotbed of violent crime - sex-trafficking, drug dealing and even a serial killer. In fact, the politicians seeking to discredit Sorjonen and get the unit shut down actually seek to exploit this coincidence, claiming that Sorjonen 'brought' serious crime with him to the town.

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* CowboyCop: Sorjonen is a non-action example of this trope - often taking his investigations in seemingly strange directions based on deductions his colleagues can't understand. Much to his boss, Taina's, chagrin, he had a tendency to keep his cards close to his chest and operate beyond her authority.
** [[spoiler: Lena]] is a more straight example of this trope [[spoiler: once she joins SECRI, largely due to her history as an FSB agent. She's prepared to steal evidence, and use physical torture against witnesses, among other things, to help crack a case]].


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Taina, the Lapperanta police chief and Kari's boss, tries to be one.

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The second season is set to air in 2018.

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* NonActionGuy: DC Niko, at least that's what he wishes to be, but still does competent field work.

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* NonActionGuy: NonActionGuy:
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DC Niko, at least that's what he wishes to be, but still does competent field work.work.
** Sorjonen even more so than Niko for that matter.


* TitleDrop: Show's named after Det. Sorjonen, since it centers on his actions with the Finnish Police as he moves to the town away from the big city.

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* TitleDrop: Show's The show's originally named after Det. Sorjonen, since it centers on his actions with the Finnish Police as he moves to the town away from the big city. The Netflix title comes from Lappeenranta being a border town with Russia, with St. Petersburg being just 2-3 hours away by car.


* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Lena. Particularly since she's former FSB. [[spoiler: Upon joining SECRI, she's their most action oriented agent, and still using her unique off-the-book skills while working for SECRI.]]

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* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: HappilyAdopted: For varying degrees of happily. [[spoiler:Turns out that Lena was shot in the line of duty, and had an emergency hysterectomy in the process; later on, during a drug raid, she found Katia as a toddler, inside a cardboard box, in her real mother'r apartment, who was a junkie. Lena explains to Katia that her real life mother died since.]]
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong:
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Lena. Particularly since she's former FSB. [[spoiler: Upon joining SECRI, she's their most action oriented agent, and still using her unique off-the-book skills while working for SECRI.]]]]
** Katia, to a certain degree. Her life experiences have made her incredibly jaded for her age, though, she also goes to therapy because of them.


* NaughtyNuns: Close enough. One of the victims in one episode was a theology student that ran a blog on sexual experiences, had a big collection of sex toys and had a tryst with a married man.

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* NaughtyNuns: Close enough. One of the victims in one episode was a theology student that ran a blog on sexual experiences, had a big collection of sex toys and toys, had a tryst with a married man. man, [[spoiler: and got pregnant in the process.]]

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