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* AlcoholicParent: Sutton's estranged mother Babs was an alcoholic which that led to Sutton leaving home at age 16. When Sutton has to contact her in order to get her birth certificate for a passport, Babs reveals she's been working on sobriety and has improved her life since, leading her and Sutton to reconnect again.

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* AlcoholicParent: Sutton's estranged mother Babs was an alcoholic which that led to Sutton leaving home at age 16. When Sutton has to contact her in order to get her birth certificate for a passport, Babs reveals she's been working on sobriety and has improved her life since, leading her and Sutton to reconnect again.

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* AlcoholicParent: Sutton's estranged mother Babs was an alcoholic which that led to Sutton leaving home at age 16. When Sutton has to contact her in order to get her birth certificate for a passport, Babs reveals she's been working on sobriety and has improved her life since, leading her and Sutton to reconnect again.

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** Also worth noting it's a one-bedroom, Sutton's "room" is a bed behind the couch and it's unclear if the landlord is aware of the setup.


** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no underlying malice, and he has occasionally provided [[JerkassHasAPoint some tips that have helped both the girls and ''Scarlet'' move forward and keep up with the times]], the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by interrupting and talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) frequently and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.

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** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no underlying malice, and he has occasionally provided [[JerkassHasAPoint some tips that have helped both the girls and ''Scarlet'' move forward and keep up with the times]], the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by interrupting and talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) frequently and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do. [[spoiler:After Jacqueline gets fired then rehired (and Scarlet-becomes digital-only), Patrick decides to resign from Scarlet, admitting to Jacqueline that she is by far a more beloved boss than him by the Scarlet staff]].



** Suttonís mother Babs was an alcoholic, leading Sutton to leave home when she was 16. Sutton reluctantly has to go see her to get birth certificate for her passport, in which Babs also tries to make amends by revealing she has gotten sober and been currently working towards a better life.

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** Suttonís mother Babs was an alcoholic, leading Sutton to leave home when she was 16. Sutton reluctantly has to go see her to get her birth certificate for her passport, in which Babs also tries to make amends by amends, revealing she has gotten sober and been currently working towards a better life.



* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: A rare male example with Richard. He wants a family, which becomes a discussion point in his and Sutton's relationship due to the age gap and Sutton also being on the fence and talks about how he doesn't want to become a first time dad in his fifties. [[spoiler: When Sutton's miscarriage makes her realize she doesn't want children at all, he's not too happy especially since they already agreed on freezing his sperm and a five-year wait on pursuing parenthood]].

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* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: A rare male example with Richard. He wants a family, which becomes a discussion point in his and Sutton's relationship due to the age gap and Sutton also being on the fence and talks about how he doesn't want to become a first time dad in his fifties. [[spoiler: When Sutton's miscarriage makes her realize she doesn't want children at all, he's not too happy happy, especially since they already agreed on freezing his sperm and a five-year wait on pursuing parenthood]].


** When Jane finds out she has the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer, she has to consider fertility options when thinking about preventative measures.

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** When Jane finds out she has the BRCA1 [=BRCA1=] gene which increases her risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer, she has to consider fertility options when thinking about preventative measures.

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* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: A rare male example with Richard. He wants a family, which becomes a discussion point in his and Sutton's relationship due to the age gap and Sutton also being on the fence and talks about how he doesn't want to become a first time dad in his fifties. [[spoiler: When Sutton's miscarriage makes her realize she doesn't want children at all, he's not too happy especially since they already agreed on freezing his sperm and a five-year wait on pursuing parenthood]].
** When Jane finds out she has the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer, she has to consider fertility options when thinking about preventative measures.


* BigApplesauce: They all live and work in New York City, with all the benefits (And drawbacks) that arise. They love the culture and opportunities, but are forced to live together in tiny shared apartments with no isolation anywhere in the city.

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* BigApplesauce: They all live and work in New York City, with all the benefits (And (and drawbacks) that arise. They love the culture and opportunities, but are forced to live together in tiny shared apartments with no isolation anywhere in the city.


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** And when Sutton moves in with Richard, Pinstripe moves in with Jane. Then when he goes on his book tour for a few months, Jane sublets her room to her co-worker Alex.

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* OppositesAttract: Kat, a "feminist, socialist activist" [[spoiler:seems to be falling in love with "NRA card carrying, Republican" Ava. And it looks like she's falling too.]]


* NemesisAsCustomer: David Marsden, a former high-flying city financier who has fallen on hard times, fills in as a barrista/waiter in a coffee shop run by an old friend who feels sorry for him. One day, the party of customers who walk in are his old boss, who sacked him, and the former colleagues who abetted in his sacking. He has to be a model waiter to them and realises the large tips he is given as they settle up and leave are meant as a condescending insult. he snaps, and launches a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* NemesisAsCustomer: David Marsden, a former high-flying city financier who has fallen on hard times, fills in as a barrista/waiter in a coffee shop run by an old friend who feels sorry for him. One day, In the party episode "Snow Day", Kat finds her new bartending job imperiled when she discovers one of her customers who walk in are his old boss, who sacked him, and the former colleagues who abetted in his sacking. He has is Ava Rose, daughter (and personal attorney) of R.J. Safford, whose career she ended with her activism. Despite her efforts to be a model waiter to them and realises the large tips he is given as avoid Rose, they settle end up in an argument and leave are meant as a condescending insult. he snaps, and launches a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.Kat is nearly fired.

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* NemesisAsCustomer: David Marsden, a former high-flying city financier who has fallen on hard times, fills in as a barrista/waiter in a coffee shop run by an old friend who feels sorry for him. One day, the party of customers who walk in are his old boss, who sacked him, and the former colleagues who abetted in his sacking. He has to be a model waiter to them and realises the large tips he is given as they settle up and leave are meant as a condescending insult. he snaps, and launches a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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** Love, though incredibly important, sometimes isn't enough on its own. [[spoiler:This is the case when Sutton and Richard find that they simply want different things for their family.]]


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* ShipSinking:
**[[spoiler: The first half of Season 4 is this for Patrick and Jane.]]
**[[spoiler: The second half is the same for Sutton and Richard.]]


* BiTheWay: After Kat [[ComingOutStory comes to terms with her attraction to Adena]], she is comfortable with casually showing interest towards and dating both men and women.

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* RealityEnsues:
** More than once, one of the girls will make a big change based on a whim and get chewed out by Jacqueline for it as magazines require a lot of prep work without a last-minute change.
** The fourth season addresses the realities of the publishing industry in 2020 with ''Scarlett'' forced to become a digital magazine rather than print.


*** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically.

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*** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically. Later on she extends her advice services to Kat and Sutton too.
---->'''Adena:''' I wish I had a Jacqueline.



*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.

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*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one on Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.



** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no malice, and he has provided some good tips to both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.

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** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no underlying malice, and he has occasionally provided [[JerkassHasAPoint some good tips to that have helped both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, forward and keep up with the times]], the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by interrupting and talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) frequently and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.


** Throughout season one the show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with each of them.

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** Throughout season one the show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with [[BenevolentBoss each of them.them]].



*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work.

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*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.



** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no malice, and he has provided some good tips to both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.



* MissingMom: Jane's mother died when she was young. One reason she loves ''Scarlet'' is that it helped step in and fill the missing void, although Jane specifically refers to it as being like an older sister.

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* MissingMom: MissingMom:
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Jane's mother died when she was young. One reason she loves ''Scarlet'' is that it helped step in and fill the missing void, although Jane specifically refers to it as being like an older sister.sister.
** Suttonís mother Babs was an alcoholic, leading Sutton to leave home when she was 16. Sutton reluctantly has to go see her to get birth certificate for her passport, in which Babs also tries to make amends by revealing she has gotten sober and been currently working towards a better life.

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