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* ViewersAreIdiots: Danny seems to think so.

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* ViewersAreIdiots: ViewersAreMorons: Danny seems to think so.

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* ViewersAreIdiots: Danny seems to think so.
-->'''Danny:''' If they wanted to be challenged, they wouldn't be reading our paper. What they want is to see their opinions in print instead of crayon.


* GenreSavvy: Laura figures out that Karl cheated on her almost instantly. It's mingled with a little WrongGenreSavvy as at first she playfully warns him off Elise -- only for him to sleep with an entirely different woman.


* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Karl and Laura have a young son who disappears totally in the last two episodes. Even in season three, when Karl meets his wife at the hospital, the two eldest girls and baby twins are accounted for, but there's no sign of their middle son.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Karl and Laura have a young son who disappears totally in the last two episodes. Even in season three, when Karl meets his wife at the hospital, the two eldest girls and baby twins are accounted for, but there's no sign of their middle son. But he's present at the carnival at the end of the series.


''The Tunnel'' is the 2013 French/English remake of the Swedish/Danish NordicNoir series ''Series/BronBroen'', and not to be confused with the American/Mexican remake known as ''[[TheBridgeUS The Bridge]]''. Though it closely follows the plot of the original, a key difference (as the title would suggest) is that a body is found in the Eurotunnel rather than on a bridge, right on the border between France and England.

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''The Tunnel'' is the 2013 French/English remake of the Swedish/Danish NordicNoir series ''Series/BronBroen'', and not to be confused with the American/Mexican remake known as ''[[TheBridgeUS ''[[{{Series/TheBridgeUS}} The Bridge]]''. Though it closely follows the plot of the original, a key difference (as the title would suggest) is that a body is found in the Eurotunnel rather than on a bridge, right on the border between France and England.


* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: [[spoiler: The firearms officers in the season finale are more than willing to shoot DCI Roebuck, their superior, if he tries to kill Ashton]].

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* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: [[spoiler: The firearms officers in the season Season One finale are more than willing to shoot DCI Roebuck, their superior, if he tries to kill Ashton]].


It follows the investigation of British police DCI Karl Roebuck (Creator/StephenDillane) and French Brigade Criminelle Captain Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy), who are forced to work together due to the location of the body. The task is given an extra twist when they realize that there are actually two bodies: the head and torso of a French politician and the lower half of an English prostitute.

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It follows the investigation of British police DCI Karl Roebuck (Creator/StephenDillane) and French Brigade Criminelle Captain Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy), who are forced to work together due to the location of the body. The task is given an extra twist when they realize that there are actually two bodies: the head and torso of a French politician and the lower half of an English a Welsh prostitute.


"The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg

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"The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg
Gainsbourg, sung to the tune of A Maiden's Prayer

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* BittersweetEnding: And how! On the bitter side: [[spoiler: Elise detonates the bomb around her neck so that the hostages can go free, Jacques Moreau slips back into alcoholism, and Lana faces a life in jail without ever seeing her son again]], but on the sweet: [[spoiler: the hostages all survive their ordeal, Charlie Moreau is last seen doing well with his tutoring lessons and on the road to recovery, BB and Louise stop dodging their feelings and finally get together, Francois/Saban gets married without ever knowing the burden of his mother's crimes, and it's heavily implied that Karl and Laura salvage their marriage]].


* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Karl and Laura have a young son who disappears totally in the last two episodes.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Karl and Laura have a young son who disappears totally in the last two episodes. Even in season three, when Karl meets his wife at the hospital, the two eldest girls and baby twins are accounted for, but there's no sign of their middle son.


'til the end of time.''\\\ "The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg

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'til the end of time.''\\\ ''\\\
"The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg


Yes, you shall be mine,\\\
'til the end of time.''\\\
"The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Yes, you shall be mine,\\\
mine,\\
'til the end of time.''\\\
''\\\ "The End of Time," Charlotte Gainsbourg


Donnez-vouz à moi\\

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Donnez-vouz Donnez-vous à moi\\



Yes, you shall be mine, 'til the end of time.''\\\

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Yes, you shall be mine, mine,\\\
'til the end of time.''\\\


A second series has already aired in both Britain and France.

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A second series has already aired in both Britain and France.
France in 2016, known as ''The Tunnel: Sabotage''. It will conclude with a third season, known as ''The Tunnel: Vengeance''.


* ActionGirl: Captain Elise Wassermann

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* ActionGirl: Captain Elise WassermannWassermann.



* BrutalHonesty: Elise speaks her mind without a filter, to the point of inadvertently offending people. She gets told off by Carl for this, but refuses to lie.



* DoYouWantToCopulate: Elise bluntly asks a bartender to sleep with her.



* JustFollowingOrders: A French police officer who killed a little boy during a riot defense himself to his wife with this.



* MeaningfulName: Karl's name is spelt with a 'K' as his father (a miner) was an avid supporter of Communism and Karl Marx's ideology.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: A variation. After TT has kidnapped a school bus full of children, he promises to release them only if the public riots against stores that exploit child labour. Once his hostages are whittled down to two, the terrorist holds an on-line vote to decide which child shall be set free and which shall be executed. One is a black boy, the other a white girl. No prizes for guessing which one the public votes in favour of.

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* MeaningfulName: Karl's name is spelt with a 'K' as after Creator/KarlMarx, since his father (a miner) was an avid supporter of Communism and Karl Marx's ideology.Marxist.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: A variation. After TT has kidnapped a school bus full of children, he promises to release them only if the public riots against stores that exploit child labour.labor. Once his hostages are whittled down to two, the terrorist holds an on-line vote to decide which child shall be set free and which shall be executed. One is a black boy, the other a white girl. No prizes for guessing which one the public votes in favour favor of.



* RedHerring: In episode 2, Elise tracks down an Anti-Zionist farmer in relation to the first murder. He is a strong suspect, as he owns slaughtering equipment similar to what was used to cut the bodies in half, and human remains are found in his storage cooler. However, when she notices he can't speak English (like the TT), she understands he has been framed and his complicity is ruled out.

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* RailEnthusiast: A young man who knows the sounds of different trains is called in to help them locate where an elderly kidnapping victim has been held from those recorded going past.
* RedHerring: In episode 2, Elise tracks down an Anti-Zionist antisemitic farmer in relation to the first murder. He is a strong suspect, as he owns slaughtering equipment similar to what was used to cut the bodies in half, and human remains are found in his storage cooler. However, when she notices he can't speak English (like the TT), she understands he has been framed and his complicity is ruled out.


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* WillNotTellALie: Elise refuses to lie, even for sparing grieving relatives of murder victims' feelings, saying it only leads to more lies when Carl counsels it.

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