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* SuicideAttack: Josee in the pilot.
** [[spoiler: Klaus]] attempts this in season two, but is thwarted.
** [[spoiler: Franz]] in the series finale.

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* ThwartedEscape: The penultimate episode of the series has [[spoiler: Neil nearly escaping Nazi headquarters thanks to Sinclair]] only to be surrounded by soldiers and recaptured.

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* AfterActionHealingDrama: A big plot point in both "In Enemy Hands" (where Harry has been seriously wounded) and "Creon Via London" (where Tom has been seriously wounded).


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* CrapsackWorld: It takes place in France and Poland in World War II, so...


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* CyanidePill: The German spy in "Quislings" kills himself via a cyanide pill hidden in his tooth when Alfred attempts to apprehend him.


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* ManBitesMan: Neil's opponent in "Quislings" bites him during their fight.


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** The team in general does not really bother much with disguises. To be fair, most of them have not been photographed, but even Alfred, whose photo was circulated on a wanted poster, manages to attend a Nazi gala in season three where his only disguise is a pair of glasses.


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*{{POWCamp}}: Alfred goes undercover in a German P.O.W. camp in "Last Man, Last Round" in order to rescue some British prisoners.


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* RightUnderTheirNoses: The team frequently does this, as does Rigaud in season three.

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** It's subtle, but Alfred rubbing grass between his hands after [[spoiler:Harry's death]] in "Promises" is a call back to season one, when Alfred has Harry rub grass on his hands to get rid of the smell of gunpowder and Harry says the grassy smell reminds him of playing baseball.
** Aurora and Alfred use "bijou" as a code term-of-endearment in season one's "Sixes and Sevens." In season three, Aurora says "bijou" to Alfred in an attempt to alert him that she's in trouble when Heidi brings her to the train depot.
** The series finale is full of call-backs to the series premiere, including Aurora wearing a yellow dress, Neil and Tom/ Alfred garroting guards to take their places, and someone emotionally using an explosive to kill someone and dying in the process.


* ForgottenFallenFriend: Largely averted. [[spoiler:Rene]] and [[spoiler:Tom]] are mentioned multiple times after their respective deaths. Could apply somewhat to [[spoiler:Harry]], who isn't really directly mentioned other the the episode directly after his death, but to be fair there aren't many episodes left at that point, and Neil is clearly referring to him when [[spoiler:he gives Zosia Harry's radio]], even though he doesn't say his name.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Largely averted. [[spoiler:Rene]] [[spoiler:Rene]], [[spoiler:Tom]], and [[spoiler:Tom]] [[spoiler:Harry]] are all mentioned multiple times by various characters after their respective deaths. Could apply somewhat to [[spoiler:Harry]], who isn't really directly mentioned other the the episode directly after his death, but to be fair there aren't many episodes left at that point, and Neil is clearly referring to him when [[spoiler:he gives Zosia Harry's radio]], even though he doesn't say his name.


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* HairpinLockpick: Aurora attempts this in "Naqam," but then she drops the hairpin. We see her reach for another one, but considering she's still locked up in the next scene, it apparently doesn't work.


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* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler:Aurora and Alfred]] finally have sex in the penultimate episode.


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* PrisonerExchange: What Janowski proposes when he kidnaps Faber. Unfortunately, the prisoners he requested are all already dead, so it doesn't really work out.


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* RoomDisservice: Tom uses this guise to "borrow" a very important briefcase in "Kiss of Death."


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** Neil also asks Edsel "What would Faber do?" in "Remembrance."

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* PreclimaxClimax: [[spoiler:Aurora and Alfred]] finally have sex in the penultimate episode of the series, right before [[spoiler:Aurora heads off to assassinate Voigt.]]


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* RelationshipSalvagingDisaster: The bombing in "Friendly Fire" causes [[spoiler:Aurora and Alfred]] to reconnect (and [[spoiler:have sex]]).


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* ToAbsentFriends: Neil, Aurora, Alfred, and Harry toast [[spoiler:Rene, tom, and Miri]] at the end of "One for the Moon."


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* WhatWouldXDo: Referenced twice in terms of [[spoiler:Tom, after his death]]. In "One for the Moon," Harry asks the team what [[spoiler:Tom]] would say and then outlines his plan to disrupt the radio broadcast of Hitler's speech, while in "Frontiers," Neil says, "What would [[spoiler:Tom]] do?" to Alfred to encourage him to flirt with Irena to further their mission.

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** David with Pete in season three. [[spoiler:He talks.]]


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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Largely averted. [[spoiler:Rene]] and [[spoiler:Tom]] are mentioned multiple times after their respective deaths. Could apply somewhat to [[spoiler:Harry]], who isn't really directly mentioned other the the episode directly after his death, but to be fair there aren't many episodes left at that point, and Neil is clearly referring to him when [[spoiler:he gives Zosia Harry's radio]], even though he doesn't say his name.


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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The reason Neil kills Rolf.

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* DeathOfAChild: This series never shies away from this. [[spoiler: Ulli, Ben, the little boy at the school]]


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** Sinclair [[spoiler: ends up killing himself because he knows the Nazis will torture William in front of him, and that he will break.]]


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* TrainJob: The Polish Resistance pulls one in "Promises."


** In the series finale, the team's final mission is a success but at a dear cost. [[spoiler: Sinclair, Harry and Faber are dead and the team is split up.]] The war still has years to go and millions more will die.

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** In the series finale, the team's final mission is a success but at a dear cost. [[spoiler: Sinclair, Harry Sinclair and Faber are dead and the team is split up.both die.]] The war still has years to go and millions more will die.



* BookcasePassage: Miri hides the British POWs in a passage behind a cabinet in the church.

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* BookcasePassage: Miri hides the British POWs P.O.W.s in a passage behind a cabinet in the church.


* AnywhereButThereLips: Neil gives Aurora a very sweet kiss on the forehead in "Naqam."

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* AnywhereButThereLips: AnywhereButTheirLips: Neil gives Aurora a very sweet kiss on the forehead in "Naqam."



* GermanEfficiency: After Miri talks about hating Germans and then says she comes from the moon, Neil jokes that he should have known that Germans had invaded the moon since the tides are so punctual.

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* GermanEfficiency: GermanicEfficiency: After Miri talks about hating Germans and then says she comes from the moon, Neil jokes that he should have known that Germans had invaded the moon since the tides are so punctual.

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* AnywhereButThereLips: Neil gives Aurora a very sweet kiss on the forehead in "Naqam."


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* ConvenientlyTimedDistraction: While the explosion of the train in "Walk With the Devil" was planned as an act of sabotage by the team, it also ended up serving as a convenient distraction to help the girls escape from the "school."


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* GrievousBottleyHarm: Neil hits his opponent with a wine bottle in "Quislings."
** The doctor hits Tom with a pitcher in "Nil Nocere," which almost knocks him out.


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* MercyLead: Neil asks for one from Dugard in "Schein und Sein," but doesn't get it.
** Averted in "Remembrance" as well, when Edsel doesn't give Neil and William any kind of lead despite being the one to let them escape.


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* PoisonedWeapon: Harry laces the nails in his bomb with arsenic, which is what kills Brandt (rather than the explosion itself).


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* VulnerableConvoy: The transport of Alfred, Rene, and the other high-value prisoners in "Night Will End." The team specifically manipulates the Nazis into moving them because it will be easier to attack the convoy than Nazi headquarters.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out where Tom and Neil take the Jews they save at the end of "Into the Fire," or what happened to little Elias, who got left behind in the apartment.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: Leo, in the pilot episode.


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* HassleFreeHotwire: How the team frequently acquires cars. Harry hotwires a car when they need to go look for Aurora in "Kiss of Death," Neil hotwires one in "Creon Via London," presumably one or the other acquires their getaway car this way in "Black Flag," and Neil hotwires a car for him to follow Aurora and Heidi in "Naqalm." It is the 40's, so cars were easier to hotwire.


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* GermanEfficiency: After Miri talks about hating Germans and then says she comes from the moon, Neil jokes that he should have known that Germans had invaded the moon since the tides are so punctual.


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* SickeningCrunch: In a show with a lot of NeckSnap s, this is heard often.


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* VehicularSabotage: Neil nicks the gas line on Heidi's car in "Naqalm."


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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: As Tom points out to Neil in "Creon Via London," they can't go to a French hospital since they're known terrorists.

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* JustAStupidAccent: Both averted and played straight. To avoid an enormous amount of subtitles (and actors having to sound fluent in languages they weren't fluent in), it was decided in season one that the Germans would speak German with subtitles while the French would just speak English with French accents. This continued in season two (necessitating Evelyne Brochu to speak some German), although Sabine and Helene switch to English fairly quickly in their friendship. In season three it was decided to do away with subtitles altogether and just have everyone speak English with various accents, presumably to keep Brochu from having to do a ton of scenes in German and Jack Laskey to have to master Polish. However, it's also unclear when certain characters are supposedly speaking the language and when they might actually just be using an accent, as in when they are pretending to be French but speaking to someone German and (accented) English might be their common language.


* AlmostDeadGuy: Despite having his throat slit, the courier in "Quislings" manages to give Aurora the verbal key to the microdot before dying.

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* AlmostDeadGuy: Despite having his throat slit, Charlie the courier in "Quislings" manages to give Aurora the verbal key to the microdot before dying.


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* BookcasePassage: Miri hides the British POWs in a passage behind a cabinet in the church.


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* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Neil's eight-year-old niece Mags sends him a letter expressing her hatred of maths.


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* HeldGaze: Aurora and Alfred after the latter is captured by the Nazis and the former is supposed to shoot him.


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* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Aurora and Faber in "The Hunt." (Well, Faber's really drunk, anyhow. Aurora is more upset and self-destructive.)

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