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* DisproportionateRetribution: Joe's reaction finding out that [[spoiler: Dr. Nicky was sleeping with Beck while they were dating? ''Frame him for the three of the four onscreen murders Joe committed throughout the series.'']]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Joe's reaction finding out that [[spoiler: Dr. Nicky was sleeping with Beck while they were dating? ''Frame him for the three of the four onscreen murders Joe committed throughout the series.'']]



* FauxYay: Joe pretends to be gay in order to prevent Dr. Nicky from figuring out that Beck, his other patient, is his girlfriend. During the sessions he refers to her as “Ronaldo” while Karen becomes “Brad”.



* {{Hypocrite}}: ''Joe''. While it's a by-product of his obvious mental issues, it's still notable how countless times, Joe talks of someone being horrible for Beck and outraged by their lying to her when he's doing the same.
** Notable is his attitude toward [[spoiler: Peach]], citing it as the stalker behavior of "a person who wants her to herself, wants to control her life and not truly loving you at all." That Joe is the biggest stalker of them all never crosses his mind.

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: In the final confrontation, Beck manages to bludgeon Joe and steal his keys. She runs for the exit and it looks like she just might make it. She doesn't.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: ''Joe''. While it's a by-product of his obvious mental issues, it's still notable how countless times, Joe talks of someone being horrible for Beck and outraged by their lying to her when he's doing the same.
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** Notable is his attitude toward [[spoiler: Peach]], citing it as the stalker behavior of "a person who wants her to herself, wants to control her life and not truly loving you at all." That Joe is the biggest stalker of them all never crosses his mind.



* HypocriticalHumor: Joe’s indignation over Peach [[spoiler: (sort of) stalking]] Beck is played for a BlackComedy variant of this, most especially this scene, where he catches Peach staring covetously at an unaware Beck while the latter is taking a bath.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Joe’s indignation over Peach [[spoiler: (sort of) stalking]] Beck is played for a BlackComedy variant of this, most especially this scene, this. Most obvious in the scene where he catches Peach staring covetously at an unaware Beck while the latter is taking a bath.bath, whilst [[spoiler: hiding in the house he followed Beck down to and broke into, and while also watching Beck bathe.]]



--->Said whilst [[spoiler: hiding into the house he followed Beck down to and broke into, and while also watching Beck bath.]]
** The same goes for when he condemns others' lying, despite constantly doing so himself.

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--->Said whilst [[spoiler: hiding into the house he followed Beck down to and broke into, and while also watching Beck bath.]]
** The same goes for when he Joe frequently condemns others' lying, despite constantly doing so himself.himself and building his whole relationship with Beck around one.



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Beck's father is very much alive, despite her telling her friends and Joe that he died when she was young. She has fairly good reasons for it, though.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: NotHisSled:
** [[spoiler:Joe hits Peach on the head with rock while she is out for a run, just like in the novel. However, instead of killing her, the episode ends with the revelation that she is still alive. Instead she dies at the end of the ''next'' episode, under different circumstances.]]
** [[spoiler:The novel makes it very clear that Joe killed Candace. The series tries to imply the same thing without actually showing the moment she died, only for her to show up alive at the very end.]]
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[[spoiler: Beck's father is very much alive, despite her telling her friends and Joe that he died when she was young. She has fairly good reasons for it, though.]]



* OhCrap: At the start of their relationship, Joe gets a few when he accidentally lets slip a piece of information about Beck that he ''shouldn't'' know, but he's usually able to pass it off.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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At the start of their relationship, Joe gets a few when he accidentally lets slip a piece of information about Beck that he ''shouldn't'' know, but he's usually able to pass it off.



* PsychologicalProjection: Going over [[spoiler: Peach's]] photos of Beck, Joe notes "this is not what love is. Let's call it what it is, this is perversion. She wants to control you like she controls every inch of your life. Beck... you have a stalker."

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* PsychologicalProjection: PsychologicalProjection:
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Going over [[spoiler: Peach's]] photos of Beck, Joe notes "this is not what love is. Let's call it what it is, this is perversion. She wants to control you like she controls every inch of your life. Beck... you have a stalker."

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* TheDayTheMusicDied: Episode 2 has Beck and Joe on the balcony. Romantic music swells as she leans in towards him, but dies down when she just places her head on his shoulder and calls him a good friend.

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** Beck attempts this while waiting for The Captain in her motel room. She’s interrupted however, when he turns up early.


* AudienceSuckerPunch: Joe’s [[spoiler: cold-blooded murder of Benji]]. Before this, the audience could be forgiven for thinking that the show is just another StalkerWithACrush fantasy.


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* GutPunch: Joe’s [[spoiler: cold-blooded murder of Benji]]. Before this, the audience could be forgiven for thinking that the show is just another straightforward StalkerWithACrush fantasy.

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* AudienceSuckerPunch: Joe’s [[spoiler: cold-blooded murder of Benji]]. Before this, the audience could be forgiven for thinking that the show is just another StalkerWithACrush fantasy.

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** He thinks Benji is a colossal douchebag. It's only natural that he [[spoiler: kidnap and eventually murder him.]]

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* FramingDevice: While most of the narration is Joe's inner monologue, a lot of the narration in ''Everythingship''is Joe relating his story to Dr. Nicky.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Joe [[spoiler: kidnapping Benji and braining Peach with a rock]] were premeditated actions with the intent to do harm. However, he didn't think of what to do beyond that and panics as he has to think of what to do next.


* QuestionableConsent: Joe's relationships with both Beck and Karen become this in consideration of the fact that neither would have sex with him, to put it mildly, if they knew of his crimes.


** Beck has issues with this, by her own admission, because her dad left the family after divorcing her mom to marry his sober coach who he'd met while giving up drugs. She is apparently the only one of his three children who he still even has contact with. Their relationship seems to consist of him paying for rent and her college tuition to a certain degree, along with occasional visits. She pretends he's dead with most people. Her step mom likes to guilt-trip Beck over allegedly only using him as a cash machine, and having not been religious enough to keep him from getting into drugs, which explains why she doesn't stay around more. Beck's clearly jealous because his two stepchildren see her dad far more than she does, and learning her step mom is going to have a baby just makes her feel worse.

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** Beck has issues with this, by her own admission, because her dad left the family after divorcing her mom to marry his sober coach who he'd met while giving up drugs. She is apparently the only one of his three children who he still even has contact with. Their relationship seems to consist of him paying for rent and her college tuition to a certain degree, along with occasional visits. She pretends he's dead with most people. Her step mom likes to guilt-trip Beck over allegedly only using him as a cash machine, and having not been religious enough to keep him from getting into drugs, which explains why she doesn't stay around visit him more. Beck's clearly jealous because his two stepchildren see her dad far more than she does, and learning her step mom is going to have a baby just makes her feel worse.


* QuestionableConsent: Joe's relationships with both Beck and Karen become this in consideration of the fact that neither would have sex with him, to put it mildly, if they knew of his crimes.



** Karen Minty is white in the book, but played by black actress Creator/NataliePaul in the series.

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** Karen Minty is white in the book, but played by black actress Creator/NataliePaul Natalie Paul in the series.


* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** After Beck has an [[SpeedSex unsatisfying tryst]] with Benji, [[PeepingTom Joe watches]] Beck masturbate from outside her apartment. It inspires him to do the same ''right there on the sidewalk'' hidden in the bushes, but he's interrupted when [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown an old lady walks over.]]
** He does it again in a later episode when he discovers a picture of Beck in a swimsuit [[spoiler: among the ''hundreds'' of photos of Beck that Peach has on her laptop.]] Joe masturbates to the picture and, when he's 'finished', [[spoiler: resumes snooping through Peach's laptop.]]



* ChekovsGun:
** Joe keeps Benji's very expensive watch after [[spoiler: he kills him.]] He wears it in "Amour Fu" as part of his disguise and is noted by a police officer early in the episode. Later on, him wearing the watch is what allows Peach to connect the dots and discover that he [[spoiler: killed Benji.]]
** Beck's paraphernalia that Joe keeps comes back to bite him in the last episode.
** Joe has blackmail of both Benji and Peach [[spoiler (the homicide of a frat boy and obsessive perverted pictures, respectively)]] that he procures in the first half of the season. He later shows it to Beck to convince her that [[spoiler: they were terrible people who deserved to die.]]



* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** After Beck has an [[SpeedSex unsatisfying tryst]] with Benji, [[PeepingTom Joe watches]] Beck masturbate from outside her apartment. It inspires him to do the same ''right there on the sidewalk'' hidden in the bushes, but he's interrupted when [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown an old lady walks over.]]
** He does it again in a later episode when he discovers a picture of Beck in a swimsuit [[spoiler: among the ''hundreds'' of photos of Beck that Peach has on her laptop.]] Joe masturbates to the picture and, when he's 'finished', [[spoiler: resumes snooping through Peach's laptop.]]



* DateRapeAverted: [[spoiler: Peach brings Beck to her mansion in Greenwich so that she could have sex with her. She manages to grope her and make out with her, before Beck manages to leave.]]



* DisappearedDad:
** Beck has issues with this, by her own admission, because her dad left the family after divorcing her mom to marry his sober coach who he'd met while giving up drugs. She is apparently the only one of his three children who he still even has contact with. Their relationship seems to consist of him paying for rent and her college tuition to a certain degree, along with occasional visits. She pretends he's dead with most people. Her step mom likes to guilt-trip Beck over allegedly only using him as a cash machine, and having not been religious enough to keep him from getting into drugs, which explains why she doesn't stay around more. Beck's clearly jealous because his two stepchildren see her dad far more than she does, and learning her step mom is going to have a baby just makes her feel worse.
** We never learn where Paco's father is, but his mom's now single and has an abusive boyfriend. She later says he deserves better, hoping to find a good father figure for him.



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Benji is treated like a scumbag for cheating on Beck, although they're only informally together. Joe cheats on Karen with Beck, but this is treated as less bad on both sides than [[spoiler: Beck cheating on Joe with Dr. Nicky.]]

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Benji is treated like as a scumbag for cheating on Beck, although they're only informally together. Joe cheats on Karen with Beck, but this is treated as less bad on both sides than [[spoiler: Beck cheating on Joe with Dr. Nicky.]]



* RealityEnsues: Urine isn't a very good source of DNA, so Joe is in the clear for most part.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beck gives Joe a brutal one after [[spoiler: he locks her in the glass cage.]]
* RedHerring: The jar of urine that Joe leaves in Peach's mansion, despite the camera noticing it as the police are tagging evidence.


* ChekovsGun:
** Joe keeps Benji's very expensive watch after [[spoiler: he kills him.]] He wears it in "Amour Fu" as part of his disguise and is noted by a police officer early in the episode. Later on, him wearing the watch is what allows Peach to connect the dots and discover that he [[spoiler: killed Benji.]]
** Beck's paraphernalia that Joe keeps comes back to bite him in the last episode.
** Joe has blackmail of both Benji and Peach [[spoiler (the homicide of a frat boy and obsessive perverted pictures, respectively)]] that he procures in the first half of the season. He later shows it to Beck to convince her that [[spoiler: they were terrible people who deserved to die.]]



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Benji is treated as a scumbag for cheating on Beck, although they're only informally together. Joe cheats on Karen with Beck, but this is treated as less bad on both sides than [[spoiler: Beck cheating on Joe with Dr. Nicky.]]

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Benji is treated as like a scumbag for cheating on Beck, although they're only informally together. Joe cheats on Karen with Beck, but this is treated as less bad on both sides than [[spoiler: Beck cheating on Joe with Dr. Nicky.]]


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beck gives Joe a brutal one after [[spoiler: he locks her in the glass cage.]]

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* DateRapeAverted: [[spoiler: Peach brings Beck to her mansion in Greenwich so that she could have sex with her. She manages to grope her and make out with her, before Beck manages to leave.]]


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* RealityEnsues: Urine isn't a very good source of DNA, so Joe is in the clear for most part.
* RedHerring: The jar of urine that Joe leaves in Peach's mansion, despite the camera noticing it as the police are tagging evidence.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Joe's last name, Goldberg, is common among Ashkenazim, and Peach mentions going to "Jew camp" as a child. There's no other indication of them being Jewish though.

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