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** [[spoiler: David's death]] in the penultimate episode.

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* AssPull: The series had firmly established one major rule for time travel: they cannot send anyone back in time earlier than the most recent Traveler. In the season 3 finale, [[spoiler:when everything is irreparably screwed up, Grace suddenly gives a TechnoBabble HandWave explaining that, because they're already in the 21st century, it is actually possible to send someone back earlier than Traveler 001]].

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** Andrew / Traveler 7189 gets to enjoy a taste of 21st-century cuisine before goin to prison.
-->'''Andrew:''' What do you call this again?
-->'''Yates:''' It's a hot dog.
-->'''Andrew:''' Dog. Interesting.
-->'''Yates:''' Not dog.
-->'''Andrew:''' (''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint like he gets it now]]'') A ''not'' dog.
-->'''Yates:''' I mean, it's.... It's not actually made from... (''[[SureLetsGoWithThat gives up]]'')


* UnintentionallySympathetic: David's boss, Hickman, is presented as a major jerk for firing David from his job as a social worker. The grounds he gives, though - that David should have reported when Marcy apparently stopped being disabled - makes absolute sense. Hickman's conclusion that Marcy has been committing disability fraud really is the most reasonable explanation, and David was apparently continuing to draw a salary as her active social worker when she no longer needed that support.
* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that the only non-white characters are Carly, meek black woman who's only saved from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him. But offset by another woman who's a scientific genius and along with her wife is on the verge of a revolutionary new energy process.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: David's boss, Hickman, is presented as a major jerk for firing David from his job as a social worker. The grounds he gives, though - that David should have reported when Marcy apparently stopped being disabled - makes absolute sense. Hickman's conclusion that Marcy has been committing disability fraud really is the most reasonable explanation, and David was apparently continuing to draw a salary as her active social worker when she no longer needed that support.
* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that the only non-white characters are Carly, meek black woman who's only saved from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him. But offset by another woman who's a scientific genius and along with her wife is on the verge of a revolutionary new energy process.
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* MagnificentBastard: Traveler 001 was intended to go on a SuicideMission to the September 11th attacks simply to prove that the concept was viable, but managed to survive and create a happy life for himself. The the Director attempted to put an end to it, using the wife as a messenger and killing her. Now with a deep hatred of the grand plan, he comes to believe humanity must free itself entirely from AI and uses his future knowledge and skills to set up a plan to destroy the Director, changing the timeline so that another version of himself will exist in the future and create a Faction of like-minded people who will work to save the future in their own way. [[spoiler:Ultimately his plan becomes to upload his mind onto the Internet so that he can essentially take the Director's place, and the numerous Traveler teams are completely helpless to stop him. He ends up achieving all his goals with no hope of undoing them, and the only way the Travelers can come out ahead is to break all known rules of time travel and go back to a point prior to his arrival, where they can send a message that puts a halt to the entire first version of the program.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Traveler 001 was intended to go on a SuicideMission to the September 11th attacks simply to prove that the concept was viable, but managed to survive and create a happy life for himself. The Then the Director attempted to put an end to it, using the his wife as a messenger and killing her. Now with a deep hatred of the grand plan, he comes to believe humanity must free itself entirely from AI and uses his future knowledge and skills to set up a plan to destroy the Director, changing the timeline so that another version of himself will exist in the future and create a Faction of like-minded people who will work to save the future in their own way. [[spoiler:Ultimately his plan becomes to upload his mind onto the Internet so that he can essentially take the Director's place, and the numerous Traveler teams are completely helpless to stop him. He ends up achieving all his goals with no hope of undoing them, and the only way the Travelers can come out ahead is to break all known rules of time travel and go back to a point prior to his arrival, where they can send a message that puts a halt to the entire first version of the program.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Traveler 001 was intended to go on a SuicideMission to the September 11th attacks simply to prove that the concept was viable, but managed to survive and create a happy life for himself. The the Director attempted to put an end to it, using the wife as a messenger and killing her. Now with a deep hatred of the grand plan, he comes to believe humanity must free itself entirely from AI and uses his future knowledge and skills to set up a plan to destroy the Director, changing the timeline so that another version of himself will exist in the future and create a Faction of like-minded people who will work to save the future in their own way. [[spoiler:Ultimately his plan becomes to upload his mind onto the Internet so that he can essentially take the Director's place, and the numerous Traveler teams are completely helpless to stop him. He ends up achieving all his goals with no hope of undoing them, and the only way the Travelers can come out ahead is to break all known rules of time travel and go back to a point prior to his arrival, where they can send a message that puts a halt to the entire first version of the program.]]


* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that the only non-white characters are Carly, meek black woman who's only saved from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him.

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* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that the only non-white characters are Carly, meek black woman who's only saved from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him. But offset by another woman who's a scientific genius and along with her wife is on the verge of a revolutionary new energy process.


* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that all non-white are Carly, meek black woman who's only save from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him.

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* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that all the only non-white characters are Carly, meek black woman who's only save saved from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him.


** It definitely doesn't help that she has a lot of potential to become a positive example of empowerment, and a legitimate antagonist subplot with the moral high ground , since she displays several instance of AwesomeByAnalisys and a lot of intiative in pursuing the truth behind her husband's strange behaviour, yet she always gets send back to square one by the reset button in order to mantain the romantic tension in McLaren's personal life, relegating to a SatelliteCharacter.

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** It definitely doesn't help that she has a lot of potential to become a positive example of empowerment, and a legitimate antagonist subplot with the moral high ground , since she displays several instance of AwesomeByAnalisys AwesomenessByAnalysis and a lot of intiative in pursuing the truth behind her husband's strange behaviour, yet she always gets send back to square one by the reset button in order to mantain the romantic tension in McLaren's [=MacLaren=]'s personal life, relegating her to a SatelliteCharacter.


** It definitely doesn't help that she has a lot of potential to become a positive example of empowerment, and a legitimate antagonist subplot with the moral high ground , since she displays several instance of AwesomeByAnalisys and a lot of intiative in pursuing the truth behind her husband's strange behaviour, yet she always gets send back to square one by the reset button in order to mantain the romantic tension in McLaren's personal life, relegating to a SatelliteCharacter.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: David's boss, Hickman, is presented as a major jerk for firing David from his job as a social worker. The grounds he gives, though - that David should have reported when Marcy apparently stopped being disabled - makes absolute sense. Hickman's conclusion that Marcy has been committing disability fraud really is the most reasonable explanation, and David was apparently continuing to draw a salary as her active social worker when she no longer needed that support.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: David's boss, Hickman, is presented as a major jerk for firing David from his job as a social worker. The grounds he gives, though - that David should have reported when Marcy apparently stopped being disabled - makes absolute sense. Hickman's conclusion that Marcy has been committing disability fraud really is the most reasonable explanation, and David was apparently continuing to draw a salary as her active social worker when she no longer needed that support.support.
* UnfortunateImplications: it hasn't gone unnoticed by viewers that all non-white are Carly, meek black woman who's only save from death (in a way) by being bodysnatched by a white woman. Her husband Jeff, an alcoholic,attempted rapist, wife beater/murderer, corrupt (or at least unethical) cop. Trevor's drug dealing high school friend. And in the third season, a black couple who's only known trait is that the husband is extremely abusive and violent while she lives in fear of him.

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* RomanticPlotTumour: [=MacLaren=]'s and Kat's marital troubles occupy a lot of screentime over the course of the series, and is hard to get invested in given the inherent skeeviness of [=MacLaren=] working very hard to make Kat believe that he's the same man she's been in a relationship with for 17 years. [[note]]Compare the considerably more well-received Marcy-David relationship, where David is similarly in the dark about just who and what Marcy is, but at least knows that she's involved in something very strange and that she's not the person he initially got to know (he thinks that Original!Marcy was an assumed persona by an undercover agent and that he's now getting to know the real person behind it, but he's still allowed to draw a distinction between the two instead of constantly being assured that they're one and the same and any signs otherwise are all in his head).[[/note]]

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** Philip turning up at Carly's custody hearing, posing as her lawyer, even though her trying to keep custody of Original!Carly's child is a distraction from the mission. He tells her in almost so many words that [[YouAreNotAlone she is not alone.]]


* TheScrappy: Unfortunately, Kat [=MacLaren=]'s dynamic with Grant/3468 is the textbook WetBlanketWife character that audiences got sick of as an annoying sexist trope years ago. (He even forgets their anniversary!) It doesn't help that her male counterpart, David, is a far more richly drawn character who's far more supportive to his love interest Marcy, interacts far more with the main plot and ends up undergoing his own HerosJourney -- all while Kat is sitting at home stewing about Grant missing dinner. Even people sympathetic to Kat for being [[GasLighting gaslit]] by an impostor are miffed that the dramatic potential of her slapping Grant and shouting "You killed my husband!" gets nullified by the Season 3 ResetButton.

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* TheScrappy: Unfortunately, Kat [=MacLaren=]'s dynamic with Grant/3468 is the textbook WetBlanketWife character that audiences got sick of as an annoying sexist trope years ago. (He even forgets their anniversary!) It doesn't help that her male counterpart, David, is a far more richly drawn character who's far more supportive to his love interest Marcy, interacts far more with the main plot and ends up undergoing his own HerosJourney -- all while Kat is sitting at home stewing about Grant missing dinner. Even people sympathetic to Kat for being [[GasLighting gaslit]] by an impostor are miffed that the dramatic potential of her slapping Grant and shouting "You killed my husband!" gets nullified by the Season 3 ResetButton. 3468 BecomingTheMask and falling for Kat unfortunately ends up being the RomanticPlotTumor for most of the show.

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* TheScrappy: Unfortunately, Kat [=MacLaren=]'s dynamic with Grant/3468 is the textbook WetBlanketWife character that audiences got sick of as an annoying sexist trope years ago. (He even forgets their anniversary!) It doesn't help that her male counterpart, David, is a far more richly drawn character who's far more supportive to his love interest Marcy, interacts far more with the main plot and ends up undergoing his own HerosJourney -- all while Kat is sitting at home stewing about Grant missing dinner. Even people sympathetic to Kat for being [[GasLighting gaslit]] by an impostor are miffed that the dramatic potential of her slapping Grant and shouting "You killed my husband!" gets nullified by the Season 3 ResetButton.

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