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A person is accused of something that they inisist they didn't do. They laster confess that they did.

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countmall on Jul 15th 2011 at 8:46:21 AM
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin. This trope is when somebody finally confirms what other have been accusing him of.


  • In the last episode of Scrubs, JD finally tells the Janitor he had indeed put a penny in a door, something the Janitor accused him of wya back in the pilot episode.

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Jul 15th 2011 at 8:19:14 PM

  • In the News Radio episode "The Cane", Bill's cane goes missing and he blames Dave, who found it annoying. Dave repeatedly denies stealing it, but after Bill goes crazy searching Dave's office, Dave finally confesses.
    • This exchange in the episode "Review"
    Dave: Wait a minute. You wrote the review?
    Jimmy: Why not? I own the damn magazine.
    Dave: Isn't that a conflict of interest?
    Jimmy: No, no, no, no... well, yeah.
  • Futurama, "Ghost In The Machines":
    Bender: Admit it. You think human life is more important than robot life.
    Fry: No, no... well, actually, yes.

May 16th 2018 at 8:10:07 PM

Live Action TV

  • In American Horror Story Roanoke, Lee spends much of the season denying that she murdered her husband, even though she had an obvious motive for it (namely, she was about to lose custody of her daughter.) In the penultimate episode, facing the prospect of her own death, she finally confesses that she did kill him.