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Chase is a series from Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC about the U.S. Marshals Service, and their efforts to catch various wanted felons.

The show was canceled with five episodes left on its first season.

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  • Absurdly High-Stakes Game: Operation Lasso
  • Action Girl: Annie and Daisy.
  • Ballistic Discount: Fugitive Jack Druggan guns down a gang of gun dealers with one of their own automatic rifles after they unwisely attempt to rip him off in "The Comeback Kid".
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Ben and Annie, emphasis on the belligerent in Annie's case.
  • Bounty Hunter: Ben Crowley, Annie's nemesis.
  • California Doubling: Averted, as the series is shot in Texas.
  • Catchphrase: Annie's "Let's ride!". A callback to how the Marshals used to get around.
  • Corrupt Cop:
    • Annie's father might have been one.
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    • Marco's old partner in Narcotics, forcing him to Shoot the Sonofabitch.
  • Cowboy Cop: Annie, in spades. Including charging a machine-gun–wielding fugitive while he was reloading. Hell, she has a vial in which she keeps the bullets she's been struck with.
  • Destination Defenestration:
    • Threatened to a corrupt assistant U.S. attorney in "Narco, Pt. 1", unless he gives up how he's been reaching Isabella Cordova. Given the rampage she's been on, it's probably not an Empty Cop Threat in this case.
    • It turns out he was forced to make this threat because they have a hostage.
  • Determinator: Annie lets nothing stand in her way.
  • Disappeared Dad: Annie's dad.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Annie "Nolan" Frost, Daisy "Gladys" Ogbaa.
  • Ephebophile:
    • Jackson Leary.
    • Daisy's former music teacher.
  • Eye Scream: "Narco, Pt. 1" - When the bad guys come to collect the accountant under the Marshals' protection, the officer sharing the room looks through the peephole to see what's going on, but catches a bullet from the clever villain who expected this.
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  • Hands-On Approach: Played for creepy in episode 14, where the fugitive, a pedophile Corrupt Cop, shows a girl how to cut a tomato rose.
  • Kill It with Fire: The way the accountant in "Narco, pt. 1" bites it.
  • Knight Templar: Bob McGraw. Basically acts like a less stable version of Judge Dredd or The Punisher. Despite this, he makes several mistakes. For instance, reading a plate number without phonetics.
  • Market-Based Title: Officially renamed Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase in Britain, presumably to avoid confusion with the ITV game show The Chase.
  • Mexico Called; They Want Texas Back: In the episode "Repo", the criminal the heroes are chasing believes that America stole Texas and doesn't believe in the authority of the police, making comments about it to most people he meets.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Karen in "Under the Radar". More a psycho who happens to be lesbian, though.
  • Public Service Announcement: As Without a Trace did for missing persons, Chase does for wanted felons.
  • Pistol-whip, uh-oh: After a gargantuan domestic abuser fugitive is struck to no effect, Oh, shoot! Then played straight. Takes smashing his head through a window to finally stop him.
  • Rape as Backstory: Daisy was molested by her music teacher for over six years. She breaks into his house and kills him in "Roundup".
  • Run for the Border
  • Shout-Out: A stolen police car in episode 14 had the callsign "1-Adam-12".
  • Stern Chase: This is Fugitive: The Series, but with guilty subjects.
  • Tempting Fate: When taking down Hank Collins for petty larceny, one of the heroes comments, "Hey, it's easy points!" Then the window explodes and he comes out wielding a .223 automatic rifle.
    Annie: So much for the easy point!
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Weapon of Choice: Annie's shotgun during takedowns.

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