- Base-Breaking Character: Kara. To some, she's a Jerkass Woobie, and to others, she's just too insufferable and nasty to like.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The hospital volunteer playing The Fray's "How To Save A Life" for Charlie becomes this when it's revealed that he's Charlie's dad, who was driving the car during the accident that put Charlie in his coma. "How To Save A Life" is a song about feeling guilty for being involved in the death of someone you love.
- Jerkass Woobie. Kara. Despite her bad attitude, she's presented as sympathetic at times due to her Break the Haughty and Hidden Depths characterizations.
- Tear Jerker: "The Guilted Age" — the whole damn episode, wherein you can almost see on their faces how distraught the actors are that their beloved show got cancelled.
YMMV / Red Band Society