Inspector Lynley/YMMV

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  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Lynley and Havers get quite accomplished at giving viewers these by the end of the series. See the page for details.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Lynley and Havers, naturally.
  • I Knew It!: Clever viewers may find themselves shouting this, especially since whodunnit is often not who you'd expect and therefore being right is all the more exciting.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Barbara in the pilot, "A Great Deliverance". Viewers spend most of that episode both wanting to cuddle her because she's had such a crappy life and smack her for being bitchy - at the same time. This does persist into the first series, but has largely been replaced with Jerkass Facade (plus plain old Woobie) by mid-series 2.
  • Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize: Idris Elba and James McAvoy were guest stars on the same episode, "Payment in Blood." Averted as neither one was the killer, and one became the third victim.
  • Woobie: Both the lead characters, in spades.