Sharp Objects

TV Show • 2018 • Crime  

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Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
This tv show contains 59 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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This is a PIG factory farm town. Scenes of pigs in small spaces. A dead pig's head is shown and a man tries to pull teeth out
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Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abandonment
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A character tells a story of their mother abandoning them in a forest in the middle of the night at a young age (around 8 iirc) and having to find their way home. This was in the past and is told as a story, not shown.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Kfish148
The police follow suspects
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The plot of the show revolves around the abuse in the main characters family. Very little of the abuse is physically violent, but there is domestic/familial abuse in every episode.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Multiple children are abused, the severity of the abuse is a major plot point.

SPOILER- it is revealed that one child was abused to the point of being killed by her abuse.
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Addiction
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There is a prolonged party scene in which children and adults both take hard drugs. Alcohol, opiates, and psychedelics are all shown/ talked about being consumed.

There are also scenes later on where a young character takes pills before an event, which triggers the next plot point.

Alcoholism is a key plot point and the drug/alcohol culture is a big part of the setting.
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Is there addiction?
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u.shi
to both alcohol and self harm. both are shown on screen regularly.
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The main character is an alcoholic and drinks heavily throughout.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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This is a PIG factory farm town. Scenes of pigs in small spaces. A dead pig's head is shown and a man tries to pull teeth out
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Are animals abused?
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Phoebe50
Implied: Takes place in a small town where main employer is a pig slaughterhouse. So there’s dead animals and their parts.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Rubies3
S1
 E2
To be more specific the pet spider that is shown is a tarantula
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Spiders
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Hals
S1
 E3
Not restrained but the main character is locked into her room in a psychiatric setting which may trigger similar feelings.
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Kfish148
Discussion of it happening in the past.
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There is a past group assault that is brought up in flashbacks and conversation, the lead up to the assault is shown but none of the assault itself & no clothes were removed. It is implied to be a common occurance in the area, and the victim plays it off.

There is also a dubiously consensual sex scene between an 18 and 37(ish) year old. Both characters verbally consented, but the age gap and questionable mental states of both characters can make the scene uncomfortable.
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Bodily Harm
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u.shi
men go to a barbers shop more than once.
in a self harm sense, extremely often.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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u.shi
arguably a character's self harm scars, since they're all words and plastered over her entire body. also, in a flashback, we see a teenager who attempted suicide and there are guts, insides etc on the floor. also, graphic self harm with a bolt.
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Is there amputation?
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cherry
the head of a pig is shown detached from the rest of its body, if that counts. it doesn’t happen on screen though.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Phoebe50
Murder victim had teeth removed. They show it a lot unfortunately.
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kaiti
S1
suicide
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Does someone break a bone?
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Phoebe50
Main characters sister has one in flashback
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Kfish148
Character is implied to stick her finger into a fan blade but it isn't shown.
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Is someone tortured?
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hc.clarice
There is multiple scenes of someone poisoning another, to the point of near death.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Kfish148
The plot centers on the murders of two young girls, roughly 13 years old. The main character's sister died as a child, and it is shown in flashbacks.
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The sexualization of young girls is brought up repeatedly throughout the series, but never explicitely. A young (13ish) girl is shown hitting on grown men, and there are conversations/implications about young girls using sex as social currency or a way to get drugs. It is a common enough theme I cant name the episodes it appears in.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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MercurysFire
Kind of, its one of those cases that doesn't exactly qualify as a jump scare because its not really meant to scare you like horror movies do, but they have a unique editing and montage style that's really effective, but also uses things like quick flashes of people and things, especially some of the more brutal imagery, to convey their message and a few definitely caught me off guard and made me jump.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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cherry
ghosts discussed, and are potentially shown, though possibly just hallucinated
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Hals
S1
 E3
Yes. A razor is shown in relation to self harm.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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MercurysFire
POSSIBLE SPOILERS I tried to not say anything to give the story away, but still wanted to give as much info as to help people avoid these triggers since its such an incredible show that deserves to be watched.
Episode 3 within the last 10 minutes of the episode there is a montage over piano music. When the montage starts showing Camille and the nurse who helped her get the music for her roommate, its about to happen.
Episode 7 within the last 10 minutes
After Camille learns the truth it cuts back to her step father playing music, and then cuts to Amma getting sick with her mother in her room.
Episode 8- all throughout the episode, at least three times. A few of them happen almost directly after a cut to a new scene so there isn't much warning, but you can usually tell from context when its going to happen in the episode, especially when Adora is taking care of Camille.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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cherry
idt so. the cops are portrayed as mostly incompetent and overly self-centered.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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u.shi
more than once.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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hc.clarice
A very minor character has cancer, but is only shown/spoken about very briefly.
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Mental Health
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ergumflurgle
A major character has severe Complex PTSD and is regularly triggered and experiences flashbacks.
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Kfish148
Major part of the plot. Shown in pretty much every episode.
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cherry
not explicitly mental illness, but jic, a character who has experienced trauma is violent, and the two things are rather connected
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Is there misophonia?
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cherry
not outright dysmorphia but themes of body image issues
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u.shi
somewhat often.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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impi
i found the last scene or two of episode 3 especially triggering
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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cherry
late in episode seven, starts right after camille remembers seeing her mother with amma as a baby. after young camille is shown on the stairs, the crying lasts for about ten seconds.
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Is there shakey cam?
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MercurysFire
It has a lot of montages that use things like lights and images shown quickly throughout the show to convey different feelings, so personally I would say yes. They also use some of the more disturbing images to emphasize this sometimes which could be considered jumpscares. But they aren't rapidly flashing or changing color a lot, just some well edited montages that uses some quick imagery.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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ergumflurgle
Very briefly shown in a flashback
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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MercurysFire
They make one fat "joke" in the first couple episodes though its not really a joke just a really off comment. And then later it comes up again, but not as a joke, but an insult.
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cherry
no. it’s different, but gnc girls are portrayed as more feminine in death- one even has her nails painted by her attacker.
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Does the black guy die first?
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cherry
in episode one, while discussing a murder, someone used the f slur and suggests that a gay man committed it
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cherry
no. jic it might upset some for vaguely similar sentiments, a young man is mocked/seen as suspicious for being “sensitive”, as this is seen as too feminine.
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Is there hate speech?
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cherry
both the f slur and an anti-mexican slur are used. there is in-character glorification of the confederacy. someone implies mlm characters would be attracted to those too young for them (in that case, an 18 year old who is either still in or just recently graduated high school.) it’s mentioned that a child with a wlw mother felt the need to prove they weren’t gay. i’m still re-watching it so i don’t remember all scenes, but there are definitely many instances of in-character bigotry.
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cherry
not present day, past death of a wlw couple is discussed
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Are there n-words?
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not n-words, but some mentions of racism throughout. mostly when discussing the town’s history, since they are in the US south
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Relationships
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There is a sex scene between a highschool senior (18) and a character in their late 30s. The older character is mentioned to be the same age as some of the parents of 12 to 18 year olds in the area. The relationship lasts less than one episode.
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Sex
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u.shi
there are more than one sex scene shown. some 'mild' others more graphic. they aren't short and include dialogue.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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u.shi
in relation to sex scenes. i don't think we see anything but a character bathes often, but we don't see any nudity directly in these scenes.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Kfish148
A girl passes her sister drugs by kissing her
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Sexism
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u.shi
quite often and is somewhat of a plot point.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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u.shi
OFTEN! not just in relation to the murders. in flashbacks, too, there's graphic depictions of self harm, suicide etc.
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Does someone drown?
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cherry
a body is shown in a river, but drowning was not the cause of death
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Kfish148
A child plays with a gun and the police carry them, but no one is shot.
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