How to Get Away with Murder

TV Show • 2014 • Crime  

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A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.
This tv show contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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tavylxo
S1 E11 the case of the episode is about a man who keeps two children locked in his basement. One of the girls is pregnant for the second time by this man

S2 E5 40:30 - 41:20 Annalise plays a video of a laptop. Nothing is shown, but there is a man and a child in the video. The man says 'they're going to play a game where they take their clothes off' and then we heat him start to do so.
This is a key character plot for one of the main characters and is a theme that continues throughout a lot of the seasons
S2 E6 05:30-06:15 flash back of scene above
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tavylxo
See my notes in pedophilia
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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tavylxo
S1 E4 their attempt is successful. He jumps from a window. Nothing graphic is shown

End of S3 E8 and start of S3 E9. Frank and Annalise are together. It is a horrible scene for people who are triggered by suicide. To briefly describe: one character has a gun held under their chin while the another is screaming at them 'do it's a third joins and also starts yelling so they don't do it. He doesn't.
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Trying2Help
Typically for crime and legal work and not in relation to domestic abuse related crimes
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Is there domestic violence?
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rainbear
It happens in pretty much every episode.
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Is a child abused?
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Trying2Help
Many mentions of child sexual abuse throughout the series, but it is never shown

Off screen, but there are one or two episodes where you hear the audio of a video that of child sexual abuse and exploitation for a few seconds. The characters watching are disturbed
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Addiction
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rainbear
On screen depiction of cocaine and heroin use, discussion of the sale and use of other drugs, bags of meth pulled from the trunk of a car. Also LOTS of alcohol use.
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Is there addiction?
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AngelaIshere
The main character is an alcoholic
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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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PuppyLove
S2
 E3
S2E3 time stamp 5:28-5:55 ish. Rat caught in trap has life ended via hammer rag very quickly. No gore very very minor sound.
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Are animals abused?
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tavylxo
S2 E3 right at the start of the episode there is a rat caught in a trap in Annalise's basement. It is still alive and struggling but Wes comes over, places a piece of fabric over it then kills it with a hammer
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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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Are there bugs?
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rainbear
S3E3 @07:18 a close-up of an ant walking across the floor, only lasts for two seconds.
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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tavylxo
S1 E7 A defendant falsely accuses another defendant of r* and it is in newspapers/ magazines
S1 E13 the defendant (a nurse) is accused of r*ing a patient
S2 E14 approx 37mins in it is talked about, nothing shown, but this is an important conversation
S3 E2 the defendant starts to talk about how they weren't any doors in her house. After this she talks about r* with one specific detail which is quite disturbing
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rainbear
Lots of sexual abuse of minors discussed in multiple episodes. In the episode called "Meet Bonnie," there's a brief video recording played in which a man speaks to his young daughter in a way that makes it clear he is about to sexually assault her, but the assault itself is never shown.

S4E4 @28ish minutes, a woman is sexual with a character who doesn't consent. She holds her hand over his mouth and says "shut up and take it."
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Bodily Harm
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rainbear
S3E1 about 05:35-05:55 a man shaves his face and head with an electric shaver. A couple of knicks are seen.

S3E3 @ about 17 minutes, she shaves her legs. She knicks herself pretty good and it shows the blood drop.

S5E8 within the first couple of minutes, a man knicks himself while shaving his jawline. A single drop of blood in the sink is shown.
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quietthankyou
several deaths by strangulation, also used as a torture tactic
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In season 4 or five one of the main characters (i dont wanna spoiler who it was, but it was Wes) was burned in a fire. (In the chancellery)

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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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quietthankyou
above waist not shown on screen, but a main character’s father hangs himself
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tavylxo
S3
 E2
S3 E2 03:00 a man's neck is broken. The head is turned by another character and we hear a crack
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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rainbear
Not sure if it counts but a character in a drug induced psychosis scratches at the wall until his fingertips are bloody.
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Is someone tortured?
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Trying2Help
Usually off screen, but the aftermath is sometimes shown (always briefly)
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Trying2Help
In a very short scene in S1E4. The falling is shown but the death/immediate impact is not.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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rainbear
There is one shot with an excessive amount of blood. It's the result of a fatal head wound in S6E14. Otherwise, the amount of blood and gore is pretty reasonable for the events.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Trying2Help
A main character has a stillborn. Very relevant in Season two, and is shown in S2E14
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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rainbear
There is a LOT of cheating in this show. Multiple characters and it's a big part of the story.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Trying2Help
Sometimes the suspense is high, but there are not really jump scares to scare the viewer.

There are probably some small startling moments for very jumpy people, but they are short and manageable.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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rainbear
Several normal shower scenes. One suspenseful one: S4E7 @ 24 minutes.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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rainbear
Emetophobe here. I'm not sure why there are "no" votes... It definitely happens.

S1E6 at around 13:30-13:35, audio and visual, easy to see coming (he runs to the bathroom). It cuts back to it again at about 14:48 with audio but there's no dialogue that whole time so honestly you can just mute from 13:30 until 13:55 and not miss anything.

S2E3 character runs to the bathroom as the verdict is being read, at about 28:36, visual and I assume audio, though I muted in time. There's dialogue over it but you can tell what's said by context.

S2E11 This one caught me by surprise because the episode literally starts with it. It's only audio, so you can just mute for the first several seconds.

S3E5 @ about 30 minutes in, audio and closeup visual, very graphic. As soon as the students discover the big thing on the laptop, it switches scenes very unexpectedly, so mute and look away for about a minute. Even when she's done actually being ill, she's sitting by the toilet for the rest of the scene so it might still be upsetting. If you can't watch that, it's still safe to unmute, because there is dialog. The scene ends completely at 32:53.

However, she v*s again in the very next scene. The beginning is fine but you can see when she feels ill, at which point you can safely mute and look away (audio and sorta visual). Scene ends at 33:50.

S3E6 @41:41-46 audio, partial visual. No dialogue so you can mute without missing anything.

S4E4 @ about 09:10 - 09:20 (after he pushes the USB device across the table), audio and visual.

S4E12 @ about 23 minutes, a dead woman lies on the ground with v* next to her, but it's not a close-up and it goes by very quickly.

S4E9 @ 31:07-31:12 audio and a little visual. For another 20 seconds after that, she is shown near a toilet.

S6:E5 @2:28 audio and visual of blood emesis. Lasts a few seconds. Same episode @34:40 audio choking/g*gging.
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Does someone spit?
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rainbear
S2E11 a character farts loudly. S3E2 he farts again, to be funny.

S3E14 a character spits neatly into a bathroom sink.

S3E3 a character "spits" angrily on the ground next to someone she's arguing with. You don't actually see any fluids, and the audio sounds like she's just making a gesture rather than actually spitting.

S4E13 2-3 minutes in, a character spits into a sink a few times while brushing his teeth.

S5E3 @40:32 a character spits into a sink while brushing her teeth. It's pretty messy.
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Is there audio gore?
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rainbear
You hear a woman stabbed in the throat and her gurgling as she dies in S2E13.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Trying2Help
The show revolves around defense attorneys but does not send a message of them being moral or heroic, including when they collaborate with police officers.

As the series goes on they are more open in their critiques of the American criminal punishment system
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Medical
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rainbear
S6E5 @7:25, a man is injected in a hospital.
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quietthankyou
yes, a postpartum mother is held in a psychiatric ward and not allowed to see her child
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tavylxo
Spoilers::::
S1 E7 There is are two scenes in a morgue - the first is short, Wes is just talking to a man in scrubs. There is a body on the table behind them with a sheet over it, but you can see their feet, nothing graphic. The second happens during a sex scene (the clips are interchanged) around 35mins in. This is more graphic - we see medical equipment and the body very clearly and zoomed in

S1 E8 RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING they are sewing up a dead body at the morgue. Skip 1min in and you will be passed it

S1 E14 Around 26mins in two characters are in a hospital. Nothing medical happens, they are just asked some questions. The scene lasts about a minute

S2 E4 as someone with a medical phobia, I recommend skipping forwards 5 and a half mins. RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING paramedics are treating a gunshot wound. It is quite hectic. 3mins in and you're past this part. BUT -
The next scenes are of Nia in hospital. there is quiet beeping of machines in the background and she talks about being 'pumped full of drugs'. 5mins30 and the scene is over, and voices repeat the parts of the scene you know. Other scenes of Nia in hospital:
12:30 - 13:30
27:55 - 29:10
36:20 - 38:10
35mins in they are just in the waiting room of a hospital
40:40-40:50 inside an ambulance

S2 E6 skip to 2:00

S2 E10 13:00 (very quick), 15:20 - 16:55

S2 E11 approx 2:30 (second scene nothing graphic), 26:30 (nothing graphic)

S2 E14 20:40 - 21:00, 28:35 - 29:40, then they are in the waiting room until 30:30 - 34:40 (back in hospital room), then back to waiting room until 35:30 - 36:00

S3 E1 first scene is a covered body being wheeled to an ambulance 1:00 - 1:30

S3 E4 01:32 - 02:10. Hospital possibly operating (I skipped over it), 39:40 - 41:00 (in this scene Frank kills Bonnie's father), 41:50 - end of episode.

S3 E5 AT THE BEGINNING - 1:40, 41:00- end of episode is in a waiting room

S3 E7 40:35 - 41:30 character in a hospital bed

S3 E9 I had to skip most of this episode due to ambulances and being in a hospital. MASSIVE SPOILERS for those who need to skip the episode too - Laurel is in hospital. She's pregnant, we don't know if she knows. She is conscious by the end of the episode. The body who's name we wait the season to be revealed is Wes. Everyone cries. But then Nate tells Annalise he was dead before the fire.
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rainbear
Yes, a main character's spouse has late stage cancer. She is shown in the hospital a few times.

S5E3 a minor character has stage 4 recurring breast cancer.
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Mental Health
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Anonymous
Many characters are traumatized by events such as witnessing a murder and miscarriage.
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Does someone self harm?
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tavylxo
S1 E4 Flash forward Connor runs to Oliver's flat, who tells him it is 6am. It happens immediately after
S1 E9 This scene ^ around 34mins in
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RightDroite
S4
 E11
Around 11:30 Laurel Castillo mentions having been to a rehab program for an eating disorder and doing cocaine to suppress her appetite.
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rainbear
S1E4 a man intentionally falls out of a window to his death.

S2, I forget which episode, a man hangs himself. It's not shown on screen, but his body is briefly shown.

S2E13 a woman stabs herself in the neck and dies a slow painful death in front of her child. Very graphic, shown repeatedly.

S2E15 @ 36:35-36:44 a man's body is shown in a bloody bathtub, the aftermath of his suicide.

S3E14 starts with a character almost stepping in front of a bus.

There are also instances of characters trying to goad other characters into killing themselves. And multiple instances of characters attempting suicide (one overdoses on pills, another revs the car engine in a closed garage, etc).

S6E14 @~40:30, the results of a fatal head wound are shown, with a gun in the deceased person's hand. Whether it was actually suicide or staged to look like it, it may still be triggering if you've experienced anything related to this.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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rainbear
It begins in S2E10 and lasts for a couple of episodes.
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rainbear
S1E6 05:02-05:05, there is severe flickering from a CCTV monitor playing a scene with fluorescent lighting. It's brief but really bad, so if you have sensitivity of any kind with this, you definitely want to protect your eyes. Nothing vital is shown during these seconds, so you can just close your eyes and listen to the audio.

S1E14 about 04:48-04:50, flashing images get faster until it's basically a flicker. Again, you miss nothing vital if you don't watch those seconds.

S2E5 flashing lights from cop cars, starts about 34:35.

S3E8 @ about 33 minutes, repeated camera flashes, lasts less than a minute
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Trying2Help
A main character’s stillbirth is a recurring theme of season 2, and it is shown in S2E14.

A graphic scene of someone trying to save the baby an ill pregnant woman happens in the episode “Live, live, live”
*SPOILER* both the mother and baby survive, but the scenes could be disturbing and potentially triggering
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quietthankyou
yes, a pregnant woman’s murder is a major part of the plot of season 1, as well as her murder (strangling, not gory) and body being seen onscreen
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Prejudice
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rainbear
No, but there's a transgender character in one episode and there's a little bit of transphobic talk about her, though she isn't actually misgendered.
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Does the black guy die first?
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rainbear
Transphobic talk in one episode. Also the f slur at the end of S5E7.
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quietthankyou
yes, but not for being LGBT. however, there is an implied death or persecution of a gay character deported to pakistan
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Sex
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tavylxo
In most/ all episodes there is a sex scene or an after sex (ie shirtless in bed etc) scene. If you don't wanna see it, I'd recommend simply watching a different show
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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8
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quietthankyou
adoptive siblings have a sexual relationship, characters are raped by their uncle and father, biological brother and sister have a child together as well as a continued sexual relationship as a product of neglect. never shown on screen
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Trying2Help
Multiple car crashes, and they are typically planned
One results in a hospitalization, and another hurts a pregnant woman and kills her baby
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Does a plane crash?
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rainbear
There is some turbulence during takeoff in one of those little "pond hopper" type planes (S6E9 @ 39ish) but it doesn't crash.
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Trying2Help
A few car crashes
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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rainbear
No, but a character is made to look like she had drowned in the first season to cover up her real cause of death. You see her floating in the water a few times.
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rainbear
In particular, S6E15 opens with the sound of gunshots and then the scene of what appears to be a mass shooting.
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