* When [[spoiler: Arima finally reveals his DarkAndTroubledPast after some prodding from Yukino]], not only all of his friends decide to help him to [[spoiler: avert his EvilMatriarch of a biological mother]], but [[spoiler: his aunt/adoptive mom Shizune]] joins in. She gets the best part via first [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet taking a swing from Ryoko and her heavy purse to the head]] ]] to protect him, then [[spoiler: slapping Ryoko across the face]] and ''then'' [[spoiler: verbally humiliating her.]]
* [[spoiler:Adult!Soichiro [[DodgeTheBullet dodging a bullet]]]].
** [[spoiler:Adult!Soichiro managing to solve a case just before the ceremony of his and Yukino's daughter, Sakura Arima.]]
* As twisted and narcissistic as it is, Yukino managing to fool everyone up until she meets Arima is pretty impressive.
** Making her CharacterDevelopment of finally coming to terms with who she is and that there are people out there who are better than her even more refreshing and beautiful.
* [[spoiler: Yukino manages to becomes a '''surgeon''' (plastic surgeon) after [[TeenPregnancy her pregnancy at 15]], she continued to study and fulfilled what she wanted to do. Even though it wasn't seen, Yukino being able to do this is nothing short of inspiring.]]
* A small one, but [[spoiler: seeing Hiroyuki go PapaWolf when he discovered that Yukino is pregnant was pretty coo.]]
* Yukino managing to [[spoiler:earn respect from Soichiro's bitter Aunt Eiko when the two first meet.]]
* [[MamaBear Shizune threatening the other Arima children for bullying Soichiro as a child.]]
* The entire '''"Steel Snow"''' play. It was the 2nd favorite event for the entire school.
** This troper just finds the acting believable and breathtaking every time.
* How all the friendships Arima and Yukino made in high school was still strong even in adulthood.
* During a fieldtrip, the entire gang is confronted by male students from another school who want to pick up girls. Tensions start rising and Yukino tries to cool the situation down, only to be physically and verbally assaulted. Arima takes absolutely no hesitation and punches the culprit in broad view of their advisor.
** Following that, the advisor plays the 'old man with poor vision' card to let Arima off the hook. Not a terribly inspiring action for an educator but the moment is achieved.