* The episode where one of the Tachikomas helps a little girl find her lost dog. It didn't have to help her, but it did.
* The last scene of the first episode of season two, when the Tachikomas return. The look on Batou's face really said it all.
** Earlier in the episode, in order to convince the Prime Minister to allow Section 9 to solve a hostage crisis, Aramaki offers himself up as the fall guy in case any of the hostages die. This shows the kind of faith he has in his team - he bets his own freedom that they will succeed. Which, of course, they do. They're Section 9.
* The episode Affection in season 2 may be the most touching bit of backstory ever conceived. [[spoiler:Kind of makes you hope that the Boy and Motoko find each other.]]
** [[TearJerker They did.]]