* The cruel way Deckard completely undresses Rachael's humanity, recalling memories no one else could have known had she been a real human. The way she throws away her treasured photo of herself and her mother is heartbreaking.
** Rachael already suspected the truth, especially after Tyrell wouldn't see her after the Voight-Kampff test. She went to Deckard for reassurance, and got smacked in the face with a harsh truth.
* Zhora's retirement. It emotionally sets up Roy's reprieve of Deckard. The song played during this scene, "Blade Runner Blues", also helps give the scene its mood.
* The way Roy [[spoiler: reacts to brutally killing Tyrell]] is very human and has overtones of sadness and reluctance. Couple this with Sebastian's reaction [[spoiler: at seeing his supposed ally kill his boss and close friend]], Roy's subsequent apology ([[spoiler: "I'm sorry, Sebastian"]]), and lone elevator ride down where he processes these new emotions of sadness, regret, rage, and fear. You've got a very powerful emotional moment.
* Roy Batty's famous soliloquy at the end is very poignant.
-->'''Roy:''' I've... ''seen'' things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like tears... in... rain. Time... to die...
* Roy tearing up over Pris' corpse and giving her one final kiss after Deckard shoots her dead.
* When Gaff confronts Deckard on the roof. It really drove home the point (in the Director's Cut, anyway) that [[spoiler:Deckard may be a replicant]] and what that means for him and Rachael.
-->'''Gaff:'''"It's too bad [[spoiler:she won't live]]! But then again, who does?"
* The poor replicants had just discovered love when they (somehow) found out that they'd been constructed with a [[spoiler:four year life expectancy]].
-->'''Leon:'''"Painful to live in fear, isn't it?"