* Bond's reaction at his wife Tracy's death. "We have all the time in the world..."
** The original draft had them drive happily off into the sunset and then have her die in the pretitles of the ''next'' film. The way it turned out makes it even more stark.
** It's even worse if you pay attention in later films, and realize she's the reason there's a different Bond girl every film (well, bar the financial boost of a new MsFanService); he can't get over her.
** What makes it even ''worse'' somehow is the way the soundtrack switches from a [[DarkReprise sad reprise]] of "We Have All the Time in the World" to this off-kilter, borderline ''manic'' version of the James Bond theme, and it just sounds really, really Not Right. All while focused on the lone bullet hole in the windshield...
** Even [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame knowing it's going to happen]] doesn't lessen the impact when it does.
** To make the impact all the more shocking, the entire scene up until the final seconds takes place without any music. As the gun goes off and Bond suddenly sees that his new wife isn't speaking, it's completely silent. Nothing but Bond and his wife...
** Perhaps the worst part is the very end when we hear Bond start to cry offscreen right before the credits roll.
* Tracy's backstory (teenage rebellion, infidelity, dead child, dead husband).
* Miss Moneypenny crying at Bond's wedding is one of the saddest THINGS of all time. It follows the ''only'' time that Q calls Bond by his name instead of the usual "007" ever in the series.