The first half of "The Fall" is just one long Awesome Moment for Hardy, as he manages to completely destroy the bond between Emma, Jacob, and Paul just by sitting there and making observations. Just the simple fact that Ryan Hardy is in the farmhouse is enough to make Jacob wet himself.
Mike Westen's reaction to being kidnapped and interrogated/tortured by Roderick and his crew. Despite being literally beaten to death by degrees (and eventually stabbed), he refuses to give up Claire's location.
Claire beating the crap out of Emma and threatening to kill her if she ever goes near Joey again.
From the same episode, her mocking of Joe's previous failure as a writer. To his face.
Joe: You shouldn't have read that, Claire.
Claire: Believe me, it wasn't easy. I guess you didn't learn anything from your last book.
Claire racking up more awesome points, by way of stabbing Joe in the gut by pretending to give in to his romantic advances.
Claire going for three episodes in a row of awesome, by cracking Joe over the head with a bottle of wine, and stabbing his stitched up stab wound with a dinner fork. And then Kicking The Son of A Bitch
This all summed by the following dialogue:
Emma: What happened!?
Joe: Claire did!
Ryan telling off Joe, when he confronts him at the lighthouse.
Ryan: I am so sick of you. I am so bored of you, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Joe meeting the end he so richly deserves, courtesy of an exploding boathouse.