A Call Back to the Turkey Curry Buffet in the first movie: Bridget shows up to the Turkey Curry Buffet and sees Mark in a Snowman sweater his Mother gave him; he and she exchange smiles and camera pans over to Bridget, which shows her pale blue sweater sporting the same design! Then comes the kiss. Clearly Mrs. Darcy has accepted Bridget as her son's girlfriend (not that she didn't). One of the few times receiving a Homemade Sweater From Hell is romantic.
Mark: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences. I realize that when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, I was unforgivably rude, and wearing a reindeer jumper. But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.
Mark: I like you, very much.
Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and... ah, the verbal diarrhea.
Bridget: You once said you liked me just as I am and I just wanted to say likewise. I mean there are stupid things your mum buys you, tonight's another... classic. You're haughty, and you always say the wrong thing in every situation and I seriously believe that you should rethink the length of your sideburns. But, you're a nice man and I like you. If you wanted to pop by some time that might be nice... more than nice.
Bridget's parents reconciling after being separated from each other for about a year while she watches.
Bridget's Big "NO!" speech at the Darcy's Ruby Wedding when she learns Mark is transferring to New York.
The Last Act of the film:
Bridget's friends come to her apartment with the intention of taking her to Paris to forget about Mark.
Mark coming back from New York and saying that he didn't get to kiss Bridget goodbye and she decides to stay with him.
Bridget racing to get Mark after the latter read a negative diary entry about him to tell him those feelings are over and done with and that she really cares about him.
Mark revealing he left to buy her a new diary, they soon embrace, ignore the shocked pedestrians (since she's half-naked), start kissing, and he wraps her with his coat.
The kinship formed between Bridget and her fellow inmates. While the movie was rather ham-fisted in their handling of Thai jail conditions and the status of women (to say the least), it was nice to see the women bond over bad boyfriends and Madonna. Even the scene where Bridget gifted them with luxuries (magazines, push up bras, candies) was sweet.
Bridget confesses her love for Mark in front of him and his colleagues, which leads to a hilariously botched proposal, and then the Big Damn Kiss she gives as a "Yes" when Mark regains his composure and asks her to marry him.
“That’s how it works, when people really love each other,” Mum whispered on the way out in the Debenhams’ lift, as if she was confessing some hideous and embarrassing secret. “But, the thing is, darling, it doesn’t happen to ones who have sharp edges, or break if they get dropped, or ones made of silly synthetic stuff that doesn’t last. You have to be brave and let the other person know who you are and what you feel.”
The scene where Mark and Bridget tell each other how they really feel: Mark telling Bridget how he never wanted to be far from her and Bridget telling him how she felt and rubbing his head. It ends with them having sex.
"I stroked his hair, I kissed his bald patch where his fur had been loved off. And then I told him how I felt, what I really, really felt. And the miracle was,when I had finished, he told me he felt pretty much the same"
Jude's wedding toast to Shazzer and Bridget as being the best girlfriends a woman can have and that if she ever became a Smug Married that asks how their love life is, they have permission to ask if she's still having sex. Triples as a Crowning Moment of Awesome and Crowning Moment of Funny
Bridget's love and devotion to her children and later her step-children especially when she helps them write and send Father's Day cards to the late Mark under "Daddy, Heaven, the Sky". All just to keep her children's memory of their father close