Rayne discovers he has a half-sister, who has a five-year old daughter. Ashley and "Unca Rayne" fall for each other big time. After knowing each other for less than a day, they were already this close.
And then this comic, following Rayne's near-death experience.
Noel's wife Kate, who has never liked Rayne, is pregnant when the group goes on a Christmas holiday to a cabin in the woods. They get stranded, and when Kate goes into labor, Rayne (who has spent most of the time whining about how the pregnancy is ruining his chance of being like Ash) goes out and successfully hijacks a snowplow so he can gets Kate to the hospital in time to deliver her son, even though it means he gets thrown in jail for a little while. This is finally the act that convinces Kate Rayne has his good side, and she gives the okay for him to be the baby's godfather.
Rayne's secretary seeing through his Jerkass Fašadewhile he's having a heart attack and him being comfortable enough around her to drop it.
Really, any of the times that Rayne and his secratary interact when Rayne isn't in Manchild mode, like when he babysat for her, or when he deliberately dropped trou on her to make her laugh after overhearing a fight between her and her husband.
A storyline involving Rayne having a bit of a breakdown as a result of too many changes happening in his life (John moving out, Issa becoming engaged, etc.). He covers himself in a blanket, claiming it is his stasis chamber where nothing is allowed to change. Near the end of the arc, he asks Julie to move in with him and she does. The two of them are on the sofa together, and she comments on how so many things are changing. Rayne agrees, gets up to retrieve the stasis blanket, comes back and drapes it over both of them.