- 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 reacts to brutally killing Tyrell is very human and has overtones of sadness and reluctance. Couple this with Sebastian's reaction at seeing his supposed ally kill his boss and close friend and Roy's subsequent apology "I'm sorry, Sebastian" and lone elevator ride down where he processes these new emotions of sadness, regret, rage, and fear, and 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.