* A cop accidentally shooting an old woman [[spoiler: while chasing after Michiko in episode 21]]. She only had about a minute of screen time prior to the event, but it was enough to leave an impression. We see two people crying for her and the cop who did it in a state of shock; he will most likely regret it for the rest of his life.
* The end of episode 19. [[spoiler:Hatchin is being taken away by Satoshi on Michiko's bike. Michiko runs after them, yelling for Hatchin to jump, which is sad enough. Atsuko stops her (''"What about my feelings?"''), but Michiko explains that she's going after Hatchin no matter what, and "if you try to stop me I'll go all out". Atsuko coldly tells her that the next time they meet they are strangers. As Michiko leaves, she walks back to her men - sobbing - and stops them from pursuing her.]]
* And of course, there's also Hatchin's abusive family situation before Michiko shows up. Poor girl just felt so hopeless.
** When you make Harry Potter's homelife seem good in comparison, you know your life sucks.
* In the final episode, [[spoiler:Michiko arranges a plane for Hana and Hiroshi to leave together so that he can take care of her while she does jail time. Michiko decides to see her off while driving alongside the plane as it lifts off the ground. Cue Hana literally screaming for Michiko and begging to stop the plane as she realizes how much she needed Michiko, despite their differences.]]
** Also, the revelation that [[spoiler: the entire story ended up a ShaggyDogStory as Michiko spends at least several years in jail, Hana has a child she raises by herself since the father of her child ditched them three months in, and Hiroshi didn't bother to stick with either of them as he ran off with yet another woman.]] And yet, in spite of all of this, [[spoiler: [[AndTheAdventureContinues Hana and Michiko are willing to go through it all again]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming just to be with each other.]]]]
* The rather [[DownerEnding dark ending]] for Pepe Lima and her little sister.
* AssholeVictim as he was, [[spoiler: Shinsuke's]] death and how ''little'' Satoshi reacts was oddly poignant, considering that he was the one who killed him in the first place.