The entire series finale could be argued as one, but especially the speech made by Ivan before "Before You Know It".
Natasha: It's just a TV show!
Ivan: No, it's my family.
Natasha: They're not really your family.
Ivan: You're wrong. We've done a lot of shows together. People have come and gone, but the family stayed together. People have gotten sick, and we all pulled together until they got better, and when they didn't get better, we still pulled together and we were still a family.note It wasn't easy, but life went on.
The ending of the gang violence episode. Sometimes there are problems not even reprising the theme song and rolling the credits can solve - Ivan finds out the hard way, and ends up wandering off confused. Just before the credits show up, we see this text:
- "Before You Know It" itself, and not just because it was the last real song on the show.
- As for the people who came and went, besides Dominic, only Crystal Lewis (left after season 1 to pursue her singing career), Jennifer Cihi, Amy Ehlrich and Shawn Munoz (all of which didn't stick around after Season 3) weren't there to send off the show with their comrades.note
There were over 3,000 gang-related fatalities in the U.S. in 1992 alone. After auto accidents, guns are the 2nd leading cause of death among teenagers.
In the U.S. today, there are approximately 5,000 gangs, with over 500,000 members.
Gang violence is no joke.