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Tear Jerker: The Big O
When Drorthy loses her sweet innocent pet kitten.
The end of Episode 10 has a pretty major one. Throughout the episode, Dastun has flashbacks to the movie he watched as a child, of the man who shoots the woman he loves at a pier. At one point, he even sees apparently the same woman holding a red balloon. At the climax of the episode, he confronts her at the pier in a real Generation Xerox moment, and re-enacts the final scene of the movie. Then at the very end, there is one final flashback, of Dastun as a child watching the movie, with a young Sybil Rowan, who is holding a red balloon.
And toward the end of season 2, when reality itself seems to be falling to pieces, Dastun comes across a poster for the movie, advertising Dan Dastun as the male lead—and then he promptly runs into the child versions of Sybil and himself. Which means that, as a child, he watched a movie that he had already starred in as an adult, and then later plays out a real life version of a scene from said movie with a woman who may or not have been the actress from the film. I don't think I've ever known something to be so tear jerky andmind screwy at the same time.
"Dorothy, since you've come to live here, I feel like I've known you forever."