Depending on the production, Logainne is also the only one whose elimination doesn't end on a pleasant note; Leaf is proud for making it to the finals, Marcy decides to stop being a perfectionist and always trying to live up to expectations, and at least Chip is last seen with one of the most comedic songs in the play. Logainne, on the other hand, is completely crushed and leaves in tears.
Barfée has quite a few lines in "Second" that bring on the tears. The saddest ones: "People are scared of me and no one really likes me" and "Would I be happy second forever ever ever ever, to be always stuck in second."
"The I Love You Song", Olive's big number, which goes straight from a raunchy slapstick comedy to a somber, serious discussion on Olive's parents and how the notion of them really loving her is "chimerical": highly unrealistic, wildly fanciful.
On the topic of Olive, her original segment of the "Where Are They Now?" Epiloguedefinitely counts: "Olive Ostrovsky went home to an empty house, an uncertain future, and a well-worn dictionary - but a strange new conviction that she would be able to face all three." Note that this also would have been the last line of the play. Fortunately, this was soon changed to a much, much more upbeat segment in which Olive reenacts the bee for her dad during the car ride home.
IMO, this is not an improvement. I like the twinge of depression, and you can't even call it exceptionally dark-it's still hopeful.
This troper has seen a production where it's said that Olive "Grew up to be a loving, attentive parent..." but I'm not sure if that's actually in the script.