Tear Jerker / The World's End

  • There's a point at one of the pubs where Gary is trying to convince the others that they're having a good time, only for the others to point out that he's over-idolised their youth. While they're absolutely right, and Gary fully deserves the lecture about how he's wrong, the look on his face is very depressing. Made worse when we later find out it's all he has to cling onto.
    • Shortly after, Gary slips on the urine-soaked bathroom floor, and in frustration is about to punch the wall - when he sees the broken tile of when he broke it back in 1990. He has a startled look that shifts to depression when he realizes he really hasn't escaped the cycle.
  • The Reveal that the real catalyst for reattempting the Golden Mile was Gary's attempted suicide.
  • "The accident" that ended Andy and Gary's friendship is built up over the course of the film until the smoke house, where it's explained that In 1997, Gary was overdosing, forcing a desperate Andy (who was four times over the alcohol limit) to try to drive him to the hospital, resulting in him rolling the car and almost severing his femoral artery. Gary then somehow recovered enough to flee the scene, leaving Andy alone to be arrested... after the twelve hours of surgery needed to save his life.
  • Pete's speech about how Shane Hawkins ruined his childhood, and yet 20 years later, didn't even recognise him, as if it all never happened. Then Gary returns with a round of shots.
    • The reoccurring theme of Gary trying to deal with pain through alcohol comes into play here, In his own manic way, he tries to comfort Pete with shots. He just doesn't properly know how to react to emotions anymore.
    • Pete's beating up Blank|Shane is this as well to an extent. You can see all the rage and pain he experienced finally explode on the now all-but-pacifistic Shane. Then it gets worse because this moment of vengeance costs Pete his life as it allows the Blanks the opportunity to surround him, kill him and create a new Blank from his memories.
      • Andy's reaction does not help.
  • Andy initially refuses to join the crawl and is at the point of throwing Gary out of his office, when Gary reveals that his mum died. Watching Gary's face during this scene is heartbreaking enough, but the second time you see the film and you know he's lying it's even worse, because what Gary is REALLY mourning is his lost youth.
    • Actually, it's worse than that: we learn that Gary's mother has been trying to call him for months, and he's avoiding her, because he doesn't want to talk to her about his suicide attempt.
      • Made even worse by the ending: after the worldwide EMP sends the world back to the Dark Ages, we learn from Andy that Gary's mother was one of the fatalities. Gary felt bad enough causing the whole thing in the first place, but indirectly killing his own mom? No wonder he chose to walk the Earth.
  • Doubles as Heartwarming: Gary throwing the keys to the Beast to Steven and Andy before running to The Hole in the Wall. Essentially telling them to run while he stays behind to finish the Golden Mile (and, likely, be killed).
    • Gary raising his pint in the King's Head to "friends, to Oliver, to Pete", in a very downbeat and bitter fashion.
  • Sam repeatedly asking about the fate of her brother.
  • Sam seeing Adrian Keane knowing he died years ago in a crash.
    Adrian: Hey Sam, how's life?
  • The film's use of So Young by Suede is this if you see this as Gary deluding himself into thinking he can recapture his lost youth.
  • When the guys burst into the bathroom to yell at Gary about lying about his mum, Gary is in traumatised tears, panicking about whats happened and pleading with the others not to blame him.
  • From Andy's tone of voice in the Kings Head, when he's trying to get Gary to put the pint down, he seems to have realised that Gary may have a more underlying problem than just wanting to finish the crawl. He starts talking him down, much in the same way you talk someone down from suicide, and on rewatch that can be very chilling. Especially as Gary has tears in his eyes.
  • A more subtle one, but when Gary follows Sam into the lady toilet and she asks him in shock what happened to him, his face expression changes quickly from excited to desolate, while he claims that nothing happened and that he's the "same old Gary".