Tear Jerker / Walker, Texas Ranger

  • C. D. Parker's death.
    • Even worse, Walker and Trivette grimly having to exhume his grave to see if he was poisoned on a rainy day, leading to a montage of all the good times they had with their old friend.
    Walker: Tears from Heaven.
  • The ending of "Lucas" two-parter, in the first part Lucas's mother dies and in the second part Lucas dies from AIDS. Two-parter is practically a Tear Jerker episode.
  • An episode featuring a brother-and-sister pair of Irish freedom fighters, out to avenge the death of their parents by killing those responsible. When Walker and company finally catch up with them in a high rise building where they've barricaded themselves, the young woman looks at her brother and gently says, "Let's go home". He nods in agreement, and they leap to their deaths. It's a surprisingly poignant moment when you realize these were just two very angry and misguided young people who let their feelings of vengeance get out of control. A rare example of a Sympathetic Murderer on this show.
  • The episode where a child is bullied because of his poverty-stricken life and ends up standing on his school rooftop, poised to commit suicide. Walker begs him not to do it, but the poor kid takes the plunge anyway. Walker later remembers the look of sheer hopelessness the boy had on his face before ending his life. It is one of the few things that actually makes even him cry.
  • The ending of "An Innocent Man." A repairman was framed for the horrific murders of several women, and the real killer visited him in prison, blackmailing him into confessing, threatening to kill his family if he didn't. The man is so terrified for his wife and children's safety he endures a guilty plea and getting the death penalty. He even refuses to confide in Walker. But at the end, when the real killer is caught, Walker and Trivette rush and stop the impending execution. The repairman has to be doubly reassured the real killer is in custody, before he breaks into into pathetically grateful sobs.
  • Pretty much all of "Stolen Lullaby," but especially the scene where the baby is returned to her mother.
  • The fact "Trial By Fire", the TV movie and the final installment of the series, never got a sequel. It ended on a cliffhanger where Wayne accidentally shoots Alex in the chest after Walker unsuspectingly leaves the courthouse and he is subsequently gunned down attempting to call out and murder an official, but it received lukewarm reception, and after cranking out a few TV movie stink bombs later, CBS gave up on making any more TV movies. Now all of the stars have moved on to new things, and the closest thing to the cast reuniting is Sheree J. Wilson and Clarence Gilyard Jr. participating in performances of Driving Miss Daisy together- which favors a very old audience and is no place for fans of the WTR generation. The chances of a sequel are so bad now that the conclusion went online with the title "WORST ENDING EVER" on YouTube and people have taken to rejecting the movie or merely its surprising twist ending.
    • The simplest fix is to RetCon the very last scene and cut the movie short with Walker leaving the courthouse, rendering the movie a mere coda of the series but creating a Plot Hole where Wayne gets away (presumably to be chased down by Walker one day). INSP network did this when they aired the episode, taking out the scene and jumping to the Executive Producer credits smash cut (though a snippet of the ominous tolling bells at the end sneaks in); also, given the violent nature of the last scene, it's clear they also cut it out due to being a staunchly Christian network that excises profanity, extreme violence, and the like out of the works they screen before airing them on the network.
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