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** Nick's phone call to Connor. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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** Nick's phone call to Connor. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

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* In Season 5 Episode 2, when Abby confronts Connor for going off and doing his project with Phillip. Connor assures Abby when it's all over she'll be proud of them. Abby tearfully tells him she was already proud of him.

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* Becker in Webisode #1 before series 4. It's possibly the most expressive we've ever seen him, and it is ''heartbreaking''. He can barely talk without crying, and his grief-stricken, desperate indecision over whether to rejoin the team is enough to make anyone cry.

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** What makes it worse is that as he dies, the change in his relationship to Connor is suddenly glaringly obvious. They went from TeethClenchedTeamwork, with Cutter firing him in the second episode, to Connor being Cutter's closest friend and confidant, and Cutter [[spoiler: dying in his arms.]]
** Also his last words to Connor; after two and a half seasons of being the PluckyComicRelief, finally someone believes in Connor, and Cutter's [[spoiler: last words are ones of encouragement and pure faith that Connor will make him proud.]] Gah.


* When Abby is [[spoiler: (apparently) lost forever]] to the Mer creatures in 2.4. Seeing [[PluckyComicRelief Connor]] so distraught and nearly in tears is especially heartbreaking considering the bad feeling the two of them had been sharing directly prior to it. Worse still, Lester (who is still a SmugSnake) orders him to go home and ''do nothing''.

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* When Abby is [[spoiler: (apparently) lost forever]] to the Mer creatures in 2.4. Seeing [[PluckyComicRelief Connor]] so distraught and nearly in tears is especially heartbreaking considering the bad feeling the two of them had been sharing directly prior to it. Worse still, Lester (who is still a SmugSnake) SmugSnake at this point in the show) orders him to go home and ''do nothing''.


* When Abby is [[spoiler: (apparently) lost forever]] to the Mer creatures in 2.4. Seeing Connor so distraught and nearly in tears is especially heartbreaking considering the bad feeling the two of them had been sharing directly prior to it. Worse still, Lester (who is still a SmugSnake) orders him to go home and ''do nothing''.

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* When Abby is [[spoiler: (apparently) lost forever]] to the Mer creatures in 2.4. Seeing Connor [[PluckyComicRelief Connor]] so distraught and nearly in tears is especially heartbreaking considering the bad feeling the two of them had been sharing directly prior to it. Worse still, Lester (who is still a SmugSnake) orders him to go home and ''do nothing''.nothing''.
-->'''Connor:''' *fighting desperately not to cry* "We can just go out there and we can find her! All we need to do is get back in the boats and do something; why is nobody ''doing anything!?''"



* Nick tearing up the photo of Claudia, showing he's finally given up on getting her back.
** Jenny finding it again [[spoiler: after his death]], taped back together. Guess he really couldn't let go after all.



* The first few minutes of the following episode managed to be Tear Jerkers without even doing anything at all. Just the whole mood of the characters and the ARC was able to convey how upset and lost everyone was without him.
* In the final scene of the Season 4 premiere, Connor wakes up to find Abby already up. He correctly deduces that she's still used to keeping watch [[spoiler:from when they were stuck in the Cretaceous]]. That fact just hammers home the absolute ''hell'' those two went through.



* Nick tearing up the photo of Claudia, showing he's finally given up on getting her back.
** Jenny finding it again [[spoiler: after his death]], taped back together. Guess he really couldn't let go after all.


** Jenny finding it again [[spoilers: after his death]], taped back together. Guess he really couldn't let go after all.

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** Jenny finding it again [[spoilers: [[spoiler: after his death]], taped back together. Guess he really couldn't let go after all.


* Nick tearing up the photo of Claudia, showing he's finally given up on getting her back.

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* Nick tearing up the photo of Claudia, showing he's finally given up on getting her back.back.
** Jenny finding it again [[spoilers: after his death]], taped back together. Guess he really couldn't let go after all.


** Jess's reaction, too.

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** Jess's reaction, too.too.
* Nick tearing up the photo of Claudia, showing he's finally given up on getting her back.


** The characters' reactions to seeing him dead make half the TearJerker, particularly Lester shouting angrily for an ambulance, in full denial that [[spoiler: Cutter]] really is dead.

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** The characters' reactions to seeing him dead make half the TearJerker, particularly Lester shouting angrily for an ambulance, in full denial that frantic denial.
* The death of the
[[spoiler: Cutter]] really high school girl]] at the jaws of the Therocephalian in 4.4 is dead.rather devastating, especially since they play it up to make you think she might make it.
** Jess's reaction, too.


* Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:Cutter's death]] during season 3, particularly [[spoiler:his last words]]. This soon prompted the real heartbreak of [[spoiler:Jenny leaving the Arc]], [[AbortedArc closing the chapter for good]] on [[spoiler:Cutter and Claudia/Jenny]].

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* Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:Cutter's death]] during season 3, particularly [[spoiler:his last words]]. This soon prompted the real heartbreak of [[spoiler:Jenny leaving the Arc]], [[AbortedArc closing the chapter for good]] on [[spoiler:Cutter and Claudia/Jenny]].Claudia/Jenny]].
** The characters' reactions to seeing him dead make half the TearJerker, particularly Lester shouting angrily for an ambulance, in full denial that [[spoiler: Cutter]] really is dead.


*** Hell, that entire episode was really one big Crowning Moment of Character Development.

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*** ** Hell, that entire episode was really one big Crowning Moment of Character Development.


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** And the [[spoiler: funeral]]. Everyone's just so ''silent''.


* When Abby is [[spoiler: (apparently) lost forever]] to the Mer creatures in 2.4. Seeing Connor so distraught and nearly in tears is especially heartbreaking considering the bad feeling the two of them had been sharing directly prior to it. Worse still, Lester (who is still a SmugSnake) orders him to go home and ''do nothing''.
** Nick's phone call to Connor. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
--> "I know how you feel."
*** Hell, that entire episode was really one big Crowning Moment of Character Development.



** The [[spoiler: funeral]], too, but especially at the end. Cutter stays behind, takes out the photo of him and [[spoiler: Claudia]] together, and tears it up and lets the pieces fall to the ground, before turning to join the rest of the team.

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* The conclusion of the fourth episode, when [[spoiler: Connor comforts his delirious best friend as he slowly dies from the parasite]]. And afterward, [[spoiler: he stands up and turns to Nick and says that he can't handle being part of the team anymore]], and [[spoiler: Nick gives him a hug]].


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** The [[spoiler: funeral]], too, but especially at the end. Cutter stays behind, takes out the photo of him and [[spoiler: Claudia]] together, and tears it up and lets the pieces fall to the ground, before turning to join the rest of the team.

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