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* Even though "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E10JudgementNight Judgement Night]]" is [[NightmareFuel a look into one man's private Hell for his sins]], it's heartbreaking seeing how his actions impacted everyone around him. And the worst part? He's damned to endure it over and over for the rest of eternity.

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* Even though "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E10JudgementNight Judgement Night]]" Night]]"
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is [[NightmareFuel a look into one man's private Hell for his sins]], it's heartbreaking seeing how his actions impacted everyone around him. And the worst part? He's damned to endure it over and over for the rest of eternity.



** Also during the attack, we see Miss Stanley, who behaved kindly and politely despite Lanser's strange behavior, hanging out a window, trying desperately to get air as the fire burns the salon behind her. Finally, she screams and sinks out of sight to a rather nasty death behind the ship's walls.



* The opening of "Mr. Denton on Doomsday", where town drunk Al Denton is forced to humiliate himself for a bottle of alcohol by a group of town bullies. The leader of the gang then shatters the bottle and tosses the remains unto the street, where Denton desperately guzzles down what's left before lying down, crying in embarrassment. Serling's narration just adds to the emotion of the scene.

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* The opening of "Mr. Denton on Doomsday", where town drunk Al Denton is forced to humiliate himself for a bottle of alcohol by a group of town bullies. The leader of the gang then shatters the bottle and tosses the remains unto the street, where Denton desperately guzzles down what's left before lying down, crying in embarrassment.humiliation. Serling's narration just adds to the emotion of the scene.



* "Eye of the Beholder". A great deal of it questions [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman what measure is "ugly"]], as we look at Miss Janet Tyler struggle with being a human soul with a deformed face. ...Or rather, "deformed" according to society's standards. From start to finish, it's a powerful story that questions the definition of "beauty" and "normal".

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* "Eye of the Beholder".
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A great deal of it questions [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman what measure is "ugly"]], as we look at Miss Janet Tyler struggle with being a human soul with a deformed face. ...Or rather, "deformed" according to society's standards. From start to finish, it's a powerful story that questions the definition of "beauty" and "normal".



* In "Spur of the Moment", if Ann's father were still alive, he would've been devastated by what's become of his sweet innocent daughter 25 years later: a [[BrokenBird bitter]], alcoholic wife of the abusive David Michelson, who disrespects her mother, disrespects her father's memory, and who obsesses with chasing the ghost of her former self in a vain attempt to change her past.
** Even more so [[FridgeHorror when you consider]] [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]
* "Walking Distance" has plenty. An overworked thirty-something executive named Martin finds himself magically transported to his hometown as it appeared in his childhood, complete with his youthful self and parents exactly as they were. He desperately tries to connect to the younger Martin, begging him to enjoy his childhood, as [[GrowingUpSucks it's going to be the happiest time of his life]]. The "real" Martin is eventually forced to return to the present, sadder but wiser.

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* In "Spur of the Moment", if Ann's father were still alive, he would've been devastated by what's become of his sweet innocent daughter 25 years later: a [[BrokenBird bitter]], alcoholic wife of the abusive David Michelson, who disrespects her mother, disrespects her father's memory, and who obsesses with chasing the ghost of her former self in a vain attempt to change her past.
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past. Even more so [[FridgeHorror when you consider]] [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]
* "Walking Distance" has plenty.
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An overworked thirty-something executive named Martin finds himself magically transported to his hometown as it appeared in his childhood, complete with his youthful self and parents exactly as they were. He desperately tries to connect to the younger Martin, begging him to enjoy his childhood, as [[GrowingUpSucks it's going to be the happiest time of his life]]. The "real" Martin is eventually forced to return to the present, sadder but wiser.

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** [[spoiler: His plea is heard and the boy lives.]]


** A not-so-fun fact: the actor who played Becker, he himself was a survivor of the concentration camps. So the sad, haunted look in his eyes isn't just good acting, ''it's real''.

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-->''On a microscopic piece of sand that floats through space, is a fragment of a man's life. Left to rust is the place he lived in and the machines he used. Without use, they will disintegrate in the wind and the sand and the years that act upon them. All of Mr. Corey's machines - including the one made in his image - kept alive by love. But now, obsolete... in'' The Twilight Zone.


--->'''Marvin''': [[SympathyForTheDevil I'm not laughing]], Mr. Fortune. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist You're not funny anymore]].

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--->'''Marvin''': [[SympathyForTheDevil [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist I'm not laughing]], Mr. Fortune. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist [[SympathyForTheDevil You're not funny anymore]].


--->'''Marvin''': I'm not laughing, Mr. Fortune. You're not funny anymore.

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--->'''Marvin''': [[SympathyForTheDevil I'm not laughing, laughing]], Mr. Fortune. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist You're not funny anymore.anymore]].

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* In "Back There", the landlady and the cop are absolutely heartbroken to hear that the strange visitor was right, and that Abraham Lincoln has been shot.


* "Mr. Bevis" and "Cavender is Coming" may be seem like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny far cries]] from [[TearJerker sad]], but both are about a character who is granted the miracle of experiencing a better life. But then, they find [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor it's at the cost that the friends and neighbors from their former life don't know them]].

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* "Mr. Bevis" and "Cavender is Coming" may be seem like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments far cries]] from [[TearJerker sad]], but both are about a character who is granted the miracle of experiencing a better life. But then, they find [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor it's at the cost that the friends and neighbors from their former life don't know them]].


* "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E30AStopAtWilloughby A Stop at Willoughby]]". While the DownerEnding is enough ([[spoiler: Gart is a depressed executive who is LongingForFictionland and is basically DrivenToSuicide]]), the RealitySubtext makes it worse. Creator/RodSerling at the time of the episode also felt depressed and was stressed out by work, and the train stops in the episode are real Northwest Corridor stops on Amtrak.
* In "The Lonely", a prisoner condemned to live alone on an asteroid is given a female robot for companionship and falls in love with her. [[spoiler:When he gets a pardon, there's no room for the robot on the ship home. When he refuses to leave her behind, the ship's captain shoots her. The prisoner comes to his senses and leaves the asteroid. What really clinches it is the closing narration. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman This robot, which he loved and which saved his life, is now obsolete and abandoned, turning to rust]].]]
* From "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E58LongDistanceCall Long Distance Call]]": The father's plea to his dead mother, through the [[PhoneCallFromTheDead toy telephone]] she has supposedly been talking to his son through, after [[spoiler: convincing the child to drown himself so they can be TogetherInDeath]], pleading with her to let his son (who paramedics are trying to resuscitate downstairs) live.
--> '''Father''': If you really love him, let him live...
* The ending part of "[[Creator/RayBradbury I Sing the Body Electric]]". [[spoiler:The children, all grown up, have to move on to their new lives and new homes, yet they will still visit their electrical "grandmother" from time to time.]] It's so heartbreaking, and at the same time SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}}.

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* "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E30AStopAtWilloughby A Stop at Willoughby]]". While the DownerEnding is enough ([[spoiler: Gart (Gart is a depressed executive who is LongingForFictionland and is basically DrivenToSuicide]]), DrivenToSuicide), the RealitySubtext makes it worse. Creator/RodSerling at the time of the episode also felt depressed and was stressed out by work, and the train stops in the episode are real Northwest Corridor stops on Amtrak.
* In "The Lonely", a prisoner condemned to live alone on an asteroid is given a female robot for companionship and falls in love with her. [[spoiler:When When he gets a pardon, there's no room for the robot on the ship home. When he refuses to leave her behind, the ship's captain shoots her. The prisoner comes to his senses and leaves the asteroid. What really clinches it is the closing narration. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman This robot, which he loved and which saved his life, is now obsolete and abandoned, turning to rust]].]]
rust]].
* From "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E58LongDistanceCall Long Distance Call]]": The father's plea to his dead mother, through the [[PhoneCallFromTheDead toy telephone]] she has supposedly been talking to his son through, after [[spoiler: convincing the child to drown himself so they can be TogetherInDeath]], TogetherInDeath, pleading with her to let his son (who paramedics are trying to resuscitate downstairs) live.
--> '''Father''': '''Father:''' If you really love him, let him live...
* The ending part of "[[Creator/RayBradbury I Sing the Body Electric]]". [[spoiler:The The children, all grown up, have to move on to their new lives and new homes, yet they will still visit their electrical "grandmother" from time to time.]] time. It's so heartbreaking, and at the same time SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}}.



* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReveal that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the encroaching cold.]]

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* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReveal that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the encroaching cold.]]



** Max hugging and kissing Pip and then begging for his life is both the sweetest and saddest thing. For further context: Max is greeted by a young version of Pip, who calls his father his "best buddy," at a carnival they used to attend when the boy was little. They have a wonderful time revisiting their favorites rides and games, but then Pip tells his father that he has to go...because his real self is dying in Vietnam. Max desperately chases Pip through a fun house mirror maze, but can't catch him. Hopeless and distraught, Max falls to his knees and begs God to [[HeroicSacrifice take him instead]]--he'll give ''anything'' to save his son. [[spoiler: God apparently takes the deal, and though Max dies, Pip is honorably discharged with a mild handicap and returns to the same carnival, remembering the advice his "best buddy" gave him.]]

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** Max hugging and kissing Pip and then begging for his life is both the sweetest and saddest thing. For further context: Max is greeted by a young version of Pip, who calls his father his "best buddy," at a carnival they used to attend when the boy was little. They have a wonderful time revisiting their favorites rides and games, but then Pip tells his father that he has to go...because his real self is dying in Vietnam. Max desperately chases Pip through a fun house mirror maze, but can't catch him. Hopeless and distraught, Max falls to his knees and begs God to [[HeroicSacrifice take him instead]]--he'll give ''anything'' to save his son. [[spoiler: God apparently takes the deal, and though Max dies, Pip is honorably discharged with a mild handicap and returns to the same carnival, remembering the advice his "best buddy" gave him.]]



* TheReveal at the end of "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E79FiveCharactersInSearchOfAnExit Five Characters In Search of An Exit]]" - [[spoiler: The characters are simple toys, and that's all they ever were. It does include a RayOfHopeEnding at the end where Serling reveals that the toys will be loved and cared for by children.]]

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* TheReveal at the end of "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E79FiveCharactersInSearchOfAnExit Five Characters In Search of An Exit]]" - [[spoiler: The characters are simple toys, and that's all they ever were. It does include a RayOfHopeEnding at the end where Serling reveals that the toys will be loved and cared for by children.]]



** The scene where her mother suspects, then promptly finds out [[spoiler: that she (accidentally) [[DealWithTheDevil sold her soul]] to buy Granny Heart's love potion.]] Her voice is raw as she demands her poor daughter to tell her what she did. In a rather sad case of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse "what happened to the mother"]], one can only assume [[spoiler: she'll live out her days not only as a widow, but without her daughter or any grandchildren to call her own.]]

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** The scene where her mother suspects, then promptly finds out [[spoiler: that she (accidentally) [[DealWithTheDevil sold her soul]] to buy Granny Heart's love potion.]] potion. Her voice is raw as she demands her poor daughter to tell her what she did. In a rather sad case of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse "what happened to the mother"]], one can only assume [[spoiler: she'll live out her days not only as a widow, but without her daughter or any grandchildren to call her own.]]



* "The Changing of the Guard" has Professor Ellis Fowler [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being forced into retirement after 50 years of devoting his life to teaching.]] Heartbroken and feeling everything he tried to do for his students was all for naught, he decides [[spoiler: to kill himself. Before he is able to, he goes back into his classroom and his reunited with his late students who all died honorably ([[DyingMomentOfAwesome in war saving others and while trying to find a cure for cancer]]) and thanked him for the lessons and bravery he taught them.]] Doubling as heartwarming ultimately, it's certainly relatable to people of all ages (particularly adults) who question their worth and place in the world and wonder what, if any, legacy they will leave behind.

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* "The Changing of the Guard" has Professor Ellis Fowler [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being forced into retirement after 50 years of devoting his life to teaching.]] Heartbroken and feeling everything he tried to do for his students was all for naught, he decides [[spoiler: to kill himself. Before he is able to, he goes back into his classroom and his reunited with his late students who all died honorably ([[DyingMomentOfAwesome in war saving others and while trying to find a cure for cancer]]) and thanked him for the lessons and bravery he taught them.]] Doubling as heartwarming ultimately, it's certainly relatable to people of all ages (particularly adults) who question their worth and place in the world and wonder what, if any, legacy they will leave behind.



-->'''Narrator''': Portrait of a town drunk named Al Denton. This is a man who's begun his dying early-a long, agonizing route through a maze of bottles. Al Denton, who would probably give an arm or a leg or part of his soul to have another chance..to rise up and shake the dirt from his body, and the bad dreams that infest his consciousness.

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-->'''Narrator''': -->'''Narrator:''' Portrait of a town drunk named Al Denton. This is a man who's begun his dying early-a long, agonizing route through a maze of bottles. Al Denton, who would probably give an arm or a leg or part of his soul to have another chance..to rise up and shake the dirt from his body, and the bad dreams that infest his consciousness.



* "Nightmare as a Child" has Helen Foley bury her hands in her face when [[spoiler: Markie (aka her childhood self) brusquely recites every traumatic detail of what happened the night her mother was murdered. It's so painful for her to look back on that night that tarnished her childhood with fear and heartache.]]
* "Eye of the Beholder". A great deal of it questions [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman what measure is "ugly"]], as we look at Miss Janet Tyler struggle with being a human soul with a deformed face. [[spoiler: ...Or rather, "deformed" according to society's standards. From start to finish, it's a powerful story that questions the definition of "beauty" and "normal".]]
** The ending where [[spoiler: the doctor, the nurse, and the staff sadly see off Janet Tyler as she goes to live with the other "ugly people". Even though their own faces are our definition of "ugly", they're nonetheless human enough to quietly weep out of pity that they couldn't help Miss Tyler.]]
* "Dust" has a innocent father desperately trying to save his son from being hanged (because of an accidental hit-and-run of a child). He's tricked by a crooked peddler to buy a bag of "magic dust" (really just dirt from the road) that will "turn their hatred into compassion and kindness". The sight of him trying to use the dust on the people attending his son's execution is painfully pitiful. [[spoiler: When we seemingly hear the young man be hanged, the father is stunned before he lets out a big tearful "[[BigNo NO]]!" ...Thankfully, the boy is okay, because the noose broke.]]
* "The Silence". While neither party is exactly sympathetic, [[spoiler: it's nothing short of a DownerEnding when you realize [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore betting has changed their lives for the worse]]. One party now has to live with both his lack of honor and the exposure of his [[ImpoverishedPatrician fraudulent wealth]]; and the other party is now broke ''and'' [[TheSpeechless unable to speak ever again]].]]

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* "Nightmare as a Child" has Helen Foley bury her hands in her face when [[spoiler: Markie (aka her childhood self) brusquely recites every traumatic detail of what happened the night her mother was murdered. It's so painful for her to look back on that night that tarnished her childhood with fear and heartache.]]
heartache.
* "Eye of the Beholder". A great deal of it questions [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman what measure is "ugly"]], as we look at Miss Janet Tyler struggle with being a human soul with a deformed face. [[spoiler: ... ...Or rather, "deformed" according to society's standards. From start to finish, it's a powerful story that questions the definition of "beauty" and "normal".]]
"normal".
** The ending where [[spoiler: the doctor, the nurse, and the staff sadly see off Janet Tyler as she goes to live with the other "ugly people". Even though their own faces are our definition of "ugly", they're nonetheless human enough to quietly weep out of pity that they couldn't help Miss Tyler.]]
Tyler.
* "Dust" has a innocent father desperately trying to save his son from being hanged (because of an accidental hit-and-run of a child). He's tricked by a crooked peddler to buy a bag of "magic dust" (really just dirt from the road) that will "turn their hatred into compassion and kindness". The sight of him trying to use the dust on the people attending his son's execution is painfully pitiful. [[spoiler: When we seemingly hear the young man be hanged, the father is stunned before he lets out a big tearful "[[BigNo NO]]!" ...Thankfully, the boy is okay, because the noose broke.]]
broke.
* "The Silence". While neither party is exactly sympathetic, [[spoiler: it's nothing short of a DownerEnding when you realize [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore betting has changed their lives for the worse]]. One party now has to live with both his lack of honor and the exposure of his [[ImpoverishedPatrician fraudulent wealth]]; and the other party is now broke ''and'' [[TheSpeechless unable to speak ever again]].]]



* In "Spur of the Moment", [[spoiler: if Ann's father were still alive, he would've been devastated by what's become of his sweet innocent daughter 25 years later: a [[BrokenBird bitter]], alcoholic wife of the abusive David Michelson, who disrespects her mother, disrespects her father's memory, and who obsesses with chasing the ghost of her former self in a vain attempt to change her past.]]
** Even more so [[FridgeHorror when you consider]] [[spoiler: [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]]]

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* In "Spur of the Moment", [[spoiler: if Ann's father were still alive, he would've been devastated by what's become of his sweet innocent daughter 25 years later: a [[BrokenBird bitter]], alcoholic wife of the abusive David Michelson, who disrespects her mother, disrespects her father's memory, and who obsesses with chasing the ghost of her former self in a vain attempt to change her past.]]
past.
** Even more so [[FridgeHorror when you consider]] [[spoiler: [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]]]]]


* In "A Piano In The House", cruel theatre critic Fitzgerald Fortune discovers that the titular player piano has the power to make people reveal their inmost secrets when certain music is placed within it. He decides to use this power to play a cruel joke on one of the people at his wife's birthday party, [[BigFun a jovial, heavyset woman]] named Marge. The music makes Marge reveal to everyone that she secretly wishes she was as light and delicate as a snowflake, and likes to imagine herself as a graceful ballerina named Tina. While in her trance she's quite graceful. At first, everyone is laughing, until Marge reveals her secret desires and dreams of being loved by somebody, as she takes his hand into hers and melts away. Once the music is off, Marge comes back to reality and realizes what she's just done. Of course, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment at that point]], the only person who was still laughing [[{{Jerkass}} was Fitzgerald]].
** Which is followed by Fitzgerald deciding to play a piece intended to "bring out the devil", only for his wife Esther to switch the music with Brahms's "Lullaby". The music causes Fitzgerald to reveal himself [[JerkassFacade for what he really is]]: a spoiled, lonely, and scared little boy afraid of everything, afraid of love and friendship because he doesn't know how to respond to them. He's hurt Esther because he didn't know how to respond to her love, hurt Marge because he's jealous of how she can be the life of the party with her kindness and sense of humor, and criticized Gregory Walker, a playwright secretly in love with Esther, because he himself lacks the creativity Gregory has. The partygoers, including Esther and Gregory, leave, and Fitzgerald throws a temper tantrum--"If you leave me, I'm going to be very naughty!" He runs around the room, [[TantrumThrowing destroying his furniture, decorations, and eventually the piano's music]], bringing him back to normal. Marvin, the elderly butler of the house, then enters, and Fortune growls "Don't laugh at me."

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* In "A Piano In The House", cruel {{Jerkass}} theatre critic Fitzgerald Fortune discovers that the titular player piano has the power to make people reveal their inmost secrets when certain music is placed within it. He decides to use this power to play a cruel joke on one of the people at his wife's birthday party, [[BigFun a jovial, heavyset woman]] named Marge. The music makes Marge reveal to everyone that she secretly wishes she was as light and delicate as a snowflake, and likes to imagine herself as a graceful ballerina named Tina. While in her trance she's quite graceful. At first, everyone is laughing, until Marge reveals her secret desires and dreams of being loved by somebody, as she takes his hand into hers and melts away. Once the music is off, Marge comes back to reality and realizes what she's just done. Of course, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment at that point]], the only person who was still laughing [[{{Jerkass}} was Fitzgerald]].
** Which is followed by Fitzgerald deciding to play a piece intended to "bring out the devil", only for his wife Esther to switch the music with Brahms's "Lullaby". The music causes Fitzgerald to reveal himself [[JerkassFacade for what he really is]]: a spoiled, lonely, and scared little boy afraid of everything, afraid everything and everyone. He's terrified of love and friendship because he doesn't know how to respond to them. them, and so [[FreudianExcuse lashes at out others]] with pettiness. He's hurt Esther because he didn't know how to respond to reciprocate her love, hurt mocked Marge because he's jealous of how she can be the life of the party with her genuine kindness and sense of humor, and criticized Gregory Walker, a playwright secretly in love with Esther, because he himself lacks the creativity Gregory has. The partygoers, including Esther and Gregory, leave, and Fitzgerald throws a temper tantrum--"If you leave me, I'm going to be very naughty!" He runs around the room, [[TantrumThrowing destroying his furniture, decorations, and eventually the piano's music]], bringing him back to normal. Marvin, the elderly butler of the house, then enters, and Fortune growls "Don't laugh at me."



** What makes it even worse is that, instead of gloating or treating Fortune's breakdown like a triumph, every guest at the party--including the people he's hurt--realizes just how sad and pathetic he really is, and quietly leaves, rather than mocking him. Even Marge, who is perhaps the most embarrassed by Fortune's cruel joke, [[SympathyForTheDevil looks on him with pity and encourages everyone to go as softly as possible]].
* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReveal that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the enroaching cold]]

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** What makes it even worse is that, instead of gloating or treating Fortune's breakdown like a triumph, every guest at the party--including the people he's hurt--realizes just how sad and pathetic he really is, is and quietly silently leaves, rather than mocking him. Even Marge, who is perhaps the most embarrassed by Fortune's cruel joke, [[SympathyForTheDevil looks on him with pity and encourages everyone to go as softly quietly as possible]].
* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReveal that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the enroaching cold]]encroaching cold.]]



** Max hugging and kissing Pip and then begging for his life was both the sweetest and saddest thing.
** [[spoiler: In the end, Max gives up his life, dying during his own wartime service decades before, in return for his son's survial. Pip survives with a minor handicap, and reminisces about the advice his father gave him as a child]]

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** Max hugging and kissing Pip and then begging for his life was is both the sweetest and saddest thing.
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thing. For further context: Max is greeted by a young version of Pip, who calls his father his "best buddy," at a carnival they used to attend when the boy was little. They have a wonderful time revisiting their favorites rides and games, but then Pip tells his father that he has to go...because his real self is dying in Vietnam. Max desperately chases Pip through a fun house mirror maze, but can't catch him. Hopeless and distraught, Max falls to his knees and begs God to [[HeroicSacrifice take him instead]]--he'll give ''anything'' to save his son. [[spoiler: In God apparently takes the end, deal, and though Max gives up his life, dying during his own wartime service decades before, in return for his son's survial. dies, Pip survives is honorably discharged with a minor handicap, mild handicap and reminisces about returns to the same carnival, remembering the advice his father "best buddy" gave him as a child]]him.]]



* Stansfield having his girlfriend start a new life without him after his plan to be with her failed in "The Long Morrow".
* "The Changing of the Guard" has Professor Ellis Fowler [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being forced into retirement after 50 years of devoting his life to teaching.]] Heartbroken and feeling everything he tried to do for his students was all for naught, he decides [[spoiler: to kill himself. Before he was able to, he goes back into his classroom and his reunited with his late students who all died honorably ([[DyingMomentOfAwesome in war saving others and while trying to find a cure for cancer]]) and thanked him for the lessons and bravery he taught them.]] Doubling as heartwarming ultimately, it's certainly relatable to people of all ages (particularly adults) who question their worth and place in the world and wonder what, if any, legacy they will leave behind.

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* Stansfield having his girlfriend start a new life without him after his plan to be with her failed in "The Long Morrow".
Morrow". It's one of the saddest cases of PoorCommunicationKills in television: Stansfield was going to be put in cryogenic sleep on a 40-year space mission, keeping him young while his girlfriend aged. Determined to stay with her, he voluntarily disconnected himself from the cryogenic chamber--meaning he was ''completely alone'' for forty years in space--only to discover, upon returning to Earth, that she's put herself in cryogenic sleep to remain ageless, too, missing out on forty years of her own life. Now eternally the wrong ages, they realize they can never be together, and so part.
* "The Changing of the Guard" has Professor Ellis Fowler [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being forced into retirement after 50 years of devoting his life to teaching.]] Heartbroken and feeling everything he tried to do for his students was all for naught, he decides [[spoiler: to kill himself. Before he was is able to, he goes back into his classroom and his reunited with his late students who all died honorably ([[DyingMomentOfAwesome in war saving others and while trying to find a cure for cancer]]) and thanked him for the lessons and bravery he taught them.]] Doubling as heartwarming ultimately, it's certainly relatable to people of all ages (particularly adults) who question their worth and place in the world and wonder what, if any, legacy they will leave behind.



** The context of Wanda's situation. When she was younger, she used to be so carefree, she used to go out into the sun and the warmth and enjoy life to the fullest. And then eventually, she realized Death was appearing more often because she was growing old, and nearing what would someday be her final days. Since then, [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis she's come to live out her days in fear, hiding in a cold, dark, drafty house]]. She's between a rock and a hard place, between existing in abject misery or surrendering her life to Death. Thank goodness Death not only ends it, but is kind about it too.

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** The context of Wanda's situation. When she was younger, she used to be so was happy and carefree, she used to go going out into the sun and the warmth and to enjoy life to the fullest. And then eventually, she realized Death was appearing more often because she was growing old, and nearing what would someday be her final days. Since then, [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis she's come to live out her days in fear, hiding in a cold, dark, drafty house]]. She's between a rock and a hard place, between existing in abject misery or surrendering her life to Death. Thank goodness Death not only ends it, but is kind about it too.



** The ending where [[spoiler: the Doctor, the nurse, and the staff sadly see off Janet Tyler as she goes to live with the other "ugly people". Even though their own faces are our definition of "ugly", they're nonetheless human enough to quietly weep out of pity that they couldn't help Miss Tyler.]]

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** The ending where [[spoiler: the Doctor, doctor, the nurse, and the staff sadly see off Janet Tyler as she goes to live with the other "ugly people". Even though their own faces are our definition of "ugly", they're nonetheless human enough to quietly weep out of pity that they couldn't help Miss Tyler.]]


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* "Walking Distance" has plenty. An overworked thirty-something executive named Martin finds himself magically transported to his hometown as it appeared in his childhood, complete with his youthful self and parents exactly as they were. He desperately tries to connect to the younger Martin, begging him to enjoy his childhood, as [[GrowingUpSucks it's going to be the happiest time of his life]]. The "real" Martin is eventually forced to return to the present, sadder but wiser.
** At one point, Martin's father, who believes the older Martin to be some kind of criminal, realizes that he is in fact his son from the future. The men sit down and talk, with Martin explaining that his life has become so miserable that he just wanted to feel carefree and youthful again. His father sympathizes, but also points out that Martin simply ''can't'' stay: it's "one summer to a customer," and Martin already had his chance.


* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReval that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the enroaching cold]]

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* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReval TheReveal that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the enroaching cold]]


** Even more so when you consider [[spoiler: [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]]]

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** Even more so [[FridgeHorror when you consider consider]] [[spoiler: [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]]]

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** Even more so when you consider [[spoiler: [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast she may have driven her past self into her unhappy marriage in the first place.]]]]


* "The Passersby" revolves around a household in the South at the end of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. The people living there come to realize that they're dead, and that the road in front of the house leads to the afterlife. While the Confederate soldier is willing to move on, his wife desperately clings to what little familiarity she has left...that is, until [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln a tall man wearing a stovepipe hat]] approaches.

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* "The Passersby" revolves around a household in the South at the end of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. The people living there come to realize that they're dead, and that the road in front of the house leads to the afterlife. While the Confederate soldier is willing to move on, his wife desperately clings to what little familiarity she has left...that is, until [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln a tall tall, bearded man wearing a stovepipe hat]] approaches.


* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose.

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* In "Midnight Sun", a man breaks into the two main character's apartment and gulps down their water. At first, he would seem like just another brutish marauder taking whatever the heck he pleases during this desperate, lawless crisis. But then, he sees the paintings in the young woman's apartment and softens. They remind him of how his wife used to paint. He shares his personal story about [[FreudianExcuse how the wife died during childbirth, and how their baby perished in the growing heat]]. As he leaves the two in peace, he sadly moans to himself that he's not a bad guy. It's a sobering testament about how the crisis at hand has turned good (if grieving) men into desperate souls with nothing to lose. Arguably worse with TheReval that [[spoiler: none of it was real. The world is doomed, but not because of heat, but of ice. The Earth is leaving it's orbit and slowly freezing over, and the whole episode was the main character having a fever dream caused by the enroaching cold]]


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--> '''Henry''': It's not fair! There was ''time'' now!


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** [[spoiler: In the end, Max gives up his life, dying during his own wartime service decades before, in return for his son's survial. Pip survives with a minor handicap, and reminisces about the advice his father gave him as a child]]

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