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* The end of Episode 3, where Wayne realizes that Amelia's "ghost"(?) is sitting right behind him. He despairs at his deteriorating mind and memory bringing his lost love back to live, saying he can stand anything but that and begs for it not to happen.

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* The end of Episode 3, where Wayne realizes that Amelia's "ghost"(?) is sitting right behind him. He despairs at his deteriorating mind and memory betraying him and bringing his lost love back to live, live against his will, saying he can stand anything but that and begs for it not to happen.


* The end of Episode 3, where Wayne realizes that Amelia's "ghost"(?) is sitting right behind him. He despairs at his deteriorating mind and memory bringing his lost love back to live, saying he can stand anything but that and begs for it not to happen.



-->'''Roland:''' This what you came to see me about? Twenty-five years. What, you doin' old man fantasy camp? You think you'll just roll up here and I'll be all, ''Golly gee partner! Let's grab our junior detective clue finders and have an adventure!'' You... You know '80? We stopped being partners. You got married. It's natural. People drift apart. This right now? This ain't that! All this time. You never picked up the phone. Never dropped by for a beer. Never said you're fucking sorry, once!
-->'''Wayne:''' Roland, I-
-->'''Roland:''' I was gonna put that shit aside. Have a drink with ya. Reminisce. Maybe just watch the dogs play and the sun go fucking down. But look what you're doin'.
-->'''Wayne:''' ''[pointing to a whiskey bottle]'' How many of those you go through in a week?
-->'''Roland:''' Hey fuck you, man! I'm fine! Alone out here. No woman. No kids. And no old friends. So that means I get to drink exactly as much as I want to!
* A knife-twisting one comes at the end of the season. Hays, who has been struggling with dementia and forgetfulness, finally confronts [[spoiler: the still-alive Julie, who was living a new life after the convent helped her restart,]] but as he arrives he ''forgets why he was there,'' instead [[spoiler: talking to her without knowing who she was, and thus inadvertently missing out on badly-needed closure.]]

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-->'''Roland:''' This what you came to see me about? Twenty-five years. What, you doin' old man fantasy camp? You think you'll just roll up here and I'll be all, ''Golly gee partner! Let's grab our junior detective clue finders and have an adventure!'' You... You know '80? We stopped being partners. You got married. It's natural. People drift apart. This right now? This ain't that! All this time. You never picked up the phone. Never dropped by for a beer. Never said you're fucking sorry, once!
-->'''Wayne:'''
once!\\
'''Wayne:'''
Roland, I-
-->'''Roland:'''
I--\\
'''Roland:'''
I was gonna put that shit aside. Have a drink with ya. Reminisce. Maybe just watch the dogs play and the sun go fucking down. But look what you're doin'.
-->'''Wayne:'''
doin'.\\
'''Wayne:'''
''[pointing to a whiskey bottle]'' How many of those you go through in a week?
-->'''Roland:'''
week?\\
'''Roland:'''
Hey fuck you, man! I'm fine! Alone out here. No woman. No kids. And no old friends. So that means I get to drink exactly as much as I want to!
* A knife-twisting one comes at the end of the season. Hays, who has been struggling with dementia and forgetfulness, finally confronts [[spoiler: the still-alive Julie, who was living a new life after the convent helped her restart,]] but as he arrives he ''forgets why he was there,'' instead [[spoiler: talking [[spoiler:talking to her without knowing who she was, and thus inadvertently missing out on badly-needed closure.]]]]
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** In their first one-on-on conversation, Maggie teases out the barebones of Rust's life. Then she asks about children, and Rust says he has a daughter, before hesitantly adding "she passed... marriage didn't last long after that". Maggie goes very still, and stares, and realises just how lonely Cohle is that even his partner doesn't know Rust's life disintegrated.


-->'''Roland:''' Hey fuck you, man! I'm fine! Alone out here. No woman. No kids. And no old friends. So that means I get to drink exactly as much as I want to!

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-->'''Roland:''' Hey fuck you, man! I'm fine! Alone out here. No woman. No kids. And no old friends. So that means I get to drink exactly as much as I want to!to!
* A knife-twisting one comes at the end of the season. Hays, who has been struggling with dementia and forgetfulness, finally confronts [[spoiler: the still-alive Julie, who was living a new life after the convent helped her restart,]] but as he arrives he ''forgets why he was there,'' instead [[spoiler: talking to her without knowing who she was, and thus inadvertently missing out on badly-needed closure.]]


** This one also deserve emphasis: [[spoiler: Frank goes to meet the Mexicans, to give them "everything he has left", while also secretly carrying many hundreds of thousands of dollars in diamonds in his suit jacket. He meets the Mexicans in the middle of a desert, gives them "everything", and takes it like a bitch when they treat him terribly. They start to leave him stranded in the desert (several HOURS by CAR in the desert), and when he protests, they demand his suit jacket as an additional humiliation. He refuses, they stab him, take his jacket anyway, and then leave him to die. True to his {{Determinator}} nature, he stands up, and starts walking. And keeps walking. And keeps walking, for what is implied to be hours, while bleeding out from his stab wound. And just when he gets a HopeSpot, seeing Jordan waiting for him and getting his panache and bravado back, [[WhamLine the hallucination points out that he fell way back there]]. He turns to look, sees his now-dead body...and he's gone after the next camera cut.]]

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** This one also deserve emphasis: [[spoiler: Frank goes to meet the Mexicans, to give them "everything he has left", while also secretly carrying many hundreds of thousands of dollars in diamonds in his suit jacket. He meets the Mexicans in the middle of a desert, gives them "everything", and takes it like a bitch when they treat him terribly. They start to leave him stranded in the desert (several HOURS by CAR in the desert), and when he protests, they demand his suit jacket as an additional humiliation. He refuses, they stab him, take his jacket anyway, and then leave him to die. True to his {{Determinator}} nature, he stands up, and starts walking. And keeps walking. And keeps walking, for what is implied to be hours, while bleeding out from his stab wound. And just when he gets a HopeSpot, seeing Jordan waiting for him and getting his panache and bravado back, [[WhamLine the hallucination points out that he fell way back there]]. He turns to look, sees his now-dead body...and he's she's gone after the next camera cut.cut. Frank's hallucination then falls to the ground dead.]]


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!Season 3
* The end of Episode 5, "If You Have Ghosts:" Wayne visits Roland after 25 years and finds his old partner sad, bitter and alone, the exact opposite of how he used to be. What's worse, it's clear that whatever happened, Wayne is partially responsible but can't remember a thing about it because of his worsening dementia. Then Wayne insists on dredging up the worst parts of the past because it's all that he ''can'' remember. The entire scene on Roland's back porch is fueled by 100% pure ManlyTears.
-->'''Roland:''' This what you came to see me about? Twenty-five years. What, you doin' old man fantasy camp? You think you'll just roll up here and I'll be all, ''Golly gee partner! Let's grab our junior detective clue finders and have an adventure!'' You... You know '80? We stopped being partners. You got married. It's natural. People drift apart. This right now? This ain't that! All this time. You never picked up the phone. Never dropped by for a beer. Never said you're fucking sorry, once!
-->'''Wayne:''' Roland, I-
-->'''Roland:''' I was gonna put that shit aside. Have a drink with ya. Reminisce. Maybe just watch the dogs play and the sun go fucking down. But look what you're doin'.
-->'''Wayne:''' ''[pointing to a whiskey bottle]'' How many of those you go through in a week?
-->'''Roland:''' Hey fuck you, man! I'm fine! Alone out here. No woman. No kids. And no old friends. So that means I get to drink exactly as much as I want to!

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** This one deserves emphasis: [[spoiler: Ray is being chased through the forest, and knows he has basically no chance to survive the coming gun battle. He pulls out his phone and sends a final message to his son, steels himself, and goes down shooting...only for the phone to reveal that he has no service. The message is never sent.]]


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** This one also deserve emphasis: [[spoiler: Frank goes to meet the Mexicans, to give them "everything he has left", while also secretly carrying many hundreds of thousands of dollars in diamonds in his suit jacket. He meets the Mexicans in the middle of a desert, gives them "everything", and takes it like a bitch when they treat him terribly. They start to leave him stranded in the desert (several HOURS by CAR in the desert), and when he protests, they demand his suit jacket as an additional humiliation. He refuses, they stab him, take his jacket anyway, and then leave him to die. True to his {{Determinator}} nature, he stands up, and starts walking. And keeps walking. And keeps walking, for what is implied to be hours, while bleeding out from his stab wound. And just when he gets a HopeSpot, seeing Jordan waiting for him and getting his panache and bravado back, [[WhamLine the hallucination points out that he fell way back there]]. He turns to look, sees his now-dead body...and he's gone after the next camera cut.]]

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* Marty's reaction after watching the video tape: [[PrecisionFStrike he can only scream and curse]] as he realizes that he the cult is still active and he is party responsible for it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero because he killed the only witness.]]

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** Hart's life in particular is sad because he seems to realize exactly how he screwed everything up, he just figured it out too late. While in 1995 and 2002 he had affairs with women who looked like Maggie when she was younger, in 2012 the dating profiles he browses are all of women who are roughly Maggie's age now. Rather than vainly trying to relive his youth, he just wants to experience family life again. And as his dismal life shows, without his family Marty really has nothing.


* In Episode 5 ("The Secret Fate of All Life"), when Hart and Cohle find the two kids in Reggie Ledoux's hideout, having been tortured and one of them killed. Hart is immediately broken [[spoiler: and executes Ledoux in retaliation)]] and even the jaded Cohle looks close to tears when they carry the kids out.

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* In Episode 5 ("The Secret Fate of All Life"), when Hart and Cohle find the two kids in Reggie Ledoux's hideout, having been tortured and one of them killed. Hart is immediately broken [[spoiler: and executes Ledoux in retaliation)]] retaliation]] and even the jaded Cohle looks close to tears when they carry the kids out.

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*[[spoiler: Frank desperately trying to have Jordan leave with Nails. He tries a [[BreakHisHearttoSaveHim Break Her Heart To Save Her]] but she sees straight through it and tell him she is [[UndyingLoyalty staying to face whatever they face together]] . The only way he convinces her to leave is by promising her that he would be with her in two weeks, that if he knows she is safe he can do what needs to be done and most of all that if he doesn't stop them and runs with her one day he would find her dead and then he feels he would deserve to die. They both cry while Nails promises Seymon that nobody will get near her. That is the last time they see each other]]

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* Ray [[spoiler:perishing in a forest after a shootout with some assassins as per the vision he had in the third episode.]]

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* Frank [[spoiler:succumbing to his wounds during the finale after confronting his demons.]]


* [[spoiler: Paul's death at the hands of Burris.]]

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* [[spoiler: Paul's death at the hands of Burris. Emily seems to feel it across town, suddenly crying.]]


** His speech about how his daughter died peacefully in episode 2.
*** Cohle as a character is a {{TearJerker}}, really. He threw himself into police work to escape the loss of his family, but the job thoroughly broke him to the point where he lost his faith in humanity and regards his daughter's death as sparing her from the world, and saving him from 'the sin of being a father'. In 2012, it's implied the Dora Lange case was the final nail in the coffin, and he has now become a shell of a man who dedicates his life to drinking and chain-smoking. [[spoiler: Averted. He's been off the grid trying to solve the Yellow King case the whole time.]]

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** His * Cohle's speech about how his daughter died peacefully in episode 2.
*** Cohle as a character is a {{TearJerker}}, really. He threw himself into police work to escape the loss of his family, but the job thoroughly broke him to the point where he lost his faith in humanity and regards his daughter's death as sparing her from the world, and saving him from 'the sin of being a father'. In 2012, it's implied the Dora Lange case was the final nail in the coffin, and he has now become a shell of a man who dedicates his life to drinking and chain-smoking. [[spoiler: Averted. He's been off the grid trying to solve the Yellow King case the whole time.]]
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* Velcoro having a hedonistic breakdown due to a disastorous supervised meeting with Chad, which culminated in the latter just replying "Ok" to Ray emotionally outpouring his love for the boy. It drives him to even completely revoke his custody claim, just so long as his wife never tells Chad the truth of his parentage.

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* Velcoro having a hedonistic breakdown due to a disastorous disastrous supervised meeting with Chad, which culminated in the latter just replying "Ok" to Ray emotionally outpouring his love for the boy. It drives him to even completely revoke his custody claim, just so long as his wife never tells Chad the truth of his parentage.

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