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  • Everything the other Peter says to Peter in "Shatterday".
  • In "Wordplay", salesman Bill Lowery finds the entire English language slowly transforming word by word—"lunch", for example, becomes "dinosaur", and "dog" is now "Wednesday". By the middle of the episode, everyone around him is speaking gibberish, which becomes dangerous when his young son falls dangerously sick. But instead of trying to futilely communicate or remain "normal", Bill accepts the situation and immediately brings the boy to an emergency room instead of waiting for things to improve. The child is saved thanks to his quick thinking, and the episode ends with Bill sitting down beside his son with a baby's ABC book, resolving to relearn the rules of this new language at any price.
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  • "Dealer's Choice" gives a quiet Moment of Awesome to the little guy, and even the Devil himself. A group of friends gathers for a poker game, only to discover that "Nick", the man who is supposedly the cousin of a usual player, is actually Satan. When Nice Guy Marty leaves the table to use the bathroom, the Devil drops the charade and explains that he's come to claim one of the men's souls. They agree to draw cards to determine the loser; that man then plays a game of poker one-on-one with Nick to try to win back his life. Marty returns as things go south for Pete, the loser, and the game is apparently over when the Devil flips the last card to reveal it to be the Tarot "Death". Pete prepares to leave, only for Marty to reach out and touch the card; his complete innocence and simple faith breaks the Devil's power, transforming it into a regular six and making Pete the winner. That's an Awesome Moment in and of itself... but then Satan trumps it by proving himself both Affably Evil and a Graceful Loser, thanking the men for a great time and whipping them up a huge feast, complete with a fridge full of beer.
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  • In "I of Newton", the protagonist gets a challenge presented: If he can come up with a task or question a demon can't complete, the demon won't take his soul; a bonus is being able to ask him three questions of anything involving himself. After botching the first, the protagonist uses the remaining two to uncover the following: the demon literally has no limitation on what he can do, where he can go, and whether he can get back. The protagonist then gives the demon his impossible task: "Get lost."
  • Mr. Lee in "The Misfortune Cookie", full stop. Especially when he doesn't flinch or blink following what Harry believes to be his own Badass Boast. After all, Mr. Lee did give Harry fair warning about the fortune cookies.
  • In "Dead Run", trucker Johnny Davis takes a job ferrying the souls of the damned to Hell. But when Johnny gets to know some of his passengers, he realizes that something's wrong—they're nice, decent people who certainly don't deserve an eternity of suffering. Johnny goes off to investigate and learns that the Celestial Bureaucracy running Heaven uses an extremely fundamentalist, literal translation of the Bible to decide who goes where after they die. Johnny, rather than accepting this, decides to fight back in his own quiet way: He swears to chat with each and every soul that he picks up and, after determining if they're innocent, let them go, giving them the chance to reach Heaven after all. The episode even ends with Johnny pointing out that, according to Christian teaching, Jesus Christ spent the three days between his death and resurrection saving souls from Hell, and that he's going to follow that example. The writers get in on the action, too: Among the unjustly-damned souls? A man whose only "crime" is being gay. In 1986, that was quite a powerful statement to make.
  • In "Take My Life...Please!", Billy Diamond steals his fellow comedian Dave's act and makes it big with it. After an altercation, both are killed in a car crash, and Billy is told by a man named Max that he has to audition at a night club to determine whether he goes to heaven or hell. Billy finally succeeds in making his audience laugh by absolutely humiliating himself... only to find out that Max is going to be his new agent for two aeons, having marked him in for three shows every single night of the week after a single audition. For Billy, a combination of tear-jerker and nightmare fuel. For the audience, karma for an act thief.
  • "Devil's Alphabet" has Frederick, who scolds Grant for mocking one of their own dead fraternity brothers. Even before that, Frederick thought up an escape clause before they made the deal to meet every year. Later, it comes into play.
  • "A Saucer of Loneliness" may be more sad than awesome, but Margaret finally stands up to her alcoholic mother. note 
    Margaret's mother: [bitterly] You gotta get yourself in the papers, on the TV, you gotta shame your mother!
    Margaret: [coldly] What you mean to say is, "It's not respectable."
  • "The Convict's Piano":
    • Eddie O'Hara's "State Pen Welcome" to Mickey Shuagnessy.
    • The way Frost tricks Mickey into playing the piano in his place, simply by playing his hubris at showing off.
  • "The Hellgramite Method": It works. Although he nearly gives out towards the end, Miley Judson goes sober and essentially saves himself from the Hellgramite worm.
  • In "The Trance", a mysterious voice manages to possess Leonard Randall and single-handedly expose his scam on national TV.
  • In "Acts of Terror", Louise has every right to sic her Doberman on Jack (especially after he breaks the Doberman statue her sister sent for her birthday). And that's what she does when she says, "I hate you! I wish you were dead!" However, she can't help but react with horror when the Doberman begins mauling Jack within an inch of his life. Not because she pities him, but because even though he's hurt her, killing is still wrong. So what does she do? She shouts at the Doberman to "Stop it!" This proves that she is the bigger person than Jack, who's always beat her up and belittled her without provocation. Not only that, it works and the Doberman stops attacking. In the end, Louise leaves Jack. Jack reminds Louise that she sent away the Doberman last night. He threatens that if she leaves, he'll come after her. She coldly responds "No you won't", and the Doberman appears again, a reminder that she only let Jack live on a whim, not because she's weak. Jack sullenly allows Louise to leave, and she drives off to freedom.
  • In "20/20 Vision", Warren goes through major Character Development, from taking orders for the sake of taking orders, to understanding this bank is "The Farmer's Bank". Towards the end, he's not even phased by a tirade from his crooked boss Mr. Cutler.
  • "Room 2426". Martin uses teleportation, even though his spy-friend Joseph didn't believe it existed. He uses that power to teleport to his notebooks before the government can and burns them, saving the world from devastating biological warfare. There's also the implication that if they can't find Martin (which they won't), then Dr. Ostroff will punish (and possibly torture) Joseph in Martin's place. Unwittingly, it's fitting punishment for Joseph betraying their friendship.
  • "Cat and Mouse" ends with Andrea punishing Guillaume by drugging his coffee (while he's a man), then taking him to the vet (while he's a cat) to have him fixed.

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