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The Dark Knight Begins Rising
- In The Sixth Sense, Donnie's character protects Rebecca's. Unlike someone else, he doesn't even think to try to hide behind her.
- When Tacoma is introducing himself, we see him and Donnie laughing together on the couch. It looks completely real despite their problems and it's so sweet.
- Donnie calling Tacoma and Rebecca his best friends. Also in hindsight, protecting his abusive Ice Queen wife by making it look like he's the leeching bad guy. It's a Tear Jerker too.
- In-movie, Alfred!Tacoma's I will never give up on you speech to Bruce!Donnie.
- While Rebecca is reassuring Tacoma that he's not offending anybody by wearing white-face, Donnie is playing around in the background trying to wear the Batman mask and his hat at the same time. It's fucking precious.
- Plus Rebecca not caring about Tacoma technically insulting her and just being glad that she helped him.
- There's a painfully adorable OT3 deleted scene, where Tacoma and then Rebecca sit on the couch when Donnie doesn't have his glasses. He's legitimately panicked and paws his hands all over their bodies until Tacoma assures him it's okay and Rebecca gives him his glasses back, resulting in grins and closeness and all that lovely shit.
- Despite the camera panning to Carl rolling his eyes and taking a drink at the schmoop, the trio praising each other when they all manage to get the Bane voice right.
- He might have corrected it to good camera-man, but Carl fondly calling Quinn a good friend.
- When Tacoma wants to quit, Donnie giving it his all in trying to get him to stick around and Rebecca helping in her well-intentioned way.
- Even though he doesn't much like him at this point, Tacoma still hides behind Donnie to be protected against Quinn's knife.
- Donnie is completely genuine when he tries to give Tacoma the ending he wants, he just doesn't get it quite right.
Demo Reel Annoys Rob Paulsen
- Though it goes wrong soon after, Donnie meeting Rob Paulsen and telling him "You're my childhood."
- After her Megan Fox!Character's "I'm a human being" speech, Donnie showing off his new-found respect for Rebecca by calling her smart.
- Donnie's also nice to Karl, calling him both a great camera-man and a great chef.
- Donnie and Tacoma having a giggle over extorting the sexist, racist morons who like Michael Bay pandering to them. It also helps that they're practically snuggled together on the couch.
- Karl starting to show his tough Team Dad side, with opening Tacoma's letters "for security reasons", and cooking (and killing...) the meals.
- Also a Tear Jerker, but Karl giving Tacoma (who just had his apology letter to his brother sent back) the most sympathy he can manage with an "that is unfortunate".
Wreck-It Ralph Vs Angry Birds
Lost in Translation (Bromance Version)
The Blair Witch Hangover
- The beginning, with Tacoma's video apology to Donnie. Even after finding out that Donnie technically doesn't exist, he still cares about him.
- Tacoma's face when Rebecca shows off her talents. He's clearly fallen in love with her by this point.
- Rebecca, Tacoma, if you can hear this, I want you to give the eulogy at my funeral. No doubt you were the only people concerned when I was missing. Doubles as a Tear Jerker.
- The Drinking Game between Fabrizio and Rebecca, with Quinn and Tacoma cheering them on. A bit like Donnie at the first Pokemon singing, Rebecca is both surprised and delighted to be getting so much love for something she's actually good at.
- After Rebecca storms off at Tacoma's foot-in-mouth insult, Quinn, with none of his usual snark, tells him to man up and apologize immediately.
- Rebecca reassuring Tacoma that it's not his fault that he thought she was a dumbass because everyone does shows off both her woobie-ness and what a sweet girl she can be.
- Rebecca complimenting Tacoma on how good he looks in yellow and Tacoma being happy to hear it.
- Donnie recalling his mother and her enthusiasm and optimism. Also, doubles as a Tear Jerker.
- Carl doing everything in his power to rescue a missing Donnie. It's also revealed he fitted Donnie's phone with a tracking device because he knew the guy would get himself hurt eventually.
- From the bloopers, Rob getting worried about Doug and thinking that him act-hacking up a leaf was him being really being sick.
- Doug and Rob were Raised Catholic, but nobody (her son, Rebecca or Tacoma) treats Donnie's mom badly for her suicide, instead she's celebrated and sympathized with. It meant a lot to people.
- The sequel to Blue Patches that Tacoma and Rebecca make shows how much they care about Donnie.
- "I see a woman with extraordinary courage, a woman so powerful, so beautiful, that not even this world could contain her" is a good way of paying tribute to Elizabeth Hartman, Elissa Hoffman and, after "The Review Must Go On", Rebecca herself.
- The first half also works for Tacoma assuring Rebecca that she'll always have agency in his eyes. What rape victim wouldn't want to be told they're courageous and powerful?
- Rebecca telling Tacoma "to become the Welles he was meant to be".
- Donnie's face when Rebecca tells him that they'd made a special gift for him. It gives off the impression that nobody has been that nice to him, ever.
- At the end of the episode, Donnie returns to the studio looking like he conquered the Amazon, proceeds to beat up the Head of SWAG, gives him a speech about not dwelling on your past bad experiences, and finally shares a toast with his Demo Reel crew "to great people".
- When Donnie discovers the family have been keeping him in the house with narcotics, Donnie orders the father to stop blaming the daughter, since all of them are equally guilty. The fact that he thinks of the girl getting all the shit from her crazy parents gives also a Papa Wolf aspect for him as well.
- Donnie's speech about how the family just obsessed over bashing actors, not even considering their feelings, and how he's not going to fixate on his horrible past any more. Also works as a meta apology from Doug to all the child actors he ripped on over the years, specifically Jake Lloyd and Mara Wilson.
- Rebecca's anger at Tom telling them Donnie would know how crazy he is. There's a clear "if you hurt him I'll kill you" tone in her voice.
- Carl and Donnie shaking hands. Helps that it's Doug and Rob playing the roles.
Donnie: Carl... you came back for me.
Carl: A good German never leaves his comrades behind. Besides, you still have my paycheck.
- And at the end where they're drinking and celebrate the New Year, Carl's sitting right next to Donnie instead of hanging around Quinn like usual, plus he reams out Tacoma slightly for prying into the director's life.
- From the bloopers, Doug's head-canon that Schwarzenegger was the only cast member in Jingle Sells to give Jimmy any sympathy. "I'm sorry you lost your mommy."
The Review Must Go On
- Learning from writing the Blue Patches sequel together, Rebecca and Tacoma do the same thing with the Carmen Sandiego movie and gush over each other's contributions like Sickeningly Sweethearts.
- Quinn (probably the character most annoyed by him) giving Donnie a glass of warm Baileys when he's scared and hurting.
- It's the last bit of happiness he'll ever have, but the sweet smile of relief on Donnie's face when he thinks Karl is still there and hasn't vanished on him.
- Beforehand, when Tacoma disappears and the writing's on the wall, he says Karl's name like it's an "Eureka!" Moment and rushes off with hope. It's so... sibling knowing big brother will save him.
- It's in equal parts twisted and sad too, but as Word Of Rob, Rachel and Malcolm have all stated the characters are all dead and never coming back, but Quinn, Rebecca, Karl and Tacoma trying to make it a tiny better for a scared, heartbroken Donnie by lying that they'll always be around.
- The video itself can be awkward but the ending of this has a tribute to Rachel with a song by her, and because she missed the character, has far more Rebecca clips than anything of Critic.
- Much earlier, expressing her delight that Doug was the first guy to let her play the badass and not make her wear objectifying clothes.
- At Shadocon, Doug had a cute story about how even though they have seating areas, Rachel would rather eat on the floor, and so because they didn't want to be men lording it over a woman, they all sat on the floor for food.
- In What Could Have Been news, Rob said that season two would have officially made Rebecca and Tacoma a couple.
- In the Resident Evil Demo bloopers, Doug has an admitted bitter ramble about people demanding Critic back. After his rant, someone pops up that he really liked Demo Reel and cue happy Doug grin.
- At the start of the Dunkirk sibling rivalry, Rob brings a Karl plushie in that someone made for him and loves it.