- At the end of season seven, Bud accidentally steps on a landmine, blowing his leg off under the knee. Season eight's opener almost has him die as a result. This is something of a Kick the Dog moment as well, given he was trying to warn a young boy away from landmines that the boy was fully aware of. Kid even tossed a rock at him.
- The crew singing Waltzing Matilda at the end of Mic's last episode. The song was also replayed a few years later when his actor Trevor Goddard passed away.
- The entire episode Nobody's Child.
- In the ending of season 10 of NCIS: Los Angeles, Mac reveals to Hetty Lange that after 9+ seasons of Will They or Won't They? and a successful proposal, she and Harm simply couldn't make being engaged work. It really hits hard for some of the more loyal fans on the franchise.
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