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  • "Whitey's on the Moon"
    • Samuel Braithwhite casually murdering Leti just to punish Tic for humiliating him. Not only is the death itself shocking and disturbing in its abruptness, but her resurrection is somehow just as sad. Leti awakens from death screaming and inconsolable, the entire ordeal clearly traumatizing, as she holds herself up in the bathroom and tries to keep her terror under control.
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    • The death of George Freeman. It's an incredibly painful scene to witness, from Montrose's blank, broken face while cradling his older brother's body, to Atticus seeing the corpse and completely breaking down into agonized sobs, desperately apologizing to his uncle's body.
  • "Holy Ghost"
    • Dee's friend Bobo asking the ouija board if he's going to have a good time on his summer trip and getting NO as a response. Becomes a tearjerker as well as Harsher in Hindsight when you realise in episode 8 that Bobo's full name is Emmett Till.
  • "Rewind 1921"
    • Montrose is clearly having a hard time when he finds himself back in Tulsa in 1921 and by the end of the episode it's not difficult to see why:
      • First he witnesses his younger self being savagely beaten by his father in full view of everyone on the street.
      • He sees his family alive and well, knowing full well they will all be killed in a fire that very night.
      • Worst of all he witnesses the death of his best friend (and first love) Tommy at the hands of a white mob. This is after his younger self berated Tommy for being "a faggot," only breaking up with him for fear of his father.
      • At the end of the episode, he's standing at the window watching Tulsa become a warzone, quietly listing the names of the people he knows to have died. And due to time travel this is the second time Montrose had to witness these awful events.
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