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Tear Jerker / The Social Network

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"You had one friend."
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  • The single tear rolling down Erica's shocked face when the drunken assholes tease her about her bra size following Mark's LiveJournal post.
  • The opening sequence, especially with "Hand Covers Bruise" and the loneliness being shown.
  • "I was your only friend...you had one friend."
  • The Reveal that the investor deal forced Eduardo out of ownership of the company.
    Gretchen: What was Mr. Zuckerberg's ownership share diluted down to?
    Eduardo: It wasn't.
    Gretchen: What was Mr. Moskovitz's ownership share diluted down to?
    Eduardo: It wasn't.
    Gretchen: What was Sean Parker's ownership share diluted down to?
    Eduardo: It wasn't.
    Gretchen: What was Peter Thiel's ownership share diluted down to?
    Eduardo: It wasn't.
    Gretchen: And what was your ownership share diluted down to?
    Eduardo: Point zero. Three. Percent.
    ("Hand Covers Bruise" plays)
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  • And when the flashback resumes...
    Eduardo: It's like I'm not gonna be a part of Facebook!
    Sean: It won't be like you're not a part of Facebook. You're not a part of Facebook.
    Eduardo: My name's on the masthead.
    Sean: You might wanna check again.
  • The final scene of the film is of Mark sitting alone, sending a Facebook friend request to Erica and refreshing the page every few seconds hoping she accepts it. We never see whether she does. It's clear that all of his actions that led to the two lawsuits that serve as the film's Framing Device are weighing down on him. The last line of the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue then appears:
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