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Tear Jerker / The Wounded Sky

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  • The end. There's a Heroic Sacrifice, some Rewriting Reality, the crew of the Enterprise being rocking friends like there's no tomorrow, and the birth of a new universe.
  • Now. God. The scene where McCoy begs for the new universe to be spared pain and death, despite knowing it's impossible, is one of the most heart-wrenching scenes in existence. And the depiction of the crew's inner selves, particularly her description of McCoy as "blazing with compassion", will make you believe in the good of humanity again. Actually, that whole book will.