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- Any emotional moment involving Walter Bishop is likely to be this at least for some, partly due to the complex character interaction but mostly because of John Noble's performance.
- That scene between Walter and Peter at the end of "Grey Matters." (S02 E10)
- Peter calling Walter "Dad." Made extremely poignant by the following episodes.
- When Peter sang Row Your Boat to Walter at the end of "The Same Old story" especially since he had been short and dismissive of him for the last two episodes. D'aaaaw!
- The end of "The Transformation" (S01 E13). John and Olivia's goodbye/proposal. He really did love her after all. *sniff*
- "I've thought of a hundred reasons why you should come back. To fight the shape shifters, to look after Walter, to save the world. But in the end you have to come back... because you belong with me."
- The scene in "Subject 13" when Peter and Olivia first see each other. They don't know each other from Adam, both catch sight of each other through the glass, and you can practically see little anime hearts behind them. At this point, they're both just ten. It's just the cutest darn thing.
- The scene with Peter and Olivia in the tulip field was simultaneously heartbreaking and adorable. You just wanted to huggle them both.
- Walter threatening Olivia's abusive douche of a stepfather. Considering he spent the better half of the episode performing questionable (read: illegal and somewhat cruel) experiments on her, it was nice to see that he cared. It was also nice to see the dick in question looking terrified.
- The end of 6B.
- Four words that will move any fan of Charlie Francis to tears. "You're gonna be fine."
- Most of "Bloodline."
- Lincoln's "I love you," the look of devastation when he thinks Fauxlivia is gone and the Manly Tears he sheds when she wakes up.
- Henry the Cabbie's unwavering loyalty to our Olivia.
- The look of pure adoration on Fauxlivia's face when she holds her baby. You may hate her (in fact, I still don't like her) but I'll be damned if that woman didn't drag herself out of the very depths of scrappy heap after making Lincoln promise to save baby Bishop even if it meant her own life.
- A subtle one in 3x19. In the pilot episode, Peter called Olivia insane for taking large amounts of LSD to save John Scott. In this episode, he does the same thing and his only concern is that his actions may somehow harm Olivia.
- And in The End Of All Things he does it again to save amber!Olivia. Only this time, he enters the mind of a dying September.
- Peter tells Walter that he (not Walternate) is his real Dad in 3x22. Made into a real Tear Jerker by later events.
- Any scene where Olivia is at home with her sister and niece. It's just a lovely, humanizing layer to a character that could have been a really boring, on-note hard-ass in the hands of lesser writers.
- The ending of "One Night In October."
Broyles: At the risking of sounding sentimental, I've always thought that there were people who leave an indelible mark on your soul. An imprint that can never be erased.
- Alone in the World when Walter is begging the boy to break it's connection with Gus so he will not die with it. Eventually he manages to get through the boy at the last possible moment and for Amber Timeline Walter he manages to save the boy this time, all while Astrid is in the back ground crying because she knows losing another boy would have destroyed Walter and that he managed to find something near absolution for Peter's death by saving Aaron.
- The pep talk Walter gives Olivia in 3x21. "I wish you could see yourself the way I see you. You have no idea how extraordinary you are."
- Astrid in "What Lies Below", refusing to abandon either Peter or Walter in a quarantined building despite having just been told that everyone in the building will be killed:
Astrid: Walter will figure something out. We're going to be fine.
- Peter finding out in "Back to Where You've Never Been" that this timeline's Walternate is not the Complete Monster that he knows from his own timeline, and is doing just as much to try to stop what's happening as "our" Walter.
- And at the end of the next episode, after our Walter comes to Peter to say he'll help Peter cross back over to his original timeline, Peter says: "I just spent the last several days with the other Walter, and I was very surprised to learn that he is not the man that I thought he was. But I am not at all surprised to learn that you are."
- Astrid getting Alt-Astrid coffee. She gets so excited and has the most adorable smile on her face.
- Astrid's relationship with her alternate in general. She calls her "sweetie" at one point.
- Ella's ending to Walter's story in "Brown Betty" .
(adds her own ending to Walter's heartbreaking story) "...and Peter looked inside Walter's eyes and realized there was still goodness inside him. So Peter took his special heart, and with all his might, he split it in two. And the heart was so magical that it still worked. And together, they made goodness, and lived happily ever after. The End."
- The ending of A Short Story About Love.
September: She is your Olivia.
- The reason Peter's Ret-Gone didn't take.
September: You have been home all along.
Peter: *beat* I don't understand. I was erased.
September: There is no scientific explanation. But... I have a theory. Based on an uniquely human principle. I believe you could not be fully erased because the people who care about you would not let you go. And you... would not let them go. I believe you call it love.
- Walter finally accepts Peter and gives him all the birthday presents he'd been buying since his son died. Peter hugs him.
- The Bad Future... Walter sees Olivia again.
- Walter and Fauxlivia. Walter making her eggs to cure her hangover and being generally supportive and wonderful.
- "Look... there's my son and his girlfriend!" As if Astrid didn't already know that.
- The ending of "Letters of Transit".
Etta: Do you... know me?
Peter: Well, I don't know how I could. I've been stuck in that amber for over twenty years. You barely look old enough-
Etta: Hi Dad.
- cue hug*
- "Worlds Apart". Whatever parts of the episode that didn't break your heart.
- Lincoln is in love with Fauxlivia. How much in love? He crossed into her universe. Which isn't even healing any more. Permanently.
Lincoln: *to Peter* You remember how you said... "home is where the heart is"? This might be crazy but...
- Lincoln looks at Fauxlivia*
Lincoln: I think I've found mine.
- Walter and Walternate bond over Peter, comfort each other and make their peace.
Walternate: He's really quite a remarkable boy, Peter. A man actually.
Walter: Yes he is.
Walternate: He's smart. Noble. Kind. All the things I would have wished for him.
- Fauxlivia telling Olivia how much she admires her and Olivia telling her to keep looking up.
- House hunting.
- A lot of "Brave New World, part 2". It was that kind of episode.
- Nina's scenes with Olivia. Nina was a walking motivational poster in that episode.
- The news that Henrietta is on her way. Peter and Olivia embrace while Astrid and Walter look on approvingly.
- Walter calling Astrid by her real name and Astrid bringing him red vines.
- The Headbutt Of Fatherly Love Walter and Peter give each other when it turns out that Olivia is alright.
Olivia: Nothing's changed. I'm still that little girl and William Bell is still doing experiments on me. I'm still being used.
Peter: No. Something has changed. This time you're not alone.
- A bit of a heartwarming in hindsight moment, but most of Nina's scenes with Olivia in Season 4 were tainted by everyone thinking she was a Complete Monster who fostered a teenage girl for the sole purpose of drugging her against her will and was working with David Robert Jones to kill billions of people. She wasn't. Upon rewatching, they're some of the most touching scenes in the series.
Olivia: I thought I was going to die today. And one of the things that I kept thinking was that you... you wouldn't know how I felt. You're the closest thing I have to a mother and I love you.
- This scene is followed by Nina fussing over Olivia and cooking her soup.