7. "Sky's The Limit," Season 2, Episode 5
"Sky's The Limit" opens on a raw, but groundbreaking, note. Rather than cutting right to the Fab Five driving and joking, we see them sitting on the couch in their loft watching footage of their trans hero Skyler's top surgery. Later, Skyler explains he doesn't remember much of those first post-op moments, but it's nevertheless profound to see him glance at his chest and take it all in. The episode in full is undeniably moving as Skyler shares his story and takes steps like changing the gender marker on his license. Taking all that into account, it also features a number of uneasy scenes, as the Fab Five come to terms with their own ignorance about the trans experience. You wish they had actually featured the voices of other trans people on screen so Skyler didn't have to bear the whole burden of doing the explanation. Still, nothing beats the sequence of pure joy when Skyler is surprised at his home by his idol Todrick Hall.
6. "A Decent Proposal," Season 2, Episode 2
"A Decent Proposal" hinges on a very traditional, downright heteronormative moment: The Fab Five help William devise a way to propose to his girlfriend Shannan. But William -- a vegetarian who considers Frasier Crane a style icon -- is such an open wellspring of gushing love that you just have to get on his level. During the pivotal scene, Shannan starts sobbing as she watches the short film he makes for her and unveils at a local outdoor screening. Watch this, and you'll be doing the same.
5. "On Golden Kenny," Season 4, Episode 5
Oh, Kenny just killed me. On the surface, this is one of the most traditional Queer Eye scenarios: Kenny's a lifelong bachelor who lived with his parents until they died, while the rest of his large Croatian brood started their own families. He stayed in his childhood home, but let it fall into disarray with ancient newspapers, dust, and mouse droppings coating everything. He's also desperately lonely, still keeping around dog food for a pup that is also no longer with him. Our hosts draw Kenny out of his shell, appealing to his love of Croatian culture, getting him out of sports apparel, and, most crucially, taking him to a shelter to find a new furry friend. The sequence in which JVN and Antoni accompany Kenny to his local shelter is one of the best the show has to offer. Not only are there adorable dogs aplenty, Kenny finds teary-eyed catharsis when he encounters one that reminds him of his dearly departed pal and subsequently adopts and names his new companion after the Fab Five. Kenny's a simple mark but his episode gets to the heart of the series.