* When Baley, Daneel and Giskard are returning to Fastolfe's home after interviewing Amadiro, Elijah starts to suffer from an agoraphobic crisis in the middle of a brutal storm, at the same moment the vehicle they are in starts to fail. In spite of his terrors, he has enough presence of mind to realize what happened (the vehicle was sabotaged) and to divine Amadiro's plans, so he is able to save the situation by ordering the robots to leave him alone and go to Fastolfe's, and then he has the presence of mind to outright lie to several robots that were looking for Daneel.
* The final confrontation. Baley, a mere Earthman, with very little direct evidence, no influence, and the Chairman not really inclined in his favor, must confront one of the most powerful politicians on the entire Aurora. He proceeds to demolish said politician into a defeat so severe that it took him a couple of centuries to recover.