* Hugh Akston tells Ragnar, a man known for daring pirate raids and blowing up steel mills, to ''not sit on the ground'' because it's dangerous. Doubles as a Crowning Moment Of Sweet.
* When Quentin Daniels arrives at the valley, he is so excited about learning from John Galt that the latter immediately orders him to go back to Midas Mulligan's house and sleep for twenty-four hours.
* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.