* Baroness Elsa Schneider in the stage musical telling Max that the Captain doesn't know that he's going to propose to her, and they sing a sarcastic song about how typically "lovers have to struggle" and [[{{Foreshadowing}} there's no challenge when two lovers are rich]]. Come a few scenes later, the Captain starts to develop feelings for penniless and lower-class Maria.
* The children are so depressed after Maria leaves.
* Baroness Elsa Schneider breaking off her engagement to Captain Von Trapp in the musical, because he won't agree with her to bend to the Nazi ways. Although the Captain's LoveEpiphany about Maria follows, it's a gut punch since she does have feelings for him and politics rather than Maria breaks them up.
* Rolf's FaceHeelTurn, poor Liesel just couldn't understand why he was acting so coldly towards her, even when she tries to flirt he coldly tells her "I'm now occupied with more important matters. And your father better be too if he knows what's good for him!"
* Captain singing Edelweiss for the last time, he can't finish the song as he is saying goodbye to his beloved country. [[RealitySubtext It's also a tearjerker on a meta level]] as this was the last song Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein wrote together before Hammerstein's death.
* The Captain's major {{Defrosting Ice Queen}} moment when he overhears his children singing "The Sound of Music" and joins in, and then goes to apologize to Maria.