- After a lifetime of being bullied by servants as unimportant and useless, the heroine stands up to Mrs Danvers and starts actually managing the house.
- When Maxim really starts freaking out, the heroine helps him cover every track of the murder, and remains much more level-headed than him.
- Maxim is the king of delicious snark and Dissonant Serenity, but his reaction to being accused of his wife's murder takes the palm. The heroine isn't quite happy about it.
- Mrs Danvers herself gets a moment of awesome when she refuses to uphold Jack Favell's allegation that Rebecca had been in love with him and Maxim killed her as a result.