* [[BadassBookworm Jack Ryan's]] agile thinking and quick action, in which he successfully stops ''World War III!''
** Only somewhat averted in that he burns out rather spectacularly afterwards, and has nightmares about it for the ''rest of his life''.
* Cathy Ryan's ownage of RichBitch Elizabeth Elliot.
* Clark and Chavez helping Jack and his wife heal their ailing marriage.
* Captain Dubinin of the ''Admiral Lunin'' gets one when he succesfully detects and tracks an ''Ohio''-class submarine.