- When Drummond chews out Hornbeck for insulting Brady after his death.
- Also, just before that in the play, Rachel's big speech about the story's aesop. She says that she read Darwin's book and has decided not to agree with his theory of evolution, but says that everyone must be allowed to think and decide for themselves, and that ideas should not be repressed.
- After all is said and done Drummond tells Hornbeck that he lives an empty, miserable life, and no one will be by his grave to defend his ways after he's gone. Hornbeck seems sad for a moment, then he smiles a little.
Hornbeck: You're wrong, Henry. You'll be there. You're the type. Who else would defend my right to be lonely?
- Brady getting in-between Rachel and her father when the latter has whipped himself up into an unthinking stupor.
- When Drummond first shows up to hotel where he stays during the trial, he is meet by a group of grim faced teenagers. Are they there to cause him trouble? No, they are students from Cates class who just want to ask Drummond to do right by their teacher. They even help him carry his luggage inside!