- Awesome Music: That wonderful saxophone theme.
- "The Big Four":
- Poirot's big reveal that he is still alive after being seemingly killed in an explosion in "The Big Four".
- It is revealed that Poirot has been lured by Albert Whalley/Claud Darrell into a flat and goes into what appears to be Darrell's room, only to find that the room is rigged with a Time Bomb. What does Poirot do? He runs out of the room, tosses his own cane into the room he has just run out of in order to stage his own death, then runs out of the flat through the door and up the stairs, running into a safe spot under a bridge as the building explodes, before finally stopping to catch his breath. For a Cool Old Guy and his "little grey cells", he sure can run pretty darn fast without a cane.
- The way that Poirot performs magic tricks that work in The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim is simply stunning and amazing, even for Miss Lemon.
- Poirot's final confrontation with Norton takes place in his room during a thunderstorm, which is so freaking awesome.
- After drugging Norton unconscious, Poirot wheels him back to his own room, then decides to Took a Level in Badass by donning Norton's nightrobe and removing his fake moustache before going to Hastings' room and knocking on his door to get Hastings' attention in making sure that "Norton" is alive and well. Once Poirot's masquerade as Norton is over, he returns to Norton's room and dresses him back in his own nightrobe, carries him to his bed, pulls out a revolver from his pocket, makes a Dramatic Gun Cock and points it closer to Norton's forehead. As soon as he does, Norton wakes up with an Oh, Crap! look on Poirot's face. Seeing that he is about to die, Norton gives off a final Psychotic Smirk, and Poirot answers back with a Grin of Audacity and a look that says, "See You in Hell, Norton," before shooting him. After so many years, we get the feeling that David Suchet's Poirot is scarier without his fake moustache on.
- Norton tried using his mind games to break him by talking by pulling off a "Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred" stance, temporarily withholding the amyl nitrite from him when he needed it, boasting in a "Doomed Moral Victor" Hannibal Lecture, and attempting to trigger Poirot's buttons by calling him an "old man", is also enough to teach Norton a lesson: Don't. Fuck. With. Hercule. POIROT!
- Mind games. We get the ultimate battle of mind games following The Summation, with one Break Them by Talking lecture followed by another Break Them by Talking lecture combined with "The Reason You Suck" Speech and Your Mom. In other words: Norton's Moment of Awesome followed by Poirot's Moment of Awesome.
- [The final confrontation starts with Dramatic Thunder and the summation for how a string of murders were done by proxy]
Poirot: [laying out one of the newspaper clips...] Madame Constance Etherington, tried for the poisoning of her husband, a man who was very sadistic but also addicted to the drugs, and with whom you were on terms most intimate. [...before placing another newspaper clip] Norah Sharples, poisoned by her niece, Freda Clay...
Norton: I hope you're not suggesting I was on intimate terms with her...
Poirot: [lays out a photograph next to the clippings] You and Mademoiselle Clay taking a walk together. You see, I do my homework, Monsieur Norton. And... [lays out one more newspaper clipping] Matthew Litchfield. Now you visited him, did you not, on the night he was killed by his daughter Margaret?
Norton: What is your point, Monsieur Poirot?
Poirot: My point is this, Monsieur Norton: that in none of these murders was there any real doubt—there was one clear suspect and no other—but you, Monsieur Norton, are the one factor malevolent common to all.
Norton: [scoffs] Oh dear, Monsieur Poirot, is that the best your "little grey cells" can come up with?
Poirot: Your proximity to these three murders was too much of a coincidence, and I smelt, as you say, the rat! That is why I came to Styles, to observe you function, and you have not disappointed, monsieur. No, you are a man who is very clever, but not clever enough for Hercule Poirot.
Norton: [nervous] So... what are you going to do about it?
Poirot: Execute you.
Norton: [incredulous] Execute me?
Norton: [pretends to look at his watch] Then do get on with it. I promised myself an early night.
Poirot: Justice is no joking matter, monsieur. I do what I can to serve it, but if I fail, there is a justice that is higher, believe me!
Norton: [sneers] You pathetic, self-important... little man. Murder me? There's a mortal sin if there ever was. And Then What? Suicide to escape the ignominy of hanging? Ah... your God will give you A Hell of a Time. All those years of piety, up in smoke because of me! [Poirot suddenly suffers an angina attack and begins gasping] Ah-ah-ah, monsieur, you can't go yet! [Poirot starts wheeling himself to the table for the amyl nitrite inhalants] You don't think I'd let you die on me, [beats Poirot to the table] deprive me of my ultimate triumph? [takes the box of amyl nitrite from the table]
Poirot: [gasping for breath, trying to take the box back] Please... please...
Norton: [gloats evilly] You see, if you don't succeed, I'm a free man. [takes out the inhalant and sets the box down; Poirot reaches for the inhalant, but Norton pulls it further up and away from him] And even if you do, it will still be a victory of sorts, because in the eyes of the law, I would be innocent, whereas you and your reputation, your precious reputation... blown to bits!
Poirot: [gasping in anger] Je vous en prie!note
Norton: [mimicking and mocking Poirot's voice and accent] "Je vous en prie!" ...you can see them now. "Went off his rocker. In the end, you can never trust a foreigner." [pops open the inhalant capsule and, in a Pet the Dog moment, hands it back to Poirot, who quickly inhales it] You see how good I am to you... old man? There we go. Take your time, and see how it all pans out, shall we? [in a Mocking Sing-Song voice] ♪♫Who will be there at the final curtain?♪♫
[Poirot counters back with a breaking speech of his own]
Poirot: I pity you, Norton... how very sad to find that this beautiful world is so foul and disappointing. And your mother, I pity even more.
Norton: My m-m-mother? You pity my mother?
Poirot: To endure the agony of bringing you forth only to discover that she had nurtured in her loins such wickedness—is that not worthy of pity?
Norton: It is you who is not worthy! She m-m-meant the world to me!
Poirot: And you to her?
Norton: She loved me... loved me m-m-more than... more than...
Poirot: Did she ever hold you, Norton, as mothers do? Stroke your hair... kiss your cheek?
Norton: [confused] She... she... she...
Poirot: Scared you, did she not? She pushed you away! Starved you of what we all desire, because she knew everything about you!
Norton: My mother knew NOTHING!
Poirot: Oh, Monsieur Norton... mothers know. They always know.
[Norton breaks down into uncontrollable sobbing... then suddenly stops with a Psychotic Smirk]
Norton: Shots in the dark, Poirot. Shots in the dark.
Poirot: [chuckles, then nods] Bon... [ends the feud] Chocolate?
- Hastings successfully tails and apprehends Skinner in "Problem at Sea" while the latter attempts to sell the jewelry of a murder victim.Hastings: I would like to ask you a few questions, if I'm very much mistaken!
- Japp leading his team in catching a suspect during "The Lost Mine" using a team of cars he's directing. Really a CMOA for Scotland Yard in general; they might be outclassed by Hercule Poirot, but they're hardly useless!
- One for Lord Mayfield in "The Incredible Theft". Blackmailed by a Nazi sympathizer into handing over plans for his new fighter plane, lest she reveal details of his illegal dealings with Japan a few years earlier, he complies...by handing her plans that have been doctored, knowing it will be months before the Germans figure out they're useless.
Awesome / Poirot