- Smiley taking his seat as the new Control.
- Smiley's interrogation of Esterhase at an airstrip, where Esterhase is nervous over a landing airplane, while Smiley doesn't even acknowledge it.
- The way the scene was shot is its own kind of awesome. The plane is actually a good distance away the entire time but thanks to the 2000mm lens used, the background and foreground are compressed, making the plane and actors look dangerously close.
Awesome / Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy