- The Action Prologue shows Charlie and Sam talking after a very serious situation. When Sam brings up Sarah, Charlie asks if she's still single. Sam's reaction is a Death Glare that shuts him up. Overprotective Dad at its finest.
- Kobin. Even after saving Fourth Echelon's asses twice and helping them with black market intel, he still gets locked up in a cell aboard Paladin.
Kobin: "Holy shit, he is here to save me."
- When you first meet Kobin, he's being subjected to Electric Torture. After you save him and he finds out it's Fisher, you can tell he would keep being tortured rather than meet Sam again
- What's more, when Sam first shows up, Kobin doesn't believe that he's there to help him. As Sam prepares to rescue him, Kobin gets an Aside Glance:
- Even funnier is how Sam treats Kobin like a misbehaved dog through his rescue telling him things like "sit" and, in case you get discovered and reinforcements are sent after you, a very stern "stay".
- In the second Briggs co-op mission, Sam and Briggs capture two suspects. While Sam is interrogating his, Briggs' manages to free himself and snatch his gun, now holding Briggs at gunpoint. Sam seems more exasperated by this than anything.Sam: Seriously, Briggs!
Sam: Well, now this is embarrassing.
- Even funnier, this can happen to Sam himself in the same mission.
- One of the briefings for one of the side missions is pretty amusing. Evidently, working for VORON too long will make you...weird.Grimsdottir: A VORON agent in Chile reached out to one of our people, offering to defect and provide intel on VORON operations in South America. SMI gives this a high probability of being on the level. Apparently our walk-in says he wants to retire and worship the Great Penguin in peace. He...may be a little burned out.
- Rescuing Kobin. After being tortured and then apparently rescued, Kobin realizes it's Sam there in what must have seemed like From Bad to Worse as he appropriately states "You gotta be fucking shitting me" in reaction. He then proceeds to try to create distance between the two in blatant fear by hopping away ineffectively, as he is tied to a chair.
Sam, deadpan: Bad luck, I guess.
- Later on, Grim leaks Kobin's capture to see if they can flush out some kind of lead. Sam is not happy she did without authorization. Then they bring Kobin up and tell him the bad news. He wants to know how the bad guys found out.
- A sterling example of Black Comedy can be found in the finale, during Sadiq's torture of The Secretary of Defense.The Secretary of Defense, after having his fingers (and subsequently, his hand) removed: No! I'll give you what you want.Beat.Sadiq: ...You could have saved yourself a hand!
Funny / Splinter Cell: Blacklist