- The Gilligan Cut where Kara insists on getting her cello during their getaway.
- Bond and Kara's first romantic moment on the Ferris wheel, which comes across as genuine and natural. The entire relationship between the two is a major difference from the old Bond tendency to woo the women into bed effortlessly and drop them without a single memory; Bond seems like he truly wants to stay with Kara, maybe even forever.
- Saunder's finally casting aside his By-the-Book Cop tendencies coming around to Bond's more bold, touch-and-go, approach to the mission the second time they meet; almost mirthfully offers to do whatever Bond requests knowing if it might land him in trouble with MI-6 later. Before he heads off for the last time, Bond gives him a sincerely warm thanks for his help, for which he responds in kind with smile almost as if he a earned a friendship with him. Which makes his sudden death a moment later that much harder to bear. Especially for Bond.
- The first thing Pushkin does when waking up after Faking the Dead is apologizing to his mistress for having to watch the affair.
- Kamran Shah's joyful laughter while Bond is beating the shit out of the Soviet prison guards, no doubt Karman felt Bond was giving the man a much overdue karmic punishment.
- The ending. The Bond girl, Kara Milovy, finishes her concert and runs into M and General Gogol, who tell her Bond's off on assignment. Dejected, she returns to her room...and guess who's behind the door? He even filled a couple of martini glasses for her! Awwww....
- Kamran Shah and his Afghan rebels arrival at the concert, even if they were late.
- As a whole, Kara Vilvoy receives probably one of the most heartwarming endings a Bond girl has ever gotten. She receives thunderous applause at the concert, and her dream of performing at Carnegie Hall has just become more realistic as a result. On top of that, after having been informed by Pushkin that she would be considered a defector, M introduces her to retired General Gogol, now a diplomat for the Foreign Services, who grants her a full immigration status, meaning she can now come and go as she pleases.
Heartwarming / The Living Daylights