You forgot igyman that I made mention of recognition several times before. Of course Jaqrand would know Atton since Atton used to be his boss.
That face off with the detonator and the like, the scene setting and some of the dialogue come from my favorite movie Congo. It's that part where Kiera said that they were almost out of power.
Also did anyone notice that Kiera thought a certain scoundrel looked handsome? I can't say for sure but I think somethign may be happening there.