Squeeze his hand off
I watched this episode again last night and it got me wondering . . . why was the EOTA there to begin with? Cooper seemed to be reacting instinctively and appropriately enough, did he really need advice from EOTA? Even so, why exactly did EOTA pop up then and there only to advise Cooper? If the EOTA is truly an extension/continuation of the MFAP, why so helpful? He was never helpful before!