An Itex underling comes to take away Iggy and Gazzy for extra tests during the whole Mind Screw incarceration period. Thirteen words: "Now, skedaddle on out of here, before we turn you into a doorstop."
Fang really doesn't want to have an Enemy Mine with Ari...
The Uber-Director's attempt to conduct the auction failing miserably. What should be a source of world-class Squick ends up being yet another source of world-class Narm instead. But it's so freaking hilarious...
Max: Uh, you okay, UD? Is it okay if I call you UD? (to Gozen) Is he okay? Does he need a feed bag hooked up or something?
And finally, some of the unpublished blog entries and the crazy fan questions ("Do you smoke apples?") that follow up the epilogue. At least we get some giggles, which is a welcome relief considering the unexpected and extremely sad ending.
Max: My obituary would read "killed by love." If I'd died, that is, and if I'd had such a smarmy obit. Which, please, spare me, I beg you.
Yet another instance of Dylan provoking a total Squee bomb by making a public appearance with the rest of the flock.
Fang's Gang. Especially the interactions between Ratchet and the girls. Especially-especially Ratchet and Kate.
Max yelling at Dylan to get ready for school...only to point out Max is still in her pajamas.
It speaks volumes that, less than twenty pages into the final book, this is the last truly funny moment in the entire series. Goes to show how dark and dangerous the apocalypse truly is.
The series gets occasional references in other James Patterson YA works. Especially Witch and Wizard, where a fleeting joke about kids with wings is made in the first book.
The second book, The Gift, includes a Max Ride reference in the list of banned books, one of which is called "Ultimate Armstrong" and is said to have the same plot. Especially funny if you remember how Max claimed in Book 1 to have chosen her last name from the astronaut Sally Ride.
Is it coincidence that W&W's Sasha is pretty much an Expy of Fang? I don't think so.