- Forced to Watch
- Gory Discretion Shot: The killing of the parents
- Shout-Out: The graphologist is named James Glen, after writer/producers James Wong and Glen Morgan, who worked on both Millennium and The X-Files.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else: Cutter blends into the community frighteningly well, even being employed as a crossing guard.
- Xanatos Gambit: The killer's ultimate goal is to force Patricia to relive the killing through her testimony.