Carter: Every arrest I ever made. They all say I got the wrong guy.
Tropes present in this episode include
- Adorkable: Both smitten and drugged Finch.
- Above the Influence: A non-sexual version - Reese refuses to take advantage of a drugged and uncharacteristically friendly Finch's brazen (and certainly quite tempting) offer, "Don't you want to talk? Ask me anything!" He even says that Finch would regret it in the morning.
- The Atoner / Dude, Where's My Respect?: Fusco is making a genuine effort to turn his life around and be a good person, and is annoyed that Reese, Finch and everyone else only see him as a Dirty Cop.
- Becoming the Mask: The real Jordan Hester tries copying his doppelganger, but realizes in the end that they're not the same.
- Been There, Shaped History: Finch invented online social networking in order to provide the Machine with data on everyone.
- Climactic Music: "Amongster" by Poliša.
- Continuity Nod: Donnelly (who first appeared in "Root Cause") references many of Reese's actions in previous episodes, albeit a bit out of context.
- Reese uses the bump key he made in "Super".
- Mister Exposition - Finch lampshades his role."Meandering exposition is kind of my thing."
- Mushroom Samba: Finch is doped on Ecstasy to keep him from making trouble. It's hilarious.
- Not with the Safety on, You Won't: Jordan Hester threatens to shoot Reese, but Reese simply snatches the gun away and smugly asks how he was planning to do that with the safety on.
- Prophecy Twist: The number, Jordan Hester, is both victim and perpetrator because they're actually two people and one is planning to kill the other.
- Inspector Javert: Donnelly takes Carter's place as the well-intentioned law enforcement officer trying to catch Reese. The reason he's this trope and not a Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist is because he's got the wrong idea about Reese and thinks he's trying to bring in an insane black-ops hitman working for the mob.
- Shout-Out - The real Hester is like a genuinely sympathetic Walt from Breaking Bad.
- Slipping a Mickey
- Stock Episode Titles
- To Be Lawful or Good: Again, a major dilemma for Carter.