This episode provides examples of
- Boyfriend Bluff: Kira and Odo pretend to be romantically involved when dealing with Trion early in the episode.
- Butter Face: When Kira and Odo find out about Quark's attempts to create a holobrothel facsimile of Major Kira, they hack the program so that the client who requested it is greeted by Kira's body topped off with Quark's head.
- Dimensional Traveler: An entire planet of them.
- Stalker with a Crush: Trion. A damn creepy one to boot.
- Stay with the Aliens: Jadzia attempts this. However, she is unsuccessful.
- Temporary Love Interest: Deral for Dax. She is so infatuated with him that she is willing to join him in another dimension for the next 60 years.
- Unusual Euphemism: Dax promises Deral that when they're done researching some telemetry data they can go back to his room and "count each other's spots".
- Vanishing Village: Meridian is a planet-wide example of this.
- Whole Plot Reference: Star Trek's attempt to do Brigadoon.