This episode provides examples of
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Granted he does turn into a dick, but Worf goes along with everything Dax wanted to do for vacation. And is still treated like he's being uncooperative.
- Death By Jamaharon: Turns out Curzon met his end on Risa, courtesy of too much jamaharon.
- In My Language That Sounds Like: The O'Brien are considering the name Sean (presumably after Miles' ancestor Sean Aloysius from "Bar Association") for their son, however, Odo objects since it sounds like the Bajoran word for "swamp".
- Interspecies Romance: Dax mentions the trope by name in regards to herself and Worf.
- Literary Allusion Title: From John 8:7, although this is more a case of Beam Me Up, Scotty!.
- My Greatest Failure: In this episode, we finally learn why Worf is so uptight for a Klingon—he was much more enthusiastic in his youth, until he accidentally killed a friend during a soccer match. He's kept his emotions on a relatively short leash since then.