Tropes present in this episode:
- The Alcatraz: The actual Alcatraz shows up in this episode, but its reputation turns out to be greatly exaggerated.
- Anachronism Stew: At the end of the episode Pike plays Jim a vinyl record Artie sent (but doesn't actually talk on) from Washington... several years before such a thing existed.
- Arms Dealer: Jean Paul.
- Get into Jail Free
- Prison Episode
- Trojan Prisoner: Jeremy Pike and Captain Gibson pull this in.
- Yellowface: Jeremy Pike makes himself up to look Chinese. Inverted by Din Chang, who disguises himself as a Caucasian.