- Alien Autopsy: Mulder acquires videotape of one such autopsy. Scully suspects it of being a fake, only it turns out that there's some truth to it.
- Biting-the-Hand Humor: Scully dismisses an Alien Autopsy Video as "even hokier than the one they aired on the FOX network".
- Lampshade Hanging: Mulder very often drops his gun at a fight. He pulls out a back-up pistol out of his ankle holster this time.Mulder: I got tired of losing my gun.
- Language Barrier: Mulder catches and arrests a Japanese spy who is a part of The Conspiracy. It's not clear whether he could speak English, but he was only yelling at Mulder in Japanese. Mulder also doesn't understand his notes which frustrates him.
- Myth Arc
- Porn Stash: Scully expects Mulder to be watching porn instead of the alien autopsy video.Scully: That's not your usual brand of entertainment.
- To Be Continued
- Window Pain: Mulder breaks a window on the docked ship to get to the door latch and enter.