- A Bloody Mess: Mulder tastes fake blood: "Too much sugar."
- Agent Mulder: Agent Scully.
- Agent Scully: Agent Mulder. He obviously gets called out on it by Scully.
- The Ketchup Test/Fingertip Drug Analysis: Mulder, much to Scully's horror.
- Literal Cliffhanger
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Mulder comments that the goofy-looking police sketch of the suspect that kidnapped Kevin looks like "Homer Simpson's evil twin". Someone who Mulder and Scully will eventually meet.
- Serial Killer
- Super Window Jump: Owen Jarvis throws himself through the window in the attic to escape from Mulder and Scully. He manages to run away.
- Teaser-Only Character: The preacher played by R. Lee Ermey