This episode contains examples of:
- Big "NO!": Mulder to the rebel alien on the truck, before it disappears.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:Krycek: You must be losing it, Mulder. I could beat you with one hand.
Mulder: Isn't that how you like to beat yourself?
- Holding Hands: Scully takes Mulder's hand near the end.
- Myth Arc
- Wham Shot: The person sending Agent Spender letters who is his father? It's the Cigarette Smoking Man!