- Cry into Chest: Scully to Mulder at the end of the episode.
- Monsters of the Week: Padgett.
- Psychic Surgery: This is how Padgett's protagonist kills his victims.
- Rewriting Reality: Padgett does this.
- Serial Killer: One that takes hearts with his bare hands.
- Wham Line: "In my book, I'd written that Agent Scully falls in love. That is obviously impossible. Agent Scully is already in love."