- Big "NO!": Scully at the very end.
- Call-Back: Jeremiah Smith returns, after not being seen on the show since the beginning of Season 4.
- Catapult Nightmare: Scully's nightmare about Mulder.
- Continuity Nod: Scully references the conversation about stars being souls that she had with Mulder in "Closure".
- Healing Hands: Jeremiah Smith.
- Lie to the Beholder: Jeremiah Smith can make himself appear to be a different person.
- Title Drop: Twice, actually. Richie says it in the beginning of the episode, when he sees the UFO, and at the end Scully repeats the line, after finding Mulder's body.