Tropes used in this episode:
- Continuity Nod: Reyes can't find a pencil in Mulder's desk because they're all stuck in the ceiling above her. In previous episodes, Mulder's often seen throwing pencils into the ceiling when he's bored.
- Disappeared Dad: Mulder has disappeared at the beginning of the episode, leaving Scully and William behind.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The Lone Gunmen get called in and offer a line reflecting the cancellation of their own show.
Byers: Like we've got anything better to be doing these days.
- Mysterious Informant: Whoever slipped that file to Reyes.
- Noodle Incident: How the Lone Gunmen escaped the predicament that served as the cliffhanger ending for their series.
- Trapped in a Sinking Car: A female Super Soldier lures a man into taking her home and forces his car over the edge of a bridge and into the water. She then uses her immunity to death to hold him underwater until he drowns.