- Actor Allusion: Possible one during the scene where Lorna (whose actress, Meg Tilly, is of Chinese and First Nations descent) asks Harold Akins for a job transfer.
Lorna: I spoke to the kitchens about joining —Harold: Kitchen? It's a bunch of Chinese in there!Lorna: And hard workers. I'd fit right in.
- Only So Many Canadian Actors: Ali Liebert, Meg Tilly, Peter Outerbridge, Sebastian Pigott, John Ralston, Jim Codrington, and most recently Michael Seater are all Canadian actors in the cast. The last three of whom all appeared in another Canadian TV series Life With Derek.
- Science Marches On: Lampshaded in that Ivan is given cigarettes which supposedly help his asthma.