* ActorAllusion: This isn't [[Film/FantasticFour the first time]] Creator/MichaelChiklis has been a super-tough superhero. It's also the third time he played someone who [[Series/TheShield worked for the police]].
** This isn't the first time [[HumanTarget Katie]] has been a comic-book loving sidekick in a superhero-ish universe.
** After being startled by a home invader in the shower, Stephanie says she'll be taking baths from now on. [[Series/{{Dexter}} That may not turn out so well]].
* TheDanza: Jimmy Bennett as Jim Junior "JJ" Powell.
** For now, Josh Stewart as the Watcher's (Joshua) current alias.
* DawsonCasting: Averted with JJ. Played straight with Daphne. JJ's actor Jimmy Bennett is the same age as the character he's playing. Kay Panabaker as Daphne, on the other hand, is a 20 year old playing a high school sophomore.
* RealitySubtext: [[spoiler:Autumn Reeser (Katie's actress) is pregnant in real life, and her pregnancy is being worked into Katie's character after Kaite got knocked up by Josh.]]
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Creator/MichaelChiklis mentions this as a reason for being on the show during an interview on Good Morning America (9/28/2010).