- Fandom Nod:
- And why do you suppose Dumbledore can "simultaneously say something calmly and yell it"? Doubles as an Ascended Meme, of course.
- Hermione considering the "ghastly possibility" that Draco might be in love with her.
- The Shout Outs to Large Pile of Ash.
- Chapter 50 shows that Harry never wants to wear his wizard's hat. This reflects the way that the Harry Potter fandom tends to intentionally "forget" that the Hogwarts uniform includes a wizard's hat because everyone thinks it looks too tacky.
- I Knew It!: Several reviewers guessed that Harry's odd behavior leading up to Chapter 61 was the Scar Horcrux acting up.
- Milestone Celebration: Chapter 50 is something of a Wham Episode: Harry and Snape see Lily again thanks to the Resurrection Stone, and it ends on the Cliffhanger of Mad-Eye Moody announcing that Azkaban has fallen.
Trivia / The Parselmouth of Gryffindor