- Alternative Character Interpretation: Who betrayed who - did Blake betray Avon, did Avon betray Blake, or did they betray each other?
- He's Just Hiding!: There are plenty of fans who contend this about one or more characters, arguing that none of the crew besides Blake was seen bleeding after being shot and that he could have been ling about Jenna's death. Various Schrödinger's Canon tie in materials add to this feeling.
- The Scrappy: Arlen is widely regarded as the episode's major weak point, in part due to Sasha Mitchell's terrible acting, and also because she's a complete nobody who nonetheless ends up responsible for the final downfall of the main characters by acting as The Mole and setting the Federation's forces on Blake's base. Adding insult to injury, she's the only Federation officer in the series aside from Servalan or Travis (not counting the troopers in this episode's final moments) who succeeds in killing a main character.
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