Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Elliott: Dan? Dan: Hey. Elliott: These are for you. (puts flowers on desk) Dan: Elliott, look, last night, seriously, I was talking to Kim. I was doing a little thing. Elliott: They're not from me. Dan: Like it'd kill you to give me flowers once in a while? (opens card) "R.W." it says "R.W." Casey: What else does it say? Dan: It just says "R.W.". Robert Wagner has sent me flowers.
Dan and Casey's conversation about Helsinki being in Finland is a reference to the pilot episode, in which there was some confusion about this fact.
In the opening of this episode, Casey picks the Mets and Yankees to go to the World Series. Six months after this episode aired, the Mets and Yankees did, in fact, meet each other in the 2000 World Series.
> Clark Gregg recurred on The West Wing
> Kelly McNair guested on The West Wing
> Timothy Busfield (who directed this episode, along with "The Local Weather") recurred on The West Wing as Danny Concannon, and recurred on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Cal Shanley
The title of this episode translates to "The Power Of Destiny". It is the title of an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi.