We see Rommie change her hair color instantly in this episode. When Harper constructed Rommie in Season One "To Loose the Fateful Lightning", he plucked one of Beka's hairs. Later in Season One, in "The Pearls That Were his Eyes", we see Beka has nanobots in her hair that allow her to change it's color.
Trance looks much less gold in this episode than she was in the season two finale "The Tunnel at the End of the Light", which was supposed to be set immediately before.
This episode will wrap up the re-building of the Commonwealth story arc. From Season 3 onwards the show will focus on more stand alone stories in which Dylan Hunt and his crew will help people in distress.
Trance reveals details about her "bad future" to Dylan about who survived.
Nitpick: The proportions of the Cetus is all wrong. We see the marks it has left on Savion, which spans around the whole planet. But when the Andromeda is swallowed, we see that the ship is about one tenth the height of what the Cetus can devour. And while the Andromeda is big, it's not one tenth of a planet. It's possible, however, that it is able to unhinge its jaws like a snake to swallow something bigger than its normal capacity.
Dylan uses the Argosy Special Operations motto "una salus victis (nullam sperare salutem)".
Although described as being centaur-like in Season One's "It Makes a Lovely Light", this is the first time we see a Vedran.
In this episode we meet a male of Trance's race.
In the trailer of this episode, Trance's voice can actually be made out as her own, while in the episode itself it is completely different.
In this flashback episode, we learn how Beka and Harper met.
In the scene with Harper hanging upside down, his belt is seen holding him to the wall.
In this episode, we finally see Earth.
In the episode, Charlemagne advises that his wife Elssbett is pregnant with his child. This raises the question of how Elssbett got pregnant, considering she advised Dylan in the season 1 episode "The Honey Offering" that she had had her ovaries removed. As this event goes unraised in "Into The Labyrinth", one must postulate that the reason must be: a small oversight by the writers; an explained plot event (such as Elssbett having her ovaries secretly reinserted in order to keep the marriage and the alliance going); proof that Elssbett lied about having her ovaries removed in the first place (It is unlikely that Charlemagne would need to lie about Elssbett being pregnant). Elssbett having her ovaries reinserted is arguably the most plausible explanation, given the way that Nietzscheans operate within the series.
Apparently, Harper has a thing for silk wall hangings. In this episode, they are mentioned in his description of a temple to Trance. In the pilot episode "Under the Night", Harper tells Trance and Beka what he's going to do with the money from the Andromeda salvage job.
In the scene between Harper and Satrina, when Harper starts to hear the "Spirit of the Abyss" the portable tesseract generator disappears and reappears in his dataport between shots, this is, between the shot when he says "I have to go" and the shot where you see him run away.
Tyr speaks about the Nietzschean belief that Drago Museveni will be genetically reincarnated, just as Gaheris was. This will be an important story element in an episode later this season, and towards the end of season three/beginning of four.
This is the first of two episodes in which Steve Bacic plays both Gaheris and Telemachus Rhade. The other is the season 5 episode "Totaled Recall", which features Telemachus in the real timeline and Gaheris in one of the alternative realities Dylan visits.
This episode reveals that the Than are hermaphrodites.
Goof: The episode's title is supposed be a reference to the Latin phrase "una salus victis nullam sperare salutem", but "victis" is spelled as "victus", making the phrase nonsense.
The motto of the High Guard Argosy Special Operations is "una salus victis nullam sperare salutem", which translates as "the only safety for the conquered is to hope for no safety."