When Gaeta drops the medicine container in the CIC and hobbles after them, the shadow of his amputated "ghost limb" is visible on the floor.
Admiral Adama: Crew of Galactica, people of the Fleet, this is Admiral Adama. Three years ago, I promised to lead you to a new home. We've endured a difficult journey. We've all lost, we've all suffered, and the truth is, I questioned whether this day would ever come. But today, our journey is at an end. We have arrived at Earth.
Kara: (to Lee) You know, Leoben said something to me when he was holding me in that dollhouse on New Caprica -- that children are born to replace their parents. For children to reach their full potential, their parents have to die.
D'Anna: All this has happened before --
Lee: But it doesn't have to happen again. Not if we make up our minds to change. Take a different path. Right here, right now.
Time Magazine named "Revelations" the sixth-best episode on all of television during 2008.
This episode is the mid-season finale. The remaining episodes of Season Four will not air until 2009.
As of the end of the teaser, there are 39,665 survivors in the fleet, eight less than the total listed in the previous episode.
Michael Hogan read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.
Though the title of the episode refers to the surprising information revealed to both the characters and to the television audience, it may also refer to the final book of the New Testament, which is titled "The Book of Revelation." This would be another example of an episode title from Season 4 that refers to either the Bible or to religion in general ("He That Believeth in Me" and "Faith").