Also Maurice is wearing the same outfit as Renton did in that episode.
At the end of the episode, Maurice, Maeter, and Linck are at the same diner having a big meal with Axel is the same position where Renton had a big meal with his grandfather in the first episode.
Even though Holland said he'd take good care of the children, he really took them to Renton's grandfather's place for the children to live a normal life in Bellforest.
Talho: Hey, Holland, do you think that maybe...
Holland: I think it's obvious. Renton chose to become one of them - a true hero, more so than his own father.
Jurgens: Here you are. You think it's good for the leader to be sitting around wasting time like this.
Holland: You know what they say. A pilot without his LFO is kind of like a fish out of water.
Renton: I'm sorry, Eureka. I have to defeat some of your fellow Coralians, and if you tell me that's a sin, then I'll just have to carry its weight on my shoulders, because no matter what, I HAVE TO GO WHERE YOU ARE, EUREKA!
Holland: You better go, Renton. If she's the one you love, go get her back. You're a man, right?
Renton: Yeah! I... CAN... FLY!!!
Maurice: Nirvash finally answered your calls, didn't he?
Renton: That's right, Maurice.
Maurice: Please, you got to go and save Mama! Our Papa is the only one in the world who can save our Mama!
Nirvash: (to Renton & Eureka) Thank you.
Nirvash: Renton, Eureka, your emotions have been engraved forever into my Compac. Finally, I will be able to atttain enlightment. Now live on this planet. Go and live together and show the way to all that live on this precious world, using the brilliant light named "hope."
Nirvash: Not all the beings can remain on this land. Half will depart together with us. However, Renton, Eureka, if on this planet an evolution takes place for the better and the two are able to become one, we will return and show ourselves in front of you once again. I believe that such a day will some day come?
Eureka: Thank you, Nirvash.
Renton: Thank you, everyone.
Anemone: I'm jealous of Eureka. She has so many people that would risk their lives for her.
Jurgens: Don't be ungrateful. You have someone there for you, a man named Dominic.
Dominic: (blushing) C-Captain!
Anemone: (holds Dominic's hand) You're right. I do have Dominic at my side, someone who's much more handsome than Eureka's boyfriend.
Eureka: I have people that are dear to me. Linck, Maeter, Maurice and Renton. I like them a lot. I love them. People dear to me, my family. They taught me all sorts of things when I didn't really know anything. They accepted everything about me before even I did. They let me be who I am. I want to be with those that I love, that I want to protect. I want to be with Linck, I want to be with Maeter, I want to be with Maurice, and, of course, Renton. But if wishing so causes those that are dear to me to be lost, if wishing so makes the planet where they all live disappear, I will stop wishing. But if it can be allowed, I would like to see them one more time. I want to see you. I want to see you... Renton!
Adult Swim Fix airdate: April 27th, 2007.
When this episode premiered on Adult Swim, the episode had the usual beginning and closing sequences and the 1 year later scenes were cut out, despite the presence of the 1 year later divider. Adult Swim later corrected the mistake, adding the epilogue when the episode reran one week later.
Original Japanese Airdate: April 02nd, 2006.
Renton's request was for the kids to stay with his grandfather Axel until he returned with Eureka.
Renton is the first person who quits the Gekkostate.
Together, Eureka and Renton say "The End", in place of "to be continued".
It is confirmed that the show is based 10,000 years in the future, since on the Thurston family register, the date is April 2, 12006. April 2, 2006 was the date that the final episode aired in Japan.
When shown a year later, Maurice is wearing the same shirt as Renton was when he joined Eureka, except Maurice's has short sleeves.
Maurice, Maeter, and Linck acknowledge Renton as their dad.
Renton's outfit changed to a red and beige hooded shirt after Holland told him he needed to rescue Eureka.
Eureka and Renton share their first and second kiss.
Maeter, Maurice, and Linck went to live with Renton's grandfather, Axel, a year after the Second Summer of Love.
There was no opening or closing song for this episode.
The collars Anemone and Eureka wore were connected to Dewey's vitals signals and activated upon Dewey's death.
Gonzy was a Coralian the whole time, observing members of the Gekkostate.
The Nirvash evolved, then took Eureka's place as the Command Cluster.
The title in the episode actually states it as "Wish Upon A Star." This also is the second of two episodes that does not have a Part A and a Part B.
Renton piloting the Nirvash by himself to rescue Eureka is a resemblance to the Vandread manga where Hibiki pilots the Vandread to rescue Dita from the Harvest.
The rainbow ring around Earth is just like the psychic energy ring around Earth from the fourth Gundam movie, Char's Counterattack.
Episode Title: When You Wish Upon A Star
This episode title is a reference to the song "When You Wish Upon A Star," from the Disney movie, Pinocchio, even played in the movie Close Encouters of the Third Kind and the song of the same name by The Drummonds.