When Martin gives Niles the comic book, Niles calls it a "Jughead Double Digest". Archie digests are smaller sized comics, while the comic Martin gives Niles is clearly full-sized.
Among the clips in this episode, we see Niles holding a daughter, and Daphne givng birth to anouther daugter. This is strange because in the final episode of the show Daphne has a son, NOT a daughter.
However, the reason Daphne had a son in the final episode (named David) was because the child was to honour David Angell, one of the co-writers who tragically died in the 9/11 plane crashes. If David Angell had not died, it is likely the child would have been a girl, for continuity reasons.
(Roz is comforting Daphne, who is scared about Niles' surgery)
Frasier: Daphne, I know you're in hell right now, but in just about 20 minutes, comes the disconnecting of the ventilator and the extubation. You can see it all in the diagram on page 24-C...
Daphne: He's not a diagram! He's my husband, and he's on a table with his chest cut open! I'm sorry if I can't handle this as well as the rest of you, but I'm terrified!
Roz: Daphne, it's okay, just calm down. When all this is over, we're just gonna...
Daphne: There is no "when this is over"! There's no tomorrow, no next week, no next year! There's nothing until he comes out of there and I know he's okay!
This episode received a 2003 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series. Also Ron Volk won the 2003 Emmy for Outstanding Editing in a Multi-Camera Series and was nominated for a 2004 Eddie by the American Cinema Editors, USA. In addition, Dan O'Shannon, Lori Kirkland and Bob Daily won the 2002 Writers Guild of America Award for their work on this episode.
During this episode, there are flashbacks to the following years:
1957 - Niles' birth
1966 - Niles breaks his leg
1985/6 - Hester Crane dies
Early 1990s - Maris scene
1998/9 - Roz & Alice scene
2008? - the next generation!
Title: Rooms With a View
The episode title is similar to to 1985 film "A Room with a View".