Tohru's garden gloves disappear when she picks up Ayame's coat.
Yuki: (glaring angrily and holding Ayame in his snake form) You want lunch? Here, skin this and eat it!
Shigure: Ah...Is that Aya? It is! But, what is he doing here? (Kyo, in the background, looks scared of Yuki's irked disposition.)
Yuki: Never mind, just skin this thing and eat it!
Shigure: Hold on i think you need to calm down, Yuki.
Ayame: It is an age old custom that members of the royal family should always wear their hair long in honor of the high king Rurubara, who it is said, during the fourth year of his reign, was visited by a divine image-it was Kandra, shimmering with heavenly light of red and gold! Kandra began to chant "Ma Rudu Muni!" And a blue light burst forth from his forehead! At this moment Rurubara's true spirit was set free! And just as the vast springs of his strength and wisdom were swelling within him, so too did his hair begin to sprout forth from his head!
Tohru (about Ayame): Wow! He's like a grown up Yuki!
The Funimation dub titles this as: The Adult's Episode - Yuki's A Messed Up Snake! but this is incorrect considering Yuki isn't the snake in the series.
Ayame has been friends with Hatori and Shigure for most of his life as they grew up together and went to the same schools. In the manga, they are known as the Mabudachi Trio, or Flowering Trio, the nickname of the group.
Ayame's name is japanese for "iris".
The food shop that Tohru and Ayame go to serves them gyoza, or potstickers, a dish that became popular about the time that Japan first opened its borders to other countries. These dumplings are a popular dish in China.