Images Caine saw on the Bardo bar's TV were scenes from the following episodes (in order):
- ' Sunday in the Museum with George '
- ' The Return of the Shadow Assassin '
- ' Illusion '
- ' Brotherhood of the Bell '
- ' Warlord '
- ' Challenge '
- ' May I Ride With You? '
- ' Force of Habit '
- ' Dragon's Eye '
- ' Cruise Missiles '
- ' Laurie's Friend '
- ' Quake! '
- ' Plague '
Peter and the Ancient, with help from Skalany, journey to the Bardo, a dimension between life and death first seen in the Season 2 episode "The Bardo".
Skalany mentions at the beginning of the episode that Caine was struck by a speeding car when they last walked together in the downtown. This is a reference to the events depicted in ' Who is Kwai Chang Caine? '.
Caine: Mary Margaret, is this not what Peter would call 'a switch'? I am talking non-stop, you are barely responding. Should I return to the stoicism of a Shaolin priest?
Strenlich: I hope you just got here from work, Detective McGuire.
Jordan: Ah, you think I dress like this for fun?
The Ancient: The dark side of the chi contains unfathomable depths of evil. A sorcerer who can descend into those black waters will bring to the surface demons and horrors you cannot imagine.
Peter: The Bardo is a shadowy world between this life and the next, between life and death.
Peter: (about Caine choosing between life and death in the Bardo) What does he have to do to make that decision?
The Ancient: To relive the defining moments of his life, allow the joys and sorrows to fuel his being, so he may be able to deal with them as if anew.
Peter: And be uplifted by his triumphs, and allow the inherent goodness within him to take over.
Larissa: I tried to kill myself, pills, a suicide pact with my boyfriend. He went through, I got this far, halfway to somewhere.
Caine: You must go back.
Larissa: Too late, for both of us.
Wiseman: Who am I? My name is Wiseman, and I'm a very wise man and a very bitter man!
Matthew: I can help you, I can guide you to a path.
Caine: (laughing) A path? A path to where?
Matthew: (to Caine) When the Sing Wah killed your grandmother in China . . . they also killed a piece of me. I was forced to wander the earth, to seek the greatest treasure of all: Inner peace.
Wiseman: Very impressive. I have never met a man whose chi could not be corrupted.
Caine: That is unfortunate.
The Ancient: You must be feeling better, Kwai Chang Caine. I see your son is arguing with you.
Caine: (referring to Bardo) To be in this place is to beckon death.
Laura: (to Caine) I'm dead but you look terrible!