(Logan views a video of Miyazaki in the jewelry store.)
Mike Logan: Who're we looking at here?
Robert Goren: Wallace coached her how to steal diamonds and then cut her throat.
Goren refers to the alternate ending of "Great Barrier," where Wallace cut Miyazaki's throat, and was then shot by Goren. In the broadcast ending, in which Wallace lives, Miyazaki's throat was not cut; her trachea was crushed.
Alex Eames: A needle full of potassium. I don't remember that in the mugger's handbook.
Robert Goren: (about a missing man) Sugar cravings? Late night trips to the projects? He might be supporting a drug habit.
Alex Eames: That's one way to cope with a city job.
Nicole Wallace: Don't you know that the secret of luck is never to trust it?
Robert Goren: She did it. She, she did the right thing.
(Goren's phone rings)
Alex Eames: You have a message.
(Goren flips open the phone)
Nicole Wallace: You were right Bobby. I couldn't take the chance. This is one more thing you've taken from me.
Robert Goren: Here you are, with a child killer as a boyfriend, because th- this is the kind of people you attract, because you will never have a normal life. A normal life is not for you, Nicole.
(Looking at a photo of Nicole Wallace.)
Mike Logan: Wow. Beauty, brains, and a complete psycho. My dream girl.
The fifth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent has a different format than the previous four seasons. Episodes for the fifth season alternate between Detectives Goren and Eames and Detectives Logan and Barek. Although Logan does appear in this episode, which is a Goren and Eames episode.
The references to Nicole Wallace being alive create a continuity problem for viewers in Australia. Although North American viewers voted for an ending to "Great Barrier" that had Nicole escaping, Australian viewers saw an ending where Nicole Wallace died, and would not be alive to reference in this episode.
The episode title refers to the personal growth of certain key characters as well as the status of the cancerous cells within the young girl in the episode.