This episode is unique in its handling of time in two different ways. Firstly, while title cards have been used in the past to indicate times or places, this is the first episode which has used them for this purpose for both the present-day and flash segments. Moreover, while "Ji Yeon" utilized both a flashback and a flashforward, this episode was the first to have a story segment which was both a flashback and a flashforward. The 1977 scenes were a flashforward because the depicted events three years after the preceding episodes' on-Island storyline (continuing from the end of "This Place Is Death"); they were also a flashback because they immediately preceded the events at the end of "316". In a way, they were also present-day scenes because the final parts took place immediately after Jin finds Jack, Kate and Hurley in "316".