Sawyer refers to Desmond as a leprechaun. Leprechauns are Irish whereas Desmond is Scottish.
Elizabeth Mitchell filmed the hospital scenes on her birthday in the early hours and the cast and crew had a small celebration for her (March 27th).
As Hurley is pulling into Charlie's motel with Sayid, a man walking his dog cross the driveway in front of them. The dog is Jack Bender's adopted dog Lulu, who has appeared in 6 episodes.
The box Christian Shephard's coffin was transported in has stickers displaying the following airport codes: BMN (Bamerny Airport, Iraq), GUM (A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam), HKG (Hong Kong International Airport, China), and LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
Jack: Desmond, you've done enough. You want to do something? Go home and be with your wife and son.
Desmond: But what about you Jack?
Jack: I'll see you in another life, brother.
Miles: (Working on the plane.) I don't believe in a lot of things, but I do believe in duct tape.
Locke: (As they were lowering Desmond into the light pool.) This remind you of anything, Jack?
Locke: Desmond ... going down into a hole in the ground. If there was a button down there to push, we could fight about whether or not to push it. It'd be just like old times.
Jack: You're not John Locke. You disrespect his memory by wearing his face, but you're nothing like him. Turns out he was right about most everything. I just wish I could've told him that while he was still alive.
Locke: He wasn't right about anything, Jack. And when this island drops into the ocean, and you drop with it, you're finally gonna realize that.
Jack: Well, we'll just have to see which one of us is right, then.
Kate: Why did you take the job, Jack?
Jack: Because I was supposed to.
Kate: Why? Because some stranger wrote our names on a wall?
Jack: I took it because the island's all I've got left. It's the only thing in my life I haven't managed to ruin.
Kate: You haven't ruined anything. Nothing is irreversible.
The episode received the 2010 Emmy for "Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series".
The episode further received 4 Emmy nominations for "Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series", "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)", "Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)" and "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series".
Elizabeth Mitchell was also nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series" for her work as Juliet Burke in this episode.
This was the longest running episode of LOST at 103 minutes.
Vincent appears for the first time since "The Incident, Part 1", an absence of 17 episodes.
Though credited, Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana) does not appear in this episode.
Original International Air Dates: Canada: May 23, 2010 on CTV Turkey: May 24, 2010 on DiziMax/Digiturk Spain: May 24, 2010 on Fox and Cuatro United Kingdom: May 24, 2010 on Sky1 Italy: May 24, 2010, on Sky/FOX Portugal: May 24, 2010 on FOX Spain: May 24, 2010 on FOX and Cuatro (O.V.) Latin America: May 25, 2010 on AXN Australia: May 26, 2010 on 7 Ireland: May 27, 2010 on RTÉ TWO Netherlands: May 28, 2010 on NET 5 Finland: June 10, 2010 on Nelonen Norway: June 23, 2010 on TVNorge Germany: July 7, 2010 on FOX Sweden: July 21, 2010 on TV4 Czech Republic: July 26, 2010 on AXN
Hurley utters the phrase, "I have a bad feeling about this," which is a phrase used in all of the Star Wars movies.