They say that the moon is full during this episode but the moon behind Grant's back is not quite full. There is a reflection of this moon in the pool before Grant waves his ring over it starting the hologram but this moon is full with clouds partially covering it although there are no clouds in front of the actual moon. Also, the moon would had to have been directly overhead to see a reflection of it in the pool.
After Nicholas, Max, and Shannon are thrown into the cage, Max's line "A god who lives in an airplane, huh?" is clearly dubbed. Max's lip movements don't match the words.
It's unusual that the natives could understand English, but could not speak English at all.
While looking at the footage sent from Nicholas, Jim says "Doesn't that look like a fuel storage tank?" However, the sign is clearly marked (in English) "Danger High Octane Fuel."
Jim tells Grant to send a message to Nicholas to "turn slowly 90 degrees right." However, Nicholas turns rapidly at a full 180 degrees.
Travers states that Shannon cost him $600,000 by bringing the cost of the painting up to $3,800,000. However, if Shannon hadn't bid at all, he would have paid only $2,300,000 which is a difference of $1,500,000 not $600,000.
Trivia: Up to now, the code to access the mission's message was a three-digit code although we don't always see what three digits. In this episode Phelps enters a 6-digit code including the decimal: .34598.
Everyone mentions the nine elderly people killed in the bus explosion, but no one cares or mentions the young nurse and the bus driver.
A recurring motif in this episode is the song "Silver Threads Among the Gold" sung by the old folk right as their bus blew up. Everyone seems to know they were singing it. How? It hardly seems likely that McCarron and his henchman would announce that they were right there when the bus blew, and there was no mention of survivors.
Everyone pronounces Phelps' alias as "Lie-man," including one of Robard's men, except for General Robard, who pronounces it as "Lee-man."
After the initial systems test, Alina is shown in a close-up watching the test on the large screen wearing headphones with her hand up to her ear. In the background Rhine has a serious look on his face. When the scene switches to a long shot she is no longer wearing headphones, her hands are behind her back and Rhine is now smiling and facing the screen. She proceeds to turn to a man on her left and shakes his hand. When the scene switches to a close-up she is facing the screen again watching the test and Rhine is facing her.
Jim collects his assignment at a library. The librarian distinctly states that the library is closing. When Jim turns on the microdisc, the voice says, "Good morning, Jim." What sort of library closes in the morning?
At the end, Shannon lands the shuttle single-handedly without any instruction - there are several shots of the guys just looking on. When did she learn to land a shuttle?
Couldn't they find a specialist to become the IMF pilot? It seems kinda silly to have the unqualified Shannon take on such an important role.
After Grant and Su Lin steal Nicholas' van, an overhead shot shows them arriving at an alley large enough for the van to pass through and the van stops far away from the entrance. Then the scene switches to a ground shot from inside the alley which is now much narrower and the van is directly in front of the entrance. The following overhead shot now shows the van at a narrow alley--not the same one shown before.
Trivia: Variant tape sequence: Jim trades signs and counter-signs with a mime.
When Shannon is brought before Savitch for the first time, her blouse is already gaping outward at the top. After a few moments, we see it pressed flat, although not buttoned. Then Savitch starts flicking it open with his knife.
Trivia: For one of the few times they refer back to previously established background stuff, when Max alludes to his mission to Nam to rescue his brother.
Other people had to have handled the team's video equipment before Coyote did. Therefore any perfume traces she left were most likely contaminated, and wouldn't have produced an accurate spectrograph.
At the hospital, Jim states (twice) that Shannon pushed him aside and took the bullet meant for him. She did not. All she did was step in front of him. She might have been trying to shield him; then again, she might have just been stepping further inside.