This episode is notable in three ways:
One. This episode emulates Robert Montgomery's 1947 film adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "The Lady in the Lake."
"Montgomery ... create(d) a cinematic version of the first-person narrative style of his Philip Marlowe novels. With the exception of a couple of times when Montgomery (in character) addresses the audience directly, the entire film is shot from the viewpoint of the central character, Marlowe. The audience sees only what he does."
Two. This episode includes a hilarious reference to the Geico gekko auto insurance commercial.
Three. This episode evokes some of the tragic overtones of David Cronenberg's masterful 1986 version of the SF/horror film, "The Fly."