Lanelle: I believe you.
Riker: Now, will you help me?
Lanelle: If you make love to me.
Lanelle: I always wanted to make love with an alien.
Chancellor Durken: I will have to say that this morning, I was the leader of the universe as I knew it. This afternoon, I am only a voice in a chorus. But I think it was a good day.
Lanel: Will I ever see you again?
Riker: I'll call you the next time I pass through your star system.
Whether intentional or coincidental, Nilrem (the doctor who replaces Dr. Berel after refusing to revive Riker) is "Merlin" spelled backwards.
LeVar Burton does not appear in this episode.
Riker carries a bulky phaser and a communicator badge on a supposedly clanderstine mission; when smaller palm-held phaser and sub-dermal communicator (as shown in TOS) would've been less conspicuous.