The first scene of this episode takes place betweem May 1970 and November 1980.
This episode marks the death of Sally Clarke (Catherine Dent). Of the three original major characters, the others being Colonel Owen Crawford and Russell Keys, she is the last survivor.
In the episode, the daughter is seen whining about wanting her packed up Cabbage Patch Dolls. At the time of the episode, Cabbage Patch Dolls were not available.
Allie: (narrating) I never met my grandfather, but my father told me that he was a very brave man. And with all that'd he'd done, maybe because of he'd done, his favorite thing in all the world was to mow the lawn. My dad said he heard his father talking to a neighbor once. The neighbor asked him how he was and what he'd been doing. And my grandfather said, "I've been cutting the grass and watching it grow. Cutting the grass and watching it grow. Life," he said, "is 90 percent maintenance."
Allie: (narrating) Sometimes people come to a moment where they think they've found that one last chance to be someone else. And they go for it. When it doesn't work out, they spend the rest of their lives looking back over their shoulder at what might have been.
Allie: (narrating) People move through their lives sometimes without really thinking about where they're going. Days pile up, and they get sadder and lonelier without really knowing why they're so sad or how they got so lonely. Then something happens. They meet someone who looks a certain way, or has something in their smile. Maybe that's all that falling in love is, finding someone who makes you feel a little less alone.
Allie: (narrating) What makes a man who he is? Is it the worst things he's ever done, or the best things he wants to be? When you find yourself in the middle of your life, and you're nowhere near where you were going, how do you find a way from the person you've become to the one you know you could've been?
Allie: (narrating) When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason. It's easy to have faith. But when things start to go wrong, then it's very hard to hold on to that faith. It's hard not to wonder whose reasons these things happen for.
Allie: (narrating) Do you konw the feeling of daring yourself to walk across a dark room? That way you're excited because you know, you really do know, That there's nothing there to hurt you. Some people get to choose their dark rooms. They get to look for places where the fear is only skin-deep. But some people are nowhere near that lucky.
Allie: (narrating) Some people put a lot of work into their lawn. As if a patch of green grass was the most important thing in the world. As if they thought that as long as the lawn out front was green and mowed and beautiful, it wouldn't matter at all what was going on inside the house.
Jesse: Look. You know what I love about this job? You come to a scene, you look at it, you assess the situation, and your job is to make it better. You can do that, no matter how bad it is. You can always make it better.
Bobby: Not for that guy who was driving. Not for him.
Jesse: Then you move on. That's what it's all about. You find someone you can help.
Tom: I don't wanna believe this, Jake.
Jacob: You never wanted to. You always kind of did, though. Right from when John came, and you saw the lights. That's why all those years you...tried so hard to prove that it was a conspiracy, a lie. Those are easier things to believe in.
Tom: It was kind of ironic, though, don't you think? The country's leading debunker turns out to have a half-alien half-brother.
Allie: (narrating) People come home for a lot of reasons. They come home to remember. They come home because they've got no place else to go. They come home when they're beaten, they come home when they're proud. They come home looking for a door out into their past or a road out into their future. They come home for a lot of reasons, but they always come home to say good-bye.
Allie: (narrating) Some people spend their lives hoping for something to happen that will change everything. They look for power or love, or the answers to their biggest questions. I think really what they're looking for is another chance. Some way to lead another life where all the mistakes they've made would be erased, and they could just start over. Nothing bad has happened yet, and all their possibilities are still in front of them.
Dr. Chet Wakeman: I don't like to watch TV during the day. Weirds me out.
Three guest stars from 'Taken' have now been on X-Men 2. The first one is James Kirk, who played young Jesse Keys and in the film played Bobby's brother Ronny. The other two do not have actual lines in the film but are obvious. The first is Young Becky who played either the girl who screams are really really loud or the girl who runs through walls- in the film she can be seen in the museum behind Xavier. The third is young Charlie- he plays a mutant... you can see him in the underground base when they're trying to escape and the water is flooding the place....he is the boy who stands in front of the door Wolverine closes.