When Dawn tells Zoey about Mike and disappears, this is a reference to the Marvel character, Layla Miller, who is similar in appearance and personality to Dawn.
This episode is the only time Dawn is seen in the confessional.
Sam mentions he has a Swii, which is a reference to the video game console, the Wii.
Bridgette makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
Dawn's audition: She is seen meditating in a tree house and holding onto a squirrel. She admits that she read her tea leaves and they said that she would win a lot of money. But she says that nature and animals are more important to her than money. She says that if she wins, she'll use the prize money to help 'Mother Earth.' And at that moment, an eagle flies down and scoops up the squirrel she's holding.
Jo and Mike are the only contestants not seen in the confessional in this episode.
Chris: Hey, it's my show. I can do what ever I want. Watch. (Chris snaps his fingers and Chef throws Dakota in the water while she is asleep)
Dakota: Where am I?! (piranhas appear on the water surface to attack Dakota)
Dawn is voted off in this episode.
Guitar Hero and Rock Band
Sam mentions Guitar Band IX, which is a reference to both the GuitarHero and Rock Band video game series combined together.
Dawn mentions "Crud's List," which is a reference to the classifieds website Craig's List.