- We see someone smoking a cigarette in Skartaris for the first time. In fact, other than Mungo Ironhand, this may be the first time we see someone smoking.
- Graemore seems less of the delicate type he'll seem later in the series.
- Praedor's name is still spelled "Praydor" in this issue.
A talisman is a charm or amulet believed to have supernatural power. In a less literal way, the wrist watch is indeed that: for Tara and Morgan it's symbolic of the son they lost, for Darvin it's the key to the big score, and for Tinder its in some clear way representative of who he is (ironically, he has no idea how much it is). Significantly, all the principles are frustrated in their desires.
This is sort of an epilogue to the whole impostor storyline. Tinder is again shuttled off stage. We won't see him again for some twenty issues.