Special guests: In addition to some very familiar faces, look out for appearances by both Paglia and co-executive producer Matt Hastings, who also directed tonight's episode. Hastings has a few lines as "Robert the Moving Boss," and Paglia is applauding in a crowd at the end of the episode.
Vital signs: The "Eureka" crew paid a surprise tribute to Hastings and Paglia with storefront signage on Eureka's main street: Hastings Hoverboards and Paglia Propulsion Products.
Farewell song: With "Eureka" composer Bear McCreary (also known for "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead") Paglia cowrote the song "You Are My Home," played during a key montage in the finale. Paglia told Zap2it he had always planned to do a musical episode for "Eureka," so he is grateful that he could incorporate one song.
Oh, snap! Paglia couldn't resist referencing "Eureka's" abrupt cancellation in the finale's storyline and dialogue. In context, the characters' remarks seem perfectly innocuous, but they'll provoke a "Ha!" from viewers familiar with the controversy.
Revisiting the past (or is it the future?): If you have a few hours to kill before tonight's finale, rewatch "Eureka's" pilot and first-season finale, "Once in a Lifetime." But even if you've only seen these episodes once, you'll still appreciate tonight's callbacks to some pivotal scenes in "Eureka's" mythology. Oh yeah, that stuffed polar bear means something too.
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