Reference is made to Donald Trump in this episode. Donald John Trump is an American entrepreneur, hotelier, television host as well as the 45th President of the United States. On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump won the candidacy for President of the United States. He assumed the office of the President on January 20th, 2017.
Meadow Wilton makes reference to Cold Mountain in this episode. Cold Mountain is a 2003 period drama film starring Nicole Kidman. Meadow makes reference to a pistol, which she says Kidman used in the film.
A poster for the 2003 musical film Moulin Rouge! can be seen in the Wilton residence in this episode. Like Cold Mountain, Moulin Rouge! starred actress Nicole Kidman.
Oz Mayfair-Richards has a nightmare about Twisty the Clown. Twisty the Clown is a fictionalized representation of a character who appeared in season four, "Freak Show". This is the first appearance of the character outside the season. It also draws connective tissue between this season and the rest of the greater American Horror Story shared universe.