When discussing how to bring the trapped townspeople back, Cassandra says that all the oil lamps need to be cleaned thoroughly. This could be a reference to Nikola Tesla's OCD, as he refused to touch anything dirty, and would have cleaned all his inventions vigorously. See more
You're right. That was an optical illusion. That's what we call them in Australia, Colonel Baird. Oy, sun in my eyes, thought I saw a Colonel Baird
Well, wow, you really don't expect me to buy that, do you?
I don't know, maybe.
Well, it's actually worked before.