The characters often talk about the opportunity to say goodbye to loved ones.
- "What am I complaining about, right? Least I got to say goodbye" - Vanessa about her mother.
- "Look at it this way--At least you get a chance to say goodbye." - Lodge to Vanessa about Brendan.
- "My parents, my sister-- Do I get to say goodbye?" "No, Not-- not right now Akiko...but someday" - Akiko to Clarkson.
- "My greatest wish is that I could just see them one more time-- if only-- just to say goodbye"-Isabel about her parents.