In the year 3437, Silver reveals suspicion over Rotor's status as a Freedom Fighter, and how his name has changed from Boomer to Rotor. He finds him as a potential target as a "traitor". At first he considers just talking to him, then becomes angry as he contemplates the devastation.
Rather than checking with his master or Edmund, he decides to go to the past of his own accord, using the Time Stone.
Silver's powers are shown lime green instead of cyan on the cover.
The name of the lead story is also the name of an American sitcom which starred Jaleel White, who incidentally was also known for providing Sonic's voice in the three American Sonic cartoon shows. Ironically, "Family Matters" ran for 215 episodes before being cancelled, which just so happens to be this issues number.
The lead story also shares its title with the lead story from Sonic the Hedgehog #88. Funnily, the storyarc following this one and the lead story of the next issue following the former would also share names.
The Arctic Freedom Fighters make their first reappearance since Sonic the Hedgehog #125 (this issue coincidentally has the same numbers, but in a different order).
This issue marks the first time Erma Ermine was given lines of dialogue in a story (in her early appearances, she had no dialogue).
The name of the new Dark Egg Legion chapter's Grandmaster appears on Erma's diagram of their base with a question mark next to it: Akhlut?
Silver's assumption that Rotor is the traitor is based on the fact that Rotor's early membership in the Freedom Fighters was apparently recorded under his childhood nickname of Boomer.
Fiona Fox appears briefly during Rotor's flashback about his distaste against weapons, as Fiona had found a firearm in Sonic the Hedgehog #149, but Rotor had reminded Fiona to never resort to weapons like such. This is also the first time Fiona is seen in her original jumpsuit design since Sonic the Hedgehog #172.
In the extra mini comic at the end of this issue, Silver is seen humorously in a frozen state. His pose looks somewhat similar to the pose a character makes in Sonic Advance 3 when entering the ice machine in Twinkle Snow.