When Farah asks The Prince how he really knew her name, he begins to tell her the story of the first game, using the same monologue as the introduction and ending of that game, bringing the Sands of Time trilogy full circle:
"Most people think time is like a river, that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you, they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm. You may wonder who I really am and why I say this. Come, and I will tell you a tale like none you have ever heard... "