In this episode we learn that Wayism was founded by a Magog.
The Andromeda crew wear High Guard ECM generators, which interfere with "smart bullets", and allow them to survive most firefights.
Goof: Rommie says the mythological Andromeda was a Phoenician princess; she was actually Ethiopian.
Dylan was at one time assigned to the Argosy Special Operations Division, the branch of the High Guard concerned with covert operations. One of his missions was to assassinate Chancellor Ferrin, of the planet Mobius. It was during this mission that Dylan first met Gaheris Rhade. After the mission Dylan was assigned as Captain of the Andromeda and picked Rhade as his First Officer.
Beka and Tyr's candlelight dinner: The style of cooking Tyr uses when he prepares dinner for Beka- quick chopping with two knives and cooking on a flat metal surface as opposed to a pan/wok/pot- is a version of teppanyaki, a form of cooking popular in Japan, China, and other parts of Asia. The translation of the term is "metal slab cooking", loosely.
The number pad Trance uses to send a courier message uses Chinese/Japanese Kanji characters for the numbers 1 through 9. However, they're in no discernible logical order.
We learn Captain Hunts serial number in this episode to be "Dylan Hunt Commonwealth Captain HE5095C21922."
The data collection that was downloaded into Harper's brain was a backup copy of the All-System's University database. This was one of the few collections of data available dating back to before the fall of the Commonwealth.
The planet Midden has been ruled by the Drago-Kazov pride for centuries. Several attempts at rebellion against their rule have been put down with brutal methods, including nuking cities that successfully resist.
Nitpick: Why is it we can hear the android crews' servos loudly whirring every time they move after they've been revealed as machines, but all their movements were silent while everyone thought they were real humans?
Goof: Tyr is clearly on board the Andromeda when Dylan and the others learn the truth about the Pax's crew. However, he magically appears on the Maru when they are being attacked. It's possible he flew a slipfighter over to the Maru and snuck on board without anyone noticing, but if so, he got over there extremely quickly!
Dylan's life-long hero was Sani Nax Rifati who was a Vedran fleet commander who instituted many of the reforms that changed the Vedran Empire into the more benevolent form known as the Commonwealth.
Andromeda says that she has learned that it is dangerous to love and then cries. At the end of this season she will once again fall in love "Star-Crossed" and cry again.
The Avatar of the Pax Magellanic was named Maggie.
The Pax Magellanic was exactly the same as the Andromeda Ascendant, however, she was gold colored.
Beka's father's name was Ignatius Valentine, and he was apparently a drug smuggler and eventually drug addict. Beka is so afraid of becoming an addict like her father that she abstains from alcohol and all other drugs. Beka's father made her special nanobots that let her change her hair color at will. His partner was Sid Barrie, and he acted like a surrogate uncle to young Beka, and he helped Ingnatius build the Eureka Maru.
Trans-Galactic and Quantum Express are two of the largest shipping companies, and they are planning on merging. The Free Trade Alliance must approve the merger before it is allowed to go through.
We learn a lot about the Force Lances in this episode. They are genetically keyed to their owners, and any attempt by someone else to use them results in a capacitor discharge that shocks the user unconscious. They also can fire nanobot "effectors", smart bullets that can change course in midflight and home in on a target.
The Castalian Republic was founded after a war to overthrow the Nietzschean Volsung Pride, an offshoot of Kodiak Pride, who had controlled the surface of the planet. The water-breathers bore the brunt of the fighting, but at the end, the Volsung orbital habitat was destroyed along with the 10,000 air-breather slaves on board.
This episode revealed that, at the time of its defeat, the Commonwealth had 1,022,347 member worlds.