Though she is listed in the opening credits, Tricia Helfer does not appear in this episode.
Number of Survivors: 47,853
The Viper Tyrol has to scrap is numbered "289."
Tigh arranges for Tyrol to get some obsolete DDG-62 engines stored on the Baal Pakal.
Tyrol's fighter is called The Blackbird and is christened "Laura" for President Roslin. It is the first new fighter fabricated in the fleet.
Roslin: None of this would have been possible if you hadn't trusted the Cylon.
Adama: I took your advice. Met on common ground.
Roslin: What was that?
Adama: We both wanted to live.
Helo: Do you still love him?
Sharon: Helo. You're the father of my child. You're the first in my heart. Nothing is ever going to change that.
Tigh: What the hell is his problem?
Adama: Months on the run and what do we have to show for it? Casualties. Deteriorating conditions.
Tigh: This crew needs a rest.
Adama: It's finally hitting them, Saul. Our old lives are gone.
Pilot: How can anyone fall in love with a toaster, though?
Starbuck: Same way I hear everyone was high-fiving our Sharon right before she put two in Adama's chest. The bastards frak with your head.
The name of the DDG-62 engines used in the Blackbird were a reference to the real-life U.S. Navy destroyer, the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, DDG-62. Staff writer Bradley Thompson and science advisor Dr. Kevin Grazier toured the Fitzgerald as part of a "Friends and Family Day." The DDG-62 reference in this episode was a subtle way of thanking the captain and the crew of the Fitzgerald for their hospitality.
Apollo says the Blackbird will have CG (center of gravity) problems because the cockpit is too far back. Starbuck answers that it's built for speed, not maneuverability. The real-life SR-71 Blackbird also was built for speed, capable of flying at nearly 2,200 mph. The focus on speed caused problems for the SR-71 as well. The fuselage panels were "loose" to allow for expansion of the airframe at high speeds. This caused the SR-71 to leak fuel onto the runway. The necessary "warm-up" for the airframe expansion is similar to the adjustment period needed by Starbuck to control Galactica's Blackbird, problems caused by the design focus on speed.
The stealth Viper is named Blackbird - the same as the SR-71, considered the first stealth aircraft.