While planning the rescue of the crew stranded on Kobol, Apollo says that Raptor 3 crashed. However, Raptor 3 was destroyed in orbit over Kobol. It was actually Raptor 1 containing Tyrol and Baltar that crashed, with Raptor 2 returning to Galactica.
Cally reveals that she had joined the military to pay for dental school.
Col. Tigh: Why aren't you in the brig?
Billy: (flustered) Because -- no one put me in there?
Doc Cottle: He's gonna make it.
Tigh: When will he wake up?
Doc Cottle: Knowing him, whenever he damn well wants to.
Tigh: Is he gonna make it?
Doc Cottle: How should I know? I'm not a psychic.
This episode won a VES Award for Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video. Visual effects team members cited were Andrew Karr, Louie Hinayo, Gary Hughes and Allan Henderson for their work on the Cylon Centurion seen in the episode.
In the title sequence for this episode it states that there are now 47,862 survivors
Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Grace Park (Boomer), and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) do not appear in this episode, despite appearing in the opening credits.
Saving Private Ryan
Tyrol fires at the Cylons with a pistol until they blow up in a spectacular explosion. He is surprised and thinks that he caused the explosion until he sees the Raptor overhead that fired a missile. The scene is similar to the climactic scene in the movie Saving Private Ryan. Tom Hanks' character, Capt. Miller, desperately fires his pistol at a tank until it blows up. Miller thinks he caused the tank to explode until he sees that a plane overhead dropped a bomb on the tank.
The similarity is probably not coincidental as the director of this episode, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, served as first assistant director for Saving Private Ryan.