According to science adviser Kevin Grazier, if the real Galactica were to jump into an atmosphere of a planet and then free-fall to the surface, the gravitational forces would rip it apart long before it hit the ground because of the ship's shape and size.
Chief Tyrol appears in this episode clean-shaven. He filmed his scenes for this episode weeks after the other scenes were shot. The producers felt a fake beard would not appear realistic so Tyrol appeared without the beard.
Ryan Robbins, who guest stars as Connor, is better known to Sci Fi Channel fans as Ladon Radim, leader of the Genii on Stargate Atlantis. Mr. Robbins also appeared in the Battlestar Galactica miniseries as the Armistice Station Officer. He was presumably also Boxey's father as he has a photo of Boxey with him.
Continuity: After Starbuck stabs Leoben to death during dinner, her right hand is covered in blood (some of which she wipes off on the floor). As she moves back to the dinner table, she reaches for the folding knife with her right hand, which now has merely a few drops of blood on it. Once she sits down and raises her hands to push her hair back over her shoulders, her right hand is drenched in blood again.
In this episode, it is confirmed that Helo is the Galactica XO and Kat is Galactica CAG. Also, Dualla is serving as the Pegasus XO.
In Laura Roslin's classroom, we see her blackboard, which has the schematic of a wormhole. This is reminiscent of the "blackboard" in Keiko O'Brian's classroom on Deep Space Nine, which contained a detailed schematic of the Bajoran wormhole. Ronald D. Moore served as supervising producer on Deep Space Nine.
Unlike previous episodes, this episode did not feature a traditional "teaser." It opened with the "Previously on BSG" segment and then went immediately to the main titles and music. Ronald Moore and David Eick explained on the podcast that this was necessary because of the length of the opening segment. If it had come before the main titles, that would have pushed the opening credits to about the 12 minute mark of the episode.
There are now 49,550 survivors.
When Maya, the new 'mother' of Sharon and Helo's cylon baby, picks up the cylon baby at the end of the episode she takes it out of a white crib.
The white crib is the same crib that was seen in Baltars vision in 'Kobol's Last Gleaming Pt2' and 'Scattered' when Six showed him the face of the future - their baby.
Leah Cairns' character is mistakenly listed in the end credits as "Lt. Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonds." The character was listed as Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson during the "Final Cut" episode (2-08). In other episodes, the character is listed simply as "Racetrack."
The name of the newsletter that Baltar is reading is "The News-Review."
Kara Thrace's serial number in the Colonial Fleet is 462753.
After the insurgents break through the vent and enter the garage, the first two cars they see are a Rover P6 and a Citroën DS, both of which were discontinued in the 1970s.
The car that Anders survives under has a Caprica license plate that reads SEXYMOM. It also has a bumper sticker that reads C BUCKS RULE. We can assume the C stands for Caprica.
As of the beginning of this episode, there are 49,579 survivors in the fleet.
This episode reveals that among the twelve human Cylon models, individual Cylons exhibit different personalities and behaviors.
We find out that it has been nine months since the initial Cylon attack.
This episode reveals that the D'Anna Biers Cylon is model Number Three, the Aaron Doral Cylon is model Number Five, and the Sharon Valerii Cylon is model Number Eight.
First time we see a Battlestar use forward cannons. In the past, we have only seen them fight using cannons/turrets on its sides.
The total number of survivors decreased over the course of the episode from 49,584 to 49,579.