Lewt Cutter:(to Captain Pender) I'll cut your liver out! And a man don't live long without a liver, that's a pure medical fact!
Scenes for this episode were filmed at Lake Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, California.
German episode title: "Der Auftrag", meaning "The Mission".
This episode is set shortly before the Civil War starts.
Featured Cartwright: Hoss
Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon do not appear in this episode.
Hoss was the sole member of the Cartwright clan to appear in this episode.
The Fremont Expedition referred to in this episode would be the Third Fremont Expedition (1845-47).