Jeri Ryan has acted in another David E. Kelley show. She was Ronnie Cooke in Boston Public.
The restaurant scenes were filmed in guest star Jeri Ryan's Los Angeles restaurant Ortolan.
While not forbidden or unethical, it is not a good idea for a lawyer to defend a family member, as a doctor does not treat his/her family. Brad would likely have played second chair or consulted, but would have had another lawyer defend his niece.
With Jeri Ryan as a guest star, this episode features three diferent primary Star Trek characters from three different Trek series all in the same program. (William Shatner: Kirk from Star Trek, Rene Auberjonois: Odo from Deep Space Nine and Jeri Ryan: Seven of Nine from Voyager)
Denny: Ms. Reese. Denny Crane.
Courtney Reese: Hello.
Denny: I'm sorry. THE Denny Crane. Crane, Poole and Sperm. Schmidt!
Denny: All right, why are you still miffed at me?
Alan: I'm not miffed, Denny.
Denny: You're miffed enough to ruin my meal. I thought being my plug-puller would be an honor.
Alan: It is. And I'm not saying I don't want to be the one to pull your plug. I just felt the way the whole package was presented to me was wrong.
Denny: I just told you to sign my document.
Alan. Exactly. With something as monumental as that, you don't just push a piece of paper in one's face. You discuss it first.
Denny: We've discussed it plenty of times. You said you would shoot me.
Alan: There's a difference between talking about it and signing a legal document.
Denny: You're a fricking lawyer for God's sake. That's what you do!
Alan: With others, yes. When it comes to my personal life, I don't actually sign contracts at the drop of a hat. When I say I'll do something, I do it, regardless of a piece of paper. And I expect people to hold me to my word.
Denny: What's the matter with you? People don't do that anymore. And you certainly can't expect the hospital to acknowledge your word.
Alan: In this case, I can see that.
Denny: Well, are you gonna sign the damn thing or not? Ok... I apologize. How about I ask you properly?
Denny: Would you do me the honor of killing me?
Shirley: (about the wetsuit) How did you get into that thing, anyway?
Denny: A lot of vaseline and Chuck in word processing helped.
Shirley: Poor Chuck...
Denny: (wearing a wetsuit) Does this make me look fat?
Shirley: Yes. Wear heels.
Alan: It's spring...I'm in heat.
Original International Air Dates:
Slovakia: October 14, 2010 on JOJ
Music: Beck: "Where It's At"
Ed Begley Jr. and Parker Posey also worked together in the movies Best In Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration.