At Crane Poole & Schmidt's LA office, Courtney shows its location as the corner of Ocean Ave and Arizona Ave, using her fansite getcourtney.com. This is north of Santa Monica pier. However, later when Denny and Alan are on the building rooftop they are shown to be south of Santa Monica Pier.
Denise turns Marlene's Blackberry face-down, then slides it off the table into the garbage. However, when Marlene plays the video back to Paul, Denise's face is visible and you see her sliding it into the garbage (the Blackberry would have had to been facing up to see her face).
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)
Brad: You lecture me on not being able to express my feelings. Meanwhile, you keep yours bottled up like one of Denny's kidney stones.
This quote is a reference to William Shatner's kidney stone in real life, which he bottled and sold for charity on eBay.
Peter MacNicol (Dr. Sydney Field) makes his second appearance in a David E. Kelley program.
He previously acted in Ally McBeal as John Cage.
Rene (Paul Lewiston) Auberjonois's daughter, Tessa, plays Evette Richardson (one of the wives) in this episode.
When Ivan reads aloud from the erotic novel "The Pearl", we see a shot of the open book. It is quite obvious that on the left facing page, a piece of paper has been stuck over the real title on the top of the page. The patch isn't smooth, is a different shade and has "The Pearl" in a different typeface from the page. The right page has the real title of the prop book which is visibly different from "The Pearl."
In this episode, Alan Shore mentions that he has been married once, but that his wife died.
Alan Shore mentions in this episode that he has been married.
James Spader (Alan Shore) breaks character when he tells William Shatner (Denny Crane): "I've hardly seen you this episode." This isn't the first time an actor on "Boston Legal" has broken character. In episode 9 of the second season, entitled "Gone", Shatner breaks character and tells Spader: "I can act, you know? I won an Emmy."
The reggae song playing in the background during the final balcony scene is Three Little Birds from Bob Marley & the Wailers.
The nickname "Hands" used of Jerry Espinson is a nod to the discoverer of Asperger syndrome, Hans Asperger.
There is a scene where Michael J Fox's character and Julie Bowen are walking in the street close together. It is evident in the shot that Julie is actually taller of the two. However, in the next scene after they have kissed, you could see that Michael was is now taller than her. Elevated shoes perhaps?
When Alan and Melissa meet with Melvin Palmer for the first time he sits down at the end of the table, but when Melvin starts to talk about being a problem solver the camera shows Alan and Melissa and what appears to be an empty seat at the end of the table. Even though Melvin is meant to be sitting there.
Sara and Brad tell the FBI that a priest might know where the kidnapper is hiding. The FBI can't ask the priest or search the church office because the religious confessional is absolutely confidential, where in the medical or law profession there are some instances that require doctors and lawyers to inform the police or comply with the court.
William Shatner (Denny Crane) breaks character during the episode, saying to James Spader (Alan Shore) "I can act., you know. I won an Emmy."
Julie Bowen's character, Denise Bauer, speaks Italian during the phony arrest scene. Julie is fluent in Italian. She majored in Italian Renaissance studies at Brown University. She spent her junior year studying in Florence, Italy.