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.
The song at the end at the Halloween party is by Kepano Green and the song is called Fall. CD is Valley Drive.
During the "Burning Times", starting in about 1480 in England & Europe and lasting for hundreds of years, 10's of thousands of people were persecuted and executed as 'witches', many were burned. In Salem, Massachusetts, however, it's strictly myth that there was a similar situation. While there were charges of witchcraft which did result in the execution of fewer than 15 people overall, all of them were hanged; one, a man named Corey, was crushed to death by stones. There were no witch burnings, ever, in the United States.
While Alan is doing his closing (standing up in front of the jury) the camera switches back and forth between him and Catherine sitting down but after Alan says "mostly about humanity...and humanity isn't about" it shows Catherine sitting down next to Alan even though a second ago he was shown standing.
There is some controversy if the character that Anthony Heald as Judge Harvey Cooper is the same Judge Cooper from a 2 part show of The Practice. In TP his character name was Judge Wallace Cooper but they both said Massachusetts real funny. Why the first name change unless he just started using his middle name.
Anthony Heald first played Judge Wallace Cooper on a two-part episode of The Practice in 2000. He also played teacher Scott Guber on David E. Kelly's Boston Public which had a crossover with The Practice.
Factual error: Alan gets a hula girl to take a message to the governor of Texas in order to save a death row inmate. The governor was in Hawaii at the time. If the governor is out of state, he has no power to give a stay. Alan should have gone to see the Lt. governor who would have been the acting governor.