The show's titlecard was displayed in French (Freres & Soeurs) in honor of new cast member Gilles Mirini. A whole French arc was involved.
Based on Sarah's rented car license plate, she's spending time in Gironde (the last number being 33), in the Southwest of France. This area is well known for its winery, the Bordeaux wine being the highlight of it. And Luc's very lovely Citroen 2CV was 69, which is Rhone, in the southeast. Although I don't think that plate would still be legal in France - a nice throw back though, certainly right for the car. A bit of a drive, but not too bad on modern roads.
We find out that Tommy knows about Kitty's cancer because Kitty says he sent her flowers with a nice note.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic - Pozdrav z Francie (Greetings from France)
Original International Airdate:
Australia: February 22, 2010 on Channel 7
Norway: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 on TV2
Czech Republic: Sunday, March 25, 2012 on Universal Channel
"C'est L'amour" by Rosi Golan
"Come To Me" by The Damnwells
"Le Temps Perdu" by Carla Burni
"Ce Plaisir Ne M'est Pas Donné" by Bless
"Something For Nothing" by Benjamin Taylor
Cliché-sur-Mer, where Sarah is supposed to spend time with Luc Laurent, is not a real place in France.
Although credited Maxwell Perry Cotton (Cooper Whedon), Kerris Lilla Dorsey (Paige Whedon), Balthazar Getty (Tommy Walker), Luke Grimes (Ryan Lafferty) and Luke Macfarlane (Scotty Wandell) do not appear in this episode.
This is the first episode since season 3 episode 15 (Lost and Found) that Luke Macfarlane does not appear in.
This is the first episode of guest star Gilles Marini.
The title of this episode is a reference to the James Bond movie "From Russia With Love" that was released in 1963 and starring Sean Connery.