Helene Previn was married to a friend and business associate of Alexander and knew Chantel, Alexander's late wife, by means of the committees they once served on.
Alexander Addington: (end narration) I suppose there's a sparkle of truth in all of us somewhere, but regardless of how clear our personal view may be, we have absolutely no right to force it upon others.
Only Christopher Plummer and Simon McCorkindale are listed in the opening credits for this episode. Sophie Michaud is listed in the text credits with introducing, and Patricia Cartier receives an also starring billing in the text credits as well. Michaud would later be added to the opening credits, but Cartier would always be listed at the beginning of the episode even though she was one of the show's stars.
The premise of this episode was inspired by the controversy fueled by Salman Rushdie's controversial book, The Satanic Verses, which was published in 1988. Although the fictional Saul Riter's novel Hidden Assets was political in nature rather than religious, both authors received threats to their lives regarding the works.