When a student asks why he never heard of the serial killer described, Morgan names three others that never received national attention: Efren Saldivar, David Parker Ray, and John Edward Robinson. All of them were real serial killers at one time or another. Of the three, only Ray was never convicted for his crimes.
The character David Zimmerman (portrayed by Zack Weinstein) was named by Virgil Williams as a shout-out to fellow writer on the show, Bruce Zimmerman.
The case presented in this episode was loosely based on Henry Lee Lucas, who was convicted of murder in 11 different cases and was once listed as America's most prolific serial killer. Lucas died in prison on March 13, 2001 from heart failure at the age of 64.
Rossi: Irish statesman and author Edmund Burke once wrote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Rossi: Voltaire once wrote, "To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."