Suzanne moved to Japan to live with her mother.
Allison: Julia, just so you know, the next time you see your lawyer on company time, it's going on your record.
Julia: Just so you know...The next time you speak to me in that tone of voice, you're going to the moon.
Carlene: Why'd she (Suzanne) move to Japan anyway?
Julia: Well, Suzanne was very attracted to the Japanese economy. They have a very large elderly population there and she had dated most of the men in this country.
Carlene: Well, that was something about her dating that Emperor Hirohito wasn't it?
Charlene: Oh no, Carlene. That was the nephew of Emperor Hirohito. I mean, Emperor Hirohito is dead.
Mary Jo: .......never stopped Suzanne in the past.
Mary Jo: For someone who's not gonna even be working here, Tinkerbell sure has a big desk.
Allison: I was a seeing-eye person for a rich blind lady in New York. Do you have any idea what it's like to be let go from a position that was formerly held by a dog?
This is Jean Smart's last appearance as Charlene.
This episode features the new opening, with the cast around the piano and Ray Charles singing, Georgia on my Mind.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason chose to create Carlene from scratch, even though we met Charlene's entire family in the episode 'Nashville Bound'.
This was originally broadcast as part of a special one hour episode. The syndicated rerun is shown in two parts.