This is the first time that Julia mentions the last name of her first husband, Hayden. It is McIlroy.
The character of Mr. Tyson was mentioned in the pilot episode. It was stated there that he had returned some lamps. The reason for the return was that the lamps illuminated the nudes in his paintings in a way that was too titillating.
Mary Jo's house has been changed from the previous episodes. The placement of the fireplace and staircase have changed with the addition of walls separating the foyer and dining room from the living room. Last Season her house had a very open and cottage like appearance. The redesign is not aknowledged until the episode, "There's Some Black People Coming to Dinner".