It is revealed in this episode that Alexis and Sable are cousins, which would make Fallon and her new love interest Miles cousins, as well as Fallon and her ex-husband Jeff, since Jeff's mother is Sable's sister.
Gordon Thomson (Adam), Pamela Bellwood (Claudia) and Diahann Carroll (Dominique) do not appear in this episode. The episode originally aired as a two-hour episode with the next episode and they only appeared in the second hour.
Originally aired as a two-part special episode along with "The Titans (2)".
This episode set the stage for the "Dynasty" spin-off, "The Colbys", and introduced many of "The Colbys" characters such as Stephanie Beacham (Sable), Tracy Scoggins (Monica), Claire Yarlett (Bliss) and Ken Howard (Garrett). Both Beacham and Scoggins would eventually end up as regular cast members of "Dynasty" durign the ninth season.