In 1984, NBC aired a sitcom called It's Your Move (starring Jason Bateman), which aired opposite Dynasty. On the episode "Pajama Party" (which aired opposite this episode), the main character talks about watching his neighbors window saying "It's like Dynasty... only interesting."
Pamela Sue Martin appears in a flashback in this episode as Fallon Carrington Colby.
Continuity Goof: When Alexis is arrested for Mark's murder, his full name is revealed as Mark Howard Jennings. However, in the Season 2 episode, "The Baby," Morgan Hess revealed to Alexis that Mark's full name was Samuel Mark Jennings.
The episode foreshadows the arrival of Amanda in the next season. At Little Blake's birthday party, Alexis tells Krystle she's given birth four times, to which Krystle inquires about the fourth birth. Alexis then tries to cover by saying she meant she had a miscarriage after Steven (her third child), which Blake later denies. However, Alexis specifically said she gave birth four times and not that she was pregnant four times.
This is the first mention in the series of Gerard the butler, who would become a recurring regular the following season. When Alexis refers to Joseph as the butler, he reminds her that he is the major domo and that Gerard and Maesfield are the butlers.
In this episode, Fallon tells Alexis that she was named after Blake's mother. However, later in the series, Blake's mother's name has been changed to "Ellen Carrington."
This is the first appearance of Sam Dexter, Dex's father, on the series. The character of Dex would later appear the following season.
When Sammy Jo reads the headline in the National Enquirer that Steven is alive, there is a large photo of the cast of Dallas below the headline. This may have been an in-joke, as Dallas was a rival prime time soap opera to Dynasty in the ratings and aired on an opposite network.
This is the first episode to mention Sam Dexter, Dex's father. The character of Dex would later appear the following season.
The exterior hotel shots in which Blake & Krystal are supposed to be staying at in Acapulco are actually that of the famous Sands hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
This is the episode in which the hotel 'La Mirada' changes its name into 'La Mirage', irritating native speakers of French everywhere. 'Mirage' is a masculine word in French, and so it should be 'Le Mirage'.
It is never mentioned that Cecil has another brother and sister (Jason and Connie), who will later appear on the spinoff "The Colbys".
This episode features the first mention of Adam Carrington, though we're led to believe he died at birth. The fact that he was never referred to before is explained by Blake who reminds Alexis that they had promised each other never to talk about that painful time in their marriage.
This is the first and only time that Heather Locklear appears in a bikini in the series.
Goof: In this episode, it is mentioned that Roger Grimes died six months ago (circa 1981). However, in Season 9, the story was that Roger died 20 years prior (circa 1968).
Goof: In this episode, when Alexis is talking with Steven in the courtroom, she says that she left 3 days before his 7th birthday and its been 16 years that she's been gone, which would make him 23. However, during an episode in the first season, Blake mentions that Steven is 24 years old.
In the last prior (season) episode, several of the cast members looked at least a little different since these weren't shot back-to-back. But the biggest goof detail of the "same moment" in the courtroom scene was that Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) suddenly had bangs in this episode when her hair was one-length the season before!
It is revealed in this episode that the last name of Jeanette, the Carrington maid, is Robbins.
This is the episode in which Steven realizes he is bisexual.
Jeff is away on a business trip to Paris, France.