When Neela talks to the army vet patient about Gallant's death, she refers to Gallant as a lieutenant at the time of his death. He had actually been promoted to captain; he was a lieutenant in his initial appearances.
Title: "The Honeymoon Is Over"
The episode title, while literally referring to Luka and Abby's postponed honeymoon, also draws from the expression used to describe an end to the initial harmonious period in a new relationship. In this case, it refers to the onset of Moretti's tough new administrative style in the ER.
The sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seen in the rally scene is called Sitting Lincoln, and was created in 1887 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It is located in Grant Park, Chicago.
When Ray's mother comes to pick him up, she says that she's taking him home to Baton Rouge. Shane West, the actor who plays Ray, was actually born in Baton Rouge.
The football team Luka and Joe were watching is the Croatian national football team.
Lukaism #1: One foot after the other.
Lukaism #2: Let's stop stalling and dive in the ocean!
Goof: Dr. Anspaugh claims to have been covering the ER at County for 20 years, but he didn't start there until season 3, so that would have only been 10 years.
When Pratt is talking with Chaz, he mentions the Cubs' victory the day before. In reality, the team was defeated on April 18, 2007. This error could not have been helped, however, as at the time of filming there was no way to predict the outcome of the game.
Goof: In a previous episode this season, "City of Mercy," Abby's locker was to the left of Luka's, near the coffee machine. In this episode, it's one of the older ones to the right of Luka's.
In this episode, Kerry leaves County General to move to Florida. In the Season 7 episode "April Showers," when she's at the airport having drinks with a man she just met, she mentions that she always wanted to move to Florida to escape the ice and snow of Chicago.
Luka: I still remember my first day. An oxygen tank rocketed through the ER. Almost killed me.
Kerry: Well, no one said this was the safest place to work.
The scene Luka is describing is from the Season 6 premiere, "Leave it to Weaver." Though it was filmed on Goran Visnjic's first shooting day, it was not actually the character Luka's first day in the ER; later in that episode, when Carol responds to Luka's comment that he doesn't feel trusted, she notes that he has now worked at County two or three times.
Goof: The logo on the bus used in the scene where Kerry finds Yvonne at the bus stop has a CTC logo on the side, but buses in Chicago are part of the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) system.
Goof: As Kerry is moving about the admit desk, saying goodbye, you can see her scarf change position multiple times without her actually moving it herself.
This is the second time in the series a character has suspected that Santa Claus was real. The first time was in Season 2's "A Miracle Happens Here," when Nurse Carol Hathaway has a patient who looks like Santa Claus. She later finds he has disappeared and hears Santa's laugh as she looks out the window.
Goof: In the fourth act, Luka refers to "Jasna and the kids" dying, but Jasna was the name of Luka's daughter; his wife's name was Danijela.
Goof: Willis's oxygen tube appears and disappears through out the scene.
Goof: While Neela is working on the woman in cardiac arrest, Pratt raises his hand as Abby discusses the time that has elapsed. His glove is torn, which is a health hazard for both himself and the patient.
In the scene where Chuny tells Ames Luka is not working on his second day in the ER, a doctor moves into the background of scene to treat the woman on the gurney behind Ames'. He bears a striking resemblance to Carter, and may have been put there to remind us Carter was still around at the time this case took place, and was the attending on the floor that day.
Goof: When Pratt examines Escobar for the first time in the trauma room, he has one glove on. But when he grabs the chart, the glove is gone without him having taken it off.
Goof: When Sarah is finished changing clothes in the back of Gates's car, she sits back down in the front seat. The camera cuts away from her for just a second, and when it's back on her she has her seat belt on. Then, in the scene where the car slows down and she gets out, she doesn't have her seat belt on.
In the opening shot, when Bennet Cray is applying his makeup, we hear an instrumental version of the song "Delilah Blue" by Joshua Kadison. The song is about two old transvestites living together and remembering their past, fitting perfectly with the story line for this episode.