Angela learns that Richard is her son.
German episode title: "Verzweiflung", meaning "Desperation".
A clip of the 1951 movie, The Blue Veil, featuring Jane Wyman is used as a flashback scene when Angela reminisces about being told in the hospital that her newborn son had died.
There is a scene where Emma is standing before a crowd of people at the spa claiming that Angela is a child stealer. The photo of Angela that Emma has on her poster is the photo of Jane Wyman that appears on the cover of her 1985 autobiography.
When originally aired, this episode showed previews from the next season. In anticipation of a strike, the show continued filming episodes after the season finale and clips from those episodes were shown as previews.
Robert Foxworth & Cesar Romero leaves the regular cast after this show.