When Lily moves out of Durant's quarters and into a tent, Eva stops by and advises her to get someone to lay wood down for a floor to prevent getting trench foot.
The first known usage of that term was in 1915 and it referred to problems experienced by soldiers fighting trench warfare during WWI.
The episode title is a reference to the phrase "bread and circuses" taken from the Satire X written by the poet, Juvenal (circa 100 AD). The term is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In Satire X, Roman politicians devise a plan, in 140 BC, to effectively win the votes of their new citizens and rise to power — provide cheap food and entertainment, "bread and circuses."
Reverend Cole referred to beingpart of John Brown's party which slaughtered "slave owners" in Kansas.
The facts: At Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas in May, 1856, John Brown supervised (his word) the murder of 5 men (two of them were brothers in their late teens) who were pro-slavery and, no doubt, aspiring slave owners, but they actually owned no slaves.
The episode title is French and translates to: "I will never forget you."
The episode's title comes from the quote "a new birth of freedom" U.S. President Abraham Lincoln used in his Gettysburg Address. He delivered the speech during the American Civil War, on Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He used the term to describe the war's effort to unify the nation and each state's rights.
Christopher Heyerdahl actually has a cousin named Thor. Christopher himself was born in British Columbia, but does proclaim himself as half Norwegian and half Scottish, a slight contrast to the character of Thor Gunderson, who says he is fully Norwegian.
Cullen uses a Griswald revolver as his weapon of choice. The Griswald is one of the rarest guns. Only 100,000 were produced and then the warehouse blew up in an explosion. It is claimed to be the Magnum of the 1880s.
Filming Locations and Production: The pilot was filmed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and surrounding areas from August 2010 to September 2010.