Just a few months earlier, Didi Conn played another role in the episode 'All That Glitters.' This time, it seems as if Landon is building an episode around her as a pilot for a new series.
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson married in 1948. Katherine Wallach, who plays their daughter in this episode, is their real-life daughter.
This is a reunion for Michael Landon and guests Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. Wallach and Jackson starred in Landon's semi-autobiographical feature film SAM'S SON.
Guest star Robert Culp appeared in the season 3 episode of 'Bonanza' entitled Broken Ballad
Dick Van Dyke guest stars on this program between two long-running TV gigs (his self-titled sitcom and 'Diagnosis Murder'). This is generally considered by fans to be the most popular episode of 'Highway to Heaven.'
John Pleshette appears as a different character in the season 4 episode 'Heaven Nose, Mister Smith.'
Didi Conn appears later this season as a different character in the episode 'Ghost Rider.'
Guest star Barney Martin plays the cab driver in this episode. Susan McCray would later cast him as Michael Landon's father in the pilot episode for 'Us.'
Eddie Quillan has a walk-on cameo in this episode. He plays one of the bums that comes into the diner when Jonathan and Mark are eating with Basinger. Landon's friend Quillan was in many 'Little House' episodes and had a featured role in the two-hour pilot of 'Highway to Heaven.'
This is the third and final episode directed by Dan Gordon. His other two efforts were 'Summit' from season 2; and 'Another Kind of War, Another Kind of Peace,' which aired earlier in season 3.
This was the second and final time Mark's sister Leslie appeared in the series. Her first appearance was in the pilot.
Jack Ging appeared in two episodes of 'Little House.' He was in season 1's 'Survival' and season 9's 'May I Have This Dance?'
GOOF: Jonathan states that he and Mark met four years ago when we're only on season 3.
This is James Troesh's final appearance on the show. He appeared in seven episodes.
James Troesh returns in the recurring role of Scotty.