Guest star Tony Mordente previously directed 14 episodes of the series.
Novak does not appear until late in the second half of the episode, and has very few speaking lines.
This was Danny Woodburn's first acting credit. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Mickey Abbott on Seinfeld.
Both Lauren Lane and Courtney Barilla (who plays Novak's daughter) are now included in the opening credits for the remainder of the season. Barilla, however, appears in only three more episodes.
During the cold open, the bottle of Phillips Milk of Magnesia that Hunter confiscates from the suspect is altered to read "hillips".
First appearance of Courtney Barilla as Allison Novak. She is not credited, however.
Darlanne Fluegel still appears in the opening credits of this episode even though her character died in the previous episode.
First appearance of Lauren Lane as Sgt. Chris Novak. She is best known for her role as C.C. Babcock on the The Nanny.
This is the final episode in which Molenski and Hunter share screen time. She is relegated to a supporting role only, in the next few episodes.
When Hunter declares Paul Miller dead near the end of the episode, it is obvious he is still breathing.
Both Devane and Hunter transfer to Metro at the end of the episode.
Although two new female co-stars appear during the final season, Hunter is not assigned a new partner.
For the final season, the episode preview is replaced with a cold open.
Final appearance of coroner Barney Udall.
Stepfanie Kramer and guest star Tom Villard previously costarred on the short-lived sitcom 'We Got It Made.'
Allan Arbus, the actor who played Dr. Tate, also appeared as Dr. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H.
The show's main title font is in red and no longer connected with the gun. The opening credits feature pre-takes from this season's episodes, including A Girl Named Hunter, The Legion and Investment in Death. The closing credits this season are displayed with a still-frame shot of the badge (seen in the opening credits).
Final appearance of Garrett Morris as Sporty James
The episode ends with the following text: "In 1988, 7,504 Los Angeles Police Officers made 317,982 arrests. Violent crime was down 17 percent from the previous year."
Unique to this three-episode story in the series, custom animated title cards are used at the beginning and end of each installment. The time and location also scroll across the screen, at the beginning of almost every scene.