We hear a voice-over of Master Kan speaking about Caine's brother and ties of blood - but Kan could have never known Caine had a brother; Caine didn't find out he did until he got to America.
Caine drives a wagon in this episode; unusual for someone who's walked all his life to do this.
Caine hits one of the Lieutenant's men with a throwing star, but it does not stick in and actually bounces off him, to the side.
Third and final appearance of James Weatherill in this series.
Eddie Albert,and his son Edward Albert Jr. appear in this episode.
If 8 Sioux were unable to pull the crate off the wagon, how was McBurney able to flip it off the ramp? He wasn't that strong.
Nancy Kwan is actually half-Chinese half-white, Carradine is 100% white playing half-chinese. She was best known for World of Suzy Wong and the showgirl from Flower Drum Song and Asian entry in the 1960s bombshell girl wars, and still looks good in cosmetic commercials. She is astonished that Cain has no experience with women. The ironsides armored stagecoach is an unusual prop, like a horse drawn armored car, I wonder what happened to it. As other commenter noted, the same actor who plays the crazy stagecoach thief also plays the Chinese warrior who wants to marry Kwan's character.
One of the outlaws mentions the Yaqui Indians. The Yaqui lived in the Río Yaqui valley located in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and into the Sonora Desert of what eventually became Arizona. Sonora's western border is the Gulf of California, known to locals as the Sea of Cortez. This area could fit in as the location for this episode so long as we postulate a no-longer-extant town of San Blas there.
Having to send to Santa Fe, the territorial capital, for legal or political guidance was one of the more common problems of administering the huge New Mexico territory. Following the Gadsden Purchase, congress established Fort Buchanan and later nearby Fort Crittenden to little effect and both forts were closed by 1873.
It is this very lawlessness that often helps Caine in his exploits at least as often as it lands him in trouble.
There is a San Blas on the Pacific coast of Mexico but it it about 1500 miles south of El Paso, Texas, and 1200 miles south of Santa Fe. It seems unlikely this episode would take place anywhere near there especially as Caine says to Staggers, "I will not go with you to Mexico."
It's not stated that the pebble Caine puts on the grave here is the one he took from Master Kan's hand or Master Po's grave, but either is very unlikely given his attachment to them.
The nearest U.S. Marshal is said to be in Santa Fe, New Mexico but this episode is set around the ocean. If one were to believe this were California's coastline, then presence of law would be much closer.
If the town in the opening scene was 20 miles from Purgatory (where the nearest white doctor was located), as the bartender states, he would not have told Caine to take the north road to Santa Fe. Instead, Caine would have to travel some 150 miles to the southeast.
Ancient Warrior has a treaty signed by President Andrew Johnson in 1868. The only 1868 treaty with Native Americans was the Treaty of Fort Laramie with the Lakota, a tribe primarily found in the North and South Dakota area, far from where this episode takes place.
Master Po lies in this episode to Young Caine, in telling him that the pool of water is acid.
Caine does put on his shoes to attend the wedding.
How would Caine know what the Greek word 'Alethea' means? He was brought up only knowing English from his parents and Chinese from the monastery.
Caine acquires a watch of Danny's in this episode, making it two watches he is now carrying. However, neither turns up when he is searched for items later on.
Danny left this town two weeks before Caine arrived.
Caine is carrying several seedlings with him, which he stops and plants at different points. We only see him do this one more time, in The Gunman.
According to Serenity, Caine's grandfather drove out his father and his Chinese wife from his house. But later Grandfather Caine asks what the wife looked like. Someone was either lying or very forgetful here.
Caine is given Danny's letters, as well as his great grandfather's watch.