This episode never aired on NBC and had it's first airing on Court TV.
Goof: The defense attorney mistakingly refers to Martinez as a man at one point, while Orlando Ramirez was on the stand, even though they were told to refer to the victim as a female.
Out of all crossovers between the Law & Orders, this is the only one that does not involve an episode of the original series.
Goof: When the police arrest Thompson for intimidating Mr. Lansing, Scott Cohen's eyes turn red for a moment.
Goof: The dates on all of the title cards are off by one day, meaning this case would have taken place in 2004. However this would be impossible, because Detective Green would have been partnered with Detective Briscoe, not Detective Fontana.
Probably coincidence, but the episode title comes from the REM album Monster. Monster is also the title of Carey Lowell's last regular cast appearance during season 8 of Law & Order.
We learn that Detective Ravell (Scott Cohen) has had a divorce in his past.
Cases involving shaken baby deaths were previously covered on the mother ship Law & Order and SVU.
Goof: A case of careless editing? After Anderlee enters the courtroom, at the point right before everyone is seated, you can see a scene from the first episode, the same exact scene. You can clearly make out Annabella Sciorra and Tony Bill.
That the pilot deals with a Broadway related case is interesting. Bebe Neuwirth is a two-time Tony Award winner, and Jerry Orbach was also a Broadway legend.
The opening narration: "In the Criminal Justice System, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty, either by confession, plea bargain, or trial by jury. This is one of those trials"