Cyrus Lupo can speak Chinese.
Jack McCoy mentions Governor Shalvoy's "consorting with prostitutes" and being "reckless" in his personal life. He is referring to events in the Season 18 episode "Excalibur".
When Cutter tries to make a case to prevent the Talbots from providing the controversial surgical procedure for their daughter as a condition of the plea agreement, he refers to the Season 5 episode "Precious" ('People v Willick' case). In that episode, McCoy attempted to make a tubal ligation a condition of a plea agreement.
This episode marks two rare situations-
1) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) appears in court and
2) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) shares a scene with one or more cops (Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard).
In the episode "Fame" (17x1), Jack's estranged daughter Rebecca is living in Maine. Later that season, in "Fallout" (17x19), they met in NYC to reconcile. However, in this episode, she "drove up from San Diego" to meet him while Jack was in Los Angeles.
Jack McCoy's daughter is named Rebecca.
Kevin Bernard grew up in Compton (a city located in southern Los Angeles).
Kevin Bernard doesn't like dogs because his nickname in Catholic school was "St. Bernard."
Ed Green's address is 256 West 30th Street.
This is one of only a handful of episodes in which the district attorney (Jack McCoy) shares a scene with a cop (Anita Van Buren).
Cyrus Lupo has a very noticeable scar on his leg, the result of a bicycle accident when he was nine.
This episode gives the impression that Olivet had an affair with Detective Mike Logan. She is forced to admit the affair and she mentions that he was a police detective who had lost a partner.
Michael Cutter mentions that Dr. Elizabeth Olivet is a rape victim. She was raped by a gynecologist during the episode "Helpless".
Nitpick: When the defense attorney Ms. Sanders cross examines Jack McCoy she accuses him of not liking policemen. In his reply defending himself McCoy fails to inform her that his father was a cop, a powerful counterpoint.
This episode marks three rare situations-
1) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) appears in court,
2) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) shares a scene with a cop (Anita Van Buren), and
3) the district attorney (Jack McCoy) testifies.
GOOF: "Auxiliary" is misspelled in the title card as "Auxilliary Police Headquarters".
While on the stand, Jack McCoy also states how he was reigned in for 'prosecuting a bunch of Russian gangsters who killed a prosecutor and almost blew up a police station'. He is referring to the two-part "Refuge" episodes.
A lawyer refers to Jack McCoy being involved in a case against a gun manufacturer and the verdict being set aside by the judge. This happened during the episode Gunshow.
Cyrus Lupo can read Spanish.