In the first episode, just four episodes previously, it is established that the year is 1879. It is mentioned that Jesse's brother Charley died recently in this episode, and in real life Charley died in 1884. It's clear that this episode isn't set five years after the premiere episode.
The song the Guitar Player (Tony Romano) is singing through the episode is based on the popular poem of the time, "The Ballad of Jesse James". through the years, songs based on the poem have been recorded many times, by artists such as, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.
Near the beginning of the episode, when Dan arrives in Socorro, New Mexico, he is unshaven and wearing a light colored shirt. During the climax he is clean shaven (except for his mustache) and wearing a dark, checkered shirt. However, moments later, in the final scene, when Dan rides out ofBentham's ranch he is back to being unshaven and wearing the same light shirt he did when eh arrived in town.
Trivia: Johnny only appears in the final scene of this episode.
Trivia: Johnny only appears in the opening scene of this episode.
Trivia: Johnny only appears very briefly in the middle of the episode.
In this episode, it is revealed that Sam Deever had his leg from the knee down to the foot amputated after a horse fell on it. In reality, Hal Torey, the actor who plays Deever, had the lower portion of his leg strapped behind the upper portion of his leg, and had to hobble on a crutch. The camera work is carefully done so as not to show the lower leg. However, in one scene, he falls over, and the camera catches a glimpse of his real leg strapped behind him.
Although he is just a guest star, Mike Road is listed in the opening credits with John Russell, Peter Brown, and Peggie Castle.
In this episode, we learn that Jake the bartender's last name is Summers.
Although she is just a guest star in this episode, Peggy McCay is listed in the opening credits with John Russell, Peter Brown, and Peggy Castle.
When Lily reads from King Harris' wanted poster, she reads, "Wanted for escape and the murder of Wesley Stocker." But there's no reference to Wesley Stocker on the poster.
Lily won't leave Dan's office, wanting to stay close to him because "He won't shoot if I'm near." But Lex had just shot at Dan in his office, through the window, with Lily standing right next to Dan.