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Geoffrey Pearce is Acting Station Officer in this episode until the final scene.
An unseen substitute Blue Watch firefighter called 'O'Connor' makes an 'appearance' in this episode. During the first scene, Pearce reads out the list of firefighters and calls out "O'Connor" and receives a response. However he is never seen in shot and in any subsequent scenes.
First appearance of Jan Anderson (Lisa).
Final appearance of Ben Onwukwe (Recall).
First appearances of Terry Alderton (Charlie), Tristan Gemmill (Frank), Anthony Green (Mick) and Liza Walker (Shauna).
In the scene where Pitbull swaps the phone numbers and defaces Eve's photo, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the back of his head.
In the final scene, Elaine is shown to begin pouring champagne into a glass as the relief arrives in the pub. The camera shot then changes and she is shown to again pick up the bottle and begin pouring again.
At the cemetery, memorials for Hallam, Joe and Sicknote are shown. A close up of Sicknote and Joe's memorial plaque reads the following:-
Ff. Albert Quigley
Ff. Joseph Walker
8.7.99 Hawkins Lane S.E.1
The date is a year and a day before the episode in which they passed away was actually broadcast (in Series 12 Episode 16).
It seems highly unlikely that after being insubordinate to both Pearce and Coleman, refusing to attend the inquest and announcing that he is quitting (all within the space of 5 minutes) that Hi-Ho would then be allowed to attend a shout (especially when the inquest was happening at the same time!).
References are made to the deaths of Sicknote and Joe in the previous series.
Although used for comic effect, it is highly unlikely that a venue already set up for a Sci-fi convention would be allowed to be used for a Christening. Some of the scenes show children moving Daleks round the hall (and one getting trapped in one!) and the hall would have had convention staff preparing for their event.
D.O. Griggs reveals he is a Sci-fi fan and Maggie reveals that Pearce used to like Doctor Who as a child.
Recall mentions that former Leading Firefighter Dan Barratt is now living in Tibet.
Glen Murphy (George) does not appear in this episode.
Jonathan Guy Lewis who wrote the script for this episode previously starred on the show as Chris Hammond and would return for a series of guest appearances later in this series.
With Pearce taking time out to be with Fiona and Eve, Hyper temporarily becomes Watch Commander and Sally becomes Crew Commander in this episode.
From this episode, John Coleman becomes Station Commander, Pearce becomes Watch Commander and Hyper becomes Crew Commander.
The new Blackwall Fire Station debuts in this episode. The old station is seen briefly as George and Adam visit it on the way back from a shout and George reveals it is being turned into a restaurant and flats.
Leon Black (Carl) would later join the main cast as Craig Ross for the final series.
First appearance of Sam Callis (Adam).