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In the scene immediately following the opening credits, we see the detectives in the office. Michael Talbott messes up his line, clearly calling Rico "Sonny". His exact words are: "Hey Sonny, I hear you had a close encounter of the weird kind!
It's revealed Reese and Castillo have a history at The Company.
Rico's beard comes and goes. In his first appearance he has it. In the next scene, the beard is gone. The quick disappearance is covered up by Switek, commenting, "you look better without a beard."
Towards the end of the episode, Kathleen rushes over to Crockett, who is laying on the shore of a river, having just defeated one of the convicts. This scene is supposed to be taking place out in the wilderness, away from the city, but as Kathleen runs to help Crockett, several large hotels and office buildings are visible in the background.
Two future Oscar winners appear in this episode: a young Chris Cooper and a very young Julia Roberts.
The art gallery where Crockett escapes in a boat from at the end of the episode was Tony Amato's home in the episode "No Exit."
Caitlin was seven weeks pregnant when killed by Hackman.
There is no mention of the $6,000 dollars Ellen Mason paid to hire the assassin at the resolution of this episode. This would be enough to start an investigation and tie her in with the killing of Alan Beaks.
A big glitch in this episode is the scene in the teaser where Sgt. Haskell berates Lt. Castillo as his superior looks on. Lt. Castillo outranks Sgt. Haskell and should not have tolerated such behavior. And the Captain, as the senior officer present, should have said something, too.
In the teaser, when Crockett and Tubbs are on a stakeout, it's obvious Don Johnson had to loop dialogue in at a later time. We clearly hear Sonny saying the words, "You can't do an honest day's of work in this neighborhood...", but as he turns his head his lips aren't moving.
Watch closely while Crockett drives his Ferrari through the night - it is a shot filmed from Season 3 and the spiky hair style he had only in season 3 is noticible - and completely different than the longer locks from the actual episode.
This episode's title was later reused by writer Dick Wolf for a first season episode of Law & Order, which he executive produces.
Maria McDonald, who plays Alicia, also plays Vanessa in season 1's episode "The Great MaCarthy".
Jan Hammer's Escape From Television album features the song "Theresa", which is the haunting, lovely theme played throughout this episode.
However, the same song (minus the lead piano) is the love theme used in the season 1 episode "Nobody Lives Forever" during the Crockett and Brenda scenes. Apparently it's Crockett's "doomed romance" theme.
"The Savage" puts on his trench coat as he gets ready to leave his hotel. He makes a point to pop the collar on the jacket to hide the knife strapped to his back. In the next scene, after he leaves his room, "The Savage" walks down into the lobby, but his collar is no longer popped, and the knife is gone.
At the end of the episode we see Castillo getting out of the car twice: once in the distance and once close by.
When Slade exits Castillo's office, he opens the door in a rage. In doing so, the blinds swing through the window in the door, revealing the window has no glass in it.
We find out Zito was afraid of needles, and that he collected snow globes. We also see the apartment he moved into after his house burned down in the first season episode, "Made For Each Other."
During a chase, a car runs into a boat; but instead of simply crashing into the boat, the car becomes airborne.
We learn that Zito likes boxing, that he's from a huge family, that a brother died of an OD, and that Zito is a recovered drug addict.