This is the first of five guest appearances made by talented dramatic actor Christopher Meloni (currently Det. Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). Sharp-eyed SVU fans will also note this episode, as well as in few other of Meloni's appearance, also guest stars another talented actor, Dean Winters. Winters and Meloni would both eventually appear on on Homicide: Life on the Street (Meloni as Dennis Knoll, Winters as Tom Marans, in different episodes). Both would also appear together in Oz (Meloni as Chris Keller, Winters as Ryan O'Reilly) and SVU (Meloni as Stabler, Winters as Brian Cassidy).