This episode marks the final appearance of Danny Tovo. He wasn't around in the last two episodes of the show.
Only episode the second half of season 8, in which Emily does not appear.
This episode brings two substantial changes to the show. First of all, Quincy marries Emily finally, which means that Quincy is married for the first time in the show, though we know he was already married in the past. The second change is maybe even more remarkable: Quincy sells his beloved boat, his home at least since the beginning of the show almost seven years ago! From now on to the end of the show, he lives with Emily in the apartment in which she lived alone before.
Memorable episode, as Quincy finally proposes to Emily. Also, we get a hint in the last scene that the upcoming wedding might cause some problems, a guess we see certified in the following two-parter!
Minor role for Emily in this episode, though she appears in more than one scene.
For the third time, Emily only appears in one scene during the episode.
Goof: When Quincy is crawling around the yellow van looking for a blood stain, he and Sam remark how clean the carpet is. However, there is an obvious blood-colored spot on the carpeting in plain sight that he passes right over, and it doesn't catch their attention until they spray it with a chemical that it turns from red to blue.
Fifth appearance of Emily and the third episode, in which she has a major role, after she did not appear in four episodes in a row before this one.
Beside this, it seems a little odd, that Sam doesn't know Quincy's birthdate, as he knew it in "Scream to the Skies".
Possible goof: In this episode, Sam remarks that Quincy's birthday might be soon. Quincy corrects him as he says, that he had his birthday already. Requiring that episodes take place at least around the date they air, it is intended his birthday is in early December or in November, as this episode aired on December 8th. However, Quincy's birthday is celebrated in season 6s "Scream to the Skies", which aired on February 11th. However, we know that episodes of the show at least not always take place around the date they air, as season 7s "To Clear the Air" takes place in the summer, although it aired in February, so this might not be a goof at all.
Melora Hardin previously appeared in the season 5 episode "Never a Child" as a runaway who was lured in by a child pornographer. She is best known for her role as Jan Levinson on the American version of The Office.
This episode has been the object of extraordinary harsh and unobjective criticism. The main blame is that it adjudges the punk scene extremely and failed completely to portray it in a realistic way. Personally, I can't evaluate if these blames are at least partially valid. However, the criticism of some lyrics of punk songs which was done in the episode doesn't seem wrong to me. However, I would say, this episode is not a highlight of the show, seeing the quality of dozens of other episodes in it.
Fourth appearance of Emily and the second one, in which she has a major role in (after "Baby Rattlesnakes"),after she did not appear in four episodes in a row before this one.
Third appearance of Emily, though she did not appear the two episodes before. However, like in "Ghost of a Chance", we only see her in one scene.
Second appearance of Emily, though she only appears in one scene, while having a major role in the episode before.
This episode marks the first appearance of Quincy's future wife Emily Hanover, but not the first appearance of her actress Anita Gillette, see season 4s "Promises to Keep".
Quincy and the police go to Vickie's house toward the end of this episode, only to find her not at home. Immediately, Dr. Quincy says that he is going to call Dr. Rainer, who would know where Vickie went.
How does Quincy know whether Vickie left willingly, or by herself? After all she has agoraphobia, and vowed never to leave her home again. Also, the place had to have been in a disarray after Vickie's struggle with Bohannen.
Also, with which phone did Quincy call Dr. Rainer? Bohannen had cut the phone lines to Vickie's house.
Near the end of the show, when the original owner of the gun is describing what happened to the BATF, he recalls that "eight to nine years ago" he had purchased the gun, and that "a couple months" later, it was stolen. A few seconds later, while telling his wife what happened, he said, "can you believe it, after five years they finally found it."
Regular viewers of the show might be confused about Asten's personal life during it. In the episode "A Good Smack in the Mouth" in season 2, his wife was called Melissa, played by Barbara Babcock. However, in this episode, Asten's wife is called Louise, played by Barbara Tarbuck. Of course it is possible that Asten was married at least two times. However, there was absolute no hint in the show that Asten either got divorced or became a widower between these two episodes. To make the confusion perfectly, in two later episodes of season 7, "The Flight of the Nightingale" and "The Unquiet Grave", Louise also appears, but now portrayed by Cynthia Harris!
This is the first time after "Promises to Keep", Quincy mentions at least indirectly that he was married in the past and that he didn't want own children when the possibility was there. In some following episodes, it is also mentioned either that Quincy was married in the past or that his wife died, and sometimes both.