Interestingly, there is no autopsy performed in this episode.
The only episode in the whole show, in which Quincy does not appear.
When Quincy confronts the murderer in the hospital he tells the man that he has the bruise from the seat belt to prove he was driving. Quincy then pulls down the neck of the hospital gown to expose the man's right shoulder. Since he was driving, the bruise should be on the left shoulder.
This episode marks the final appearance of Lee Potter, Quincy's first girlfriend in the show.
Quincy finds out that the murderer was able to convince the victim's father that his son was killed in Vietnam. The only problem, his son was killed in 1959, several years before the US got involved in Vietnam. [Editor's Note: According to the National Archives, the Vietnam Conflict for the U.S. began in 1956. The dates for the 'War' are given as between 1969 and the last U.S. troop withdrawal in April 1975. As the victim was described as enlisting in the Army (and not being drafted starting with the December 1969 draft lottery), he very well could have served and been killed in Vietnam at the time.]
The chalkboard in the classroom where Quince is teaching the pathology class at the university in Los Angeles (it has a list of words painted down the left hand side), can also been seen in the coroner's office in Lubbock, Texas later in the show.
The proper term for a postmortem examination on an animal is "necropsy", yet Dr. Pines (with a medical degree from Harvard) and Dr. Quincy refer to the examination of Pines' dog Shaughnessy as an autopsy.
In the scenes where the band is performing in the lounge, you can hear a (rhythm) guitar playing. However, if you look closely, both "guitarists" are actually playing bass guitars.
In watching this episode I figured out that it was most likely filmed in 2 separate hotels. One of those hotels is definately what is now the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village, NV. I could tell since I worked there back in 1988 and there were many scenes which kept me thinking this was filmed at the hotel prior to it becoming a Hyatt property. Prior to it being Hyatt it was the King's Inn. I also feel this was filmed at a Sheraton as well since there is one brief scene where paramedics are wheeling patients out of a guest room floor and into another room and you can see the Sheraton logo in reverse on one of the glass doors. Also, the Hyatt/King's Inn did not have a cabaret theater or a lower portion to the hotel. Since there are some scenes in a cabaret as well as people walking up from a downstairs scene I would assume that those were filmed at the Sheraton.