The picture on the wall of Miles' office is a cover of Grant Morrison's comic "The Invisibles" #1 from DC Vertigo imprint. It was a title about a group of mystic misfit anarchists fighting global-wide conspiracy and oppression.
The scenes supposedly taking place in Texas and New Jersey were actually all filmed on the same island in New York.
The long drive was filmed in Lido Beach. The convenience store scene was filmed at the Dairy Barn in Long Beach (also seen in the second episode of the USA series Royal Pains). The boat scenes were shot at a marina in Reynolds Channel, east of the border between Point Lookout and Lido Beach. (A nearby boat has a NY registration number.)
Long Beach High School in Lido Beach doubles as Harbour Beach High School.
Filming occurred during Summer 2010.
It is revealed that the "Houston Problem", a report we saw in Spangler's office very early on in the season contained information that described Houston's position in the oil-supply system for the U.S. and it's weaknesses or susceptibilities. One such weakness saw how a tanker sinking in Galveston Bay would have a domino effect that would cripple the nation for months.
As Kale describes in this episode, after Julius Caesar defied the Roman senator Cato's government and crossed the Rubicon river with his army, Cato realized that Caesar would become Rome's dictator. Cato killed himself in an effort to refuse surrendering and so his loved ones could make peace with Caesar. Basically, this shadows what Tom Rhumor has done - killed himself to protect Katherine from the truth.
Kale has an alternate alias, saying he is Marcus King during the episode.
Kale's USMC shirt is probably an easter egg. Arliss Howard (Kale Ingram) played 'Cowboy', one of the Marine recruits in Stanley Kubrick's classic "Full Metal Jacket".
We know 4 of the 7 boys from the old photo: Tom Rhumor, Truxton Spangler, Gerald Bradley, and James Wheeler.
The five countries subject to papers that David Hadas last took out were Nigeria, Burma, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela. Will takes these files out but doesn't get a chance to look them over.
Kale must have been in the Marine Corps, he has a T-shirt that says U.S.M.C.
We learn that the Citizen's Institute, Garson Security (headed by Roy), and Atlas-MacDowell are all connected, housed in the same floor of the same building. Truxton has an extension at Atlas-MacDowell, but is never there and the company is now run by Edward Roy.
While Will is rummaging through Ed's files, we learn a lot of new information about Truxton Spangler:
- Born March 30, 1948
- Parents: Peter and Leslie (Jones) Spangler
- Children: 2; Danielle Lila; Robert Evan
- B.A. Amherst College, 1970
- J.D. Harvard Law School, 1973
- Legal Advisor, State Department
- Adjunct Professor: War College; Woodrow Wilson School of Foreign Affairs
- worked and studied under the secretary for Defense of Intelligence at the Pentagon
The identity of the black man watching over Will is revealed: it is Edward Roy the ex-CIA officer now heading his own business, ARZ Services. Someone has hired him to watch Will.
Will uses the search engine "FetchAndRetrieve.com", but typing this into a browser yields a site that doesn't exist.
James Wheeler is revealed to have been talking to Spangler in the last scene of the first episode where the men discuss the death of Tom Rhumor.
Grant mentions that Will is now always on time because of his past tragedy. However, Will comes in late for his first day taking over David's position.
The book on Tom Rhumor's nightstand is Graham Greene's drama-comedy "Our Man in Havana". A summary is as follows: In pre-Castro Cuba, James Wormold's wife has left him for another man, leaving him alone with his teenage daughter Milly. Wormold's career as a vacuum cleaner salesman doesn't net enough to pay, but accepts an offer to work for the British secret service, where he fails to find information to relay. He creates a vast network of agents, eventually passing off a sketch of a vacuum cleaner's circuit diagram as a secret military installation. This marvelous coup marks Wormold as a rising star. But when people around him start dropping like flies, Wormold realizes that someone is taking his little game very, very seriously.
We get a better glance at the book David gave Will in this episode. It's titled "Apple Pie for Breakfast: The Best Road Food In America". The book appears to be fictional as no such listing was found online.
Goof: The elevator door has a small window which changes back and forth from the left to right side. When Will enters downstairs, it is on the left but when he arrives upstairs, it is on the right.
In the next episode "The First Day of School," the window is on the right when Will and his boss board downstairs.