Trivia: This episode is the first time Seska is seen in her Cardassian form.
Goof: After attempts to beam Chakotay at warp fail, they drop out of warp and engage the Kazon in battle. During battle, their shields are up. They wouldn't be able to beam him over while the shields are up. However, they do so until Seska steals his pattern back through Voyager's shields. That shouldn't have been able to happen, either.
Nitpick: As Chakotay's shuttlecraft passes close to the camera, the "74656" markings on it's rear section are reversed, due to the film being flipped. This would happen again in "The Raven" due to the footage being reused.
Janeway: I'm putting you on report, in case that means anything anymore.
Chakotay: It means something to me, Captain. It means I've let you down ...and for that I'm truly sorry.
Seska: Hello, Chakotay. Congratulations on your victory. I look forward to our next meeting. Oh, and there's something you should know. While you were unconscious, I took the liberty of extracting a sample of your DNA. I impregnated myself with it. So, I guess more congratulations are in order. You're going to be a father.
Chakotay: Flattery, devotion, sex... I thought she had a lot to offer a man.
Culluh: Give me the command codes!
Chakotay: I'll give you something better.
Chakotay: First hand information.
Culluh: (leaning forward with an avaricious look) Go ahead.
Chakotay: (laughing) When Seska's through with you... she's gonna kill you!
Chakotay: I see the Nistrim take orders from you now.
Seska: Let's just say I'm in a position of some influence, which is fortunate for you. Culluh wanted to execute you immediately, but I convinced him that you'd be a valuable prisoner, and that I should be the one to interrogate you.
Chakotay: Lucky me.
Martha Hackett rated this episode as her favorite of the first season and a half of Voyager.
Actress Martha Hackett learned that she herself was pregnant only two weeks before she was contacted to return to Voyager- coincidentally, with Seska being pregnant as well with Chakotay's child!
The episode's original working title was "Manipulations".