The general store where Longworth investigates Erin's story is actually the Crystal Springs Roller Rink built back in 1939.
A silicone replica was used for the body floating in the water but the weight made it seem as if it was real.
The cigarette Jeff smokes in the pilot is made of all natural herbs.
The Palm County FDLE office is actually the Hollywood Arts & Cultural Center which is listed as an original Florida Historical Home site.
The original pilot was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida with re-shoots in Fort Lauderdale.
Carlos: (discussing the toxicology report) I'm not taking you to the lab with me.
Jim: Why not?
Carlos: The last time I did that, you told them they had their head up their ass.
Jim: They do. Or they did. I have no idea if it's a recurring problem or not. I'll keep an open mind.
Daniel: (after Jim shoots the caiman they were looking for) The animal's protected!
Jim: Well then how come I had such a clear shot?
The Glades premiere was the most-watched original drama series telecast in A&E network history. It also broke records for the key 25-54 and 18-49 demographics.
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: March 5, 2012 on Prima family
United Kingdom: September 11, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
Michelle Hurd had a bit part in the original pilot as a bartender. When the show was picked up for 13 episodes her bartender scene was cut as she'd been cast as FDLE Regional Director Colleen Manus.
"Gimmie What You Got To Give" by Pete Miserm, Album: Honest Mistakes (beach club scene as Jim interviews Justin)
"I'll Be True To You" by Jo Kelly Stephnson (night club scene where Carlos is playing pinball)
"Anywhere At All" by Bosshouse Music Library (beach bar as Jim interviews Justin again)
"Know Your Name" by H.L. Guyton, Album: My Life (boom box music playing outside a grocery store where the kids are hanging out)
"Fly Home Flag Boy" by Laura Vecchonie, Album: Girl In The Band (restaurant as Jim and Callie have a drink and dinner)