The opening credits have been changed to reflect the addition of new cast members Charles Bickford, Don Quine and Sara Lane.
This episode also marked the return of Ross Elliot as semi-regular Sheriff Mark Abbott. He had been replaced, or his character role substituted, by regular character Deputy (and later Sheriff) Emmett Ryker as played by Clu Gulager in season 3. Ryker was absent from the first half of season 5 but would return about halfway through season 5. Clu Gulager would again be listed as a star in the opening credits from episode #14 although the character of Ryker does not appear again until episode #16 (entitled "Sue Ann") of season 5. However, upon his return Emmett Ryker has been demoted again to Deputy as Sheriff Abbott continued on as Sheriff.
All the regulars appear in this episode, including the newly introduced Shiloh owner John Grainger (Charles Bickford) and his family. Trampas's appearance is brief and near the end of the episode.