This episode contains the first appearances of Howard 'Bunny' Colvin, the Deacon and Namond Brice since the finale of season four.
(Snoop's last words)
Snoop: How my hair look Mike?
(about the planned hit on Big Walter)
Michael: Ain't ya'll ever wonder if he even deserve any of this shit?
Snoop: Deserve got nothing to do with it, it's his time that's all.
Marlo: My name was in the street? When we bounce from this shit here ya'll gonna go down on them corners and let them people know word did not get back to me. Let 'em know Marlo step to any mothafucka, Omar, Barksdale, whoever. My name is my name!
(Micheal realizes he was set up to get killed and pulls a gun on Snoop)
Snoop: Smart nigga, You always was. How'd you know?
Michael: Ya'll taught me, get there early.
Lester: Shardene better be awake too, 'cause I do believe Lester Freamon's in the mood for love.
Music: "The 'In' Crowd" by Ramsay Lewis; "Be Easy" by Ghostface Killah
Although credited, Michael K. Williams does not appear in this episode.
Snoop's line "Deserve got nuthin' to do with it" is an homage to the film Unforgiven, where Clint Eastwood speaks the exact same line before he is about to kill someone whom he feels does not deserve to die.
When Michael comes home, Dukie is watching television and says that the program is about a serial killer who only kills other serial killers. This is a reference to the popular series Dexter, made by other premium cable channel Showtime. A brief glimpse of the screen can be seen, with a body on a table covered in plastic cling-wrap, which is a trademark of the title character.