This episode marks the final on-camera appearance of Michael Hurst, and his first Xena episode since season two's "The Quest".
Joel Tobeck (Strife/Deimos) plays the part of Lucifer in this episode. It is Tobeck's final appearance on the series.
This is the last appearance of Charles Mesure (Archangel Michael) on the series.
When Nigel talks to Eve and the prayer group, notice the Eli follower trying desperately to stay on screen. He even shoves a woman out of the way to be in the prime background spot and then react to what's being said.
Nitpick: With Aphrodite gone, people lose their ability to love. This idea is consistent with the season 2 episode "Ten Little Warlords", where the world went crazy after Ares lost his Godhood. However, why haven't we seen any problems with the death of the other Olympian Gods? People are still learning without Athena, still making swords without Hephaestus, still hunting without Artemis. (Could it be that problems only occur when the Gods are made mortal, but not if they die entirely?) And this plot point is certainly inconsistent with the season 3 Hercules episode "Love Takes a Holiday" where Aphrodite quit; the consequence was that guys still wanted love, but women couldn't care less. Another explanation is that all the former examples took place before the rise of the One God of Eli- perhaps when He takes over, the Olympians' various powers all come under His aegis, and there's no disruption in the mortal realm.
In some areas, the original broadcast of this episode cut out Eve's cuss-fest, skipping straight from her evasive answers to his final question and her punching him.
Charon reveals that Velasca, who was imprisoned in a lava flow back in the Season 2 episode "A Necessary Evil" is actually dead.
Xena and Gabrielle walk past the set and props from Cleopatra 2525 as they are leaving Nigel's studio.
The Golden Apple that Ares and Aphrodite eat sprouts leaves halfway through its scene.
Nigel: Whatever happened to walking the path of light, Eve?
Eve: F*** OFF!
Caligula: Xena's evil! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I was a God, a living God -- and that bitch took me out!
Gabrielle: So what's the plan?
Xena: I'm going after Odin!
Gabrielle: There's got to be more to it than that.
Xena: Why do you do that?
Gabrielle: Do what?
Xena: Ask me to spell out the plan! You think after all these years you could maybe join the dots yourself.
Gabrielle: Well, why do I have to drag it out of you? You know, I wish you would show me the pinch that would force you to share your 'little plan' with me.
Xena: No, no, no, you can take the pinch off, but you're not allowed to put the pinch on!
Gabrielle: Oh, I'm not allowed? Oh that's right, I'm the sidekick. You go ahead, Xena, I'll walk ten paces behind you and your horse!
Xena: You can walk beside my horse!
Gabrielle: That's really big of you, Xena!
Xena: Wait, Gabrielle, stop! What's going on? This isn't us!
Gabrielle: We're saying things that people who love each other would never say.
Xena: We gotta get love back into the world, Gabrielle, and fast!
Gabrielle: Right. So what's the plan? (grins)
Nigels's Voice: (just as Xena begins to tell him whether she and Gabrielle are lovers) It's dead?! The battery- ?! This is the world's greatest story and you're telling me the battery is dead?! I don't believe this! Oh, man!
This episode has been described as a clip show of sorts, since Lucy and Renee did not have a great deal of screen time. The "clips" became file photos, artist's renderings, as well as some clips Nigel showed on his small monitor.
This is Adrienne Wilkinson's favorite Eve related episode, as she got to play something a little different than passive Eve or warrior Livia.
Michael Hurst, who played Nigel, was the actor who usually played the part of Charon. Due to time restrictions filming the episode, he was not able to play Charon for this story. The actor who replaced him was a friend of his who was very careful to play the part in the same style, including the voice mimicking the classic comedic actor Jimmy Durante.
DISCLAIMER: The concept of linear time was severely harmed during the making of this motion picture.
Grinhilda is copying the famous inside source Deep Throat from the Watergate investigation, later revealed to be Deputy Director of the FBI William Mark Felt, Sr. He told the reporter to "follow the money", however.