YMMV for the TV Series
- Alternate Character Interpretation: Was Gilbert Jax actually part of the break-out? He was too new to Hell to have any powers, too unstable to control, and had no useful skills of any kind. Sending him back would have been child's play if not for the Devil's interference. It's not hard to argue that the Devil let him go just to mess with Zeke.
- Genius Bonus: In It's a Helluva Life the Devil accusing Zeke of imagining a "Saintly" life that could get him into heaven, and Zeke insists "I never said saintly." The joke here seems to be that Zeke (like most people) doesn't actually realize that anyone who goes to heaven is a "Saint." When a denomination declares someone a "Saint" it merely means that they believe there is proof that person is in heaven.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: You get exactly one guess whom he (go down) plays on that series.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: As recently as 2008, a representative of Warner Home Video commented on the series.
"Despite the wonderful work of Peter Horton and John Glover, there are no plans at this time to release Brimstone."
- Retroactive Recognition: In the episode 'Ashes', there's an appearance from Supernatural's Mark Pellegrino.
YMMV for the Novel
- Trapped by Mountain Lions: The Harriman-Reverend Buck-Laura Hayward subplot ultimately has nothing to do with the main plot, beyond being started by it.
YMMV for the Movie
- Complete Monster: "The Reverend" is a stern, misogynistic, religiously-obsessed man who uses the Bible to justify his mistreatment of women. After physically and psychologically abusing his wife Anna for many years, ultimately leading to her suicide, the Reverend begins to lust after his daughter Joanna, intending to force her to marry him. When a friendly bandit sheltered by Joanna tries to stop him, the Reverend shoots him in the face with a cattle gun before dragging his daughter to his chambers to beat and rape her. Joanna escapes and finds a new home in a brothel, where the Reverend tracks her down many years later in an attempt to beat her back into submission to him. Joanna fights back and escapes again, but not before the Reverend stabs one of her best friends to death. After Joanna marries a new husband and becomes a mother, the Reverend once again finds her and proceeds to stalk Joanna's family, slaughtering the livestock, trying to turn her daughter against her and murdering her husband by cutting open his stomach and strangling him with his own intestines. Joanna flees to her father-in-law's cabin in the mountains, during which journey the Reverend shoots and kills her young stepson. The Reverend proceeds to murder the old man as well before capturing, tying up, and beating both Joanna and her daughter, indicating that he intends to rape the little girl—his own granddaughter—as retribution for Joanna having spurned his perverted advances for so long.