- Dawson Casting: Ayla Kell and Cassie Scerbo were 19 when the show started, so it wasn't long before the trope came into effect for them. It hit Josie Loren (22) from day one, and it really hit Chelsea Hobbs hard - not only was she 24 at the start, but her screen mother Susan Ward is just eight years older!
- One-Hit Wonder: Ronnie Cruz's former career.
- Reality Subtext / Written-In Infirmity: Chelsea Hobbs (who was already a mother before being cast as Emily) got pregnant so this was written into the show as Emily's pregnancy.
Trivia / Make It or Break It