- In Memoriam: Producer Jim Michaelspointed out on Twitter that there is a photo on the wall of the schoolroom of Matt Riley, a member of the cast who often served as a stand-in for Jared and recently passed away.
- Similarly Named Works: Named after the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Norman Mailer about the execution of Gary Gilmore.
- Throw It In!: According to Robert Berens, the writer of this episode, who live tweeted during the show, he originally had Rowena call Crowley a "whale", as reference to something he had overheard his mother call him. Instead Ruth Connell ad-libbed the more Scottish insult of "a bit of a bloater".