The incompetent robbers are an homage to the classic 1974 movie Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino. Pacino's character tries to rob a bank to finance his lover's sex change operation.
The meeting in a diner is an homage to a different Pacino film - 1995's Heat, directed by Miami Vice's Michael Mann - in which Pacino and Robert De Niro have a low key meeting in a diner.
Ben Mendelsohn assumed he had been given a "mullet" haircut in direct reference to a previous movie of his, an Australian film entitled Mullet. In fact, it was a complete coincidence.
Ben Mendelsohn worked with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Alexander Siddig on the 2000 movie Vertical Limit, starring Chris O'Donnell.
This episode marks a return to Farscape for Anthony Hayes. He played the unstable Molnon in the Chiana-centered Season 2 episode "Taking the Stone."
Inge Hornstra, who plays café owner Esssk, originally came from Holland. She's also appeared on Beastmaster.
Salvatore Coco used his italian heritage to good effect in the 2000 movie Looking for Alibrandi, alongside fellow Farscape guest star Matt Newton (Jothee). The film was directed by Season 4 director, Kate Woods.
Director Peter Andrikidis was so impressed with Anthony Hayes' performance on this episode that he cast him as the second lead on his next project, the TV movie Heroes' Mountain.
Ben Browder and Claudia Black deliberately didn't lock eyes until the final scene of this episode, to emphasize how estranged Crichton and Aeryn had become.
Guy Gross scored this episode to emphasize how out of control the two arsonists were, and that no one really could predict what the outcome would be.