"Passions" began its life as a run-of-the-mill soap opera, full of sex, intrigue, and scandal. In a bid to distinguish the show from the other soaps on the air at the time (and to boost ratings), the producers decided to add a witch to the cast.
When Lindsay Hartley and Justin Hartley (Theresa and Fox) had a daughter in real life, they went on maternity leave from the show and were both temporarily replaced by Priscilla Garita and Nick Stabile as Theresa and Fox respectively. Both Priscilla Garita and Nick Stabile played opposite each other in the NBC soap Sunset Beach (1997). McKenzie Westmore also temporarily stepped out of her role as Sheridan Crane three times during the show's tenure, and was replaced twice by 'Sunset Beach''s actress Kam Heskin (who was a recast on that show as well). 'Passions' was notorious for recasting actors, and both Kay and Jessica were played by four different actresses each during the show's nine years.
Until 27 September 2004, Alistair Crane's face was never seen. His voice was done by Alan Oppenheimer and his body by 'Bill Dempsey'. He is currently played by John Reilly, taking over for David Bailey after his death.
This episode is a "Laugh'n Sniff" episode. You pick up a copy of "TV Guide" Magazine, issue for April 30, 2007 to May 06, 2007 and take out the Laugh'n Sniff card. As you watch the show, a number appears on the screen and whatever number appears on the screen, that is the number that you scratch on the card and sniff.
Two actors from the Bewitched (1964) series were on with Juliet Mills' witch character. Bernard Fox reprised his role as "Dr. Bombay" and Alice Ghostley who had played Esmerelda on Bewitched played "Matilda Matthews," a new character.