Ford, the primary sponsor of the premiere, incorporated 24 and the character of Jack Bauer into the two-part commercial that aired before and after this episode. Although Kiefer Sutherland did not appear, nor did any other 24 actor, the commercial featured a Jack Bauer look-alike, foreign spies, a secret tracker, money and a car chase that involved the Ford F-150. Jack Bauer was not mentioned by name, but the commercial was clearly meant to compliment 24 without stepping on any toes.
Carlos Gomez portrays Luis Annicon and has confrontational moment with Ramon Salazar. (Joaquim de Almeida) The two actors shared a similar moment in the film "Desperado" when de Almedia portrayed Gomez' Boss, Bucho.