The key Andre uses to break out of prison was made of double-poured, high-plastic resin. Because the actual key was quite delicate, the lock used on set was custom-built and manipulated to open on cue from the back by a Props Master.
The Hotel Deveaux scenes were actually filmed at The King Edward, an exquisitely restored hotel in Toronto's financial district, originally built in 1903.
The Gellar Museum scenes were filmed at Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum, an award-winning architectural wonder that showcases over ten thousand pairs of shoes from around the world and throughout the ages at any given time.
The majority of the jewels featured in this episode were purchased at a bead store. However, "hero" gems were brought in from Los Angeles to add to the authenticity of the scenes. They were held up at customs even though they were not real gems, and made it to set one hour before it was time to shoot the scene they were in. The pearl necklace given to Heather by Brennan was custom-built by a Toronto jewelry artisan.
The $1500 luxury champagne from the Hotel Deveaux scenes actually cost a mere $14. Elegant graphics were created by a Breakout Kings graphic designer to cover the bottle.
The cigars used in this episode are all real Cuban cigars. While it is still illegal to buy and sell them in the U.S., no such restrictions exist in Canada.
Production Notes provided courtesy of Tori Larsen.