Due to various extrinsic circumstances, this episode was filmed in two parts, the first in September and the second in February; this episode literally bookended the first season of Breakout Kings. To achieve continuity after so many months, members of all departments had to study the previously shot and edited footage, pour over continuity folders and notes, and pool their resources to make sure that that which they were matching was completely accurate. For example, the five mug shots of the escapees that appear in the Breakout Kings Bullpen had to be re-affixed to the wall in February exactly as they had been in September, down to millimeter adjustments moments before the camera rolled.
The Attica Correctional Facility scenes were shot at the historic R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant located along Toronto's eastern lakeshore. This facility, renowned for its Art-Deco architecture, had been closed to the public since September 11th, 2001; Breakout Kings was the first show to gain filming access to this location.
The Breakout Kings art and construction departments teamed up to make over five thousand foam insulation bricks in order to assemble the wall at Attica that was smashed. This wall-smashing sequence was captured in one take by five different cameras, including director Gavin Hood's personal camera.
The lighter that Ray used to draw answers out of Clemente was built by members of the props department. Three LED lights were wired into the body of an existing lighter and were controlled by a switch that actor Domenick Lombardozzi held in his hand. The "flames" were then enhanced through visual effects in post production.
The suburban upscale home that Ronald and Chester broke into was found in the quaint village of Port Credit, just on the outskirts of Toronto. This picturesque area is known for its strong artist community and custom-built homes with progressive architecture.
The infirmary at the Attica Correctional Facility was filmed at Toronto's Humber River Hospital, the go-to location for Toronto film crews in need of a hospital set.
To execute the stunt in which Tran is hit and killed by the bus, a stunt performer was first rigged to a crane with a harness and strong stunt cables. The performer ran at a precise and calculated angle and when the timing was just right, he was yanked from his feet by the rig. The cables were then removed from the shot in post.
Production Notes supplied by Tori Larsen