The teaser scene was set on Haulover Beach in North Miami, which has a section for nude sun bathing. But we didn't film in that area; we're not that kind of show!
The mermaid tail worn by Cassandra Hudson was made by a specialty shop in Los Angeles and was constructed out of silicone. It weighs around 75 pounds and it took three costumers to get the stunt girl into it.
Question: What other TV show do guest star Amelia Blaire, who plays Brooke Hudson, and Michelle Hurd, who plays Colleen Manus, have recurring roles on? Answer: 90210.
The synchronized swimming group is played by a professional water show group called The Dolphinettes of Miami.
The scene where Callie and Jim slow dance was filmed at the Harbor Beach Marriott. Filming started around 11 p.m. and ended around 3 a.m. the next day. Interesting how a scene that only lasts two or three minutes can take four hours or longer to film, huh?
The hoop that Brooke comes down from the sky on during the big performance scene was originally going to be shaped like an anchor, but due to counter weight balance issues, the stunt coordinator had to come up something else. He had this new hoop developed and built by Cirque Du Soleil Orlando. The developers also came down to the set to rig and test it to make sure Amelia would be safe.
The octopus found in the victim's mermaid tail was real and had its own handler.
This episode was directed by Lee Rose. Last season, she directed the episode "Old Ghosts."
The "Drunk Tank" holding cell sounds like it has heavy duty steel doors, but the whole set is actually made of wood. We use sound effects to make you believe they are made of steel.
The Fire House bar scene was filmed up the road from the studio at a place called The Polo Club, which used to be famous restaurant called Casey's Nickelodeon.
The bathroom set is new to Jim's home on the Glades. It has real hot and cold running water and a drain system. The tub and shower area are built on a movable riser called a wild wall, which is used for wider views and angles.
Cassandra's apartment was actually a suite at the Hyatt Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, though you probably couldn't tell by the way it was dressed by our set decorating department. There was a 65-foot yacht in the backyard of the hotel, but by decorating and filming strategically, you couldn't tell.
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.