During the first episode's initial airing, the intro quote was cut, likely to make the transition from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) more seamless. As uploaded to Hulu and Peacock, the quote is reinstated (L&O: Organized Crime text: "In the nation's largest city, the vicious and violent members of the underworld are hunted by the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. These are their stories.")

First appearance of Elliot Stabler in a "Law & Order" series since Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Smoked (2011), the season 12 finale.

The pilot episode marks the first time all five Stabler children are seen together in an episode.

Second show in the "Law & Order" franchise which features a regular cast member (not a guest star) whose character is a criminal, and not a member of the law enforcement community. The first was Law & Order True Crime (2017).

Christopher Meloni is the seventh actor who was a regular cast member on one Law & Order show to transfer as a regular cast member to a second in the franchise. This follows Dann Florek (Law & Order (1990) to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)), Chris Noth (Law & Order (1990) to Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)), Jerry Orbach (Law & Order (1990) to Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)), Fred Thompson (Law & Order (1990) to Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)), Stephanie March (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) to Conviction (2006)), and Alana De La Garza (Law & Order (1990) to Law & Order: LA (2010)).

This is the eighth different series in the Law & Order franchise. The franchise includes: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009), Law & Order: LA (2010), and Law & Order True Crime (2017).

First series in the franchise to have only 8 episodes in the first season.

"Queen for a Day" is a bargaining chip in plea bargaining negotiations. It is a proffer letter, which means that the arresting officer does not have to commit to anything upfront. The offer will be reviewed and will not be deemed prejudicial during the course of the negotiation and thereafter. If the information provided is of value, a cooperative arrangement may be discussed. It was also the name of a 1950's game show that started on radio, Queen for a Day (1951) , and received an eventual television treatment, Queen for a Day (1956), where woman competed for prizes based on why they were deserving of royal treatment.

Out of all the Stabler kids, Dickie and Kathleen are the only ones to still be played by the same actors.