Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels Dead Man's Walk and Commanche Moon.
I Ate What?: When recruiting a new cook in San Antonio, Po Campo asks Gus and Call to try something he made. Call pops it in his mouth and says "Dang, that's tasty!" What exactly is it? "Grasshopper." Cue Spit Take.
Stuffed Into the Fridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits Lorena Wood's kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, just so we hate the main villain more.
What Could Have Been: Larry McMurtry originally wrote "Lonesome Dove" in the early Seventies as a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo" to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring John Wayne as Call, Jimmy Stewart as Gus and Henry Fonda as Jake Spoon. The proposed film was abandoned after Wayne turned down the part on the advice of director John Ford. McMurtry turned the screenplay into a novel and used the original title for the sequel.