Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a soccer mom who was blown up in her mini-van, confused as to why someone would murder a seemingly innocent soccer mom. They soon discover that the soccer mom, named June, was part of a group of radicals from the 70's, named the National Liberation Army. June was also wanted by the FBI for decades, and might have been close to turning herself in, which makes motives for her murder really complicated. Meanwhile, Brennan goes to see her father Max in jail.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Eric Millegan

    Zack Addy

  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Not entirely original but good.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 07, 2009

  • Another good episode

    By vicky24c, May 23, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 20, 2010

  • I don't know why I still watch Bones.

    By IgnatzNiemand, Feb 27, 2008

  • As usual Bones is on top. I didn't see the murderer in this one. This show was amazing. Through the whole show I thought that the killer was the other radical guy, and I never thought that it was that FBI agent.

    By gabell73, Aug 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Bones: (reading Amy Nash/June Harris' letter to her daughter) I've done terrible things in my life, things I can't change. I know how much pain this will cause you, but never forget how much I love you. I know we didn't always agree on how, but we both hoped for the same thing: a just world. Even though I didn't fire the gun that took that man's life, I have to take responsibility for it and for my cowardice hiding all these years. I tried to spare you and your father pain. I know what your father thought when he caught me with Neil, but I would rather die than betray your father. If I've learned anything, it's that we can never let the chaos and injustice make us so blind with anger that we become part of the problem. Understanding compassion, kindness, and love are the only true revolutionary ideals. When we compromise those we become what we despise, and we lose our humanity. The world might see my legacy as one of violence and destruction, but I know that you are my real legacy, and for that, I will be thankful every day.

    • (Booth and Brennan are sitting on the steps of Lincoln Memorial; Booth seems tipsy.) Brennan: How much scotch did you drink? Booth: Oh, just enough. You know, I would have invited you but Reilly, he, he doesn't like you. Brennan: I understand. Booth: I'm sorry, was that rude? Brennan: Not from someone who's been drinking. Booth: God, you know, I love this place. I love it, I love this country. You know, I'll tell you something, if I was working law enforcement back in the day when it threw all that tea, alright, in the harbor - I'm good, I'm good. I would have rounded everybody up and we'd still be English. Brennan: (smiling) You think?

    • (upon finding the victim's tattoo) Cam: An inverted pentagram...devil worship. Hodgins: Mom had a little thing going on the side with Satan? Aww...the 'burbs.

    • Brennan: Have you determined what kind of bomb was used? Agent Frost: I'm still sifting through the debris and waiting for whatever goodies these bugs leave behind. Brennan: And...Dr. Hodgins is just keeping you company? Hodgins: What? No, I'm working. Hard. I'm gonna go right now and work... hard, someplace else.

    • Cam: How close are we to ID'ing the victim? Angela: Well, this is the skull (points at a shattered skull) I'm good, but I'm not that good.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Air Dates: Denmark: November 13th, 2007 on TV3 United Kingdom: November 15th, 2007 on Sky1 The Netherlands: November 21st, 2007 on RTL 4 Spain: January 18th, 2008 on FOX TV Spain Australia: July 24th, 2008 on Channel Seven Belgium: September 8th, 2008 on 2BE Germany: September 18th, 2008 on RTL Finland: December 12th, 2008 on Sub Slovakia: April 29th, 2009 on JOJ Czech Republic: September 16th, 2009 on Prima Bulgaria: March 28th, 2011 on bTV

    • Ryan O'Neal was billed as a Special Guest Star.

    • Featured Music: "Perfect Day" - Lou Reed (during the beginning montage)

    Trivia (2)

    • It is revealed in this episode that Booth is 35 years old.

    • Bumper sticker on the back of the mini-van - "Soccer Moms Kick Grass"

    Allusions (2)

    • Booth: I love this country, you know I tell you something, if I was working law enforcement back in the day when they threw all that tea in the harbor, I'm good, alright, I'm good, I would have rounded everybody up, and we'd still be English. This is an allusion to The Boston Tea Party which took place on December 16 of 1773 and helped spark (so it has been said) the American Revolution. The actual event that has since been deemed "The Boston Tea Party" was a protest by the American colonists against Great Britain. The American colonists destroyed mass quantities of tea bricks that were on ships in the Boston Harbor.

    • Booth: Okay, that's great, let's get out of here before Hodgins gives him the Pinko medal of honor. This is an allusion to when Pinko was the term used during the Cold War to designate and accuse people who were suspected of supporting the Soviet Union. This often included many left wing and Progressive Party politicians. Hodgins, being a government-opposed conspiracy theorist, would more than agree with a lawyer like Huntzinger who was a left-wing liberal.

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