Spaceman in a Crater

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 5/2/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A mysterious dead man is found in a crater with his body flattened as if he had fallen from the sky. Brennan and Booth try to find out who the man was while Hodgins comes up with different conspiracy theories involving aliens. Booth and Brennan find out the man was an astronaut who was murdered, and a complicated murder case unfolds.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Eric Millegan

    Zack Addy

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Another amazing episode of Bones

    By Slayergirlkal, Sep 06, 2007

  • Very cool episode.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 06, 2009

  • Very interesting episode....

    By vicky24c, May 23, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 20, 2010

  • Booth, Brennan and the squints work together to solve the case of a mysterious man who fell from the sky.

    By bkpr, May 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Cam: Why do you know that? Zack: My knowledge is vast. Cam: Why did I ask?

    • Brennan: I bet if you told the agency you're going to identify Colonel Howard to the press they'd be a little more cooperative. Booth: Yeah. You know, I've been a wonderful influence on you. Brennan: Actually I learned that move from Cam.

    • (At the restaurant, Hodgins pushes a small velvet box across the table to Angela.) Hodgins: I believe that if two people care enough for each other, the rest of the world disappears to them. I feel that when I'm with you. (Angela opens the box to reveal a diamond engagement ring.) I'm prepared to put you ahead of me for the rest of my life. Angela Montenegro, will you marry me?

    • Booth: You eat yet? Bones: I said I’d wait…how did you know that James would tell me? Booth: Well, man loves his wife. May not be strong but, he has a conscience. Bones: See, I…I can’t tell that stuff. Booth: And I can’t tell the difference between coral and bone, so, guess we make a great pair. (Rushing) Hey, speaking of marriage, Hodgins is going to propose to Angela tonight. Bones: Hmm. Booth: What? Bones: I guess right now it looks to me like marriage is having someone who’ll slap your enemies and then toss their dead bodies out of airplanes. Booth: Try not to mention that to Angela.

    • Hodgins: (Confused after Angela’s refusal) I don’t know whether I should laugh, cry or punch out the sommelier.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Air Dates: Denmark: Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 on TV3 Spain: Friday, June 15th, 2007 Belgium: Friday, December 28th, 2007 on RTL-TVI Germany: Thursday, January 10th, 2008 France: Friday, March 28th, 2008 on M6 Australia: Thursday, June 26th, 2008 on Channel 7 Finland: Friday, September 12th, 2008 on Sub

    • Featured Music: "Shipwrecked" by Shane Alexander (during Adams' confession/his wife's arrest) "Hold on to You" by Marjorie Fair

    Trivia (7)

    • Afer Zack convinces Cam to let him take the flesh off the victim's body, Cam throws away her apron in the biohazard can. For a split second, while she is bending over the can, a blue piece of cloth -- which looks like her underwear -- can be seen above her waistline.

    • Goof: When Boooth and Brennan are talking to the wives for the first time, Brennan's hair switches multiple times between takes from behind her ears to in front of her ears.

    • The "National Space Agency" shown is actually the expansion of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia, designed by internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano and completed in November 2005. The design of the expansion buildings centers on the distinctive 1000 light scoops that capture light and filter it into the skyway galleries, allowing for natural illumination.

    • Goof: Jean Howard mentions her husband's aeroplane is a Turboprop Cessna, but the plane in the hanger is actually a Cessna 340A (N6284Z) which has twin piston engines, not a turboprop engine.

    • Hodgins: Pluto's no longer a planet. It was demoted. Pluto was discovered in 1930, but on August 24th, 2006, the International Astronomical Union members' meeting in Prague demoted it to a secondary category of dwarf planet. The new qualifications for a celestial body in our Solar System to qualify as a planet are: 1) It must be in orbit around the Sun, 2) It must be large enough that it takes on a nearly round shape 3) It has cleared its orbit of other objects. Pluto was automatically disqualified because its highly elliptical orbit overlaps with that of Neptune.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Booth: Broadsword?! Where do you people come up with this stuff? This could be an inside joke, considering the many times David Boreanaz used a broadsword in Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Zack: Little green men? Hodgins: Grey. They're grey, not green. Grey. This is an allusion to The X-Files and Mulder's long quest to convince everyone that aliens are grey (let alone convince them they exist). Alternatively, it could be seen as an allusion to Stargate SG-1 where the "little green men" are grey.

    • Booth: You know General Sanbourne, I know you people are really tight lipped, but I am really good friends with a very aggressive federal prosecutor who is great at getting warrants. This is an allusion to the federal prosecutor Caroline Julian from various previous episodes.

    • Booth: Wait, does that add up to the right amount of bone rot? Bones: Loss, bone loss. This is an allusion to all of the times that Booth corrects Bones' word slips, but this time, she is doing the correcting.

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