The Bump in the Road

Season 7, Ep 8, Aired 4/9/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Special Agent Genny Shaw pitches in at the agency with Booth, while Brennan reduces her activities – sort of – on her first day back to work when the team is asked to solve the case of an extreme couponer who was dragged to her death by a big rig. Elsewhere, Cam is unhappy with Michelle's involvement with Finn.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Jumping the shark

    By mobilehead, Sep 19, 2012

  • very good

    By teragon, Apr 11, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Booth: Oh, she winked at me.
      Brennan: She probably has something in her eye. Do you have the shopping list?
      Booth: Yeah, I have the shopping list right there. Why do you have to be like that, huh? She coulda winked at me.
      Brennan: She's six weeks old, Booth. She's developmentally incapable of making the decision to wink at you.
      Booth: Well, she could be just like you, you know, brilliant and … crazy about me. Ha. (Brennan winks at him) Hey-hey-hey, that was a good one.

    • (Brennan has just received a photo of Christine from the daycare center on her phone.)
      Brennan: I told the director to send a photo every half an hour.
      Cam: Wow. I didn't know they did that.
      Brennan: They don't, usually, but I told her because of my position, that I could have her fired.

    • Brennan: I'm gonna take a photo. Mr. Abernathy should see this right away so he can determine what type of weapon might've caused this. Oh. Uh-oh.
      Booth: What? Something worse than her head getting cut off?
      Brennan: I sent the photo to the day care director.
      Cam: Ooh. Day one, not a good first impression.
      Brennan: How … is there an "unsend" button?

    • (Agent Shaw has anticipated and answered all of Booth's questions and handed him a solid lead for the investigation.)
      Booth: I don't suppose you have organic baby wipes on you?
      Genny Shaw: No, sir, but … um … I do have a break coming up. I could, uh–
      Booth: That's really okay, Shaw. Just remember me when you take over the Bureau.

    • Angela: The Video Spectral Comparator should be able to tell us what was once on here.
      Hodgins: Hey, you never know. I mean, these markings … could be code. See? Right here.
      Angela: Yeah. It's a UPC code on a coupon.
      Hodgins: "Ten cents off any three pack of tapioca pudding."
      Angela: Oh, my God. Oh, my God! Terrorists are trying to corner the market on tapioca pudding and take down America.
      Hodgins: You're mocking me.
      Angela: You're quick.

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    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Amora Mia" Written by Wilhelm Hoffman (Heard faintly at Fields Market as Booth questions Chad)
      "Clockin' Dosey Dough" by Ruben Ayala, Milo Deering, Christian Night and Jeffrey Williams Wade (Heard as Michelle and Finn leave the Bluegrass venue)
      "The All Gone" by Erik Hubo (Heard very briefly at Fields Market as Booth and Brennan track down the suspect)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 9th, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 2nd, 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Slovakia: November 21st, 2012 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: November 27th, 2012 on Prima family

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, Booth and Brennan's dark blue couch is on the right hand side of their living room. At the end of the episode, this couch is now on the left hand side, switching places with the beige couch.

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