The Killer in the Concrete

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 4/4/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Booth and Brennan investigate the case of a partial skeleton found in cement. Booth thinks a member of a crime family - Hugh Kennedy - is to blame, but when he hears word that Hugh was burnt to death in a car things get more complicated. Booth finds out that Hugh is actually alive, but then gets kidnapped by him. Brennan must now find Booth before he is hurt, but this is harder to do than she thinks, and she ends up going to great lengths to get Booth back safely.moreless

  • 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 (30)
  • A cracking episode

    By tanargue, Sep 03, 2011

  • This is probably the best episode of both season one and two. It expands character development, is humorous, and is atypical of the show.

    By NawfalQ, Oct 16, 2009

  • Let me just start by saying that this is one of my favorite episodes, which is why I decided to write my first episode review.

    By CupcakeBean, Jul 12, 2008

  • Another great episode about Brennan's father.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 06, 2009

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • (Booth, Brennan and Cam talking about Icepick's amputated leg) Cam: (to Booth) Was she pretty? Brennan: Icepick is a male. Cam: I mean the bounty hunter who gave Booth the slip. Booth: You know, she didn't get away because she was pretty. Brennan: (smiling and teasing) She was a she? Booth: No, she was a - Oh, God! (grabs his jaw in pain) Cam: What's wrong with your mouth? Brennan: I'm guessing the anterior (holds out her hand to touch his jaw but Booth slaps her hand away) molar on the left side is infected. The leg was surgically amputated. Cam: Go to a dentist. Brennan: He's afraid of the dentist.

    • Veleska Miller: A guy like you must be going crazy in the FBI. Booth: What kind of guy is that exactly? Veleska Miller: I'm a bounty hunter, sport, I read people fast or I die. You are not standard government issue.

    • Booth: As a friend of mine likes to say, don't jump to conclusions until all the evidence is in. Brennan: If the facts are in then it's not jumping to conclusions, so I never said that. Booth: I never said that the friend is you.

    • Zack: (to Cam) I'm with you. I'm with you not ahead of you.

    • Bones: Why didn't you just, just tell them about Kennedy? Booth: You know, I needed to give you time to find me. I've been tortured worse.

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    Notes (3)

    • The man who was found in the concrete was named William Raymond "Billy Ray" McKenna. A man named Billy Ray McKenna frequently works on the crew of Bones as a costume supervisor.

    • International Air Dates: Spain: Friday June 8th, 2007 Belgium: Friday December 21st, 2007 on RTL-TVI Germany: Thursday January 3rd, 2008 Saudi Arabia: Saturday January 26th, 2008 on ShowSeries France: Friday March 28th, 2008 on M6 Denmark: Tuesday May 8th, 2008 on TV3 Australia: Thursday June 19th, 2008 on Channel 7 Finland: Friday September 5th, 2008 on Sub

    • Featured Music: "Keep on Tryin" by Poco (sung by Max when he's in Brennan's appartment; at the end of the episode Booth and Brennan sing it, just before the actual song is heard in background)

    Trivia (6)

    • In the final scene, if you look carefully behind Booth's head, there are two crutches leaning against the wall. It seems that he really suffered from the torture inflicted on him.

    • Brennan calls the FBI to tell them where the missing Booth is, saying that he's in Oakville, Virginia. It would have taken over 3 hours to get from Washington, D.C. to Oakville. Certainly, local authorities would have been notified of the situation, and would have made it to Booth in less than three hours, so it makes no sense that Brennan and her dad were the first people to get to Booth.

    • Goof: While Booth is waiting for Veleska Miller (the bounty hunter) in the diner, he has a cup and saucer in front of him, as well as a bowl of oatmeal with a plate underneath. When Veleska joins him, she takes his coffee cup. When Booth gets up to take a cell phone call, there are now two coffee cups on the table -- but a waitress never delivered the second cup. Also, there is now an unexplained second plate in front of the bounty hunter.

    • Although Angela seems very confident about the distinction between wiggling and waggling, she has it a little backwards. Wiggle means to move side to side. Waggle means to move up and down or side to side. So to describe the up and down motion she says the killer used, she should have used the word "waggle," not "wiggle."

    • Goof: When Booth was tortured, we could see that he had a wound on his forehead but towards the end of the episode when they are singing the wound is gone.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Booth: I've been tortured worse. This is a reference to the old wounds Bones identified in the season one episode "Two Bodies In The Lab". While a sniper, he was tortured and had his feet broken with pipes.

    • Booth: I had to give you time to find me. This is an allusion to Booth having the same faith in Bones that she had in him in the episode "Aliens in a Spaceship". During that episode, when Bones and Hodgins were trapped, she knew that Booth would find them.

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