The Prince in the Plastic

Season 7, Ep 3, Aired 11/17/11
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  • Episode Description
  • When a toy company executive is found shrink-wrapped with one of their Prince Charmington Dolls, the company's CEO gives Booth and Sweets access to the company's prototype lab, and Brennan's concern over her fitness as a mother causes her to integrate the case into her life. Elsewhere, Daisy supports Sweets' defiance of Booth in going after a gun certification.

  • 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

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Playtime

    By tanargue, Aug 24, 2012

  • Third Time's The Charmington

    By evil_guru23, Nov 18, 2011

  • When they play together it's the best part.

    By MelaniePaull, Nov 25, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Brennan: (about their living arrangement) We're still arguing about it. I want at least an acre of land, and he wants something called a man cave.
      Booth: Wait, really? Really. You really want to get him involved?
      Brennan: He asked a question.
      Booth: Just tell him that it's crazy for him to carry a gun, that's all.
      Brennan: But it is not.
      Booth: It is.
      Sweets: (to Brennan) Thank you.
      Brennan: At the very least, he could draw fire away from you and get shot himself, which would reduce the likelihood of me becoming a single parent.
      Sweets: We, we, we don't have to go through every eventuality.
      Booth: You're not getting a gun.
      Sweets: Then I'll make sure you don't get a man cave.
      Booth: You're not going to get a gun.
      Sweets: Well, then, you won't get a man cave.

    • Brennan: I'm not good playing with toys. What if I can't connect with our child?
      Booth: Okay, you connect with me, right?
      Brennan: You know I do.
      Booth: Okay, our child is half of me, so at the very least, you can connect with the me half. Get it, right? Listen, you're gonna be a great mom.

    • Bianca: And I'm going to need each of you to sign a non-disclosure form before we enter.
      Booth: Oh, I can't do that. I'm with the FBI. What we do is disclose.
      Bianca: Well, then, I can't allow you to stay here.
      Daisy: Well, we can always shut the building down while we wait for a warrant if that's what you'd prefer. I'm sure the press would love a story like that.
      Bianca: Fine.
      Daisy: That was relevant, wasn't it?
      Booth: I cop, you squint.
      Daisy: Well, then permission to squint, Agent Booth.
      Booth: Squint away.

    • Angela: This is going to be kind of cool, huh? Us raising our kids at the same time?
      Brennan: Yes. And since my daughter will be younger, I can learn from your inevitable mistakes.
      Angela: Thank you, honey.

    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music: "No Control" by Slighter

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 17th, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: November 30th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: October 23rd, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 7th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: January 29th, 2013 on RTL

    Trivia (2)

    • During Daisy's "autopsy" of the Prince Charmington Doll (about 23 minutes into the episode), she not only uses a "privacy towel" across the doll's groin, but a closeup reveals a tiny "toe-tag" placed on the doll's right foot.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode Bones has a toy gun which she fires several times. Just before the toy gun fight she has with Booth there are only four or five balls remaining in the gun. Yet she fires many more than five balls during the fight.

    Allusions (1)

    • Brennan: The injuries were all caused by one huge crushing blow. Angela:What weapon is that big? Brennan: I have no idea who could even lift a weapon that large. Angela: Fee-fi-fo-fum. Angela referring to the first line of a historical quatrain (or sometimes couplet) famous for its use in the classic English fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" (also known as "Jack the Giant-Killer" fairy tale). The poem, as given in Joseph Jacobs's rendition, is as follows: Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman Be he alive, or be he dead I'll have his bones to grind my bread.

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