Booth asks Brennan to help locate and identify the remains of a six-year-old boy, Charlie, who went missing from a local park.
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Dr. Daniel Goodman
At the beginning of the episode, when Brennan gives her lecture, she talks about how J. Edgar Hoover made an alliance with the Jeffersonian, and how the face they put together turned out looking like a monster. On the X-Files episode "Shapes", J. Edgar Hoover's first X-File is mentioned, and the same face Brennan showed in the lecture is used.
The episode reveals that Hodgins is rich, and his family is the largest donor to the Jeffersonian; and Brennan's brother's name is Jared.
Dr. Brennan said she was at Waco, but the Waco Massacre took place in 1993. It seems unlikely that she would have been identifying bones when she was sixteen or seventeen.
Brennan says her grandfather got her out of foster care, but if her parents were in hiding from the FBI, how did her grandfather find her under her new alias? Also, in a later episode during a talk between Brennan and her father, it is revealed that she and Russ were told they did not have grandparents.
Goof: At the beginning of the episode, when Booth and Brennan get to her car, Brennan pushes a button to put the top down, but in the next shot, the top is already down.
Goof: When Angela talks to Hodgins about his anger management technique (the rubber band on his wrist), an extra walks up right behind her and should have passed the two of them. In the next shot, which is over her shoulder, the extra has disappeared.
Goof: When the mall security camera footage is being reviewed, Angela apologizes that the "max resolution is 640x480 pixels per square inch." However, 640x480 pixels per square inch is an excellent resolution, and better than a photograph. Since Angela later states that the picture will degrade when she zooms in on it, she probably meant that the entire image was 640x480 pixels.
Brennan: Do you remember me, Sean?
Sean: You're the museum lady, the one who's so smart.
Brennan: Yeah, I'm pretty smart.
Attorney: (sarcastically) And modest.
Booth: Oh, believe me, she is being modest.
Cop: You mind if I make an observation?
Brennan: No, of course not.
Cop: In your book, the cops come off as very one-dimensional. Why is that?
Brennan: You mean two-dimensional.
Zack: One dimensionality exists only in theory as a mathematical value.
Cop: Oookay ... really looking forward to your next book.
Angela: Well, I wouldn't bet a date with Colin Farrell on it.
Brennan: I know him. He's funny.
Angela: Funny is Will Ferrell, sweetie. Hot is Colin Farrell.
Brennan: I'm afraid Angela might quit.
Booth: I'm amazed she stuck it out this long.
Booth: Because she's human? (Brennan gives him a look) I'm sorry Bones, it's just, you know, Angela didn't get the same training the rest of you got on planet Vulcan.
Brennan: I don't know what that means.
Booth: She's more sensitive.
Zack: Who's more sensitive?
Booth: She likes puppies and kitties and ducklings and, you know, Jell-O shots, and dancing on bars.
Brennan: I know that. She's my best friend. And Angela is not the only person in the world who likes baby animals.
Zack: I never got the big attraction.
Booth: I rest my case.
(Brennan takes questions from the audience after her lecture.)
Booth: I have a question. Regarding the role of the FBI in your book, who did you base brilliant and insightful Special Agent Andy Lister on?
Goodman: Oh, for God's sake.
Brennan: Booth! I knew you'd back me up... I knew you wouldn't make me a liar.
Booth: How did you know?
Brennan: Because you want to go to Heaven.
Booth: But you don't believe in Heaven.
Brennan: But you do.
Goodman: When I said you should think of this invitation as a summons, I understated. It's a subpoena. A grand jury subpoena. Ignore it at your own peril.
Goodman: These are invitations to a banquet.
Brennan: You called a special meeting to invite us to a party?
Goodman: Don't think of it as an invitation. Consider it a summons.
Brennan: You're not going to fire us if we don't go.
Goodman: No, not fire you, but I can move your parking spot to lot M. Enjoy the shuttle ride.
Zack: The shuttle smells like feet.
(Goodman instructs the team to discuss their work when socializing.)
Goodman: And how do you see your job?
Angela: I draw death masks.
Goodman: Is that really how you see it?
Angela: Don't you?
Goodman: You are the best of us, Miss Montenegro. You discern humanity in the wreck of a ruined human body. You give victims back their faces, their identities. You remind us all of why we're here in the first place; because we treasure human life.
(Angela, all teary, hugs Goodman.)
Goodman: Oh, for God's sake.
Brennan: What happened?
Zack: Apparently all Angela needed was to hear her job description in a deep, African-American tone.
Goodman: Mr. Addy!
Hodgins: Do you have time for this?
Brennan: They gave me a car.
Hodgins: Nice! Who?
Brennan: My publisher. Now I feel like I have to earn it by writing another book.
Hodgins: Fight coercion in all its forms. You don't write the book, I don't go to the banquet. Solidarity.
Hodgins: I recognize that look.
Hodgins: You're writing another book. When you write, you get a stunned look on your face like you stuck a fork in a toaster.
Booth: Okay, if you can't see the guy's face, maybe you can clear up a reflection.
Zack: That's a workable idea.
Booth: Well, I'd say thanks, you know, if you didn't say it like it was some kind of a miracle.
Booth: You're actually one of them, aren't you?
Angela: One of who?
Booth: A squint! I mean, you look normal, and you act normal, but you're actually one of them.
Angela: This whole mass recognition program was Brennan's idea. I'm completely normal, really.
Booth: Yeah, maybe before you got this job, but now ...
Booth: (referring to Hodgins) Paranoia and delusions of grandeur ... all in one package.
Angela: I'm an artist. I used to draw naked guys, now I draw dead guys.
"Some of Us" by Starsailor (plays while the suspect is being arrested and again at the very end)
International Air Dates:
Denmark: March 7th, 2006 on TV3
Norway: Thursday, July 6th, 2006 on TV3
Germany: Thursday, October 26th, 2006 on RTL
Booth: Angela didn't get the training the rest of you guys got on the planet Vulcan.
Vulcan is a planet in the Star Trek universe that is populated by a race of people who live their lives by the concept of logic, and suppress their emotions through meditation so the emotions won't interfere with their judgment or actions.
Zack: It makes me look like the Great Gazoo.
The Great Gazoo is a two-foot-high green alien with magical powers that appears in the final season of the animated program The Flintstones.
Booth: How's it going there, Darth, seen anything on Saturn? Please tell me you've seen at least one Star Wars movie.
The Star Wars franchise is a set of six films that were written and directed by George Lucas. Darth Vader is the primary villain in the first three installments (last three sequentially), and he must wear a suit and mask that serve as artificial limbs and respirator.
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