It is revealed in this episode that Booth is 35 years old.
Bumper sticker on the back of the mini-van - "Soccer Moms Kick Grass"
Bones: (reading Amy Nash/June Harris' letter to her daughter) I've done terrible things in my life, things I can't change. I know how much pain this will cause you, but never forget how much I love you. I know we didn't always agree on how, but we both hoped for the same thing: a just world. Even though I didn't fire the gun that took that man's life, I have to take responsibility for it and for my cowardice hiding all these years. I tried to spare you and your father pain. I know what your father thought when he caught me with Neil, but I would rather die than betray your father. If I've learned anything, it's that we can never let the chaos and injustice make us so blind with anger that we become part of the problem. Understanding compassion, kindness, and love are the only true revolutionary ideals. When we compromise those we become what we despise, and we lose our humanity. The world might see my legacy as one of violence and destruction, but I know that you are my real legacy, and for that, I will be thankful every day.
(Booth and Brennan are sitting on the steps of Lincoln Memorial; Booth seems tipsy.)
Brennan: How much scotch did you drink?
Booth: Oh, just enough. You know, I would have invited you but Reilly, he just...wow, he doesn't like you.
Brennan: I understand.
Booth: I'm sorry, was that rude?
Brennan: Not from someone who's been drinking.
Booth: God, you know, I love this place. I love it, I love this country. You know, I'll tell you something, if I was working law enforcement back in the day when it threw all that tea, alright, in the harbor - I'm good, I'm good. I would have rounded everybody up and we'd still be English.
Brennan: (smiling) You think?
(upon finding the victim's tattoo)
Cam: An inverted pentagram...devil worship.
Hodgins: Mom had a little thing going on the side with Satan? Aww...the 'burbs.
Brennan: Have you determined what kind of bomb was used?
Agent Frost: I'm still sifting through the debris and waiting for whatever goodies these bugs leave behind.
Brennan: And...Dr. Hodgins is just keeping you company?
Hodgins: What? No, I'm working. Hard. I'm gonna go right now and work... hard, someplace else.
Cam: How close are we to ID'ing the victim?
Angela: Well, this is the skull (points at a shattered skull) I'm good, but I'm not that good.
Brennan: I saw my father.
Booth: Wow, I didn't think that you were gonna, do that.
Brennan: As an anthropologist I accept change as the natural order of things but, with him I didn't allow for transformation. You know, I predicated his behavior based on a set of outmoded preconceptions. It wasn't rational.
Booth: Wow, I, I didn't get any of that.
Brennan: If I was conducting an objective experiment on my father, observing his behavior, I'd have to conclude that he loves me.
Booth: Hm. Why, what happened?
Brennan: We played cards.
Brennan: I killed him.
Booth: (laughing) Good for you.
Brennan: (about her dad, Max) He wanted me to testify on his behalf. He just wants to use me.
Booth: Well, he's a conman, Bones. That doesn't mean that he doesn't love you. He's just looking for a little payback.
Booth: Yeah, he's thinking he got arrested so he could spend some more time with you. I mean, you could at least return the favor by doing something nice for him.
Brennan: I'm not sure I want a father who's always keeping score.
Booth: Yeah. Sounds like you are, too.
Brennan: You know what? You're right. This is none of your business.
Booth: You know what Bones? You're never gonna forgive yourself if you don't cut the guy some slack just because you're afraid to get hurt.
(Brennan's visiting her father in jail)
Max: Gee, real chairs. It's nice to have an important daughter.
Brennan: This is Booth, not me.
Max: Well, you thank him for me. Always liked Booth, nicest guy that ever arrested me.
Sam: (about Bones) You know Booth, she must be really good in bed, because I can't see any other reason you keep her around here.
Bones: I am, very good, but Booth has no direct knowledge of that fact.
Sam: (to Booth about Bones) If she were a guy, I'd deck her.
Bones: You know, that distinction is no longer necessary, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Max: Honey, I'm sorry.
Bones: For what?
Max: For, for being such a disappointment as a father. You deserve better, and I should have told you sooner. (waits for a reaction from Bones) Well, that's it, nothing?
Bones: What were you expecting? I agree with you.
Max: I was expecting some tears or a hug or something, I did apologize, that's what you wanted, isn't it?
Bones: Well, you didn't mean it?
Max: Of course I meant it. Listen under any objective standard you have a horrible human being for a father. But, I'm trying to move on, I got caught so I could be with you. I was hoping you'd meet me half way.
Bones: I'm here aren't I?
Booth: Are you coming?
Bones: I can't, Zack and I have to pull the rest of the shrapnel for the bomb tech, and then I have to buy some socks for my dad.
Caroline: (starts pulling Booth towards the door) Leave her be cherie, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Booth: (looks back at Bones, confused) Socks?
Sam: Hey! I'm talking to you!
Caroline: (turns to him) No, you're yelling at me, and my ears are starting to ring. Now I'm sorry that after 40 years as an agent for the FBI, you're still a little girl, but I'd like to find out who killed June Harris. So, how about you stop whining, and help, okay cherie?
Caroline: (walking onto the platform and setting off the alarms)
People! Please tell me that all your fancy-ass equipment, is wrong!
Bones: You are not supposed to be up here.
Caroline: Booth can shoot me later.
Booth: How's your Dad? You haven't mentioned him.
Bones: Apparently his feet hurt.
Booth: You know, I mean his spirits.
Bones: He's a conman, Booth, he's always cheerful.
Max: I don't believe in encouraging all that uh, that self esteem crap. You want to win, earn it. That's why you're so good at what you do now, because you know that nobody is going to hand you anything.
Max: You're upset.
Bones: Yeah, of course I'm upset, my father's a criminal.
Max: No, outlaw, there's a difference.
Bones: Subtle distinctions like that are lost on me, and I imagine your victims.
Max: I know you want some sort of nice neat story that puts my life into perspective for you, but it doesn't work that way.
Bones: You could try, don't I deserve that?
Max: I guess I always had a problem with authority, I just always saw myself fighting the system, you know like Robin Hood.
Bones: Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? You're here for murdering the deputy director of the F.B.I.
Max: He was a crook, he was a killer and he was going to kill you.
Bones: And you walked out on Russ and me when I was fifteen.
Max: But that was to protect you, people were after us.
Bones: Because you were a criminal.
Max: Outlaw. See, I knew you weren't gonna understand.
Hodgins: Look, I'm not gonna deny that she's attractive.
Angela: Oh totally hot.
Hodgins: (surprised) What?
Angela: The bombshell from the bomb squad, she's totally hot.
Hodgins: Yeah, I know...I mean...
Angela: Look Jack, I really don't care what's going on in your pants, as long as it stays in your pants.
Angela: (to Special Agent Frost) He's Dr. Jack Hodgins. (shakes her hand) Angela Montenegro, I do facial reconstructions, and him.
Zack: Shouldn't you wait for the bomb tech before you gather the explosive residue?
Hodgins: Hey, just getting enough to verify his results. Remember he's a government bureaucrat.
Angela: Hey you're a government bureaucrat babe.
Hodgins: In name only! I am a passionate dedicated scientist who will not be cowed by authoritarian pressure.
Bones: (to Angela) Perhaps you could use these, there's a portion of tongue, hair, and brain matter.
Angela: Okay, if anybody needs me, I'm gonna go throw up...then do some paperwork.
Booth: Caroline went through a lot of trouble to get you private visitation with your father and now you don't want it.
Bones: The Federal Detention facility already has visiting areas.
Booth: Yeah, behind two inch glass, I mean, now you'll be able to give your old man, you know, a hug. (He hugs her from the side as they are walking)
Bones: I didn't ask for special treatment, Booth.
Booth: That's because you don't have to, because you are special.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: November 13th, 2007 on TV3
United Kingdom: November 15th, 2007 on Sky1
The Netherlands: November 21st, 2007 on RTL 4
Spain: January 18th, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
Australia: July 24th, 2008 on Channel Seven
Belgium: September 8th, 2008 on 2BE
Germany: September 18th, 2008 on RTL
Finland: December 12th, 2008 on Sub
Slovakia: April 29th, 2009 on JOJ
Czech Republic: September 16th, 2009 on Prima
Bulgaria: March 28th, 2011 on bTV
Ryan O'Neal was billed as a Special Guest Star.
"Perfect Day" - Lou Reed (during the beginning montage)
Booth: I love this country, you know I tell you something, if I was working law enforcement back in the day when they threw all that tea in the harbor, I'm good, alright, I'm good, I would have rounded everybody up, and we'd still be English.
This is an allusion to The Boston Tea Party which took place on December 16 of 1773 and helped spark (so it has been said) the American Revolution. The actual event that has since been deemed "The Boston Tea Party" was a protest by the American colonists against Great Britain. The American colonists destroyed mass quantities of tea bricks that were on ships in the Boston Harbor.
Booth: Okay, that's great, let's get out of here before Hodgins gives him the Pinko medal of honor.
This is an allusion to when Pinko was the term used during the Cold War to designate and accuse people who were suspected of supporting the Soviet Union. This often included many left wing and Progressive Party politicians. Hodgins, being a government-opposed conspiracy theorist, would more than agree with a lawyer like Huntzinger who was a left-wing liberal.
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