Season 4 Episode 25

The Critic in the Cabernet

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 07, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Brennan: You were seeing something in there. What were you seeing?
      Booth: Stewie, you know, the baby from The Family Guy.
      Brennan: You— you saw Stewie ... in there? In the interrogation room?

      Brennan doesn't ask for any clarification as to who "Stewie" is, which means that she apparently knows what Family Guy is. It's very hard to believe that Brennan would know about a Fox TV show but not pick up on so many other very common pop culture references, as has been seen throughout the series. Also, she doesn't even own a TV.

    • Fisher comes up with the idea to use denture cleaner to clean the bones because they contain calcium -- but earlier on in the episode, Brennan stated that the bones were rubbery because they sat in vinegar, which caused calcium to leech out of them.

    • Goof: One of the wine tasters finds a finger in her wine glass -- but there's no way that a wine spout would have been big enough to let a human finger through it. Even if it did happen to be big enough, there's no way that whoever was pouring the wine would have not noticed the finger plopping into the glass.

    • Goof: When the wine tasters drink the wine, they immediately spit it out. Later on, Brennan states that the opening of the cask caused the wine to turn vinegary. The affluent wine tasters should have noticed the vinegar smell prior to drinking the wine.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Booth has been having multiple hallucinations throughout the season (Luc Robitaille, Teddy Parker, and Stewie Griffin) due to a brain tumor, which Brennan describes as the type of tumor that is "usually benign."

    • Goof: When the wine tasters tried the wine that had the victim's body in it, the wine's consistency was indistinguishable from normal wine. But when the Jeffersonian team examined the wine the body was in, the whole wine barrel was filled with gooey, thick liquid that would have never passed as normal wine.

  • Quotes

    • Booth: (after Brennan says she wants his sperm for a baby) This is kind of sudden.
      Brennan: Well, perhaps you don't wanna help me.
      Booth: Of course I do.
      Brennan: So you'll do it?
      Booth: I'll think about it.
      Brennan: Well, I don't understand. It's a simple request. I'm sure you engage in masturba-
      Booth: Whoa, whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.
      Booth: Enough, okay. We'll talk about it later.
      Brennan: Well, I'm not asking you to be involved. All I want is your sperm.

    • Brennan: (about Booth's tumor) They think it's a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma.
      Sweets: Oh God, that sounds bad.

    • Angela: Did you ever think, what if Booth is the perfect father for your child? Not just his stuff, but him. What if you're throwing away the chance to have a family—a real family—because you're scared?
      Brennan: Scared? Why would I be scared? I've been to Rwanda, to Iraq.
      Angela: Listen, you said you wanted to do this alone because feelings are ephemeral. So is life, Brennan. We're here one minute, and then we're gone the next. You should know that better than anybody. If you keep living trying to protect yourself, nothing is ever gonna touch you.

    • Fisher: There is no certainty but death and the incomprehensible conundrum that is life.

    • Booth: You really liked holding that kid didn't you?
      Brennan: Yeah. I've been thinking about how exciting it would be to expose my own child to early pattern recognition.
      Booth: You know they like singing and uh, when you make funny faces at 'em too.
      Brennan: Yeah of course. I-I will make a diverse schedule.

    • Angela: Then why use Booth at all? Why don't you use Fisher ... and his discount sperm?
      Brennan: No, Booth has a bigger mandible and a more prominent zygomatic than Fisher, as well as a more pronounced ratio between the width of his clavicles and his ilia.
      Angela: So, it's because Booth is hot?

    • Hodgins: (after Brennan says she wants a baby) Is there a father?
      Brennan: Well, I'd like to use Booth's sperm.
      Cam: Booth. What do you know?

    • Booth: Hunger.
      Brennan: Sex.
      Booth: Whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.
      Booth: Cowboy.
      Brennan: Child.
      Booth: Baby.
      Brennan: Booth.
      Booth: What, what do you think, I'm a baby?
      Brennan: You're a father.
      Booth: Oh. Mother.
      Brennan: Birth.
      Booth: Happy.
      Brennan: Sperm.
      Booth: Sperm? Isn't this getting a little weird?
      Sweets: No, keep going.
      Booth: Ok. Egg!
      Brennan: I want a baby.
      Booth: Whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.

    • Sweets: The point of the exercise is not to explain, but to respond. Okay? Children can do this.
      Brennan: Because it's childish.
      Sweets: Can we just try it, please?

    • Booth: (referring to the body) Looks like a purple Smurf.
      Brennan: Pelvic bone indicates a male. (she bends the bone back on itself)
      Booth: Like a rubber, purple, Smurf.

    • Cam: You and Brennan, you're gonna have a baby?
      Booth: She told you?
      Cam: She told everyone, it's probably on the news by now.
      Booth: I'm just donating.
      Cam: So, you decided?
      Booth: No! No! I am deciding, i-n-g -ing.
      Cam: I know you, Seeley. You're gonna do it. You wanna do it without really doing it, but it's still doing it even if you're not ... doing it the way it should be done.
      Booth: She wants a kid, okay? It'll make her more personable with people.
      Cam: And what will it do for you?
      Booth: She'll get what she wanted.
      Cam: A piece of you?

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: June 28th, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: July 31st, 2009 on Fox
      Australia: August 23rd, 2009 on Channel Seven
      Finland: November 14th, 2009 on Sub
      Norway: January 14th, 2010 on TV3
      Slovakia: April 28th, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: May 6th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: February 17th, 2011 on Prima

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