Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Homeland Security Major
When Booth is at the sushi restaurant, the "sushi" he is eating in the scene is actually pieces of fruit, including an apple and a banana.
Goof: Different characters refer to Michaelson's character as either being in the Reserves or the National Guard. These are two different entities within the US Army.
Goof: When Booth is walking away from his conversation with Hodgins about marriage, he is not looking and runs into the edge of the partition. You can see him jolt if you watch closely.
(Booth and Brennan talk about catching Carlie's murderer)
Brennan: We do this all the time, you know, I should be used to it. It shouldn't bother me.
Booth: No, it should. (looks at her for a while) Was she really gonna teach you how to cook?
Brennan: Yeah. I've always understood the basics of cooking, the physics of it, but Carlie said she was going to show me what it was really about. To her, she said, it was a way of ... well, she said loving, but then, she was prone to hyperbole.
Booth: Well, hey, I mean, that's what family dinners are all about, right? Those are some of my, my best memories.
Brennan: You still torturing Hodgins?
Angela: He loves it.
Brennan: Just tell him "No." Put him out of his misery.
Angela (laughs lightly): What if I want to say "Yes"?
Brennan: You, get married?
Angela: Sometimes your brain just shuts off because you're in love.
Cam: (after walking in on Angela and Hodgins making out again) Doesn't marriage destroy sex? Please, Angela, say yes!
(Cam walks in on Hodgins and Angela kissing)
Cam: Oh good lord, you have to stop mounting each other in the office.
Booth: You know, you should let me help.
Bones: No, cleaning up, you can do that. (brings over a hot plate of the famous macaroni)
Booth: (sarcastically) Great- (shocked and giddy) Wow, hee hee, mac and cheese, wow, Bones, this looks fantastic.
Bones: Yeah, really?
Booth: Yeah, I mean, you-you shouldn't have done all this work just for me.
Bones: No, I mean, it wasn't that much.
Booth: (takes a bite) Mmm, this is unbelievable.
Bones: You like it?
Booth: I'd like to be alone with it. (they both chuckle)
Bones: She told me I could go with my instincts, so I put in a little fresh-ground nutmeg.
Booth: Well, she taught you well. (really blown away) Thanks Bones.
Bones: (brushing it off) Yeah, well, you know, you have to eat right?
Booth: Yeah, gotta eat, always gotta eat.
Hodgins: Look, Angela, I've been thinking, and you're not like anyone I've ever known, and I don't want that to change, so I'm taking you the way you are, no strings.
Angela: And the smell?
Hodgins: P. phosphoreum.
Angela: Ugh, the fish bacteria.
Hodgins: Close your eyes. (puts her hand over her eyes and starts to lead her over to the table) Be careful.
Hodgins: Okay, keep em closed. (turns off the lights) Okay.
Angela: (uncovers her eyes and looks down to "Be My Love" spelled out in glowing fish bacteria) Yes, yes, let's get married.
Hodgins: No, no, no no, this is not a proposal.
Angela: I know, that's why I'm asking you.
Angela: What you said here, that we're enough, (starts to tear up) just this, no pressure for more, that's all that I ever wanted. Hodgins, say something!
Hodgins: You're insane.
Angela: Is that a yes?
Hodgins: Absolutely. (kisses her) Okay, okay, um ...
Hodgins: Alright, how about Italy, Italy in the spring, Umbria.
Angela: No, right away, next week.
Hodgins: We cannot get a wedding together in a week.
Angela: We have to, one week, I could change my mind, it's up to you.
Hodgins: Oh-yeah, just a small little thing then.
Angela: No, big, I want a big one.
Hodgins: Totally insane! (they kiss)
Booth: Yeah, Booth, talk to me squints, as close to English as possible.
Bones: I am not as cold as everyone thinks, Booth.
Booth: Okay, that was a leap.
Bones: Just because I think marriage is an antiquated ritual doesn't mean that I don't want Angela and Hodgins to be happy. I have an appreciation and a need for emotional and physical intercourse, just like you.
Booth: (slightly uncomfortable) Yeah, sure, I mean, okay, good for you with that.
Bones: Did I make you uncomfortable?
Booth: No, not at all, I just want to focus, let's just focus on the case.
Bones: I did make you uncomfortable.
Booth: Abby just ... (Hodgins suddenly hugs him; he continues very uncomfortably.) ... woke up. I need you to find out what that stuff is, okay? (pries off Hodgins' arms) Um ... it's so much easier just to fight and shoot guns.
Booth: You're done with Angela?
Hodgins: No, but, hey I fell in love with a free spirit, and if getting married makes her feel trapped or something, then I'm just gonna have to deal with it.
Booth: Right, so you don't want to get married anymore.
Hodgins: Sure I do.
Booth: (frustrated) You know what, this whole ceramic stuff was making more sense to me.
Hodgins: But Angela doesn't. And I don't wanna drive her away like you did with Rebecca.
Booth: Woah, I did not drive Rebecca away. We both agreed that it wasn't right.
Hodgins: After you asked and she said no.
Booth: Well, when you say it like that...it's-
Hodgins: (feeling enlightened) If it had been right, it wouldn't matter if you were married or not, would it? Because you'd have a life together.
Booth: Great then, why not get married?
Hodgins: Cause then we wouldn't be able to be together. See? This is all becoming so clear now.
Booth: Ha, not really.
Hodgins: You put on that macho front but inside you understand.
Angela: You know when I said before that you were the difficult friend inside my head, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Bones: Yeah, I know that sharing a strong emotional attachment with another human being can be a good thing, but there seems to be a disconnect between my mind and ...
Angela: You know, I-I shouldn't have brought up Sully before, I'm sorry.
Bones: It's just ... if a relationship seems more than casual, I feel that I need to posit the potential problems, probabilities of success and failure or -
Angela: You get scared.
Bones: (nods yes) But I miss so much, don't I?
Angela: I want to say no, but yeah, you do, and so does whoever you're keeping yourself from.
Hodgins: Unidentified particulates, the two sweetest words I know.
Cam: I don't even want to think about your pillow talk with Angela.
Hodgins: Maybe whoever did this saw what he'd done and lost the stomach for it when it came to Abby.
Cam: (Cam's light picks up some trace) Hello, possible semen and vaginal contributions.
Hodgins: (Disgusted) Cause this wasn't nasty enough.
(Dan rushes at Booth, Booth catches his arm and slams him on the counter)
Booth: (Talking about Abby) She got caught up in the middle...
Dan: Get off of me!!
Bones: You know, I'd back down if I were you, he shot a clown once.
Angela: Haven't you ever just looked at a guy, and said screw it? I mean, maybe not the best choice of words okay, but, like when you were with Sully, don't you regret letting him go?
Bones: I made a decision. Regret serves no real purpose. If you want to be impulsive why don't you just say yes?
Angela: Because I've also got you in my head telling me that marriage will hobble my personal and legal freedoms. You're a very difficult best friend to have.
Angela: (After Cam breaks up a makeout session of Angela and Hodgins) We were working.
Cam: You were working it.
Booth: How'd you get in?
Bones: I'm a best selling author, Booth, I get in anywhere.
Cam: One perfect fingerprint.
Booth: Unbelievable, all from fabric softener.
Cam: Rehydrates dried tissue and fights static cling.
Booth: (Bewildered) Ah, geez, Puffy Soft, 21 loads, look at that.
Booth: Oh, you think all a man wants is sex.
Cam: No of course not, beer too...chips...salsa.
Bones: Still no answer for the luminescent bones?
Hodgins: It's not like we get a human lightbulb in here everyday.
Booth: (After they confirm there is no radiation) Why is she glowing?
Bones: I have no idea, no idea at all.
Bones: You know, Angela turned down Hodgins again.
Bones: Hodgins proposed, Angela turned him down.
Booth: You really want to talk about that now?
Bones: Why not? There's been no confirmation of danger yet.
Booth: It's just you know, weird, you know, talking about uh, marriage when we're trying to avoid radiation poisoning.
Bones: No, what's weird is Angela thinking about marriage at all.
Booth: People fall in love and they get married. That's what people do.
Bones: Thought you didn't want to talk about it.
Booth: Well, I'm just saying...you believe in love don't you?
Bones: I believe that dopamine and norepinephrine stimulate euphoria because of certain biological triggers, like scent, symmetrical features...
Booth: (Sarcastically) Symmetrical features?
Bones: Yeah, it's an indication of a good breeder. You appear to be a very good breeder.
Homeland Security Guy: (Chuckles) How long have you two been going out?
Booth & Bones: We're...(They turn to look at each other and smack their anti-radiation suits together)
Bones: We're partners...that's it.
Homeland Security Guy: Me and my partner talk baseball.
Booth: (Bones walks away) You may not want to admit it Bones, but there's some things, like love, that just can't be measured in your lab.
Angela: Fame is creepy.
Booth: See, uh, bodies, they don't usually glow.
Zack: (Irritated) Why am I always the murder victim?!
Hodgins: (Points at a chair) Sit!
(Booth points to glowing skeleton)
Booth: Okay, squint squad. Why does she look like a glow stick?
According to the DVD commentary on this episode, in the final scene David was served a normal 'mac n' cheese' whilst Emily's was a vegan dish to which truffles had been added. Steve, the sound man, tasted both and reckoned Emily's was better.
For this episode viewers could log on to Myspace and find out more about the victim and suspects and solve the case on their own.
Emily Deschanel requested not to have any kissing scenes in this episode because her father directed it.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 on TV3
Spain: Friday, June 22nd, 2007
Belgium: Friday, January 4th, 2008 on RTL-TVI
Germany: Thursday, January 31st, 2008
France: Friday, April 5th, 2008 on M6
Australia: Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 on Seven
Finland: Friday, September 19th, 2008 on Sub
"Limbomaniacs" by Zeb
"Loves In The Air" by Juan Maclean
"Going Home" by Mozella
"Cannonball" by Damien Rice (when Abby confesses in the hospital)
This episode was originally titled "Glowing Bones in the Cove." However, during shooting, the location of the bones was changed from a cove to an old stone house, prompting the episode's name change to "Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House."
Caleb Deschanel, who directed this episode, is the father of Emily Deschanel (Brennan).
Booth: (seeing Cam cutting a finger off a corpse's hand) Oh my God. What are you doing? Plugging a dike or something? This is a reference to the Dutch boy who saved his country by sticking his finger in a leaking dike. This story is told in Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, a novel by the American writer Mary Mapes Dodge, which was first published in 1865.
The Waitomo caves, as mentioned by Zack, are in the Waikato region in New Zealand and are a major tourist attraction due to their stalactite and stalagmite displays, as well as their glowworm populations.
Booth: Okay, what are we missing here?
Cam: The Stooges.
This is an allusion to the Three Stooges, a slapstick comedy trio, who made people laugh by essentially slapping each other and inflicting slight physical pain that was over exaggerated.
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