Dr. Lance Sweets
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Camille Saroyan
When Booth is talking to Hodgins on the phone about the weapon, he calls Hodgins "Wizard" -- T.J. Thyne was a computer expert nicknamed "Wizard" on Walker, Texas Ranger.
Goof: At the end of the episode when Booth and Brennan confront the suspect, her lawyer says the court wouldn't accept the forensic evidence. He says that the sample is too small to repeat the test and his client had a twin brother, which might suggest that Danny (the brother) could be the killer. This is not accurate, as Cam did the gender test and the result was female.
We learn in this episode that there is a 5-year age gap between Brennan and Booth, meaning that Brennan must be 30 or 31 years old (since it was revealed that Booth was 35 years old in the previous season three episode "Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van").
Zack: Sharper than round, but blunter than sharp.
Cam: That actually made sense to me.
Angela: You two have been spending way too much time together.
April: No, it's just- I meant- I believe that all creatures -- people, fish, dogs -- we're all connected. We all share the same stuff that makes life so beautiful and precious.
Brennan: On a quantum level, that's true. Although the word 'stuff' is not accurate.
Braxton Smalls: Lenny, when was the last time you saw Tripp?
Lenny: I told you, at the victory party.
Braxton Smalls: You shook hands with him, sat next to him at the bar, did you make out a little?
Braxton Smalls: What you got - a nail clipping, a piece of dried snot, a hair?
Brennan: I'm going to need all of the mud.
Park Ranger: Excuse me?
Brennan: Get a tanker truck out here, and suck it up, so we can filter it back at the Jeffersonian.
Hodgins: Death by Yoga?
Booth: Your friend's name Garth Jodrey?
Tim: How'd you know that?
Booth: (points to his name plaque on his desk) Special Agent Seeley Booth. Special.
Tim: Look, I know I was breaking the rules when I drove my truck on National Park land. But, I mean this girl, didn't you see her?
Booth: I really don't care about that.
Tim: Come on man have a heart.
Booth: Look, I got it about the girl the minute I saw her okay, we all ... do things, for the girl.
Booth: You know you can play the field ... and not plough it.
Brennan: That was distasteful.
Brennan: Serious as a gas attack.
Booth: Heart attack, Bones! Serious as a heart attack.
Sweets: You know fish aren't actually sentient! There is a reason why people say "Cold as a fish"! Me, I'm a dog person. I think that has meaning, don't you?
Cam: So ... we haven't eliminated anyone from our list of suspects. Plus we don't know what that's a cross section of, and we don't know what caused the damage to the front of the face. What, exactly made you two come in here crying "King of the Lab"? (Hodgins points at Zack)
Booth: (trying to cheer up Sweets) Hey, you know what Sweets? Bones and I, we're going bowling tonight!
Bones: Yes, yes, bowling! You know what, you wanna come with us? To go bowling, at the bowling rink?
Bones: Bowling alley. The bowling alley?
Brennan: I'm enjoying this. The last time I threw pots I was in Columbia with the Arhuaco Indians.
Booth: Last time I did something like this, I was in nursery school.
April: Well, we love it. Don't we, Lance?
Booth: Well, I love my work, but I'm not gonna talk about that right now. Even though we think a paraplegic killed Tripp Goddard.
April: That sounds fascinating.
Sweets: (sternly) April.
Brennan: Doctor Sweets says that you work with tropical fish.
April: Yes, I loooove fish, they're just like people.
Brennan: No, no they're not. Actually, people can't breathe under water.
April: She's funny.
Brennan: I am? Wha– ? Why is that funny?
Booth: I don't think she meant that literally, Bones.
Zack: An elongated rod with (picking out a rod) this cross-section is the likely culprit.
Hodgins: Good. Good job Zack.
Zack: So, am I King of the Lab?
Hodgins: We both are.
Hodgins: I do bugs and slime, I don't do arithmetic.
Booth: (about Danny Fitz) Bones, he's not afraid of me at all.
Brennan: Well, it's hard to scare someone who rides around a track at 200 miles an hour.
Danny Fitz: Now, her I like. (turning to Brennan) You wanna go out some time?
Booth: No, she doesn't wanna go out with you.
Brennan: Let me speak for myself.
Booth: Murder suspect here, Bones.
Booth: What a shock for that couple. I mean, they slide naked into the, hot mudbath and a skeleton hand pokes her in the, you know -
Brennan: What? It's a clinical term for that part of the body, Booth.
Sweets: Dr. Brennan, Agent Booth. Would it be fair to say that you use work to avoid confronting personal issues?
Booth: Why? Because I don't wanna talk about, you know.
Brennan: The anus.
Booth: You really like that word, don't you?
Sweets: Do you two ever discuss anything that's not attached to work?
Booth: Well, it's better than talking about, you know.
Sweets: The anus?
Booth: What is it with you two?
Brennan: Sweets could be right. I mean, we talk a lot about work.
Booth: I talk about my kid.
Sweets: Because he was almost kidnapped during a case.
Brennan: Uh, my father. We talk about him.
Sweets: Because Agent Booth arrested him for murder.
Booth: Okay, what are you trying to get at here?
Sweets: Your inability to share your personal lives. I thought that was obvious.
Booth: Okay, that was snotty. I don't respond well to snotty.
Brennan: After a case, sometimes we have a drink, or coffee. Booth has pie, I don't like pie.
Booth: You really should just ... give it a chance.
Brennan: I find it too sweet.
Booth: Okay, there! We talked about pie. Nothing to do with work.
Brennan: It ... is better when we discuss murder.
Dr. Sweets: I'd like to see you guys in a social situation. A situation where work is a taboo subject.
Booth: What, are you gonna send us to a restaurant and watch us through a one-way mirror?
Brennan: I'm still not having pie.
Dr. Sweets: No, an evening out with my girlfriend and me.
Booth: (laughs, then turns to Brennan) They need someone to buy them beer.
Brennan: You want us to go on a double date?
Booth: Listen, why don't you just go on the Internet like all the rest of the kids.
Dr. Sweets: Okay, if it goes well I'll withdraw my concern. I'll release you back into your environment.
Booth: What are we, brook trout?
April: I uh, wanted to talk to you woman to woman if that's possible.
Brennan: That is possible, because we are both women.
Hodgins: I'm gonna go back and look at very small things under my very large microscope.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: April 15th, 2008 on TV3
United Kingdom: April 24th, 2008 on Sky1
New Zealand: June 2nd, 2008 on TV3
Spain: June 13th, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
Sweden: August 3rd, 2008 on TV3
The Netherlands: September 1st, 2008 on RTL 4
Norway: September 4th, 2008 on TV3
Australia: October 6th, 2008 on Channel 7
Belgium: November 3rd, 2008 on 2BE
Finland: February 6th, 2009 on Sub
Slovakia: June 24th, 2009 on JOJ
Czech Republic: November 11th, 2009 on Prima
The was the first episode to air after the end of the WGA writers' strike, although it was produced before the strike began. "The Baby in the Bough" was supposed to air before it, but Fox decided to air this episode first instead, to provide better plot flow from "The Santa in the Slush."
"Get It Right" by Mink (right after the motorcycle accident, when Booth and Brennan arrive on the practice track)
"Skinny Penny" by The Stereotypes (when Booth shows the Grand Prix videotape to the journalist)
"Bones" by The Killers
"Pride" by Syntax
"Umbrella" by Rihanna ft. Jay-Z
FBI Motor Tech: I blame the Stooges.
The Three Stooges was a revolving act of mostly vaudevillian actors who made comedy shorts and films for Columbia Studios (and Fox and MGM) that ran from 1930 to 1970. The actors were referred to as Larry, Moe, and Curly/Shemp. The acts usually contained exaggerated physical comedy (slapping, punching, hitting with different objects, etc.) and one-liners within nonsensical storylines.
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