The character of the dead chess master in the episode seems to be inspired by Norwegian chess prodigy and world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Brennan: Booth, do you think I'm being small-minded about Cam getting the award and not me?
Booth: You might want another answer, but I can't give that to you.
Brennan: But I'm clearly the best scientist.
Booth: And are you a worse scientist because Cam's getting the award?
Brennan: Of course not.
Booth: See? Yeah. So you're just being petty because you want to win.
Brennan: I thought you would take my side.
Booth: I am on your side, okay? I'm on your better side.
Dr. Filmore: (while searching the remains) A foot!
Brennan: A foot is not necessarily the solution to this forensic puzzle.
Dr. Filmore: I see you haven't lost your conviction that you have all the answers.
Brennan: Well, I am outstanding and without peer in my field. I assume that is why your government wanted you to observe me. (Filmore takes some notes) What are you writing now?
Dr. Filmore: Oh, just an observation that Americans are hubristic, and Canadians must deal with this challenge in future cooperative ventures.
Brennan: Facts are not hubris, Dr. Filmore.
Booth: Ah, you know what? Just remind me. I got to write a thank-you note to the guy who invented waffles.
Brennan: The recipe first appeared in Le Ménagier de Paris, a book a husband wrote for his wife in the 14th century. Since he's dead, a note would be pointless.
Booth: I pity the men who aren't married to you, Bones.
Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Christine Ciraolo (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Megg Massey (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback).
The character of the murdered chess master is named "Magnusson". This likely is a reference to the 2013 World Chess Champion and number one chess player from Norway, Magnus Carlsen.
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