Dr. Jack Hodgins
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Dr. Lance Sweets
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian
Captain Blake: We passed the point of no return fuel-wise 23 minutes ago.
Bones: The polar route takes us over Greenland. Can we land there to refuel?
Greenland is much closer to the U.S. than to Shanghai, and if the plane hasn't even passed Greenland yet, there's no way that it could already be past the point of no return fuel-wise as the Captain states. Also, while the polar route would indeed take the plane somewhat near Greenland, the plane would not be over Greenland, since the country is east of the U.S. and the plane is heading west towards Shanghai. Bones should have said "near" instead of "over".
This is the second time Sweets says he's going to sing "Lime in the Coconut" at a karaoke bar. The first time was in the episode "The Wannabe in the Weeds" (from season 3) when the whole gang gathered to listen to Bones sing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
The aircraft shown landing in Shanghai was a Boeing 737-100/200 series - a short to medium range narrow-bodied aircraft. Maximum range for this aircraft is approximately 2,000 miles. The distance between Washington, D.C. and Shanghai is approximately 7,500 miles, therefore the plane could not have been used to take them to Shanghai.
After Sweets refers to Bones as "the cat" Cam corrects him by telling him that she in fact is the cat. Oddly enough, Cam has a cat brooch pinned to her shirt in that scene.
Booth says that Brennan is going to help the Chinese government identify remains and that, "I must protect the proprietary American technology Dr. Brennan will be using."
While this is not explicitly stating that Booth is on official business, assuming that he is, government employees traveling on official business are allowed to fly business class on international flights. If business class is not available, then they are allowed to fly first class. Therefore, Booth probably should have been in first class with Brennan for the entire flight.
Booth: (to Theresa) You? Were you a spy or a smuggler?
Kate McNutt: No. She's in love, Agent Booth. And her boyfriend works for this airline at the Shanghai airport.
Captain Blake: That's against the rules!
Theresa Ming: (to the Captain) So is having sex with passengers in the bathroom!
Captain Blake: ... Okay. I think we are all under a lot of stress here.
Cam: We're looking at the margins of the burned flesh around the rectus abdominis.
Brennan: I dislike the occlusive nature of tissue.
Cam: Look, just think of it as bone wrapping.
Sweets: So, the cat's away and it's TGIF, huh?
Cam: I'm right here. I'm the cat.
Sweets: Well, in this case, I think Dr. Brennan is the cat.
Cam: I'm the cat ... who's giving the mice the rest of the day off.
Booth: (grossed out by the skull) I am definitely not a squint.
Brennan: Well, I've always known that. You have no training in the field of forensic science.
Booth: I really don't want any.
Hodgins: This thing with Roxie ...
Angela: It's real, yeah.
Hodgins: No I get that, I see that. Is that what got between us?
Angela: I'd love to say yes to that, because I think it would ... make you feel better.
Hodgins: But you can fall in love with a man?
Angela: I'm sorry but, yes.
Sweets: Do you know Nick Devito?
Kendell: I had lunch once with Danny DeVito.
Charlotte: (upon learning that a murder has taken place on the plane) I didn't hear a gunshot. So it must have been a knifing. I saw Dr. Temperance Brennan, the mystery writer, in first class; I bet she's doin the autopsy. Listen - I was awake the whole time, and anyone who went that way (points down the aisle), they came back again. So if the victim is a passenger, he or she is in first class. Probably she, because most murder victims are women.
Booth: Wow, you really are into murder, aren't you. (she hands him the measuring tape and tweezers he asked for) Thanks.
Charlotte: Wait! (pulls a knitting needle out of her purse) Dr. Brennan will need this!
Booth: What's that for?
Charlotte: It's a probe! (Booth takes the knitting needle) This is the best flight I've ever been on!
Booth: Excuse me.
Charlotte: What's goin' on?
Booth: Listen, would you happen to have a measuring tape and tweezers?
Charlotte: (gasps excitedly) There's been a murder! (to her sleeping friend) Nadine!
Charlotte: Nadine! They need tweezers for an autopsy! Code Red! Code Red!
Booth: You wanna get off the plane. To see those old Chinese bones. (Brennan looks at him with a smile) I'm sorry.
Brennan: It's not your fault.
Booth: Yeah it is. Cause I'm the one who dragged you out of pure science and ... pulled you into murder solving.
Brennan: That's not how I remember it.
Brennan: Yes. Well as I recall I had to force you to take me into the field.
Brennan: Yes. You didn't want to, remember? This is all my fault. (Booth smiles warmly and stares at Brennan)
Eli: Hey, are you two gonna make out?
Booth: Hey, quiet. You lost your right to talk.
Brennan: Why do people always think we're gonna make out?
Booth: (slipping into the seat next to Brennan in first class) Bones. Bones.
Brennan: (taking off the shade covering her eyes) Huh? You're gonna get in trouble.
Booth: She's downstairs. You didn't answer me before. You're tired of working with me?
Brennan: No it's not that. But, the identification and analysis of ancient remains that's, why I became a forensic anthropologist.
Booth: You're bored, the spark is gone.
Brennan: I'm a scientist first.
Booth: Right. Yeah, scientist first. I, I get it. I understand.
Flight Attendant: Sir. You need to return to coach.
Booth: See, we're uh, we're partners. We like being together.
Flight Attendant: Your sexual relationship's not relevant, sir. This is first class.
Bones: Why does everyone else think we have a sexual relationship when we barely ever touch each other?
Booth: (seeing Brennan wearing big glasses) All right. What I want you to do is take off your glasses, shake out your hair, and say, "Mr. Booth, do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?"
International Air Dates:
Sweden: February 8th, 2009 on TV3
Spain: April 17th, 2009 on FOX
Australia: May 10th, 2009 on Channel 7
Finland: May 22nd, 2009 on Sub
Norway: June 18th, 2009 on TV3
Germany: October 1st, 2009 on RTL
Slovakia: November 4th, 2009 on JOJ
Czech Republic: October 18th, 2010 on Prima
"Godspeed" by Jenny Lewis (at the bar at the end, when Angela and Roxie meet up)
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