While on vacation, Angela finds a skull in the desert. She asks Brennan for help in identifying the skull because she is afraid it might be her boyfriend, who has gone missing with a local guide. The investigation leads the team through a violent boyfriend, the local sheriff and ultimately to a counterfeiting ring setup in the desert.moreless
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Daniel Goodman
Goof: When Booth and Brennan are driving through the desert arguing over whether or not he should take over the investigation, a mountain appears out of nowhere in the background as Booth says, "This is the United States of America."
Goof: Booth says that everyone will take a separate compass point and walk in that direction; therefore it doesn't make sense that Brennan ran into Angela during their separate searches.
When Booth threw his bag on Brennan's bed it landed on her knees, but in the next shot this bag was near her waist.
(Angela and Sheriff Dawes drive up in the middle of the desert.)
Brennan: Only Angela could get a ride in the middle of nowhere.
Angela: [...] I'm a little afraid that... I'm just afraid that I don't have a generous heart. I'm afraid that I won't have the chance that I had with Kirk ever again.
Brennan: You will.
Angela: How can you be so sure?
Brennan: Because nothing in this universe happens just once, Angela. Nothing. Infinity goes in both directions. There's no unique event, no singular moment.
Angela: (laughs) I don't know what that means.
Brennan: It doesn't make sense that the sheriff brings us to the scene of the crime and leaves us to die. Does it?
Booth: One godforsaken part of the desert is as good as another godforsaken part. We don't even know if Sheriff Dawes actually called Alex Joseph. I mean, he could've done all this himself.
Brennan: Could Dawes do that, Ange?
Angela: Well, I always thought Ben Dawes was a good man. It would take a lot to change my mind.
Brennan: Like being left to die in the desert?
(The truck driven by the sheriff goes way)
Booth: Where's he going?
Brennan: He's looking for his sister.
Booth: Either of you two bring any water?
(Brennan and Angela show Booth their bottles of water)
Brennan: Why? Are you worried?
Angela: About what?
Brennan: Because we're way past where Jesus lost his sandals.
Booth: And I don't hear the truck anymore.
Booth: I will call the FBI office in Albuquerque and take over the investigation.
Brennan: I wouldn't.
Brennan: Desert dwellers are very Insular. Mongolians, Bedouins of the Sahara, the Himba of Kanana. Good hosts, but extremely distrustful of outsiders.
Booth: Bones, this is the United States of America, not outer Mongolia.
Brennan: (holding and looking at the skull) Prominent brow ridge indicates the victim is male. (pointing to the plate with a muffin) Do you mind?
Sheriff Dawes: Be my guest.
Angela: She wants the plate, Ben, not the muffin.
Angela: Ben, show Dr. Brennan the skull.
Brennan: Or point me toward the morgue.
(Sheriff Dawes takes a box that is under his table. Then, opens it and gives Brennan the skull)
Sheriff Dawes: Welcome to the Merville County Morgue.
Hodgins: We warned her about the sun? We told her, "Cover up, avoid melanoma"?
Zack: Who's the guy?
Hodgins: Her boyfriend Kirk.
Zack: Angela has a boyfriend?
Brennan: Every year for three weeks, Angela has a boyfriend and a vacation.
Hodgins: Oh! Playing house in a postboho rustic artist's cabin in the desert with her pseudo-celebrity photographer boyfriend. That is not a vacation.
Hodgins: Vacations in the desert. It's like lunching at the dump.
Booth: Ok, no offense to Angela but she doesn't really know this guy. She's only with him, what? Only three weeks out of the year?
Brennan: Yeah, no offense to you, but you are a stodgy traditionalist when it comes to relationships, buddy.
Booth: Stodgy? Stodgy.
Brennan: Yeah, stodgy.
Brennan: Obviously you subconsciously sifted through the rational facts of the case, and processed the most likely scenario.
Angela: I'm sure that's it.
Booth: Yeah, what else could it be?
Angela: It's the only rational explanation.
Brennan: Wait, are you guys making fun of me?
Booth: You know? Let's go back home, you know where there's water and shelter and living things, come on.
Booth: Angela, I'm going to have to ask you a couple of difficult questions, okay? What...what can you tell me about Kirk's drug use?
Angela: Kirk didn't do drugs.
Brennan: Well Hodgins found peyote in his hair.
Angela: I thought...I thought that you meant drug drugs.
Zack: I need the skull now.
Hodgins: I'm still looking for particulates, and since you're only Dr. Brennan's assistant, you don't carry all that much weight around here.
Zack: I'm telling Dr. Goodman.
Brennan: Perimortem contact gunshots, it wasn't the desert that caught this man unaware, it was someone with a gun.
Dr. Goodman: You are taking a vacation in the desert, with no notice?
Hodgins: I don't get the attraction, I really don't, snakes, scorpions-
Brennan: It'll only be for a few days.
Hodgins: Buzzards and snakes.
Angela: [...] Can I come with you?
Booth: No, no, we can ask tougher questions if you're not there.
Brennan: No cell phone service, no water - how long do you think we'll survive out here, if the Sheriff doesn't come back?
Booth: Three days, max.
Angela: How far are we from the highway?
Booth: Five days, minimum.
Brennan: I don't like that math.
Booth: You know, where I come from when you say you're driving a ways, it means forty five minutes.
Angela: Out here, it means four hours.
Brennan: We've been driving five.
Sheriff Dawes: Maybe I should've said "quite a ways".
Booth: Ok, who are you, Dr. Phil?
Brennan: Who is Dr. Phil, some kind of expert?
Booth: (laughs) He likes to think so.
Brennan: Wait outside while I get dressed.
Booth: No! Uh uh! Sun's been up for an hour out there - it's already the surface of Mercury! I can stand here, close my eyes, eat my donut - it's the best I can do. (puts one hand over his eyes, starts eating a donut with the other)
Booth: Hey! (hugs Angela on his way in the door) You know, people in the desert don't have actual addresses. What's up with that?
(Brennan is trying to pick up a station on the car stereo while driving through the desert)
Angela: You won't get anything out here. We're about a hundred miles past where Jesus lost his sandals.
Brennan: I assume that's a way of saying we're extremely isolated.
Brennan: What if he's escaping out the back door?
Booth: You don't spend a lot of time in trailers, do you?
Booth: I'm touring the hottest places in the universe. Next stop...Hell.
(Brennan talking to Booth on the phone)
Brennan: How far are you from Dulles?
Booth: As far as your office is from Dulles.
Brennan: Why are you in my office?
Booth: I need your findings on the Richmond case. Listen, Zack won't tell me where they are unless you give him permission.
Brennan: There's a 9:15 flight to Denver, then there's an 11:35 flight to Santa Fe. You have to run to make the connection.
Booth: Forget it.
Brennan: Booth, please. Angela's boyfriend is missing...maybe dead...it took all of my charm-
Booth: All of your charm? Oh boy-
Brennan: Just to get the sheriff to let me look at the skull. When I asked him to let me send the skull to the Jeffersonian, he told me I am not a cop and I don't have any jurisdiction.
Booth: Which is true, okay look, what do you want me to do?
Brennan: I want you to get federal on his ass.
Alex Joseph: (pointing a gun at Brennan and Booth) What do you want?
Booth: FBI, we're looking for Danny Webber.
Brennan: Who are you?
Alex Joseph: I'm the guy holding the big gun-
Booth: At a federal agent, which I've been very nice about so far.
Brennan: Let's rush him, he can't shoot us both.
Booth: How about I just show him my badge, so we both survive.
Angela: You promise? From your heart?
Brennan: Better. From my head. And yes Ange, I promise from my heart.
"Too Easy" by OneRepublic (at the end of the episode)
"Rain" by Patty Griffin (near the end when Angela sees Danni)
David Boreanaz and Clayton Rohner have also worked together in an Angel episode in 2002.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: May 30th, 2006 on TV3
Norway: Thursday October 5th, 2006 on TV3
Booth: Ok, who are you, Dr. Phil?
Referring to the popular talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw.
Currency printing is a highly specialized craft. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing prints currency on high-speed, sheet-fed rotary presses which are capable of printing over 8,000 sheets per hour. Printing plates are covered with ink and then the surface of each plate is wiped clean which allows the ink to remain in the design and letter grooves of the plates. Each sheet is then forced, under extremely heavy pressure (estimated at 20 tons), into the finely recessed lines of the printing plate to pick up the ink. The printing impression is three dimensional in effect and requires the combined handiwork of highly skilled artists, steel engravers, and plate printers. The surface of the note feels slightly raised, while the reverse side feels slightly indented. This process is called intaglio printing. Venezuela 's currency is named for Venezuelan-born Simón Bolívar, who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule in the 19th century and became one of Latin America's greatest heroes.
The central and distinctive practice of the Native American Church is the ceremonial use of peyote, a psychoactive or entheogenic cactus (lophophora williamsii) regarded as a sacramental substance that has divine powers. It is often called "medicine," and it is believed to have powerful healing ability. Peyote use among the Huichol and other tribes goes back thousands of years in Mexico, and was first documented among the Aztecs some 400 years ago. Its history in the United States beyond its native range (restricted to the Rio Grande valley), however, is much more recent.
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