Dr. Lance Sweets
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Goof: In the scene where the squints are reenacting Tommy's death, Cam's hair is up. However, when she says the throat and trachea were sliced, her hair is down. In the next shot, her hair is up again.
Goof: In the very last shot of the episode, from Booth's point of view Brennan's hair is wavy/curly. However, in the rest of the scene her hair is clearly straight.
Goof: As Booth is lying on the ground he's holding Brennan's left hand. When Brennan goes to wrap her left arm around him, her hand is free, but immediately back in his hand when the shot switches.
Goof: In the very last scene when Pam shoots Booth, Booth drops his gun and it falls to the floor. When he first drops the gun it is to the left of the screen, almost under a chair and far away from Brennan. As Pam goes to shoot Brennan and Brennan reaches for Booth's gun to defend herself, it has been conveniently placed beside her for her to grab.
Zach: My parents felt that singing lessons would help integrate me socially.
Zach: Yes. I was quite good. I received acclaim and a new stature amongst the parents of my peers.
Hodgins: What about your actual peers?
Zach: My mother said they were jealous and not to worry about it.
Brennan: ... you are a superb agent.
Booth: You think?
Brennan: Yeah, of course. Since I am the best in my field, it would be self-destructive for me to work with someone who's beneath me.
Booth: Oh, okay ... well, that's good, 'cause, you know, I have to be honest here. Sometimes I think you feel that you're better than me.
Brennan: Well, objectively I'm more intelligent ...
Booth: There we go ...
Brennan: ... in certain areas, and in others I understand my limitations and I admire your expertise.
Booth: Oh. You admire me?
Brennan: In certain areas of expertise.
Booth: Well, I admire your expertise. You know, the whole science thing.
Brennan: Thank you. I'm an author too.
Booth: I know.
Brennan: Best-selling, that also gives me an elevated status.
Booth: Here goes the ego.
Brennan: No, I'm not saying that society's correct to elevate me, I'm not saying that I deserve the elevation, I'm just saying that it occurs. Society should elevate scholars and teachers, not actors and athletes.
Booth: Yeah, what about cops?
Brennan: Yeah, they're very important.
Pam: If he didn't love me, why would he give me this bracelet? P-A-M, do you know what that spells?
Booth: ... Pam.
Pam: That's right.
Adam Matthews: Then about a month ago, she showed up in the middle of the night, and started banging on the door.
Booth: Oh, was she angry?
Adam Matthews: She was wearing a teddy, and high heels. So I'm thinking angry wasn't her emotion.
Brennan: You're implying she was sexually stimulated.
Booth: So were they um ... ? (claps his hands) You know. Did they ... ? (claps again)
Brennan: Did they have sexual intercourse?
Adam Matthews: If they did it was through a locked door.
Brennan: So ... no?
Booth: (clapping) Very good, Bones. Okay, let's go.
Bones: So he was killed, decapitated, and mulched. Wow, can't be worse for this guy.
Booth: (about the people at the gym) These people here are just trying to be healthy, Bones.
Bones: There is a fine line between health and vanity.
Bones: How does a former sniper have a grass allergy? Wouldn't a sneeze give away your position?
Booth: Bones, okay, I worked in the desert. Sand, no grass.
Bones: The guitar string could definitely be the murder weapon.
Booth: Cause it cut the cheese?
Bones: Does Tommy share your affection?
Pam: Why do you ask it like that? Because I don't look like a scarecrow? (to Booth) Like her?
Bones: Hey. Wha- what are you coming after me for? (to Booth) Do- do I look like a scarecrow?
Brennan: Until I was thirteen I wanted to be the next Cyndi Lauper.
Booth: I'd say you're kidding but I don't think you know how to kid.
Brennan: The other girls and I referred to her as rad. (laughs) My mother said I sang just as well.
Booth: As well as Cyndi Lauper?
Sweets: Mothers do that. It's healthy.
Brennan: No it wasn't just flattery. My mother told me I sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" better than she did. (Booth Laughs)
Sweets: It was an expression of affection Dr. Brennan. Not an objective evaluation of your abilities.
Brennan: Well, I think you're wrong.
Booth: Okay then, go ahead, belt it out.
Sweets: Yeah, come on give us a few bars.
Booth: Come on ...
Brennan: I can't just burst into song. I have to have music and an appropriate atmosphere of frivolity.
Booth: Diva, forensic genius, best-selling author, better than Cyndi Lauper ...
Brennan: (watching an amateur sing) This guy is good.
Booth: Thank you Paula ... just focus here.
Brennan: Well Dr. Sweets still thinks she's the killer.
Sweets: Dangerous. I think she's dangerous.
Booth: I agree.
Sweets: Thank you Agent Booth.
Booth: All those gifts, and taking pictures from a distance and showing up in the middle of the night in a nightie is all very dangerous.
Sweets: She has body issues, which are not congruent with her actual appearance. She's someone who's slightly large, who believes she's a very large woman who can convince people she's only slightly large. And the way they treat her convinces her that she's right.
Bones: That's interesting.
Sweets: See, you're only pretending it's interesting. It means very little to you.
Bones: That's true.
Sweets: Mocking will not change my opinion. I have been mocked many, many times before.
(Booth and Bones exchange a look)
Sweets: That came out wrong.
Booth: Everybody thinks they're the next Kelly Clarkson.
Bones: Who's Kelly Clarkson?
Booth: American Idol ... "Because of You"?
Bones: Because of me?
Bones: Hey! Break down the door!
Booth: It hurts my shoulder when I break down the door!
Zack: My regimen is easily completed in my apartment. Treadmill for 30 minutes, 100 sit-ups, push-ups and leg-lifts, and then 20 minutes of free weights. I'm deceptively strong.
Cam: I am deceived!
Tamara Taylor and Corbin Allred both appeared in the season 3 CSI: Miami episode "Crime Wave".
The numerous references to American Idol most likely were made because two former Idol contestants - Ace Young (Tommy Sour) from Season 5 and Brandon Rogers (Broadway Wanna-Be) from Season 6 - appeared in the episode.
"Corner of the Sky" from the Broadway musical "Pippin" (sung by Broadway Wanna-Be in the first scene and again in the second bar scene)
"I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears (sung by Emma Von Helberg in the first scene)
"Nine To Five" by Dolly Parton (sung by Dolly Parton Wanna-Be in the first scene)
"Talk to the Animals" by Leslie Bricusse (sung by Lounge Lizard Wanna-Be in the first scene)
"Far Away" by Nickelback (sung by Tommy Sour in the first scene and by Chris Calabasa in the second bar scene)
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel (sung by Chris Calabasa in the first scene)
"The Second Time Around" by Frank Sinatra (sung by Lounge Lizard Wanna-Be in the second bar scene)
"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" by The Four Aces (sung by Zack in the lab)
"Biggest Part of Me" by Ambrosia (sung by Tommy Sour in his MySpace video)
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper (sung by Brennan at the end of the episode)
International Air Dates:
Denmark: May 20th, 2008 on TV3
United Kingdom: May 22nd, 2008 on SKY1
New Zealand: June 30th, 2008 on TV3
Spain: July 11th, 2008 on FOX
Sweden: August 31st, 2008 on TV3
Norway: October 2nd, 2008 on TV3
Australia: November 3rd, 2008 on Seven
Belgium: December 1st, 2008 on 2BE
Finland: March 6th, 2009 on Sub
Germany: April 2nd, 2009 on RTL
Czech Republic: December 9th, 2009 on Prima
This was the last episode shot of season three before the WGA Writers' Strike began on November 5th, 2007, and would have been the final episode of the season had the strike not ended soon enough for additional episodes to be produced.
Booth: American Idol. "Because of You"?
This is a reference to the reality TV show American Idol and one of the songs written and sung by the winner of the show's first season, Kelly Clarkson.
Booth: Everybody thinks they're the next Kelly Clarkson.
This is a reference to the winner of the first season of the reality show American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, who has been one of the most successful Idol contestants in the show's history.
Booth: Thank you Paula.
Paula Abdul is one of the judges on American Idol, a reality show where people compete to win a singing contest with a one million dollar record deal with a major label as the prize. Paula's comments for each Idol singer are almost always the nicest. In this Bones episode Booth is suggesting to Bones that she is too easy on the Checkerbox contestants.
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