Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Dr. Daniel Goodman
Brennan finds out about her real past.
Brennan's real name is Joy Keenan.
The rest of her family's names are as follows:
Kyle Keenan aka Russ Brennan
Ruth Keenan aka Christine Brennan
Max Keenan aka Matthew Brennan
Brennan's new book manuscript that Booth sneaks a look at (and sees is dedicated to him) is "Cross Bones." That is also the title of Kathy Reichs' eighth book.
In Brennan's apartment, Booth discovers her manuscript and sees that the title "Bone Free," which he didn't like, has been crossed off. He opens to the dedication which reads: "This book is dedicated to my partner and friend, Special Agent Seeley Booth."
Russ Brennan states that Booth found him in Morehead City, NC. That's a 6-7 hour drive from the DC area, yet no one mentions Booth being gone for that length of time. Also, the end of the episode shows Brennan driving there and back in a single night.
Goof: In the flashbacks Brennan has of the night her parents disappeared, her parents are shown leaning out of the car waving goodbye. Yet in other episodes, past and future, whenever Brennan talks about the night her parents left, she says they left in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and that her and Russ woke up to find them gone. So clearly, their parents didn't wave goodbye to them as shown in the flashbacks.
Goof: When Hodgens and Angela show Bones the enhanced movie stub of The Fugitive, the top date and their findings say 9/22/93, but the bottom of the stub says 4/22/93.
Goof: When the DNA from the blood in the car is being compared to the blood of Temperance and Russ, if you pause it while Bones is pointing out whose DNA is whose, you can tell that all three profiles (that of her, her mother, and her brother) are exactly the same.
Goof: While Hodgins shows Dr. Brennan the results of DNA from the blood he points out the samples as Brennan's mom as the first, the other person from the car as the second, Dr. Brennan as the third, and Russ as the fourth sample. However, when Brennan indicates them later in the scene she points out the first as her mother, second as herself, and the third sample as Russ.
The conversation between Booth and Brennan where they discuss the fact that her parents had false identities occurs around the 10-minute mark. During Emily Deschanel's close ups, after she has turned her back to him, David Boreanaz can be seen behind her. His head movements are discontinuous with his own close ups, making him look jerky,and his lips are slightly off what he is saying the second time.
Voice on Answering Machine: Temperance, you have to stop looking, y-you have to stop looking for me right now. This is bigger and worse than you know. Please, stop now.
Booth: Who's that?
Brennan: (sounding shaken) That was my father.
Booth: I need the room, guys.
Zack: The whole lab? For what?!
Hodgins: It's a cop way of saying, "Get lost!"
Brennan: Why are you letting me drive?
Booth: It's a reward.
Brennan: For what?
Booth: For totally pissing off a hitman. (they both laugh) Oh, can I read your book?
Brennan: After it's come out.
Booth: Not before?
Booth: But, what? I let you drive.
Booth: I got a break on the DNA in the car.
Brennan: You know who it is?
Booth: Not exactly. See, it's a closed file. Whoever it is is in witness protection. I'll make a request but they're pretty tight over there.
(Angela enters with a drawing)
Angela: What if he had a face?
Brennan: Who's that?
Angela: Somebody your father pointed out to Russ when he was 7. Somebody he's still afraid of.
Booth: Hey, you know what? I'm gonna play hardball with witness protection. If they don't cooperate I'm gonna put his face in the paper.
Brennan: Wouldn't you get you in trouble for that?
Booth: Well, we'll find out. (He takes the drawing and leaves)
Angela: Sometimes he is just...hooh! (Brennan smiles and shakes her head at Angela) What?
Booth: I know what you've been thinking.
Brennan: I doubt it.
Booth: You've been thinking that your family is made up of liars and criminals, and that makes you feel lonely. (She looks at him and her look says that he's hit the nail on the head) There's a story here we don't know yet.
Brennan: Like what?
Booth: Bones, "don't know" means it's a mystery.
Brennan: What were your parents like?
Booth: Hoah, my parents...my dad, he drove Thuds and Phantoms in Vietnam. Those are fighter jets. After that he was a barber in Philadelphia. My mom, she wrote jingles, for a local advertising agency.
Brennan: So they didn't go out at night, after you were asleep and robbed banks. (they look at each other for a while)
Booth: Listen, Bones. You know, parents, they have secret lives. If they didn't they wouldn't be parents.
Booth: (to Angela) Why do you think that Bones asked her boyfriend to, you know, read her book and not me? You know, maybe, maybe because there was too much of me in the story. (pauses) Oh, she was embarrassed, you think? Maybe? Maybe...
(Brennan has just seen Russ and walks away upset. Booth runs after her)
Booth: Hey, Bones. Come on. (she turns to face him)
Brennan: (visibly shaken) My mother died of a subdural hematoma, bleeding in the brain.
Booth: You wanna proceed rationally, correct?
Brennan: Chances are the subdural hematoma was caused by a blow to the head.
Booth: Great! You got the how, now let's get the who. You just told me that your mother was murdered. I mean, who better to help us than your brother?
Russ: Does Tempy really hate me that much?
Angela: Russ, she loves you. It'd be easier if she hated you. Hate is a lot easier to deal with than love, especially disappointed love.
Booth: To us.
Russ: Whoever the hell we are.
Bones: To what we're becoming.
(Booth is desperately trying to get Brennan to court with everybody wanting something from her when David appears)
Brennan: David. (kisses him on the cheek) What are you doing here?
Booth: (getting in between her and David) She has to get to court, so...
David: Agent Booth. Nice to see you again, especially when I'm not in custody. Listen, I read your manuscript. (Booth looks shocked) I couldn't wait to tell you how great it is.
Brennan: Thank you, really?
Booth: You read her manuscript? (grabs it from David but Brennan snatches it back)
David: Her second novel. Bone Free. Kind of like Born free, without the lions.
Booth: Yuck on the title. Am I in it?
Brennan: Uhhh...We have to get to court.
David: Hope you have your original notes cause last time...
(Brennan turns back around)
Brennan: Told you Booth!
Booth: No! Bones, we don't have the time. (Brennan's already turned to fetch her notes) Alright, listen, three minutes, I'll wait for you in the car. (to David) So, are you two?
David: Yes, sorta. Is that a problem?
Booth: Yeah, you know Bones is very literal, so in the future, no joke advice on court day.
CSI Technician: What kind of person could use this on a human being?
Brennan: What kind of person could use this on a pig?
Brennan: You were 7 years old, Russ, old enough to remember. What-What is your real name? What is my real name?
Zack: Buttercup, if you sign off on these tissue markers, Angela can finish the facial reconstruction.
Brennan: Why did you say Buttercup?
Zack: I just thought Buttercup was amusing rhyming linguistically and this is the latest Jane Doe from Limbo.
Booth: How about this for rhyming linguini, see you later alligator.
McVicar: Your father is a hard man Joy.
Brennan: My name is Brennan. I'm Dr. (Brennan huffs, almost in tears) I'm Dr. Temperance Brennan. (McVicar walks out) I work at the Jeffersonian Institution. I'm a forensic anthropologist. I specialize in identif…, in identifying, in identifying people when nobody knows who they are. My father was a science teacher and my mother was a bookkeeper. My brother, I have a brother. I'm Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Booth: I know who you are. Hey I know, it's okay. (Brennan hugs Booth) Shh, it's gonna be alright.
Brennan: (to Booth) If you keep bringing Chinese food in the middle of the night, we're both going to get fat.
Brennan: I worshipped him. You know? God, he was so cool. Everyone knew I was Russ Brennan's little sister. I wasn't cool or pretty, so being his sister ... . You know that game, Marco Polo? I'd be sitting in class, and I'd hear out the window, "Marco!" It'd be Russ, checking in on me and letting everyone know that I was his little sister.
Angela: Did you "Polo"?
Brennan: Yeah, sometimes it'd be the only word I said all day. "Polo." And then mom and dad disappeared and Russ took off. Suddenly, no one cared where I was. I miss that. Someone caring where I am all the time.
(While looking at the skull of a Jane Doe)
Brennan: Tissue depth of the cheek bones and along the jawline looks a little deep to me but otherwise--
Booth: (pulls Brennan away in a hurry) Outta limbo, back on Earth, and on our way to court. Thanks!
Dr. Goodman: (to Zack) Please don't refer to bone storage as "Limbo".
Booth: You got two ways to look at this. One is you score a private chat. The second one is you attack her and I'll drill you through the forehead.
Vince: (handcuffed) How can I possibly attack her?
Booth: I'll decide what is and isn't an attack, like, say, a hiccup.
Booth: I'm FBI. I know who you are.
McVicar: Steve Beers, pig farmer.
This bit of sarcasm is an in-joke. Steve Beers is one of the show's co-executive producers.
"As the Stars Fall Away" by Peter Himmelman (the second time Booth comes to Brennan's apartment after midnight to share Wong Foo's food)
"New Girl Now" by Honeymoon Suite (in the background when Booth goes to see Russ at the amusement park)
We see Brennan's apartment three times in the season: in "Pilot," in "Two Bodies in the Lab," and in "The Woman in Limbo." However, every time, her apartment looks distinctly different.
Brennan's brother, Russ, is shown for the first time.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: July 4th, 2006 on TV3
Norway: Thursday November 9th, 2006 on TV3
Brennan: I think I just became a vegetarian.
In real life Emily Deschanel is a vegan and has been for 12 years.
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