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The last time Booth and Brennan talk to Jose in the hospital, you can hear someone cough in the background right after Jose says, "It's all for nothing."
Batman is the only mainstream comic hero (or official comic hero) mentioned by name in this episode. Aside from that, the only other reference to a mainstream comic hero is when we briefly see the cover of a Superman comic Brennan flips through at the comic store.
Goof: When Zack is reading the comic book while he is cleaning the bones, the 3 trays on the table are empty. When he goes to open the container with the bones inside it, the trays have a blue fabric on them.
Goof: The murder victim's parents say that nobody has been in his room since the detective was there 2 months ago. Then why would the lava lamp be on while they were in there?
Goof: At 14 minutes, Brennan says the victim was "Stabbed here, at the base of the spine." As she says this, she points to the to the base of the victim's skull, not the base of the spine.
It is revealed in this episode that Angela is married, and that the wedding took place in Fiji.
Brennan said that this was her first TV interview. This episode was supposed to air before last week's, when she was on "Fox and Friends" with Penny Marshall but it was aired out of sequence.
During the scene in Assistant Director Cullen's (John M. Jackson) office, there are two baseballs enclosed in resin cases in the foreground. These baseballs can also be seen in the office of Admiral Chedwidden (also Jackson) in the series JAG. John M. Jackson is the father of Conor Jackson who plays MLB for the Oakland Athletics and previously for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In this episode Booth is reporting to his dispatch as Bucar - 4. Later into the series this changes as he starts referring to his unit (himself and usually Bones) as 22705.
Booth says that SWAT will meet them at the scene. However, when they arrive at the abandoned gas station all the people have "HRT" emblazoned on the back of their flak jackets. "HRT" Stands for "Hostage Rescue Team". The HRT is a branch of the FBI.
Goof: At 33:57, as Booth stands upright, there is the reflection of a boom-mic in the upper-right corner in the glass.
The victim, named 'Rachel' throughout the episode, had at least four fake different names: Sandra Cane, Rachel Achaunce, Candace Hayden, and Susan Sheppard. However, near the end, Brennan and Booth discover she was actually named Allison Holmes.
Goof: At 41:33 the officers take the hooker away, but at 41:39 when the shot goes close on Booth, she is leaning toward him on the right.
Booth refers to his rental car as a 1966 Mustang. The car is actually the 1965 model, since the gas cap has a black center, and the grill corral with the pony is secured by its top and sides.
Dr. Goodman states that in 1958 interracial marriages were illegal in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia never enacted a law forbidding interracial marriages though. In fact, D.C. was where an interracial couple went to get married in 1958 to avoid a Virginia law against interracial marriage -- that sparked the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which ruled that outlawing interracial marriages was unconstitutional.
It is revealed that Booth has a four-year-old son named Parker.
It is revealed that Angela's father is Billy Gibbons, member of the legendary band, ZZ Top.
Goof: During their breakfast, Angela brings up Brennan's past and Booth reacts as if he didn't know anything about it. However, in a "Pilot" scene, after Booth told them that science can't solve mysteries, he had a conversation with Angela in which she told him that he should know about her family and he replied that he "read the file." Plus, in the previous episode "The Girl in the Fridge" Booth persuaded the prosecution counsel to use Brennan's personal information in order to show the jury that she has a reason for doing what she does the way she does it.
Goof: While eating their "Christmas Dinner'" the team talks about how Lionel's girlfriend was pregnant in 1958. However at the end of the episode when we meet Ivy, she says that she gave birth to a half-white child in 1960. It's impossible for someone to be pregnant for over a year.
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