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Goof: Tovar Comara, the Venezuelan security agent, says to Brennan that the case "huele mala" (Spanish for "it stinks") but the pronunciation is wrong, the correct phrase is "huele mal."
Goof: When they ran the simulation of Nestor's hyoid breaking, Angela says it took just over eight days, but the read-out on the simulator said "Day 15" when it broke.
Goof: Bones watches a DVD of the victim on a big flat screen television mounted to her wall but at the end of the episode the television is gone from the wall.
In this episode, Booth uses a security card to access the forensic area of the lab, but in the next episode he doesn't have one. This is because The Man in the S.U.V. was originally scheduled to air after A Boy in the Tree, not before.
Goof: When Booth and Bones are going up the escalator, Booth's mouth does not match up with what he is saying.
Goof: Brennan moves her hands from her hips and folds her arms while talking with Mrs. Masruk, but her reflection behind Mrs. Masruk shows her hands still on her hips.
Goof: At 18:35 there are people visible entering the restaurant behind Bones, yet when the shot pulls out a second later onto Booth, Bones, and Angela, the people are gone.
Goof: At 31:20, Dr. Brennan is congratulating Angela on doing good work, but when she is talking to her she clearly says "Good work An-u-la" instead of "Good work Angela."
Goof: During their car ride, at around 35:10, just as Booth finishes his line "Just be careful, alright," the view in the rear window changes and suddenly there is a car close by.
Goof: At the end of the episode there is a close-up of Bones and her head is resting on her hand, but when the shot changes, her hand is down.
Goof: When Hamid was on the phone with his wife he was speaking fluent Arabic with a Lebanese accent, making it hard for one to believe that he's truly Afghani.
Goof: After shooting Farid and waiting to get the "all clear," Booth holsters his gun to lean on the railing with both hands. However, in the next shot of him, he is holding the gun as if he had just taken the shot, showing that the reaction shots were shuffled around.
The many car rides done by Booth and Dr. Brennan have very bad continuity. The lighting that is supposed to imitate the sunlight is from the same direction in every car scene.
It is somewhat odd that Hamid Masruk was working for the Arab-American Friendship League, since he was Afghani, and therefore not Arab.
Dr. Brennan's second sentence to Booth is:
"Don't call me Bones" (which becomes a running theme for the beginning of the series).
Another catch phrase of hers is introduced in this episode: "I don't know what that means." She usually says this when someone makes a popular culture allusion or remark.
When Zack is taking photographs of the corpse, the video footage is clearly mirrored, as can be seen by the positions and letters on the patches on his jacket. Additionally, Zack is holding the camera lens with his right hand and shooting the photos with his left. Cameras are designed the opposite way.
Brennan says that the next closest forensic anthropologist after her is in Montreal. Montreal is where the original Bones novels are set.
In this episode and in many of the episodes after this, when Booth and Brennan are driving, Booth does not wear his seatbelt - only Brennan does.
Goof: When Brennan finally leaves the Jeffersonian to get back home, we see three shots of her: one crossing the Jeffersonian Park and two others in Washington streets. But while she is holding two bags in the first shot, one suddenly disappears and is not in the other two shots.
Goof: The long shot of the funeral appears to be a composite. It shows the rear of the Lincoln Memorial in the distance, with a row of trees leading up to the cemetery. But the Potomic River is immediately behind the Lincoln Memorial.
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