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Brennan remarks that the cannibal will exhibit signs of insanity as they will have prions in their brain. She is speaking of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of mad cow disease (BSE). This has been observed in far-eastern cannibals. The X-Files episode, "Our Town," used this as the basis of a story where, in an attempt to gain immortality, the inhabitants of the town eat visitors and then start to go mad. Realistically, the chances of getting CJD from being a cannibal are very slim, as scientists have discovered that genes protecting against prion diseases have long been widespread throughout the world, making a considerable part of the population immune to these kinds of illnesses.
Charlie is reading one of Temperance's books entitled Bred in the Bone.
Goof: In the beginning of the episode Dr. Brennan and Booth are in Booth's car, and the Volvo's interior is black leather. A minute later, when they arrive and step out of the car, the car's interior is light beige.
Goof: In the beginning of the show they refer to the case as coming from eastern Washington state. However the show is obviously supposed to be set in the mountains. While there are mountains in Washington that run through the middle of the state, the eastern part of the state is mostly flat with either farms or dry, barren land.
Goof: Booth and Brennan's arrival in Aurora, Washington, was computer generated. When their car pulls up to the curb in front of several other cars, the shadow their car casts does not extend to the edge of the curb, while the other cars' shadows extend well on to the sidewalk.
Goof: At 5:36 all the shadows are hard to the left with the sun at the right, but a second later when the shot changes, the light is now coming from the wrong side.
Goof: Just as Booth exits the car after they arrive in town, the side mirror catches the reflection of the camera and cameraman.
Goof: From 31:06 until 31:13, the Native American park ranger is not cuffed – he is merely holding the cuffs in his hands. Later, at 31:37, he is properly cuffed.
Goof: Brennan puts the broken parts of the arm bone back in line, but when she walks away to set up her laptop, the bones are no longer in line.
Goof: When Booth first shows Brennan the photos of the hand she remarks that it is probably male, based on the size. However, the photos show no marks or indicators of the size of the hand, so it would be impossible for her to arrive at such a conclusion based on the photos.
Goof: During one of the scenes in the woods, the rock known as Half Dome appears. Half Dome is in California's Yosemite National Park, approximately 700 miles from the Washington border.
Goof: During the scene where Brennan and Booth are dancing in the bar, the sheriff is first shown with his badge over his right pocket. In the next shot of the sheriff, the badge is over the left pocket, and his nametag is over the right pocket.
Goof: Right after Dr. Brennan hits Dr. Rigby in the head with the bed pan, he falls and hits the male victim. As this happens you can see the victim's head move from the impact. This would not happen in real life, because the body would be very stiff and perhaps even pumped full of silicon.
Goof: You can see the abdomen of the actress playing the corpse of Ann Noyes move just after Dr. Brennan takes a picture of it during the autopsy.
Booth gets his ID card at the very end of this episode, but in the previous episode, The Man In The SUV, he used one to enter a secure area in the Jeffersonian. This happened because The Man In The SUV was originally supposed to air after A Boy In A Tree.
Booth: So, uh, what part of "this is mine" did you not understand? What? Do you want me to say it in Latin?
Brennan: Absit invidia.
"Absit invidia" means "no ill will," which in this situation is more or less "no offense". Brennan never actually translated "this is mine" (which would roughly translate to "id meum est") which is what Booth implied he was going to say in Latin. She instead just apologized in Latin for not listening to him.
Goof: At the beginning of the episode, when Brennan, Booth and Zack are in the car, Zack goes from leaning forward to sitting back on his seat between shots.
Goof: At the start of the episode, Booth and Brennan sit in his SUV outside the lab. When the shot moves to them in the car, there is a small tree in the background behind Brennan. Later, when they get to the school, the same tree is in the background.
Goof: When Booth and Brennan talk at the Jeffersonian, their cell phones ring. Brennan's hair shifts between a tight, high pony tail and a low, loose pony tail between shots.
Goof: While Booth and Brennan are waiting for the sheriff to deliver the sex tapes, Brennan's arm changes positions in between shots. Sometimes it is resting on the car door and at other times her arms are crossed.
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