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  • Season 1 Episode 6: The Man in the Wall

  • The black cane with a silver wolf's head handle that was a key piece of evidence in identifying the killer was the same cane used by the sometimes vampire Barnabas Collins in the gothic soap Dark Shadows.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: A Boy in a Bush

  • At the beginning of the episode, when Brennan gives her lecture, she talks about how J. Edgar Hoover made an alliance with the Jeffersonian, and how the face they put together turned out looking like a monster. On the X-Files episode "Shapes", J. Edgar Hoover's first X-File is mentioned, and the same face Brennan showed in the lecture is used.

  • The episode reveals that Hodgins is rich, and his family is the largest donor to the Jeffersonian; and Brennan's brother's name is Jared.

  • Dr. Brennan said she was at Waco, but the Waco Massacre took place in 1993. It seems unlikely that she would have been identifying bones when she was sixteen or seventeen.

  • Brennan says her grandfather got her out of foster care, but if her parents were in hiding from the FBI, how did her grandfather find her under her new alias? Also, in a later episode during a talk between Brennan and her father, it is revealed that she and Russ were told they did not have grandparents.

  • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, when Booth and Brennan get to her car, Brennan pushes a button to put the top down, but in the next shot, the top is already down.

  • Goof: When Angela talks to Hodgins about his anger management technique (the rubber band on his wrist), an extra walks up right behind her and should have passed the two of them. In the next shot, which is over her shoulder, the extra has disappeared.

  • Goof: When the mall security camera footage is being reviewed, Angela apologizes that the "max resolution is 640x480 pixels per square inch." However, 640x480 pixels per square inch is an excellent resolution, and better than a photograph. Since Angela later states that the picture will degrade when she zooms in on it, she probably meant that the entire image was 640x480 pixels.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The Man in the Bear

  • Dr. Randall: If I were your cannibal, would I have pointed out that there were human bones in the bear after the autopsy?
    Anyone with a PhD should know the difference between a necropsy and an autopsy, especially someone who works with caring for animals and/or humans.

  • 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.

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Comedy, Drama

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facing danger, Murder & Mayhem, failed crime, gritty crime scenarios, coping with death