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The murder of the two boys featured in "Spacemen in the Crater" and the kidnappings and murders that contributed to a book written about the gravedigger prior to the time of the episode are never mentioned. Why were none of these charges brought against Heather Taffet? Also, although Booth dropped the charges of his case, she should be charged for the murder of Thomas Vega in "The Hero in the Hold."
During Hodgin's testimony, when he states the scientific name for the dust mite Caroline says, "For those of us who don't speak 'insect,' what is that, exactly?" Although Caroline wouldn't be expected to know this, a dust mite is actually an arachnid, not an insect.
Goof: When Brennan confesses to Booth that she has nightmares and they hug, her head is resting on his left shoulder. But when the take cuts to Booth, her head is on his right shoulder.
Since Angela changed her name to "Angela" legally, according to the private investigator and Angela's statement in "Mummy in the Maze"), it is unnecessary for her to tell anyone what name is on her birth certificate.
Goof: The pentagram Brennan draws on the X-ray is upside down, having two points up, rather than one. This reverses the meaning of the symbol, making it a representation of evil, commonly used in satanism and black magic. Additionally, Sweets claims that the pentagram is an ancient Wiccan symbol representing solidarity and sisterhood. This statement is wrong on several different counts. Firstly, Wicca is a relatively new religion, based on the traditions of witchcraft. None of the ancient practitioners would regard themselves as wiccans. Secondly, the pentagram has also been a meaningful symbol in several other religions, such as Egyptian mythology and Christianity. Thirdly, in contemporary wicca, it is mostly seen as a symbol of the four elements being presided over by spirit. It is commonly used as a sign of magic, good and protection, but not usually tied to solidarity per se.
In this episode Hodgins reveals that he has been carrying Angela's wedding ring in his wallet ever since their first failed wedding (during the second season finale, "Stargazer in a Puddle").
The "wedding ring" that Angela produces for Hodgins is actually a body jewelry ring.
It is revealed in this episode that Hodgins' full name is: Jack Stanley Hodgins IV.
When Booth tells Brennan that "Hot Blooded" is "our song" it's because they've rocked out to it together before -- in the season one episode "Two Bodies in a Lab".
Goof: When Cam and Michelle are talking in the diner, a man wearing a brown plaid shirt can be seen walking toward the bar and sitting down behind Cam. The shot switches to Michelle, then back to Cam. When the shot goes back to Cam, the same man walks up behind her and sits down again, just like in the first shot.
This episode contains numerous overt and covert references to the rock band Led Zeppelin:
1) The victim shares a name (Richard Cole) with the man who served as Led Zeppelin's tour manager for the length of their career (excluding reunions). 2) The killer's weapon, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, is a guitar that Led Zeppelin's guitarist Jimmy Page has used extensively throughout his career. 3) The name of the fantasy camp's promoter/coordinator (Simon Graham) may be an amalgamation of the names Simon Kirke and Bill Graham. Simon Kirke is a drummer who was once rumored to have been in the running to replace the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Simon Kirke has also appeared as a counselor at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. Bill Graham was a famous rock concert promoter with whom Led Zeppelin's management had some physical conflicts.
4) Towards the end of the episode, Booth and Bones share a conversation about tickets for Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion. David Boreanaz (Booth) actually attended the Led Zeppelin reunion.
Angela: According to my dad, guitarists have this thing about their picks. Different materials make different sounds.
Hodgins: Brian May uses an English penny.
Queen guitarist Brian May actually uses an English sixpence coin, which is equivalent to six pennies, and hasn't been legal tender since 1980.
Goof: When the grouper spits out the skull, the skull has all of its teeth as it descends in the water. However, when it lands on the bottom of the tank, a tooth was missing from the center of the mouth. Then later when skull is being retreived by Brennan, all of the teeth are once again back in the skull.
Goof: When Booth and Brennan go to the aquarium to look for the murder weapon (a Lion fish) Dr. Stoddard says that "Bob" is their only Lion fish -- but right at the beginning of that scene, there's a shot of a Lion fish swimming in a tank filled with rocks and coral. Bob's tank didn't have any rocks or coral in it though.
Goof: Booth and Brennan don't let Officer Conway in on their undercover plot, yet they talk to her during the class reunion, which could easily reveal their true identities. That is unless they just expect Conway to know they're going undercover, which doesn't make much sense.
Back in the Season 3 episode "Boy in the Time Capsule" Brennan mentions that she had a crush on Andy Pfleuger (the shop teacher) back in high school when he was the varsity lacrosse captain. He was Brennan's Secret Santa, and taped a Brainy Smurf to her locker as her gift -- when he knew she had wanted Smurfette -- just to be cruel.
The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air they search at the end is actually a 1957. The door shot, the dash, the chrome strip on top of the rear fender all say 1957.
Nitpick: In the story Dr. Brennan and Booth told Sweets it appeared that Dr. Saroyan knew Dr. Brennan in the past. In fact, Dr. Saroyan encouraged Booth in seeking Dr. Brennan's expertise for help with the case. However, in episode 2x01 "The Titan on the Tracks" Booth clearly introduces both ladies, and they deny knowing each other.
This episode explains how Dr. Brennan determined Booth was a descendant of John Wilkes Booth, infamous assassin of Abraham Lincoln. Booth's relationship to this man was mentioned in 5x12 "The Proof in the Pudding."
The train station that the train arrives at, just as water comes rushing into the station, is a movie prop used in the "studio tour" at Universal Studios. On the tour, visitors ride through the subway station when an earthquake strikes.
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