This episode marks the first time Booth and Brennan hug (on-screen).
The movie shown on the television in Booth's hospital room, before he selects The Grapes of Wrath to watch with Bones, is the 1958 version of The Fly, starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price.
Hodgins is not driving an American-made car because the driver's seat is on the right side of the car. He appears to be driving a classic BMC Mark III Mini Cooper from the '70s.
Two facts are revealed from Booth's past in the army. He was tortured and once when one of his comrades lost his weapon, Booth tried to protect the guy, earning some scars in the process.
Brennan's homemade ponytail which she assembles as she enters in the platform is fixed professionally in between shots. She clarifies this in the commentary found on the DVD.
Given that Hodgins identified isotopes from the explosion that appear to point to Hollings as the bomber, it seems strange that the FBI would just go into his apartment in a normal 'bash the door in' way - and that Brennan would start opening drawers and things straight away. Surely the bomb squad should at least have done a cursory search or been involved in some way.
It seems extremely odd that the killer tries to kill Brennan to stop her from completing her examination of the bullet that could lead to him. Even if Brennan were dead, the team would still be working on the bullet, so he'd have to take out half of the Jeffersonian and a few FBI agents to stop them. A reason for his murder attempt could be that Brennan mentioned the bullet identification method that would give Kenton away, a theory she'd been developing and that only she would be able to follow through with.
Goof: There is a continuity error in the scene just after the beginning credits, when the team is talking with Brennan over the skeleton. If you look carefully you can see that the position and location of the badge/card that Angela is wearing on her lapel changes from shot to shot.
Goof: When Booth gets blown up and the camera cuts to him right before the commercial break, he is bleeding from the right side of his forehead. During the rest of the episode, he is only bruised in the same spot.
Goof: Booth is getting ready to go into an abandoned building. He is wearing casual clothes as he has just been in the hospital. He is also wearing a St. Christopher medallion, and when the camera cuts to different angles the medallion is shown at different places. First, it is shown tucked in his jacket, then hanging out. David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel actually mention this goof in the commentary on the DVD too.
Goof: When Booth opened Brennan's refrigerator, the door blew off and flew at him with the inside panel of the door facing him. When Brennan gets to him, the door is laying with its outer shell touching him instead of the inside panel.
Brennan: You know, on your x-rays, there's a history of multiple fractures on your feet consistent with beating. It's a common method of torture in the Middle East, beating the soles of the feet with pipes or hoses.
Booth: Yeah, I know.
Brennan: And there are indications of injuries sustained while you were shielding someone.
Booth: How the hell can you tell something like that?
Brennan: The scarring shows that the rib cage spread in such a way that ...
Booth: Yeah, okay. A buddy of mine, he lost his weapon and I uh, I tried. He didn't make it. You know you shouldn't be looking at my x-rays.
Booth: So, this whole online thing, how long does it last? Because if it's just a way to hook up ... I gotta tell you, It's pretty low.
David: You know, one of my partners met his wife online.
Brennan: You're kidding.
David: No, they've been married for five years.
Booth: Doesn't mean it's not creepy.
(Booth groans from his injuries)
Hodgins: Maybe you shouldn't have had all that pudding.
Hodgins: Pudding! I still remember this stuff from when I got my appendix out.
(Hodgins reaches for a pudding; Booth smacks his hand with a spoon.)
Booth: Yeah. And it's as good as you remember.
Brennan: Romano didn't give us anything, so I should probably be back at the lab.
Booth: No your squints can handle it. You haven't slept in over a day, alright? You need to get some rest. I'll sleep on the couch.
Brennan: You think you're staying here with me?
Booth: Yeah. Nice place by the way, Bones.
Brennan: No, I'm locked in here, Booth. I'll be fine.
Booth: Okay look, I want you to stay away from your windows too, okay? A sniper has a clear shot from any of these surrounding buildings.
Brennan: I could have just stayed at the lab. The security is tight there.
Booth: Then you would have worked. You would have gotten tired and you would have been more vulnerable when you did go out. Trust me this is the best, alright?
(Brennan survives an explosive attempt on her life)
Zack: Could have been you.
Brennan: Yeah, I know.
Zack: The only reason he (Booth) survived was that he was reaching for the glass.
Brennan: I know... can we change the subject?
Angela: Let's talk revenge, blood lust.
(Booth's in recovery after Brennan's fridge exploded on him)
Booth: Stick with her.
Kenton: Yeah, if you want me to.
Brennan: Don't you think I should be consulted?
Booth: No! Keep her close.
(Booth checks up on Bones after a failed attempt on her life)
Booth: Kenton heard the Romanos were pissed that they reopened the investigation, when they get pissed, they shoot.
Zack: Remains show evidence of bullet wounds.
Hodgins: Which would explain why he has all those holes in him.
(Booth and Brennan at the hospital. Booth is lying in bed while Brennan sits next to him in a black dress)
Booth: You know, I let you down, Bones. I'm sorry.
Brennan: You saved my life.
Booth: Yeah, but you know, it shouldn't...it shouldn't have gone down like that.
(they both smile pensively)
Brennan: What a pair.
(Booth turns to look at her and smiles when Brennan's cell phone rings)
Brennan: (on the phone) Brennan. Um, I'm leaving right now. (hangs up) David. We're finally having our dinner.
Booth: Well, I figured you didn't dress up for me.
Brennan: (smiles and stands up) You sure you don't want anything?
Booth: Nah, I'll be fine. I'm just going to, you know, flip around the TV here.
Brennan: (hesitant to leave) Okay. I'll see you tomorrow.
Booth: Yeah, have a good night.
(Brennan leaves and Booth flips through stations to an old movie. It's a romantic one. He looks down, sad and pensive. When he looks up again he sees Brennan enter his room.)
Brennan: I rescheduled. My...my head still hurts.
Booth: Well, we can watch TV if you like.
(Booth has just saved Brennan from Kenton. She has her arms around his neck with her wrists still bound and is hugging him very tightly)
Booth: Oh, it's okay. I'm right here. It's all over. Okay. Shh. I'm right here, alright. It's all over. Shh...alright.
(Brennan loosens her grip and sits back to look at him)
Brennan: How did you get out of the hospital?
Booth: Hodgins gave me a ride. Maybe...maybe you could give me a ride back though, huh?
(She smiles, shakes her head yes and hugs him again very, very tightly burying her head in his sweater)
Kenton: The Bureau keeps a shell from every weapon it issues. You match that slug, it points to my weapon and I go down and the Romanos make sure I don't talk.
Brennan: Well at least then I'm dying for a good reason.
Brennan: Sorry, Booth. It should be me lying in that bed.
Booth: I'm fine. You know, I...I don't even know if...if I have to stay here, you know?
Brennan: You got blown up.
Booth: I've been worse.
Brennan: You have burns, lacerations, two broken ribs, green stick fracture of the clavicle...
Booth: Okay, I got blown up. (pathetically tries reaching for a pudding in front of him) Can you hand me one of the puddings?
Booth: Did they gather all the evidence from the explosion?
Booth: You sure?
Brennan: Yes. Booth, I was there. They were very thorough, and I was very annoying.
Brennan: (about jazz) The artist has to live within a set of tonal structure and trust his own instincts to find his way out of an infinite maze of musical possibilities and the great ones do.
Zack: If it's so dangerous here, why are you leaving us?
Booth: Big strong guy like you, huh? (punches him in the arm) You'll be able to take care of yourself.
Brennan: Ask him to save the excrements for Hodgins.
Booth: Lucky Hodgins.
(after Bones says she has a date with someone she met online)
Booth: (looking at Brennan) You know, what ever happened to seeing someone across a crowded room, eyes meeting, that old black magic gets you in its spell?
Brennan: There's no such thing as magic.
Booth: Oh, there's magic.
Hodgins: Should we really be involved in mob stuff? I mean, they're really into the whole killing thing.
David: Okay, I'm sorry. Did I miss something cause I don't want to get in the way or between…
Brennan: What? Uh, no.
David: Well then maybe we could reschedule dinner?
Booth: Bones, how many keys do you need?
Brennan: (showing them) Car, house, lab, morgue... I need a lot of keys.
(after informing Bones her date is a suspect)
Booth: Look, Bones, I know it's hard for you to admit that you might be wrong about something, but I really don't care about your feelings right now, I'm more concerned with your life. So, they're bringing your date in for interrogation, grab your coat.
Brennan: I'm working.
Booth: Bones, I'm not letting you out of my sight until I find out who was trying to kill you.
Booth: Look, an agent talked to a witness who saw a couple go into a building off of North 23.
Hodgins: Just a building. Oh yeah, that's real specific.
Booth: Crack heads, you know, aren't that detail oriented.
Booth: And Hodgins is playing with dog poop, so everyone's got something to do.
Hodgins: This conspiracy thing is a lot more intense when you're in the middle of it.
Hodgins: (to Booth) People never tell me I'm right, they only say I'm crazy. I love you, man.
Kenton: I don't get it. What exactly are you doing?
Angela: I'm using a digital enhancement program to fill in the missing markings made by the bullet, when it passed through the bone. Impressed? (Kenton nods) I have so many more tricks. There's no ring -- single ... or gay?
Kenton: Gay, mmh, why would you say gay?
Angela: Brokeback, baby. Gotta ask.
Kenton: Not gay.
Angela: We'll talk later.
Brennan: Have you examined the dogs' excrement?
Hodgins: I'm doing the fecal flotation now. (pauses) I don't get to say that a lot...
Brennan: My reservation got pushed, so I have a few extra minutes.
Booth: Ah, a few extra minutes, great.
Brennan: You disapprove.
Booth: I said "great".
Brennan: With attitude!
Booth: Don't go overboard with psychology. It's not your thing.
Brennan: Look, I am an adult Booth. I see men, I go out with them, on occasion I sleep with them.
Booth: Hey, you know what? That's cool but you don't even know who this guy is that you're meeting.
Brennan: I have trekked through Tibet avoiding the Chinese army. I think I can handle meeting someone for dinner.
Booth: Fine, you know what? You have fun with Dick431 or whatever his handle is.
Brennan: Yeah I will.
(Booth and Hodgins in a red Mini Cooper. Booth groans in pain)
Hodgins: Maybe that nurse was right to be pissed that you were leaving. You don't seem good, Booth.
Booth: You know, if we weren't in a toy car...
Angela: So how do you like David? It's not often you can interrogate a guy on a first date.
Brennan: I like him. Booth still doesn't approve but I told him to mind his own business.
Angela: Booth is a big, strong, hot guy who wants to save your life. I mean, you actually have a knight in shining FBI standard-issue body armor so cut him some slack.
Brennan: Hundreds of criminals would like me to stop what I do. Are you suggesting that I just give up my career?
During the scene where they danced to Foreigner's "Hot Blooded," both David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel wore earphones. However, during filming, one of them fell off Boreanaz. He admitted that though he remembered his words from the script, he struggled to remember them while in the car scenes, so he put the script on the dashboard to remind him what to say next.
The restaurant that Brennan planned to meet her date at was called Nolita. Nolita is the name of the restaurant from the canceled Fox show Kitchen Confidential. In fact, the scene used to show the front of the building is identical to those used in the show.
Featured music: "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner (when they're in her apartment)
"Walking on Moonlight" by Brookville (at the very beginning)
"A Pain That I'm Used To" by Depeche Mode (when the FBI gets into the building where Brennan is being held hostage)
Adam Baldwin also appeared as a recurring character in the final season of the popular show Angel, which starred David Boreanaz, and was a main character on Firefly, another Joss Whedon show. In addition, David Boreanaz suggested Adam Baldwin for the role.
On the DVD commentary to this episode, both David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel comment on how many complaints there have been about the credits, because the names on the screen don't match the pictures of the people and because you can't read the names of the two leads properly until a second before they disappear. If you believe the credits, Emily Deschanel is TJ Thyne and David Boreanaz is Jonathan Adams!
This was solved in the Second Season, when a new credits sequence was made.
In the commentary, David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel switch their names. Emily says David's name as if she is him and David says Emily's as if he is her.
The commentary on the Season 1 DVD for this episode is provided by the lead actors: David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: May 16th, 2006 on TV3
Norway: Thursday September 21st, 2006 on TV3
Booth: You know whatever happened to seeing someone across a crowded room, eyes meeting, that old black magic gets you in its spell?
Two allusions to two different songs. The first is to "Some Enchanted Evening," from the musical South Pacific, which contains the line "...you will see a stranger across a crowded room." The second is to "That Old Black Magic," the title of a 1942 song written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.
When Angela is questioning Agent Kenton about the reason for no wedding ring on his finger she says:
Angela: Brokeback, baby. Gotta ask.
This is an allusion to the Oscar winning movie Brokeback Mountain directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. This epic love story is about two cowboys in 1960s America who fall in love and spend the rest of their lives trying to hide this love affair from their respective wives.
Brennan: (about Booth) He's a Luddite.
Although now a term used to describe anyone who doesn't like the progress of technology, its origin is from the English uprisings that began in 1811, started by Ned Ludd. The Luddites became a very powerful force against the introduction of new looms and machines that could be used by relatively untrained people, therefore putting their own livelihoods as specialists at risk. Many Luddites destroyed machinery and the movement was extremely powerful at one time. Those found guilty of the destruction were often hanged or transported to Australia.