2x09 Aliens in a Spaceship
First Aired: Nov. 15, 2006 on FOX
Summary: When the bodies of twin teenage boys kidnapped five years earlier are discovered in Pennsylvania, Booth and Brennan find themselves on the trail of the Grave Digger, a notorious serial killer whose M.O. is to kidnap, bury his victims alive and make a single, exorbitant ransom request. If…
Main Characters in this Episode
Angela Montenegro: I don't know - putting testicles on the outside doesn't seem like such a good idea.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: And if we're more than 4 feet below the surface?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Then the concussion will turn our brains to jelly.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Oh, good, then we can run for Congress. So it's a win-win
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 26 mins) Hodgins tells Brennan after "analyzing" the light colored granules of "soil" by tasting them that it is connected to "bituminous coal" and so they are in "Virginia". Bituminous coal is a relatively soft type of black coal that contains a tar like substance called "bitumen", hence its name, and although it is found in Virginia in a few small areas it is much more common in West Virginia (which actually proclaimed it the "West Virginia State Rock"). Hodgins would not be able to tell from a cursory examination of some soil that was not the actual coal that they were in Virginia versus West Virginia. Also Hodgins being the expert that he is would have made a much more accurate assessment that they were in fact in West Virginia based on the evidence available.
- Goof (continuity error): When Brennan is comparing the Gravedigger to God, we first see the car from the outside and the windows are up. The next shot is from the inside and the windows are down, but there's no wind (you'd be able to see it in her hair).
- SPOILER: As this episode aired, the Fox website stated that the Gravedigger was the journalist Janice O'Connor - and scenes to this effect were filmed. However the scenes did not air and creator Hart Hanson has indicated the Gravedigger may well return.