4x23 The Girl in the Mask
First Aired: Apr. 23, 2009 on FOX
Summary: When the head of Sachi Nakamura, the sister of Booth's friend, is discovered in Washington, DC, her brother Ken, a detective from Tokyo, flies in to aid the search for his sister's killer. The investigation leads to an elite escort service, and the team must race against the clock when…
Main Characters in this Episode
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Yeah, I said that. Got it.
Eli Rounder: Only if we're drunk and already naked. [the frat bothers look at him] Guys we agreed...
- Goof (revealing mistake): When the victim was first identified, Brennan says his age is 23 years old, but later when Booth and Brennan are investigating the victim's room, she says his birthday was 5-11-89, which would have made him 19-20 at the time of his death, not 23.
- Goof (factual errors): Twice in the opening minutes of the show, characters refer to a full-sized muzzle-loading cannon (mounted on spoked wooden wheels) as a "blunderbuss," which was an early hand-held firearm usually loaded with shot.
- Goof (factual errors): When Bones holds up the evidence bag and says that ballistics had matched the bullet to the gun and that the bullet was found in Beaver's corpse, the bag contains an expended shell casing, not a bullet.
- Goof (factual errors): You cannot use blanks in the Beretta auto loading pistol used in the show. It requires blow back to operate.
- SPOILER: There are several nods to the movie National Lampoon's Animal House. It all centers around rival college fraternities. The guy who is killed, nicknamed "Beaver", is a womanizer who slept with the dean's wife, similar to "Otter" in Animal House ("Beaver" is also found in an otter costume at the beginning of the show). The dean is Vernon Warner (Vernon Wormer), Greg Harmalard (Marmalard) is the president of the rival house, and the president of their house is Robert Hooper (Hoover). Other references include Eli Rounder ("Flounder"), Gary Bacon (Animal House was Kevin Bacon's first film) and one character is a member of the ROTC (like Douglas Neidermeier). There are also references to "Academic probation" and a Toga Party for the wake.