5x02 The Bond in the Boot
First Aired: Sep. 24, 2009 on FOX
Summary: Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a man who was murdered for the secret contents of his briefcase. They suspect that secret operatives are at work, and their theory is proven correct when they find the liquified remains of a CIA agent in the trunk of a car. Meanwhile,…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Well no, but come on. There was more than a grain of truth in those James Bond films.
Angela Montenegro: Pussy Galore? That's never gonna happen.
Wendell Bray: Well we can alway hope.
Angela Montenegro: Boys and their spy fantasies.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: A mechanical clown. You tell me you never wanted to do that?
Harold Prescott: This one has to be done with discretion. I mean, it's not just your career, it's mine too. I mean, you're old, but I'm still [Booth starts to rise. Prescott hands Booth the file] Here.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Right.
- Goof (factual errors): The car that features in this episode is referred to as "the Bond car", however the Bond car is an Aston Martin DBS and the car that features in this episode is an Aston Martin DB9. No DB9 ever featured in any Bond movie.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 1 min) Booth says to Rutledge that "if you want to know what's in the case you call in the Calvary". The actual phrase is "Call in the Cavalry". Cavalry are the horse mounted soldiers that were the highest order of the ground based military. In popular vernacular, calling in the cavalry refers to calling in reinforcements, which would often times be the horse mounted cavalry due to their being able to travel much faster than foot soldiers. Calvary (or Golgotha) is the English name of the hill where they crucified Jesus Christ.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The comment Temperance Brennan (at around 1 min) made about Sun Tzu is incorrect. She stated that Sun Tzu argues that if there is no deception there will be no war. In reality, Sun Tzu, however, said that war is won by deceiving the enemy. Sun Tzu's book, The Art of War, is written to teach people how to win wars and not how to stop them.
- Goof (revealing mistake): (At 10.38) Booth, Bones & Sweets are in the diner eating & talking. Booth puts the fork in his mouth and there is clearly no food on it but he still starts chewing.
- Goof (errors in geography): When Bones and Booth are examining the body on the parking garage roof, the animal control truck is marked "Montgomery County" which is in Maryland although it's implied the garage is at the airport (Dulles) which is in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- The car rented by the CIA agent was rented by Universal Exports. Universal Exports was the company that James Bond used as his cover when he was undercover.
- SPOILER: The coordinates place the briefcase at 9th St NW and Constitution Ave NW in Washington, D.C.: the Department of Justice, the National Archives and the National Museum of Natural History are at this intersection.