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Bones: The Woman in the Car

A woman is found burned to death in a car and investigation by Brennan and Booth determine that her child was kidnapped. They suspect that the father of the child, Carl Decker, was the kidnapper and murderer, but things become complicated when they learn Decker is in Witness Protection. Decker assumes that his company, who he believes is sending faulty body armor to Iraq, killed his wife and kidnapped his child in order to keep him quiet.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 1AKY09
Airdate: Wednesday February 01st, 2006
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Dwight Little
Writer: Noah Hawley

Alternate Airdates:

DE (RTL) Dec 14, 2006
FI (Sub) Feb 15, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Sep 21, 2009

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
John M. Jackson
As Dep. Director Sam Cullen
Alexa Fischer
As Sharon Pomeroy
Jaime Ray Newman
As Stacy Goodyear
Jake Cherry
As Donovan Decker
Lawrence Pressman
As Trent Seward
Marc Jablon
As Asst. U.S. Attorney Weeks
Sarah Ann Shultz
As Maria Semov
Suzanne Cryer
As Agent Pickering
Zeljko Ivanek
As Carl Decker
Main Cast
Emily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Eric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Jonathan Adams (1)
As Dr. Daniel Goodman
Episode Notes
It is revealed that Angela took part in a marriage ceremony in Fiji and that it might be legal.

Episode Quotes
Hodgins: One man's security review is another man's witch hunt.

Booth: You got something to hide?
Angela: You better believe it buck-o.
Booth: What kind of something?
Angela: The best kind.

(Speaking to Dr. Brennan.)
Booth: The guy's supposed to be some super-rational, tight-ass geek... no offense.

Temperance: Do you think a corporation would actually kill a woman and kidnap her child?
Booth: Billions in dollars plus civil suits if they're found guilty? I've see people kill for fifty bucks.

Trent Seward: Carl Decker is not only a disgruntled employee, ah, what's the term?
Sharon Pomeroy: As a lawyer, the, ah, legal term is nuts and a pain in the ass.

(Interrupting Zack.)
Agent Pickering: Would this be a good time to speak with Mr. Addy?
Temperance: Considering you had to interrupt him to ask, probably not. Take Hodgins.
Hodgins: I demand a lawyer.
Agent Pickering: I don't need Dr. Hodgins. I need Mr. Addy.
Zack: If I demand a lawyer, will I get out of it too?
Temperance: In that case, we all demand lawyers.

Hodgins: Okay, so you're telling me that my toe chewing, moron cousin was appointed to a secret post in a secret part of the government you can't tell me about. So you compiled a secret dossier on me, but I'm the one who's paranoid.

Booth: We're looking for an abandoned gas station or mechanic shop off the grid. Ya know, you guys are geniuses.
Zack: How do we find that?
Booth: I work for the FBI, you idiot.
Hodgins: Way to go, Zack. We went from geniuses to idiots in three seconds.

(After Dr. Brennan makes a phone call about one of Agent Pickering's questions and gives her the phone.)
Temperance: Any more questions?
Agent Pickering: No... No, in fact, the entire review is suspended. I'm to wait here until someone comes to destroy my notes.

Booth: I used to do this kind of work.
Temperance: What, rescuing people?
Booth: Or being... the person they needed to be rescued from.

Booth: (Pointing his gun) FBI!
Federal Marshall: (Showing his hands) Federal Marshall!
Temperance: Forensic anthropologist! ...That's why no gun.

Hodgins: I know things that would curdle your blood, including a formula that literally curdles blood.

Agent Pickering: Didn’t I see you on television this morning, Dr. Brennan?
Temperance: How could I possibly know what you watched on television?

Cultural References
Zack: I heard someone found a a finger tip in their chili once.

This is a reference to an incident in March of 2005 in which a woman found a finger in her chili at a San Jose Wendy's restaurant. It was later determined that she and her husband planted the finger in hopes of swindling Wendy's out of a settlement. Recently, the two were sentence to 9 years in prison and ordered to pay $22 million in restitution to Wendy's. Wendy's official said they only look to collect $170,000, the sum of lost wages at the San Jose restaurant.

Warning: Bones season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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