This episode deals with Voodoo which is entertwined in the culture of the deep south and very much so in New Orleans.
This episode takes place after the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina.
Jonathan Adams (Dr. Daniel Goodman) does not appear in this episode.
(Talking about Christianity.)
Booth: We don't make zombies.
Temperance: Jesus rose from the dead after three days.
Booth: Just is not a zombie, alright? Man, I shouldn't have to tell you that.
Booth: This is the opposite of vacation. No wonder you snapped, went insane, and totally lost your mind.
Carolyn Julian: I am doing you a favor taking this case, Booth. But as that lady cop said, I am a prosecutor and as it stands now, I could try this case in my pj's and still get a conviction.
Temperance: Shouldn't you get to know your clients before you make snap judgments.
Carolyn Julian: Fine, stop me when I get something wrong - trained in three types of martial arts, two assault charges, registered marksman with the NRA, hunting licenses in four states...
Booth: You hunt?
Temperance: Only for food.
Carolyn Julian: Shot an unarmed man.
Temperance: He was trying to set me on fire.
Booth: All right, just,... just, arrange bail for us, Carolyn, so we can get out of here.
Carolyn Julian: Sure,... sure, don't want to get this one mad at me.
(Thinking of ways to help Bone's defense.)
Booth: There's the mojo bag. I mean, someone was trying to put a forgetting spell on her.
Carolyn Julian: Hey, I can work with that. This is New Orleans, baby.
Angela: You're hopping the Streetcar Named Desire with Booth?
A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that opened in 1947 about the attraction of a southern belle and her sister's polar opposite husband.
Temperance: Hey Bones, how's about while you're a murder suspect, you, ah, act more like a normal woman and less like Lilian Munster.
Lilian Munster was main character in the 60's sitcom, "The Munsters". The Munsters were a family of monsters living in 1960's suburbia. Lilian, a vampire, lived with her husband, Herman, who was a Frankenstein's monster type character, her father, also a vampire called Grandpa, her werewolf son, Eddie, her completely normal niece, Marilyn, their pet dragon, Spot, and a host of other characters.
Booth: Alright, great, then we just toss the ring into the molten river and blah, blah.
This is a reference to J. R. R. Tolkien's novel trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings". In the novels, the character, Frodo, goes on a journey to cast the One Ring into the lava of Mount Doom in Mordor where it was forged. This is the only way it can be destroyed.