The completely burned corpse of a woman in a car is identified as the estranged wife of genius Carl Decker, the crown witness against his employer KBC Systems, a criminally deficient US Army supplier. Further traces show she bit a man's ear off and was tortured by electrocution; there also was a child with her- probably her and Carl's eight year-old son Donovan Decker, who is missing. The Jeffersonian team is security-screened by federal Agent Pickering, except Hodgins who is furious to be considered 'too inoffensive' and already screened anyhow because of a relative's promotion in the State Department, until... Booth shows his weak flank as a protective father, determined to find and save Donovan at all cost, thanks to good work by Hodgins and especially Zach, and deals with Carl's desperate move as well as cynical careerist Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Weeks who cares only for the company's trial... Written by
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Booth, Brennan and Montenegro are discussing the presence of Agent Pickering whilst a facial identification system operates in the background. The system can be seen comparing face images from very different angles of view (see, for example, just after Montenegro says 'you better believe it, bucko'). In reality, facial mapping cannot work across changes in viewing angle. See more
Dr. Jack Hodgins
[to State Department agent who's running a security review on the squints
I know things that would curdle your blood, including a formula that literally curdles blood.