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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According to Noah Hawley, the writer of the episode, the main idea of the episode was that the characters would get to save a person's life by using their skills, whereas in most of the series' episodes they find a dead body then investigate the death. Hawley also wanted to raise Booth's stakes in this case, then give him the chance to take some real action and save a boy's life not just based on his expertise as an investigator and a sniper, but also as a father. In addition, the security review conducted on the characters in the episode was used to explore each person's quirks and create possible scenarios that played against who the audience thinks they are. See more
(at around 59 mins) A piece of equipment (probably the pole from a boom mic) can be seen reflected in a window (top right of window). The window is behind Booth at the very end of the scene where Mr Decker is being persuaded to testify against KBC (just after Bones and Booth stop him killing the head of KBC). 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.
Written by The Crystal Method
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