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The Woman in the Car 

Booth and Bones work quickly to solve not only a murder, but also the kidnapping of the victim's child.

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(as Dwight Little)

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(created by), (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »
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Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
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Carl Decker
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Agent Pickering
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Trent Seward
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Donovan Decker
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Stacy Goodyear
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Maria Semov
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Sharon Pomeroy
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Polina Decker (as Anna Shemeikka)
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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 KGF Vissers

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TV-14
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1 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Zack states that the maxillary (or upper) molars were pulled and replaced with removable dentures, however the removable partial denture he takes from the victim's mouth is a mandibular, or lower jaw, partial denture. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Not the best episode, but far from the worst
17 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is more about character development than about the specific story, I think. Fortunately this show does character development very well.

The investigator who was brought in acts as a foil for the unique traits of each character to play off, and they each do it brilliantly.

Despite my first paragraph, there's also no shortage of action and plot, with the usual twists and turns to be found in any episode of the show.

I'm very confused by the previous commenter who said that the main team were being interviewed by a shrink - a State Department investigator is hardly just a shrink, and I think that goes to show how valuable the previous comment is. If you post a comment in here, please be familiar with what you're talking about.


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