2x09 Aliens in a Spaceship
First Aired: Nov. 15, 2006 on FOX
Summary: When the bodies of twin teenage boys kidnapped five years earlier are discovered in Pennsylvania, Booth and Brennan find themselves on the trail of the Grave Digger, a notorious serial killer whose M.O. is to kidnap, bury his victims alive and make a single, exorbitant ransom request. If…
Main Characters in this Episode
Special Agent Seeley Booth:
I tried all the dumb guy normal stuff, okay! That's why I'm here talking to the brain trust, all right. THINK, Eggheads! WORK IT!
Dr. Zack Addy: Hodgins is rich squared to the power of ten times four, the way he describes it.
Dr. Jack Hodgins:
If you can perform surgery out of thin air, then I can pull a little thin air out of thin air.
- Goof (continuity error): When Brennan is comparing the Gravedigger to God, we first see the car from the outside and the windows are up. The next shot is from the inside and the windows are down, but there's no wind (you'd be able to see it in her hair).
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 26 mins) Hodgins tells Brennan after "analyzing" the light colored granules of "soil" by tasting them that it is connected to "bituminous coal" and so they are in "Virginia". Bituminous coal is a relatively soft type of black coal that contains a tar like substance called "bitumen", hence its name, and although it is found in Virginia in a few small areas it is much more common in West Virginia (which actually proclaimed it the "West Virginia State Rock"). Hodgins would not be able to tell from a cursory examination of some soil that was not the actual coal that they were in Virginia versus West Virginia. Also Hodgins being the expert that he is would have made a much more accurate assessment that they were in fact in West Virginia based on the evidence available.
- SPOILER: As this episode aired, the Fox website stated that the Gravedigger was the journalist Janice O'Connor - and scenes to this effect were filmed. However the scenes did not air and creator Hart Hanson has indicated the Gravedigger may well return.