4x16 The Bones That Foam
First Aired: Mar. 12, 2009 on FOX
Summary: When newlyweds encounter a corpse while bungee-jumping off of a bridge, Brennan and Booth are sent to investigate. After determine the cause of death was not suicide, the team at the Jeffersonian discover an unknown substance coming from the body. This sends the lab into lockdown and have…
Main Characters in this Episode
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Because you needed to hear it... Do you understand?
Clinton Gilmour: ...Yes.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: It was a moment, a great moment. But all great moments pass.
Clinton Gilmour: I beg to differ.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Cause the fact is any of these girls, they could change their mind. And you would be paying child support for the rest of your life.
Clinton Gilmour: Wait. What -?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [Puts picture of the girls on the table] You see these four girls here. You are responsible for bringing their children into the world - whether they think so or not. They're your responsibility. Your children, your responsibility. You understand? And what you do about that will define what kind of man you are.
Clinton Gilmour: No. Hold on a second...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What? If you ignore that, *ignore* your children, that's what you're going to become: a loser, a deadbeat for the rest of your life.
- The "pregnancy pact" aspect of this episode's plot was based on a real-life story that broke during the summer of 2008 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in which 18 teen girls in the same high school became pregnant around the same time (this was over 4 times the previous year's pregnancy rate at that school). The notion that there was a "pact" between the Gloucester girls quickly spread through the media; unlike in this episode, it was never proven conclusively that any or all of the real girls did make a "pregnancy pact."
- Dr. Sweets (John Francis Daley) interrogates a girl named Alyssa Howland (Kayla Ewell). On the cult hit Freaks & Geeks, Ewell played Maureen, a girl Daley's character, Sam Weir, is infatuated with.