4x25 The Critic in the Cabernet
First Aired: May. 07, 2009 on FOX
Summary: The team is on the case when human remains are found inside a barrel of wine during a wine tasting. When the victim turns out to be a wine critic whose scathing reviews were capable of sending a vineyard to its ruin, everyone from the winery's owner to the victim's own wife becomes a…
Main Characters in this Episode
Temperance 'Bren' Brennan: You should recognize that everything they do to help us, make us look more guilty, especially you.
Seeley 'Mr. B' Booth: Oh, well Jared thinks I'm the killer. He's helping me get away with it.
Temperance 'Bren' Brennan: So you're a murderer. I'm unfaithful. We are an exciting couple.
Temperance 'Bren' Brennan: Because he wants me to be proud of him.
- Goof (continuity error): The alarm clock in the first scene, which reads 4:47 is all black around the edges, whereas the second clock, showing 0543 has white writing (perhaps numbers) along the left, right and bottom sides of the display, suggesting the clocks were switched over during filming. Also, the second clock does not have a colon (:) between the hour and the minutes.
- Goof (factual errors): When Cam (as the Detective) pulls out the .38 that was hidden in the sound system she refers to it as a "Saturday Night Special" and "totally disposable". In fact it's am older model Colt Detective Special, a collector's item that would never be referred to as a Saturday Night Special. Ironically her next line is about crime novelists ""always getting it wrong".
- The title "The End in the Beginning" might be a pun on Mary Stuart's motto: 'In the end is my beginning.'
- Jack Hodgins was named after an author friend of series creator Hart Hanson. Hodgins being portrayed a writer in this alternate-universe episode is likely a reference to this.
- The main titles were not used in this episode to emphasize that this is alternate story separate from the main storyline.
- In the first few seconds of the opening scene, the clock beside the bed shows the time as 4:47 (civilian time). A minute and a half later, after the first "fade to white" the clock now shows 0543, which is military time. This possibly alludes that before the white flash was reality, albeit in the future, while after the flash is the dream sequence.