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- Even Bones had one: a subplot in "The Wannabe in the Weeds" had a stalker of the victim of the week transfer her affections toward Booth. At the end of the episode, she shows up at the karaoke bar all the characters are at and prepares to shoot Brennan, whom she sees as an obstacle. Before she can, Booth stands up and reaches for his gun and the stalker accidentally shoots him. Brennan goes to him and when the stalker prepares to shoot her, too, Brennan, in one swift motion, picks up Booth's gun, shoots the stalker in the neck, and goes back to Booth.
- Bones had more than one. In order to keep her father from being convicted of murder and probably receiving the death penalty, Brennan implicates herself in the murder in order to give the jury plausible deniability. It works.
- Angela has her own in that episode, when she refuses to testify against Brennan's father:
Angela: I've got nothing to say.
Caroline: You're under oath as a material witness, Ms. Montenegro.
Angela: I swore to tell the truth, and the truth is that I am not saying anything.
Caroline: Judge Haddoes, could you ...
Judge Haddoes: The witness will answer.
Angela No, the witness will not.
Brennan: Angela, answer!
Judge Haddoes: Silence, please. The witness will answer, or will find her in contempt.
Angela: (to the judge) Is there any way that I could talk you out of that?
Judge Haddoes: Why would you call a witness you knew wouldn't answer?
Caroline: I figured once she got up here and saw your scary face she'd rethink her options.
Angela: I'm taking the Fifth.
Caroline: Chérie, the Fifth refers to the Fifth Amendment, which protect you from being forced to incriminate yourself.
Angela: Okay, alright, well, the First Amendment protects freedom of association, right? Which means that it protects friendship. So I'm taking the First. Which, is even better than taking the Fifth.
Judge Haddoes: There is no friendship in a homicide trial! This is he Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, United States of America! When this asks you a question, you answer, or you pay the ferryman.
Angela: It ain't gonna happen.
- Bones and Booth have been questioning a gang leader, who, true to form, has been hitting on Bones the entire interview. While they're waiting by the elevator, Bones provokes the guy into grabbing her arm in an aggressive manner, which is technically assault. She then proceeds to beat the snot out of him in "self-defense". Booth: "Feel better?" Bones(breathing heavily): "I think I do, yeah." At the end of that episode, said gang leader has put a hit on Bones. Booth tracks him down, shoves a revolver into his mouth, and orders him to take the hit off, or he'll kill him.
- "The Pain in the Heart": Brennan convincing Zack to give up Gormogon by pure logic. Logic which proves he's not a sociopath.
- The second episode has one where Brennan confronts the killer, who is dousing a room with evidence in gasoline. When Brennan says she can't let him destroy evidence, he pulls out a lighter and does the whole "try and stop me and we both burn" thing. Brennan immediately whips out her revolver and shoots him in e leg.
- There's one episode whose subplot has the team undergoing security evaluations. The last one is Bones. Pickering asks her about a certain incident in her past. Bones picks up the phone and dials a number.
Bones: Hello? This is Brennan. you told me to call this number if anyone asks about...him.
Then she hands the phone to Pickering. By the time whoever's on the other end gets done, Pickering is looking rather disturbed.
Bones: Are we done?
Pickering: Yes. In fact. The entire review is suspended. I'm to stay here until someone comes to burn my notes.
- Greg Dored, the victim from episode "The Bond in the Boot", was an unassuming CIA agent who managed to break his ankle twice trying and failing to complete an entry level obstacle course. However, when he picked up chatter about a plot to smuggle contraband into the country and his boss refused to act on his information, he went rogue on his own. By himself, he took down a Ex-Russian special forces soldier who was acting as a courier, hid the contraband and sent his girlfriend an encoded picture with the location so that it could be found after his death. He was then captured by the group who wanted whatever they had smuggled into the country. They bound his hands and feet together and hung him up in a position known as "the swallow". He then had over 24 holes drilled into his arm with a diamond cutting laser. Throughout it all he never talked and was eventually kept in the torture position so long that he asphyxiated and died. The CIA was so impressed by his loyalty and sacrifice they honored him with a star on their wall of fallen Agents.
- In the episode "The Hero in the Hold", Brennan and Sweets are interrogating the Gravedigger. After she finds out where she hid Booth, Brennan starts to walk out, picks up a briefcase, turns around, and smacks the living HELL out of her, drops it, and walks off.
- In the episode "The Princess and the Pear", Sweets and Brennan are run off the road by a Black Knight. Sweets gets knocked out, and the Knight steals the Excalibur sword from their backseat. Brennan manages to get out of the car and proceeds to kick the Knight's ass and disarms him of the sword.
- Booth gets one in "The Proof in the Pudding" when a pack led by the Smug Snake "Mr. White", commandeer the lab and refuse to let the team do their work properly. Booth decides that We Need a Distraction. He starts off by cuffing Mr. White to a rail and flipping him over it...
Booth: You know what, your job is to protect the president, mine's to solve murders. * heave*
- He then leads Mr. White's thug squad on a merry chase through the lab, dispatching them with nothing but handcuffs and his own considerable skills. One Genre Blind agent thinks he has the upper hand...
Agent: (* arrogantly* ) What d'ya got, Feeb?
Booth: * Groin Attack* Good old American classic in my hometown. * cuff*
- "Cocky", indeed. The team is properly impressed:
Sweets: That was totally ninja!
- Andrew, sadly, misses his chance for Big Damn Heroes duty.
Andrew: Ten seconds earlier I would've been the hero, right?
- Bones and Hodgins finding ways to prolong their air supply and signal their location while buried alive in "Aliens in a Spaceship."
- Booth also gets one later on in the episode when he digs Brennan and Hodgins out of the ground with his bare hands!
- At the beginning of "The Mammoth in the Room", Brennan and Daisy are accosted by a group of armed guerrillas. Brennan's response? Beating the snot out of them with a shovel.
- In The Bullet in the Head, Booth confronts his mentor, Broadsky, who has gone rogue and who is quite possibly the only sniper on earth as good as he is, on private property that his mentor bought under Booth's name, and stares him down cold. He stays on one side of the property line, telling Booth that if he wants the evidence that will prove it, he'll have to cross that line with a search warrant.
Booth: *jumps the fence* I don't need a warrant. This land belongs to Seeley Booth.
- Complete with an epic Oh Crap moment from Broadsky and equally epic cocky smile from Booth.
- In The Hole in the Heart, Booth and Broadsky's hide and go seek sniper showdown. Broadsky's on familiar ground, and has a rifle which well outperforms Booth's FBI-approved longarm. Booth, however, gets one game-breaking advantage - Bones and the Squints, who've been puzzling over some odd cracks in the skull of one of Broadsky's victims for the entire episode, realize that...
Hodgins: Broadsky's right hand is broken!
Booth's eyes light up - Broadsky won't be able to quickly shift his aim vertically with his hand in a cast.
Booth: You may have just saved my life.
- The Human vs. T-Rex arm wrestling match in "The Hole in the Heart," made even more awesome by the fact that the human wins.
- A brief moment, but at one point, Bones and Booth consult the chiropractor of the victim. After helping them, Bones thanks him, even though he's not a medical doctor. He immediately fires back that she isn't either. Of course, the chiropractor ended up as the killer, but it's nice to see Bones taken down a peg now and then
- Booth gets a big one in the episode "Two Bodies in the Lab" when he risks his life to rescue Brennan from a murderer, despite having just barely survived a freaking explosion!!
- Zack Addy had his own Crowning Moment in "The Wannabe in the Weeds", when he told Hodgins that he had taken singing lessons as a child. When Hodgins expressed doubt that Zack could sing, Zack started belting out "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing", drawing an audience from the other Jeffersonian staff members. Before leaving, Angela turned to Zack, mouthed "Wow!" and gave him a thumbs up.