A drunk college student discovers the dead body of a Secret Service agent just before a presidential visit to the area. Booth is ready to hit the ground running and turns to Secret Service agent and former colleague Brandt Walker (guest star Michael Gaston) for information, but is surprised to learn the Secret Service has reservations about Booth’s involvement in the case. The team uncovers some shocking evidence that heightens the seriousness of the case, causing Booth to step up for his country. Meanwhile, Brennan is out sick with the flu and former intern Dr. Colin Fisher (guest star Joel David Moore) returns to the Jeffersonian to run lead on the case, but Brennan refuses to be kept out of the loop. Also, Hodgins takes his life into his own hands and turns a corner after a potentially dangerous experiment.
- Temperance Brennan - Emily Deschanel
- Seeley Booth - David Boreanaz
- Jack Hodgins - T.J Thyne
- Angela Montenegro - Michaela Conlin
- Camille Saroyan - Tamara Taylor
- James Aubrey- John Boyd
Intern of the WeekEdit
- Michael Gaston as Agent Brandt Walker
- Jeff Rosick as Darrell Taggert
- Nishi Munshi as Marissa Patel
- Michael Galante as Travis Bozwell
- Sahil Shroff as Reiki Healer
- Dave Power as Neil Stockton
- April Adams as Sally Cavanaugh
- Colin Fisher returns in this episode since "The Recluse in the Recliner", after he disappeared from season 10 without explanation.
- Angela: That is insane. You went into that chute without telling me?
Hodgins: I also plummeted an entire story before taking hold.
Fisher: Oh Hodgins, how I envy you. You stared death right in the face. Was she as comely as I imagine?