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 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 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 Week
- Agent Brandt Walker - Michael Gaston
- Darrell Taggert - Jeff Rosick
- Marissa Patel - Nishi Munshi
- Travis Bozwell - Michael Galante
- Reiki Healer - Sahil Shroff
- Neil Stockton Dave Power
- Sally Cavanaugh - April Adams
- It's Ugly by THE OBSCURITIES
- 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?