Just though I'd add this part of the dialogue from one of my fave episodes in Season One,
" A man on death row".
'Bones' Season One
“A man on Death Row”
(Booth and Bones are sitting at a table in the FBI offices and Booth is filling out a form)
Booth - Name?
Bones - You know my name?
Booth - Bones, you're making an offical request to the FBI to be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. I have to follow protocol.
Bones - Its ridiculous. (Mutters to self)
Booth - Fine. We're done. You wanna get some coffee?( Booth pushes the application sheet away from him.)
Bones - My name is Dr. Temperence Brennan. (Turning the sheet of paper back to Booth.)
Booth - Reason for wanting a gun?
Bones - To shoot people
Booth - Its not a good responce.
Bones - Its the truth.
Booth - You know, I'm writing 'Self defence in
the performance of my duties pursuing suspected felons as contracted out to the FBI'.
Bones - So I can shoot them.
Booth - Ever charged with a felony?
Bones - Charged or conviced?
Booth - Charged.
Bones - You know I have.
Booth - I have to ask the questions.
Bones - Bureaucratic nonsense. (Mutters to self.)
Booth -Nevertheless, name of arresting officer?
Bones - You. (Silence. Booth stares at Bones) Special Agent Seely Booth. Do you need me to spell that for you?
Booth - You know, I can sound that out.
Bones - So when do I get the gun?
Booth - You can't have a gun. ( Booth looks at sheet and stamps a 'Denied' mark on it and turns it to face Brennan.)
Bones - Why not?
Booth - Because you were charged with a felony.
Bones - Write down that you were wrong to arrest me.
Booth - Oh, theres no space for that
Bones - Then why'd we go through all this if you were never gonna give me a gun?
Booth - You have a constitutional right to apply for a weapon. I would never deny your constitutional right.
Bones - I need a gun.
Booth - Rules are rules.
Bones - Tell them that I shot a murderer who was going to set me on fire. (Points to sheet)
Booth - Which is why you weren't convicted but you did shoot an unarmed man. I can't ignore that. I swore an oath to protect society from people who shoot...
Bones - It was only his leg and he's in jail for the rest of his life. How much is he gonna use it anyway?
Booth - You have the right to an appeal.
Bones - To whom?
( Booth smiles and Brennan frowns)
Bones - Cullen?
( Booth nods)
Bones - I'm pretty sure he doesn't like me
Booth - Yeah, I'm pretty sure that you're right