Conman in the Meth Lab (4×9)

“The Conman in the Meth Lab”

Episode 4×09 / Production 4×04

Written By: Karine Rosenthal

Directed by: Allison Liddi

B&B are to be meeting with Sweets. Booth arrives late.

BOOTH: I was putting the final touches on a case that’s about to propel me into FBI legendary status.

BRENNAN: Ah the big RICO case…that I’m not supposed to know anything about.

SWEETS: Why don’t I know about this case?

BOOTH: Bones, its top secret.

SWEETS: But you told Dr Brennan.

BOOTH: She’s my partner okay? Indictments any minute followed by a pay raise, possible parade and most definitely my face on a coin.


Booth takes a call from his brother.

BRENNAN: That’s his brother.

SWEETS: Booth has a brother?

BOOTH: Sounds good. I’ll see you then.

BRENNAN: Don’t feel bad, I’ve never met him either.

SWEETS: At least you knew he existed.

The team investigates the murder. Booth brings Jared to meet Bones and ask Cam out.


BOOTH: Jared, this here is my partner Dr. Temperance Brennan, that back there is a squint. Bones, this is my little brother.

JARED: Bones.

BOOTH: Dr. Brennan.

BOOTH: So, uh, Cam, Jared has a favor he’d like to ask.

JARED: I can ask my own favors Seeley.

BOOTH: Okay, go ahead.

JARED: There’s a cocktail party tonight. I’m in need of a beautiful woman on my arm, preferably a very smart one.

BRENNAN: I’m quite intelligent.

BOOTH: No. Not that you’re not intelligent, I mean you are intelligent.

CAM: I would be delighted.

Cam decides to work instead of going out, a rather annoying plot point.

BOOTH: What happened to Cam?

CAM: Oddly I think it’s more important to catch this murderer. I’m working.

JARED: So who else you got for me Seeley?

BOOTH: What am I, your pimp?

JARED: Don’t think I’m not appreciative.

BRENNAN: Clark has everything under control so I could go.

Jared makes his move.


JARED: This kind of event would make Seeley very nervous. I don’t mean he’s incapable, my brother’s very very capable. It’s just, it’s like Seeley’s afraid of success. He stays in his comfort zone. Drove our dad nuts.

BRENNAN: Really?

JARED: Maybe that’s what made him a good sniper. He doesn’t like to be visible above the ridge line so he keeps his head low – instinct. Me on the other hand, well I cannot help but run that ridge.

BRENNAN: Can you give me an example?


JARED: I bet you Seeley never took that risk.



Not yet, anyway.

Girl talk at the office.


BRENNAN: I didn’t have sex with him Cam.

ANGELA: Didn’t have sex with who?

CAM: Jared Booth.


BRENNAN: Why good?

CAM: Because… because…

ANGELA: Because he’s Booth’s little brother and it would just be a creepy way to have sex with a Booth without having sex with the real Booth.

CAM: Kudos Angela. I would not have had the guts to say that aloud.

BRENNAN: Jared is a real Booth.

ANGELA: Hmmm. Jared’s Booth lite. Booth is the real Booth.

As they continue to investigate, Jared’s in trouble.


BOOTH: You alright?

JARED: Yeah, yeah Seeley. I fell asleep at the wheel but, I’m okay.

BOOTH: Yeah. Fell asleep.

JARED: Local trooper here says he knows you.

BOOTH: Colonel Wolchuck. Is that what we’re going with here, he fell asleep at the wheel?

COLONEL WOLCHUCK: I’m sure you’ll agree it’s best just to tell the truth, take our lumps when we have to.


JARED: They get me for DUI, I lose my job Seeley. I mean, I lose my whole career.

BOOTH: Shut up. Shut up. Please.

Cam calls Booth over.

BOOTH: Hey Cam, what’s up? What’s so urgent?

CAM: Your people found a fingerprint on the bag of money.

BOOTH: I know, W… we don’t have an ID. What, why is that so urgent. What’s going on?

CAM: What happened? I watch TV, State Police getting all the glory for that big RICO case. What the hell

BOOTH: Relax, okay it’s political. It came down way far above my head, right.

CAM: Don’t you lie to me big man, I’m your friend. I know where this came from, and it wasn’t from on high.

BOOTH: Cam, just let this one slip by.

Sweets talks to Jared.

JARED: You know what it’s like with brothers right?

SWEETS: No, only child.

JARED: Oh well having a big brother is like having an extra dad, only a dad who protects you from your real dad, and always thinks of you as a kid.

SWEETS: I have the same problem with Booth.

JARED: There is nothing worse than somebody who always thinks they’re right, and then they’re right. Right?

B&B continue to investigate. Brennan has some questions.

BRENNAN: What happened with your RICO bust?

BOOTH: Nothing, why? Huh, you been talking to Cam?

BRENNAN: No. Did you do something wrong?

BOOTH: What d’you mean?

BRENNAN: Well you didn’t get the credit you deserve. What did you do?

BOOTH: Life is not always about credit.

BRENNAN: Well that’s not what you said before. You said life was all about credit and you were going to Hawaii and they were going to put you on a coin.

BOOTH: Uh, you know what, let’s just forget about it. Okay Bones, forget about it.

BRENNAN: Jared warned me that you tend to sabotage yourself.

BOOTH: Jared said that?

BRENNAN: Mm-hmm. He said that you were afraid of success.

BOOTH: Mmm, so basically I’m a loser.

BRENNAN: No, he never said the word loser.

BOOTH: Do you think I’m a loser, like that guy in there. Some clown in some dumb-ass uniform who basically can’t do any better? Is that what you think?


100% justified anger

BRENNAN: Well, anthropologically, males tend to rank themselves into a hierarchy. There’s no shame in not being at the top of the hierarchy.

BOOTH: You’re not answering the question Bones. Answer my question.


BOOTH: Bones, lets just go and do our work.

They discuss possible motives of the murder.


BRENNAN: People make stupid irrational decisions.

BOOTH: They act from the heart sometimes Bones, ‘s not a crime.

Brennan’s people sit her down for chat.


CAM: Dr. Brennan. I don’t want you to think this is an intervention.

BRENNAN: I don’t know what that means.

SWEETS: An intervention is when a group of loved ones bands together to help one of their own make a difficult decision.

CAM: Oh, then, then it is an intervention.

BRENNAN: Are you my loved ones?

SWEETS: Sit down. Booth and Jared are children of a physically abusive alcoholic father.

CAM: Booth’s been digging Jared out of trouble since they were kids. Jared always comes up smelling like a rose and Booth takes the hit.

SWEETS: He’s denying his brother the opportunity to take responsibility and learn from his own mistakes. BRENNAN: You have no evidence of that.

SWEETS: Now it’s natural to be protective of a younger sibling. Of course Jared is a grown man, an intelligent, talented, capable adult.

BRENNAN: I like him very much.

CAM: Yeah? Well, cut it out.

BRENNAN: Booth shouldn’t be threatened by the fact that his brother is more successful.

CAM: I am absolutely certain that however it is Booth lost all the credit for that RICO bust, it’s because of Jared.

Despite being skeptical of her friends’ opinion, Brennan decides to talk to Jared.


BRENNAN: I need to know the truth.

JARED: I’ve heard that about you.

BRENNAN: Do you know anything about Booth losing credit on the RICO case.

JARED: No. What, I mean that’s the first I’ve heard of it.

BRENNAN: People are telling me that somehow all the credit went to the State Police because of you. Is that possible?


BRENNAN: So, it is possible.

JARED: What did he say to you?

BRENNAN: Nothing.

JARED: I think this is something between brothers. No offense. Tempe.

BRENNAN: You took advantage of him. You know you made me think that he’s a loser. And what really makes me angry is that I believed you. You know I wouldn’t blame Booth if he never spoke to me again. You’re the loser.


They end up having a stand-off with the suspect. Brennan grabs a gun from Booth.




BOOTH: Not now Bones.

BRENNAN: You want me to try and shoot him.


BRENNAN: Why? I’m a good shot.

BOOTH: You are not a good shot.

BRENNAN: Wha…? You are. You know, maybe if we switched weapons you could hit him right between the eyes.


Why do I love this picture so much?

And now, the party!

BRENNAN: I would like to propose a toast, to my partner, Seeley Booth.

ALL: To Booth.

BRENNAN: I know who he is, but I forget sometimes, because… because, he never shines a light on himself. He shines it on other people.

BOOTH: Yeah, right after I conked them on the head with it.


ALL: Happy birthday Booth.

BOOTH: Thanks Bones, Thank you.


BOOTH: Uh Bones, alright. What are we doing?


I just love that!

BRENNAN: C’mere.

BOOTH: What?

BRENNAN: Just c’mere for a second. What you’re doing for your brother, isn’t fair.

BOOTH: Come on Bones, don’t get me mad at you, after that great speech right? Not after I got you shot.

BRENNAN: You didn’t get me shot, I got me shot.


BOOTH: I don’t wanna talk about my brother.

BRENNAN: Would you prefer Sweets do it?

BOOTH: I’m listening.

BRENNAN: Well I forgot all the psychological stuff but basically, when you… rescue somebody all the time. If you keep getting them out on bail…

BOOTH: Bail them out Bones, if you bail them out.

BRENNAN: You’re thwarting their ability to help themselves. Now you’re angry.

BOOTH: Come on Bones, you have to admit, getting a psychological lesson from you is like…

BRENNAN: Getting an anthropology lesson from you.

BOOTH: The RICO case, I traded my one shot at glory to keep my brother from being arrested……. for drunk driving.

BRENNAN: Booth! You know, what if he does it again? What if he kills someone next time? You shouldn’t have done that.

BOOTH: Right. Says the woman who got her father off murder charges. Face it, we do things for family.

BRENNAN: You’re right, you’re totally right.

BOOTH: No, I’m not.

BRENNAN: What? Why?

BOOTH: There’s no risk that your father will kill again.

Booth tries to talk to his brother.

JARED: You uh, bringing me out here to give me advice on your partner, because I think that ship has sailed.

BOOTH: Well no. It’s, uh what I gotta do. I, uh, I gotta stop. Do you understand?

JARED: Stop?

BOOTH: Yeah, and you should stop too.

JARED: I gotta stop what?

BOOTH: The drinking: Stop it.

JARED: I’ll take that under advisement.

BOOTH: I’m serious Jared. No more stepping in to make things go away.

JARED: I carry my own water, Seeley. Now you should go back inside and enjoy your birthday party.

BOOTH: Right.

JARED: Cheers.

BOOTH: Yeah, happy birthday to me.

BRENNAN: Okay? You gonna come back in for cake?

BOOTH: Bones, I just need some time.

BRENNAN: Do you need time and space?


BOOTH: Just some time.


BOOTH: My dad drank.



So much to unpack here, so I’ll leave it up to the group. What do you love about this episode? Have you forgiven Brennan? Do you think she needs forgiveness? Was Booth right or wrong to “bail out” Jared? Do you think David and Emily need a million awards for their fine “face-acting”?  Discuss.


Pic of the day 1/6

Guys, just wanted to apologize for the slightly-longer-than-planned holiday break. You know, life happens sometimes. Planning on getting back on track this weekend!! Until then,


Merry Christmas!

Let us take another holiday pause from our episode series to reflect on some our favorite Bones Christmas moments!


It counts. 🙂

We have family moments…





We have silly moments…




And of course, our lovely leads…








Nope, never enough!

What are your favorite moments? Santa in the Slush holds a place in my heart because it was the episode that hooked me into the whole series, but there are many awesome moments throughout the years!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!



The Skull in the Sculpture (4×8)

“The Skull in the Sculpture”

Episode 4×08 / Production 4×03

Written by: Janet Lin Directed by: Allan Kroeker

Angela meets up with Sweets to discuss her single status and her….needs.

ANGELA: I’m not promiscuous, Sweets. I don’t sleep with just anybody. I do require an emotional connection. Spiritual, actually. It’s spiritual to me. And fun, of course. Who doesn’t like sex, right? I have been protecting myself. Without the risk of pain, there can be no possibility of pleasure or joy or love.

SWEETS: Yes, yes, and-and regaining that willingness to take a risk– that can take time.



ANGELA: I am done protecting myself. I’m ready to move on. You’re good.

B&B go out in the field to investigate.


BOOTH: Here we are. Woah, woah, woah, woah….What goes first?

BRENNAN: Gun goes first.

BOOTH: That’s right.

BRENNAN: But if you get shot?

BOOTH: Don’t say things like that. You’re gonna jinx me, all right?

BRENNAN: Well, if you’re relying on superstition for safety, perhaps I should carry the gun.

BOOTH: Look, if anybody asks, the door was open.

BRENNAN: No, it isn’t. Ah… Right.


The victim’s assistant is a part of Angela’s past.


ROXIE: Your people think I killed Geoffrey.

ANGELA: I can’t talk to you about an ongoing murder investigation.

ROXIE: If you can’t prove it was a suicide, I’m going to spend the rest of my life being Geoffrey Thorne’s murderer.

ANGELA: That could jack up the price of your work, right? Sorry. Roxie…


BRENNAN: Do you still have feelings for her?


BRENNAN: Booth tells me that sometimes people say the exact opposite of what they mean.

ANGELA: I do still have feelings for her.

BRENNAN: Are you saying the opposite of what you mean now or before?

Sweets and Angela continue to talk.


ANGELA: You have this bourgeois notion…that in order for love to be real it has to be permanent. Nothing is permanent. That’s just a fact. We move in and out of loving other people, but that doesn’t make the love any less real.

SWEETS: Mm-hmm, perhaps you’re saying this because you’ve never met the love of your life.

ANGELA: I have, actually. Many times.

SWEETS: It seems to me that you always leave yourself an escape hatch in your relationships. Because you’re afraid of commitment.

ANGELA: Nice try. But no. Actually, I commit to every person I love.

SWEETS: You marry a man and then conveniently forget that you married him because you got zonked on Kava Kava. That compromises your relationship with Hodgins so that ends, along with the marriage. Now you say you have these intense feelings…for an ex-lover whose heart you’ve already broken. Don’t you see the potential disaster here?

ANGELA: Look, you said that, without the possibility of pain, there can be no joy, no real love.

SWEETS: I said that?…That’s beautiful.

They find out a fellow artist killed the victim to get money for her own medical treatments.


HELEN: Geoffrey was going to die anyway. Anyone could see that. I did him a favor. I gave him his start. Geoffrey would much rather have been remembered as a fully committed artist than as a common murder victim.

BOOTH: Really? Maybe he preferred to live.

HELEN: Well… well, so would I. I guess none of us get what we want.

The team catches Sweets and Daisy making out.


BOOTH: They’ll never work. They’re like complete opposites.

BRENNAN: I agree. For all her faults, she’s a woman of science, Sweets bases his life on the vagaries of psychology and emotion.

BRENNAN: You know, there’s no common ground.

BOOTH: Right.

BRENNAN: You need common ground. What else is there?

BOOTH: Absolutely.



  • Another actual murder!
  • I always thought the Roxie storyline was a bit forced, so its a ‘meh’ for me
  • B&B dancing around the fact that they are basically Sweets and Daisy and if those two could make it work so could they!!

The He in the She (4×7)

The He in the She”

Episode 4×07 / Production 3×15

Written By: Karina Csolty

Directed by: Craig Ross Jr.

We meet a new squintern!


MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Oh, hey. Dr. Brennan.

BRENNAN: Mr. Nigel-Murray, what are you doing here?

CAM: We decided to utilize some of your brighter grad students until we find a full-time forensic anthropologist, remember?

BRENNAN: Do you consider yourself one of my brighter grad students, Mr. Nigel-Murray?

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Yes. And so do you, Dr. Brennan.

BRENNAN: I need you to go back to the lab.

CAM: I thought perhaps you might want Vincent to shadow you, get a real sense of what you do.

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Little known forensic fact: tongue prints are as distinctive as finger prints, so…I can be useful in the field.

BRENNAN: I need a forensic anthropologist in the lab so I can spend my time aiming Agent Booth in the right direction.

BOOTH: “Aiming Agent Booth”? What, like a hose?

BRENNAN: Well, here. Take my car. I’ll get a ride with Booth.

Methinks someone is a little into her partner and spending alone time with him 🙂


They investigate the woman found in the water who apparently had implants.

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Do you know what large-breasted women and fish remind me of?


CAM: Be very careful what you say next, Mr. Nigel-Murray.

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.

BRENNAN: If you really wanted to hide, you wouldn’t make yourself look beautiful.

BOOTH: Well, if you want to hide, Bones, you’d change your looks as much as you can.

They note the victim was religious.

BRENNAN: She was preparing for a sermon.

BOOTH: A pastor with breast augmentation and veneers?


BOOTH: A spiritual leader shouldn’t be so vain.

BRENNAN: The Pope sits on a throne; he wears robes worth thousands of dollars. Isn’t that vanity?

BOOTH: Really? 

They find out the victim had changed their gender and perhaps had a desperate boyfriend due to a voicemail message. Booth says the caller did not know the victim was born a man.

BRENNAN: How do you know?

BOOTH: Well, because I know an “ain’t too proud to beg” phone call when I hear one, all right? He had no idea that she wasn’t a real woman.

SWEETS: That’s very insightful.

BOOTH: Thank you. Insightful. See?

SWEETS: Except for the “real woman” slip.

BRENNAN: Have you made many of these “ain’t too proud to beg” calls in the past?

BOOTH: What do you say we just stay focused here?

B&B investigate by going to the victim’s church.


BRENNAN: What will happen to the church now?

WADE: To be honest, I’m not optimistic that we’ll survive Patricia’s loss.

BRENNAN: Why? You’re a community of people with a common superstition. The shared illusion should be enough to bind you.

BOOTH: Bones.

WADE: Patricia would like you. She’d say, “That’s the one that will keep us honest.”

BRENNAN: See? She would have liked me.

Meanwhile, back in the lab…


MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Can I ask you something?

HODGINS: Is there any way to say no?

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Whatever happened to whoever it was who used to work here before me?

HODGINS: He joined forces with a serial killer who was the last in a long line of cannibalistic murderers specializing in knocking off members of secret societies and building skeletons out of their body parts.

MR. NIGEL-MURRAY: Wow, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.

They talk to the victim’s former wife.

BRENNAN: Do you think she loved her husband?

BOOTH: Oh, I don’t know. She was plenty angry at him.

BRENNAN: For getting a sex-change operation?

BOOTH: No, no, no, before that. I mean, she only called him by his given name or referred to him as Ryan’s father. Never, you know, “my husband.”

BRENNAN: I call you “Booth,” and I like you just fine.

BOOTH: Thank you, but we’re not married.


BRENNAN: Would you like me just as much if I were a man?

BOOTH: Oh, yeah, much better. I wouldn’t have to be so polite and accommodating. How about you? Would you like me better if I was a woman?

BRENNAN: No, I would not.


BRENNAN: I’d be jealous that you might be prettier than I am.

BOOTH: I would be, too. I’d be hot. Smokin’ hot.


The desperate boyfriend caller’s wife ends up the murderer.

RITA: I waited for you to get out of prison, and I waited for you to get sober. And I waited for you to get tired of this stupid church. And all you did was fall in love with another woman.

B&B watch the victim’s son preach.


RYAN: But inside…inside we are all the same.

BRENNAN: That is completely incorrect.

BOOTH: Not now, Bones.

BRENNAN: Our skeletons are wildly different or I wouldn’t have a job.

BOOTH: Just listen.

RYAN: I am sorry that I didn’t get to know my father–Patricia. But I hope I will find him…her…that redeemed human being…both in her old Bible and, more importantly, in you, the people who she loved.

BOOTH: Redemption through transformation, I get it. What do you believe in Bones?

BRENNAN: Always swimming with a buddy.

BOOTH: What?!

BRENNAN: You gather your wisdom, I gather mine.



  • Solid episode. Some legitimate twists and turns
  • Addition of Nigel-Murray and his facts
  • An actual murder with an actual motive
  • Adorable B&B ending
  • Thoughts?
  • And just because she’s so darn beautiful, a bonus pic:


The Crank in the Shaft (4×6)

The Crank in the Shaft”

Episode 4×06 / Production 3×18

Written By: Elizabeth Benjamin

Directed by: Steven DePaul

B&B are having a counseling session with Sweets. Brennan stops Sweets’ lecture, noting Booth’s anxiety.


Leg touching: it’s like a guy hug 

BRENNAN: I’m not even actually listening. (To Booth) Your leg has not stopped moving since we started this session. (To Sweets.) Something you should have noticed.

SWEETS: I assumed he was anxious to leave, as he is every session.

BOOTH: Yeah, well, that’s not it. Okay, a guy at work, Special Agent Graham Kelton died last week. Kelton had the best desk chair in the office building, alright? Lumbar support, cushioned arms, Macintosh oak finish.


BOOTH: And I want it. I put a request in, but so have all the other agents. I mean, this is one sweet chair.

BRENNAN: You are anxious that you won’t get a dead man’s chair?

BOOTH: Right. Mine, it won’t even recline anymore.


BOOTH: If I could help you get a better chair, I would.

BRENNAN: Thank you, but if I wanted a better office chair, I’d just buy one myself.

BOOTH: No, no, that’s not how it works, Bones. When you work for “The Man” he buys all the office furniture.

BRENNAN: Which man?


BOOTH: You’re kidding me, right? There’s no actual man.

BRENNAN: Then who buys the office furniture?

BOOTH: Never mind, Bones. Just never mind.

B&B investigate a victim who’s ended up on an elevator. We meet the new squintern.



FISHER: My grad thesis explored the effect of falls on human bone. I got the idea at my summer job.

CAM: I’m afraid to ask.

FISHER: Suicide hotline.

CAM: Were you… for or against?

FISHER: She had to fall from the top floor or the machine room above it.

CAM: Very impressive, Mr. Fisher.

FISHER: Well, I’ll still end up like her one day.

CAM: You ever think of finding a girlfriend, Mr. Fisher?

FISHER: I’ve got one. Jill.

CAM: She’s very beautiful.

FISHER: Yes…Now.

B&B investigate the case to learn about the victim. As usual, it connects to B&B personally.

GARY: She was still here when I left, yeah. Working late as usual. She…she was the best office manager you can imagine.

BRENNAN: See? Booth? Some people accept their position as a drone.

BOOTH: Are you calling me a drone?

BRENNAN: It’s not a pejorative statement, without the drones, the hive would die.

BRENNAN: This is a very efficient workspace, don’t you think? It affords a minimum amount of human interaction so the workers can concentrate solely on productivity.


BOOTH: It’s demoralizing. Don’t look at me like that. I’m not some kind of a drone.

BRENNAN: You have superiors to whom you must report, protocols you must follow. All of your actions are documented and reviewed.

BOOTH: Look, I do not work for some faceless bureaucracy, okay? I work for the United States Government, and so do you, which makes you a drone, too.


BRENNAN: No. No, I’m a completely independent contractor operating out of the Jeffersonian. In the hive, I would be the queen bee.

BOOTH: Still in a hive.

BRENNAN: In which I am the queen.

BOOTH: I’ll tell you what, I’m going to be the king bee in my department.

BRENNAN: There’s no such thing as a king bee.

BOOTH: Sure there is. And he is going to have the finest chair in the hive.

Angela seeks out help with post-breakup Hodgins.


ANGELA: So, I need some advice.

SWEETS: I have office hours, Ms. Montenegro. This is …

ANGELA: How do I deal with Hodgins? I mean, we broke up so I just want it to be over with so I can get back to work without all this unspoken drama, you know what I’m saying?

SWEETS: Uh huh, uh huh. First, I think it’s important to find out what went wrong, why you were involved in an unsuccessful relationship.

ANGELA: Who says it was unsuccessful?


SWEETS: You’re not together anymore, are you?

ANGELA: Do you love your parents?


ANGELA: But you don’t live together anymore. Does that mean your relationship with Mom and Dad was unsuccessful?

SWEETS: I don’t think it’s the same.  You know what? I’m going to look at my schedule, but we should probably start by meeting twice a week.

ANGELA: No. I think I’m okay.

SWEETS: Therapy can’t be rushed.

ANGELA: Look, Sweets, the way I look at it, if I’m shot by an arrow, I-I don’t need to know where the arrow was made, or what kind of bow it came from, or even who it was who shot me. I just need to get it out of my chest. So…thank you. This has been helpful.



HODGINS: Hey, uh…hi.

ANGELA: Look, this tension between us, I hate it. I-I mean, I know that we broke up and everything, but I’ve experienced loss before and lived through it and… you have, too. And I’m not gonna pretend this didn’t happen because it might be easier to break up. I’m going to relive us huddled last winter in that cabin in Montana when the lights went out and the heat went out and laughing our asses off when you tried explaining that spectrometer thingy to me. So, I am not going to hide anymore, and I’m not going to walk on eggshells. I am just going to accept that the whole damn mess happened, and pain or not, I’m glad it did.


Cue a super ridiculous accidental murder theory:

BOOTH: A staple? How do you kill somebody with a staple?

BRENNAN: It perforated the thinnest part of the calvarium… the squamous temporal bone… causing Miss Hoyle’s preexisting aneurysm to rupture.


BOOTH: And how do you get somebody to stand still while you staple them?

BRENNAN: There’s a small depression near the wound that suggests the stapler was thrown.

BOOTH: So whoever did this didn’t mean to kill her. It’s common sense, Bones. One doesn’t usually use a stapler as a murder weapon, and they certainly couldn’t have known that she had an aneurysm.

BRENNAN: I’ll concede on both points.

Booth is chair victorious!


BRENNAN: I see you got your throne.

BOOTH: That’s right. The chair.

BRENNAN: Looks nice. Another victory for the hive.

BOOTH: HR said you called.

BRENNAN: Yes, but I didn’t lie to them. I wouldn’t do that.

BOOTH: Well, you must have said something because she didn’t even eat her cupcakes and the chair was here.

BRENNAN: No, I just told them why I felt it was important for you to have it, that’s all.

BOOTH: And, uh, why is that? Because even a mindless drone…ahhhh…deserves some perks?

BRENNAN: No, because of how important you are to them. I mentioned your dedication and courage and sensitivity.

BOOTH: Sensitivity?

BRENNAN: Yes, Booth. I mean, even today with that young woman who killed her boss, it’s very impressive.  Anyway, I said that a chair is a good way to show the other employees in the office how much those qualities are valued.

BOOTH: Hmmm, well, it worked.

BRENNAN: I’ll never understand why you felt you had to lie to get the chair. I mean, you could have just told them about yourself on your own.

BOOTH: Well, because that would have been bragging, even though it was true. Oh, ow.

BRENNAN: You okay?

BOOTH: Yeah, no, it was just…I think some of the padding in the back here is worn out. When I lean back, it’s… hits.

BRENNAN: So Agent Kelton overstated the attributes of the chair.

BOOTH: No, no, this thing is great, you kidding me? It’s a…even though it’s an antique, doesn’t tilt back…yet. And it smells like a three hundred pound dead guy.

BRENNAN: So you like it.

BOOTH: Are you’re kidding me? Love it. I’m not giving this baby up for anything, huh? Uh-oh. You know, that little up and down thing is a little touchy. Ow.



*Again, another absolutely ridiculous accidental murder. But interesting personal moments.

*Brennan was very attuned to Booth’s anxiety more than the trained professional, Sweets

*Brennan and Booth’s drone vs independent conversations. Booth feeling very insecure that Brennan considered him a drone and perhaps unimportant.

*Brennan getting Booth the chair despite thinking the whole idea ridiculous, because she knew it would please him

*Booth keeping the actually uncomfortable chair because Brennan got it for him. He’s gonna be buried in that chair someday 🙂