The Boy with the Answer

Season 5, Ep 21, Aired 5/13/10
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  • Episode Description
  • The trial of The Gravedigger -- the serial killer the team finally caught last season -- has arrived, and the team must work hard to find enough evidence to guarantee a conviction.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • The Crystal Method

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Sean Callery

  • Kimberly Ettinger

  • Photos (6)
  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Will she, won't she? be found guilty that is.

    By tanargue, Aug 06, 2011

  • Stunning!

    By Parricida, May 29, 2010

  • Outstanding!! (possible spoilers)

    By Cindyiskool, May 20, 2010

  • The trial of the Gravedigger ensues, and the Jeffersonian team has to both support each other emotionally and piece together new evidence, to bring justice to a cunning killer arrested under shaky grounds.

    By kansasfan5, May 17, 2010

  • Warning: Emotional turmoil. 43 minutes with no seconds wasted... a promise of great change to come

    By sharren-k, May 14, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Bones: I'm tired of ... of all of it. I'm tired of dealing with murders and, victims and sadness and pain. Booth: Well, Bones, that's what we do. All right? We catch the bad people, and we make the world a better place. Bones: No, Booth. That's what you do, and somehow, I got caught up into it. Booth: Wait a sec. Hold on. You were dealing with dead people long before we got together. Bones: As a researcher, an anthropologist. That's how I can make the world a better place. Booth: And you do. Come on. You make the world a great place.

    • Cam: (about The Gravedigger) We all knew she was guilty so, someplace, we assumed that in a just world she'd pay for what she did. Sweets: That assumes a just world, I'm afraid. Cam: These ... are my people she hurt, my friends. I should ... be able to do something. Sweets: I know.

    • Hodgins: Are you kidding me?! Is it really that easy for you to forget what happened to us?! Bones: (confidently) I will never forget what happened to us, or to Booth, or this boy. You are not the only one suffering, Dr. Hodgins. But your emotions have no relevance, not if we want to convict Taffet.

    • Bones: (about The Gravedigger) She may be amoral, but she is brilliant. Booth: Well you're more brilliant. Bones: What if her dispassion makes her more logical? What if that gives her an advantage over me? Booth: Wait a second. Now you're upset because you're not more like a psychopath?

    • Booth: You okay? Caroline: Oh you mean because this case is a career killer? I'm cute, I can always find a job.

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    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music: "Seen Enough" by Dryer (when the judge is reading the verdict)

    • International Air Dates: Canada: May 12th, 2010 on Global United Kingdom: May 20th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD Australia: May 30th, 2010 on Channel Seven/7HD Latin America: June 2nd, 2010 on Fox Spain: June 18th, 2010 on Fox Sweden: August 29th, 2010 on TV3 India: October 7th, 2010 on Star World Norway: November 11th, 2010 on TV3 Finland: December 25th, 2010 on Sub Slovakia: March 23rd, 2011 on JOJ Germany: April 21st, 2011 on RTL Czech Republic: May 26th, 2011 on Prima

    Trivia (3)

    • The murder of the two boys featured in "Spacemen in the Crater" and the kidnappings and murders that contributed to a book written about the gravedigger prior to the time of the episode are never mentioned. Why were none of these charges brought against Heather Taffet? Also, although Booth dropped the charges of his case, she should be charged for the murder of Thomas Vega in "The Hero in the Hold."

    • During Hodgin's testimony, when he states the scientific name for the dust mite Caroline says, "For those of us who don't speak 'insect,' what is that, exactly?" Although Caroline wouldn't be expected to know this, a dust mite is actually an arachnid, not an insect.

    • Goof: When Brennan confesses to Booth that she has nightmares and they hug, her head is resting on his left shoulder. But when the take cuts to Booth, her head is on his right shoulder.

    Allusions (2)

    • Terminator 2: Judgement Day: In the first scene, Brennan's nightmare, she grabs a chain link fence with both hands and shakes it. This shot strongly resembles part of Sarah Connor's dream sequence in Terminator 2 where she is shaking the fence, attempting to warn people on a playground of impending doom (the nuclear holocaust).

    • The final scene of this episode is clearly a recreation of events that Booth and Brennan recalled in the 100th episode, "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole." In both episodes, Booth and Brennan are talking outside of a bar-type establishment after having some drinks, and to Booth's dismay Brennan takes a cab home, leaving Booth behind as she looks at him through the back window of the cab. The cab number is even the same in both episodes -- 5260. Additionally, the future of their partnership is being seriously threatened in both episodes.

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