The Corpse on the Canopy

Season 8, Ep 12, Aired 1/21/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Angela and Hodgins wake up to find a corpse dangling in the canopy of their bed and they soon discover that it was planned by Pelant, who has come back for revenge. Hodgins wants to go after him head on, but Booth tries to convince him that he should work within the system. Later, the Jeffersonian team discovers that the corpse belongs to a Special Forces agent who worked for the largest supplier of mercenaries and Angela and Hodgins decide to start an investigation of their own without the help of the team to protect their family.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Photos (8)
  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Pelant returns

    By sherriesim, Feb 23, 2014

  • Edge of seat episode

    By tanargue, Apr 03, 2013

  • Pelant still bleeding?

    By slyhuang, Feb 12, 2013

  • Utter Garbage

    By KarlSchantz, Feb 10, 2013

  • Pelant episodes are Just terrible

    By DesShinta1, Feb 04, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Caroline: You want to take on a private army with an FBI tac squad?
      Flynn: Yeah.
      Booth: Yes.
      Caroline: You come up empty, and I will not be there to cover your sorry asses on account of I'll be too busy covering my own, understood?
      Booth: I'll take that chance.
      Flynn: Great.
      Caroline: Okay, then. Suit up.

    • Booth: Come on, Caroline. It's just a piece of paper.
      Caroline: You think I can just foxtrot into a judge's chambers with my winning smile and girlish figure and get whatever I want? I appreciate the compliment, cherie, but it doesn't work that way.
      Booth: You know what? You don't want to help? Fine. You can just foxtrot out of here.

    • Cam: Given the time and resources we have, I have to go with what has the highest probability of—
      Hodgins: If it's about resources, just tell me how much you need me to give you.
      Cam: Money isn't the issue.
      Hodgins: Please. Money is always the issue. It's a good thing that I'm rich. Half the funding for the Jeffersonian comes from the Cantilever Group.
      Cam: We have to stay focused on what's important.
      Hodgins: He was in my bedroom. He threatened my wife, my child. Nothing is more important than that.

    • Hodgins: The game has changed, Booth. Pelant is targeting us, directly. We have to hit him back now, before one of us is dead.
      Angela: Pelant touched our son. Isn't there a way to just get rid of him?
      Brennan: Morally, I have no problem with killing a killer, but Booth is the only one of us who has the skills and the training to do it. The burden would fall on him. The decision needs to be his.
      Hodgins: How many kills do you have?
      Booth: My kills were battlefield decisions, all right? They were green-lit from above. There is a chain of command.
      Hodgins: Did any deserve to die more than Pelant?
      Booth: We stay in the system. In lockdown, but in the system. That's final.

    Notes (2)

    • Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 21st, 2013 on Global
      Slovakia: April 17th, 2013 on JOJ

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    • Mrsbochmann Jan 22, 2013

      Cant go wrong with any episodes, however, I cerrtainly wish that some one would just get rid of the gravedigger, plus I cannot imagine Hodgins as " Broke " would like to possibly see a hat trick on that one, perhaps an " Over seas Account"? besides I think mabey next season ( Hint Hint) Bones and Brennon finnaly get married, lets have a happy season for a change. With of course a little drahma. :>)

    • Syd_CB Jan 22, 2013

      Um....Pelant is not the Gravedigger. They are two separate killers. Not to mention the Gravedigger died two seasons ago.