The Fact in the Fiction

Season 8, Ep 17, Aired 2/25/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan's newest intern matches her intellectually, but his take on the evidence challenges her to stray from the scientific straight and narrow. Booth, meanwhile, worries her openness to borderline theories may affect his murder investigation.

  • 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

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • All in all, a pretty weak episode.

    By sherriesim, Jun 14, 2014

  • Right to the point Angela

    By tanargue, May 14, 2013

  • Decent Episode

    By AckielHemming, Feb 27, 2013

  • Bad trend....

    By neobluefox375, Feb 26, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Oliver: It's the fact that you don't believe in luck that doesn't let you see the role that it played in this investigation.
      Brennan: Nonsense. We've been working together a long time. And since you have a degree in complicated systems and imaginary numbers, you know that what appears to be synchronicity, luck, is nothing more than a sophisticated array of cause and effect.
      Oliver: I, uh, I don't have a degree in complicated systems.
      Brennan: Oh, well, we all have our areas of weakness. Good night, Dr. Wells.

    • Booth: All right, what about you? If you could travel through time, where would you go?
      Brennan: I'm already there. Here.
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: Here.
      Booth: Here?
      Brennan: The difference between past and future is nowhere to be found in the laws of physics. Everything I want or need is here. Right now.

    • Angela: It's not crazy that I'm worried about, actually. It's arrogance. We're a team here, and you can be traded.
      Oliver: Wherever I go I'm always the smartest person, and it always creates problems.
      Angela: Well, maybe you should try being less of a douche.

    • Oliver: Just because something is theoretically impossible doesn't mean that it's not possible.
      Brennan: I believe that is exactly what it means.
      Oliver: Well, of course you do, because your mind stops working when it hears the word impossible, where mine just keeps going and exploring.
      Brennan: If you believe that the two victims are the same person, you don't belong in this lab.
      Oliver: Of course I don't believe that. That's absurd.
      Cam: Excellent. Moving on.
      Oliver: But I do embrace the impossible probability as a reality. I mean, what serious scientist wouldn't?

    • Sweets: (about Oliver) The guy literally fought off coyotes to get the skull back.
      Booth: Yeah.
      Sweets: That's awesome.
      Booth: Coyotes, they just run away if you yell at them.
      Sweets: I know, but still, to face a pack of wild animals alone--
      Booth: I'm sure you'd just bore them to death with your shrinky talk.
      Sweets: And I'm sure you could just break their hearts with your mean, mean words.

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    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: February 25th, 2013 on Global

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