The Master in the Slop

Season 9, Ep 14, Aired 1/24/14
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  • Episode Description
  • A famous chess master is found in pig slop, and Sweets goes undercover as a professional chess player to catch the killer. Meanwhile, Cam receives an award but is hesitant to take it because she believes Brennan deserves it. Dr. Douglas Filmore, a forensic podiatrist, returns as this week's intern.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Sweets enters the world of chess

    By sherriesim, Aug 25, 2015

  • On the fence

    By cherold01, Feb 07, 2014

  • Rolling down the hill... picking up speed..

    By goldelpack, Jan 29, 2014

  • a child learns social graces faster than this woman...

    By tykarri, Jan 28, 2014

  • Painful.

    By DirgeNovak, Jan 25, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Brennan: Booth, do you think I'm being small-minded about Cam getting the award and not me?
      Booth: Yes.
      Brennan: What?!
      Booth: You might want another answer, but I can't give that to you.
      Brennan: But I'm clearly the best scientist.
      Booth: And are you a worse scientist because Cam's getting the award?
      Brennan: Of course not.
      Booth: See? Yeah. So you're just being petty because you want to win.
      Brennan: I thought you would take my side.
      Booth: I am on your side, okay? I'm on your better side.

    • Dr. Filmore: (while searching the remains) A foot!
      Brennan: A foot is not necessarily the solution to this forensic puzzle.
      Dr. Filmore: I see you haven't lost your conviction that you have all the answers.
      Brennan: Well, I am outstanding and without peer in my field. I assume that is why your government wanted you to observe me. (Filmore takes some notes) What are you writing now?
      Dr. Filmore: Oh, just an observation that Americans are hubristic, and Canadians must deal with this challenge in future cooperative ventures.
      Brennan: Facts are not hubris, Dr. Filmore.

    • Booth: Ah, you know what? Just remind me. I got to write a thank-you note to the guy who invented waffles.
      Brennan: The recipe first appeared in Le Ménagier de Paris, a book a husband wrote for his wife in the 14th century. Since he's dead, a note would be pointless.
      Booth: I pity the men who aren't married to you, Bones.

    Notes (1)

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

    Allusions (1)

    • The character of the murdered chess master is named "Magnusson". This likely is a reference to the 2013 World Chess Champion and number one chess player from Norway, Magnus Carlsen.

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    • paulr37 Feb 03, 2014

      The thing that annoyed me more than the stereotypes was the strange way the chess was presented. Real chess doesn't have ta-da checkmate moments at this level. It would go something like - 'mate in four' 'yes, I see it I resign'. The chess consultant would have told them this - and they ignored them.