The Past in the Present

Season 7, Ep 13, Aired 5/14/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Christopher Pelant's appeal of his verdict goes to trial, and Booth and Brennan do everything they can to keep him behind bars. But a new murder with ties to Pelant that the team hopes will put him permanently in prison takes a nasty twist that puts Brennan's freedom in jeopardy.

  • 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 (18)
  • Totally Awesome!

    By FGProdigy, Mar 18, 2013

  • This show has jumped the shark and missed the landing ramp.

    By MagellanTheCat, Dec 13, 2012

  • Just awesome

    By tanargue, Oct 20, 2012

  • Awesome ending.. can't wait for season 8!!

    By tmg, May 20, 2012

  • Loved it!

    By revenge723, Jun 18, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Booth: Where are they going?
      Max: Well, if you know, you'd be an accomplice.
      Booth: Accomplice? That's my family, you understand? I should be with them.
      Max: You want to hit me. I know, I know. I understand. Go ahead. I know how to be a fugitive a lot better than you.
      Booth: What am I supposed to do?
      Max: You stay in the system. You stay alive. I'll make sure Tempe stays out of the system.
      Booth: I'm going to get my family back. You tell Bones that.
      Max: Then you get that bastard. You'll bring your family home. I'll keep her safe.

    • Angela: I hope Cam is happy. If she had just kept things to herself, we wouldn't be in this position.
      Caroline: Angela, you listen to me on this subject. All of us did what Pelant expected, except for Cam. Because of her, you squints are all still in this, which Pelant fears above all else. As long as the Jeffersonian stays in the game, the good guys live to fight another day. My opinion, Cam Saroyan is the hero of this story so far.

    • Brennan: Angela? I just want to say … thank you for believing in me.
      Angela: You don't have to thank somebody who loves you for believing in you, honey.
      Brennan: I love you, too.

    • Max: You gotta make a run for it, honey, now.
      Booth: Slow down, Max.
      Max: You've been thinking about this for days!
      Brennan: What, me being a fugitive?
      Booth: Look, I have been thinking about it, all right? Only problem is, that's gonna make us look more guilty.
      Max: You want to work inside the system.
      Booth: I am the system, Max.
      Max: No, computers are the system. And this son of a bitch runs computers. And the minute they have Tempe in custody, she is part of the system. Your only chance is to get off the grid!

    • Caroline: I'm not supposed to be here.
      Booth: This doesn't sound good.
      Caroline: It's not good, cher. There's too much evidence piling up.
      Booth: Oh, come on. You know she didn't do it. Otherwise, you wouldn't have put that wrong address on the search warrant.
      Caroline: I don't know what you're talking about, cher.
      Brennan: She doesn't have a choice, Booth. It doesn't matter what she believes.
      Caroline: I'm sorry. I'm sure this will work out, but for now, I've got to get an arrest warrant.
      Booth: This is a nightmare.
      Caroline: It'll take me a few hours, if I drag my heels right, so you'll have time to get your affairs in order and say good-bye.
      Brennan: Thank you.
      Booth: Now you're thanking her?

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    Notes (4)

    • Featured Music:
      "Moral Panic" by Y La Bamba
      "Marie's Delight" by Red Garland
      "From The Ground Up" by Sleeping at Last

    • With this episode, writers Michael Peterson and Dean Lopata were promoted from co-producers to producers.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 14th, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: June 6th, 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Slovakia: December 12th, 2012 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: January 22nd, 2013 on Prima family

    • Working Title: "The Bite in the Beast"
      Spoiler sites had leaked this title for months prior to broadcast, and TVLine's Michael Ausiello appeared to confirm it with his own scoop on March 13, 2012. However, a week later, Ausiello had to rescoop himself when his sources told him of a title change that he released on March 20, 2012.

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