The Patriot in Purgatory

Season 8, Ep 6, Aired 11/12/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan, intrigued by Phil Jackson's management style, pulls all her interns together as a team for a project worthy of the basketball coach's philosophy. She charges them with identifying remains that have been determined unidentifiable. For the team, however, it turns out that naming the bodies may be the easiest part of their task when one of them is from 9/11 and they must decide if he is a victim or perpetrator.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

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  • Fan Reviews (35)
  • WORST Bones episode EVER!

    By klaris, Nov 27, 2014

  • 9/11 tribute episode

    By sherriesim, Nov 05, 2013

  • Best episode in season 8

    By carbeat, Jul 17, 2013

  • great one

    By AgataAndrzejak, Jun 02, 2013

  • Awesome

    By tanargue, Feb 19, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Finn begins examining the body before Brennan arrives.)
      Fisher: What are you doing?
      Finn: Well, I reckon we were all called here to work, okay? Now, my grandaddy said, "Idle talk is like a mama bear whose cubs have long since gone in search of another teat."
      Clark: (under his breath) Wow.
      Arastoo: What the hell does that mean?
      Clark: It's some crazy ass White thing.

    • Booth: (at the cemetery) For years, Tim Murphy was homeless, and he was forgotten. He was one of those people on the streets that we try not to look at, because the sight of them is just too painful. But we're all cut from the same cloth. Tim knew that. He knew how connected all of us are. He knew that if it wasn't for his three buddies, that Tim wouldn't be alive on September 11 to save the lives of Diane, Warren, and James. And we wouldn't be able to tell Tim's son that his dad didn't die a broken man living on the streets, Sean. But he was as brave and noble as the best of us. We lay him to rest today a hero.

    • Fisher: Okay, if I can gather the team here quickly. I feel having spent some time in a loony bin, I have a leg up here.
      Arastoo: Not now, Fisher.
      Fisher: There is an elephant in this room, and it's standing between us and the remains. And until we move the pachyderm out of the way, we're not gonna be able to think clearly.
      Clark: I'm sorry, were you locked in a loony bin or a zoo?

    • Arastoo: Is it too difficult for you to work with Dr. Edison?
      Finn: Um … excuse me?
      Arastoo: You share the same religion with men who cherry-picked the Bible to justify slavery.
      Finn: I'm sorry. I didn't mean nothing.
      Arastoo: But still your words have meaning, don't they, Mr. Abernathy? Those assumptions you made, those quick generalizations. What about the vengeance and the bloodshed in the Old Testament?
      Clark: Okay. He's just a kid, Arastoo.
      Arastoo: If he's not old enough to know, he's certainly old enough to learn. The Crusades, the Inquisition, are these events guided by a religion of peace? No, they were guided by self-important men who think they know more than the God they claim to worship. This was not the work of religion. It was arrogance. It was hypocrisy. It was hate. Those horrible men who hijacked those planes hijacked my religion that day, too. They insulted my God. So, no, this isn't too difficult. It's a privilege to be able to serve this victim, to show him the care and love that was so absent that day.

    • Brennan: I'm trying to put you in the game, Booth. If you'd prefer not to play, just say so.
      Booth: Bones, all I'm saying is that sometimes during the game you just have to realize that you just can't win.
      Brennan: So you're a quitter?
      Booth: What? No.
      Brennan: That's what I heard. I'd trade you if I wasn't in the middle of the season.
      Booth: I can't believe this.
      Brennan: This game isn't over until I say it is. So are you in or are you out?
      Booth: I'm in, Bones.

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    Notes (4)

    • Additional Crew Credits: 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).

    • Featured Music:
      "The Light from One" by Ane Brun (during the funeral scene)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 12th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: March 27th, 2013 on JOJ

    • This is the second of the four "bonus" episodes filmed last season to air.

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    • cecylia248 Nov 13, 2012

      This season has been a mixed one...but this episode.Wow!! To all the heroes out there, may all that you give be returned to you in your hour of need.