The Tiger in the Tale

Season 8, Ep 4, Aired 10/8/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The investigation into the mauled body of a day laborer at an animal expo leads the team to an animal trafficking operation, the operator of which is also the owner of the expo. Elsewhere, Brennan looks at a political career, while Sweets and Daisy face a major change in their relationship.

  • 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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  • one big drama with touches of humor

    By garcescastle, Oct 27, 2012

  • Does Bones have Asperger's

    By KarlSchantz, Oct 25, 2012

  • A Caged and Endagered Episode

    By TatorTotWarrior, Oct 20, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Brennan: Bad teeth, bad boots. Our victim came from a lower caste.
      Daisy: We don't have castes in America.
      Cam: Wow. Would you care to look me in the face and say that?
      Daisy: Oh, God, did this just morph into a racial thing?

    • Brennan: So now you think I'd be a good president?
      Booth: Um, no, I don't. You know you're an atheist, you're not diplomatic, and you think America is an empire.
      Brennan: America is an empire.
      Booth: And I really, really wouldn't give you your own army or nuclear weapons. That would just be a disaster.

    • Brennan: (about the tiger) That animal was beautiful.
      Booth: It was beautiful and rare, just like you.

    • Daisy: A goat … more pigs … lots of cows …
      Cam: Try to limit the play-by-play to the exotic animals, Ms. Wick.
      Daisy: Well, I grew up in the city, so they're all exotic to me.

    • Angela: God help me, if you get into that "All boats rise in a flood" thing …
      Hodgins: "High tide raises all boats."
      Angela: Yeah. What?
      Hodgins: You said flood, a flood is a natural disaster. What? Most boats would sink in a flood. Tide's good, flood's bad.
      Angela: Seriously?
      Hodgins: Ask New Orleans.
      Angela: I'm telling you that I'm feeling inadequate, and you're talking about boats.

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    Notes (3)

    • 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).

    • This episode marked the beginning of a three-week broadcast hiatus. Fox began coverage of the 2012 National League championship and World Series the following week.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 8th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: March 20th, 2013 on JOJ

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    • shushu1 Oct 10, 2012

      We turned off the show because of the obvious Obama advertising. If this keeps up. We will stop watching all together. We have loved Bones from the beginning and it was ruined for us with this episode. It is supposed to be entertainment not promoting a candidate no matter how overtly it seemed. We got it. It stunk.

    • bicelis Oct 10, 2012

      How fake, stupid and embarrassing was the scene with Bones crying over a dead tiger? That was beyond stupid...

    • erinahbing Oct 10, 2012

      It doesn't feel like a real Bones episode, the characters behavior and style is so unnatural. And too much talk about this Bones-for-president sillyness. Whoever wrote this episode should not do it again.

    • DavidSiegel2 Oct 09, 2012

      "Bone" has finally jumped that proverbial shark. Aside from irrelevant overt presidential politicking, Sweets has suddenly become an FBI agent and the plot was a mess. This series is winding down.

    • nilla_chelle01 Oct 05, 2012

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    • CristinaAlber Oct 11, 2012

      you are right, weird scene and badly written

    • erinahbing Oct 10, 2012

      I voted yes before watching the episode. Now I think, Sweets behavior was just outrageous. Break up like that??? It's just not our Sweets, it was really badly written.

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