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Bones

Season 9 Episode 13

Big in the Philippines

19
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 17, 2014 on FOX
9.1
out of 10
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92 votes
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A country music singer's remains are found in a shallow grave. Meanwhile, intern Wendell Bray breaks his arm and Brennan discovers dreadful news while examining his injury.

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  • This show is not what it was

    5.5
    I've been watching Bones for 9 seasons, but I'm getting pretty near to giving up on it because of episodes like this one. While the show was once light and funny and engaging, it had become increasingly maudlin and static. This episode also was a little too obsessed with the minutiae of investigation; everyone feels obligated to explain how everything works. The scene in which they go through the victim's songs for clues is everything I don't care for in the show, a mix of pseudo science and cheap emotion.



    I haven't cared for the last several episodes. If next week's doesn't do a better job, I'm done.moreless
  • One of the best Bones' ever

    10
    Wow, I'm amazed how writers and directors can surprise us after 9 seasons by making such a beautiful, emotional and heartfelt episode! Definitely one of my favorites ever.
  • lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot!

    10
    Fantastic episode, very emotion and brilliant acting. And sweets is right, for someone who doesn't like country music, it was beautiful.

    A great episode for a great season. One of the best.
  • Brilliant

    10
    This is one of the best episodes that I have seen in a long time. A good story, deep emotions very well portrayed. Excellent direction by David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

Charlie Worsham

Charlie Worsham

Colin Haynes

Guest Star

Jon Jon Briones

Jon Jon Briones

Adrian Lingao

Guest Star

Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Kara O’Malley

Guest Star

Michael Grant Terry

Michael Grant Terry

Wendell Bray

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Singer Colin Haynes was based on Sixto Rodriguez, a Mexican-American singer from Detroit, Michigan.  He had a brief US career in the 1970's as a folk singer, but never knew he had become a big star in South Africa. Like Haynes, his fans also thought he had been dead for some time until someone found out he was alive in Detroit. As part of the award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man (2012), arrangements were made for a trip to South Africa where he was overwhelmed by his own popularity there and began a new career in the States. Later in the same year (October 7, 2012) Rodriguez sat down for an interview and profile on 60 Minutes.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Booth and Brennan discuss Wendell's diagnosis.)
      Booth: Would you give up?
      Brennan: No. While I accept its limitations, I have great faith in medical science.
      Booth: Wendell's just talking about taking off, traveling, sleeping around.
      Brennan: It sounds quite nice. But I'd need my work. That's what will live on when I'm gone. And my family, of course.
      Booth: It's not fair. Wendell's a good kid.
      Brennan: I thought your belief in God gave you the sense that the universe had some kind of loving plan.
      Booth: Well, God tests us to see what we're made of, so we can appreciate what we have.
      Brennan: Well, I can appreciate the universe without cancer.

    • Brennan: (referring to the victim's song) This isn't really good to dance to.
      Booth: Well, when a song isn't good for dancing, you know, the solution is just to dance slower.
      Brennan: That doesn't sound true.
      Booth: Yeah, right, well, sometimes you just have to dance to the music that's given to you, hmm? Trust me on this one, all right?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Series lead T.J. Thyne and guest star Jaime Allman were both guest stars on C.S.I. in the fourth season episode "Paper or Plastic?" which aired 10 years earlier.

    • 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).

    • Special billing was given to Kay Lenz (and) for this episode.

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