Season 3 Episode 6

Intern in the Incinerator

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2007 on FOX
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The team suspects their own colleagues after the burnt remains of an intern at the Jeffersonian are found in the building's incinerator. At first it's thought that she might have been killed because she was working on an artifact in the Widow's Son case, but then things become more complicated when romantic ties between her and another employee at the Jeffersonian surface. Meanwhile Booth poses as Cam's boyfriend on one of her family get-togethers.moreless

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  • Great episode – finally some info on the Gormogon artifacts and an in-house murder.

    The first of hopefully many episodes about the fascinating Gormogon.

    The murdered girl, Kristen, proves to be one of the scientists working on the widow collection. Very interestingly, the artifacts have been tied to a specific group, Gormogon who wanted to eradicate the influence of the Illuminati and Freemasons. Fascinating, hope they elaborate further.

    "No shooting of the squints tonight, sorry." Does it not occur to Zach and Hodgins to perhaps warn people before throwing a body off a building? Why is the victim's father allowed to watch the interrogation?

    Everyone wanted it to be a serial killer because then it's not one of their own but also because a serial killer is more glamorous and exciting. Despite her work on the Gormogon artifacts, instead she gets killed because she stumbled onto a smuggling operation. Wrong place, wrong time.

    Very good episode, found out more about the mysterious artifacts and an in-house murder investigation.moreless
  • Loved this episode! Definitely in my top 5!

    Great episode. Hart Hanson, the rest of the scriptwriters and the director manage to make the viewer forget that you don't actually leave the Jeffersonian for 90% of the episode.

    It's a classic in-house whodunnit with Gorgonzola (sorry... Gormogon :P) acting as the red herring amidst extra-martial affairs and a smuggling operation. The murder mystery is superbly supported by the humour between the main characters that Bones is so famous for. And it's great to see the Angelator making a significant contribution to the solving of the case.

    Episode Highlights: Booth guessing Brennan's passwords "Daffodil, Daisy Jupiter."

    Interplay between Booth, Cam and Cam's sister Felicia

    Guy chat between Hodgins and Booth

    The sweet B&B ending.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show bones bones and booth are called to the scene except its from the jeffersoni a women thrown down the incinrater . and they start to think a high level employeee was the killer when they found the blood in the office but turns out he was killed by being hanged with a rope that was found in the vault. and they start to think its gormagone.but booth does not belive that at all . and they later learn that iraq items are being smuggled through the jeffersonien and they find out it was one of there own a man that killed both people. this was a good epmoreless
  • Another good episode

    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. We open this episode with burnt remains being found in the Jeffersonian building's incinerator. We learn that the victim worked at the Jeffersonian and so does the killer. When Angela looks at the skull, she sees a face, but doesn't tell Bones or Cam about it, instead, she leaves the room. Soon she tells Bones that she has IDed the victim and that it is Kristen, who worked as an intern. We learn that she and Angela had had lunches a few times and that she was dating someone else who worked there, and that he is a married man. Cam asks Booth if he will pretend to be her boyfriend, at a party for her father's 60th birthday. Soon when standing by a window talking about the case, a body falls down on to the ground below. And when Booth and Bones race outside, we see all security guards there holding Zach and Hodgins. It looks like just another one of their experiments. We soon learn that the victim was stabbed to death, before her fall. Cam's sister picks Cam and Booth up for the party and when Cam goes to get something, her sister kisses Booth. Soon the main suspect is found dead, after apparently hanging himself. Soon the team learn that the death of the intern was in fact an accident. Soon the team find out who killed and staged the suicide and soon he is arrested.moreless
  • It's like Clue. Murder in the Jeffersonian strikes fear into the hearts of its employees. Two unexplained murders cast suspicion over the squints and their friends at the lab.

    It's like clue. If you like the board game then you'll like this episode. The tone of the episode is really eerie. Everything down to the transition slides are creepy. The producers behind this episode really got the job right. While it could be argued that episode is wildly misleading, which I think it is, the twists and turns only make the episode better. At the beginning we think it's connected to the gormogon case. Then the head honcho at the Jeffersonian threatens Angela and it gave me the wiggins. While this doesn't clearly through us off the track, it's pretty spooky. The music and background noises in this episode are perfectly in line with the atmosphere of the installment. Overall I think The Intern in the Incinerator is well-crafted and out of the ordinary.moreless
T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

Eric Millegan

Eric Millegan

Zack Addy

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Scott Allen Rinker

Scott Allen Rinker

Dr. Evan Klimkew

Guest Star

Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes

Felicia Saroyan

Guest Star

Terrell Tilford

Terrell Tilford

Dr. Kyle Aldridge

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the interrogation of Dr. Klimkew, Booth is playing with a pair of yellow dice. In "The Woman in the Tunnel" he was holding a pair of red dice while interrogating someone.

    • When Brennan is changing her password she is covering the screen, but that doesn't make sense because almost all password-entering is protected and the passwords appear on the screen as stars or dots. She should have covered the keyboard instead.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Dr. Bancroft: The guilt being great, the fear dost still exceed; and extreme fear can neither fight nor fly, but coward-like with trembling terror die.

    • Booth: Camille, you're an adult. You can't live your life afraid of what your family thinks.
      Cam: Seeley, it's not gonna be like this forever. One day they'll die.

    • Felicia: Why didn't you tell me you guys split up?
      Cam: You want him? Take him. I don't care.
      Felicia: I don't want him.
      Booth: You don't?
      Felicia: (to Cam) No I was just trying to get back at you for being so perfect all the time.
      Cam: So you admit it.
      Felicia: Like you're a saint? (to Booth) She used to go into my closet with all my dolls and say that they were having a party but that I wasn't invited.
      Cam: You were five, and they did not like you.
      Felicia: Typical, start a fight so we miss lunch.
      Cam: Oh you made reservations, I'm surprised I thought we'd have to eat off a cart in the street.
      Booth: Wow you two can lunch after all this?
      Felicia: Please like you can ruin a meal. (laughs)
      Booth: Okay that's it. I don't know who you think-
      Cam: Don't raise your voice at her Seeley.
      Booth: What?
      Cam: Let's go. Let him calm down. Wow. (they start to walk out)
      Felicia: Why did you guys break up? What did he do?
      Booth: It wasn't me, I-

    • Hodgins: Alright, alright, uh, how are you uh, how are you gonna break it (Booth's kiss with Cam's sister) to Cam?
      Booth: What? Why would I do that?
      Hodgins You want her to find out from her sister?
      Booth: Ahh this is worse than when we were a couple. (Hodgins starts laughing) I really should take my gun out and shoot you now.

    • (After solving the case, Brennan and Booth are in Booth's office taking shots.)
      Booth: Okay, don't take it so hard.
      Brennan: I'm not taking anything hard. What are we? Russian?
      Booth: Na zdorovje! (they drink) I tell you what else I know. What you're taking hard, is the fact that, it happened in your house.
      Brennan: It's not my house!
      Booth: Not where you sleep! Okay...your favorite place, the house of reason, the Jeffersonian.
      Brennan: Oh. It's not my favorite place.
      Booth: Yes it is.
      Brennan: What? No it's n-how do you know?
      Booth: Daffodil, daisy, Jupiter. K I'll tell you what else I know. (he fills the cups) You were hoping that it was Gorgonzola.
      Brennan: Gormogon!
      Booth: Ah! So you admit it!
      Brennan: Ah-but accidentally...does...does that count?
      Booth: Yes.

    • Angela: I don't sleep with married men.
      Zack: You're married, and you sleep with men besides your husband. What's the difference? (Hodgins slaps him in the head) Ow!

    • Booth: (after accessing some files with Cam's password; to Brennan) I know your password too. It's daffodil.
      Brennan: I never told you that!
      Brennan: (after finishing the search) And I'm changing my password.
      Booth: Daisy.
      Brennan: How did you know?
      Booth: It's your second favorite flower, I know you Bones. Try a planet! (after Bones enters another password; as he's walking away) Jupiter!
      (Bones is shocked)

    • Booth: Alright, that's it, no shooting the squints tonight, sorry.

    • Cam: My sister's picking us up, but of course she's late.
      Booth: Okay maybe she's late because there was traffic.
      Cam: Maybe she's late because there was a sale.

    • (Brennan is interrogating Dr. Aldridge.)
      Aldridge: Why am I talking to you?
      Brennan: What time did you leave the Jeffersonian that night?
      Aldridge: Shortly after 11. Dr. Brennan, surely I merit someone higher up on the food chain than an FBI consultant.
      Brennan: Kyle, I know you get everything you want by flaunting your superior intellect. But that won't work with me.
      Aldridge: Why is that?
      Brennan: Because I'm smarter than you are.

    • Hodgins: It's always the suits, baby.
      Booth: Hey, I wear suits!
      Hodgins: Yes. Yes you do.

    • Booth: Cam's sister kissed me.
      Hodgins: Duuude.
      Booth: Don't call me dude.

    • Hodgins: I never liked Kyle Aldridge.
      Zack: He told me once that having a high IQ was no excuse not to bathe.
      Angela: I don't believe it.
      Zack: No, those were his exact words. "No excuse not to bathe."

    • Brennan: I'm offended, because...because I...
      Booth: Because you were betrayed by one of your own.
      Brennan: Yes. Are you going to betray me?
      Booth: No.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The cuts between scenes, along with the cuts to and from commercial breaks, are done using smoke. A similar approach to cuts has been done before, such as in the "Woman in the Sand" episode where cuts were done with poker chips.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: December 11th, 2007 on TV3
      United Kingdom: December 13th, 2007 on Sky1
      The Netherlands: December 19th, 2007 on RTL 4
      Sweden: January 8th, 2008 on TV3
      Norway: January 24th, 2008 on TV3
      Spain: February 15th, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
      Latin America: March 25th, 2008 on Fox Latinoamerica
      Australia: September 8th, 2008 on Channel 7
      Lithuania: October 2nd, 2008 on TV3
      Belgium: October 6th, 2008 on 2BE
      Finland: January 9th, 2009 on Sub
      Slovakia: May 27th, 2009 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: October 14th, 2009 on Prima


    • Tyler Neville: It's an extinct group dedicated to eradicating the influence of the Freemasons and Illuminati in Europe in the 18th Century.

      The Ancient Noble Order of the Gormogon was a short-lived 18th century society that left no records of its real goals or aspirations. They were first heard of in 1724, in a notice published in the London Daily Post. The aim of the society (in which Phillip, Duke of Wharington held a high place) was probably to hold up Freemasonry to ridicule. No one ever heard of the society after Phillip's death in 1731.

    • Booth: Dr. Kevorkian has a doctorate.

      Dr. Jack Kevorkian is a pathologist. He is best known for his opinion that every terminally ill patient has the right to die and that physicians should help them by assisting the suicide. He was on trial several times for assisting in the euthanasia process and recently served 8 years in jail.

    • Dr. Bancroft: The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed; and extreme fear can neither fight nor fly, but coward-like with trembling terror die.

      This is a stanza from William Shakespeare's narrative poem "The Rape of Lucrece".