Season 6 Episode 7

The Babe in the Bar

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The team is called to Walpert's Chocolate Factory, the site of the world's largest chocolate bar, when it turns out there's more than chocolate in the bar. Elsewhere, Cam is disturbed when Michelle chooses a college whose reputation is not for academic excellence.

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  • Bones gets worse by the minute.

    Seriously, I remember this being in the dumb but fun category. What happened? Wait, give me a second to try to explain before you rush for the tumbs down icon, okay? Just a second.

    Let's see... Cam. Cam was way off, right? I get the feeling her plotline was supposed to be endearing in some way. I mean, Hodgins gives her a wink and a nod when he figures out what she's doing. "Oh, look at her, forging documents to go behind her daughter's back and control her life against her wishes. Such a good mom". That was creepy, even with Sweets playing the liberal straw man who is right but is going to get ignored regardless. I mean, that whole thing must have felt odd to a fan of the show.

    And continuing with the tradition of terrible parenting being encouraged by Hodgins, he also went "Awwww, look at my wifey deceiving me willingly even after I've exposed her lie". Really, such a sympathetic guy.

    And am I the only one that noticed Booth and Bones almost literally did nothing during the entire episode but were still around? At least their interaction lacked any sexual tension, so at least we didn't get the annoyingly overplayed URST this time. I'm calling that a redeeming factor.

    Wait, don't go yet. I still have to talk about the stupidly derivative murder, and the terrible, terrible pseudoscience they used to solve it and the trite confession at the end. No?

    Oh, well, go ahead and thumb me down. I'll leave you with a though. The showrunner for Bones said he'd get Booth and Brennan together if the audience slips 20% and the show gets in danger of cancellation, so if you want to see it happen, you know what to do.

    Stop watching this, stat. Seriously, how does this get more audience than Fringe? Sheesh.moreless
  • Like bitter chocolate, this one leaves a bad taste in the mouth...


    What a dull episode. Profoundly disappointing, as well. First and foremost, Brennan and Booth's interactions were WAY off in this one. Booth just seemed endlessly exasperated with her, and not in that indulgent, isn't-she-cute? way he so often is. Brennan's attempts at humor were confusing to the point of absurdity, and Booth running off on her at the end was all of a piece... I'm rapidly losing patience with this kind of inconsistent nonsense.

    By the way, how the HELL does Brennan not know what an Oompa Loompa is? I get that modern pop culture has passed her by -- she is far too elitist to watch any TV show other than, it seems, JERSEY SHORE -- but she saw movies as a kid, we know this. Lazy, lazy writing.

    The case itself was also lazy: our killer was obvious from the outset (though the motive was vaguely clever); the red herring with which we were provided wasn't even remotely probable; and it was all wrapped up way too quickly.

    In better news, Sweets was in good form with his wise advice to Cam regarding Michelle's college choices -- which she stupidly disregarded, naturally -- and hello, Vincent Nigel-Murray! (Which reminds me: hello, Newman.) Loved his moment of trivia brainfreeze when he contemplated Cam kissing him. Also liked Hodgins in this episode... TJ Thyne's comic timing and those love-filled eyes he turns on Michaela Conlin's Angela are very appealing, and continue to make up for a lot that is otherwise very lackluster in this show at the moment.

    Nevertheless, this was a very average outing in what has so far been a remarkably unsatisfactory season. All we need now is for one of the team to fall under the influence of a cannibalistic serial killer -- in addition to all of these mediocre mysteries -- and BONES will have plumbed new depths. Here's hoping this downward spiral can be slowed or even halted long before we get there.moreless
  • Oh dear I used to like chocolate.

    Think this is the only episode of Bones that I won't bother seeing again.

    The relationship between Bones and Booth was 'off'. Mr Nigel Murray was extremely irritating. Cam was behaving most unethically and out of character. The set up to annouce Angela's pregnancy fell really flat - Booth was sensible to opt out of it

    The science was rather strange and doubtful.

  • Just average

    Very disgusting opening teaser. Too bad I was just having dinner!

    I was glad to see Wayne Knight play a totally different character from the love-to-hate Newman from Seinfeld. Even with his arrogance, I knew he wasn't the killer.

    Who would've thought that the Cam from season 2 would be writing an essay for a teenager and be worried sick for this teenager, who's her adoptive daughter, about going to college? I just love how Cam has evolved, unlike other character that seems to go backwards every now and then.

    Little interaction between Booth and Brennan, but the scenes between Angela and Hodges sometimes makes you forget about them.moreless
  • Another food group gone down the tubes...

    This series is rapidly taking the thrill out of all my major food groups! Last week it was canolli and this week its, *e-gad*, chocolate. So help me if they do an episode with some dead and liquefying body in a vat of wine I will just up and die myself! I'll have to, because that will be all of my food groups; gone!

    At any rate, I knew it was one of the two chocolate guys, and since Jimmy Walpert III was way too obvious, I correctly settled on Scott Kempke. Not rocket science in the bad guy department tonight.

    Moving the world's largest chocolate bar to the Jeffersonian was funny; almost as good was watching it go through the world's largest scanner!

    Vincent Nigel Murray is sooooo my favourite intern, and his undisguised lust for validation from others; especially Brennan, is entertaining. Always.

    I was totally unimpressed by Camille's interference in the university applications. Not even remotely funny or fitting of a woman in the position that her character holds. What else does she fudge...? Think harder, writers...

    Was disappointed in Booth about the baby reveal. Just a tad out of character, dontcha think? Even if he know...hormonal?moreless
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

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Jimmy Walpert III

Guest Star

Tiffany Hines

Tiffany Hines

Michelle Welton

Guest Star

Jackie Geary

Jackie Geary

Geneva Soloway

Guest Star

Ryan Cartwright

Ryan Cartwright

Vincent Nigel-Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Unless Angela had started revealing her pregnancy to everyone in the lab there is no way that Mr. Nigel-Murray could have known she was pregnant.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Angela: Well, maybe you should talk to Sweets.
      Cam: Sweets? Why would I do that?
      Angela: He might be able to help you deal with Michelle.
      Cam: I don't want to talk to a child about a child.

    • Nigel-Murray: Oh, you know, there are many fine universities in England, uh, Oxford and Cambridge, of course, but th-th-there's also...
      Cam: You so much as mention leaving the country to my daughter, and I will choke you on your own trivia, and stuff your lifeless body in a locker.
      Nigel-Murray: Then again, Georgetown's lovely.

    • Nigel-Murray: Definitely looks like murder.
      Brennan: There's nothing definite here, Mr. Nigel-Murray. It's possible the victim had a grand mal seizure while voluntarily lying in the chocolate.
      Cam: But let's call it murder, just for fun.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: November 18th, 2010 on Global

      The Netherlands: December 13th, 2010 on RTL 4

      Spain: December 17th, 2010 on FOX

      Sweden: January 16th, 2011 on TV3

      United Kingdom: February 16th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD

      Latin America: April 6, 2011 on FX

      Slovakia: October 5th, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: November 3rd, 2011 on RTL

      Finland: April 4th, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: May 8th, 2012 on Prima family


    • Bones: Harriet… was a spy.

      Harriet the Spy is the title of a 1964 children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh, adapted into a film of the same name in 1996.

    • Booth: Hey, maybe it's an Oompa Loompa.
      Oompa Loompas are fictional characters from Roald Dahl's books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. They are mischievous, love practical jokes and singing.