Season 6 Episode 14

The Bikini in the Soup

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2011 on FOX
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Valentine's Day brings its own stress to the team in different ways. Cam asks for a timely conclusion to the current case—a wedding planner whose tanning bed contains her liquefied remains—so she can make her Valentine's date. Hodgins, meanwhile, tries to create a whole day of romance for Angela with mixed results. Brennan and Booth, in the meantime, try to play down its importance.moreless

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  • stupid contrivance/totally unprofessional

    Really? No one is allowed to leave work until a murder is solved?

    Why Cam can't go on her stupid stereotypical V-Day date and leave Bones to work -- or finish solving it the next day makes no sense.

    I'd like to think that if I was murdered someone wouldn't try to pretend it was an accident because they were too busy thinking of their sex life to do their job.

    I was just disgusted the whole episode about how Cam tried to rush everyone and tried not to do her job - all because her societally prescribed/card company invented holiday of love was more important.moreless
  • A so-so episode, featuring my least favorite intern.

    I don't know if this show will ever get it's spark back - Booth doesn't seem to be aging well, for one thing. He used to be so handsome; but more importantly, he seemed in really good shape; capable of running down a steep sand dune, or subduing some criminal. He seems to be wearing some sort of slipper/shoe; did he have foot surgery? I am glad that Hannah is gone, but the show could use a replacement recurring character - someone like "Gordon-Gordon", the former FBI shrink. The only character who seems as fresh today as she was six years ago, is Angela. This Valentine's themed episode was tired and silly. I find myself hoping that the spin-off series, which I understand may have some of the same actors, reminds me of Bones - Seasons 1-3.moreless
  • I'm with Booth and Brennan.

    Valentine's Day is a waste of time and money; a commercial invention for the purposes of, well, commerce. And just when I think they have it all figured out over their colleagues, they go and do that googly-eyed thing at the end over a couple of Roaring 20's machine guns. And doesn't that just warm the cockles of your heart??

    Jordan Belfi (Moonlight) is getting around as the guest star flavour of the month, once again as the semi-bad guy though not the killer the team seeks. I do admit to falling for the fairly obvious, and I suspected the woman prospector had at least a role in the murder, but it appears my spidey sense was way off tonight.

    Tonight's was actually a really decent case combined with some well placed character insights.

    I was glad for instance, that Daisy was NOT in this episode. That would have been just too convenient. And its interesting that Hannah departed the scene in all but reference only just prior to the "big" holiday.

    I don't get the whole Paul-Camille thing. I'm not feeling it at all. There is no pop-pop, fizz-fizz thing going on in that relationship for me.

    The funny prize tonight totally goes to Clark for his role playing escapades, though I have to say, I hope his um...arrow, was larger than the bow that went with. Just saying...moreless
  • The Bikini In The Soup

    This was a lot more entertaining than the show has been recently. The basic formula was still exactly the same, someone dies, they suspect someone it isn't, they get the bad guy, everyone has a happy day. However, for once this season they finally added another dimension that brought it back to feeling more like the Bones of old. The absolutely ridiculous premise that no one can leave work until the murder is solved and thus ruining Valentine's Day for all of those, save for Booth and Brennan, made this episode far more charming than anything Bones has put out in a while. This show has never really been about solving the crimes, in fact, unless the crime involves any of the characters we care about, it is basically just an irrelevant plot device to get them to talk about the things we really want to know. This episode focused more upon the character relationships, or lack there of, and made for much more entertaining viewing than the CSI type episodes that have come before, in which nothing happens other than solving the case and we, as the audience, don't care at all. I really hope Bones manages to stay at this level for the foreseeable future, keeping the silly humour in the show and developing the characters further. It is the only thing that makes this show good, and without it, it's barely worth your time.moreless
  • A lukewarm episode.

    After one major episode and another with a great ending, we were given a very lukewarm episode this week. Our favorite crime fighting duo faces the murder of a wedding planner on Valentine's day no less. After lots and lots of expectation and wondering we find out that Booth and Bones are two people who don't like this holiday so much; they won't even consider it a holiday. Booth we can understand, after that big break up with Hannah and all, but Bones is just not a holidayish person. The case was good, but no the kind that keeps us guessing until the last minute. From the middle of the episode on I could figure out who the killer was.

    The holiday part was very sweet and kinky if you think about Clark's 'present'. Hodgins again being the sweetest guy ever for Angela and Cam having finally her date with the very cute doctor. Next episode we have another one from the sniper arc that promises a lot of tension.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

Peter Paige

Peter Paige

Darren Hargrove

Guest Star

Brady Smith

Brady Smith

Greg Bovitz

Guest Star

Leslie-Anne Huff

Leslie-Anne Huff

Raina Erickson

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Dr. Clark Edison

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hodgins: It's kind of sad, isn't it? Someone who specializes in love would be found dead on Valentine's Day?
      Booth: Just another day, Hodgins. Just another day.
      Hodgins: Not when you have a pregnant wife.

    • Cam: What is it?
      Hodgins: At first, like you, I thought it was some sort of winged insect, right, maybe a butterfly.
      Cam: What is it?
      Hodgins: But then I determined it was flora, not fauna.
      Cam: What is it?
      Hodgins: It's oncidium.
      Cam: What is it?
      Hodgins: Why do you keep saying that?
      Cam: Because you won't tell me what it is.

    • Angela: So what are you gonna do?
      Booth: Nothing. Valentine's Day is not a holiday. It's just made up by these greeting card companies and florists.
      Angela: Well, then, maybe you should find somebody else who's doing nothing, so that you two can do nothing together.

    • Cam: Apparently, there's a chance that this may be a murder.
      Clark: Oh, it's definitely a murder, Dr Saroyan.
      Cam: Okay, since it is a murder, you have exactly eight hours and 22 minutes to solve it.
      Angela: Uh, excuse me, Cam. Why?
      Cam: Because, at exactly 6:45 p.m., I am exiting this building to observe Valentine's Day with Paul.
      Hodgins: Well, what if the murder isn't solved?
      Cam: People, there is death in this world and there is romance. Today, death is the loser and romance wins.

    • Cam: Were we talking about you and your girlfriend?
      Clark: Oh, I'm sorry. I was just thinking about her. Love's funny that way.
      Cam: Remember when you were so professional that you wouldn't mention anything about your personal life?
      Clark: I know. What a drag I was.

    • Brennan: Exposed mastoid process and rounded frontal bones suggest female.
      Hodgins: I think the bikini is a big hint, too.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Is This Love" by Corrine Bailey Rae

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: February 17th, 2011 on Global

      Australia: March 6th, 2011 on Channel Seven

      Sweden: March 6th, 2011 on TV3

      The Netherlands: March 28th, 2011 on RTL 4

      United Kingdom: April 6th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD

      Spain: April 7th, 2011 on LaSexta

      Slovakia: November 23rd, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: March 15th, 2012 on RTL

      Finland: May 23rd, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: June 5th, 2012 on Prima family