Season 8 Episode 7

The Bod in the Pod

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Booth and Brennan investigate how a crime-scene cleaner's body washed to shore inside a sealed pod. Back at the lab, Angela and Hodgins discover Cam's been keeping a secret.

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  • Cam, say it isn't so.

    Remember the coupling on Friends? Ross loved Rachel since season one; Chandler and Monica became a thing in season five; and Phoebe met Mike in season nine, one season before the end of the show.

    Why am I mentioning this? Because this episode of Bones reminded me how much of a fifth-wheel Cam is.

    She's a private person, so it's understandable that her family life and romantic affairs aren't shown every week like Brennan's and Angela's are. But it's one thing for Cam to have an off-screen boyfriend who is rarely mentioned and another thing for her to be secretly dating an intern.

    How suspended does one's disbelief have to be to imagine that Cam and Arastoo have been together for any length of time? Nothing in their interaction prior to this episode has prepared us for this. It seems like the writers decided that Cam needed a new love interest since her previous boyfriend hadn't been seen in two years and saddled her with the first available recurring character.

    Wendell wouldn't do since he already had a fling with Angela. Clark is no good since he's supposedly in a committed relationship.

    Finn is nineteen and dating Michelle, and although the writers aren't genuinely invested in Cam's love life, even they wouldn't relegate her to that.

    Fisher? That would be even more unbelievable than Arastoo. Which brings us to Arastoo. Of the interns, he's certainly the most plausible. But that doesn't make their relationship in anyway believable.moreless
  • Cam and Arastoo. WOW!

    Cam and Arastoo. WOW, didn't see that coming! It's really sweet that they're trying to keep it secret.
  • Great case, perfect romance

    I really liked the Arrastoo and Cam story- I thought it was so sweet and adorable. I hope they have more scenes together! As always loved the B's scenes together- they just work. Bones should never change- she is perfect! Less Sweets maybe- I don't hate him however he's a lot better in small doses centered more in the FBI building....I've always been neutral about Angela but she is married to Hodgins whom I absolutely adore so as long as he's in the scene I'm not complaining !!!!!!!!!!!! Oh right the case...goooooo Bones she is nerdy badass at it's best! :)moreless
  • almost perfect

    Finally a decent episode, only one thing wasn't perfect: The last scene belongs to B&B :-) Anyway there was nice chemistry in the episode and the psychobubble thing with Sweets was fun and not weird like in the last episodes. Perhaps Bones is back on track.
  • Loved the case, and most of the romance

    I loved the case...great flow and Brennan's gotcha at the end was priceless. Loved the last scene with B&B ("I know exactly why I love you"). Not entirely sold on Arastoo/Cam but I like the thought better than Clark/Cam. A little too much Hodgela for me, but I get that they usually don't get enough screen time, so I'll take my lumps. And seeing Brennan and Booth team up on Sweets made his living with them worth itmoreless
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

Kevin G. Schmidt

Kevin G. Schmidt

Davey Benson

Guest Star

Jana Marie Hupp

Jana Marie Hupp

Lisa Milner

Guest Star

Roberta Valderrama

Roberta Valderrama

Renee Mitchell

Guest Star

Pej Vahdat

Pej Vahdat

Arastoo Vaziri

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Arastoo: I know you want to keep this a secret.
      Cam: Oh, Arastoo, I don't want to keep this a secret at all.
      Arastoo: Except from all the other interns.
      Cam: Definitely.
      Arastoo: And everyone who works at the Jeffersonian.
      Cam: Damn straight.
      Arastoo: You want me to quit?
      Cam: And live with that guilt? Oh, no, thanks.
      Arastoo: So to sum it up, you want to tell everyone, but you don't want anyone to know.
      Cam: Yes. Crazy, right?
      Arastoo: It's poetic.

    • Brennan: Now you give me three of your top reasons for loving me.
      Booth: I don't have reasons. What?
      Brennan: I think what you just said is very romantic.
      Booth: What can I say? I'm a romantic, Bones.

    • Brennan: It's ironic that while all we care about is preserving evidence, their job is to wipe it out of existence.
      Hodgins: Like some kind of primeval struggle between us and them.

    • Cam: Dr. Brennan, do you think Melvin Carville is our killer?
      Brennan: Yes.
      Cam: Based on … ? Seriously? You're working a hunch here?
      Brennan: Melvin Carville told Sweets specifically to tell me personally where to look for blood.
      Hodgins: Like a challenge?
      Brennan: Yes.
      Cam: Oh, you are most definitely working a hunch.

    • Sweets: (about his own place) I am looking actively. Without fear, I'm looking, all right? It's just … it's just difficult right now.
      Booth: Very defensive.
      Sweets: I'm not defensive.
      Brennan: It's natural. We understand.
      Sweets: Can we please just talk about the case?
      Brennan: Okay, what Sweets just did there that is called deflecting.
      Sweets: I'm not deflecting, either.
      Booth: It sounds like deflecting.
      Brennan: (laughs) I enjoy psychology.

    • Angela: You, uh … you didn't tell me you were seeing someone.
      Cam: Oh, I am. I just don't like to bring my personal life into work.
      Angela: Oh … so you still haven't slept together?
      Cam: That would be talking about it.
      Angela: Come on, Cam. I'm not going to tell anybody.
      Cam: Working.
      Angela: You're no fun.
      Cam: That's not what he says.
      Angela: (smirks) Nice.

    • Brennan: Based on angular eye orbits and a large mastoid process, the decedent is male.
      Hodgins: Human?
      Booth: Really?
      Hodgins: Just being thorough.

    • Hodgins: At first, I thought pod people.
      Booth: (sarcastically) Of course you did.
      Hodgins: Hey, there are still a lot of questions remaining about the events at Area 51, you know. Do you know that UFO spottings–
      Booth: Let's just keep it close to Earth here, bug boy. Okay? Just simplify the investigation.

  • NOTES (4)

    • 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).

    • With this episode, Jonathan Collier has been promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer.

    • Featured Music:
      "Landslide" by Liam Titcomb (before the ending scenes)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 19th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: April 3rd, 2013 on JOJ