Bones

Season 8 Episode 12

The Corpse on the Canopy

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 2013 on FOX
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Angela and Hodgins wake up to find a corpse dangling in the canopy of their bed and they soon discover that it was planned by Pelant, who has come back for revenge. Hodgins wants to go after him head on, but Booth tries to convince him that he should work within the system. Later, the Jeffersonian team discovers that the corpse belongs to a Special Forces agent who worked for the largest supplier of mercenaries and Angela and Hodgins decide to start an investigation of their own without the help of the team to protect their family.

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  • Pelant returns

    8.5
    Pelant returns, and leaves a skinned corpse hanging over Hodges bed as a calling card.
  • Edge of seat episode

    10
    From spoilers I basically knew what happened before I saw this episode but that did not stop me from being totally gripped with the tension created. I don't understand or care how Pelant does what he does - this is entertainment for heavens sake . And to my mind it worked.

    Love it when Booth gets to be the super macho guy. They were even nice to Flynn as well until he got taken down that is. Pelant lives - think after being shot by Booth he might try to really mess with B & B - remember he put something in their alarm clock.moreless
  • Pelant still bleeding?

    4.5
    It doesn't make sense that Pelant gets away at the end... and that every episode following this episode no one brings up Pelant again. It's as if all that just happened and the characters pretended that it didn't ever happen... Not to be obsessive or anything, but usually when a character like Pelant doesn't die or ends up being convicted (especially after seeing him kill a Veterinarian, you'd think their would be some follow thru at least mentioning him. They gave up on pursuing Pelant too easily. The tipping point for me was when Booth shot Pelant and didn't think to call someone else to go after him as that would be an obvious giveaway when pursuing someone like that. It's not like he was going on a plane and flying back to Egypt.



    They should have wrapped up Pelant's pursuit and moved on. There's always someone who is smarter and more evil than Pelant that could make for good writing. Don't save him till the end.moreless
  • Utter Garbage

    1.0
    One of the worst episodes yet. When the episode was over, I really had to think about whether or not I even ant to watch this show any more. I'm really getting tired of "Boy Scout" Booth having to do everything by the book even after the previous ordeal with Pelant and Brennan. The most ridiculous character has become Angel. She whines too much, she's way too emotional in some scenes and indifferent in others, and with her computer skills, what is she doing drawing pictures. The truth is that "hacking" isn't a contest of who can type into the keyboard faster. Garbage!moreless
  • Pelant episodes are Just terrible

    1.0
    Pelant is among the most unrealistic of bad guys these writers have ever come up with. What he does with Technology, Hacking, and the sheer stupidity needed by the common man to have him pull of his Xanatos Gambits shows the absolute worst of the Bones Writing staff, making it appear they know absolutely nothing about the SCIENCE they supposedly use in their scripts to solve these murder mysteries. Noted tech expects scoff at the things he does, many of his feats are literally impossible, and the production team expects us to just role with it just because 'he is a genius'? No. I actively refuse to watch any episode with the guy, in spite of my enjoyment of the series overall. I can't wait until they get rid of this hack-ly written Gary Stu.moreless
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

Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

FBI Special Agent Hayes Flynn

Guest Star

Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Tom Molnor

Guest Star

Mike Nojun Park

Mike Nojun Park

Serberus Tech

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Caroline: You want to take on a private army with an FBI tac squad?
      Flynn: Yeah.
      Booth: Yes.
      Caroline: You come up empty, and I will not be there to cover your sorry asses on account of I'll be too busy covering my own, understood?
      Booth: I'll take that chance.
      Flynn: Great.
      Caroline: Okay, then. Suit up.

    • Booth: Come on, Caroline. It's just a piece of paper.
      Caroline: You think I can just foxtrot into a judge's chambers with my winning smile and girlish figure and get whatever I want? I appreciate the compliment, cherie, but it doesn't work that way.
      Booth: You know what? You don't want to help? Fine. You can just foxtrot out of here.

    • Cam: Given the time and resources we have, I have to go with what has the highest probability of—
      Hodgins: If it's about resources, just tell me how much you need me to give you.
      Cam: Money isn't the issue.
      Hodgins: Please. Money is always the issue. It's a good thing that I'm rich. Half the funding for the Jeffersonian comes from the Cantilever Group.
      Cam: We have to stay focused on what's important.
      Hodgins: He was in my bedroom. He threatened my wife, my child. Nothing is more important than that.

    • Hodgins: The game has changed, Booth. Pelant is targeting us, directly. We have to hit him back now, before one of us is dead.
      Angela: Pelant touched our son. Isn't there a way to just get rid of him?
      Brennan: Morally, I have no problem with killing a killer, but Booth is the only one of us who has the skills and the training to do it. The burden would fall on him. The decision needs to be his.
      Hodgins: How many kills do you have?
      Booth: My kills were battlefield decisions, all right? They were green-lit from above. There is a chain of command.
      Hodgins: Did any deserve to die more than Pelant?
      Booth: We stay in the system. In lockdown, but in the system. That's final.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Crew Clarifications: 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)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 21st, 2013 on Global
      Slovakia: April 17th, 2013 on JOJ

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