Season 6 Episode 2

The Couple in the Cave

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A couple's remains that are discovered in a National Park cave create a double mystery: who are they and why were they killed? Elsewhere, Booth's girlfriend drops by, unexpectedly stateside from her assignment as a correspondent in Afghanistan, which leaves Brennan unsure of her relationship with Booth.moreless

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  • And that is the end Brennan deserves

    For some reason, the killer was too predictable. When the latin woman started yelling and having the attitude, I knew she didn't do it. The writers need to work on that.

    Finally Booth meets a man he doesn't hate. It was nice that he was listening to him and relating to him at some point. Too bad he wasn't what Booth thought.

    I was happy to see Hannah. Why is that? Because I loved it when she and Booth rubbed the kiss in her face. Booth's conversation with Sweets in the car makes me wonder if Booth isn't using Hannah to have what he couldn't with Brennan. I'm glad Brennan was left alone in the end scene. If I were Booth, I would've answered her question with a "and that's why you will end up alone". And she did. She went home alone.moreless
  • I get the introduction of the character tension with Hannah...

    ...but puhleese. This woman is sooooo not Booth! I can already see the cracks in the foundation, though I'm guessing that is the intent of the writers, in order to get us to what we all KNOW is going to be the main event!

    In the meantime, it will be a nice illusion that the "competition" is theoretically an intellectual peer if not true equal to Bones. Personally, in the more intimate (and I use the term loosely) Booth-Hannah scenes...there was ZERO magic. So I'm certain even Bones would agree that she could triumph there as well, and its a given they have Clarke's vote!

    The case was almost incidental. Even I had it figured out...always have to watch out for the wannabees.

    Good outing overall, though I have to ask: am I the only one who thinks that the character of Sweets has been totally marginalized so far this season? This character is in danger of becoming a buffoon out of writing left-field, after a couple of admirably strong seasons. I hope that angle gets left behind soon. A strong Sweets has too much to offer this show.moreless
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle?

    This episode wasn't bad at all, but nothing about it felt new.

    The opening scene was a little painful to watch with the loud and annoying wife hiking with her husband. Of course she claims they're going to die because they're lost and then, god forbid, it starts to rain. Taking cover in a cave conveniently located in front of them they discover a dead couple locked in an embrace.

    Flash to Bones and Booth arriving at the scene along with the park ranger who talks to Booth about his memories of the war that he also took part in and that he lost his brother to.

    Right away I had the sinking feeling that this park ranger was the murderer, it just felt like other episodes we've seen and he was too invested to be just a small, uninvolved part.

    At diner Bones says that it feels like they were never apart, etc, and then out of no where, Hannah is walking across the street and her and Booth reunite while Bones awkwardly watches/introduces herself.

    Back at the lab the team, including Clark this time, discuss how Brennan should be jealous since before they went their separate ways Booth and Bones we're "dating without the sex". Even the usually work oriented Clark has an opinion about the situation, which in my opinion felt rather forced and out of place.

    Angela has a video of Hannah doing a news report and Hodgins finds her very attractive, Angela gets annoyed and once again Bones claims to be happy for Booth.

    Angela has also reconstructed the faces of the couple and the woman easily has a match found for her in missing person but the man for some reason looks just like George Clooney, which is a running joke for the episode.

    There was a crime ten years ago where a crazy man had beaten a camper to death. This file is given to Booth by the over eager park ranger who wants in on the case to make up for his brother dying in the war. Booth tells him to apply for the FBI and is encouraging towards his dedication for his country and doing the right thing.

    Booth and Sweets go visit the man, who is conveniently holding an axe and looks down right freaky. Sweets believes he's telling the truth about being a changed man and they leave.

    Tests are done and this leads to AA of which both victims were a part of, the woman the sponsor and lover of the man. Who also happened to be married.

    The wife is hauled in and is angry and abrasive towards Booth and says she never went to the forest where they were found. She also mentions that a student got booze from her husband and that the student got in an accident because of it.

    Not trusting the wife the team hauls in her tires and proves that she was at the forest.

    Bones also reems out Clark for not thinking for himself and causes him to realise that the victims weren't beaten to death, they had fallen with the woman taking the brunt of the force.

    They then try to prove that the wife is guilty by exposing her to the allergens in the forest that she claimed caused her to have to turn back in her attempt to follow her husband and his lover. She, and Clark, are allergic to one of the plants and thus proved innocent.

    At the same time Cam walks in and says she found an anomaly in the skin. Some of the skin on the face is far less dessicated than the skin on the rest of the body. Its shown to have military grade pepper spray on it.

    Light goes on for Booth who realises that it had to have been the Park Ranger. They confront the Park Ranger and he claims he was in the right getting justice for his niece (who was the student who died after the male victim had supplied her with alcohol) when the court had let him go with a slap on the wrist.

    In the end there is some screen time for Booth and Brennan and then some interaction with Hannah. I felt this was really important because I thought you could see that Bones had feelings for Booth and that she is potentially going to realise she wants Booth but he'll have Hannah.

    I feel like this episode was like many we have seen before. I can't place one off the top of my head but even while watching it I was just hoping that there would be some twist and the park ranger wouldn't be the killer. Then at the end when the pepper sprayed was revealed I was just so disappointed in the lack of creativity there seems to be in this show now. I still love the characters but I miss the crime solving aspect that once had me watching the episodes over and over again.moreless
  • What is it with George Clooney?

    So the episode starts out with a couple hiking in the woods saying that "They will die and people will find their bones". I bet you can guess what happens next. They find bones! A guy holding a girl!

    Brennan and Booth do their thing, going over facts, cause of death, injuries, age, gender. These things lead Brennan to comment "it's almost like we never even left". Then of course Hannah walks in two seconds later. Don't hate me for this but I kinda actually kinda like Hannah. I think it's really good for the whole Booth/Brennan chemisrty. And I really really hope they end up having that girls night out thing. But I DON'T like how she could be possibly driving a wedge between Jack and Angela. No. They JUST got married and she is HAVING A BABY. Hart Hanson, do NOT go there.

    As for the squinterns. I was kinda disapointed when they all came back. I was perfectly fine with just Wendall and Daisy. But I was kinda happy with Clark. That whole monologue... Ha. Ha ha ha. Probably my favorite part. So let's see how the rest of this season goes.moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Hannah Burley

Guest Star

Scott Michael Campbell

Scott Michael Campbell

Gary Nesbitt

Guest Star

Bobby Hosea

Bobby Hosea

Jerry Doroughty

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Dr. Clark Edison

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In the scene where they are all standing in the lab and Clark is talking about Booth and Brennan getting naked, four people are standing right behind Clark. But when he finishes his monologue and Hodgins says, "Dude, a little self control." Angela is suddenly standing in front of Clark next to the other body. Looks like she just beamed in herself.

    • The sock that Booth picks up after his 'lunch' with Hannah is the same as the socks that he wears in the Season six poster.

    • This is another instance of people thinking the photo Angela made of the male victim is George Clooney.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hodgins: (about the suspect) She denies going to the park, but Booth doesn't believe her.
      Cam: And if she's lying, the tread should contain insect and plant matter that could place here there.
      Hodgins: Yeah, exactly. You know, you could be my lovely assistant.
      Cam: Yes, but since I'm your boss, you're my lovely assistant.

    • (While watching a a video of Hannah reporting from Afghanistan.)
      Angela: She is hot.
      Brennan: Yes, she's in Afghanistan. The temperature is frequently over a hundred degrees.

    • (Angela walks into Hodgins' lab.)
      Angela: Okay, that's gross.
      Hodgins: Vacuuming their noses, or what used to be their noses. It's fun. Want to help?
      Angela: You are not playing with our children without supervision.

    • Cam: So, what was it like to meet Hannah?
      Brennan: Oh, she seems … very pleasant, and … attractive. Her face fits comfortably within the golden ratio.
      Hodgins: So you guys did math together?

    • Cam: I just assumed that when you guys got back from your trip you'd be a real couple.
      Brennan: We were never a couple.
      Clark: Dr. Saroyan, you assured me that you would try to keep this work place professional.
      Cam: And I will, Dr. Edison.
      Angela: (ignoring Clark) No, no, no. You were a couple. You just weren't having sex. (Clark moans) Were you jealous?
      Brennan: Of course not. I'm happy for Booth, why would I be jealous?
      Clark: Because it's obvious you and Agent Booth were attracted to each other. I mean, a blind man can see that. I just couldn't understand why you two just didn't rip each other's clothes off. I mean, just get all butt-naked and … (realizing what he just said) Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God! Ah, I'm, I'm sorry, I-it just popped out, okay? You guys weren't focusing.
      Hodgins: Dude, a little self control.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Everyday" by Toby Lightman (during the final scenes)

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: September 30th, 2010 on Global

      Australia: October 24th, 2010 on Channel Seven

      United Kingdom: October 27th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

      The Netherlands: November 8th, 2010 on RTL 4

      Spain: November 12th, 2010 on FOX

      Norway: December 9th, 2010 on TV3

      Sweden: December 12th, 2010 on TV3

      Latin America: March 2nd, 2011 on FX

      Slovakia: August 31st, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: September 29th, 2011 on RTL

      Finland: February 29th, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: April 17th, 2012 on Prima family