Bones

Season 7 Episode 6

The Crack in the Code

12
Aired Unknown Jan 12, 2012 on FOX
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8.8
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9

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Episode Summary

The team investigates what appears to be a murder scene at a national monument, but the only clue left is a coded message made of human blood that will be the beginning of a scavenger hunt for the solution, courtesy of a new, technologically-proficient foe. Elsewhere, Booth and Brennan look for a new home.

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  • Tension with a smile

    9.0
    OK I knew already from spoilers and things that Pelant was the Season evil but I found even so that the tension was maintained throughout and the threat was there all the time. Will we ever find out just why he hates the FBI and Booth and Brennan especially?

    Looking forward to further developments.

    The smile I mentioned was Pelant's cocky smile.
  • Would Have Been Bad Even for Fan Fiction

    2.0
    This episode was filled with plot holes and errors. Really? Hodgins has a code breaking grandfather that he must honor even though in seven seasons we haven't heard of him? Totally believable. Booth and Sweets get something at a federal auction even though that would be illegal because they work for the federal government? Sure, why not. (I'll spare you the rest of the mistakes because there are too many to list.) Overall this episode was a very disappointing effort from one of my favorite shows. Hopefully it will be back in full form soon.moreless
  • Genius

    9.0
    This was a great episode about a guy that can write computer viruses in human bone or for any bone that matter. Very creative when Angela scanned the bones into the computer and that scanner read the carved code in bone that was a virus, and the whole computer crashed or burned that was epic. This is episode was exciting to watch even though you had a feeling who it was it was still a great thrill entertainment.moreless
  • Great episode!

    10
    Very good episode, but did somebody else had this very bad feeling that something bad's gonna happen in the house at the end?
  • whats next?

    10
    Great episode reminiscent of the old grave digger episodes and the cannibal ones. Which reminds me... wouldn't it be so cool if Zack could be brought back to help them solve Pelant? Maybe no one is smarter than Brennan, but Zack was very smart. Would love to see coming to conclusions together once again!
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

Alla Korot

Alla Korot

Sophia Berman

Guest Star

Robert Cicchini

Robert Cicchini

Ezra Krane

Guest Star

Bambadjan Bamba

Bambadjan Bamba

Sam Sachs

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Michael Grant Terry

Michael Grant Terry

Wendell Bray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Booth: Well, you know, we're running out of time here, Bones. I mean, you're due, what, in six weeks. We got to find a house.
      Brennan: Well, there is a simple solution.
      Booth: No, uh-uh, I need my man cave.
      Brennan: Then I need an anthropologist cave.
      Booth: All right, so we need a man cave, a girl cave, and a perfect baby's room with at least an acre of land. No wonder we can't find a house.

    • Caroline: Any way you cut the sandwich, Ezra Krane knows something, he's just not talking.
      Booth: Okay, well, you want me to bring him in?
      Caroline: You know me so well, cher. Threaten him with conspiracy and obstruction. Make the son of a bitch hurt; just don't leave any marks.
      Booth: Well, much as I'd like, you know, I'm not gonna be beating him up, Caroline.
      Caroline: I know, I know. But a girl can dream, cher.

    • Sweets: You did it, but you couldn't have done it. It's quantum indeterminacy.
      Pelant: I knew you'd say that. I have a lot of time on my hands, so I've read all the court transcripts where you guys gave testimony.
      Booth: You are not gonna get away with this, pal.
      Sweets: Actually, it kind of looks like he is.
      Pelant: It's the giant flaw in our system. Trying to make the system secure, we make it more complex. But the more complex we make it, the more insecure we actually are.
      Booth: Wow. It turns out I'm not a complex guy. I'm a simple guy, and simple guys always take down guys like you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Originally scheduled for December 15, 2011, as the winter finale and break for star Emily Deschanel's maternity leave, Fox network switched this episode with the scheduled rerun of the Bones backdoor pilot episode, "The Finder." Presumably this swap was made in hopes of giving The Finder's series premiere a bigger lead-in audience than the rerun would have done.

    • This episode aired at a special time, 8:00 pm E/P (7:00 pm CT), as The Finder took over Bones' time slot for the duration of Emily Deschanel's maternity leave.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 12th, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 18th 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: Novemer 13th, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 14th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: February 19th, 2013 on RTL

    • Featured Music:
      "Be Invited" by Twilight Singers

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