Bones

Season 4 Episode 25

The Critic in the Cabernet

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Aired Unknown May 07, 2009 on FOX
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The Jeffersonian team is called in to solve the murder of a wine critic who was found inside a wine barrel. Meanwhile, after deciding that she wants to have a baby, Brennan shocks Booth by asking him to be the father of her child. Booth can't stop thinking about Brennan's request. His stress, along with an undiagnosed health issue he has, causes him to hallucinate -- and see Stewie from the TV show Family Guy, who offers his advice to Booth.moreless

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  • Three words: ama-za-zing(amay-zu-zing)

    9.5
    This was one of the funniest and simply best episodes. It was funny from the begining, when Booth and Bones are at therapy. I only saw the beginning and a little of the end the first time, and from seeing that, I knew that I had to go back and watch it again. I also liked the fact that Stewie Griffin came out in this episode. I loved it. I wish I could watch it again, but I can't find it anywhere. It anyone knows where I can find this episode, please let me know.

    This is the best show right now, and the chemistry between Booth and Bones!!! ADM!!! Hope there are more episodes as good as, or better than, this one.moreless
  • The case is only the backdrop to the long-overdue drama between Booth and Brennan.

    9.5
    Looks like season 5 could be when romance is in the air, this episode cements the relationship.



    Sweets' word play game has a delightful outcome – Brennan wants a baby and for Booth to be the father! What would make Booth feel so much more comfortable if he could be a part of the baby's life, we already know what a wonderful father he is. He's a great choice, even if Booth and Brennan didn't feel strongly for each other. Given that he's her first (and only) choice, she really needs to look hard at why that is. Neither one of them has dated in several months, they should both think about that too.



    Booth having hallucinations is hilarious. Stu from Family Guy is always adorable and they are just some great scenes. Unfortunately, they are caused by a brain tumor. So sweet that he wants her in the theatre, that's how much he trusts her.



    As always, Hodgins' overly enthusiastic experiment goes awry, covering Cam with melon. I love Hodgins and his experiments are always great.



    A lovely and not overly heavy personal episode, which finally takes the next step in Booth & Brennan's blossoming romance.moreless
  • It brought tears to my eyes.

    9.0
    Wow, I don't say it was the best but I think it was a good episode. The only problem I have it that all of a sudden Brennan wants to have a child. No explanations. Her choice of a father is logical for so many reasons. Booth's reaction to her request is normal. He obviously wants to be involved. He and Brennan have such a history that it would be weird if he wouldn't be involved.



    The scenes with Cam were hilarious. The one with the watermelon and her reaction to Brennan's news was just great. I also loved her concern for Booth. She was right as always. It was nice to see Sweets listen to Booth as a friend. The last scenes brought tears to my eyes. I just loved seeing Booth looking for Brennan to appear and then give her his best and sweet smile. Brennan was well, Brennan, but that's the way she is. You can't ask more from her. Poor Booth. He's such a great man that he doesn't deserve that. I wish I could see Brennan cry, break. I know it's not how she's built but at least the writers owe it to us after WITW. It would be normal for her to just let it out. Hopefully, next season.moreless
  • AMAZING!!

    10
    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. We open with a human finger being found inside of a wine barrel, and so Booth and Bones are called in to investigate. When Booth and Bones do a word association game for Sweets as part of his research Booth is shocked to hear Bones admit that she wants a baby.

    When Booth mentions that she would need a guy, she says she just needs sperm and basically asks Booth for his, after he is tested of course. Booth tells her that he will think about it. When they open the barrel, they soon find the remains of a human inside. Soon Bones tells her co-workers that she has decided to have a baby, which shocks them all. Especially since she brought it up whilst emptying the barrel of body parts. She tells Cam that once she has the baby she will need about 6 weeks off. And when she says she is asking Booth, the intern also offers to donate his sperm. When Bones goes back to her office, Angela goes to see her about the whole baby situation. Soon the victim is IDed as a wine critic, who went missing over a year ago. Cam goes to see Booth and questions him about the whole baby situation. Soon Bones arranges for Booth to go to a clinic to be tested, before they go ahead with the whole baby thing. So he goes to the clinic and whilst he is there he sees Stewie from Family Guy on the TV. But even after switching it off, Stewie is still there, talking to Booth about his current situation.

    Could this hallucination be related to the fact that he still hasn't made his mind up about helping Bones, or is there something bigger at play here? Soon Sweets talking to Booth about helping Bones and soon admits that imaged a baby, and Sweets tells him that it's fine. Although Booth didn't tell him that it was a character from a TV show, and not an actual baby. Soon we learn that the victim was having an affair, and we learn that the woman he was having an affair with actually had the victim's child, and not her husband's as she has been telling everyone. At their next session with Sweets he threatens to stop them working together as they don't seem to understand how having a baby together will affect their working relationship. We soon learn that the victim uncovered who was swapping wine, and so he was killed. During this interrogation, Booth again starts to see Stewie. When he starts talking to Stewie, Bones takes him out of the interrogation. He tells her that if he is the father then he has to be involved. Then he confesses that he saw Stewie, and Bones takes him to the hospital, as he has been hallucinating quite a bit recently. We then see everyone waiting at the hospital, to hear the results. Bones then comes in and says that Booth has a brain tumour, which is normally benign. He is being prepped for surgery and Angela tells her to go and be with him, until he is taken down. Angela then hugs her, as we see Bones getting emotional about the whole situation. We then see Booth is in the hospital bed, getting ready to have his surgery, looking for someone. We then see him smile when he sees that Bones is there. She tells him that he is going to be fine, and he asks her to be in the operating room with him. So she says that she will ask. And before we know it, it is time for his operation. We then see him being wheeled down and Bones is by his side. He asks them to stop before they go in, and he tells Bones that if he doesn't make it, he wants her to have "his stuff" so that she can have a baby. He then says he is ready and he is wheeled down, as he and Bones hold hands.moreless
  • Along with the synopsis, Bones wants to have a baby with Booth. And so on.

    10
    Fox should do more of these crossovers! Awesome episode, definitely refreshing and different from the rest where the main focus is not aimed at the murderer or victim or some moral of the story thing.



    The inserting of a cross over character ESPECIALLY stewie is a delight!



    The expressions of Brennan's team, priceless, the reasons for Bone's wanting a baby and her 180 degree turn in attitude towards babies, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I found myself grinning all the way except at the end though.



    Plus, the observation of the entire cast's characters give a further in dept look and kudos to the writers for this episode, it was a well written one.moreless
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

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Voice of Stewie

Guest Star

Joel David Moore

Joel David Moore

Colin Fisher

Guest Star

Jeff Yagher

Jeff Yagher

Sean Mortenson

Guest Star

David Greenman

David Greenman

FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Brennan: You were seeing something in there. What were you seeing?
      Booth: Stewie, you know, the baby from The Family Guy.
      Brennan: You— you saw Stewie ... in there? In the interrogation room?

      Brennan doesn't ask for any clarification as to who "Stewie" is, which means that she apparently knows what Family Guy is. It's very hard to believe that Brennan would know about a Fox TV show but not pick up on so many other very common pop culture references, as has been seen throughout the series. Also, she doesn't even own a TV.

    • Fisher comes up with the idea to use denture cleaner to clean the bones because they contain calcium -- but earlier on in the episode, Brennan stated that the bones were rubbery because they sat in vinegar, which caused calcium to leech out of them.

    • Goof: One of the wine tasters finds a finger in her wine glass -- but there's no way that a wine spout would have been big enough to let a human finger through it. Even if it did happen to be big enough, there's no way that whoever was pouring the wine would have not noticed the finger plopping into the glass.

    • Goof: When the wine tasters drink the wine, they immediately spit it out. Later on, Brennan states that the opening of the cask caused the wine to turn vinegary. The affluent wine tasters should have noticed the vinegar smell prior to drinking the wine.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Booth has been having multiple hallucinations throughout the season (Luc Robitaille, Teddy Parker, and Stewie Griffin) due to a brain tumor, which Brennan describes as the type of tumor that is "usually benign."

    • Goof: When the wine tasters tried the wine that had the victim's body in it, the wine's consistency was indistinguishable from normal wine. But when the Jeffersonian team examined the wine the body was in, the whole wine barrel was filled with gooey, thick liquid that would have never passed as normal wine.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Booth: (after Brennan says she wants his sperm for a baby) This is kind of sudden.
      Brennan: Well, perhaps you don't wanna help me.
      Booth: Of course I do.
      Brennan: So you'll do it?
      Booth: I'll think about it.
      Brennan: Well, I don't understand. It's a simple request. I'm sure you engage in masturba-
      Booth: Whoa, whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.
      Booth: Enough, okay. We'll talk about it later.
      Brennan: Well, I'm not asking you to be involved. All I want is your sperm.

    • Brennan: (about Booth's tumor) They think it's a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma.
      Sweets: Oh God, that sounds bad.

    • Angela: Did you ever think, what if Booth is the perfect father for your child? Not just his stuff, but him. What if you're throwing away the chance to have a family—a real family—because you're scared?
      Brennan: Scared? Why would I be scared? I've been to Rwanda, to Iraq.
      Angela: Listen, you said you wanted to do this alone because feelings are ephemeral. So is life, Brennan. We're here one minute, and then we're gone the next. You should know that better than anybody. If you keep living trying to protect yourself, nothing is ever gonna touch you.

    • Fisher: There is no certainty but death and the incomprehensible conundrum that is life.

    • Booth: You really liked holding that kid didn't you?
      Brennan: Yeah. I've been thinking about how exciting it would be to expose my own child to early pattern recognition.
      Booth: You know they like singing and uh, when you make funny faces at 'em too.
      Brennan: Yeah of course. I-I will make a diverse schedule.

    • Angela: Then why use Booth at all? Why don't you use Fisher ... and his discount sperm?
      Brennan: No, Booth has a bigger mandible and a more prominent zygomatic than Fisher, as well as a more pronounced ratio between the width of his clavicles and his ilia.
      Angela: So, it's because Booth is hot?

    • Hodgins: (after Brennan says she wants a baby) Is there a father?
      Brennan: Well, I'd like to use Booth's sperm.
      Cam: Booth. What do you know?

    • Booth: Hunger.
      Brennan: Sex.
      Booth: Whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.
      Booth: Cowboy.
      Brennan: Child.
      Booth: Baby.
      Brennan: Booth.
      Booth: What, what do you think, I'm a baby?
      Brennan: You're a father.
      Booth: Oh. Mother.
      Brennan: Birth.
      Booth: Happy.
      Brennan: Sperm.
      Booth: Sperm? Isn't this getting a little weird?
      Sweets: No, keep going.
      Booth: Ok. Egg!
      Brennan: I want a baby.
      Booth: Whoa!
      Brennan: Horse.

    • Sweets: The point of the exercise is not to explain, but to respond. Okay? Children can do this.
      Brennan: Because it's childish.
      Sweets: Can we just try it, please?

    • Booth: (referring to the body) Looks like a purple Smurf.
      Brennan: Pelvic bone indicates a male. (she bends the bone back on itself)
      Booth: Like a rubber, purple, Smurf.

    • Cam: You and Brennan, you're gonna have a baby?
      Booth: She told you?
      Cam: She told everyone, it's probably on the news by now.
      Booth: I'm just donating.
      Cam: So, you decided?
      Booth: No! No! I am deciding, i-n-g -ing.
      Cam: I know you, Seeley. You're gonna do it. You wanna do it without really doing it, but it's still doing it even if you're not ... doing it the way it should be done.
      Booth: She wants a kid, okay? It'll make her more personable with people.
      Cam: And what will it do for you?
      Booth: She'll get what she wanted.
      Cam: A piece of you?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: June 28th, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: July 31st, 2009 on Fox
      Australia: August 23rd, 2009 on Channel Seven
      Finland: November 14th, 2009 on Sub
      Norway: January 14th, 2010 on TV3
      Slovakia: April 28th, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: May 6th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: February 17th, 2011 on Prima

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