Season 6 Episode 13

The Daredevil in the Mold

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A botched bike stunt leaves the remains of a BMX rider on a warehouse roof. Hodgins and the team at the lab investigate the skeleton's multiple fractures, while Brennan and Booth interview the other stunt participants. Elsewhere, Sweets once again asks Booth's advice about Daisy, and Booth comes to a decision about Hannah.moreless

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  • As much as the storyline is probably well thought out and factually correct it's the relationships that make this episode.

    The drunken decision to propose by both Booth and Sweets seems rather juvenile especially when sweets backs out after realising that thinking about the money means he isn't ready. Booth on the other hand seems determined to push forward even though you feel he is trying to forget Brennan.

    The two options, stay and have a drink to celebrate the successful end of a case, or leave and the partnership is over seems to leave out the option Brennan was hinting at. Hopefully when Booth has had time to think and sober up, he'll realise what's in front of him. As much as I like Hannah, I rather hope she's gone for good.moreless
  • Hannah's out of Brennan's way, but may waltz back in any day.

    Do any other viewers feel like Hannah's little "I feel like we're not done forever, but we are for now" speech to Booth was a cheap trick foreshadowing a future return? We are not amused.

    This episode rode in on the believability coat-tails of many prior episodes. I say that because, without Agent Booth's history--his emotional intelligence, loyalty, desire for connection, solid character--as created throughout prior seasons, there's pretty much no way I would have bought his on-the-fly proposal, or the too-sudden end of this relationship that no Booth-Brennan fan liked from the beginning.

    Good show, but this episode was the bad apple...moreless
  • Great episode, not thanks to the case, but to the emotional ending and very well done acting by Booth's actor.

    I won't make a summary of this episode, already has one. So let's jump to the review directly.

    The case and story was good, it wasn't a big one, it was merely there to have something happening while the different relationship status evolved.

    Overall this was a big step forward.

    Unlike most people I liked Hannah, she was a very nice person, very beautiful, and very honest. I think that if Booth doesn't end up with Bones, Hannah is his best companion possible. Maybe even better than Bones. They are the canon couple of the show, and I like Bones a lot. But I like Hanhah just as much.

    I think the ending was great, Booth's rightful anger was very well done. And he is right to be angry. I hated when I saw Bones coming back to him to tell him she regretted saying no to him only to come back now that he was with someone else. He was in a new relationship and she had no right to do so. (Well I have a low tolerance of this kind of stuff :p).

    In the end Booth went all out and was rejected again. I am anxious to see what is up ahead, but I'd really hate to see him back with Bones just yet. I am all for fanservice but this wouldn't be right.moreless
  • Bad relationships

    The meat and potatoes of the episode are fine. It's pretty standard Bones fare, and they do a good job like usual. Its the personal interactions and relationships that make this episode a bit of a let down.

    The start of the Booth story for the episode has him goaded into making a rash decision/realization about his life and relationships. Booth is a great guy, so it wouldn't be that big of a leap for him to get to where he ends up, but it is presented in a way that makes it look like he was pushed there by Sweets. Then about mid-way through the episode, Sweets gets cold feet, and the writers now switch Booth to being the determined individual. Again, it wouldn't be a huge leap for Booth on his own, but its like a light switch just flipped, and he all the sudden his mind was made up by somebody else.

    The end of the episode was upsetting as well. Not for the resolution of the murder story, but again for the Booth relationship story. Booth proposes to his girlfriend, who we find out has told him NOT to do that several times. Big surprise... she says no. Then Hannah and Booth make the decision right there to never see each other again. Except without talking... Then Booth takes this VERY expensive ring and throws it into the Reflecting Pool. I may be imagining it, but Booth and Brennen had a lot of tension in the earlier seasons about him not making a lot of money. So why again did he just throw several thousand dollars into trash rather than just return it? Or better yet, give the nice ring to Sweets who was struggling to afford the ring he wished he could buy for Daisy.

    All in all, a very disappointing way to end the Booth/Hannah arc.moreless
  • Uneventful episode, geared around relationship with Booth and Hanna. The finale 7 minutes is what saves this episode.

    The only thing this episode was good for is the relationship with Booth and Hanna becoming resolved. In my opinion, this arc with Hanna has been a complete waste of time. It could have been so much better with a bigger send off between them. In what amounts to nothing more than a tertiary arc, they really missed the mark. Granted, it still gives Booth some character development, and while we can believe this event has really hurt Booth. Hanna was not developed enough for fans to care. The fans should have been torn between what is Booth's happiness. They failed to do this with the Hanna arc. Time will tell, and it's always possible for Hanna to appear again. (Maybe the season finale?)

    Also, it seems that the stories are going to re-focus on the "crime of the week". They seem to be holding off of a relationship between Booth and Bones. Which is good. I know a lot of people want to finally get to that point, but for a show like this...their relationship is meant for a series finale. If they went there before the final episode...the show would jump the shark, ala Angela and Hodgins.

    With most of the established villains gone. There is only two things left for me as a fan that I want to see. The return of Zack...and of course the relationship between Booth and Bones realized...though the latter would mean the end of the show. So I am all for keeping them as far apart from each other for as long as possible.moreless
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

Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy

Noel Liftin

Guest Star

Andre Jamal Kinney

Andre Jamal Kinney

Orlando Morales

Guest Star

Elizabeth Ho

Elizabeth Ho

Staci Barret

Guest Star

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Hannah Burley

Recurring Role

Joel David Moore

Joel David Moore

Colin Fisher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Brennan finds Booth at the bar halfway to drunk.)
      Booth: I mean, you like evidence, right, Bones? Well, here's the evidence. The evidence is that there is something wrong here. Now, I-I fell in love with a woman, and I had a kid. She doesn't want to marry me. Well, uh— And then, the next woman, well, she's …
      Brennan: Me.
      Booth: Yeah, and now … I mean, what is it with women who just don't want what I'm offering here?
      Brennan: Booth—
      Booth: No, just— You know what? Drink. Drink. I'm just really … I'm just mad. I'm just really mad at all of you, all right? I'm just mad. Okay, so, you wanna know how this is gonna work? Okay, this is how this is gonna work. Me and you are partners. That's what we do. We're partners. All right? And I love that. I think that's great. And, uh, we-we're good people who catch bad people, right? (Brennan nods) Yeah, an-and, and we argue, we-we go back and forth, we're partners. And sometimes, after we solve a case, we come here and we celebrate. That's what we do. We celebrate. So, as far as I can see, that is what happens next. Are you okay with that? (Brennan just looks at him) Great, because, you know, if you are, tell you what. You stay here and you have a drink with me. All right? Maybe, uh, we have a little small talk, chitchat. And if you're not, well, you can leave. There's the door. And, uh, tomorrow I'll find you a new FBI guy.
      Brennan: Those are my only choices?
      Booth: Yeah, those are your only choices.

    • Cam: So, it could have been anyone with him that day?
      Angela: Anyone with a car that can go 40 miles an hour.
      Cam: Well, that rules out Henry Ford.

    • Hodgins: There you are! I have been looking for you.
      Cam: Oh, God. You're not gonna ruin a perfectly good snack by talking about bedbugs, are you?
      Hodgins: If you want, I can call them bunnies.
      Cam: I'd appreciate that, thank you.

    • Hannah: Man, I leave town for one night and you get wasted. What was the occasion, old Army buddy?
      Brennan: He was with Sweets.
      Hannah: Did Sweets get drunk, too?
      Booth: Blind drunk. He hugged me.
      Hannah: You can get arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    • Cam: Well, with all these fractures, we should be able to identify the victim through medical records. I'll put out an all-points bulletin for a human piñata.

    • (At the crime scene.)
      Booth: Okay, so the victim was dropped here.
      Hodgins: Fallen angel?
      Booth: You're not helping.

    • Cam: Are you okay, Booth?
      Brennan: He's hung over.
      Hodgins: On a school day?
      Booth: Right.
      Hodgins: Was it a fun drunk or a hell-with-the-world drunk?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Black and Blue" by Maids of Honor
      "Day Like This" by Time Again
      "Save My Soul" by Power Lloyd
      "Dirt In The Water" by Bang Bang Eche
      "Buckets Of Rain" by Beth Orton

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: February 10th, 2011 on Global

      Norway: March 3rd, 2011 on TV3

      The Netherlands: March 21st, 2011 on RTL4

      Spain: March 24th, 2011 on LaSexta

      United Kingdom: March 30th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD

      Slovakia: November 16th, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: March 8th, 2012 on RTL

      Finland: May 16th, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: May 29th, 2012 on Prima family


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