Bones

Season 8 Episode 17

The Fact in the Fiction

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2013 on FOX
8.2
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Episode Summary

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Brennan's newest intern matches her intellectually, but his take on the evidence challenges her to stray from the scientific straight and narrow. Booth, meanwhile, worries her openness to borderline theories may affect his murder investigation.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • All in all, a pretty weak episode.

    5.0
    An annoying smug new intern and everyone discussing the possibility of time travel. All in all, a pretty weak episode.
  • Right to the point Angela

    8.0
    Wells is very annoying and a real douche. As Angela says he can be traded. Do not come back please. Loved Booth's reaction in the car - these car scenes between them are always great - in the diner as well he was being very Boothy and protective. Also loved the reaction of Booth and Sweets at the interrogation of the girlfriend - their faces were a real picture.
  • Decent Episode

    7.0
    overall a rather good episode of bones but my only problem was the concept of the supernatural aspect of the episode and a overly obnoxious intern. Drop the supernatural act because one of the reasons i really enjoyed the show was because it was slightly realistic and not full of non sense and hearing talks about time travelling just completely ruined all that the episode could along with a intern that felt as if he had a god complex and didn't have a feel for the team. Drop the supernatural crap and get rid of Wells.moreless
  • Bad trend....

    10
    Why are they trying to change Bones? Started with ghost in the machine, The Shot in the Dark got closer and now this episode with Narrow minded this narrow minded that. whats next? Will it be her conversion? More supernatural episodes? Will they bring Lauper the psychic back ? I liked the show because they at least tried to keep it in reality. I'm guessing reality does not bring in the ratings. I'm done with this show.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

Brian Klugman

Brian Klugman

Dr. Oliver Wells

Guest Star

Tony Pasqualini

Tony Pasqualini

Professor Hunter

Guest Star

Ken Weiler

Ken Weiler

Chip

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Oliver: It's the fact that you don't believe in luck that doesn't let you see the role that it played in this investigation.
      Brennan: Nonsense. We've been working together a long time. And since you have a degree in complicated systems and imaginary numbers, you know that what appears to be synchronicity, luck, is nothing more than a sophisticated array of cause and effect.
      Oliver: I, uh, I don't have a degree in complicated systems.
      Brennan: Oh, well, we all have our areas of weakness. Good night, Dr. Wells.

    • Booth: All right, what about you? If you could travel through time, where would you go?
      Brennan: I'm already there. Here.
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: Here.
      Booth: Here?
      Brennan: The difference between past and future is nowhere to be found in the laws of physics. Everything I want or need is here. Right now.

    • Angela: It's not crazy that I'm worried about, actually. It's arrogance. We're a team here, and you can be traded.
      Oliver: Wherever I go I'm always the smartest person, and it always creates problems.
      Angela: Well, maybe you should try being less of a douche.

    • Oliver: Just because something is theoretically impossible doesn't mean that it's not possible.
      Brennan: I believe that is exactly what it means.
      Oliver: Well, of course you do, because your mind stops working when it hears the word impossible, where mine just keeps going and exploring.
      Brennan: If you believe that the two victims are the same person, you don't belong in this lab.
      Oliver: Of course I don't believe that. That's absurd.
      Cam: Excellent. Moving on.
      Oliver: But I do embrace the impossible probability as a reality. I mean, what serious scientist wouldn't?

    • Sweets: (about Oliver) The guy literally fought off coyotes to get the skull back.
      Booth: Yeah.
      Sweets: That's awesome.
      Booth: Coyotes, they just run away if you yell at them.
      Sweets: I know, but still, to face a pack of wild animals alone--
      Booth: I'm sure you'd just bore them to death with your shrinky talk.
      Sweets: And I'm sure you could just break their hearts with your mean, mean words.

    • Hodgins: (about the victim's severed head) So... not a zombie?
      Cam: Zombies have to be beheaded or they eat your brains.
      Brennan: There are no such things as zombies or vampires or ghosts.
      Oliver: The first law of thermodynamics states that energy is neither created nor destroyed. So when we die, all that energy has to go somewhere, right? I believe that if we die with an abundance of this power, it can become forever imprinted on the immediate environment.
      Hodgins: And that imprint, that's our ghost?
      Oliver: Mm-hmm.
      Hodgins: (admiring) Can we keep him?
      Brennan: I haven't decided yet.

  • 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: February 25th, 2013 on Global

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