Season 6 Episode 19

The Finder

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 21, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When the corpse of a security guard is found in Florida's Everglades shortly after the attempted robbery of a fragment of a 17th century nautical chart at the maritime museum where he worked, Booth calls on Walter Sherman for assistance in the case. Sherman, whose reputation as a man with an extraordinary ability to locate anything is well-deserved, provides invaluable assistance, but that doesn't help Booth warm up to him. Conversely, Brennan has no trouble working with Sherman's partner Ike as they pair their skills to solve the case.moreless

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  • Bad ... so bad

    Worst thing I have ever seen, bleugh! Didn't make me want to watch The Finder and Bones is tainted by association
  • Definitely not the Best Episode

    Everyone else pretty much summed it up. I have seen better episodes of Bones.
  • Worst. Episode. Ever

    Absolutely Terrible. This was a hamfisted promo for a series which holds only the most passing resemblance to the atmosphere and structure of Bones. The Characters were horrible (Especially Ike, dear lord, who wrote this character?) and the format of the episode was nothing like anything ever before seen in Bones, which in itself wouldn't be bad, but it was boring and contrived to a level that's hardly thinkable. The Episode made barely any attempt to merge the two worlds well, and we were left with an episode of an at best mediocre show with about five minutes of a bones episode pasted in. Worst Episode ever.moreless
  • Disgusting!

    I'm apparently the only person who was totally disgusted by being asked to watch a guy sitting on the throne with his red jockeys around his ankles for about 10 minutes of this ridiculous episode. I should have been prepared for this. After all, you can't watch a movie or a TV show without seeing two guys discussing something at the urinals, or a man peeing on a tree. But for me, "prime time TV" has reached a new low!

    Please forget the garbage and get back to the BONES I've loved from the very beginning!moreless
  • Cheap Spin off promotion

    Very disappointing to have them waste a whole episode on trying to promote some wannabe spin off and certainly no way to endear the new show to me.

    They didn't even really try to mesh the two casts properly just sort of let them slide along beside each other. No real connections just some pretend flirtation from the "Finder" toward Bones that didn't ring true at all and some cheap digs at Hodgins lack of hotness in comparison to Angela. We already had that with the detective who found her old husband, let it go. Could have at least given it more of an effort than I wouldn't be so ... unhappy now.

    Hope next week will be back on top.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

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Just before Wally dives in the water, you can see that there is a face painted on his oxygen tank. The image is very similar to Hart Hanson, creator of the show.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Booth: Bones, you know those guys who use a forked stick to find water in the desert?
      Brennan: Diviners?
      Booth: Yeah, I know one.
      Brennan: I know a man who can do 3rd degree polynomial equations in his head!

    • Walter: You hired me to find the missing chart fragment. Eureka, ta-da, bingo. Mission accomplished. I found it.
      Cam: Uh, technically, I found it. In her throat.
      Walter: Brittany's body was submerged under 80 feet of water in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. I brought her here to you. I'm pretty sure that's the impressive part.

    • Walter: Who are you?
      Hodgins: I'm her husband.
      Walter: Huh. Are you rich?
      Hodgins: Okay, where did that come from?
      Walter: On a scale of one to 10, she's an 11.
      Angela: (flattered) Well, thank you, Mr. Sherman.
      Walter: Yeah, you're a seven. So if you're rich, it just explains the discrepancy.

    • Brittany: You're like herpes—impossible to get rid of.
      Walter: The "Screw You"?
      Brittany: My motto. Take it personal.
      Walter: Okay, so, a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate," a boat: "Screw You." I got concerns about your self-esteem. Do you have any idea the black market in organs? That tattoo's like an open invitation to wake up in a bathtub, packed full of ice, no kidneys.
      Brittany: I'll look out for my organs, you look out for yours.

    • Walter: (suspiciously) Who is this?
      Brennan: It's Dr. Brennan at the Jeffersonian. Don't you have caller ID?
      Walter: Caller ID doesn't tell you who's calling. It tells you who the phone company wants you to think is calling.

  • NOTES (8)

    • Featured Music:
      "Bayou Tortous" by James McMurtry
      "No Trouble" by Soul Solution
      "Connected" by Stereo MCs
      "Aye Ma Ma" by Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
      "Hottest Spot in Hell" by JJ Grey & Mofro
      "Cavalry" by Flash Lightin'
      "No Nostalgia" by Ages and Ages

    • The character "Sam Nozik," as played by Michael Bower, was named after Sam Nozik, one of the assistants to the Bones executive producers.

    • Geoff Stults (Walter Sherman), Saffron Burrows (Ike Latulippe), Danny Trejo (Bishop Edward Galano) and Michael Clarke Duncan (Leo Knox) were credited as "Special Guest Stars" in this episode.

    • Up until this episode, every single person who has been in Bones' beginning credits has appeared in every single episode episode they've been credited in. In this episode, show star John Francis Daley (although credited) does not appear.

    • This episode features three of the four main characters of a potential Bones spin-off series entitled The Finder. Aside from Walter, Leo, and Ike, the only missing character is a law enforcement official (most likely either FBI or Miami Metro P.D.).

    • Fox's press release for this episode simply called it "Finder," but when it was registered for copyright and labeled on the DVD they added the "The."

    • This episode was not included in the summer reruns of the 6th season. This could have been because it was widely panned by Bones fans or because the show for which this was the backdoor pilot was undergoing extensive retooling, including firing Saffron Burrows and hiring Mercedes Masohn and Maddie Hasson to round out the cast.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 21st, 2011 on Global
      The Netherlands: May 2nd, 2011 on RTL 4
      Sweden: May 8th, 2011 on TV3
      United Kingdom: May 11th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Spain: May 27th, 2011 on FOX
      Australia: August 7th, 2011 on Seven
      Germany: April 19th, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: June 20th, 2012 on Sub
      Czech Republic: September 4th, 2012 on Prima family


    • Leo: "Take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind."
      Leo takes part of Mary's lines, mourning her loss of freedom, from the 1st scene of William Butler Yeats' play The Land of Heart's Desire as his own:
      Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
      For I would ride with you upon the wind,
      Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
      And dance upon the mountains like a flame.