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Bones

Season 8 Episode 16

The Friend in Need

27
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 18, 2013 on FOX
AIRED:
8.7
out of 10
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101 votes
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Episode Summary

Booth and Brennan investigate the complicated case of a teenaged boy whose remains shine a light on a horrific school party involving an alleged rape and drugs, and family and friends who must face the reality of the victim's life. At the lab, Finn's involvement in a case full of falsehoods makes him revisit shielding Michelle from Cam.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A teenagers remains are found in a suitcase

    8.0
    The team investigate when a teenagers remains are found in a suitcase. Cam is upset when her daughter keeps a secret from her. Average episode, not one of the best, but not bad either.
  • Finally!

    9.5
    Yes, I must admit that it was the first episode of this season that was really good. I hope the rest will be as equal.
  • Sweets' Finest Hour

    10
    As a Sweets' fan, I am admittedly biased here. I love when they give John Francis Daley an opportunity to shine and boy did they ever last night.



    What could have been treated as a standard red herring sub plot - the rape of Kat Martin - was given prominence and we saw Sweets struggle not only with the reactions any professional in his shoes might have to her pain and to a lesser extent, to the complexity of the legal wrangling in the case, but also with his own troubled past.



    The writing was sensitive and, I thought, very real in that there were no easy answers. The team solved the mystery of who killed the boy and who raped Kat, and at the end of the episode, Sweets was able to keep his promise to the girl. Another show might have ended right there with a grateful Kat but not our Bones. The viewer had to sit, along with a very uncomfortable, very conflicted Sweets, and watch her and her mother cry and let it sink in that this girl's ordeal was far from over even though her rapist confessed and the truth was revealed.



    John Francis Daley turned in an honest, emotional performance without being in the least bit heavy handed. He is underrated and many times underemployed here on my favorite show. I guess it gives him time to write movies and make music, but I would really love to see him exercising his considerable acting chops a lot more.moreless
  • Bones - the past (is the past) now is now and the past is >>>>?

    8.5
    This post took 8 seasons to write! OK first I think it's necessary to clarify the way I watch tv. Normally I am NOT a shipper - that is, I don't watch shows for the characters. Normally.

    BONES is an exception. Bones/Booth, Angela/Hodgins and pretty much all the characters keep me watching each ep. It's the interpersonal relationships and development of the characters I found intriguing. So the mystery of the week is just the vehicle that creatively explores these characters. I don't look for believability. That was lost for me long ago when things were retconned so badly and poorly explained - Bones age changes as to when her parents were gone and wouldn't have spent all that much time in foster care (or needed it) as well as many other things -- she was flaky and emotional and smoked cigarettes? but then had to go to foster care and was mistreated? Some one that smart could have made it on her own. Many backstories are changed and situations ignored - badly - and it's okay for me because I am not watching for a consistant and sensible story. If this were LOST or FRINGE or even XFILES I'd be freaking out. It isn't. It's BONES and Hodgins is still rich as shit and that never mattered. BONES is still Aspergerish and socially wonky. Things that should be referred back to aren't and that's okay. So the past is past - it's a situational and subject to change. While there is some consistency, it changes often to suit the story. Lots of forgetting - Alzheimer'd events!

    And I get to keep the characters the way I want to keep them.. Xena & Gabrielle are alive and well and live together in a place where they can be together and not fight the baddies. Mulder and Skully have grandchildren. T'Pol and Tucker live happily ever after together. There was no snow globe at St. Eligius.

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  • Emotion in Bones? Great episode!

    10
    This was an emotional case, which I really liked, because we don't see it too often in Bones. In it, a fifteen year old boy was murdered and stuffed in a suitcase the night after a wild party. As the story unfolds, we learn of a second crime that may well be connected: the rape of the dead boys friend. This case really shows off Sweets again, and tells us more about his past, which was cool because it's rarely discussed. Also, I really liked the way they went about a rape case. Very respectful.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

Lizze Broadway

Lizze Broadway

Kat Martin

Guest Star

Ever Carradine

Ever Carradine

Delores Martin

Guest Star

Nick Thurston

Nick Thurston

Nick Pavonetti

Guest Star

Tiffany Hines

Tiffany Hines

Michelle Welton

Recurring Role

Luke Kleintank

Luke Kleintank

Finn Abernathy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Michelle: Is it safe to come in?
      Cam: I don't know, there's been more murdered people in here than I can count.
      Michelle: Please don't take it personally.
      Cam: I'd really like not to, but you're personally avoiding me personally, so it's very hard not to take it personally.

    • Cam: (while examining a body in the suitcase) Is it wrong this reminds me that I need a vacation?
      Brennan: No, that's very logical to me.
      Finn: I could never pack this good.
      Cam: And I assume you can't cook as well as Hannibal Lecter, but since you're dating my daughter, I'm fine with that.

  • 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 18th, 2013 on Global

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