Season 8 Episode 1

The Future in the Past

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 17, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Angela : Yeah, because if you can't do the job like Brennan...
      Cam: He's not Dr. Brennan, Angela. And he is the resident forensic anthropologist here. You will respect him.
      Angela : I don't believe this. I mean, don't you care?
      Cam : No, no. Don't, don't go there. Not with me. We are all doing what we can to get Dr. Brennan clear and back here. But this lab has other work to do as well.
      Angela : Well, my first priority is clearing Brennan.
      Cam : So, if you wanna stay here and use this facility to decode Pelant's handy work, you'll cooperate with Dr. Edison.

    • Brennan: "Blank" is Angela's thinking face, leave her alone.
      Booth: Well look at that, Bones is back!

    • Sweets: There are three sides to a triangle.
      Brennan: Your understanding of geometry is not very advanced.

    • Cam: I apologize.
      Clark: For what?
      Cam: For not realizing sooner that what you're working toward here, to clear Dr. Brennan and bring her home, will most likely lead to you losing your position here.
      Clark: It definitely occurred to me.
      Cam: Yet, what didn't occur to you was to do a bad job. I'll never forget that.

    • Caroline: But you can clear me.
      Angela: Totally. I'm gonna send this to the computer forensics team at the FBI.
      Caroline: Then I can get back on this case and put that rank little weasel in jail for the rest of his scrawny-ass life. Do I sound bitter?
      Angela: Oh, not nearly enough.
      Caroline: Well, I'm just warming up.

    • Agent Flynn: You hear from Booth, you call me within ten seconds.
      Sweets: Yeah, he won't call me.
      Agent Flynn: Why not, you two have a spat?
      Sweets: No, he doesn't want me to lie to you.
      Agent Flynn: Clever. Everyone around here is so damn clever.

    • Angela: Hey, why are you so mad at me?
      Booth: How are you communicating with Bones?
      Angela: I can't tell you 'cause she made me promise.
      Booth: Bones has been missing for three months. You have been communicating with her for three months. I haven't. You won't tell me how.
      Angela: I haven't even told Hodgins.
      Booth: Hodgins gets to go home every night with the woman he loves and gets to see his child. I don't.
      Angela: I'm sorry.

    • Cam: Well, why would … why would anyone go to the trouble of disguising their voice to report a crime?
      Agent Flynn: Your guess is as good as mine.
      Cam: Then how come every time we guess Pelant, you don't agree?

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers (the team turns Pelant's clues against him)

    • Season eight marks the first substantial change to the opening titles sequence since the series began. It includes new character stills, graphics and a remixed theme along with the usual update of previous seasons' memorable scene snippets.

    • For season eight, Pat Charles has been promoted from executive story editor to co-producer. Other new additions to the opening credits include Sanford Golden (The Finder) supervising producer, Karen Wyscarver (The Finder, The Deep End) supervising producer, and Kim Clements (CSI:NY, Shark) co-executive producer. Changes to the end credits include Keith Foglesong's promotion from staff writer to story editor and the addition of Nkechi Okoro (The Finder) as a story editor.

    • Additional Crew Credits: 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: September 17th, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: January 9th, 2013 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Slovakia: March 13th, 2013 on JOJ

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