Season 8 Episode 9

The Ghost in the Machine

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2012 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (46)

out of 10
222 votes
  • so, so wrong

    This is the second "very special episode" of this season, and even worse than the last one (the inexplicably well received 9/11 episode). This one is actually pretty interesting for the first ten minutes. The direction is rather stylish and clever as it establishes that this is the POV of a skull. But then we get psychics, the POV acts like it's conscious and able to scan the room, everyone starts talking to the skull, there is a painfully maudlin scene involving the parents, and there is an ending that should embarrass everyone involved with the show.

    It seems the folks at Bones are tired of creating light, frothy television and want to say something about the human condition. Unfortunately, they have no skills in that area. I had to fast forward through the two worst scenes (the parents and the psychic) but if I had more sense I would simply have stopped watching.

    One more very special episode and I'm giving up on the series altogether.