Season 8 Episode 3

The Gunk in the Garage

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The team investigates a man who should be dead from a bomb explosion, but whom they find living with his wife when they come to notify her of her loss. Meanwhile, Sweets breaks in a new partner from the FBI.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Sweets in the field

    Over all this is episode was good, but I found the whole idea of sweets in the field, heading the FBI murder investigation very unbelievable.
  • 8x03 - The Gunk

    Now this one I liked a lot better than the last two. Getting a Sweets centric episode was a nice change of pace. I even enjoyed the twisty nature of the mystery. I was especially pleased when Sweets mentioned the studies done on twins and how they could live eerily similar lives because I always found that really fascinating.

    I found the blonde agent kinda annoying, but her interactions with Sweets did work rather well. Booth getting buried under a mountain of paperwork was hilarious. And I rather liked the way which Brennan tried to be supportive if his decision. The end scene especially cracked me up. Yup, the baby totally needs a grill.moreless
  • Now that's more like it!

    Back to what they do best. Solve a case and have a few laughs along the way.

    After last weeks "whine fest" it was great to have old school Bones and Booth back.

    Excellent effects at the start had bits of corpse flying all over the garage and provided a great laugh later when the intestines fell on Hodges face. I though I was going to wet myself, there.

    Felt sorry for Booth, hoping to get the promotion/raise but realising, inevitably, that field work was what he craves.

    The whole squad played their parts in theis ep but it was obviously Sweet's party piece, directing his "big shrinky brain" at various people that stole the show.

    I've got to say, however, that I can't stand his new potential "love interest". Absolutely nil chemistry between the two of them. Personally, I hope Daisy come back to kick her butt.

    All in all, an excellent episode that has raised the stakes from the previous mediocrity and I look forward to the next show, eagerly.moreless
  • 803- the gunk in the garage

    Bones is back! I've been dragging my feet all summer after last season's lousy story line, deciding whether to keep on watching or to quit. And this episode was finally what I like about it: gore, interpersonal drama's, but not the over the top kind or the fighting all episode long, and the end in which everythong gets back to normal.

    Way to go, Bones cast and crew!
  • I have to write a title? Really?

    I'm not a fan of this new agent. I also wasn't feeling the chemistry between Sweets and Olivia. The episode was a little too BB light for me. I also, miss old BB. Don't get me wrong, I love that they're together. It just seems a little too...boring couple with a kid.
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

Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Panabaker

FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling

Guest Star

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Gina Carlson

Guest Star

Michelle Azar

Michelle Azar

Lisa Langella

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Sweets: If Carlson's wife found out he was about to give everything away, I mean, that could certainly be a motive for murder.
      Sparling: If that was my husband, I'd sure as hell want him dead.
      Sweets: I'll remember that.
      Sparling: Oh. Are we getting married now? 'Cause I didn't even know we were partners.
      Sweets: No. Oh. That was a joke. I didn't mean...
      Sparling: Didn't Freud say there are no meaningless statements?
      Sweets: Freud, Freud. He's largely discredited now. He's a known cocaine addict. He's not... I'm gonna go in and call, uh, Carlson's wife for questioning.
      Sparling: I suppose I could do a lot worse than you.

    • Caroline: You know you're not getting that promotion now, right?
      Booth: Wait a second, why? I caught the bad guy. That's got to count for something.
      Caroline: Well, it makes me all tingly, that's for sure, but that's it. You're gonna have to settle with running around, shooting people until you grow up.
      Booth: Well, you wouldn't love me any other way, right?

    • Sweets: You know, it's possible to work with a woman without becoming romantically involved.
      Angela: Okay.
      Sweets: I am with Daisy. I wouldn't do anything to hurt her.
      Angela: I notice you say, "I'm with Daisy," and not "I love Daisy."
      Sweets: Oh, come on. Can you please not use linguistic indicators that I taught you against me?

    • Sweets: Sparling doesn't seem to trust how I, as a psychologist, perform my job.
      Booth: I don't know, she thinks you're an idiot?
      Sweets: I wouldn't say that, but in layman's terms … yes.
      Booth: Okay, look. You're the psychologist. Point your little shrinky brain at her and pull the trigger.
      Sweets: There's a lot of shooting talk coming from you today, huh?
      Booth: Right. So if I were you, I would take cover.

    • (Brennan stare at him sadly after their disagreement.)
      Booth: Don't do that. Not that look, please. Don't give me the sad eyes.
      Brennan: Please.
      Booth: Ah, come on. No, I'm not looking. I'm driving.
      Brennan: Come on.
      Booth: (to himself) Just keep driving. Oh, you were never able to do this look before the baby. What did the baby do to you?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Additional Crew Credits: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Greg Collier ("A" Camera Operator), Bobby Altman ("A" Camera Operator), Andy Shuttleworth ("B" Camera/Steadicam Operator), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Josh Levy (Production Associate Producer), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 1st, 2012 on Global
      Australia: October 28th, 2012 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: January 23rd, 2013 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Slovakia: March 20th, 2013 on JOJ

    • This is the first of the so-called "bonus" episodes from season seven to air. They were ordered by Fox after the season was shortened to 13 episodes due to Emily Deschanel's pregnancy leave. Initially touted as a mini-season that might air during the summer by Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan in February and March 2012 interviews, in July 2012 the network made the decision to interweave these standalone stories throughout season eight.