Season 6 Episode 22

The Hole in the Heart

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 12, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Rogue sniper Jacob Broadsky returns once again, claiming another victim and making Booth determined to put him away once and for all.

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  • damn.

    This was such a good episode it had just about everything. I am behind in this show and so I saw the actor for Vincent in another tv show, Alphas. He played an intelligent FBI agent with autism, he was absolutely fantastic in that show and in this episode his acting skills were again on point. I absolutely cried, his devotion and love for his work was so touching. I also am glad that FINALLY something has moved forward in the relationship between Brennan and Booth my only slight disappointment was that we didn't at least get to see this kiss >.moreless
  • Wow. Tears and heroics.

    The more often I watch this episode the more I really like it on all levels.

    We had the delightful nutty antics of Vincent and Hodgins with their arm-wrestling - two big kids together- and then we turn to tragedy with the shooting and death of the young English squintern. The team were all obviously devastated and reacted in just the way you would expect given their characters - hats off to the writers and production team.

    Brennan getting into bed with Booth was handled with real delicacy - he was so protective and comforting, it obviously led to much more. Hats off again to Boreanaz and Dechanel, two fine actors. Then we had Booth heroic, armed and dangerous but still refusing to kill.

    The sequence to the song 'Keep the streets empty for me' was loaded with atmosphere. Just another example of why this series is so good.moreless
  • Ok, let's take a deep breath here. Are you kiddin' me?!?

    First of all, let me say, the Nigel-Murray sequence was totally shocking. I may be slow, but I really didn't see it coming, and when I realized what was happening I started complaining like "oh, oh no, oh don't, oh you gotta be kiddin me!!!". Sadly enough, it was all true. Vincent will be missed, and from my nothing-ness I dare to say IMPRESSIVE WORK to Mr. Cartwright, I was so broken hearted I actually cried and sobbed.

    On the other hand... Yeah, the other hand! I HATED there was a "other hand"! I wasn't even finished grieving and... what? Did they...? They did? You gotta be kiddin me #2! I'm NOT happy with this, I somehow saw it coming, but heck, not NOW! Almost feels like Booth took advantage of Bones' sadness, in a way. Don't you think? C'mon, they danced around the bed so many times that making out NOW really feels just like a pain reliever.

    I'm actually curious to see where all this will head, but c'mon... aw.moreless
  • meh

    I really wish the writer's hadn't gone done the road of the will they/won't they dynamic. Why can't there just be a platonic partnership between a man and woman? I feel like the push and pull undermines everything. I really don't care about Booth and Brennan being together. In fact, I could do without all that angst. The worst part about this episode was Vincent. I loved him the most - he was the most entertaining intern. I could take or leave the others. The writers really missed the mark on this one. I have to give this episode a "meh."moreless
  • Angela's smile said it all......

    Well, this was a cleverly crafted episode that was very enjoyable and emotional on many levels. It lured us into the light-hearted antics of the lab staff who were playing with dinosaurs and then they dropped the shocking murder on us in an unsuspecting way. From then on the mood changed rapidly and everyone was on high alert- a convenient device to get Booth and Bones together perhaps.... At the end Booth was able to be heroic by capturing but not killing the sniper and the squintern was given an emotional farewell. So now to the main event! Many people are asking, "Did they, Didn't they?"....referring to whether or not they had sex. I think this is the wrong question. It should be, "Is this the start of a real romantic relationship that will be maintained for the next season?" and I think the answer is definitely yes! It was a smart move to not show everything that happened. This keeps people guessing which creates tension and it also shows a contrast between Booth and Hannah- a lot of bedroom antics I seem to remember there! This is a much more serious relationship and it doesn't have to be just based on sex... However, I think enough subtle clues were given to let us know that it probably did in fact happen; Bones's coy smile while talking to Angela, Angela's ear to ear grin when she hears the news and Booth's little smile right at the end....

    I just hope they don't mess it all up next week with something really horrible happening to Bones. This relationship can be successful and I think they can have a lot of fun exploring this angle. It will start to seem unbelievable if they don't allow the characters to go down this road.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

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo

Jacob Broadsky

Guest Star

Tina Majorino

Tina Majorino

Special Agent Genny Shaw

Guest Star

Jason E. Kelley

Jason E. Kelley

Skip Macdonald

Guest Star

Ryan Cartwright

Ryan Cartwright

Vincent Nigel-Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Bones is showing Vincent how the victim sustained his injuries by physical example she says, "You are Mr. Leishenger and I am his attacker. Broadsky is an expert in close quarter combat." Vincent then replies, "I assume that I will be dead very soon then." This is clearly a subtle foreshadow of what is to come later on in the episode.

    • When Brennan recalls that Vincent's favorite song was "Da Lime in Da Coconut", Sweets's response is "Seriously? Because that's my jam." In the episode "The Body in the Bag," Sweets is shown working out to this song on his headphones. He also mentions in "The Passenger in the Oven" that he's going to sing it for karaoke.

    • When Brennan goes into Booth's room in the middle of the night the clock shows it is 4:47, this is the exact same time shown on the clock next to Booth's bed in the first scene of the 4th season finale, "The End in the Beginning." This is also the time that the clock in the victim's apartment continuously flashes in "The Beginning in the End."

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hodgins: You know, Vincent gave me a great piece of advice? He said, "The busiest shopping hour in the entire year is between 3:00 and 4:00 on Christmas Eve." So, I never shop during that time.
      Sweets: Oh, he told me that Quebec City in Canada has the same amount of street crime as Disney World. So, safe place to visit.
      Cam: Vincent informed me that the crack of a whip was actually the tip breaking the sound barrier.
      Angela: He told me that the top of the Eiffel Tower is actually six inches shorter in the winter time. So, it's better to climb it then.
      Brennan: Vincent's favorite song was "Da Lime in Da Coconut".
      Sweets?: Seriously? 'Cause that's like … that's my jam.
      (The team breaks out into singing "Da Lime in Da Coconut" as they load Vincent Nigel-Murray's remains into a hearse.)

    • (The T. rex contraption hits a snafu in the first man-dinosaur contest.)
      Hodgins: Yes! That is one for humanity and zero for the tyrant lizard!

    • Broadsky: You really so damn positive you're the good guy in this?
      Booth: Yeah. Positive as you are. Difference is, I'm right.

    • Booth: Uh, how are you feeling?
      Angela: Oh, boy, like an overstuffed turkey shoved into the overhead bin of an overcrowded flight.

    • Broadsky: Do the math, Seeley. I'm doing good work.
      Booth: You kill people. No judge, no jury. Just you making the call.
      Broadsky: My conscience is clear. And since you're trying to stop me, you're playing for the wrong team.
      Booth: Oh, you threatening me now?
      Broadsky: Self-defense, Seeley. Sometimes, that means a very aggressive offense.
      Booth: You forget who you're dealing with, Jacob?
      Broadsky: Not for a moment. And don't you forget, you never see the bullet that takes you down.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Keep The Streets Empty For Me" by Fever Ray
      "Coconut" by Cast

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 12th, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: June 1st, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Sweden: June 5th, 2011 on TV3
      Spain: June 10th, 2011 on FOX
      Latin America: July 27th, 2011 on FX
      Australia: September 11th, 2011 on Seven
      Slovakia: January 18th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: May 10th, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: July 18th, 2012 on Sub
      Czech Republic: September 25th, 2012 on Prima family