Season 7 Episode 2

The Hot Dog in the Competition

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2011 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A competitive eating champion's body is found shortly before the next major competition. Following a disagreement over the baby, Booth and Brennan attempt a little role-playing. Back at the lab, Brennan's new assistant seems a mismatch, despite his genius.

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  • Is Brennan totally thoughtless?

    Oh how she can hurt Booth! She really doesn't think sometimes. I agree with the suggestion I read somewhere that she suffers from an undiagnosed case of Asperger's syndrome.

    Telling everyone else about the sex of their baby - after all he had something to do with it's creation and is obviously more than happy to become a dad again. Well at least she came to her senses in the end! Perhaps she is learning.

    Like Finn Abernathy - definitely a welcome addition!

    Didn't like the setting much as I think these eating competitions are gross in the extreme. No wonder there are so many very, very fat people around.moreless
  • Great Episode, but what on Earth are they doing with the characters.

    Okay, so the episode deserves a 9 IMO on it's own, a great case, well worked out, great story development, great conclusion.

    But the last couple of episodes, have taken a bad, bad route, Bones appears to have lost every, and any social-skill she DID know before, now that's just killing me.

    Because it's disrespecting the character, and through that, it's handicapping the story-line.

    Someone as 'hyper-cerebral' as Brennan, doesn't forget what she has learned(I have similar people in my family, they stay odd(so you can keep her personality), but once they get it, they get it), that's kinda the whole premise of their genius.

    I'm seriously hoping the writers will go back to respecting Brennan as a whole person, and don't just start over, because that's a very cheap-trick, to try and create awkward moments, and that would seriously damage my enjoyment of the show.

    So PLEASE respect the characters a little more, it'll only make the show that much greater.moreless
  • 10
    I love this episode. I especially like the new intern. He's fun edition to the normal cast of interns that they have on rotation every week. But Zach is still definitely still my favourite though.

    Its nice to have someone on the crew who has a past as well. Another amazing episode!
  • another great one

    another great episode about trying to work out differences and problems in "Daily Life" challenges. people can have misunderstandings and get hurt or offended but it shows that 2 people Can come out the other side and still keep it together. I'm liking this more and more - 2 separate instances of intact what a concept ( yay)

  • Same old. Same old.

    Case: Bones explores the world of competitive eating. Interesting. However, this new idea makes for another so-so murder case, in which you can predict who the killer is (i.e. the one you least suspect). Don't killers ever resist arrest anymore?You know, like the old days? Ho-humm.

    Relationships: Brennan hurts Booth's feelings once again, this time by not tagging him along to the baby's ultrasound. However, in the end, Brennan makes up for it. I hope the writers are not panning to make Brennan act this way every single episode of this season. I know many will find it cute, but come on - for a smart person, don't she ever learn? I liked how she treated the new squintern though.

    Luckily, that squintern is likable. Although not a necessary addition, Finn hit the right notes with the rest of the characters. I enjoyed his interaction with Hodgins the most. I couldn't care less about his history, unless it leads to something big.

    Caroline appears. However, she isn't as sassy or entertaining.

    I'm still liking that there's less Hodgins-Angela drama this season. We had had enough of that.

    Side Comment/s: -Funny opening! -Did anybody think the victim looks a little like Angela?

    Bottom Line: Not as entertaining as the premiere, but still a good one. Though i have given up all hope that we would get the old Bones back, at least the show never fails to entertain week after week.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

Luke Kleintank

Luke Kleintank

Finn Abernathy

Guest Star

Brad Grunberg

Brad Grunberg

Mitch Clancy

Guest Star

Joel McCrary

Joel McCrary

Brian Tobin

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Dr. Saroyan: (freaking-out on seeing a python emerge from the intestines of a dead woman during an examination) Somebody kill that thing!
      Dr. Brennan: (wide-eyed,on her cellphone to Hodgins) You can come back to the lab. We discovered the warm place where the python was hiding. (Finn pulls the python from the corpse, and holds it up to his face.)
      Finn Abernathy: (to Cam) Oh, I got to say, Ma'am, this is the best damn job, ever.

    • Booth: Why didn't you tell me that you had a doctor's appointment?
      Brennan: Ultrasounds are poorly pixelated and in black and white. You only like movies that are in color.
      Booth: I would have loved this movie. It would have been my favorite movie of all time.
      Brennan: Sorry, I had no idea that our child's genitals were so important to you.

    • Brennan: Also, I owe you an apology.
      Booth: An apology? Wait a second. Is this you apologizing to me or me apologizing to you for something that I don't understand?

    • Sweets: You want me to see if I can give a profile based on her personal effects?
      Booth: That's right. I want you to use your Jedi mind powers.
      Sweets: I like it when you call me a Jedi.
      Booth: Well, most kids do.

    • Hodgins: Dr. Brennan, you sure you don't want a chair? The way you're squatting, I'm worried that little guy in there is gonna just drop right out.
      Brennan: Thank you but my uterus and cervical plug are quite healthy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Hellfire" by Airbourne
      "Ready To Roll" by Philadelphia Grand Jury
      "CMP 963" by Effective Defence
      "Anchor" by Mindy Gledhill

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 10th, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: November 23rd, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: October 16th, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: October 31st, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: January 22nd, 2013 on RTL


    • Hodgins: What are you doing in my lab, Opie
      Finn: My name ain't Opie, Thurston.
      Hodgins refers to Finn as "Opie" after Opie Taylor, a small-town boy played by Ron Howard on the 1960-1968 television series The Andy Griffith Show. Finn calls Hodgins "Thurston" after Jim Backus's character, millionaire Thurston Howell, III, from Gilligan's Island (1964-1967).