Season 6 Episode 3

The Maggots in the Meathead

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A case at the Jersey Shore reveals Brennan's hip side, as she and Booth look into the death of a young man whose decomposing body is found near a local night club. Film footage discovered appears to provide a major lead, but it may not be what it seems. Meanwhile, back at the lab, Angela does her best to keep her pregnancy secret and Hannah bonds with the squints.moreless

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  • If this episode had been any worse, I would've thought it WAS Jersey Shore!

    Apparently I'm in the minority here, but I thought this episode was lackluster during the best parts, downright stupid for most of the rest.

    The basic plot follows formula, which is getting pretty boring: find dead guy in teaser, find unique things about the corpse after opening credits, figure out odd murder weapon, figure out who did it. Ho hum. ("Murder, She Wrote" anyone?)

    If that had been the only problem, I might've given the episode a 5 or a 6. But most of the characters were either doing nothing or were acting out of character and incredibly idiotic.

    Let's start with Bones. Even people with Asperger's (or whatever it is we're saying Bones' social deficits are) know the difference between reality TV and a documentary...and trying to make herself seem bigger/more aggressive to scare off the guy in the pub? Seriously?!? What on earth were the writers thinking?

    Then there was booth who was basically gold-bricking this episode and had no real point (well, apart from looking hot in bed). Hodgins and Angela were about the same (minus the bedroom scene).

    The maybe-suicidal assistant was good for a laugh at first, but stopped being funny after almost every character on the show had made some comment on it.

    I missed the second episode, but I didn't really find the first episode this season to be all that great. Maybe it was just luck of the draw to get two episodes I thought were bad, but if the show keeps going this way this season, I may stop watching. Did they hire a whole new writers' team fresh out of high school this year or what?moreless
  • Is Brennan having second thoughts?

    The case and the reason for murder I have to say, was pretty stupid. Not the writers are stupid, but the reason the guy killed Richie the V. Sad but true.

    There were moments in this episode where I just wanted to stop watching because of the way Brennan was acting, at a point I thought she was ridiculous. I mean, hasn't she learned anything from her friends? From Booth? Anyway, she will probably never change. But then Hannah showed up and asked her for an advice. And the way she talked about Booth's personal like, so passionate but at the same time a little nostalgic, she won my heart all over again. I felt sorry for her. And for Hannah. Sorry for Brennan, because if she had done that for Booth, he would've been over the moon. And sorry for Hannah, because Brennan will always be in her way and she has an advantage of years when it comes to really knowing Booth. Hannah and any other woman.

    The last scene reminded me of those good old moments between Booth and Brennan. I loved Brennan's look when she turns around to leave his apartment, that look of defeat and sadness that comes when you feel that someone else is taking your place. And Brennan knows that in the bottom of her heart. I only wonder what was going on in Booth's mind at the moment.moreless
  • The Maggots in the JUCIE-HEAD!

    First off I watch the Jersey Shore religiously, and the term is Jucie-Head, if were gonna be really technical, Gorilla Jucie-Head, but all that aside. I kind of liked this episode, but similar to liking the Jersey shore, I wouldn't really advertise it, because appaerntly none of you liked it.

    Now, this was your typical Bones episode, nothing special about it except that they were oviously making fun of the Jersey Shore. It was a tap bit hum-drum, but it was watchable. Bone's was funny and genius, Booth was charming and all his usual self. I think other people were there, but I don't remember, because it was a good episode that wasn't rememberable.moreless
  • Good old moments are back...

    Let me tell you all that even when I Hated the season premier and I expected a lousy season, I´m joyful that it wasn´t the case.

    So, yeah, the show still is a little to much juvenile for my taste (comparing with previous seasons), but gladly is still "entertaining".

    Anyway, a loved the episode.

    Even when I expected to hate Hannah, she´s actually a great and refreshing character. So, all her scenes are enjoyable.

    But what I loved the most was how Brennan seem to be falling in the reality of having lost the opportunity to be with Booth, and she definitely is having a bad time with that.

    Don´t get me wrong, I don´t necessarily like for her character to feel like crap, but I love the way her looks and actions show how she feels.

    So, the episode was great and I was very pleased with the last scene and a bit of the good old moments at the end.

    Lets just hope the season doesn´t sink through the rest of the season.moreless
  • So does anyone NOT know about Angela's prengancy?

    The beginning of this episode is pretty cliche. Really, the old guy with a metal detector finding the body, taking the neclace, and walking away chuckling? Please. They can, and have done so much better.

    So Hannah and Booth are gonna move into together. So sweet. And Brennan helps her pick out the best housewarming gift. Looks like the two of them are becoming friends. Even more so at the end during their little "Girls Night Out" with Angela and Cam is Booth's apartment. Yup, Booth's apartment. And there was one scene where Sweets tries to pry about Booth's love life. That was slightley pointless...

    Angela is doing a really bad job at hiding her pregnancy. Lieing down on her couch eating crackers, telling everyone she can't drink wine anymore? Just slighlty obvious, but i am super excited for them. A Bones baby finally! :)

    The case was pretty much a Jersey Shore advertisement. Apparently even Brennan watches it, citing it as a "documentary". Sure Brennan, sure. It was EXTREMELY funny to see Bones act all "hip" though. I love how wee seeing new sides of her.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

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Hannah Burley

Guest Star

Anthony Pumilio

Anthony Pumilio

Richie "The V" Genaro

Guest Star

Lisa Lo Cicero

Lisa Lo Cicero

Janine Genaro

Guest Star

Joel David Moore

Joel David Moore

Colin Fisher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: When IDing the body, Cam checks his wallet and spouts off facts about the victim. Booth then asks if they have a "Vampire from the Jersey shore." However, Cam never mentioned the victim was from New Jersey.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brennan: That is so random, yo. In the vernacular.

    • Brennan: Eureka! A gathering of Guidos!

    • Brennan: One thing, Hannah. I want you to be sure about this.
      Hannah: The phone?
      Brennan: No, although I understand the misunderstanding. No, about you and Booth moving in together. Booth will give himself to you completely … and it would be very painful for him if you aren't as serious about the relationship as he is.
      Hannah: I am. But thanks, though. You're a good friend, Temperance. Seeley is very lucky.

    • Booth: Oh, whoa! Okay! Maggot! Right on the leg. Right there. Can I squash him, or does Hodgins have to interrogate him?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ten Days" by Ryan Schmidt

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: October 7th, 2010 on Global

      Australia: October 31st, 2010 on Channel Seven

      United Kingdom: November 3rd, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

      Spain: November 19th, 2010 on FOX

      Norway: December 16th, 2010 on TV3

      Sweden: December 19th, 2010 on TV3

      Latin America: March 8th, 2011 on FX

      Slovakia: September 7th, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: October 6th, 2011 on RTL

      Finland: March 7th 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: April 24th, 2012 on Prima family


    • Hodgins: I don't want you to fall asleep again for another two months, Van Winkle
      "Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps through the American Revolution

    • Brennan: (discussing guidos) They gather at the Jersey Shore.
      This is a not-so-veiled reference to the reality television series on MTV of the same name. Jersey Shore follows eight housemates who spend their summers together. The series has won censure from many Italian-American groups because of its stereotypical portrayal and language of young Italian-Americans.