Season 7 Episode 4

The Male in the Mail

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2011 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The episode is dedicated to the memory of Brian L. Chambers (1955-2011). Brian was 56 and died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California on November 11 after a 27-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Brian managed post-production at 20th Century Fox Television for all Fox-produced TV shows including Bones.

    • Hugh Burnside the prime suspect in the murder, based on being a "lefty," demonstrates being left-handed when he catches an object tossed at him by Booth, yet he's wearing his watch on his left wrist. People tend to wear their watches on their non-dominant hand, usually so they can use it to manipulate the buttons on the watch. Being a lefty, he should have been wearing his watch on his right hand.

  • Quotes

    • Hank: Oh, son, listen… I know you wish some things could have been resolved. Closure, they call it. But life is just a lot of loose ends. So smile. Love that woman you have, and love that new little girl that you're going to have.

    • Booth: Look, you were my father, all right? He was never there for me. You raised me, not him. He was never there, understand? You don't have to defend him to me.
      Hank: I wasn't. I was just trying to remind you that he was my son. Good or bad, he was my son. And I got to tell you, I'm a little disappointed that you don't seem to see the hurt I'm feeling.

    • Brennan: (about his father's death) I should be able to help Booth, shouldn't I?
      Angela: Yeah, but what he's going through, it's not your fault.
      Brennan: But you would be able to help Hodgins. Booth could help me. What would you do?
      Angela: Booth loves you, Brennan, not me. It doesn't matter what anybody else would do. You have to figure out what you can give him that nobody else can.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "What Happens Now?" by Lex Land

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 1st, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: December 7th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: October 30th, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 7th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: February 5th, 2013 on RTL

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