Bones

Season 9 Episode 10

The Mystery in the Meat

21
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 2013 on FOX
8.5
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Human remains in a school cafeteria's stew challenge the Jeffersonian team to not only identify the victim and killer, but immerse themselves in the food industry and its cutthroat practices. Elsewhere, Angela throws Brennan a belated bachelorette party that gets a little Angela-like.

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  • Sounds Like A Simpsons Episode

    9.5
    When I first saw this, I thought I was seeing a real-life Nelson Muntz beat Milhouse out of his lunch money, only to find out there was human remains in the beef stew, causing everyone at Springfield Elementary to throw up. This would make for a great Bones/Simpsons crossover episode, with everyone from Principal Skinner to Superintendent Chalmers to even Moe being questioned by Booth and Bones, who happen to be visiting Springfield.moreless
  • Complete Dissapointment

    1.0
    The number of false facts about the food industry and our food it is absurd, I wish writers would learn to use legitimate resources and not use tv shows to tout lies!
  • Great episode!!!

    10
    This was, hands down, the funniest episode ever. While the case was very interesting, and somewhat sickening, the interaction between all of the cast was great. I'm not a big fan of Oliver but his work with Hodgins, and later with Daisy, made me start to warm up to him. Bones and Angela drunk reminded me of the first season episode where they got high in the nightclub with the skeleton in the wall. And it's about time Angela and Booth made up. Altogether a great episode without any filler (unlike the stew).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

Brian Klugman

Brian Klugman

Dr. Oliver Wells

Guest Star

John Posey

John Posey

Sam Gilford

Guest Star

Alyson Reed

Alyson Reed

Susan Lauderbach

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Daisy: You should've seen this, Oliver. But you were expending too much effort trying to undermine me.
      Oliver: I assure you that takes no effort whatsoever.
      Daisy: Why are you so horrible?
      Oliver: I'm not. I'm that first sip of a fine wine that you have not yet learned to appreciate.

    • Brennan: (to Oliver) Did you run a microscopic analysis to determine the age of the injury?
      Daisy: I do.
      Oliver: Only because I told her to. Your need for attention is exhausting.

    • Hodgins: Hey, Daisy.
      Daisy: I hate Oliver.
      Hodgins: Who doesn't? But after a while you start to like hating him.
      Daisy: Yeah, I'm not there yet.

    • Cam: Whoa, how's it going?
      Oliver: Revolting.
      Daisy: All part of the job. It doesn't phase me in the least.
      Oliver: (to Cam) Have you had this one tested for mental illness?
      Daisy: Yes. And I passed.
      Oliver: I find that very hard to believe.

    • Booth: We're married, Bones. The sun is brighter, the air is, it's crisper. The food tastes better than ever.
      Brennan: Air quality and the sun's thermonuclear core have nothing to do with---
      Booth: Love, Bones, love. It changes everything.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Christine Ciraolo (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Megg Massey (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback).

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • In the first scene of the episode, a bully student takes another student's lunch tray. He proceeds to take a mouthful of the stew and spits out a tooth that's not his own.  The other student examines the bowl, sees other small body parts in it and yells, "It's people! It's people!"
      This is a reference to the 1973 Richard Fleischer film Soylent Green. In the finale, Detective Thorn (Charlton Heston), after making the gruesome discovery that the Soylent Green "cracker" is actually made from rendered human remains, is wounded as he's chased through a homeless shelter.  As he's carried away, he yells, "You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people! We've gotta stop them somehow!"

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