Bones

Season 8 Episode 6

The Patriot in Purgatory

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 2012 on FOX
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Brennan, intrigued by Phil Jackson's management style, pulls all her interns together as a team for a project worthy of the basketball coach's philosophy. She charges them with identifying remains that have been determined unidentifiable. For the team, however, it turns out that naming the bodies may be the easiest part of their task when one of them is from 9/11 and they must decide if he is a victim or perpetrator.

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  • 9/11 tribute episode

    8.0
    9/11 tribute episode, where the interns are tasked with solving a mystery death of a homeless man found a few days after 9/11.
  • Best episode in season 8

    10
    Phil jackson, 9/11, arastoo speech. and the conspiracy theory. Marvelous!
  • great one

    10
    For me, one of the best episodes not only of Bones but also of any other series... Just pure greatness!!
  • Awesome

    10
    The producers and cast of Bones were given an award from Los Angeles City for this episode and the way it highlighted the trauma that veterans go through.

    There ae insights into the characters of the squints which we have never encountered before. Particularly that of Aristoo whose character is given a most amazing speech. Fisher also revealed hidden depths - in fact they were all well written.

    Maybe Brenan's behaviour is at first a little odd but blame that on Booth encouraging her to watch basketball - you just know she would get really into it as that is totally in her nature. The end scene was also very revealing of the change and growth of her character now that she acknowledges her love for Booth. I cried too!!moreless
  • Keep Watching It Gets Great

    7.0
    The Patriot in Purgatory started out HORRIBLY . . Bones was severely out of character with the whole team building / basket ball thing. I was ready to stop watching, but I'm glad I didn't. Even though the episode gave the most stupid reason for looking at these bones ever . . most of the cast was in character. It was nice to see the interns working together and the dynamic felt real. Because I didn't' think a lot about the title of the episode the direction it took was more of a surprise (wish the title has different so it would be more of a mystery). The mystery itself was great. Layer upon layer was relieved and it kept me guessing the whole way through. It's sad they couldn't have made this perfect by starting out better.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

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Lt. Col. Ben Fordham

Guest Star

JoNell Kennedy

JoNell Kennedy

Diane Rollins

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Clark Edison

Recurring Role

Pej Vahdat

Pej Vahdat

Arastoo Vaziri

Recurring Role

Michael Grant Terry

Michael Grant Terry

Wendell Bray

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Finn begins examining the body before Brennan arrives.)
      Fisher: What are you doing?
      Finn: Well, I reckon we were all called here to work, okay? Now, my grandaddy said, "Idle talk is like a mama bear whose cubs have long since gone in search of another teat."
      Clark: (under his breath) Wow.
      Arastoo: What the hell does that mean?
      Clark: It's some crazy ass White thing.

    • Booth: (at the cemetery) For years, Tim Murphy was homeless, and he was forgotten. He was one of those people on the streets that we try not to look at, because the sight of them is just too painful. But we're all cut from the same cloth. Tim knew that. He knew how connected all of us are. He knew that if it wasn't for his three buddies, that Tim wouldn't be alive on September 11 to save the lives of Diane, Warren, and James. And we wouldn't be able to tell Tim's son that his dad didn't die a broken man living on the streets, Sean. But he was as brave and noble as the best of us. We lay him to rest today a hero.

    • Fisher: Okay, if I can gather the team here quickly. I feel having spent some time in a loony bin, I have a leg up here.
      Arastoo: Not now, Fisher.
      Fisher: There is an elephant in this room, and it's standing between us and the remains. And until we move the pachyderm out of the way, we're not gonna be able to think clearly.
      Clark: I'm sorry, were you locked in a loony bin or a zoo?

    • Arastoo: Is it too difficult for you to work with Dr. Edison?
      Finn: Um … excuse me?
      Arastoo: You share the same religion with men who cherry-picked the Bible to justify slavery.
      Finn: I'm sorry. I didn't mean nothing.
      Arastoo: But still your words have meaning, don't they, Mr. Abernathy? Those assumptions you made, those quick generalizations. What about the vengeance and the bloodshed in the Old Testament?
      Clark: Okay. He's just a kid, Arastoo.
      Arastoo: If he's not old enough to know, he's certainly old enough to learn. The Crusades, the Inquisition, are these events guided by a religion of peace? No, they were guided by self-important men who think they know more than the God they claim to worship. This was not the work of religion. It was arrogance. It was hypocrisy. It was hate. Those horrible men who hijacked those planes hijacked my religion that day, too. They insulted my God. So, no, this isn't too difficult. It's a privilege to be able to serve this victim, to show him the care and love that was so absent that day.

    • Brennan: I'm trying to put you in the game, Booth. If you'd prefer not to play, just say so.
      Booth: Bones, all I'm saying is that sometimes during the game you just have to realize that you just can't win.
      Brennan: So you're a quitter?
      Booth: What? No.
      Brennan: That's what I heard. I'd trade you if I wasn't in the middle of the season.
      Booth: I can't believe this.
      Brennan: This game isn't over until I say it is. So are you in or are you out?
      Booth: I'm in, Bones.

    • (Sweets is impressed that 18 bodies have been identified.)
      Booth: Good, I'm so glad you feel that way because it is your responsibility to notify all the surviving relatives.
      Sweets: What, me?
      Booth: Criminal victims, missing persons all comes under the FBI.
      Sweets: Well, what about you?
      Booth: Me? Ha, I'm a special agent. I beat up bad guys and I leap over things.
      Sweets: You're describing Superman.
      Booth: Exactly, well, did you ever hear of Superman picking up the telephone?

    • Booth: Bones, watching basketball should be fun. You know, you don't have to memorize Kobe Bryant's, you know, three-point shooting percentage in order to enjoy the game.
      Brennan: Career average, Mr. Bryant shoots 336, but with a little more arc in his shot, he could be over 450. It's just basic geometry.
      Booth: How'd I leave myself open for that?
      Brennan: Poor defense.

    • Cam: Dr. Brennan just left me a note saying that you should meet here and wait for her.
      Fisher: And she didn't say why we were all called together?
      Cam: Sorry.
      Clark: You're the head of the lab. Shouldn't you know?
      Cam: Yes. Yes, I should, but with Dr. Brennan, all the conventional rules of the universe become obsolete.

  • NOTES (4)

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

    • Featured Music:
      "The Light from One" by Ane Brun (during the funeral scene)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 12th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: March 27th, 2013 on JOJ

    • This is the second of the four "bonus" episodes filmed last season to air.

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