Season 5 Episode 18

The Predator in the Pool

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 22, 2010 on FOX
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The team is on the case when the remains of a man are found in the stomach of a hammerhead shark. Meanwhile, someone new shows up at the Jeffersonian and becomes romantically attached to Booth.

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  • Finally. Booth deserves someone nice.

    I thought this was a pretty good episode. Although I have always rooted for B&B to get together. After Bones refused to see the light and we saw how hard Booth took it. I'm glad he decided to move on. Although it's obviously started out as a way to try and make Bones jealous. But the lady doc seems really nice and funny and would be good for Booth. Normal. And I love the aquarium. Would love to have that as my screen saver! That would be awesome to just watch sometime. Definitely made me want to go to the aquarium soon.moreless
  • Is it just me, or are the episodes getting better?

    It seems as though now that Booth's feelings have been put out there, the episodes are continuing to get better and better. I think that the 5th season was hitting a rough patch of episodes, and after the 100th, they've completely turned that around.

    I know some (including myself) were a bit shakey upon knowing that our favorite non-couple would be dating other people, but I think it worked really well. I'm still not too sure about Catharine, but I DO like Hacker (even though he's taking Brennan away from Booth). It's good that, despite their being some weirdness to their relationship, they can still work together. It's obvious they are still very-much in love.

    A great episode! 9.5moreless
  • I hate when someone promises you something through word or deed for five years and then manages to eke out some more drama.

    Don't get me wrong I love Bones. Although, she is socially awkward to the point of needing a keeper. For some reason they seem to make her equate being good at parties as a good thing. I think that's just window dressing. I mean, so you're good at small talk. Big deal. Dig somebody out of the ground with your bare hands and then we'll talk. Booth has everything Brennan needs but thinks she doesn't want. He's steady, reliable, lots of fun to play around with, knows how to relax and have some down time(which she doesn't). Together, they're a yin-yang. Perfectly complete. As to the episode, it was good. I definitely don't like Rena Sofer at all. And that twit ex-boss of Booth's, ugh, talk about annoying. "I insisted that I go out with you. Interesting that she finally remembered about the don't date the FBI guys thing. The only person she consistently remembers that with is Booth. Otherwise, I mean, she dated Sully, even when she worked directly with him. Just get them together. They make a great couple and deserve a shot. Also, more action. Jeez, it's been a real snore this year except for breaking them up. Some people seem to think that there has been too much emphasis on them and not enough on the cases and I'd almost have to agree. But I think if they did get together there's no way Brennan would ever focus on anything but work when she's working. So that would make the show still concentrate on the cases but they've always added the human factor and they've teased for a long time, now it's time to deliver.moreless
  • The remains of a human leg have been found in the stomach of a tiger shark. Dr Catherine Bryar, fish specialist comes to ask B&B's help. This beautiful scientist catches Booth's interest while Brennan has a new date with Hacker.moreless

    A really nice episode. Interesting case situated in the aquarium which brings some really beautiful shots in front or even in the pools.

    If their eyes were guns it would have been a slaughter at the beginning of the episode especially in the aquarium and in the diner. A lot of poking & probing between B&B concerning their so-called new "love interests" but very subtle, only side-glances or pretending not to care (about the other dating someone else) but also sometimes they fail to hide their feelings. But it takes several re-watchings to determine which makes it a very depressing episode at first sight, especially the last scene at the "Founding Fathers" where they seem to really be "moving on". Very easily too ! (but only at first sight !)

    Once you've re-watched it you can catch all the looks and teasing and then you understand it's not that easy and you KNOW they're still so much in love, BOTH of them ! and even it might be Brennan the one who suffers the most from the situation though she doesn't want to show anything of course ! It's very obvious in the scene in front of the lift at the Hoover. She's so tense ! and so overwhelmed with emotions that she takes on her very logical side again and start talking of love interests in terms of ratio. Of course, Booth who is so good at reading people and who knows her so well should notice it and get that it's so hard for her. Maybe he does ...or maybe not ! When the lift door closes on Brennan he has this look (that makes me want to cry) saying "it's me you should be dating", then he looks down in deep thought supposedly as to what he should do and turn around and leave. So I'm not sure wether he really is trying to move on with this date or just poking and teasing Brennan to make her move (towards him) coz he understands she's in love with him and the fear of losing him could help her admit her feelings. One thing is sure though, he IS attracted to Dr Bryar she's very beautiful, she's smart, she's got a good sense of humour (not like Bones) and their "date" is nice (not like Bones & Hacker which seems awkward and a bit forced) she makes him laugh, she understands intuition (not like Bones). It's most certainly good for his ego to be hit by such a beautiful woman after 3 years of abstinence.

    Reasons of hope : They're still so much on eachother's mind that the first thing they say on arriving to their own date is something about their partner "now Booth can have sex with Dr Bryar" Bones says and "yeh, yeh I know, you're a scientist so that whole intuition thing is just a load of crap, right ?" Booth says making the confusion between Bones & Dr Bryar.

    In the last scene they seem comfortable with eachother again, at least not ready to fight like at the beginning, but still a bit awkward, a bit challenging maybe and hopefully just pretending they're OK with the whole "moving on" stuff.

    The fact that Bones wants to know what made them laugh is a proof that not only she cares but she's worried coz obviously humor is not her strengh and if Catherine is able to make Booth laugh it's a very good point for her and bad news for Bones. Booth not bothering to explain her has to be very painful so she skips to Hacker again.

    Also when Bones says "you deserve a good woman" Booth hastens to say "you too, Bones" but then chokes on his words to rectify "not ... a woman... know what I meant" but is actually unable to articulate the words "you deserve a good man" but giggles instead, thus showing how tense and uncomfortable he is. So I would say this was painful to watch at first (more than I thought it would !) but it ends up being a very good episode with an interesting case, very beautiful aquatic images and a more and more complex relationship between B&B. Both characters being parted between their actual feelings and moving on. I thought this was really well acted, very subtle, so subtle that you could easily miss it and get really depressed.moreless
  • So, um this is Booth moving on...*laughs hysterically* Oh I am sorry, I mean h- no I can't lie. They are failing so badly. The case was good too.

    Yeah, so they went on dates Temperance with Andrew and Booth with Catherine. It was just plain weird and a little painful for me. Even though Seeley and Temperance will end up together it still wasn't fun. However, they were talking about the dates before and after. And you know that's an extremely normal thing for people who are moving on to do. *laughs again* Okay, I'll move on to the case.

    I liked that we got to go to an aquarium for this case. The Marilyn chick was a good guest character for the episode. That Russian dude was just a little creepy. There's potential to bring him back. Back to the relationship aspect of the show. The little Angela and Hodgins moment was cute. It'll be nice when they are finally back together. That's all I got.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

Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer

Dr. Catherine Bryar

Guest Star

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Andrew Hacker

Guest Star

Myndy Crist

Myndy Crist

Grace Redmon

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Dr. Clark Edison

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When the grouper spits out the skull, the skull has all of its teeth as it descends in the water. However, when it lands on the bottom of the tank, a tooth was missing from the center of the mouth. Then later when skull is being retreived by Brennan, all of the teeth are once again back in the skull.

    • Goof: When Booth and Brennan go to the aquarium to look for the murder weapon (a Lion fish) Dr. Stoddard says that "Bob" is their only Lion fish -- but right at the beginning of that scene, there's a shot of a Lion fish swimming in a tank filled with rocks and coral. Bob's tank didn't have any rocks or coral in it though.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Booth: Uhm, you know, when we're done with you, uhm, I can give you a call ... and, uhm, hey you can go out with me or, I can go out with you.
      Dr. Bryar: How 'bout both?
      Booth: (chuckles) Hey, look at that. (Dr. Bryar chuckles too)
      Dr. Bryar: Well, I'm looking forward to not being a suspect.
      Booth: I am, too.

    • Booth: Since when do fish have husbands?
      Bones: Animal husbandry is the science of breeding livestock.
      Booth: Since when are fish livestock?
      Bones: Well, the term can be applied loosely.

    • Sweets: Well, now,it's pretty tough to tell your average nine-year-old from your average psychopath.
      Booth: Don't say that, all right? I have a kid nearly that age.
      Sweets: Children are still forming their sense of ethics at this age. Like I said, they're basically sociopaths. It's true.

    • Angela: So I'm looking for evidence of shark attack and murder while simultaneously judging a photo contest.
      Bones: You possess the necessary overlapping skills.

    • Bones: I'm going to have coffee with Andrew.
      Booth: Alright, have a good time.
      Bones: Thank you.
      Booth: I'm going to see someone too.
      Bones: Dr. Catherine Bryar.
      Booth: Case is closed.
      Bones: She's very nice. The two of you, seem compatible.
      Booth: Maybe. You know, we'll see.
      Bones: She's easily as pretty as I am. I mean ... using me as a standard.
      Booth: Bones, you are the standard.

    • Andrew Hacker: (to Booth) I truly hope that you don't end up getting eaten by sharks because your successes have done wonders for my career.

    • Andrew Hacker: You don't get to be Deputy Director of the FBI by just dressing well and kissing ass. (laughs) Okay, yeah, that's most of it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Guest star Rena Sofer is the third actor whose character has a personal relationship with Booth's character and has appeared in both Bones's current season and in one or more episodes of CBS's NCIS during the same TV season. On NCIS Ty Panitz (Parker Booth) was in "Child's Play" (7x09), Ralph Waite (Hank Booth) was in "Faith" (7x10), and Rena Sofer (Dr. Catherine Bryar) mader her first appearance in "Ignition" (7x11).

    • Featured Music:
      "I Stole Your Boots" by Chelsea Williams
      "Sure Sign" by Jets Overhead

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 21st, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 29th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: May 9th, 2010 on Channel Seven/7 HD
      Latin America: May 12th, 2010 on Fox
      Spain: May 28th, 2010 on Fox
      New Zealand: May 30th, 2010 on TV3
      India: October 4th, 2010 on Star World
      Norway: October 21st, 2010 on TV3
      Finland: December 18th, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: March 2nd, 2011 on JOJ
      Germany: March 31st, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: May 17th, 2011 on Prima


    • Hodgins: This looks like your friendly neighborhood gill raker.
      Bones: (pointing to something else) What's that?
      Hodgins: That, would be your friendly neighborhood gum wrapper.

      "Your Friendly neighborhood ..." is a play on words, alluding to a well-known saying from the Spider-Man comic book series. Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) often uses the self-referential saying "... from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."

    • Booth: I'm not afraid to bring this guy in.
      Hacker: You should be. If you value your pension, you should be.
      Booth: Okay well I'm not, even when you sound like Yoda.

      By telling Hacker he "sounds like Yoda," Booth is referring to the odd and mystical way Yoda, the wise character from the Star Wars movies, speaks.

    • Hodgins: I look like Richard Dreyfuss, dont I? "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"

      This is an allusion to the famous 1975 movie Jaws, in which a shark terrorizes the New Jersey shore. Richard Dreyfuss had a starring role in the movie (as Matt Hooper), while Roy Scheider (who starred as Chief Martin Brody) said the line "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" after seeing the shark.