Bones

Season 7 Episode 3

The Prince in the Plastic

9
Aired Unknown Nov 17, 2011 on FOX
AIRED:
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
218 votes
3

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

When a toy company executive is found shrink-wrapped with one of their Prince Charmington Dolls, the company's CEO gives Booth and Sweets access to the company's prototype lab, and Brennan's concern over her fitness as a mother causes her to integrate the case into her life. Elsewhere, Daisy supports Sweets' defiance of Booth in going after a gun certification.

moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Playtime

    8.5
    Lots of character stuff in this episode. Loved Booth having to take Daisy out as a squint - brave boy. 'I cop, you squint '.

    The dispute between Sweets and Booth over Sweets having a gun, and Brennan's logical reason for it.

    Best of all though was Angela, Hodgins and the Chinese toy assembly - I'm sure we've all been there with strangely translated instructions.
  • Third Time's The Charmington

    8.5
    Case: Somehow, the best and most playful (pun, ha!) case of the season so far, save for another predictable killer. There are two victims this time: a woman and a Ken doll by the name of Prince Charmington. Funnily, i was more interested at Daisy's side of the investigation.

    Relationships: Thank goodness, no Brennan's lack of empathy storyline. It is replaced by her trying to understand the importance of toys or playing with her kid in the future. Does she really need to? I mean, even in foster care, she must have played with a toy or something close to a toy. Nevermind, because i LOL'd at her impression of Prince Charmington. Emily is talented like that. Kinda reminds me of the "dancing phalanges." However, sometimes Brennan says the stupidest things, like how children should not play with bears. Yeah - typical Brennan - but it's quite obvious they're talking about toys.

    Although unnecessary as well, i enjoyed Sweets' side of the episode. I just damn hope that he's going to use that gun in future episodes. Writers, give us some action already!

    I enjoy Daisy, but sometimes i can't see past the fact that she's the most cliche character on the show. Even most of her scenes with Sweets are a cliche. Well, it's still nice to see her once in a while. Like i said, i enjoyed her Prince Charmington examination.

    Angela and Hodgins are having a hard time assembling a toy made in China. I laughed so hard at those scenes, because i've been there - the loony instructions and all! Can't blame China though. Still, filler scenes.

    Side Comment/s: None.

    Bottom Line: A great episode. Probably the best of the first three episodes of the season, though not by much.

    moreless
  • When they play together it's the best part.

    8.5
    I got a real boot out of this episode.

    There are a lot of great mini moments: between Daisy and Hodges, Angela and the toy assembly, Angela and Bones and toy play, Bones and Booth at the end of the day at home.

    the VERY best part is the end where Bones and Booth play together - it made me laugh!

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

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Cortez

Guest Star

John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie

Lawrence Deighton

Guest Star

Ryan Bittle

Ryan Bittle

Brock Vorback

Guest Star

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During Daisy's "autopsy" of the Prince Charmington Doll (about 23 minutes into the episode), she not only uses a "privacy towel" across the doll's groin, but a closeup reveals a tiny "toe-tag" placed on the doll's right foot.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode Bones has a toy gun which she fires several times. Just before the toy gun fight she has with Booth there are only four or five balls remaining in the gun. Yet she fires many more than five balls during the fight.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brennan: (about their living arrangement) We're still arguing about it. I want at least an acre of land, and he wants something called a man cave.
      Booth: Wait, really? Really. You really want to get him involved?
      Brennan: He asked a question.
      Booth: Just tell him that it's crazy for him to carry a gun, that's all.
      Brennan: But it is not.
      Booth: It is.
      Sweets: (to Brennan) Thank you.
      Brennan: At the very least, he could draw fire away from you and get shot himself, which would reduce the likelihood of me becoming a single parent.
      Sweets: We, we, we don't have to go through every eventuality.
      Booth: You're not getting a gun.
      Sweets: Then I'll make sure you don't get a man cave.
      Booth: You're not going to get a gun.
      Sweets: Well, then, you won't get a man cave.

    • Brennan: I'm not good playing with toys. What if I can't connect with our child?
      Booth: Okay, you connect with me, right?
      Brennan: You know I do.
      Booth: Okay, our child is half of me, so at the very least, you can connect with the me half. Get it, right? Listen, you're gonna be a great mom.

    • Bianca: And I'm going to need each of you to sign a non-disclosure form before we enter.
      Booth: Oh, I can't do that. I'm with the FBI. What we do is disclose.
      Bianca: Well, then, I can't allow you to stay here.
      Daisy: Well, we can always shut the building down while we wait for a warrant if that's what you'd prefer. I'm sure the press would love a story like that.
      Bianca: Fine.
      Daisy: That was relevant, wasn't it?
      Booth: I cop, you squint.
      Daisy: Well, then permission to squint, Agent Booth.
      Booth: Squint away.

    • Angela: This is going to be kind of cool, huh? Us raising our kids at the same time?
      Brennan: Yes. And since my daughter will be younger, I can learn from your inevitable mistakes.
      Angela: Thank you, honey.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "No Control" by Slighter

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 17th, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: November 30th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: October 23rd, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 7th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: January 29th, 2013 on RTL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Brennan: The injuries were all caused by one huge crushing blow.
      Angela:What weapon is that big?
      Brennan: I have no idea who could even lift a weapon that large.
      Angela: Fee-fi-fo-fum.
      Angela referring to the first line of a historical quatrain (or sometimes couplet) famous for its use in the classic English fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" (also known as "Jack the Giant-Killer" fairy tale). The poem, as given in Joseph Jacobs's rendition, is as follows:
      Fee-fi-fo-fum!
      I smell the blood of an Englishman
      Be he alive, or be he dead
      I'll have his bones to grind my bread.

More
Less