Bones

Season 7 Episode 7

The Prisoner in the Pipe

10
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 02, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Booth is not happy when Brennan, in her advanced state of pregnancy, decides she is the only scientist who can solve the mystery of a prisoner's corpse found miles from the prison in the sewer system. Unfortunately, her determination to work as usual puts them in danger and results in a surprise arrival in a location only Brennan can appreciate.

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  • Disaster

    4.0
    Basically, there was no case in this episode. It looked like complexed but it went so easy and simple to solve that in the middle of the episode I figured where it is coming to... And the last eight minutes were just too... not Bones. Rather rational, non-fictional show became a complete disaster set of sequences edited together, badly played... Any show should have avoided doing things like that because it simply ruins them. Especially Bones... And I think, they managed jumping the shark.moreless
  • A Mystery to Life

    10
    Brilliant. The case was brilliant and original. The finding of the murder weapon took me by surprise, never thought possible that something so harmless as paper could turn out to be so dangerous. The irony of Brennan giving birth in a manger gave me a good chuckle; I always thought their baby had to come to the world in a special way. It wasn't in an hospital as Booth so much wanted or at home as Bones was planning, but in a manger. What I could grasp about that moment is that there is indeed a mystery to live; sometimes things don't turn out the way we want -or plan, but they're still good and leave us lessons. This is what I got from this episode. Truly brilliant.moreless
  • The Prisoner in the Pipe

    10
    Loved this episode. I think it was awesome that Brennan gave birth in a barn.
  • The Prisoner in the Pipe

    7.0
    The ending was a little bit too cheesy for my liking, could have done without that, but this was a well-written show and a nice payoff for long-term fans waiting for this moment. There were some elements of comedy throughout, but not necessarily as much as some past episodes, and that was a wise decision as this is a show that needs to put more emphasis on cases, not less. That aforementioned case tonight was not bad, but this episode was clearly about more than that.moreless
  • The Mystery of Life

    10
    How can this episode be anything but a 10? And the case was good too. :) I'm not sure exactly what to say about the show, but I'd like to try, because I think it can't help but be a break from all of the awful happenings that are in the news these days.



    I've heard it said that each new birth is God's affirmation of the future and the closing scenes not only reaffirm the future, but also the priceless value of family and true friends. I won't say anything more about the "place of birth" so as to not leave a spoiler, so I'll just say that for Dr. Brennan to describe it "the perfect place" and to see the mystery of life in it all is, well, perfect.



    I've always believed that science and faith shouldn't be at odds with each other and here it all comes together - perfectly.moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

Vanessa Branch

Vanessa Branch

Claire Lazebnik

Guest Star

Christopher Forsyth

Christopher Forsyth

Dan Henshaw

Guest Star

Jerry Kernion

Jerry Kernion

Dave Krinsky

Guest Star

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: Brennan and Booth's daughter is named Christine Angela Booth.  Christine, after Brennan's mom, and Angela, after Angela Montenegro, Brennan's best friend.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Daisy: I'm becoming a certified doula.
      Brennan: You aren't getting anywhere near my cervix, Ms. Wick.
      Daisy: Just saying. Should you find yourself in need – I could stop at the perineum.

    • Cam: You have anything?
      Brennan: There's a fragment of the right ninth rib with striations that are consistent with a stab wound. But there's so little evidence, it would be irresponsible for me to form a conclusion at this point.
      Angela: Come on. Just this once.
      Brennan: No.
      Cam: You can do it. Just say, "It's a stabbing."
      Brennan: I can't.
      Angela: We'll think you're cool if you do.
      Brennan: Well, I want to be cool … but I can't.
      Angela: It's okay, honey. We still love you just the same.

    • Daisy: Do you think I overstepped my bounds by becoming a doula?
      Hodgins: Yes.
      Daisy: No, really.
      Hodgins: Yes, really.
      Daisy: But it was so nice of me.
      Hodgins: It's more creepy than nice.
      Daisy: You're joking.
      Hodgins: Wish I was.

    • Booth: You have to learn how to compromise.
      Brennan: I can compromise. I'm willing to let you have our daughter baptized.
      Booth: Really?
      Brennan: Mm-hmm. Children need mythology. It helps them make sense of the world.
      Booth: My religion is not a myth.
      Brennan: I'm an author, Booth. I understand how narrative works, and so does your Bible. A pregnant woman is about to give birth. She finds an inn, but they won't let her stay there, so she is forced to give birth in a barn. Whoever wrote that, really knew how to manipulate an audience.
      Booth: Well, it happened.
      Brennan: Fine. You can baptize our daughter and I will make sure that she is born at home, perfect compromise.

    • Booth: Sweets, just get on with this, OK, so I don't have to look at that thing.
      Sweets: What do you have against a cappuccino machine?
      Booth: This is a diner. I come here because there is no cappuccino machine. Understand? Some things, they need to be sacred, right? Preserved, all right? In this country there is a line between coffee and foamy crap. And when that line gets blurred people may just become animals.
      Sweets: You OK?
      Booth: No, no I'm not OK! I'm not dunking my donut into some cappuccino. That's not why I joined the Army. I didn't join the Army for that, you know?
      Sweets: Take two regular coffees please. Thanks
      Booth: Two black.
      Sweets: Sit.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Rolling Down" by Freedom Fry
      "How Bad We Need Each Other" by Marc Scibilia

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 2nd, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 25th, 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: Novemer 20th, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 21st, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: February 26, 2013 on RTL

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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