Bones

Season 9 Episode 1

The Secrets in the Proposal

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Aired Unknown Sep 16, 2013 on FOX
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The team investigates a body found in an air conditioning vent. When Booth discovers a familiar CIA agent at the victim's home, however, he knows there's more to the Department of State accountant than he realized. Elsewhere, Booth reaches out to a former priest to help him make sense of the chaos Pelant wreaked in his life, and Brennan deals with her disappointment and its effect on her relationship with Booth.

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  • disappointing

    1.0
    The first episode just aired in the UK yesterday. I have been so egar to watch bones but I was very angry with the way God was disrespected. It is not okay in any way or form to call God's name in vain, much more insult Him. I will have to stop watching if the script writter does not have any regards and people are to idiotic and money hungry to care what comes out of their mouth.moreless
  • last season for bones

    6.0
    since this season started of so slow it is clear that this will be the last season for this series. The show is breaking it's own rules just to make another episode, the writers are losing their edge. From the start brennan is showed as logical and professional but to say that brennan can't put on a poker face when booth discreetly tells her the truth is the same as booth not hitting a target with a .50 cal sniper rifle.moreless
  • I don't understand why everyone is so meh

    7.0
    While I agree that the season got off to a not-very-fast-paced start, I am still definitely going to follow it and think it will be fun.
  • Confused

    6.5
    I'm really not sure I understand what the writers are doing. Have they not read a single email or forum over the break? Pretty universally, fans have said they are over Pelant, they don't understand how the season finale could have had such a massive plothole, and they think the finale was out of character for Booth and Brennan. I'm beginning to think there's some sort of understanding that Bones will end after this season, and they're stringing out this whole thing so that the series finale contains the wedding. It's a bit disappointing, if so. The characters on this show have so much scope, and Booth and Brennan have great chemistry even after getting together. Watching them negotiate their disparate beliefs and unusual relationship is much more fun than these severely forced "psycho" storylines. I was really hoping this ridiculousness would end in episode one of this season. They're manipulating the reactions of the characters to suit an overall story arc instead of allowing the characterisation to dictate how the story developments. It's supremely irritating. And kind of insulting, given that the audience has already missed seeing any affection/discussion surrounding their transition from partners to lovers. Colleague dies, comfort sex off screen, no-one even admits it happened until the following episode when Bones says she's pregnant, there's no discussion of whether it was a one-off, whether they were together before she announced she was pregnant. It's like they had no idea how to write it. A waste of brilliant actors and extensive character potential.moreless
  • Of, for the love of...

    2.0
    So, the writers of this show had all summer to come up with a reasonable explanation to the ridiculous plot hole that was, "Why doesn't Booth just slip Bones a note telling her the truth?", and "no poker face" is the best they could come up with?!?!?



    Really? Brennan? Temperance Brennan? The woman who for 8 seasons has demonstrated time and time again that she's not dictated by emotion and her near Aspergers like demeanor would give away the fact that she knew the truth? C'mon!



    Normally, I don't question the absurdities of the case of the week, but just so I get this guy bikes over to a hotel to confront the victim whom he thinks is forcing his friend into an affair, hits him with a bike lock in some magical fashion as to fracture his skull on both sides and kill him. Sure, let's take that absurd forensics out of the equation. If he biked over, wouldn't his lock I to his bike? If he didn't bike, wouldn't he have left it back at the office. He just strolled through the hotel and up to the room randomly carrying a bike lock in his hands?



    Nice to see that my long term plan of seeing how ridiculous this show can get wasn't derailed by a summer of thinking.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

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Danny Beck

Guest Star

Mather Zickel

Mather Zickel

Aldo Clemens

Guest Star

Lucy Walters

Lucy Walters

Lily Thorn

Guest Star

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Brennan: What I want to tell you is that I have absolute faith in you. I trust you. I know you love me and Christine, and ... I'm sorry I lost sight of that temporarily. You're a good man. You have your reasons, and ... when you can, you'll share them with me. I'm sorry.
      Booth: Look, I'm sorry ...
      Brennan: We'll be fine. But next time, it's your turn to ask me to marry you.
      Booth: I will. As soon as I can, I will.
      Brennan: I know.

    • Aldo: Booth loves you.
      Brennan: Booth told you that?
      Aldo: He confessed it to me. Not being married is a sin to him. I'm not sure a nonbeliever can understand that kind of sacrifice.
      Brennan: I wanted to marry him.
      Aldo: Not as much as he wants to marry you.
      Brennan: Do you want me to have faith in him?
      Aldo: You know, I've seen Booth do some terrible and ... and difficult things, but only if he was compelled by a very good reason.

    • Cam: I know this is about Booth, and my advice to you would be to trust him.
      Brennan: I feel the intense feelings of romantic love are fading from our relationship.
      Cam: Have you looked at Booth lately? He's miserable. If what you're suggesting were actually true, you'd both be experiencing relief. Do you feel relieved?
      Brennan: I don't always know what I'm feeling.
      Cam: Well, you are not relieved, Dr. Brennan. You're miserable. And so is Booth. And that is love.

    • Booth: Look, I just have a fast question, Father.
      Aldo: Aldo.
      Booth: Aldo, right. Look, I would sacrifice my own life for Bones, all right? I would kill for her. Then why am I not calling Pelant's bluff, huh? I mean, it's not my fault I put first the happiness of the woman I love.
      Aldo: That's true.
      Booth: It's true, right?
      Aldo: One question. When Temperance finds out that you put her happiness ahead of the lives of five innocent people, how will she react? You knew the answer already. You just needed to hear me say it.

    • Booth: Stop telling Bones I'm lying to her.
      Angela: What's the problem, Booth? What, do you need one more fling before settling down?
      Booth: I'm not a fling kind of a guy, and you know that.
      Angela: Maybe Brennan isn't as attractive to you now that she's become a mom.
      Booth: You're not helping the situation.
      Angela: You're ruining her very fragile heart. You should be ashamed of yourself!

    • Hodgins: We are at war with the CIA?
      Cam: That's a little melodramatic.
      Hodgins: Hey, they have killer robot drones, Cam. Read a newspaper.

    • Booth: Look, we're gonna ... get past all of this.
      Brennan: I-I don't even know what all of this is.
      Booth: Hey. I-I love you, okay? You love me. Everything's gonna be okay.
      Brennan: I know you want me to accept what you're saying on faith because you're a man of faith but I believe in patterns and sequences, and ... this sequence doesn't end well unless something disrupts the pattern.

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