Season 7 Episode 12

The Suit on the Set

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 07, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The crew heads out to LA to work on a film called "Bone of Contention" which is based on Brennan's most recent book; when Brennan finds out that the film lacks authenticity she intervenes to bring it up to snuff; but when a prop body turns out to be an actual murder victim the team must stop working on the film and work the case instead; Booth is also offered a job.


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  • Well this is a bit different.

    First viewing I found it difficult to get my head round it but second time around I appreciated the humour of taking a poke at Hollywood. Loved the fact the corpse was Hansen Stephens - Hart and Nathan have a great sense of humour.

  • Ironic, but telling

    This episode makes a big deal about Hollywood not caring about accuracy, and being all flash. Given the number of mistakes in season 7, it is almost a sad self-referencing joke. Unfortunately, this was one of the better episodes of the season.
  • It's really that bad.

    This show had the unfornate appearance before a great show like House. The actors are cheesy, the writing is pitiful and the idea seems overused.

    Let's start with the acting. The main stars (David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel) make their characters the most stereotypical "detectives" on television now. Emily Deschanel tries too hard to be the typical accuser and finger pointer character which we have seen in shows like the CSI series and Law and Order over and over. David Boreanaz tries to be the tough guy, macho agent who backs up his partner despite her cheesy accusations. These actors are a major let down and are the foremost of killing the series.

    The writing happens to be typical. A case randomly pops out of the wood work and they consume all energy on an case by case (or episode by episode) basis. The relationships and parternerships are uninteresting (although this may be a problem with the spotty acting.) All in all, it's a tv show with a concept that is unreal and non-innovative in the length tv guide of crime solving shows.

    The show looks like it's dying in the breed of crime solving shows, but perhaps the genre itself is too.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brennan: Booth, you know, I've been thinking, it is nice here.

      Booth: I already turned down the job.

      Brennan: What, why?

      Booth: 'Cause working out here, I wouldn't be working with you, and you're my partner, always.

    • Brennan: I'm going to spend some time with my daughter, but I will be reachable by cell phone.

      Filmore: Preeminent scientist, best-selling author, and now, devoted mother. I sometimes think you appear in my life for the sole purpose of making me feel inadequate.

      Brennan: You give me far too much credit, Dr. Filmore. You're perfectly capable of recognizing your own inadequacies.

    • Cam: (about the movie set) Wow. I feel like I'm looking at our lab after a heavy night of drinking.

      Filmore: It's actually state-of-the-art here. I helped them rent the equipment.

      Brennan: Which would explain the abundance of podiatry equipment.

    • Brennan: Why don't we solve this murder?

      Booth: No, no, no, no, no. We can't do that! No.

      Brennan: Please? You know that we can. Dr. Filmore can assist me.

      Filmore: It was more cost-effective for production to rent real equipment than to build look-alikes, so this is actually a fully-functioning laboratory.

      Brennan: And you are a federal agent. You can claim jurisdiction. You know the department will back you. Please? Please? I've been dreaming of making a movie my whole life. Are you gonna let one little decomposing corpse get in the way of that?

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    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 7th, 2012 on Global
      Netherlands: May 28th, 2012 on RTL4
      United Kingdom: May 30th, 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Slovakia: December 5th, 2012 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: January 15th, 2013 on Prima family
      Germany: April 2th, 2013 on RTL