Bones

Season 8 Episode 18

The Survivor in the Soap

28
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2013 on FOX
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8.1
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Episode Summary

Booth and Brennan look into the murder of a Sierra Leone immigrant whose body was found at a hazardous waste facility stuffed in a barrel. At the lab, Cam and Arastoo's involvement is on the verge of discovery, while Booth and Brennan plan a vacation.

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  • Old stories.

    7.0
    Interesting enough story, but we've seen this story many times in one for or another. I feel bones is losing the ability to create new and interesting stories, so they're just rehashing a mash up of old ones.
  • 'Bones' not afraid to tackle problems

    8.0
    Bones has never been afraid to face uncomfortable problems - child abuse, terrorism,diplomatic immunity to avoid murder, PTSD, the homeless, veterans, attitudes to Muslims and now child soldiers.

    This is one of the things that lifts it out of the usual run of the mill crime dramas, that and the humour even if it is sometimes very dark !

    Enoyed seeing Alex again and his relationship with Booth, this time less prickly. Will Booth ever get a normal vacation without Bones wanting to view strange tribes or gruesome remains ? Perhaps they could go to Italy so he could take her to the museum in Rome where they have lots of pornographic Roman material ?moreless
  • the end in sight?

    3.0
    I am so so so disappointed with the way that Bones has gone. This episode was just a mishmash with characters doing uncharacteristic things, even reverting to behaviour they had outgrown several series ago.. in particular Aristoo's outburst at Hodgins, what was that? As well as Brennan determinedly misunderstanding Booth's intention for a holiday, that was rude and boring. Booth himself seemed bored with all the interactions, just phoning it in. I am also turned off by the preaching - child soldiers this week, something else the week after next. I'm afraid I turned the thing off before it finished, was so uninterested in the outcome. The actual murder seemed to be an excuse for some writer to propound a pet topic in a heavy handed way. Has someone moved in who is sleeping with the boss? Get rid of them, they are ruining what used to be appointment viewing for me. My flatmates said they turned off months ago. If there are no more fun or interesting cases to be had perhaps Bones needs to retire gracefully before it's fired.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

Danny Woodburn

Danny Woodburn

Alex Radziwell/Alex Radziwill

Guest Star

Kareem Grimes

Kareem Grimes

Brima Chalobah

Guest Star

Ntare Mwine

Ntare Mwine

Joseph Mbarga

Guest Star

Pej Vahdat

Pej Vahdat

Arastoo Vaziri

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cam: Do you want the whole lab hearing you? Because that's what's happening.
      Hodgins: I do not need him coming in here and accusing me of being incompetent and not caring. You're the intern. I'm the guy with doctor in front of his name.
      Arastoo: I had no idea you were incapable of making mistakes! Maybe I should just bow down to you and do whatever you say!
      Cam: Okay, that is enough.

    • Booth: You know, I really need a vacation.
      Brennan: We'll go. I've been thinking, Paris.
      Booth: Paris! Yeah! All right! Okay, now you're talking.
      Brennan: The catacombs are filled with historical remains, and the sewer system is fascinating.
      Booth: Right, skeletons and poop. Well, way to ruin Paris, Bones.
      Brennan: Well, the food there is superb.
      Booth: I lost my appetite.

    • Booth: This is my case, Alex.
      Alex: You got deportees, illegal immigrants, dead asylum refugees. That means State oversees this case, Booth. And I'm State.
      Booth: Right. So as an overseer, what exactly do you do? Can you just, I don't know, enlighten me?
      Alex: I tell you what to do. I exhort ... and then you make me look good.

    • Hamilton: You don't seem like an FBI agent.
      Brennan: (smiles) Thank you.
      Booth: Thank you?
      Brennan: I mean, I'm very proud to be a forensic anthropologist.
      Booth: Proud to be an FBI guy.

    • Cam: I'm sorry we didn't get our evening.
      Arastoo: Occupational hazard. At least I was here with you.
      Cam: I know this is hard.
      Arastoo: Loving you is the easiest thing in my life right now. I'd like to boast to the world about it, but that's just my ego.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback)

    • Alex Radziwell (Danny Woodburn) of the State Department was last seen in season two's "The Girl in Suite 2103" involving a Colombian judge and her family.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 4th, 2013 on Global

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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