Bones

Season 8 Episode 4

The Tiger in the Tale

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2012 on FOX
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The investigation into the mauled body of a day laborer at an animal expo leads the team to an animal trafficking operation, the operator of which is also the owner of the expo. Elsewhere, Brennan looks at a political career, while Sweets and Daisy face a major change in their relationship.

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  • Mean Lance!

    10
    Great episode, the way bones cried over the tiger was heartwrenching and sad. Good to see a episode highlighting the need for animal protection, rather that the usual episodes featuring animal activists portrayed at nuts. How mean was Lance! I'm no fan of Daisy, but dumping her like that when she did nothing wrong was so mean.
  • Why is it still on air?

    4.0
    This show is going a way off its track. The acting is bad, it is so artificial. Add to this lack of magic between characters. I think that everything what could be done, was already done and the writers simply do not have any idea what to come up with next. Most of the episode does not involve solving case - it suits to cover soap opera plots. Count number of minutes in which you saw the lab and the squints and look at the way how they solved the case. It is like a summary not an actual process which we could observe in the first years of this show. Beginning from the seventh season I am highly disappointed by the level of quality the show presents and I am very surprised that it wasn't canceled already. I think the only reason so is its populistic approach. It started as rather gruesome TV series broadcasted late in the evening and will end as a fairy tale for children at 6 or 7 . Jumped the shark? Several times but somebody thinks that it didn't happen.moreless
  • one big drama with touches of humor

    10
    Excellent chapter, with great moments of fun. As background, the protection of animals. The B & B goes forward. Bravo!
  • Does Bones have Asperger's

    3.0
    Somewhere a few seasons back this show started going downhill. Whenever they felt it necessary to turn Angela into a nympho freak lesbian, something they can't take back, they ruined her character. Now we have episodes where Angela doubts her usefulness and Bones wants to run for president and cries over a dead tiger, which was completely out of character. In the first few seasons I don't remember her talking like she does now. She sounds like she's autistic, maybe Aspergers Syndrome? It's getting hard to watch. It's bordering on bad acting and if the directer is making her talk like that, please, please stop it!!! They killed off the best actor they had on the show, Ryan Cartwright, who is awesome in Alphas. We really need some better writing in this show.moreless
  • A Caged and Endagered Episode

    3.5
    This episode played out like a really long after school commercial highlighting the obvious sins of mistreating and abusing animals, the envrionment, and really cool model airplanes. Perhaps if the Writers had been more passionate about building a more believable storyline, we, the audience would have felt a little more guilty about watching TV in our faux leopard print pajamas. Oh, and Sweets, you suck.
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

Arturo Del Puerto

Arturo Del Puerto

Juan Chiquez

Guest Star

Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Thomas Casey

Guest Star

Heather Mazur

Heather Mazur

Marcy Drew

Guest Star

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Brennan: Bad teeth, bad boots. Our victim came from a lower caste.
      Daisy: We don't have castes in America.
      Cam: Wow. Would you care to look me in the face and say that?
      Daisy: Oh, God, did this just morph into a racial thing?

    • Brennan: So now you think I'd be a good president?
      Booth: Um, no, I don't. You know you're an atheist, you're not diplomatic, and you think America is an empire.
      Brennan: America is an empire.
      Booth: And I really, really wouldn't give you your own army or nuclear weapons. That would just be a disaster.

    • Brennan: (about the tiger) That animal was beautiful.
      Booth: It was beautiful and rare, just like you.

    • Daisy: A goat … more pigs … lots of cows …
      Cam: Try to limit the play-by-play to the exotic animals, Ms. Wick.
      Daisy: Well, I grew up in the city, so they're all exotic to me.

    • Angela: God help me, if you get into that "All boats rise in a flood" thing …
      Hodgins: "High tide raises all boats."
      Angela: Yeah. What?
      Hodgins: You said flood, a flood is a natural disaster. What? Most boats would sink in a flood. Tide's good, flood's bad.
      Angela: Seriously?
      Hodgins: Ask New Orleans.
      Angela: I'm telling you that I'm feeling inadequate, and you're talking about boats.

    • Hodgins: What kind of lunatic wants a wild animal as a pet?
      Cam: I think lunatic pretty much describes who we're talking about.

    • Hodgins: Dr. Saroyan, have you seen the excrement that I left on my desk?
      Angela: Think before you speak, Hodgins. Some people might not understand what you're referring to.
      Hodgins: Oh. That's a good point. So, have you seen it?
      Cam: Yes, I took your excrement. I wanted to study it.
      Angela: Ooh. Now everything sounds terrible, doesn't it?
      Cam: Awful.

    • Sweets: Well, it's ours. We officially live together.
      Daisy: Ooh! I've never lived with a man before.
      Sweets: Me neither.
      Daisy: You're so funny. Laughter is gonna be the main sound in our apartment. And sex.
      Sweets: Hopefully, not at the same time.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Additional Crew Credits: 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).

    • This episode marked the beginning of a three-week broadcast hiatus. Fox began coverage of the 2012 National League championship and World Series the following week.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 8th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: March 20th, 2013 on JOJ

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