Bones

Season 7 Episode 5

The Twist in the Twister

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Aired Unknown Dec 08, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The body of a "storm-chaser" found after a tornado leads the team to study weather patterns to try and solve the case. Elsewhere, a desperate Angela and Hodgins turn to her father for child-care assistance, and Brennan must cope with Booth's over-protectiveness.

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  • Is she trying to get on the platform with a Buy 10 Get 1 Free Yogurt card?

    9.5
    I loved this episode! The above moment was my favorite, but there were many laugh out loud moments. I like the serious episodes too, but life is pretty serious so it's nice when a show, especially my favorite one, lightens things up. :) Watching this episode was great way to end the day. We don't get many shows this year with the reduced schedule so it's nice to keep a few of them lighthearted. For me, the lack of quantity is made up for by the quality.



    I thought the case was interesting but the resolution felt a bit too cliche. The Angela & Hodgins moments were great as always, as was the Fisher/mom storyline! It's a nice way to end the 2011 part of the mini-season. Looking forward to 2012.moreless
  • Blown Away... Well, Almost.

    7.5
    Case: Pretty much season 7's most interesting case yet. I have always found tornadoes to be one of nature's greatest wonder and threat at the same time. The case's mystery is there, and i loved the team's investigations especially the tornado scene.

    Relationships: Booth is being overprotective and Brennan hates it. That i can live with..

    ..but these are the things the episode could've done without:

    Fisher. Did we really need those phone conversations with his mom? No. It was boring and repetitive. The payoff was not even interesting. Nuff said.

    Angela and Hodgins. We get it, they're both lacking sleep. No need to make it more obvious in every scene. Well, at least Billy Gibbons is back.

    Too much comedy. The writers are sometimes overdoing it - especially following a serious episode. Less is more, it's what have always worked for the show (case in point: see the highest rated episodes). I even once read a comment that goes: "Bones is the best crime comedy out there." Comedy? Sad.

    Side Comment/s: -Hodgins and Angela's house is nice (at least on the outside). -Wow, Brennan's belly is so huge in this episode!

    Bottom Line: First half is a snooze-fest, but the second half saves it. With an interesting premise, it could've been an excellent 2011 finale had it concentrated more on the case.





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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

Samantha Quan

Samantha Quan

Misty Clemmons

Guest Star

Samantha Shelton

Samantha Shelton

Antonia 'Toni' Lawrence

Guest Star

Charlie Weber

Charlie Weber

Nolan

Guest Star

Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons

Himself (Angela's Dad)

Recurring Role

Joel David Moore

Joel David Moore

Colin Fisher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When the girl in the hat fell into the hole in the ground and her friend saw the skeleton, she faced the camera and opened her mouth like she was screaming. In the next shot, however, she was facing her friend and then she noticed the bones.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Rainbow Girl: Did you hear that? Mother Nature is so incredible.

      Bones: Mother Nature is not real.

    • Booth: Listen, uh … Bones, I do trust you.
      Brennan: Does that mean that you're not going to hover over me, like a crab whose mate is about to molt?
      Booth: I don't actually follow that, but no, I'm not.
      Brennan: You're not going to stop?
      Booth: I know it's not fair, but no, I'm not gonna stop.
      Brennan: Why?
      Booth: Why? Because I know that I'm not going to be able to always protect you and this beautiful baby. So acting like I can actually makes me feel less helpless.
      Brennan: (laughs) So, basically, you're asking me to support your delusion.
      Booth: Yes.
      Brennan: That's crazy.
      Booth: Well, you got a little bit of the crazy in you, too.

    • Booth: Bones, I'm really sorry I lied. I'm really, really sorry, Bones.
      Brennan: You think you have the right to control me because I'm carrying your progeny.
      Booth: Do you think maybe we could just use the word daughter?

    • Fisher: You have a son. You tell me, is letting your child have a simple, casual sexual encounter really too much to ask for?
      Angela: Well, my son is eight months old, Fisher. He doesn't date a lot.

    • Booth: Hey, did you fall or something?
      Brennan: I'm fine. I find this to be the easiest position from which to observe the remains.
      Booth: Let me get you a chair. Can I get a chair?
      Brennan: No, I don't need a chair.
      Booth: Something to sit on?
      Brennan: Booth, I'm pregnant, not sick.

    • Hodgins: Oh, that's the largest coffee they have?
      Angela: At least yours has caffeine in it. I have to hope that the taste of the decaf just tricks my body into staying awake.
      Hodgins: You want a few sips of mine?
      Angela: Our baby doesn't sleep, and you want me to feed him breast milk laced with speed?
      Hodgins: A good point.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Spinning Into Place" by Younger Brother
      "Don't Forget to Call Your Mother" by Walking Pneumonias

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 8th, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: December 14th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: November 6th, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 14th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: February 12th, 2013 on RTL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Film: Twister
      There are multiple references to the 1996 Jan de Bont film:
      • Competing storm chaser groups
      • The murder victim's "sensitivity" to the behavior of the storms (Bill Harding in the film)
      • The eccentric personalities of the storm chasers
      • The blow-through of the windmill blades (similar to the silo roof flyby scene in the film)
      • The remote weather probes gathering storm data (like the D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. units in the film)

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