Bones

Season 9 Episode 6

The Woman in White

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2013 on FOX
8.8
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Booth and Brennan's wedding is finally here, but a murder and family conspire to ruin the event. A body discovered while the wedding rehearsal takes place threatens to split Brennan's attention from the wedding, so Cam and Angela do their best to keep it from her until the case requires all of the team. Meanwhile, Max comes to town for the wedding, but the bag full of money he brings with him seems to indicate he has other duties than walking the bride down the aisle.

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  • The Big Wedding episode was very deflated

    7.0
    This should have been a major milestone episode, but seemed like just a filler.
  • Perfectly Bones

    10
    I thought this wedding episode was perfectly BONES. The awkward, funny wedding rehearsal with Emily's real life husband as the priest. The church burning down and Angela coming through with an emergency wedding. Cyndi Lauper as Harmonia singing the perfect song for these two - At Last. The vows were totally BONES. In fact, when ED and DB saw the script and where the wedding was going to be they went to the other producers and the writers and had them change them to what we saw. It was a way of tying all the years together and a nod to the fans for sticking with the for so long.moreless
  • Few problems, but liked many other things

    7.0
    Someone needs to tell the writers that Brennan is SMART, not stupid, not an idiot savant and certainly not incapable of learning from others.



    Her character is different and very socially awkward, (which is why I started watching the show) but she's not totally stupid. Brennan would not have bothered to correct the priest to say she was speaking the vows from her mouth and not her heart because she would know what the priest meant and would know better than to needlessly correct a statement that no one at the wedding could possibly have taken literally. Having her point it out made her character look, at best, stupid and incapable of learning from anyone, or at worst, a petty witch nitpicking at nothing.

    She would not have decided to exclude the interns from her wedding because all of them were single and not in serious relationships out of concern that it'd be wrong to ask them to come celebrate her finding her mate. She wouldn't care about any of that because, if anyone's noticed, she doesn't care if she hurts her interns' feelings. Why would she suddenly care now? She just wouldn't. It'd been more realistic to have her not originally invite them because she felt it was improper to mix the people who work under her into her personal life.

    Brennan is very, very smart and you can't tell me that as a woman in her 40s she hasn't learned at least some of the broad strokes of social interactions by now, . inviting to your wedding co-workers that you work with on a regular basis is one of them. I felt the whole last-minute invite of the interns was done just to have an excuse to dress the actors up in silly costumes, and that strikes me as a visual image the writer came up with first then shoe-horned into the show by making Brennan doing something against her character.

    I did like the vows, especially Brennan's note that she wrote way back when she was buried alive in the car with Hodgins. Having Cyndi Lauper sing was nice, too. It wasn't a horrible episode at all, but I face-palmed at both the incidents I have issue with.moreless
  • Sooo Beautiful!!

    10
    Now before bones and booth got together I thought booth was one of the hottest things in the world but afterwards, meh hehe

    But oh my gosh that wedding ceremony with the squints dressing awesome old victorian style and the little mix of twilight with that AMAZING psychic singer, she blew me away, it was a spectacular wedding scene ^_^.
  • No Caroline-lines! They BLEW It!

    5.0
    I've almost dreaded this episode, because I've seen this before in another similar show in the 70's I loved: "Quincy". Once they married him off to Anita Gillette, the episodes got soapy, sappy, and "domesticated", and then the show was done (while I acknowledge Jack Klugman's throat cancer was the deciding factor, the show had lost its interest for me already). "Bones" has been slipping down that soapy slope for awhile now, but the strong supporting cast has kept it afloat.



    But what really burned me up was the fact that my favorite character in the show, Caroline Julian (played by Patricia Belcher) had NO spoken lines! Just some boohoos in a Kleenex sitting in the audience? No freakin' way! After the perfunctory way they dispatched Pilant, this show won't be the same for me unless they do some major bouncing-back going forward.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

Mather Zickel

Mather Zickel

Aldo Clemens

Guest Star

Brian Klugman

Brian Klugman

Dr. Oliver Wells

Guest Star

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Avalon Harmonia

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal

Max Keenan

Recurring Role

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Clark Edison

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (15)

    • Aldo: By the powers vested in me by the District of Columbia and the Internet, I now pronounce you man and wife.
      Brennan: You can kiss me now.
      Booth: Aldo didn't say that I could kiss you.
      Aldo: As usual, she's right. Go.

    • Brennan: When Hodgins and I were buried alive, we each wrote a message to someone we loved, in case our bodies were ever found. Hodgins wrote to Angela, and... I wrote to you, Booth. (reading the letter) "Dear Agent Booth, you are a confusing man. You are irrational and impulsive, superstitious and exasperating. You believe in ghosts and angels, and maybe even Santa Claus, and because of you, I've started to see the universe differently. How is it possible that simply looking into your fine face gives me so much joy? Why does it make me so happy that every time I try-try to sneak a peek at you, you're already looking at me? Like you, it makes no sense. And like you, it feels right. If I ever get out of here, I will find a time and a place to tell you that you make my life messy and confusing and unfocused and irrational and wonderful." This is that time. This is that place.

    • Booth: You know, I worked really, really hard on my vows, but you know, now that we're here... Look, um, hey, do you remember the last time that we were here? Standing right around in this spot? It was, um, right in the beginning, before we really knew each other. I was trying to get away from you, because, um, you were irritating me. And, uh, you chased me down, and you caught up to me. I said to you, "Listen, I just have to get all my ducks in a row, right?" And then you said to me--
      Brennan: I can be a duck.
      Booth: Yeah. You know, we have been chasing each other for a long time. We've been chasing each other through wars and serial killers and ghosts and snakes and... You know, chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life. And being chased by you has been my greatest joy, but now we, uh, we don't have to chase each other anymore because... we caught each other.

    • Aldo: Ladies and gentlemen, friends and loved ones of Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan, if anyone here has any reasons why these two shouldn't be married, keep it to yourself or get out because this is going to happen.

    • Brennan: I'm not certain if you are aware, but Agent Booth and I are getting married today.
      Wendell: Congrats, Dr. B.
      Fisher: Suck up.
      Clark: Being polite is not the same thing as sucking up.
      Wells: I'm pretty sure that it is.
      Arastoo: We're all very happy for you.
      Wendell: Yeah, says the guy who got invited.
      Daisy: Well, he didn't really get invited.
      Fisher: He still gets to go.

    • Booth: Look, I know what this wedding meant to you, and the flowers and the dress.
      Brennan: I don't care about any of that. It's you who I'm worried about.
      Booth: Me? Why me?
      Brennan: The church. I know how important that is to you.
      Booth: I didn't ask for that. That was your idea this time around.
      Brennan: Because of you.
      Booth: Bones, I would wear elephant tusks on my head and have a squirrel monkey do the wedding ceremony if that's what you wanted.
      Brennan: You really don't care?
      Booth: No.
      Brennan: Well, neither do I... as long as you're there.

    • Angela: All that matters is that you two are gonna tie the knot today. I've got it all under control.
      Brennan: But Booth wants us to be in control.
      Angela: Yeah, well, the killer wanted to be in control, too.
      Brennan: I don't understand.
      Angela: That professor wanted her Emily Dickinson story to be the only real one, right? But circumstances changed. Just like here. The details aren't what's important. The poetry, that's what's important. And the poem here is you and Booth. So don't put off what you two have wanted for so long because a few details have changed.

    • Marianne: Seeley, what you have here... is the final piece to the puzzle. It's what's going to make you whole. Tempe is the woman that I always wished I could be, and the one that every mother always prays that her son will find.

    • Hank: You're a lucky man, Shrimp. You found a woman who's willing to stand up to you and call you on your crap.
      Booth: Say my what?
      Hank: You can be stubborn. And if she's willing to stick around and try to civilize you, then you'd better listen and make adjustments, 'cause that's love.

    • Brennan: If I have to think about the remains instead of my wedding, I will be very unhappy. You wouldn't want that, would you?
      Clark, Wendell, Wells, Arastoo, Fisher: No.
      Daisy: Absolutely not.
      Brennan: I thought not. Good luck.

    • Hodgins: All right, uh... You don't want in on the pool?
      Cam: No. (pauses) Dr. Hodgins? 20 bucks says it's cancelled by 1:00 tomorrow. Oh, God, I hate myself.

    • Angela: Hey. Did you place a bet on this wedding?
      Clark: I prefer not to tell you while you're wearing your tough face.

    • Angela: You see, Brennan? This is gonna solve itself. You are not needed.
      Hodgins: And since the wedding is tomorrow, you should get your beauty sleep.
      Brennan: I don't need sleep to be beautiful.
      Hodgins: No, but it does help you be pleasant.

    • Hodgins: (after they get a call) I'll put $25 on the wedding being canceled by lunchtime tomorrow.
      Sweets: Yeah. 50 bucks says it's canceled before the sun goes down.
      Cam: Worst friends ever.

    • Brennan: Dr. Wells is a polymath, and more than qualified to do the research. And if he isn't, we dismiss him. No one likes him anyway.
      Fisher: I kinda do.

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