Bones: Season 4, Episode 5

The Crank in the Shaft (1 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Part of a leg drops into an elevator. The gruesome discovery finds the body had been in the shaft for a few days. The victim was an office manager who was disliked by everyone. As the team ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Chip Yap
Christine Gertin
Gary Flannery
Ted Russo
Dave Farfield
Stan Nokes
Hamid Hirani


Part of a leg drops into an elevator. The gruesome discovery finds the body had been in the shaft for a few days. The victim was an office manager who was disliked by everyone. As the team investigates, Angela and Hodgins come to terms with their break up. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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When Bones & Booth go to the victim's job, they tell them that the body was their coworker Patty. One of the guys in the cubicle says "Pretty Patty?" This is a reference at an episode of Spongebob called "Patty Hype" where he makes pretty patties. See more »


In a place like the Jeffersonian, a lip ring would not have been acceptable. Fisher would have had to take his lip ring out in such a professional work area. See more »


Angela Montenegro: [after Bones misses the point and is completely not helpful] Thank you, though, for the offer. It was... it was very sweet.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: So, I helped?
Angela Montenegro: Oh, absolutely, sweetie. Thank you, it was...
[gives her a thumbs up]
Angela Montenegro: [Bones smiles, looking very pleased]
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not as good as previous one
6 October 2008 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This episode isn't as good as previous one, honestly I was little bit disappointed.

There was one mistake with DNA, but it was not so important for me. Brennan is learning about human psychology from Booth for 4 years, but she still asks him stupid things like she haven't learned anything. It is really annoying. In my opinion, writers should change something in her character, because this show would become very boring.

One thing I liked most is new guy - Fisher with his killing smile:) And it is still interesting to know about relationships of Hodgins/Angela, Brennan/Booth. And, of course, how will end story with Zack...

My Rating: 7/10

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