Bones: Season 4, Episode 5

The Crank in the Shaft (1 Oct. 2008)

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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 »


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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Great episode, besides the Asian male reference. Angela and Hodgens get some closer. Funny creepy intern.
3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great episode! I had to find out who the writer was, because I loved the snappy dialog. The best dialog, I think, so far this season. I enjoyed the creepy intern, but am waiting to see if they actually keep one. Bones is very funny in this episode when she is picking on Booth. The case had a great cast of characters It was fun trying to guess who the killer was. Or was she killed. By the Asian man, pot head, the guy who was recently fired. Or was it the boss, the man from India or the Wife. Another cool turn of events was figuring out how she died. Hilarious to watch Booth try to open the elevator door. A parallel story is that Booth wants this chair that is suppose to elevate his stature and Bones has fun at his expense calling him a drone. But he works for the US government.

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