Bones (2005– )
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The Critic in the Cabernet 

The remains are found in a barrel of wine. Bones realizes she wants to have a child and asks Booth for help.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Sean Mortenson
Charlie Dunwood
Jenny Holt
Kim Mortenson
Bruce Hanover
Stewie Griffin (voice)


A wine cask sealed years ago by cellar-master Bruce Hanover in Sean Mortenson's well-reputed Virginia winery contains the remains of influential wine critic Spencer Holt. While the forensic team searches for precise cause of death and weapon, the criminal investigation soon digs up possible motives in wine economics and marital infidelity. However the Jeffersonian team is more preoccupied with Bones' announcement she wants a baby, and expect model male Booth to donate the sperm. Sweets had a hard time making them admit the relational significance, but something worse surprises even him. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

7 May 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Stewie was allowed to appear in this episode because Bones & Family Guy are both owned and broadcasted on FOX network channels. See more »


When Booth and Brennan are in the car after Cam talks to Booth about his potential sperm donation, we can see the scenery on each side of the car. While the camera is on Booth, the scenery reel ends, switching instantly from a building to park scenery. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: You really liked holding that kid didn't you?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Yeah. I've been thinking about how exciting it would be to expose my own child to early pattern recognition.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know they like singing and uh, when you make funny faces at 'em too.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Yeah of course. I-I will make a diverse schedule.
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References The Three Stooges Show (1960) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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31 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm going to have to give this a ten simply for the Booth/Brennan story line. We see them take another big step toward becoming a couple. Brennan doesn't only recognize the fact that she does want to be a mother (after denying it thus far), but she declares there's only one man who can be the father of her child: Booth. Digging deeper, I'm guessing that it is symbolic of the fact that Brennan is in love with Booth but due to lack of feeling loved in her past, she doesn't recognize this yet. Everyone else does (Even Booth, in my opinion), and tries to stop what she wants to do from happening.

At the end, Booth has another vision, and it scares Brennan so badly that she drags him of of the middle of an interrogation and right to the hospital. Love is written all over her face, and Booth is very uncomfortable until Brennan shows up at his side at the end of the episode.

Anyone who says they aren't in love is crazy!

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