Dixie ex-con Finn Abernathy, a genius, joins the team and impresses even Bones. He has to face hard questions about his past and morality but soon bonds with initially hostile Hodges. The case is that of a female eating competitions champion, whose corpse is being eaten from the inside by a live snake. Booth concentrates on her rivals for the impending Gluttony Games, a premiere with a $10,000 prize, her husband and hard-handed manager Brian Tobin. Everyone tries to make Bones understand she must take account of Booth's emotions as a proud father-to-be. Written by
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Many times in the episode, the new intern Finn Abernathy calls Hodgins "Thurston", while Hodgins calls him "Opie". These names are references to Opie Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show, and Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island. Opie is a child who is usually taught a lesson in each episode, sometimes getting into trouble, but always meaning well. Thurston Howell III is a very pretentious millionaire who expects certain standards to be respected even when stranded on an island. Hodgins and Abernathy will later start a business, on the side, together under the name Opie &Thurston. See more
During the eating competition, the final two are supposedly tied at 52, then 53. But in various shots their numbers show up as 55 and 56, then as 52 or 53 again. See more
Excuse me, sir. But elocution was not on my application. And it doesn't seem to bother anybody else here how I talk. So I'm getting the feeling you're doing it just to make me feel bad 'cause I'm different than you. Which right now is making me feel pretty glad. But just because we speak different don't mean we can't understand each other. After all, we both speak Science, and that's all that's important in here, right?
Dr. Camille Saroyan
References The Andy Griffith Show