Bones: Season 8, Episode 5

The Method in the Madness (5 Nov. 2012)

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Episode credited cast:
Brooke Guminski
Dr. Cole Reese
Willis McCullum
Adam Borchardt
Louie (as Wally Negrini)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Louise Hartman ...
Susanne Allan Hartman ...


The team identify a woman's eviscerated body as a co-owner of a natural applesauce store. There is a symmetry to her incisions. Sweets has been living in his office since the breakup with Daisy so Bones invites him to stay with he and Bones. Written by Bernie

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The intern, Colin Fisher, tells about a serial killer named Gein who was arrested for murder and whose home was found to contain various objects made of human remains. This is most likely a reference to Edward Gein who in the 1950's in Wisconsin was found to be responsible for killing two people and robbing several graves. He was subsequently tried and convicted for one murder and sentenced to life imprisonment which he spent in a mental hospital. See more »


Brennan makes the statement that the list of bones that Booth hasn't broken is shorter than the list of bones he has broken. Given that there are 206 bones in the average human body, it is doubtful that Booth has, in fact, broken 104 or more of them. It is unlike Bones to make such an unqualified exaggerated statement. See more »


Colin Fisher: [Cam has asked why Fisher is at the lab so late] I am examining the victim's remains.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: By the light of a lantern?
Colin Fisher: The lantern provides oblique lighting which bounces off an angled reflector and back onto the bone which happens to be awesome for spotting scratches and microcuts on bone.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: But, mostly it's because it appeals to your sense of the macabre.
Colin Fisher: [sigh] It does make me look insane, doesn't it?
[looks at her with a smile]
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Yes.
Colin Fisher: [satisfied] Yeah...
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12 May 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most frustrating episodes I've seen and usually I love Bones! As an armchair forensics expert (serious non-fiction collection) I had the murder weapon and therefore the killer from the start. Yet it did not occur to the team until the end of the episode. The only reason for this would be bad writing. I don't believe a professional of Brennan's calibre would take so long to even start to look in the right direction. Given her experience she would have seen similar injuries and it was just glaringly obvious. There was no mystery. This was more a story of incompetence and failure to see the evidence. They focused on one direction, the wrong one. Even when they discover an oddity and fail to question how it could have occurred. To make it worse, the very next episode Brennan is talking to Booth and tells him that the interns are making assumptions regarding the bones of the victim and tells them to look as if seeing them for the first time and see how the injuries connect. Exactly what the writers failed to do.

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