Bones: Season 8, Episode 9

The Ghost in the Machine (3 Dec. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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The team talk to the deceased teenaged victim as if he is alive. A psychic visits and says the victim called her to help with the case. The boy's spirit affects everyone as they look for his killer.

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A teenage corpse, later identified as Colin Gibson, is found reburied in a hothouse. A wasp-nest in his crane and rare birch material ultimately allow to Hodgins to provide hints for Booth to find his original burial place, a remote pump house. Colin was a fun-loving, enterprising, generally liked model student and individual athlete. The death cause seemingly renders his father a suspect, but no motive works out. Written by KGF Vissers

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Justin James Hughes was called away from the set of the YouTube reality series Internet Icon (2012) for the filming of this episode. Although he completed his last challenge, he was disqualified from the competition because he was unable to return in time for its judgment. See more »

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Special Agent Seeley Booth: [From Colin's skull's POV, Booth crosses himself and quietly prays] Come to his assistance, all ye saints of God. Meet him, all ye angels of the Lord, receiving his soul, presenting it in the sight of God Almighty. Amen. That's a battle field prayer, but I'm mostly a soldier, so... it seems to fit.
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What. Is. This. WTF?!
14 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the worst episode of television I have ever seen. I love Bones, I think it's a great series; it never fails to make me laugh, cry, smile wryly, and otherwise enjoy myself watching a great serial detective/drama/comedy series.

But *this*?! Just do yourself a favor and skip this one; it's utter bullshit that has nothing to do with anything. Obviously some Fox producer let his retarded nephew write and/or direct the episode, and it shows.

If I could rate this episode 0 out of 10, I would. I literally couldn't even finish the whole thing. Had to stop about 30 minutes in.

Bones has been on for 9 seasons now; it *is* starting to get a bit stale, but it has never come close to jumping the shark like this before. Whoever allowed this episode to air should be fired and banned from television forever.


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