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The Friend in Need 

The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and few close friends saw him as intelligent with poor social skills, the team discovers that this ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Delores Martin
Kat Martin
Nick Pavonetti
Garrett Saunders
Mary Manicone (as Victoria Platt)
Howard Utley
Reggie Trotter (as Stephan DuVall)


The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and few close friends saw him as intelligent with poor social skills, the team discovers that this seemingly innocent boy was actually involved in illegal activity and had attended a high school party two weeks prior where drugs were present. The investigation takes an ugly turn when an underage girl confesses to being raped and the deceased boy's reputation is compromised. Meanwhile, with the case's spotlight on deception, intern Finn Abernathy contemplates telling Cam that her daughter Michelle is in town visiting for the weekend. Written by

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18 February 2013 (USA)  »

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When (Finn) Abernathy is at the ATM he puts his card in and is heard pressing 3 numbers. Michelle surprises him from behind and after talking and kissing for a few seconds, she says, "Aren't you gonna get your money"? This isn't possible since he only punched in 3 numbers and didn't select any options to withdraw money from his account. See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: I've studied the case. I don't believe that Manny raped Kat. His behavior at the party was protective, and he had a crush on her. Rape is about power, not love.
Angela Montenegro: So how is looking through the pictures again gonna help?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Well, this time instead of focusing on the murder victim, we follow Kat's movements, see who *she* interacted with.
Dr. Lance Sweets: You've been reading my psychology books again.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: You leave them in the bathroom. They're good reading in the tub.
Angela Montenegro: That's actually a really good idea. Not the tub thing...
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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Best episode so far
19 February 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This episode was just amazing! The way they dealt with such a serious and actual subject was simply spectacular. When Booth and Sweets went to talk with the victim's mother and her neighbor and her daughter we could see that Sweets knew that Kat was hiding something (probably due to his past as an abused child he knew she was afraid or embarrassed of something like he used to be on his childhood).

Then when the girl went to Sweets' office to talk to him he didn't seem very surprised because he knew something was wrong and he didn't want her to keep the secret any longer. She told him she had been raped. He didn't ask any questions because she was a minor and her mother was not present, he just tried to make her tell him the whole story so he could press charges. Kat was mad at Sweets because he reported what she had told him. We could see that Sweets was worried about the girl and desperately wanted to save her for her suffering.

That scene outside with sweets and the girl was very intense because they were connected by the pain they both suffered. When Sweets told her he had been beaten regularly by his foster father we could see the pain on his eyes. He truly understood what Kate was passing through. And the girl immediately trusted this man to find the person that had attacked her. It was such a beautiful moment because he exposed his own painful past to her so she could know she was not alone. I must say both John F. Daley and Lizze Broadway did an amazing job.

On the last scene in Sweets' office both Sweets and Kat broke down because they knew that everything that had happened to them it wasn't their fault but knowing this didn't make it hurt any less.

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." Max Lerner

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