Bones: Season 8, Episode 17

The Fact in the Fiction (25 Feb. 2013)

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When extremely educated new intern Dr. Oliver Wells starts working at the Jeffersonian, his quick-learning, enthusiastic personality challenges Brennan as he gets under her skin with his ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Alex Garcia
Sidney Jouron
Courtney Johnson
Professor Hunter


When extremely educated new intern Dr. Oliver Wells starts working at the Jeffersonian, his quick-learning, enthusiastic personality challenges Brennan as he gets under her skin with his eccentric but undeniable observations, causing her to try to be more open-minded about many scientific questions. Meanwhile, Booth worries she may have gone too far when she accepts the possibility of time travel as a factor in a murder investigation. Written by Fox Publicity

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The new intern, Dr. Oliver Wells, is played by Brian Klugman. His real life uncle is Jack Klugman, who for eight years played the Medical Examiner in the TV show Quincy, M.E. See more »


In the opening scene, the farmer sees a corpse lying sternum-up on the ground in front of his tractor. When the tractor rolls over the corpse, the tines pierce the body and roll it up to display the corpse sternum-up on the machinery. If the tines pierced the body front-to-back, when it rolled around the wheel it should have been presented to the camera spine-up, not sternum-up. See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: The guy literally fought off coyotes to get the skull back. That's awesome.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Coyotes, they just run away if you yell at them.
Dr. Lance Sweets: I know. Still. To face a pack of wild animals alone...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I'm sure you could just bore them to death with your shrinky talk.
Dr. Lance Sweets: And I'm sure you could just break their hearts with your mean... mean words.
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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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Not your finest hour
26 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Really? An egotistical, rude, elf-promoting, demeaning jerk was the very best you could do?? Nowhere near being on par with Zack, Wendell, Finn, Clark, Daisy or the late Nigel-Murray. Bones' brilliance, lack of great social skills and occasional brusqueness combine to make her charming, complex, and entertaining, the same does not hold true for the new intern - he just comes across as unlikable. While bringing in a new intern helps keep the story fresh yet stable, some thought needs to given to that new character. Hopefully adding this was a one-time mistake and not a continuing annoyance as I don't really want to delete 'Bones' from my 'gotta-watch' list.

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