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 credited cast:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Alex Garcia
Sidney Jouron
Courtney Johnson
Professor Hunter
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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 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. Oliver Wells: The first law of thermo dynamics states that energy is neither create nor destroyed. So, when we die, all that energy has to go somewhere, right? I believe that if we die with an abundance of this power, it can become forever imprinted on the immediate environment.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: And that imprint? That's our ghost?
Dr. Oliver Wells: Mm-hmmm.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: [to Bones] Can we keep him?
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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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