Bones: Season 9, Episode 24

The Recluse in the Recliner (19 May 2014)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Congressman Efran Hadley
Susan Sprung
Dr. Hinshaw
Senior ER Nurse
Reporter #1
Reporter #2


The team investigates the death of a man who had offered Booth information on a possible government cover-up related to a previous case, but was killed before their meeting took place. As Booth and the Jeffersonian team dig deeper into the burgeoning conspiracy surrounding the man's death, it's evident Booth may be in over his head, and his future with the FBI is put in question. Written by Ester Castro

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The German words Brennan is teaching to Booth are "rechts, links, oben, unter," which translate as right, left, over, under. However, they are not correctly pronounced. See more »


Numerous tactical and technical mistakes are made by the "Delta Force" operatives in the raid on Booth's house. When breaching a building, all operatives would breach and enter a building in a highly coordinated manner, and then commence a coordinated sweep through the target area, neutralizing all threats while the target is still disoriented. Ideally, the entire operation will take seconds to complete. The operatives depicted here breach separately and slowly "tiptoe" in a disorganized manner to the target, crossing each others fields of fire in the process. Additionally, the weapons handling of the operatives is highly uncharacteristic of supposedly highly trained soldiers. Instead of the short, accurate burst fire taught to every soldier in basic training, both parties in the shootout "spray and pray" wildly with their weapons. These mistakes would never be made by a regular soldier, let alone a team of highly trained Delta Force operators and an Army Ranger. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I'd posit that the chipped teeth suggest that a tube or funnel was forced down the victim's throat.
Colin Fisher: To fill him up with alcohol. Bastard.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I beg your pardon?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Fisher's just starting to realize that murderers are bad.
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fantastic episode
10 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this season finished with a BOOM!!! great episode. I didn't really like the idea of the ghost killer until this episode it blew my mind. I was on the tip of my seat the entire show. I love the idea of a conspiracy. But I hated the idea of Booth being arrested at the end leaving a huge cliff hanger. this ending will keep me up at night trying to think of a theory on what will happen.I think bones will do anything in her power to get him out of this situation. I don't know how she will do it but I can't wait until the next season. ****** ******* ******* ****** ********* I loved this episode I hope their will be more like this in the future

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