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Bones: The Mystery in the Meat

A food scientist has been killed and his remains tossed in a meat grinder. The meat from the grinder was then fed to school children when stew was served. The Jeffersonian team uncover that the scientist had a brand new invention and believe that his killing was the result of competition from someone in the multi-million dollar food business. Angela throws Brennan a post-wedding bachelorette party.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x10
Production Number: 9AKY08
Airdate: Friday November 22nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Dec 15, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Apr 02, 2014


Guest Stars
Brian KlugmanBrian Klugman
As Dr. Oliver Wells
Carla GalloCarla Gallo
As Daisy Wick
Patricia BelcherPatricia Belcher
As Asst. U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian
Alyson ReedAlyson Reed
As Susan Lauderbach
Conor Patrick BrownConor Patrick Brown
As Trever (bully)
Jen DrohanJen Drohan
As Agatha Blume
Jodi HarrisJodi Harris
As Evelyn Cheevers
John PoseyJohn Posey
As Sam Gifford
Kenny RidwanKenny Ridwan
As Brandon Heller
Rizwan ManjiRizwan Manji
As Raymond McCants

Co-Guest Stars
Donna PieroniDonna Pieroni
As Lunch Lady
Lesley AletterLesley Aletter
As Biker's Girlfriend
Paul ZiesPaul Zies
As Biker
Main Cast
Emily DeschanelEmily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela ConlinMichaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis DaleyJohn Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets


A boy asks about the special of the day in a school cafeteria. A bully takes his beef stew and eats it. He finds a tooth and an eyeball in his stew. He yells out that the stew is made of people and other kids start screaming too...

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Episode Quotes
Caroline: You talk to her.
Booth: What are you going to do?
Caroline:Inform the press that you're making great headway in catching a murderer who turned a school full of children into cannibals
Booth: Okay. That's important too.

Booth: Ah Jeez...
Bones: Why do you keep uttering non-specific and meaningless exclamations?

(A scientist eerily reminiscent of Bones from season 1 walks away)
Booth: Amazing. Does she remind you of anyone that you might know?
Bones: No, but I find her quite unique and delightful.

(talking about the sales of Hodgins' hot sauce)
Oliver: That's a beginning... Although, you did lose billions. So that's barely a raindrop in the ocean...
Hodgins: Okay, for a minute there, I thought you were nice, Oliver.
Oliver: Well I'm trying.

Oliver: I mean, you're the only person here I can tolerate. Probably, because we share a similar look. So, I endow you with an interest and intelligence that you may not even posses.
Hodgins: Let's just work.

(McCants decides to end his interrogation)
Raymond McCants: I'm not saying another word. I'm a businessman and smart businessman know not to talk to the feds. Not without a lawyer.
Raymond: One question. The name "Meat Machine"? You know if that's copyrighted?

Cam: You know how bikers always stick together?
Angela: Yeah.
Cam: I think it applies to the girlfriends too.
Random voice: Cat fight!!!!!
(A brawl ensues)

(kisses Hodgins after his lube mishap)
Angela:Have you been eating bacon grease?
Hodgins: What? No. You're just hungover....

Booth: Wow, look at this. Yogurt drink box. All natural flavoring.
Bones: What does that even mean? Cat urine could be an "all natural" flavor.

Episode Goofs
In the Diner with Booth eating chili and Brennen talking about being married, you see Booth up close from behind the counter and you see a Mail man come in and turn left. Then you switch to a close up of Brennen, then back to close up of Booth then back off to see both of them, and presumably the same Mail man comes in and turns left again. Was it bad editing and double takes or did he have to go back out to his truck for a forgotten piece of mail???

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHart Hanson
Executive ProducerHart Hanson  |  Ian Toynton  |  Stephen Nathan  |  Jonathan Collier (1)  |  Barry Josephson
Co-Executive ProducerKaren Wyscarver  |  Sanford Golden  |  Steve Beers
Supervising ProducerMichael Peterson (2)  |  Dean Lopata
ProducerKathy Reichs  |  Emily Deschanel  |  David Jeffery  |  Pat Charles  |  David Boreanaz  |  Jan DeWitt
Consulting ProducerDave Thomas
Production DesignerVal Wilt
EditorC.J. Liao
Director of PhotographyGregory Paul Collier
ScoreSean Callery
Main Title Theme Written/performedThe Crystal Method
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