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Bones: The Skull In the Sculpture

A skull is found in an impounded junkyard car and Booth and Brennan must uncover whether or not foul play was involved. They soon discover that the remains are that of a famous artist and the suspects range from rival artists to his own assistant who stands to inherit everything upon his death. Meanwhile, Angela's ex-girlfriend becomes a suspect in the case, leading Angela to go to any lengths to prove her ex's innocence.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: 4AKY03
Airdate: Wednesday November 05th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Janet Lin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Nov 06, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Feb 23, 2009

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (39 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Carla Gallo
As Daisy Wick
Nichole Hiltz
As Roxie Lyons
Patricia Belcher
As Asst. U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian
Bill Parks
As Chunky
Jonathan LaPaglia
As Anton Deluca
Todd Bosley
As Duane
Vicki Lewis
As Helen Bridenbacker

Co-Guest Stars
David Greenman
As FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier
Main Cast
Emily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets
Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.17 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
MaditaShiverin the bar
Pete MurrayHappy GroundSweets talks to Daisy

Episode Quotes
Caroline: We'll see how artistic people are feelin' when it starts stinking. Just don't scratch it.
Cam: Don't scratch the crushed automobile which encases a rotting, dead body?
Caroline: Good, we understand each other.

Booth: It'll never work, they're like complete opposites.
Brennan: I agree. For all her faults, she's a woman of science. Sweets bases his life on the vagaries of psychology and emotion. There's no common ground.
Booth: Right.
Brennan: You need common ground I mean, what else is there?
Booth: Absolutely.

Brennan: (to Helen Bridenbecker) You are an extremely unlikeable woman.

Sweets: You marry a man and then conveniently forget that you married him,because you got zonked on kava kava. That compromises your relationship with Hodgins, so that ends, along with the marriage. Now you say you have these intense feelings for an ex-lover, whose heart you've already broken. Don't you see the potential disaster here?
Angela: Look, you said that without the possibility of pain there can be no joy, no real love.
Sweets: I said that? That's beautiful.

Angela: Okay, look. Just to be clear, I asked you out for a drink to talk, not because I'm desperate for male company.
Sweets: You think of me as male company?

Angela: So you brought me along, what can I do to help you?
Booth: Just be an artist, okay? And uh, keep me from looking like an idiot.
Angela: I'm not positive I can do both.

Brennan: I was going to say I had an accident over here, but I don't like lying.
Cam: You dumped a bucket full of domestic beetles onto this work of art. They'll strip the flesh off our victim in no time.
Brennan: Within 30 hours. Am I fired?
Cam: Au contraire. Remind me of this moment around Christmas bonus time.

Cam: These tox results are suggesting suicide.
Hodgins: You get these from the tissue samples?
Cam: Mostly skin, some brain matter. Clonazepam, lamotrigine, quetiapine, venlafaxine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and codeine.
Hodgins: Wow. Anti-anxiety drugs, mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, antidepressants, and painkillers.
Cam: He was under psychiatric care, even spent a week in the psych ward last March.
Hodgins: So our victim could very well have been dead from an overdose before he was crushed.
Cam: Can't tell for sure. Long-time abusers build up a tolerance so, this could have been a typical Wednesday night for the guy.

Hodgins: Do you know what this is?
Cam: The Jaws of Life.
Hodgins: Twenty-three thousand pounds per square inch of raw prying power.
Cam: You really want to be the one to use that, don't you?
Hodgins: It's not displaced sexual frustration.
Cam: Of course not.
Hodgins: I am totally cool if Angela wants to date already, or I mean, again.
Cam: Right. You do know the point is to remove the human remains from inside the car with minimal disruption of the evidence?

Warning: Bones season 4 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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