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The Beaver in the Otter is the twenty-fourth episode of the fourth season of Bones.


Booth and Brennan investigate the case of a fraternity brother named "Beaver, his body was found inside a rival school's mascot uniform.


Booth offers his brother help in finding a new job after he was dishonorably discharged from the Navy for actions related to saving Booth from the Gravedigger.


Main Cast[]

Intern of the Week[]

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

Featured Music[]

  • "Time Lapse Lifeline" - Maria Taylor
  • "By & By" - Natalie Walker
  • "Save You" - Mathew Perryman Jones


  • Bones: I think you'll find your missing medical school cadaver is over there.
  • Booth: Where?
  • Bones: Sitting on the bleachers. He hasn't moved since we got here.
  • Cop: No, that's just campus security. They're always like that but I'll go check it out.
  • Cam: Someone finally killed a mascot?
  • Arastoo: I have never seen so many foreign objects in human remains. Arrows, marbles, jack, various coins and cutlery. My best guess is a nuclear explosion occurred just as the victim entered a 99 cent store.
  • Angela: Well uh close. He was shot by a blunderbuss, pelted by an angry mob and then burned.
  • Cam: Now that's what I call team spirit! (beat) I'm a wisecracking pathologist with a dark sense of humor.
  • Bones: Sweets, stop psychoanalyzing frat life and just get on with the Beaver questions!


  • The exterior of Middlesex College is actually the exterior of the Shatford Library at Pasadena City College in California.

I don't know what that means[]

  • Bones: Beaver, otter, cougar, this case is like a day at the zoo!
  • Booth: A cougar is an older woman who prefers younger men.

  • Booth: Have you ever heard of dine-and-dash? It's where you leave without paying the bill!
  • Bones: Booth, no, that's stealing!

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