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The Nightmare Within The Nightmare is the twenty-second episode of the eleventh season of Bones.


The team dives back into investigating a serial killer from the past, attempting to find “The Puppeteer”, who lives with his victims’ bodies before disposing of them. Meanwhile, Brennan works through her guilt over her retirement last year, blaming herself for not stopping the serial killer earlier. However, little does she know she might be in some trouble of her own.


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  • Frére Jacques (French Nursery Rhyme) by Frank McConnell


  • The return of Zack Аddy, who will have a significant role in Season 12, the final season
  • The airing of this episode was delayed because of Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention.


Booth: New rule, serial killers don't get cool or frightening nicknames.
Cam: No matter how terrifying they are.

Hodgins: That's the problem. With this guy, we can't even believe the evidence that we've got!

Booth: Talk about a classroom from hell, huh?

Aubrey: [Waiting outside the interrogation room, Booth comes walking] Ready to go in? [Booth walks in, without a word] Apparently you are.

Booth: I need your notes. Everything you talked about with my wife.
Dr. Faulk: No, I can't breach confidentiality.
Booth: You can breach confidentiality if someone's in danger. Hey... Do you understand me? She is missing. He took her and he's gonna kill her. I need your damn notes.
Dr. Faulk: All right, take them. They're in my office.

Booth: I know who it is. I know who it is.
Cam: Oh, no... it can't be.

Zack: It's time to wake up.
Brennan: Zack?
Zack: Dr. Brennan, it is good to see you again. You and I... we have so much to talk about.


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