Portrayed by Eugene Byrd Dr. Clark Thomas Edison season 3—12 is a recurring character who first appeared in the Season 3 premiere where he tried to become Dr. Brennan's assistant in Zack's absence. However, Zack returned in that very episode.
Clark returned twice more; in Season 3, Episode 13, "The Verdict in the Story", working with the defense of Brennan's father, who was on trial for murder, Clark proved one of Zack's conclusions about the murder weapon wrong. In Season 4, Episode 1, "Yanks in the UK", he made an appearance as the first of the group of six revolving assistants assigned to replace Zack. At the end of the episode, however, he reveals he cannot tolerate the informal attitudes of Dr. Brennan's team and quits.
He does retain a recurring role throughout the series, still harboring some ill-feelings towards the informal behavior of his co-workers even as he recognizes the Jeffersonian's exceptional reputation. Clark Edison is a vegan , and as such has very strong opinions about animal rights.
While Angela was trying to remain celibate after breaking up with Roxie, she flirted very heavily with Clark, prompting him to introduce her to his girlfriend, Nora Oldhouse, a professor of women's studies and a fellow vegan who describes Clark as " dynamite " in bed , to fend her off.
In the Season 4 alternate reality finale, Clark was re-imagined as a rap musician, "C—Synch", hoping to play at Booth and Brennan's night club, "The Lab". Booth refused to book him because his brother, a re-imagined Grayson Barasa, was a gang leader. In "The Girl in the Mask", Brennan compares him to fellow interns Clark and Vincent as the one with "the most potential and an excellent work ethic".
In season 5, the first hint of Clark's sentimental side shows when he expresses approval of Agent Booth's willingness to let his grandfather, Hank Booth, stay with him after his triple bypass surgery.
Clark also mentions his own late grandfather, and reveals that his pursuing a career in forensic anthropology is in his grandfather's memory. In the Season 6 premiere, which is seven months after the Season 5 finale, it is revealed he left the Jeffersonian for a position in Chicago. During Season 6, at the encouragement of his girlfriend, Clark has changed, from being unwilling to reveal personal information, to sharing many details of his life, but with little tact, much to the team's chagrin.
In "The Couple in the Cave", he discovers that he is highly allergic to " Lonicera sempervirens " Trumpet Honeysuckle , a species of honeysuckle. Clark continues to open up in "The Body in the Bag", he reveals that he comes from a large family nine brothers and sisters, and that he could never get a word in with them and that his parents traveled away from home a lot he speculates that he has abandonment issues because of this , all of which he attributes to his being so withdrawn and private.
Clark has also expressed the desire to become a father and to start a large family. In season 7, Clark appears in two episodes, "The Male in the Mail", where he gets awkward around Brennan and her pregnancy, and "The Warrior in the Wuss", where, concerning the impending first meeting between Parker and baby Christine, he brings up the fact that there are many myths about the dangers of step-children.
In the season 8 premiere, with Brennan on the run, Clark has been appointed to her position of Chief Forensic Anthropologist at the Jeffersonian. He is running a tighter ship than Brennan did, which Angela and Hodgins are resisting.
Cam supports him and reminds the pair that all of them, including Clark, are working to clear Brennan's name so that she can return home. Once Brennan is cleared of the charges, he is relieved to return the position to her. Cam makes an announcement: The Jeffersonian needs two forensic anthropologists - one to solve crimes and one to do archaeological work, which allows Clark to take up the new archaeological anthropology position and remain at the Jeffersonian while Dr.
Brennan returns to solving crimes. He reappears in "The Archaeologist in the Cocoon", where he assumes custody of prehistoric human remains, and he and Brennan clash over who should be working with them.
In "The Shot in the Dark", after Brennan is shot in the Bone Room, Clark steps in to continue where she left off while she's in the hospital. During this episode, in a conversation with Hodgins and Sweets, Clark reveals that his middle name is " Thomas ", and they joke that essentially his name is " Thomas Edison ". During season 10, he admits that Arastoo is his best friend, as he was instructed by him to take care of Cam while he returned to the Middle East.
Brennan's interns whom she described as her "brightest scholarship student". Brennan's question about whether he has a preference for dating older women as a come-on. He tells Angela he is not sure what to do, as he needs the job as intern because he "owes people money".
Angela assumes this means he owes money to the mob; but, when she discovers him with a cigarette which he uses as a method of concentrating after witnessing his father smoking while thinking, although he does not smoke as his father died of lung cancer , it is revealed he needs the money to pay back his old working-class neighbors, who contributed money for him to go to college.
In that episode, he revealed that he boxed Golden Gloves in his teens. His second appearance is in "The Bone That Blew".
Wendell is portrayed as one of the more "normal" interns; he lacks the social ineptitude characteristic of the likes of Daisy Wick , Oliver Wells and Zack Addy and is often heard cracking jokes with Jack Hodgins. Initially he is often shocked and turned off by Dr. Brennan's straight comments; in his debut episode he mistakes Dr.
He is one of the few interns Booth is able to relate to—Booth once described him as "sort of normal"  — and they play ice hockey on the same amateur team. In "The Girl in the Mask", Brennan compares Wendell to Clark and Vincent as the intern with "the most potential and an excellent work ethic".
In the Season 5 episode "The Bond in the Boot", everyone in Brennan's team but Wendell comes to know that Wendell can no longer work as an intern as his scholarship had run out of money due to the recession.
This fact is kept from him as Cam tries to figure out another scholarship for him until Brennan breaks the news to him assuming he was aware of it. Wendell manages to work impressively on the case; and, by the time he was bidding everyone farewell, Camille tells him an anonymous donation has been made to support his scholarship. A visibly affected Wendell thanks everyone, suspecting them of the good deed and leaves when he found it difficult to maintain composure.
Camille discreetly tells Brennan, Hodgins and Angela that the scholarship party actually received enough donations to fund the scholarship for "three" people. As everyone exchanges knowing smiles and leaves, Brennan glances at Angela's appreciative smile, hinting that she knows more than is apparent; it's implied that Camille and Hodgins made the additional donations. In the same season episode "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken", Wendell and a sex-deprived Angela, who has been celibate for almost six months, on the advice of Dr.
Sweets, end up sleeping together. However, Angela breaks it off with him later in the episode, "The Death of the Queen Bee", after Wendell learns that Angela mistakenly thought she might have been pregnant with his child. Angela realized that, had she been pregnant, Wendell would have "done his duty" while Hodgins' offer was to stay with her because of love.
The breakup between the two was mutual and amicable, and they remained friends after the ordeal. In Season 8, it is indirectly revealed that he had posed nude for Angela, much to Hodgins' disillusionment.
In the Season 6 episode "The Mastodon in the Room", the fellowship program of the interns was closed down on Dr. Brennan's departure from the Jeffersonian Institute. Wendell got a job working at a mechanic shop to save money for tuition. When Brennan came back and tried looking for an assistant, she learns all had branched out and left. She came down to the mechanic shop to rehire Wendell who agreed to come back if the job was not a one-off.
At Brennan's querying how much would he need for his tuition since all her money "was not much use in Maluku ", he smiles back and later is found to be working in the episode's case, indicating Brennan might have agreed to his terms. He has appeared the most times of Dr.
During Season 6, Wendell grows closer to Hodgins and Angela, who are expecting their first child, solidifying that there is no residual regret or angst left from Angela and Wendell's brief relationship. Wendell shows several times that he is happy for the two, and it is insinuated the three have become very close friends over the duration of Season 6.
In Season 7, in "The Crack in the Code", at the end of the episode, Booth mentions that he is going to recruit Wendell in the restoration of Booth and Brennan's new house, as Wendell needs the money. In season 8, the episode "The Patriot in Purgatory", Wendell reveals that his uncle was a fireman in New York City that perished during the events of September 11, In the episode "Big in the Philippines", he breaks his arm in a hockey accident.
Brennan later determines that he has Ewing's sarcoma , a rare bone cancer. Initially, Wendell wants to give up his work and explore the world using what time he has left, rather than suffer through chemotherapy. Booth and Brennan, however, convince him to undergo treatment. In the episode "The High in the Low", Wendell reveals to Hodgins that he has been using medicinal marijuana to help with the side effects.
While Hodgins and Bones accept this because of his cancer, when he reveals this information to Cam, she is forced to fire him on the basis that the Jeffersonian is a federal institution and, despite the fact it will not affect his work ethic and it is helping his condition, marijuana use is illegal in federal facilities.
This decision upsets the team, including Cam, who was very remorseful for firing him. However, at the end of the episode, Booth persuades Caroline to make Wendell an independent case consultant, so he can still work with the Jeffersonian, albeit without being in contact with any evidence in the case.
He later goes into remission and is restored to his original position. He falls in love with a young nurse from the hospital and ends up dating her after his remission, despite his fear that he would relapse and break her heart if he died. Portrayed by Joel David Moore Dr. Colin Fisher seasons 4—9, 11—12 is a perpetually pessimistic intern, who manages to even depress Cam. Fisher debuts in the episode "The Crank in the Shaft". In regards to his pessimism, he was once asked by Cam if he had ever tried Prozac , to which he answered 'yes' but that it had had not much effect on him.
In spite of his pessimism, he seems to find Dr. Brennan's blunt, radical honesty and factual-ness to be more "awesome" than anyone else's attempts at kindness.
In "The Princess and the Pear", he admitted to being a "geek" and went undercover for a case at Imagicon, a fantasy convention. His future at the Jeffersonian however, was placed in doubt after he admitted to sleeping with one of the suspects.
In "The Critic in the Cabernet", he offers to let Brennan use his "discount sperm" for the baby she decides to have. He is turned down, however, in favor of Booth. In the fourth-season finale, Fisher was re-imagined as the chef at Booth and Brennan's night club, "The Lab". Fisher appears again in "The Gamer in the Grease" in season 5, where he has won three free tickets to the premiere of the science fiction film Avatar in which Joel David Moore, the actor who plays Fisher, has a supporting role.
Fisher invites Hodgins and Sweets to attend the premiere, but they must take turns standing in line in order to maintain their position. Fisher ends up missing the movie, as he meets a woman in line and has sex with her in a tent on the sidewalk outside the theater. In Episode 1 of Season 6, Caroline reveals that Fisher checked himself into a clinic with a case of the " hopeless vapors ".
He was re-instated in Episode 3 of Season 6; after correcting Hodgins that he was never suicidal, Fisher discloses that as he was sleeping 20 hours a day for a period of two months, his shrink had said that it was a serious warning sign.
His then-shrink also thinks that Fisher should get out of the forensic anthropology business; but as Fisher mentions to Cam, he tried to explain to his shrink that "it is not violent death that makes [Fisher] morbidly depressed, it was life itself", and that he is actually quite positive about his job.
Later, in Episode 13 of Season 6, "The Daredevil in the Mold", he works to cure himself of his depression, listening to calming music or the sounds of the sea, and drinking foul-smelling teas.
Fisher also reveals that he can read lips. Although he doesn't appear in Episode 20, "The Pinocchio in the Planter", Fisher is mentioned by fellow intern, Wendell, as "[didn't] need the money", when he put forward his argument Dr. Saroyan as to why he needed the extra hours in the lab.
Fisher returns in "The Twist in the Twister", in season 7, and reveals that he has recently had a stay at another mental health facility, "Verdant Valley" which he says, as "nuthouses" or "loony-bins" go, he gives a personal rating of "4 out of 5 nuts; fantastic game room, but the nightgowns chafed" , and that, as a condition of his release, he is living with his mother, who, although has yet to make a physical appearance, is put across as chipper, the opposite of her son, and who causes him bother by constantly phoning him at the Jeffersonian.