Kelly Connolly
November 04, 2015 AT 10:10 PM EST

Brennan’s tact is under the microscope this week. 

In this exclusive clip from Thursday’s Bones, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) work the death of a high-profile senator — and it’s making Caroline (Patricia Belcher) nervous. When the no-nonsense federal prosecutor requests that Brennan not be the one to notify the victim’s family, Booth doesn’t exactly back up his wife.

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“You have a tendency to say the exact wrong thing at the worst possible moment.”

Check out the clip to see Brennan’s response, which might just make Caroline’s day.

Bones airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.


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