Finn gets along especially well with Hodgins, with the latter frequently treating him like a surrogate brother. They often joke with each other in the lab and Hodgins calls him "Opie", a reference to [[Opie Taylor]] from [[The Andy Griffith Show]], while Finn calls him "Thurston", a reference to [[Thurston Howell, III]] from [[Gilligan's Island]].
==== Oliver Wells ====
: Portrayed by [[Brian Klugman]]
Oliver Wells (Season 8-) is a lab assistant who, (whether he means to or not), gets on Dr. Brennan's nerves sometimes. He is a [[polymath]] and is portrayed as having a wide range of interests, ranging from [[Physics]] to [[Psychology]], and considers himself to be very open-minded, even on subjects like time travel or if there is life after death. Dr. Hodgins immediately gets along with Oliver, calling him his "Brother from another Mother". When he is stuck on a problem he likes to eat sticks of [[String cheese]], even if eating inside the lab is against the rules. However, in the season 9, while he is brilliant, he lacks and he is believed to have a bit of a superiority complex, much to everyone's dismay.
In [[Bones (season 9)|season 9]], in "The Lady on the List", after failing to make any common ground with his co-workers socially during the case, (Brennan and Hodgins are the only ones who he can have a conversation on equal grounds), Oliver gets to know "VAL", (a new computerized profiling system), describing their conversations as "the most stimulating conversation [he's] ever had." In "The Woman in White", Oliver is invited to Brennan and Booth's wedding. In "The Mystery in the Meat", (season 9, episode 10), Wells reveals to [[#Jack Hodgins|Hodgins]] that since Hodgins and [[#Finn Abernathy|Finn]] released "Opie and Thurston's" [[Hot sauce]], he has been having it every morning on his [[Egg (food)|eggs]] for [[Breakfast]].