Bones: Season 1, Episode 5

A Boy in a Bush (8 Nov. 2005)

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When a young boy goes missing from a mall, Bones is called in to determine if it is his body found in a nearby field.

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Looking for missing six year-old Charles Gregory Sanders, Zach's equipment finds in a suburban youth party field the badly degraded corps of the barely four days dead boy. Autopsy, hard to do objectively on such a young kid, shows Charlie was drugged. Golden spoon-mother Margaret Sanders divorced Charlie's dad before his birth and has two happy teenage foster sons, the brothers David and Shawn Cook. Booth quickly gains their confidence and guesses right David dated his girl-friend Leila at the mall and left younger Shawn with a friend in the park. Mall security recordings show unattended Charlie went to someone calling him. A hereditary bone defect proves Margeret isn't Charlie's biological mother, she illegally kept baby Nathan Downey from OD's junkie Janine, Both arrests her for kidnapping. Video enhancement shows Charlie was taken out by Shawn, who was abused by his dad. Bones shows atypical empathy for foster kids, after personal experience, which proves crucially useful after the... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the beginning of the episode, Booth talks about the FBI agent in Bones' book who is named 'Andy Lister'; in Kathy Reichs' books the homicide detective is called 'Andrew Ryan'. See more »

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Angela describes a video image as "640 by 480 pixels per square inch". In reality, the image would be 640 by 480 pixels; "per square inch" is incorrect. (Pixels per inch would vary depending on the device being used to view the image.) See more »

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Dr. Temperance Brennan: Do you remember me Shawn?
Shawn Cook: The museum lady, the one who's so smart.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Yeah, I'm pretty smart. Smart enough to know that you didn't kill Charlie. You don't have to say anything Shawn, just listen. They give you a garbage bag to carry all your stuff, like they're telling you that everything you own is garbage, and then you have to go to a new school in clothes that smell like garbage bags.
Shawn Cook: All the regular kids know you're a foster kid. How do you know what it's like?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: They bounce you from place to ...
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Daed boy
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B&B investigate the death of a young boy who disappeared from a mall and whose body turns up in a nearby field. It takes a bit, but the team realizes he was crushed to death in some manner they have trouble understanding. Then it's a case of figuring out who grabbed the kid from the mall. The killer is given away early, unfortunately. The twist to the episode is that the boy came from a family with a single mom and two other boys -- all of them foster kids. And this has a serious bearing on the case, as Dr. Brennan intuits. She reveals quite a surprise to Booth near the end. A very depressing episode. A nice touch at the end had the boss telling one of the team, who is thinking of quitting, how valuable her job is to the team.


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