Bones (2005– )
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A Boy in a Bush 

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.


(as Jesús S. Treviño)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
David Cook
Margaret Sanders
Sara Johnston
Capt. Kyle Henning
Ellie Nelson
John Sanchez ...
Child Advocate
Maximillian Roeg ...
Skyler Nelson (as Max Roeg)
Kirsten Severson ...
Lab Worker


Looking for missing six year-old Charles Gregory Sanders, Zach's equipment finds in a suburban youth party field the badly degraded corpse 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 teenage foster sons, 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, Booth arrests her for kidnapping. Video enhancement shows Charlie was killed by Shawn, who was abused by his dad. Bones shows atypical empathy for foster kids, due to her personal experience, which proves crucially useful after the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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8 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Angela, talking to Hodgins, mentions that he's annoyed by the government, "a conspiracy of dunces". She may be referring to 'A Confederacy of Dunces', a novel by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980. See more »


When Zack tells Brennan that the remains of the young boy were the smallest he'd ever worked on, she tells him that she identifies bodies after the Waco Massacre, which happened in 1993. In 1.22 (The Woman in Limbo), Brennan mentions that she was born in 1976, which would have made her 17 in 1993. She couldn't have been identifying victims as a senior in high school. See more »


Angela Montenegro: Anger is only fear turned inwards.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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And there's the Booth I know and Love!
9 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent episode! We discover who Dr. Hodgins really is. We also see the chemistry grow between B & B! Booth is a really, really nice guy. He may try to sound rough and tough, but what he did for Dr. Brennan and Dr. Hodgins brought tears to my eyes.

The story of the little boy's death was sad. This story shows gray areas of the law - it's not always easy to judge right and wrong. B & B were both sensitive as they helped this family come to terms with what happened. Booth gives Brennan a special gift when he fulfills her promise to a little boy.

When Booth sees Brennan in her formal dress, he can't even tells her what he thinks. Of course, noble Booth is in a relationship and cannot say too much, but his eyes say it all!

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