Bones (2005–2017)
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The Man in the Bear 

Bones and Booth travel to Washington to investigate an arm found in a dead black bear.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Dr. Andrew Rigby
Dr. Denise Randall
Ranger Sherman Rivers
Chris Schuette ...
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After Bones confirms to Booth the hand found in a black bear is from a human male and was hand-sawed off days earlier, they are sent to the Washington state Flathead Indian reservation. The vet Denise Randall brought to Dr. Andrew Rigby most of the arm of the 18 to 25-old victim, on which Zach finds human bite-marks; not being cooked, that must make the cannibal sick. Aurora's sheriff Chris Scutter knows only of a missing hiker Ann Noyes. Ranger Sherman Rivers shows where he found the bear to harvest the excrement, which includes skin tattooed with an Indian Haida sun, which fits missing Richland college boy Adam Langer (22), missing for ten days, who, considering a ranger career, visited Sherman, who flees into the woods, but only as bear poacher. Adam also took climbing lessons with Aurora's hunky private courier Charlie. The corpses of Adam and Ann -missing the heart- are found, shot in the head from up close, buried near a 'medecine wheel' made of stones, fit for a shaman ritual ... Written by KGF Vissers

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1 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Brennan and Rigby are examining the bodies in the autopsy room in Aurora, Brennan approaches the body of Ann Noise and as she turns away, recorder in hand, the 'corpse' can be seen breathing. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: You're a smart-ass, you know that?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Objectively, I'd say I'm very smart. Although it has nothing to do with my ass.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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Bones still developing
9 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We are still waiting for the character of Bones to fully emerge. The writer's are taking their time, but eventually the Bones we all know and love will emerge. She's not clearly defined on her spiritual beliefs or on her being a vegetarian, but soon we'll see those emerge.

Booth and Brennan work well together on everything. The last episode, I felt he hated her, but their chemistry seems to be back on track here. The cannibal element will play a big part in Season 3 in a pretty wicked way, so watch out for it...

After watching 11 seasons of Bones, it's interesting to see how young they all are. Love when characters are more fully developed.

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