Bones (2005– )
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The Woman in the Car 

Booth and Bones work quickly to solve not only a murder, but also the kidnapping of the victim's child.


(as Dwight Little)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Carl Decker
Agent Pickering
Trent Seward
Donovan Decker
Stacy Goodyear
Maria Semov
Sharon Pomeroy
Polina Decker (as Anna Shemeikka)


The completely burned corpse of a woman in a car is identified as the estranged wife of genius Carl Decker, the crown witness against his employer KBC Systems, a criminally deficient US Army supplier. Further traces show she bit a man's ear off and was tortured by electrocution; there also was a child with her- probably her and Carl's eight year-old son Donovan Decker, who is missing. The Jeffersonian team is security-screened by federal Agent Pickering, except Hodgins who is furious to be considered 'too inoffensive' and already screened anyhow because of a relative's promotion in the State Department, until... Booth shows his weak flank as a protective father, determined to find and save Donovan at all cost, thanks to good work by Hodgins and especially Zach, and deals with Carl's desperate move as well as cynical careerist Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Weeks who cares only for the company's trial... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

1 February 2006 (USA)  »

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According to Noah Hawley, the writer of the episode, the main idea of the episode was that the characters would get to save a person's life by using their skills, whereas in most of the series' episodes they find a dead body then investigate the death. Hawley also wanted to raise Booth's stakes in this case, then give him the chance to take some real action and save a boy's life not just based on his expertise as an investigator and a sniper, but also as a father. In addition, the security review conducted on the characters in the episode was used to explore each person's quirks and create possible scenarios that played against who the audience thinks they are. See more »


Booth, Brennan and Montenegro are discussing the presence of Agent Pickering whilst a facial identification system operates in the background. The system can be seen comparing face images from very different angles of view (see, for example, just after Montenegro says 'you better believe it, bucko'). In reality, facial mapping cannot work across changes in viewing angle. See more »


[Bones and Booth visit a suspect's home, and take on two men that Booth spots watching the building]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [covers first man with gun] FBI!
First man: [aims his gun back at Booth while the second man covers Bones] U.S. Marshals!
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [puzzled] U.S. Marshals?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [holds up hands] Forensic anthropologist! That's why no gun.
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Performed by The Crystal Method
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Okay episode but I don't like the show much
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was an incredibly gruesome episode, I suppose that is just representative of this television show. I admit I wasn't paying much attention. Anyway, as far as I recall, a woman was found dead and burnt in a car, and her son, it was worked out, had been kidnapped. They had to analyse her bones to work out all sorts of things about her, it was pretty cool. I think this might have been the episode in which a shrink popped up to work with all the bones people? There was one really cool scene with the shrink and the cool young bones guy Zach. It was pretty funny, I really enjoyed that. He is a very nicely-written character. This was a disturbing and sad episode, but Jake Cherry's acting was very good. Despite the cool young guy, the often-depressing nature of the plots and the fairly ordinary regular cast aren't enough to get me into the show.

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