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The Woman in Limbo 

When Brennan's mother is found in the Jeffersonian's storage for unidentified remains, Booth opens an official FBI investigation to find out who killed her.

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Even cool, together Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan is unable to go testify in court when she sees a facial reconstruction from a skull in a mass grave is her mother Christine Brennan, officially missing like her father, a science teacher, for years. Now Booth can finally start an official investigation, as mother, an accountant, had been giving evidence in high-profile tax evasion cases and Temperance's elder brother Russ, who deserted her, is on parole after convictions for a shop in stolen car parts. Now Booth finds Bones' parents had assumed the late Matthew Brennan's identity in 1978. However she was buried with a movie ticket for the 1993 movie The Fugitive, released two years after her disappearance. When Booth finds the parents were really Max and Ruth Keenan and had a federal criminal record as bank robbery strong box specialists, Russ, who was seven, admits his real name is Kyle, hers Joy. So why did mother 'Brennan' disappear, abandoning her kids for two years, and who ... Written by KGF Vissers

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In Brennan's apartment, you can see a picture of her and Angela on a shelf beside her dining room table. This is actually a personal picture taken of real-life friends Emily Deschanel and Michaela Conlin which was then used on the show. See more »

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The movie ticket for "The Fugitive" found on the body of Dr. Brennan's mother has a very visible "R" rating stamped on it. "The Fugitive" was rated PG-13. See more »

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Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [shaken] My name is Brennan. I'm Dr.-Dr. Temperance Brennan. I work at the Jeffersonian Institution. I'm a forensic anthropologist. I specialize in identif...
[starts to cry]
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: in identifying-in identifying people when nobody knows who they are. My father was science teacher. My mother was a bookkeeper. My brother- I have a brother. I'm Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I know who you are. Hey, I know. It's ok. I know.
[Booth holds Bones as she starts to sob]
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As the Stars All Fall Away
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What happened to my Mother?
12 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of this episode, Brennan is devastated to learn that some remains left at the Jeffesonian are those of her mother. Booth is the first (after Brennan) to discover this and works hard to comfort her and help her learn how her mother died.

There were hints throughout the season that her parents were missing and we knew it was only a matter of time before that story was written. This is a story that is never really resolved, as far as I can tell. Even in Season 10, Max states that there are things she just doesn't know. This story evolves over the seasons.

Again, the writer's do such a good job with the complicated relationship Booth and Bones have. Though she has a boyfriend, she turns to Booth for comfort and help. She cries in his arms and throughout this episode there are several times he chases everyone out of the room so he can speak to her alone.

And ohmygosh, what Booth finds at the very end of this episode is just...it shows just how deeply she cares for Booth.

A cliff hanger is added at the end that promises Season 2 will be interesting!

Oh, and Bones makes the comment of "I just may now be a vegetarian after this." She actually already was one...


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