Booth and Bones investigate a murder that is connected to Bones' father. Meanwhile, after obtaining his doctorate, Zack gets a makeover to appear more professional.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Barbara Harper
Judge Ted Kemper
Marvin Beckett
Bryan Cuprill ...
Asst. U.S. Attorney Dan Burridge
Kathy Reichs ...
Professor Constance Wright


An ex-FBI agent is crucified and torched on top of a hotel with a message inside his throat which re-opens a case from the 70s that sent an innocent man to prison. The case has ties that go deep inside the FBI, endangering Bones and her brother Russ, and risking Booth's career. Bones receives a visit from an old friend of their father Max Keenan, who is holding back a secret. Elsewhere Zack defends his dissertation to earn his doctorate, and worries he may not be hired at the institute as he is "cute, but a jury won't take you seriously". Written by mohka

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Because of filming curfews in downtown Los Angeles, the opening scene with a burning body had to be filmed in the day rather than a night. A technique called 'day for night' was used to make the change. See more »


When Booth is talking to Brennan outside of the diner and he says "He's your dad," you can clearly see that Booth's mouth moves to say the word 'dad' a few seconds after you hear him say it. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: I wish you wouldn't keep letting me hug you when I get scared.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Hey, when I get scared, I'll hug *you*. We'll call it even.
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15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second episode regarding Brennan's family. Her brother returns to warn her that their lives are in danger. A body is found hung, burned, and gutted and the person responsible is surprising. Booth is there for Brennan all the way. He hugs her and protects her. At the end, he assures her that there is more than one kind of family as he looks into her eyes lovingly.

Why he is with Cam instead of Brennan is beyond me!!!!!

Zack also becomes a doctor. But the way he looks may keep him from getting a job. Personally, I like him better the way he was - the new him is a bit creepy...

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