Bones: Season 2, Episode 16

The Boneless Bride in the River (21 Mar. 2007)

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Bones is called back from vacation - several times - after a boneless body is found, and Sully has a proposition.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Professor Shi Jon Chen
Drew Harper (as J.P. Pitoc)
Joseph Han
Jackie Burrows
Mai Zhang
Bob Lem ...
Eric Chang
Mary Chang


A trunk, which was submersed for about eight days in a brook, contains a female body, which was boiled, had all bones removed and was sewn up again. Bones resumes her holiday, 'no bones, no Bones', boating with Sully who considers moving onto it permanently. Hair and a genetic disease indicate an Asian, about 20, immigrated- identified through the Homeland Security database as Li Ling Fan, on a fiancée visum, but her partner, Drew Harper, a fence specializing in Asian objects, says they mutually called off the wedding a month ago and escapes. Booth gets Bones who finds sinologist Professor Shi Jon Chen, who introduces them to old Mai Zhang, whose 40 year-old son is a candidate for minghun, an old Chinese tradition for bachelors of reburial with the bones of a posthumous 'bride'... Sully decides to buy the yacht, names it Temperance and asks Bones to take a sabbatical to sail a year with him in the Caribbean, even Booth advises to accept... Written by KGF Vissers

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After splitting the re-inflated head open on two occasions whilst using pressurized air through a tube, the props department resorted to an old fashioned method to get the job done. They applied their lips to the tube, and blew. See more »


When Sully is leaving on his boat at the end, if you look closely on the right side of the boat a hand appears and later when they flash back to him you can see a head appear on the boat, yet Sully is the only person on the boat. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: The physicist who couldn't tie his shoes? Oh, the former professor who was jealous of your own success. Should I stop?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: [quickly] Yes.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Oh, the guy you found on the Internet and ended up being some kind of recruiter for a cult. Oh and this is my *favorite*. The guy who cut off his own brother's head because he thought he was possessed by a witch.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: You made your point.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Look I'm just saying a guy who wants to take you away from all *this* on a sailboat for a year, that's a step up!
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Condescending.
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