Bones (2005–2017)
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The Baby in the Bough 

Miraculously surviving a suspicious car accident that kills its mother, a baby is left with Booth and Bones who care for the infant while investigating the crime.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Chip Barnett (as Tom Wilson)
Jimmy Grant
Carol Grant
Lou Taylor
Steve Seagren ...
Earl Delancy


Brennen and Booth investigate the charred body of a young woman found in a car which leads to the discovery of the murder victim's infant baby who inadvertently swallows a piece of evidence and Brennen is forced to look after the baby which is a real charm for Angela, Zach, Jack, Camille, and the rest of the Jeffersonian staff, but not to Brennen. Written by Anonymous

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28 April 2008 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Cameron Dye's (Lou) name was Andy in the movie The Last Starfighter. Andy, the baby Bones and Booth care for, is his sons name in this episode. See more »


(at around 30 mins) When Bones is giving the baby a bottle, there is clearly no milk or liquid in the bottle; seems to be just a piece of white paper. In fact, when you first see bones giving the baby the bottle, the line of the paper is clearly evident, then it's seen again in a closer-up shot a few seconds later. Also, the level in the bottle never drops, and no air (or space) can be seen in the bottle. Liquid moves or sloshes around in a bottle and air bubbles would at least be visible. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: Tax shelter? Exactly how loaded are you?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Well *that* is an offensive way to phrase the question, but... quite loaded. I'm betting a seven figure advance for my next book.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Seven figures? Wow! Without the decimal point?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: The publisher makes considerably more.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What's the first of those seven figures?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: A prime number. What do you do with your money?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Use it for food, rent.
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Baby time!
20 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Another excellent episode! Though it's realistic that an FBI agent would be conducting his investigation while carrying around a baby, there are some pretty precious scenes in this episode. Brennan finds her maternal side, and Booth shows his (LOVE IT)!

Booth and Brennan are actually discussing having children at the end of this episode. Not necessarily together, but it still sounds pretty awesome. Booth then starts talking about what Brennan can do with her money - and he shows his childish side.

There's also a very touching episode where Booth makes Brennan stay in the car with a promise that she'll think about the baby - not him. It's obvious they know the other has deep feelings for the other, and Booth convinces her to set her feelings for him aside to protect the baby.

Very sweet!

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