Bones (2005–2017)
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The Yanks in the U.K.: Parts 1 and 2 

During Bones' stay in England, the daughter of an American businessman is murdered. The businessman insists that the FBI help with the case, so Booth and Bones investigate. Meanwhile, Angela's husband shows up at the Jeffersonian.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Roger Frampton
Dr. Ian Wexler
Cyril Bibby
Heather Miller
Ben Righton ...
Harry Bonham
David Yelland ...
Duke Gerard Bonham


After doing a guest lecture at a British University, Dr. Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a young woman. Her father is a wealthy American businessman working in the U.K.. Their counterparts assist them in the investigation. Meanwhile Angela's husband arrives at the Jeffersonian, he is not interested in divorcing her. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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3 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Originally aired as season premiere 2 hour episode. See more »


At the beginning of part II, when Booth is asking Bones why she doesn't appreciate the ancient appeal of Britain, he says he'd like Congress to make him a Knight. U.S. Constitution specifically forbids any such thing in the last paragraph of Article I, Section 9. And if by some chance the Queen of England offered to make him a Knight of the Realm, it would require a special Act of Congress before he could accept it. But this is just a Booth's fantasy, so lack of compliance with the law is not an error. See more »


Dr. Ian Wexler: [to Brennan] Well, I thought I might try and entice you back to oxford with me tonight.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know, I do have a gun in England, and I really have been dying to use it.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


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Not really great to watch if you are British.
22 September 2008 | by (local shop owner) – See all my reviews

The interesting character dynamic and strong plot lines were put on hold for this episode. Why? Because the characters go to ENgerland and see the posh dudes and butlers and drive on the wrong side. And the Brits are all so gay and retarded, they need Americans to wonder in and solve it all.

Apparently someone (Hart Hanson) thought it would be fun to turn Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 into an episode of a detective show. I felt like looking outside for German bombers.

Gross stereotypes, poor jokes, tons of cultural mistakes and stupid illegalities. National Lampoons European Vacation without the funny bits. Why even bother? The show is usually so good but this - along with the end of Season 3 - makes me wonder what the heck is going on with this show. If Booth wandered around with a gun and FBI badge nowadays, he'd be shot on the tube like a Brazilian electrician.

Also, the writer's pitiful knowledge of European archaeology as well as basic British law and geography makes a mockery of the meticulous work of Kathy Reichs.

In short - if you want to look at cute totally old LOLZ British stuff, watch Inspector Morse.

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