Bones: Season 4, Episode 15

The Bones That Foam (12 Mar. 2009)

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Remains are discovered by a newly wed couple after they literally take the plunge. The squints soon determine the identity of the victim, but discovering the cause of death presents ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Stoney Westmoreland ...
Jungle Jim Delroy
Chet Newcomb
Maureen Perot
Buddy Shirazi
Vanessa Newcomb
Hal Shirazi
Rich Hutchman ...
Kevin Howard
Strawberry Lust


Remains are discovered by a newly wed couple after they literally take the plunge. The squints soon determine the identity of the victim, but discovering the cause of death presents interesting dilemmas as a mysterious corrosive foam secreting from the bones is destroying the remains and causing the Jeffersonian's alarms go off with each test they try. Also, Bones tries to work on her interpersonal skills. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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About 45 minutes into the episode, Dr. Saroyan enters the secure area of the lab (which requires the employee to swipe their ID card) to speak to Mr. Nigel-Murray and is shown putting her ID card away. The security device tones are not heard as she enters. A minute later, Dr. Hodgins approaches and the security device tones are heard as he enters and he is also shown putting his card away. See more »


Dr. Jack Hodgins: Running the bugs through the mass spec. Not getting any toxins. But they might not have fed on the remains yet. In other words, I need more *samples*.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: We all need more samples.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: I know. I would just like us all to stay alive during the process.
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References Alien (1979) See more »


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Another new low
18 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

At least forensic part of the story was much better than the last two episodes. But what we gained in science department, we lost in affairs. It seems that Brennan's character took a dive back to her stone age when she wasn't able to have emotions. Her stupid part took control of her logic and forced her to act childish. She wasn't definitely acting like the one we have seen improved through last seasons. Booth character is more close to what we have seen before with a little bit of comic stupidity and less control and punch lines. Specially his excitement over a monkey was a tad too childish. If bones moves more in this direction, it can expect to attract more teen fans and less adult which is revolutionary considering the age of its actors.

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