Bones: Season 4, Episode 9

The Passenger in the Oven (19 Nov. 2008)

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Bones and Booth fly to China so Brennan can identify some remains. During the flight, a body is discovered inside an oven. Bones and Booth must solve the crime before the flight lands in China.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Peggy Miley ...
Charlotte Utley
Kate McNutt
Arthur Bilbrey
Eli Bilbrey
Howard Kendell
Nick Devito
Theresa Ming
Captain Blake


On Booth and Bones' flight to China, for an archaeological examination, a travel reporter's body is found, cooked to death in the microwave. Sweets gets Bones' editor to name her possibly relevant adulterous flirt and her next article subject, pilot alcohol abuse. The Smithsonian team must help with forensics on transmitted data, before the Chinese authorities get jurisdiction after the plane lands. Written by KGF Vissers

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The 16 year old boy when finally accused and waiting for the return flight, has one end of the handcuffs on him but the other is just dangling. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: [passengers applauding as the airplane lands and Booth arrests the murderer] Thank you, thank you.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Bones?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: What?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: The applause was for the plane landing.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Oh.
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Performed by Jenny Lewis
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The One With The Murder On The Plane...
29 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely love this episode. It's so inventive. And intelligent, even though every episode of Bones is intelligent.

In this episode, Bones and Booth are on a plane, flying to China, so Bones can identify some remains. But whilst they're on board, a person ends up dead. In an oven. Yeah, an oven. That's a nice burial place. Anyway, Booth and Bones investigate the murder of this unidentified person, and time is running out. They can't let the passengers off the plane until the murder is solved. So they only have hours to determine who killed this person, and why.

I love how it's different from other Bones episodes. Because they have a really big time crunch. Whereas, normally, they have at least a day or two.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10. One of the best Bones has to offer.

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