Bones (2005–2017)
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The Passenger in the Oven 

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:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Charlotte Utley
Kate McNutt
Arthur Bilbrey
Eli Bilbrey
Howard Kendell
Nick Devito
Lydia Look ...
Theresa Ming


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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19 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The second time Booth sneaks to first class, Bones earphones are off when the camera is aimed at her, but when it's aimed at Booth, her earphones are still on. It goes back to her and they're down again. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: I'm the one who dragged you out of pure sciene and... pulled you into murder-solving.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: That's not how I remember it.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Really?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Yes. As I recall, I had to force you to take me into the field.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Really?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Yes. You didn't want to, remember? This is all my fault.
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Written by Jenny Lewis
Performed by Jenny Lewis
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24 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They are on a plane, and if they land somebody will get away with murder, lost in a land with billions of people where they may never be found! Yep, it seems Booth and Brennan can go nowhere without getting involved in murder - like when they find the woman in the oven. The first time I watched this episode, I was shocked at the person who was guilty.

The references about them being a couple are getting more and more frequent. They are accused of such twice, and still in deep denial, though we know they have been a couple for several years now...

I have a lot of favorite scenes in this episode. I will name two: 1. When Booth is making the arrest and trying to do so before the plane touches down. He does it quickly and adds '...because this is the United States of America!" Then everyone starts clapping. Very dramatic!

2. When Brennan's wearing the glasses, Booth is taken aback and gets very, very flirty with her. I thought he was going to kiss her!

Excellent episode!

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