Bones (2005–2017)
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The Girl in the Gator 

While Brennan is paired up with another FBI agent to solve the murder of a co-ed found inside an alligator in the Everglades, Booth is sent to therapy after shooting a clown-shaped speaker on an ice cream truck.


Allan Kroeker


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Stephen Fry ... Dr. Gordon Wyatt
Eddie McClintock ... Special Agent Tim Sullivan
Alex Winter ... Monte Gold
Eamonn Roche Eamonn Roche ... Lloyd
Eric Jungmann ... Eddie
John Lacy ... Bill Dowd
John Eric Bentley ... Park Ranger
Kelly Kruger ... Abigail Sims
John Maynard John Maynard ... Ice Cream Truck Driver


The two B's are called to the Florida Everglades to investigate a human arm found in an alligator. Before they arrive, Booth is so irritated by an ice-cream cart's nagging 'music' that he shoots the clown-shaped loudspeaker; the FBI sends him to frightfully erudite and suave British psychotherapist Dr. Gordon Wyatt's home, where the perfectionist control freak's professional and private frustrations, including Epps's fatal balcony fall, are handled in a frustrating and yet calming way, while building a garden barbecue... Meanwhile Bones continues with Special Agent Tim 'Sully' Sullivan, whose apparent lack of interest and dedication makes her appreciate their friend and colleague Booth more, decides to ship the whole alligator to the Jeffersonian for examination and learns about Sully's varied qualifications and other options in life besides an FBI career, unlike totally focused Booth. Medical records of the missing Everglades kids who recklessly come close to alligators identify the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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7 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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This is the first appearance of Stephen Fry as Dr. Gordon. See more »


The FBI agent working on the case while Booth is dealing with shooting the ice cream truck clown explains when they serve the search warrant, "You can only admit evidence in plain view." In fact, a search warrant gives authorities the right to search wherever the evidence they are seeking reasonably would be found within the location being searched. A "plain view" restriction would be highly unusual. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: Judy's stab wound was probably from a bolt of some kind right through
[she approaches Sullivan]
Dr. Temperance Brennan: here.
[She touches an area on his back]
Special Agent Tim Sullivan: So, just inside her scapula?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Yes... most laymen refer to it as a shoulder blade.
Special Agent Tim Sullivan: Well, I told you I went to college. I minored in kinesiology. Although, this is the first time I've used it to impress a lady.
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References Space: 1999 (1975) See more »


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Performed by The Crystal Method
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Enter Dr. Wyatt
16 July 2016 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

This is the first of several episodes where we see Dr. Wyatt using his psychology skills on Booth. Brennan is later involved in the sessions as what they do and how they act are related to each other. Dr. Wyatt is probably one of the first to actually hint that the relationship between Booth and Bones is one of a couple in love.

In this episode, Booth is still pretty frustrated with allowing Epps to die so he takes his frustration out on an ice cream truck. The scene is rather funny, but a bit shocking at the same time. I'm thinking a person would be fired for doing such a thing in the real world.

Brennan's not able to work with Booth in this episode is shown as frustration on her own part, but she adjusts to the situation and gives us a good case to figure out.

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