Bones (2005–2017)
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The Bodies in the Book 

Just as Temperance is preparing to publicize her latest book, bodies start showing up that are eerily similar to the victims in her mystery novel.


Craig Ross Jr.


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »




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)
Eddie McClintock ... Special Agent Tim Sullivan
Jonathan Slavin ... Hank Belden
Valarie Pettiford ... Ellen Laskow
Chris Conner ... Oliver Laurier
Colby French ... Greg Braley
Steve Braun ... Ashton Keller
Darby Stanchfield ... Connie Lopata
Sean Patrick Murphy ... Forensic Agent
Ted Lyde Ted Lyde ... Police Officer


Everybody fears a psycho is copycatting Bones's new Kathi Reich novel about murder victims posthumously fed to voracious animals, so Temperance's lover Sully insists to input his profiler experience by screening her fan-mail. Then Jim Lopata is killed and duped in the harbor, exactly like the first fictitious victim, but Bones figures out the victim abused his wife Connie, and her protective brother Greg Braley has no alibi. Then a second copy-victim is found, devoured by rats in a pet shop: unfaithful wife Sadie whose husband Ashton Keller stands to inherit her fortune. Both victims were shot with the same gun. Booth checks Bones's ex-stalker Oliver Laurier, and finds suspicious 'toys' for creative role playing, but he's just looking for attention. Then the third victim is found, eaten by fire-ants: Bones's publicist Ellen Laskow, near the book signing; her slavish assistant Hank Belden says she was secretive about her lesbian lovers; he now succeeds her. Booth keeps looking for ... Written by KGF Vissers

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14 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This same plot device was used in the pilot episode of Castle. Coincidentally, Darby Stanchfield, who played the first victim's wife, also played one of Rick Castle's ex-wives (and Alexis's mother). See more »


As the team rules out Oliver after he faints and they're in Booth's office, it's obviously day time and yet Brennan is supposed to be at her book signing (a night time event). In the next scene, Booth and Brennan arrive at the book signing and it is now obviously night. See more »


Angela Montenegro: [Referring to the rat that swallowed a bullet] Can't we just wait until nature take its course?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Do you have any idea how tight a rat's rectum is?
Angela Montenegro: Please tell me you don't.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


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give me a break
14 July 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

The squint, bones, played by emily deschanel is a prima donna incapable of real emotion unless its the bones she examines ... she treats booth like the cave man that he is and runs her mouth blathering endlessly about nothing ... no man in his right mind would spend time with this loser

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