Bones (2005–2017)
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The Boneless Bride in the River 

Bones is called back from vacation - several times - after a boneless body is found, and Sully has a proposition.


Tony Wharmby


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 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)
Eddie McClintock ... Special Agent Tim Sullivan
Michael Paul Chan ... Professor Shi Jon Chen
John Paul Pitoc ... Drew Harper (as J.P. Pitoc)
James Hong ... Joseph Han
Deborah Theaker ... Jackie Burrows
Lucille Soong ... Mai Zhang
Eric Stonestreet ... D.C. Cop
Bob Lem Bob Lem ... Eric Chang
Alice Lo ... Mary Chang


A trunk, which was submersed for about eight days in a brook, contains a female body, which was boiled, had all bones removed and was sewn up again. Bones resumes her holiday, 'no bones, no Bones', boating with Sully who considers moving onto it permanently. Hair and a genetic disease indicate an Asian, about 20, immigrated- identified through the Homeland Security database as Li Ling Fan, on a fiancée visum, but her partner, Drew Harper, a fence specializing in Asian objects, says they mutually called off the wedding a month ago and escapes. Booth gets Bones who finds sinologist Professor Shi Jon Chen, who introduces them to old Mai Zhang, whose 40 year-old son is a candidate for minghun, an old Chinese tradition for bachelors of reburial with the bones of a posthumous 'bride'... Sully decides to buy the yacht, names it Temperance and asks Bones to take a sabbatical to sail a year with him in the Caribbean, even Booth advises to accept... Written by KGF Vissers

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English | Mandarin

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21 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


After splitting the re-inflated head open on two occasions whilst using pressurized air through a tube, the props department resorted to an old fashioned method to get the job done. They applied their lips to the tube, and blew. See more »


When Sully is leaving on his boat at the end, if you look closely on the right side of the boat a hand appears and later when they flash back to him you can see a head appear on the boat, yet Sully is the only person on the boat. See more »


Special Agent Tim Sullivan: You know Booth, uh, is a really good guy.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: He says the same about you.
Special Agent Tim Sullivan: Really? Cause I figured he was the one talking you out of going with me.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: No. He told me to go. Angela did too. Everyone thinks it's a great idea.
Special Agent Tim Sullivan: Everyone except you.
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References Cast Away (2000) See more »


Written by Kathy Fisher, Ron Wasserman and "Filo & Peri" (Bo Pericic and Domenick Filopei)
Performed by Fisher
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