Bones (2005–2017)
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The Girl in the Mask 

Bones asks for Booth's advice on which of her assistants she should hire. Booth gets a call from a friend, a Japanese cop who Booth once worked with in an exchange program, who asks him to check on his sister. Unfortunately they locate her head. Now the squints must locate the body.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Temperance Brennan
... Seeley Booth
... Angela Montenegro
... Camille Saroyan
... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
... Lance Sweets
... Ken Nakamura
... Dr. Haru Tanaka
... Micah Strutt
... Paul Vogler
... Bruce Takedo
... James Sok
... Officer Lisa Kopek
... Masseuse
... Nozomi Sato


Booth's Japanese police exchange program friend Ken Nakamura reports his orphaned kid sister Sachi (21) missing. Shortly after her severed head is found in a salt marsh, under a mask from her still missing roommate Nozomi Sato. Japanese forensic expert Dr. Haru Tanaka, a 'kei' (androgyne), joins the Jeffersonian team for this case. Written by KGF Vissers

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23 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


David Boreanaz and Ally Maki (as Ally Matsumura), the actress who portrays Dr. Tanaka, appeared in an episode of _'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'_(1997) together. See more »


When Cam and Dr. Tanaka are discussing the angle of entry of Sachi's bullet wound Camm says she was only 5 feet tall. The modeling card her brother showed Booth earlier stated her height was 5 ft 5 inches tall. See more »


Dr. Haru Tanaka: You are entering the realm of psychology, a field of unverifiable speculation. Perhaps I can be of further assistance to Dr. Brennan.
[Tanaka leaves the room]
Dr. Lance Sweets: Sometimes I *hate* hard science. I know that seems immature but that's just how I feel.
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References Cowboy Bebop (1998) See more »


Bones End Theme
Composed by Peter Himmelman
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Head on a stick
26 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

A young Japanese woman is killed and mutilated in a particularly unsavory fashion, and B&B are soon on the case. The dead girl's brother, an old friend of Booth's, flies in from Japan to find out what happened. Accompanying the brother is a renowned forensic scientist, and one of the lighter moments in the episode has the team wondering whether this scientist is a man or woman, as he/she sports an androgynous look. As episodes go, this is a low-energy show and too much time goes by filled with padding. The body of the dead girl is delightful, as it was subtract in a pond for a bit of time. So gorehounds will have something to keep them awake, at least.

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