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.


Ian Toynton


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Brian Tee ... Ken Nakamura
Ally Maki ... Dr. Haru Tanaka
Bumper Robinson ... Micah Strutt
Larry Clarke ... Paul Vogler
Yuji Okumoto ... Bruce Takedo
Robert Wu ... James Sok
Katherine Kamhi ... Officer Lisa Kopek
Jina Song ... Masseuse
Jane Park Smith ... 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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English | Japanese

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23 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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. Lance Sweets: [speaking of Dr. Tanaka] Uh, you people can identify human remains from a tiny little finger bone. But you can't identify the sex of the person standing right in front of you? Does nobody else see the irony in this?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Of course. But as a scientist, I also see the challenge.
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References Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Head on a stick
26 April 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See 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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