Bones (2005–2017)
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The Bond in the Boot 

A diamond courier carrying a briefcase is killed. State Department requests discretion while investigating due to National Security concerns. Meanwhile, Wendell loses his scholarship, and Booth tries to relearn plumbing techniques.


Alex Chapple


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 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
Michael Grant Terry ... Wendell Bray
Christopher B. Duncan ... Arthur Rutledge
Michael Arden ... Harold Prescott
Riki Lindhome ... Mandy Summers
Emily Baldoni ... Lena Brodsky (as Emily Foxler)
Joseph Julian Soria ... Pedro Marquez
Katherine Kamhi ... Officer Lisa Kopek
Jon Paul Burkhart ... Parking Lot Attendant


Russian diamond courier Yuri Antonov was shot in a long-term parking facility, his hand severed to steal his case, the corpse ran over and nibbled on by stray cats for two days until found. Inexplicably, he passed customs as a diplomat without such visa. His rental car, in Bond style, is found containing a murder weapon and the long-tortured corps of CIA website analyst Greg Dorit, who was on the trace of a dirty operation. His break-up with colleague Mandy Summers was a front. Wendell's scholarship is disestablished. Written by KGF Vissers

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24 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The meaning of the title comes from the British meaning of the word "boot", which is what they call the trunk of a car. They call the front end the bonnet. See more »


Booth states that his apartment has problems because it is in "Washington". Anyone locally would say that the problem was because it was in "DC". See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: [Finding a body in a car trunk] Whoa! Okay. That is going to *kill* the Bluebook value.
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References Casino Royale (2006) See more »


Bones End Theme
Composed by Peter Himmelman
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Some Bondian Fun
17 November 2016 | by roedygSee all my reviews

This episode starts with a James Bondian opening, that is great fun. They even arranged a Walter PBK and Bondian car.

The problem with the episode is a bit of scientific incompetence in the writing.

For example, Angela notes that an image file seems way too big, therefore it must contain hidden steganographic data. The whole point of steganography is to be undetectable. The images are the same size with data encoded in tiny variants in colour.

At one point the FBI comes to take away the bones and digital data. All the team need do is make backup copies of the digital data, and the FBI can take away all the files they please without denying them access.

They torment poor Wendell telling him he is fired, even though there are two multi-millionaires on the team who stall to the last minute to rescue him. There is no reason for them to dangle him that way.

Sometimes the FBI makes Temperance leave the room because she does not have clearance. Other times they let her stay. I can hardly imagine a giant bureaucracy like that being inconsistent.

There is a quite gross scene of cats eating the body a handsome Bond-like man. You literally watch them pulling off pieces of flesh and tossing them back.

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