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The Body and the Bounty 

After a skull and decomposing hands are found in a dumpster, the team must not only solve the crime but also search for the rest of the victim's remains. Identified as Ray Raminsky, the ... See full summary »


Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)


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




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
David Alan Grier ... Professor Bunsen Jude
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Lisa Marcos ... Janet LeBlanc
Thomas Kopache ... Gregory Gering
Greg Cipes ... Dylan
Mimi Michaels ... Soleil
Corinne Reilly ... Molly Braverman
Kathy Byron Kathy Byron ... Maggie Magregor


After a skull and decomposing hands are found in a dumpster, the team must not only solve the crime but also search for the rest of the victim's remains. Identified as Ray Raminsky, the victim turns out to be a bounty hunter in search of Charles Braverman, a man indicted for the murder of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Brennan is asked by Professor Bunsen Jude "The Science Dude" if he can shoot an episode of his children's show from The Jeffersonian Lab with Brennan as his special guest. Brennan initially turns him down, but is surprised when he makes her a deal she can't refuse, so she takes him on as a new "squintern." As the team pieces together the details of the crime, they discover that they are not alone in the hunt for Braverman and find themselves in a chase with an unexpected suspect. Written by Fox Publicity

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Did You Know?


Dr. Bunsen Jude says the word "a-MA-zing!" nine times. Although he says "amazing" in a quiet voice twice, so the grand total is 11 times. See more »


The Emerald Ash Borer, while having a limited range, is not a rare insect. In fact, it is a highly invasive species. Hodgins would have known his. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I'm sorry. I can't share my murder plans with you
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Why?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: You are dating a journalist. If in a post-coital haze you relayed my method, she might print it for killers everywhere to see.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Right. Because you know, dismemberment and murder is my topic of conversation after sex.
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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A darn good episode.
15 October 2010 | by kitano0See all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the other reviewer. I thought this was one of the best episodes of any season. We saw traits from the other cast members we had never seen before. Brennan is getting funnier and looser, and finally using some karate again (she also looked fierce brandishing that shotgun!) David Alan Grier is not one of my favorites, either, but he nailed Science Dude and made him a funny, multi-faceted character! It also had two strong guest characters, the two bounty hunters. (I would love to see either one of them make another appearance on future shows) And of course Caroline always makes whatever episode she is in better.

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14 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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