Bones (2005–2017)
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The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator 

The team investigates the death of a psychology professor whose body parts turn up in dumpsters all over the city.


Tim Southam


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspiration) | 2 more credits »

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Episode 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 Boyd ... James Aubrey
Michael Grant Terry ... Wendell Bray
Shalita Grant ... Andie Roberts
Miriam Flynn ... Fancie Von Mertens
Shanna Collins ... Tabitha Coleman
Chastity Dotson ... Victoria Andrews
Grant Harvey ... Alex Heck
Reva Rose Reva Rose ... Barbara Huntley
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Ruth Wernick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Aquilino ... College Student


For once, Wendell Bray has trouble concentrating on the case, as he's up for a last checkup to be declared in full cancer remission, and on top finds his favorite nurse keen to treat him to a flirtatious picnic. Booth is forced to concentrate on his traffic exam, after one incident too many, so Aubrey gets to team up with Bones. Piecing together body parts left in dumpsters all over DC the victim is identified as sociology professor Randall Fairbanks, whose behavioral experiments with clueless, misled subjects frustrated some enough to make credible suspects, but not the only ones. Written by KGF Vissers

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4 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The psychological experiment they show in this episode is very similar to the Milgram experiment, performed by Stanley Milgram from Yale University in 1961. The result mentioned in the episode, 66% of the people would deliver the maximum voltage, is the actual result from the original experiment. This experiment would be considered unethical in the 21st century based on the psychological harm it causes to the subject instigating the shocks. See more »


The BeWick's wren, although still fairly common in much of western North America, has virtually disappeared from the East. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I apologize for giving you incorrect information.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know what, I tell you what, I have been looking for something to hold over your head for years. So, you know what? I have to thank you.
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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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tediously boring
5 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Each week, the fbi agents bring in numerous suspects and accuse them all of murder and finally bones looks at the bones and discovers what really happened, the correct perp is arrested and we cut to brennan and bones at home for the romance ... also tiring of the constant mixed race romances .... is this some kind of viewer or market test ?

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