Bones (2005–2017)
3 user 1 critic

The Movie in the Making 

0:56 | Trailer
A television crew follow the medico-legal lab crew around for several days, documenting the relationship between the Jeffersonian Institute and the FBI. They follow a ten year old murder ... See full summary »


Randy Zisk


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »





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
Pej Vahdat ... Arastoo Vaziri
Jack McGee ... Roy Bloom
David Hoffman ... Carl Collins
Jamie Gray Hyder ... Alex Duffy
Camille Chen ... Amy Caputo
John Marshall Jones ... Gary Lempke
Ransom B. Demings Ransom B. Demings ... Kevin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bella Boreanaz Bella Boreanaz ... Hazel
Stephanie Hodge ... Janis Collins


A television crew follow the medico-legal lab crew around for several days, documenting the relationship between the Jeffersonian Institute and the FBI. They follow a ten year old murder case of a boy buried in a landfill. Written by Liam R

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In the Royal Diner scene with Booth & Brennan, some diners had their faces blurred out to reflect people asking for anonymity in real life documentaries See more »


Up on the Forensics platform Brennan says "Doctor Residi" when addressing Dr Vasiri (also repeated in the subtitles.) See more »


Jack Hodgins: [while shooting the documentary] And that, ladies and gentleman, that is why they call me King of the Lab!
Camille Saroyan: [In a 1-on-1 shoot] No! No one calls him King of the Lab. I mean no one other than himself, at least
Arastoo Vaziri: [In a 1-on-1 shoot] He also call himself King of the Break Room, King of the Parking Lot. Oh, and once, after making an anonymous donation, he was the King of Modesty
Temperance Brennan: [In a 1-on-1 shoot] I once heard Dr. Hodgins refer to himself as the King of Egypt
Angela Montenegro: [In a 1-on-1 shoot] The Jeffersonian has this,...
See more »


References Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

FINALLY...A Finished "Jeffersonian Documenyary"
11 August 2019 | by gardeniapalmsSee all my reviews

Over the previous 10 seasons we saw an episode (or two) being made about the "Jeffersonian" for different reasons filming what the team does, but this is the first time we ever saw a finished product. While we hear people talk about themselves and the case at hand, we also witness glimpses into what various employees think of certain co-workers (not to mention the reaction of first grsdrmers to a presentation given by "Bones" in a manner only she could do. So, yes, this episode does have a different format, yes, it's still serious, and, yes, it has a few lighter moments (as in pretty much most of the previous 229 episodes), and the case in focus comes to it's conclusion in the last moments. This show has been on the air for 11 years and, being human, sometimes we tend to forget the basics of the team so it's nice being reminded of what people were thinking when they first started working at the "Jeffersonian" and Hope's for the future (plus, in my opinion, I think it provides a foundation of sorts for the conclusion of the series).

As was pointed out in a previous "review", occasionally the writers came up with a slightly different story that veers from the norm (2...not as many as indicated in another review and which equates to roughly .0081% of all 246 episodes)...if trying to keep it interesting for the television audience is considered to be a bad thing, then I would suggest something else is going on.

Personally, I liked this episode and didn't have a problem with neither the format nor the storyline(s). But here's a challenge for fans of the series: watch the series again (or various episodes) as written in the "Fandom" wiki: according to the show's creator Hart Hanson discussed that her character "almost has Asperger's Syndrome". While the show is based on novels written by Kathy Reichs, the character of "Bones" shares many traits of relative that is autistic. It was neither revealed nor discussed in any episode, but there has never been a mainstream recurring character in television series with autism until "The Good Doctor" (2017) starring Freddy Highmore. I guarantee watching the series knowing that about "Temperance Brennan" really puts a different spin on things.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed