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Season 11 : Episode 22

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From executive producers Barry Josephson and Hart Hanson comes the darkly amusing drama Bones, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline, has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

Brennan has been teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes. Brennan and Booth clash both professionally and personally, but the chemistry between them has grown since they first met and has made them a strong and trusting team. Brennan's equally brilliant colleagues (or "squints" as Booth calls them) at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab include earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who's created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a three-dimensional computer image; Dr. Jack Hodgins, who's an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but for whom conspiracy is his passion; and Brennan's boss Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, who replaced Dr. Daniel Goodman after the first season. Zack Addy, a young prodigy whose genius IQ sometimes distances him from reality, was Brennan's former assistant, but at the end of season three he left the Jeffersonian. Dr. Lance Sweets signed on in season three as Booth and Brennan's psychologist, to resolve some of Booth and Brennan's persisting struggles. He later joined the team to provide behavioral analyses on cases. The loss of Sweets from the team, and a conspiracy surrounding Booth has Special Agent James Aubrey paired with Booth as they investigate his case and pitch in with Brennan's work.

Broadcast History (All times E/P):
Season 10 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 16-24 – Monday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 9-15 – Friday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 1-8 – Monday 8:00 pm (One episode from season eight included in the season)
Season 8 – Monday 8:00 pm (Four episodes from season seven written to be stand-alones included in the season)
Season 7, Episodes 7-13 – Monday 8:00 pm (Emily Deschanel's pregnancy meant a short season)
Season 7, Episode 6 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 7, Episodes 1-5 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 10-23 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 1-9 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 5 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 12-26 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 1-11 – Wednesday 8:00 pm (Six episodes written for season three included in the count)
Season 3, Episodes 11-16 – Monday 8:00 pm (2007-2008 WGA writers' strike meant short season)
Season 3, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm
Season 2 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 15-22 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday 9:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm



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  • David Boreanaz

    David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

    Emily Deschanel

    Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

    Michaela Conlin

    Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

    Tamara Taylor

    Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

    T.J. Thyne

    T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

    John Francis Daley

    John Francis Daley

    Dr. Lance Sweets


    Fan Reviews (986)

    • All bones episodes

      This is by far one of the best made showers of all character plays their role perfectly to create an action,suspense,witty humorous show that begs the viewer to come back week after week... Each actor is relatable to all of us in 1 aspect or done... Keep em commin
    • @bonyjeanett: wrong show -> yes, it is ;-)


      sorry, but I have to disagree on that one. Yes, Zack had an accident, too. He got burned but only his hands. He wasn't unrecognizable to his friends due to the accident. It is in the final episode of season 5 of Grey's Anatomy where George gets hit by a bus, comes in as a John Doe and Meredith as his Doc only recognizes him due to his nickname 007 which he is writing on her hand. You can even find that scene on YouTube if you don't believe me (Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Finale: Meredith finds out about George).

      The original poster asked for a scene where someone gets hit by a bus, is unrecognizable, needs to make a special hand sign and dies in the end, so that's not really what happened to Zack.


      Hi, you got the wrong show. The scene you are referring to is from Grey's Anatomy. It was George who had the accident and Meredith being next to him, recognizing the hand sign. He died.

      Zack is not dead, but locked up for the rest of his life in psychatric ward for being the assistant of a murderer.moreless
    • Started out great but for bones it's quite cliche now

      I loved when this show first started out, but every episode is just like the other, aside of sub plots here and there. Show starts off with some nobody who stumbles across bones, they scream rediculously and then it fades to Booth and Brennan, he complains and she explains. Over and over again, change it up! and I can't tell you how many times I've heard "The Jeffersonian" I think we all know by now, call it the lab or something once in a while. This series is becoming far too predictable to continue being interesting to me.

      I'm currently on Season 8 catching up to the current season, I really hope something different happens, maybe Booth will finally get that shoe out of his *ss and Brennan to slow down on explaining everything and making references. I think after so many seasons they'd refresh it a bit.moreless
    • sorry not the wrong show


      sorry but I'm afraid you're information is off. The original poster had good information. Zack was involved in an accident sort of. He was in the process of setting off an explosion in one of the labs when hodges walked in. He kept his finger on the trigger too long and the bomb went off resulting in his being badly burned and it led to his getting accused of being a serial killer. he's currently being held as mentally incompetant to stand trial. Dr Sweets was the only one that knew he wasn't insane. Because of the way his mind works people just think he's insane.moreless
    • Bones and numbers

      I love the show! It is one of my favorites. I think they should do an episode where they go to LA and team up with Don Epps from the show Numbers.

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    Comedy, Drama


    facing danger, Murder & Mayhem, failed crime, gritty crime scenarios, coping with death