Season 6 Episode 4

The Body and the Bounty

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 2010 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The team goes on a search for missing body parts after they find a decomposing skull and hands in a dumpster. After the victim is identified as a bounty hunter who was searching for a killer named Braverman, the team discovers that someone else is looking for Braverman as well, resulting in a chase with an unexpected suspect. Meanwhile, Brennan makes children's show star Professor Bunsen Jude "The Science Dude" her new intern.moreless

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  • wished there were science shows like this when i was a kid!

    I thought this was a Great episode..anything that can get kids excited about science in a cool fun way is Awesome in my book..way to go! I loved it, so it was a bit silly but afterall this is entertainment and stories and it makes for a chuckle as well as drama
  • A-maz-ing

    We had just watched a rather grim film and turned to Bones for a little light relief before going to bed. We found it. OK there was a body, but the comic relief was provided not just by the Science Dude but by the reaction to him of the squints. He seemed to bring out the inner child in Cam and Hodgins (not difficult) and Angela - I would have liked to see how Dr Goodman reacted to him, pity that character has gone.

    Booth had trouble again with a female bounty hunter. Are modern day bounty hunters all young, female,and glamorous? - bit far from those gritty Westerns.

    Loved to see Brennan letting her hair down for once. She hasn't done that since 'The wannabe in the weeds'. Loved the last scene with the kids, Booth smiling his wide smile, the squints joining in and even Caroline smiling. Brennan as the Bone Lady looked great - perhaps that can be her next Hallowe'en costume instead of Wonder Woman?moreless
  • Disappointment

    The beginning of the sixth season of this show is such a disappointment! The plot is either too obvious or too artificial. Some scenes are filmed like in a B-movie using a handheld camera. The dialogues are weak and the characters seemed to stop developing. Basically their lines are on and on about the same thing and there is nothing that intrigues us. The whole mystery involving Booth and Brennan disappeared like after touch of the magic wand. I wonder where it brings the whole "Bones" idea. So far I think that there must be something I will see in the future episodes that will make me think otherwise and this is why Fox decided to continue the show.moreless
  • so this is what bones has come to..

    wow. i've never felt the urge to throw my remote at the tv before now, the only reason i didnt was so i could fast forward this rubbish. bunsen jude the science dude, honestly what were the writers thinking? if it wasnt for B.J. i would have mildly enjoyed this episode, thats why it gets above average. the case was well thought out for a change, the motive actually realistic. it kept me guessing who the killer was, where usually the killer is one of the people introduced at the start. so it ticks all the boxes for a good police procedural case, but the poor writing for dr. brennan's lines and the elephant in the room B.J. makes this almost painful to watch at times.moreless
  • Lame

    I think it is the first time I give a score so low.

    But this episode, in my opinion, is the worst episode of the entire show.

    I mean, I cannot understand what on earth were they thinking when they produced this episode. I mean COME ON, the freaking DUDE what awful, the character sucked, trying to be funny WAY to much and the way Everyone cave into his sense of humor was extremely painful to watch.

    The ONLY good thing a have to say about this episode is the final scene.

    I mean CoMe On, Brennan looked SO funny and cute in that costume skeleton/Mickey mouse like. I loved her in that thing and the way she looked/acted like a little child. It was very very nice seen that she CAN let go of her usual self.

    So there.

    I hope the next episodes repair this disappointment.moreless
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

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier

Professor Bunsen Jude

Guest Star

Lisa Marcos

Lisa Marcos

Janet LeBlanc

Guest Star

Thomas Kopache

Thomas Kopache

Gregory Gering

Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In the video of the bounty hunter and the bondsman, the supposed rib-breaking incident is shown. However, the jab with the pool cue and subsequent clutching of the injury is far lower than the fourth rib. As is shown in the episode, the fourth rib is up near the heart. The injury shown in the video appears to be to the stomach area (9th rib or lower).

    • Goof: While Sweets, Booth and Julian watch the video where the bounty hunter gets hurt, Julian mentions that the bail bondsman is terminal because he has cancer and that the diagnosis is not good. What she should have said is the prognosis is not good, since what she means is that he has little time to live–not that he was misdiagnosed.

    • Goof: Tutti the cadaver dog made his first appearance in Season One, "The Man in the Wall." However, the dog in that episode had a light brown coat and was indicated to be male. In this episode, Tutti is said to be female and has a black coat, yet it is hinted that this is the same Tutti.

    • The character Bunsen Jude is likely based on Bill Nye the Science Guy, who hosted a children's show of the same name about science.

    • "The Lab" sign behind Professor Bunsen Jude is the same signs used in the season four finale "The End in the Beginning" inside the nightclub that Bren and Mr. B (Booth) owned called The Lab.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Brennan: (Seriously) Well, it was an accident. The rib fragment broke off in the pool hall. (to killer) You had no idea that your beanbag gun would kill him.
      Booth: (confused) Bones… what are you… a defense lawyer now?
      Brennan: Well, a kind mind is a fine mind.
      Booth: (incredulous) She cut off his head! That wasn't an accident.
      Brennan: I have no rebuttal to that statement.

    • Brennan: Well, killed him dead, is redundant.
      Professor Jude: But it's clear, and what do we say about clarity? It's a barbarity that clarity is a rarity.
      Brennan: (smiles) That's very true.

    • Angela: You have to go on the Dude's kiddie show.
      Brennan: No, I don't. Why?
      Angela: Because … it's the dream of every kid in this country who likes science even a little bit.
      Brennan: Well, I'm not a kid, I'm a fully-grown adult.

    • Angela: If I have a daughter, I'm going to name her Temperance.
      Brennan: You are?
      Angela: I mean, we won't call her that; it's awful. Maybe it'll be her middle name, but … I want her to love you.
      Brennan: But you love me.
      Angela: Yes, but not everyone is as willing to look as hard for your inner child as I am. And this kid is half Hodgins, remember.

    • Booth: (discussing a mark on a bone) The victim definitely had a thing for big guns.
      Brennan: The evidence is consistent with your theory.
      Booth: That's right, see, "'cause I always get my man."
      Brennan: (seriously) I am a woman.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: October 14th, 2010 on Global

      Australia: November 7th, 2010 on Channel Seven

      United Kingdom: November 10th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

      The Netherlands: November 22nd, 2010 on RTL 4

      Spain: November 26th, 2010 on FOX

      Sweden: December 26th, 2010 on TV3

      Norway: December 30th, 2010 on TV3

      Latin America: March 16th, 2011 on FX

      Slovakia: September 14th, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: October 13th, 2011 on RTL

      Finland: March 14th, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: April 29th, 2012 on Prima family