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Bones: The Ghost in the Machine

The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a young boy whose soul remains very much alive. When psychic Avalon Harmonia attempts to help the deceased's spirit cross over, each member of the team begins to question his or her own beliefs about life after death.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x9
Production Number: 7AKY17
Airdate: Monday December 03rd, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Hart Hanson

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 4) Jan 14, 2013
AU (Seven) Feb 14, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 06, 2013
HU (RTL Klub) Oct 21, 2013

  • Currently 4.5/10
4.5/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Cyndi Lauper
As Avalon Harmonia
Cameron Defaria
As Colin Gibson
Gerald McCullouch
As Trevor Gibson
Justin James Hughes
As Shaun Whalen
Kathryn Winslow
As Louise Gibson
Rachel Dipillo
As Miranda Spedding

Co-Guest Stars
Blaine Holtkamp
As Lab Tech
Yvonne Huff
As Lab Tech
Main Cast
Emily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets


The episode begins with the team finding a skull covered with wasps. It is difficult to tell the gender but Booth wants a hint and Brenan tells him that she can give a definite age-pubescent. The victim is a male child, 13 or 14 years of age. Hodgins and Booth feel bad on hearing this as both of them have sons. The body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and dumped at this spot. The real estate agent found the body. The skull is brought to the Jeffersonian and a psychic named Avalon arrives telling them that she can hear the kid. He has got unfinished business. Isn’t that obvious as he could have been probably murdered! ..

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Warning: Bones season 8 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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