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Bones: The Friend In Need

The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and few close friends saw him as intelligent with poor social skills, the team discovers that this seemingly innocent boy was actually involved in illegal activity and had attended a high school party two weeks prior where drugs were present. The investigation takes an ugly turn when an underage girl confesses to being raped and the deceased boy's reputation is compromised. Meanwhile, with the case's spotlight on deception, intern Finn Abernathy contemplates telling Cam that her daughter Michelle is in town visiting for the weekend.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x16
Production Number: 8AKY12
Airdate: Monday February 18th, 2013
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Jeffrey Walker
Writer: Dean Lopata

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 24, 2013
AU (Seven) Jul 28, 2013
HU (RTL Klub) Dec 09, 2013

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Luke KleintankLuke Kleintank
As Finn Abernathy
Tiffany HinesTiffany Hines
As Michelle Welton
Aaron JenningsAaron Jennings
As Garrett Saunders
Dale E. TurnerDale E. Turner
As Howard Utley
Ever CarradineEver Carradine
As Delores Martin
Lizze BroadwayLizze Broadway
As Kat Martin
Nick ThurstonNick Thurston
As Nick Pavonetti
Stephan DuVallStephan DuVall
As Reggie Trotter
Victoria PlattVictoria Platt
As Mary Manicone
Main Cast
Emily DeschanelEmily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela ConlinMichaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis DaleyJohn Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets


The episode begins with a homeless guy, Reggie, bringing a suitcase to a pawn shop. He tells the owner that he found it by the river. The owner refuses to take it because it is filthy. Reggie opens the suitcase to check its contents. The owner screams in shock when he sees human remains in the suitcase. Reggie asks for 50 cents! Next, the team examines the remains at the Jeffersonian and Brenan points out that the victim is a male. Finn figures out that the victim was a teenager. Next, Booth and Sweets arrive at the boy’s house to inform the mother about her child’s death. But when they reach the house, they find the neighbor, Delores and her teenage daughter, Kat, present at the victim’s house. ..

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