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Bones: A Boy in the Tree

When the corpse of the Venezuelan Ambassador's son is found hanging from a tree on the campus of his exclusive private boarding school, Brennan and Booth are called to determine whether or not the cause of death was suicide. Clues lead Booth, Brennan, and Brennan's team down a twisted trial of sex and scandal involving the school's own staff members.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1AKY01
Airdate: Tuesday September 27th, 2005
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Patrick Norris
Writer: Hart Hanson

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3 Puls) Feb 21, 2006
DE (RTL) Oct 26, 2006
NL (RTL 4) Jul 27, 2009

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (15 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Chris Conner
As Oliver Laurier
Recurring
Federico Dordei
As Ali Ladjavardi
Recurring
Heavy D
As Sid Shapiro
Recurring
José Zúñiga
As Mickey Santana
Recurring
Kavita Patil
As Dr. Teresa Petty
Recurring
Mandy June Turpin
As Dawn St. James
Recurring
Tom Schmid
As Mr. Pattison
Recurring
Avis Wrentmore
As Melodee Destry
Kayla Mae Maloney
As Camden Destry
Kristin Carey
As Mrs. Pattison
Mark Totty
As Leo Sanders
Marlene Forte
As Ambassador Olivos
Toby Hemingway
As Tucker Pattison
Tom Dugan (1)
As Headmaster Ronson

Co-Guest Stars
Patrice Pitman-Quinn
As Sheriff Roach
Samual Carman (1)
As Young Nestor
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
Eric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Jonathan Adams (1)
As Dr. Daniel Goodman
Episode Notes
Guest star Kavita Patil (Dr. Teresa Petty) previously worked with David Boreanaz (Agent Booth) on Angel. Patil was a guest star in "Dead End."



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Brendan BensonCold Hands, Warm Heartclosing scene
Deep AudioSunshine Everywhere 
Positive FlowThe City Streetsat Wong Foo's
West Indian GirlMiles From Monterey (Bernie Remix)Booth and Brennan driving to Nestor's house


Episode Quotes
Sheriff Roach: Let's give the bone lady some room.

Hodgins: I can give you a time of death estimate when I figure out who at what when.

Zack: Sometime when you're not busy, I wonder if I could ask you a few questions about sexual positions?
Booth: If you even try, I will take out my gun and shoot you between the eyes.

Brennan: The sign says 'Wong Fu's'.
Shapiro: Family name changed at Ellis Island.

Zack: I didn't talk to anybody in high school. I didn't kill myself.
Hodgins: That wasn't high school. It was an experimental eugenics program.

Zack: I can't ride a bike or drive a car.
Hodgins: Or, apparently, please a woman.

Booth: Omnia Mea Mecum Porto. What does that mean? Regular people stay out?
Brennan and Zack: Carry with me all my things.

Booth: The kid doesn't give a gift because, you know, he's in love. He does it cause he wants a little lovin'.
Angela: That cynicism you affect Booth, it's your way of hiding a deeply romantic nature.

Booth: I'm just saying, it wasn't suicide.
Angela: I'm a big believer in instinct.
Booth: Finally! A squint with an open mind.
Angela: You have no idea how open minded I can be.

Angela: When you're with someone, the gymnastics aren't what matter. It's who you are. It's in your intentions and how much you care about the other person.
Zack: If you don't want to help me, just say so.

Headmaster: Given your hostility, it’s time we bring in a lawyer to advise us.
Booth: Or you take my advice. If you don’t answer my questions, I’ll take you down to FBI headquarters in handcuffs.
Brennan: He’ll do it. He doesn’t like you.



Episode Goofs
When Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth are waiting for the Sheriff to deliver the sex tapes Dr. Brennan's arm changes positions in between shots. Sometimes it is resting on the car door and at other times her arms are crossed.

Midway through the episode, the boom mic can be seen above Brennan's head.

During the episode, Booth gets his access ID badge at the Jeffersonian. However, in "The Man in the S.U.V.", Booth had and used an ID badge at the Jeffersonian.



Cultural References
Booth: So, uh, what part of "this is mine" did you not understand? What? Do you want me to say it in Latin?
Brennan: Absit invidia.

"Absit invidia" translates as "no ill will."

Student: Tucker was all 'Stacy's Mom' about it.

"Stacy's Mom" is the title of a song by Fountains of Wayne which tells the story of a young boy who is attracted to his friend's mother.



Warning: Bones season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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