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Bones: The Verdict in the Story

Max goes on trial for the alleged murder of FBI Deputy Director Robert Kirby, and the Jeffersonian team members, minus Brennan, are called as expert witnesses for the prosecution, keenly aware that their testimony could put Max on Death Row. Brennan, serving as a forensics advisor for the defense, must rely not only on her expertise as an anthropologist but also on her dedication to her family to find a way to exonerate her father.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 3AKY13
Airdate: Monday May 05th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 15, 2008
AU (Seven) Oct 27, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Jul 26, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Ryan ORyan O'Neal
As Max Keenan

Guest Stars
Ernie HudsonErnie Hudson
As David Barron
Eugene ByrdEugene Byrd
As Dr. Clark Edison
Loren DeanLoren Dean
As Russ Brennan
Patricia BelcherPatricia Belcher
As Asst. U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian
Ryan CutronaRyan Cutrona
As FBI Dep. Director Kirby
George WynerGeorge Wyner
As Judge Marcus Haddoes

Co-Guest Stars
Preston James HillierPreston James Hillier
As Court Services Officer
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
Eric MilleganEric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Episode Notes
We learn Sweets received his undergraduate degree at University of Toronto, his Master's in abnormal psychology at Temple University, and a Doctorate degree in clinical psychology and behavioral analysis from Columbia University.

Guest star Ernie Hudson (David Barron) previously guest starred as David Barron in "The Man in the Mansion."

Guest star Eugene Byrd (Clark Edison) previously appeared in "Widow's Son In The Windshield."

Guest star Ryan Cutrona (FBI Dep. Director Kirby) previously appeared in "Judas on a Pole."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sara LovFountainclosing scene

Episode Quotes
Caroline: Excuse me. What is so funny?
Brennan: (trying not to laugh) Nothing.
Caroline: I should hope not because there's a dead body deserving of respect right in front of you. What happened to him? (Brennan starts laughing) I did not know she could laugh.

Angela: Miss Julian, I'm not taking the stand.
Cam: You have to.
Angela: Look I'm not going to tell anyone else what to do here but I'm not testifying.

Brennan: (looking at the skeleton) How could this happen?
Booth: Um, maybe he was rolled up in a carpet.
Brennan: Where's the carpet?
Booth: Well it rotted away, you know, with the meaty parts.

Brennan: I'm fine.
Sweets: If you were fine you'd be balled up in the corner weeping or semi-catatonic.
Brennan: (to Booth) Does that sound fine to you?

Judge Haddoes: Excuse me, Agent Booth, I would like you to switch seats with Dr. Saroyan. You Dr. Brennan, please switch seats with your brother.
Brennan: Why?
Judge Haddoes: You don't whisper as quietly as you think you do.

Brennan: Clark is the last forensic anthropologist that I'd want to be up against in a court of law.
Russ: What about that genius kid at your lab?
Max: With the oversized eyes and the toaster head, that guy?
Clark: Sorry if my normal-sized head and eyes diminish your confidence.

Booth: Could Bones have killed Kirby? Temperance Brennan, I've worked with this woman, I've stood over death with her, I've faced death down with her. Sweets is brilliant, he is, but he's wrong. She could not have done this.

Sweets: Doctor Brennan is hyperrational. She's capable of rationalizing almost anything.
Lawyer: Including murder?
Sweets: It is the danger of the totally rational human being.

Episode Goofs
In the closing scene where Brennan hugs Booth, the position of his arms changes between shots.

Episode References
The earrings Brennan wears in court are her mother's earrings Booth found in "The Man in the Morgue."

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