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Bones: The Bone That Blew

Brennan and Booth investigate when several skeletal remains are found on protected grounds. The team uncovers that the remains are that of an ex-Marine who has been AWOL for 3 years. Clues leads Booth and Brennan to an elite private school where the ex-Marine had worked as a "manny" for one of the rich families.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 4AKY02
Airdate: Wednesday November 26th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Jessica Landaw
Writer: Carla Kettner

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Nov 27, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Mar 16, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Ryan ORyan O'Neal
As Max Keenan

Guest Stars
Michael Grant TerryMichael Grant Terry
As Wendell Bray
Ty PanitzTy Panitz
As Parker Booth
Aisha HindsAisha Hinds
As Officer Norma Randall
Gina TorresGina Torres
As Dr. Toni Ezralow
John LafayetteJohn Lafayette
As Headmaster Donnegan
Molly HaganMolly Hagan
As Elsbeth King
Robin ThomasRobin Thomas
As Richard King
Sterling   BeaumonSterling Beaumon
As Royce King

Co-Guest Stars
Ryan BollmanRyan Bollman
As Poacher
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
Episode Notes
Series star David Boreanaz (Agent Booth) and special guest star Gina Torres (Dr. Toni Ezralow) previously worked together on several season 4 episodes of Angel.

Special guest star Ryan O'Neal (Max Keenan) was last seen in season 3's "The Verdict in the Story."

Ratings: 9.87 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Brendan JamesThe Sun Will Riseclosing scene

Episode Quotes
Hodgins: You know, your old man, he reminded me why I got into science.
Bones: To catch murderers?
Hodgins: No. To figure stuff out in amusing ways.

Booth: Don't fire Max. Let him keep his job. You know, he's a teacher he's not a janitor.
Brennan: I can't overlook the sanctity of the forensic lab, Booth.
Booth: Yeah. Maybe you can overlook it for me.
Brennan: For you?
Booth: Yeah. Personal favor.
Brennan: Wha -- like a partner thing?
Booth: Partner thing.
Brennan: I know you, Booth. You're trying to do me a favor by telling me it's a favor for you.
Booth: No, uh-uh no. I can't afford that school. I can't enrich Parker, not with the science thing but you can, Max can.

Brennan: Caroline should charge her as an adult.
Booth: She's eleven years old Bones.
Brennan: Yeah, well she's old enough to speak Chinese.
Booth: Uh, they don't take that into account.

Brennan: (to Sweets) I can understand quantum mechanics but I can't understand you.

Booth: You don't think that I'm a lousy dad for not sending my son to private school?
Sweets: No. But you'd be a lousy father if you didn't torture yourself about it.

Wendell Bray: Dead guy's hyoid.
Bones: Guy as in sexually non-specific urban colloquialism, or in reference to the gender normally associated with a penis, Mr. Bray?
Wendell Bray: Uh ... penis?

Booth: You know something, Bones? It's tough being a father.
Bones: Parker will be fine, peer groups and random environmental factors are far more important than family.
Booth: How is that a good thing?

Booth: So did you persuade Cam to fire Max?
Brennan: What you think my dad should be allowed to work at the Jeffersonian?
Booth: What, you know she's just you know, trying to do you a favor.
Brennan: Well, I didn't ask for a favor.
Booth: Sometimes you don't need to ask.

Max: Are you sleeping with my daughter?
Booth: No.
Max: Why? Are you gay?
Booth: No.
Max: Is she not attractive enough?
Booth: Bones is beautiful.
Max: Is it because of me? Because I killed one man and we both know he deserved it?
Booth: All right, just cut it out, Max, all right? I'll talk to her. Probably ain't gonna get anywhere with her, but I'll talk to her.
Max: You're a good man, and I want that for her. Now, I gotta go blow up some soda for some kids

Episode Goofs
The officer Bones and Booth interviews mentions that they are in the migration area of the masked booby. However, the masked boobie does not migrate into the U.S.

While Brennan and Booth are driving in the car, the scenery by Brennan goes the wrong way.

The images of the chemical profiles Hodgins compares shows an anomaly that Hodgins attributes to Booth spilling juice on his tie. However, this same anomaly image is seen on the gas found on the bones.

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