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'Bones' Synopsis and General Information


'Bones' Synopsis and General Information
Photo: Fox Broadcasting Co.


September 13, 2005

When Is It On?:

Mondays at 8pm ET on Fox (Check Local Listings).


Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan as Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins
Jonathan Adams as Dr. Daniel Goodman


"To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone."

Rae's Take:

Make no “Bones” about it, this show brings a new element to all those forensic science programs. Twenty years ago, who would’ve thought a set of bones, could tell a story? Darkly funny with a twist of drama, this show will appeal to those of us who, thanks to shows like “CSI” have become professional television scientists and quite the experts on forensic cases of all kinds.


Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline. Law enforcement calls on her to assist with murder investigations when the standard methods of identifying a body are useless – when the remains are badly decomposed, burned or destroyed beyond recognition. Brennan’s special expertise lies in her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones.

Brennan often finds herself teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them, who pore over the physical evidence. Booth believes the key to solving crimes lies in discovering the truth from those still alive – witnesses and suspects – through good-old-fashioned investigative work. Brennan and Booth frequently clash both professionally and personally, but so far the chemistry between them has only played out in a fictionalized account in Brennan’s latest mystery novel.

Slightly at odds with the world, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab. Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), earthy and bawdy, is Brennan’s friend and fellow scientist who’s created a unique way to render the original crime scene in three-dimensional computer images; Brennan’s assistant, Zack Addy (Eric Millegan), is a young prodigy whose genius IQ actually gets in the way of his finishing the several doctorates he has begun; and “the bug guy,” Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), is an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but conspiracy is his hobby. Brennan’s boss is the imposing lab director, Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams), who lends out her services to the FBI.
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