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Bones Season 4 Episodes

26 Episodes 2008 - 2009

The crime drama's fourth season begins with Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) lecturing to their respective peers in London, but their trip is extended after they're drawn into the murder of a wealthy American's daughter. Other investigations spin around the slayings of a reality-TV host, a veterinarian, a pastor, a sculptor, a former Marine, conjoined twins, an ice-hockey player and a bride-to-be. Cycle 4 also features the return of the Grave Digger, a sepulchral serial killer who may be targeting Booth.

Episode 1

Yanks in the U.K. - Part 1

Wed, Sep 3, 2008 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Brennan and Booth are on a lecture tour in London, where their trip is extended after they're drawn into the investigation of the murder of a wealthy American's daughter. Meanwhile, back at the Jeffersonian, Angela is surprised by the return of her estranged husband, who must agree to a divorce before she can marry Jack.

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Episode 2

Yanks in the U.K. - Part 2

Wed, Sep 3, 2008 60 mins

Conclusion. Having solved the murder of a wealthy American's daughter, Brennan and Booth are persuaded to remain in London when one of their English colleagues is killed.

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Episode 3

The Man in the Outhouse

Wed, Sep 10, 2008 60 mins

The gruesome death of the host of a reality-TV show that exposed infidelity challenges the Jeffersonian team to identify a killer from a long list of disgruntled adulterers who may have been motivated by revenge. Meanwhile, Booth is surprised that Brennan is dating two men at the same time.

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Episode 4

The Finger in the Nest

Wed, Sep 17, 2008 60 mins

The discovery---not far from the Jeffersonian---of the mutilated body of a veterinarian leads to an investigation that uncovers the deceased's gambling addiction and possible ties to an illegal dogfighting enterprise. "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan guest stars.

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Episode 5

The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 60 mins

When the murder of a reclusive science-fiction writer with obsessive-compulsive disorder has the Jeffersonian team stumped, Hodgins turns to Zack (Eric Millegan) for help in piecing together the evidence to track down the killer.

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Episode 6

The Crank in the Shaft

Wed, Oct 1, 2008 60 mins

When the mangled corpse of an office manager is found in an elevator shaft, Brennan and Booth probe the complexities of the company's politics to find out if any of the numerous grudges borne by her former coworkers shed light on her tragic death. Meanwhile, Hodgins and Angela have a long-delayed discussion about their breakup.

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Episode 7

The He in the She

Wed, Oct 8, 2008 60 mins

Brennan and Booth alight in a small religious enclave on the Chesapeake Bay when the remains of the community's pastor are discovered, but they have their work cut out for them in determining the true identity of the victim and a possible motive for murder.

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Episode 8

The Skull in the Sculpture

Wed, Nov 5, 2008 60 mins

A sculptor's corpse is found in a crushed car at a junkyard, and the team must decide if it's the result of the dead man's artistic suicide or murder. The case is complicated by the fact that his assistant---Angela's ex-girlfriend---is a suspect.

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Episode 9

The Con Man in the Meth Lab

Wed, Nov 12, 2008 60 mins

The discovery of a body at a state-police training site leads to the investigation of a confidence game, played on a struggling inventor, that resulted in a pair of murders. Meanwhile, Booth's brother (Brendan Fehr) takes a job at the Pentagon and develops a crush on Brennan, and Hodgins and a returning Clark Edison test the viability of the inventor's designs.

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Episode 10

The Passenger in the Oven

Wed, Nov 19, 2008 60 mins

On a trip to China to inspect prehistoric remains, Brennan and Booth try to solve the airborne murder of a travel writer, but the pair must find the killer before the plane lands in Shanghai and takes the case out of U.S. jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Hodgins tries to come to terms with Angela's new relationship.

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Episode 11

The Bone That Blew

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 60 mins

As Brennan struggles to accept the hiring of her estranged father (Ryan O'Neal) as a teacher at the Jeffersonian, the team searches for clues in the murder of a former Marine who was working as a nanny for a wealthy family.

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Episode 12

Double Trouble in the Panhandle

Thu, Jan 22, 2009 60 mins

Brennan and Booth go undercover to join the circus as a knife-throwing act to determine who might be responsible for the deaths of conjoined twins, and the list of colorful suspects includes the ringmaster (Andy Richter), a strong man and clowns.

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Episode 13

The Fire in the Ice

Thu, Jan 22, 2009 60 mins

Booth may face a trip to a different kind of penalty box when he becomes a suspect in the murder of a rival ice-hockey player with whom he has a history of fighting, and Brennan gets a new FBI partner (Marisa Coughlan) for the case. Former NHL great Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Episode 14

The Hero in the Hold

Thu, Feb 5, 2009 60 mins

Missing evidence from the Grave Digger investigation arouses suspicion of Brennan, Hodgins and an author who wrote about the case, but a judge's inquiry takes a backseat after the sepulchral serial killer reveals that Booth may be his latest victim.

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Episode 15

The Princess and the Pear

Thu, Feb 19, 2009 60 mins

Agent Perotta (Marisa Coughlan) pitches in when the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a female science-fiction fan, which leads to a visit to a convention for aficionados of comic books and video games. Colin: Joel David Moore.

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Episode 16

The Bones That Foam

Thu, Mar 12, 2009 60 mins

A corpse discovered at the bottom of a gorge throws the lab into a panic when its bones begin to disintegrate, and Brennan and Booth must hurry to find the killer after they learn that the victim was a shady car salesman. Directed by David Boreanaz, who plays FBI agent Seeley Booth.

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Episode 17

The Salt in the Wounds

Thu, Mar 19, 2009 60 mins

The discovery of the body of a high-school athlete in a municipal salt truck is linked to news reports of a "pregnancy pact" with the deceased's volleyball teammates. Meanwhile, the prospect of adopting a dog tests Angela's relationship with Roxie (Nichole Hiltz).

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Episode 18

The Doctor in the Den

Thu, Apr 2, 2009 60 mins

A hospital charity event at a zoo ends in tragedy when the mutilated body of a doctor is discovered in a tiger cage, and the case gets personal for Cam when she reveals that the deceased is her former fiancé. Meanwhile, Angela struggles to keep her vow of celibacy. Chad Lowe guest stars.

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Episode 19

The Science in the Physicist

Thu, Apr 9, 2009 60 mins

The death of a physicist leads Brennan and Booth to a well-known research institute, where the deceased had been part of a controversial study that was likely the reason for a number of threats against her life. Meanwhile, Sweets intervenes when Angela's father, ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, comes looking for Hodgins.

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Episode 20

Cinderella in Cardboard

Wed, Apr 15, 2009 60 mins

When a bride-to-be's body is found in a bundle of compressed cardboard at a recycling facility, Brennan and Booth use records from a cell-phone dating service to search for suspects from a long list of potential suitors. Meanwhile, Sweets' girlfriend, Daisy, is spotted shopping for a wedding dress.

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Episode 21

Mayhem on a Cross

Thu, Apr 16, 2009 60 mins

The Jeffersonian team's musical preferences are revealed when Brennan and Booth reluctantly scour the death-metal scene after the discovery of an actual human skeleton being used on stage by a band in Norway. Meanwhile, Sweets' colleague Dr. Wyatt (Stephen Fry) shares his insight on Brennan and Booth's partnership.

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Episode 22

The Double Death of the Dearly Departed

Mon, Apr 20, 2009 60 mins

Brennan is skeptical when a Jeffersonian colleague supposedly dies of natural causes, and she asks Booth to help her "borrow" the corpse so she determine the real cause of death. Meanwhile, Cam has trouble getting through to her newly adopted daughter about the dangers of smoking.

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Episode 23

The Girl in the Mask

Thu, Apr 23, 2009 60 mins

Booth helps a detective friend from Japan after the man's sister goes missing in Washington, D.C. During the ensuing investigation that leads to an escort service, Booth and Brennan discover the woman's roommate has also disappeared.

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Episode 24

The Beaver in the Otter

Thu, Apr 30, 2009 60 mins

The body of a fraternity member is found inside the costume of a rival university's mascot, but Brennan and Booth may not find a whole lot of brotherly love for the deceased when they learn that he was a BMOC---or big moneymaker on campus. Meanwhile, Booth tries to return a favor for his recently unemployed brother.

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Episode 25

The Critic in the Cabernet

Thu, May 7, 2009 60 mins

Stewie Griffin (voice of Seth MacFarlane) of "Family Guy" appears to Booth after Brennan floats the idea of becoming a mother---and wants Booth to be the father. Meanwhile, the body of a wine critic is found inside a barrel at a tasting.

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Episode 26

The End in the Beginning

Thu, May 14, 2009 60 mins

In the fourth-season finale, a murder at a nightclub where Mötley Crüe, who appear as themselves, are performing makes suspects out of the entire Jeffersonian team, who go to extremes to solve the case and clear their names. Guest stars include Eric Millegan, Ryan O'Neal and Brendan Fehr.

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