Bones (2005–2017)
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The Hero in the Hold 

The Gravedigger returns and captures Booth. He wants the evidence that someone has stolen from the case, and he believes that Bones has it. Can the Squints find their friend before Booth becomes the Gravediggers latest casualty?


Ian Toynton


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Brendan Fehr ... Jared Booth
Noel Fisher ... Teddy Parker
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Heather Taffet
Marco Sanchez ... Thomas Vega
Richard V. Licata ... Judge Williams (as Richard Licata)
Marisa Coughlan ... Special Agent Payton Perotta
Sarah Allan Sarah Allan ... Claire


Hodgins, Bones and author Thomas Vega are officially suspected of stealing FBI evidence concerning the Grave Digger, who once buried both team members alive. The team aborts Bones' award gala after the fiend sends a coded message: he has captured Booth and will asphyxiate him in a coffin within 24 hours unless the evidence is paid as ransom. Now Hodgins admits he has it, but convinces the others to try first 8 hours to identify the monster. Vega is found murdered in his car. Meanwhile Booth suffers a hallucination - he is with the ghost of corporal Edward 'Teddy' Parker, whom his best efforts couldn't save in combat. Teddy seems to help his efforts to escape from his 'coffin', an entire Navy ship loaded with explosives. The evidence is handed over, with disappointing result. Booths' brother Jared risks everything to enable more illegal moves even after once special agent Payton Perotta has them all taken from the case. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

5 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On humans, the inferior nuchal lines are on the bottom back of the skull very close to where the spinal cord enters the skull (occiput nearest the foramen magnum). These ridges extend from the midline to both left and right, curving around the foramen. When Bones says the burn marks are normally equidistant to the inferior nuchal line but are now angled 4 cm. to the right, her terms are woefully imprecise because those lines curve around the skull. Describing the burn positions relative to the midline of a specific cervical vertebrae would be more precise but sound less impressive. See more »


In one scene when Teddy Parker is leaning against the door on the deck, the blood stain is wider and higher up on his cheek, in the next few second-long scenes the blood stains are blotchy and closer to his mouth. See more »


Jared Booth: She's the Gravedigger?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: It's her.
Jared Booth: Can you prove it?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: No. We can't. Is that problem?
Jared Booth: Not for me!
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Bones End Theme
Composed by Peter Himmelman
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What all shows should aspire to be!
15 April 2019 | by abbeleySee all my reviews

This episode had everything one could ask for: a continuation story that we forgot about, a family reunion, an amazing story about comradery, a helicopter, an explosion, a great "Bones hits someone moment", and a ghost; somehow all put together in a fluid and wonderful way! My husband and I really like this show but this episode is certainly our favorite so far!

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