Bones (2005–2017)
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High Treason in the Holiday Season 

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A political journalist is found dead after writing an article exposing corruption at the NSA, and Hodgins becomes paranoid when he's convinced their investigation is being closely monitored. Meanwhile, the team gathers for Thanksgiving.


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Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 Boyd ... James Aubrey
Ignacio Serricchio ... Rodolfo Fuentes
Callard Harris ... Ryan Gill
Rachel Melvin ... Kate Kolfax
Dayo Ade ... Cooper Blackthorn
Lochlyn Munro ... Sal Raymound
Gavin MacIntosh ... Parker Booth
Michael Dempsey ... David Pyne
Rob Evors ... Lyle Foxx
Kevin M. Horton ... Tiger


A political journalist is murdered after publishing an article regarding corruption in the NSA; Hodgins' paranoia increases as members of the team realize they're being monitored; Brennan plans a surprise for Booth; a thanksgiving celebration.

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Release Date:

19 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode to feature Gavin MacIntosh as Parker Booth rather than Ty Panitz who played Parker in all previous appearances of Parker. See more »


They continually refer to having an encryption key and needing to crack it. You don't crack a key. It's a key. It is used to unlock encrypted data or communications. If you have the key you have access to the encrypted data. See more »


Seeley Booth: [Walking into the newspaper office] Hey, it's kind of quiet for a major newspaper
James Aubrey: Might have something to do with the fact that nobody reads the paper anymore
Seeley Booth: What you're talking about? I do it every morning. I got a cup of Joe in the left hand, I got the paper in the right. I can feel the ink on my skin
James Aubrey: Yeah, it's a mess
Seeley Booth: Paper, ink, newsp... What? What are you talking about? It's tradition. You're not getting it
James Aubrey: No, I get it: you're old
Seeley Booth: Not old! It's a tradition. Stop!
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23 November 2015 | by imofanopinionSee all my reviews

Very disappointed that Emily Deschanel used this episode to push her agenda against turkey or any meats on Thanksgiving. I know it may seem trivial but I enjoy this show for entertainment, enjoyment and a time to just sit back and take time away from hectic days and stress. Most of what they promote is science versus everything else 😏 I know this is not about the episode itself and that this is just one fans personal reaction to the episode. I have vegetarians in my family yet they fully enjoy Thanksgivings with us and just eat what is on their diet. Each to their own as to private preferences but I found myself annoyed that one of my favorite shows suddenly is used in this way.

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