Bones (2005–2017)
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The Cowboy in the Contest 

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To solve a murder, Brennan and Booth go undercover at an Old West-style shooting competition, while Angela and Hodgins discuss the future of their family and Cam gets close with photographer Sebastian Kohl.


Chad Lowe


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





Episode cast overview:
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
Carla Gallo ... Daisy Wick
Gil Darnell ... Sebastian Kohl
Sarah Lafleur ... Franny Nicholson
Michael Reilly Burke ... Luke Nicholson
Andy Milder ... Glen Carter
Skyler Vallo ... Rose Magnusen
Eddie Shin ... Jim Chou
Patrick Cox ... Beau Macintosh


A corpse dumped in a Virgnia wood is identified as the accountant reported missing after two weeks by his supervisor, Jim Chou. He regularly won the $10,000 in a Wild West make-belief shooting show staged monthly by Luke and Franny Nicholson. Booth participate undercover, but fearing his recent taste for 'dangerously' fast vehicles Bones follows suit, and arrogantly claims she can beat him with 'antique' weapons. Aubrey later joins in, eager to share I the fun as they unearth secrets from the couple and another regular, as well as the accountancy firm. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

10 December 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?


Undercover, Booth and Bones' names are Buck and Wanda just like two previous episodes "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" (4x11) as a couple doing a knife throwing act in a circus and "The Change in the Game" (6x23) as a couple in a bowling league. This is the first episode they are undercover as strangers. See more »


In the High Noon shootout event Brennan misses a target but is still scored at 12 out of 12. See more »


Jack Hodgins: Okay, is there anything about this guy that doesn't scream "cowboy"?
Angela Montenegro: Yeah. How about the fact that he's an accountant?
Jack Hodgins: Uh
Angela Montenegro: [Showing pictures on the screen] Stanley Belridge, 34. He's not exactly a cowboy
Camille Saroyan: No. So, why does it look like he was killed at the O.K. Corral?
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References They Died with Their Boots On (1941) See more »


Blue Ridge Mountain Home
Written by Bob Mair and Joel Wachbrit
Performed by Dusty Walker
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there ya go
8 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

I finally had a good laugh from a cornball episode ... see, its not hard to make people feel good while looking at blood and gore ... aubrey was really good as brennan and booth's posse ... talk about cowboy comic relief ... but, brennan is still a space cadet with regard to personal relations

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