Bones (2005–2017)
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The Widow's Son in the Windshield 

Bones reluctantly searches for a replacement for Zack. A skull is tossed off a highway overpass and hits a vehicle. There is evidence the victim was eaten by a cannibal.


Ian Toynton


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Raphael Sbarge ... Doug Doyley
Eugene Byrd ... Dr. Clark Edison
Cynthia Preston ... Amelia Trattner
Andrew James Allen ... Jason Harkness
Suzanne Ford ... Rona Sumner
Michael Canavan ... Leo Sumner
Darcas Macopson ... D.C. Beat Cop (as Dwayne Macopson)
J. Skylar Testa ... Sk8r Driver


A skull hits the windshield of a moving car. Bones finds out that the victim was devoured by cannibals. As Booth finds a possible lead, he asks Bones to join him in the field, but she claims she's too busy searching for a replacement for Zack. Jack and Angela hire a Private Investigator to track down Angela's husband Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Release Date:

25 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Raphael Sbarge and Andrew James Allen also appeared together in Cold Case: Thrill Kill (2007). See more »


The private investigator says that a berimbau is a type of flute. A berimbau is a single string, musical bow type percussion instrument from Brazil. See more »


Dr. Camille Saroyan: [Talking about Booth being annoyed that Bones being difficult and distant] Usually when you get all blustery, its 'cause you think something's your fault.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Yeah, well. You know... I did arrest her father for murder. She could be having trouble with that.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Yeah. Exposing a parent to the death penalty can have a chilling effect on a partnership.
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"Dedicated to our friend, Mario Jackson, 1961-2007" See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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1 January 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

So here wee go with the story arc involving cannibalistic killers. A skull is dropped off a highway overpass, hits a windshield, and leads the team to a secret vault that suggests people are being killed and eaten or vice versa, and possibly by more than one individual. This is the start of the adventures of killer who evidently belongs to a shadowy society for such killers, and frankly nothing could bore me more. I hope it will not have the same effect on you. The greatly missed Zach is back, by the way. We do get our first look at the cool-looking metal skeleton that will figure more prominently as this particular story arc unfolds.

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