Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 2005
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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Bones - 01x01 Pilot
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1x01 Pilot

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4.18/5 (11 votes)
First Aired: Sep. 13, 2005 on FOX

Summary: Special Agent Seeley Booth requests the help of Dr. Temperance Brennan, a top forensic anthropologist, to help provide information when skeletal remains are found in the bottom of a lake. With help from her team of specialists, Brennan determines the body is that of an aide to a Washington…
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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan played by Emily Deschanel
Dr. Daniel Goodman played by Jonathan Adams (II)
Ken Thompson played by Sam Trammell
Oliver Laurier played by Chris Conner
Senator Bethlehem played by Larry Poindexter
Ted Eller played by Tyrees Allen
Sharon Eller played by Bonita Friedericy
Peter St. James played by Dominic Fumusa

Episode Quotes

Dr. Daniel Goodman: Dr. Brennan, are you playing me?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: You know I'm no good at that.
Dr. Daniel Goodman: Hmmm. Thus far. But you have a disturbingly steep learning curve.
Angela Montenegro: [to the airport worker behind counter] Excuse me. Uh, you have a computer glitch at the arrivals board.

Angela Montenegro: Hello. Sir, excuse me. Yoo-hoo.

Angela Montenegro: Great.

Angela Montenegro: Yeah. Hi. The flight from Guatemala.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: [from behind] Tell me you tried "excuse me" first.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Don't call me Bones.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Booth picks Brennan up she has bags with her but when he finally pulls over, after her telling him to, she gets out of the car, to leave, without any bags.
  • Goof (continuity error): At the end when Brennan is celebrating with the squints in the lab she realizes that the fish kept by the senator's lawyer are the key to the case. She exclaims "Fish!" and from the medium shot Zach is seen looking in her direction. It cuts to the long shot and Zach is seen again looking in her direction for the second time.
  • Goof (continuity error): At the graveside ceremony, Dr. Brennan lays a rose on the casket on top of several other roses (at least 2); she then walks away and is joined by Agent Booth for a conversation. They then both turn to watch as the parents lay the first two roses on the casket. The producers do not mention this reversal in the commentary, but it can be assumed the shots were originally intended to be in a different order.
  • Goof (errors in geography): The show seems to use the same stock shot of the characters black SUV cruising around 4th street every time they go out and more then a couple times it can clearly be seen going around in circles. Locations such as Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, Rockville, Dupont Circle seem to be picked out of a hat and when shown appear nothing like they do in real life.
  • Goof (factual errors): During Cleo's graveside service, the minister is reading "The Prayer of St. Francis" from the Bible. Although well known, it is not a part of the Bible and was first published around 1912.

Trivia

  • The show has been moved to over 6 different time slots since it premiere, having aired in every week night.
  • While trying to convince Booth to let her have full participation in the case, Brennan says the nearest forensic anthropologist after her is in Montreal. The Brennan character in Kathy Reichs' novels, after whom the character in the show is named, works in Quebec.
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