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The discovery of a badly decomposed corpse in an Arlington National Cemetery pond proves the catalyst that launches this Fox series detailing the adventures of a brilliant forensic anthropologist and her talented but egotistical partner. A body needs identifying, and FBI Special Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) knows that there's no one more qualified for the job than renowned forensic anthropologist and best-selling author Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Affectionately dubbed "Bones" by Agent Booth, Dr. Brennan at first refuses to participate in the investigation unless she is promised full participation in the case. Agent Booth reluctantly agrees to Dr. Brennan's terms, and it isn't long before Dr. Brennan' preliminary investigation yields some interesting results. Later, at the Jeffersonian, Dr. Brennan's boss Dr. Goodman responds to his employee's complaints about working with the FBI by informing her that she works for a federally funded agency and Dr. Brennan's staff at the Medico-Legal Lab set about examining the remains in closer detail. When a revolutionary new program leads the team to believe that the body is that if a missing intern who had been rumored to be sleeping with a senator, Dr. Brennan wants to confront the powerful politician. Upon discovering that what they though were frog bones in the corpse's stomach were actually fetal bones, an already complicated case takes a decidedly unsettling turn.

Cast

Emily Deschanel
as Dr. Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz
as Seeley Booth
Eric Millegan
as Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne
as Dr. Jack Hodgins
Michaela Conlin
as Angela Montenegro
Jonathan Adams
as Dr. Daniel Goodman
Sam Trammell
as Ken Thompson
Chris Conner
as Oliver Laurier
Larry Poindexter
as Sen. Bethlehem
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