Bones (2005–2017)
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Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van 

A soccer mom dies as her car explodes, leading the team to discover that she was a murder suspect wanted for 30 years.


Allan Kroeker (as Alan Kroeker)


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)
Ryan O'Neal ... Max Keenan
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Deborah Zoe ... Special Agent Katherine Frost
Erich Anderson ... Jeremy Nash
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Celia Nash
Richard Cox ... Atty. Leonard Huntzinger
Chris Tardio ... Danny Valenti
Ron Canada ... Special Agent Sam Reilly
David Greenman ... FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier


Because Booth arranged it, Bones visits her dad Max Keenan in jail, but shows him no sympathy. Dr. Jack Hodgins is excited by Special Agent Katherine Frost, but can't handle her potentially compromising proof. The fire-consumed body in an exploded car is identified as soccer mother Amy Nash. After reconstruction of the corpse they also found it to be an alias of June Harris, a member of Marxist US terrorist organization NLA, which supposedly directed its violent crimes against the military-economical complex. However, neither her husband Jeremy Nash, who learned only weeks earlier about her double identity, nor sheriff Sam Reilly, who handled a terrorist case against them for 30 years in vain, knew she had struck a plea bargain only days before. She was shot with bullets from the gun which was used in a terrorist attack which killed a cop, the father of young cop Danny Valenti. A reconstruction shows others did know and at least one tried to prevent the deal. Their extreme-left ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

2 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The locket that Bones takes from the burnt mini van is the same locket that she retrieves from the mouth of the alligator in the season 2 episode "Girl in the Gator". See more »


(at around 32 mins) Hodgins says that "Shenandoah Mountain is in West Virginia" and the "Shenandoah Pine" grows on it. We are then shown a map of the supposed "Shenandoah Mountain"'s location. Shenandoah Mountain sits on the boarder of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of West Virginia. Yet on the map it is shown between the boarder and Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. (which is some distance into the state rather than near the boarder) Also, there is no "Shenandoah Pine" there is however a "Virginia Pine" that is native to both Virginia and West Virginia. See more »


Caroline Julian: [to Booth, about Brennan] Leave her be, chere. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Perfect Day
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Lou Reed
Produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson
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18 July 2016 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

This episode concentrates on trying to figure out why a soccer mom was blown up in her van. The story is interesting and involved a 30 year crime that was finally being put to rest.

Booth is also trying to get Brennan to have a relationship with her father. They argue over the fact a bit, but in the end, Brennan sees the errors of her ways and agrees, after a very sad conclusion to the case, that she needs to accept what her father is offering.

Booth celebrates by drinking way to much. As they sit outside looking at the Washington Monument, Booth drinks coffee trying to sober up. Like we've been seeing a lot of lately, Booth again makes physical contact with Brennan and she, of course, remains oblivious to what's happening in their relationship.

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