Bones (2005–2017)
0 user 1 critic

The Promise in the Palace 

1:07 | Trailer
An escape artist's corpse is found in the woods; Booth and Brennan try to decide if the tooth fairy should visit Christine; Angela works on her photography with Sebastian Kohl (Gil Darnell).


Jeannot Szwarc


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Eugene Byrd ... Dr. Clark Edison
Gil Darnell ... Sebastian Kohl
Jay Thomas ... Lenny Jay
Kevin Fonteyne ... Victor Cornacchio
Zak Henri ... Lenny Jr.
Dustin Ingram ... Big Phil Leeds
Andrea Bordeaux ... Anna Lloyd
Billy Malone ... Timothy Hodstedder
Robert Maschio ... Peter


The team investigates the murder of an escape artist whose body is found in the woods. They discover that the victim worked at the Magic Palace, and had some secret activities in the works that might have made him enemies in the magic community. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth poll their friends as to whether or not the tooth fairy should visit Christine, and Angela continues to work with Sebastian Kohl on her photography.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

12 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


When the bikers are at the top of the hill the sign next to them indicates they are in the Manassas National Battlefield near the First Manassas Loop Trail. When Bones says they have a Case she says its in the national park near Gainesville Virginia. Manassas Battlefield's First Manassas Loop Trail is on the opposite side of the park from Gainesville. See more »


In the season 6 episode "The Bones that Weren't" Booth says, "I hate magic," after a street magician steals several items from both Booth and Brennan, while she seems quite enchanted. Then in the season 11 episode "The Promise in the Palace" Booth is excited to be in the magic shop, while Brennan looks with derision on magic as "an attempt to deceive." See more »


Temperance Brennan: I am a scientist. Science's primary aim is to search for the truth. Magic sets out to deceive. Just like the Tooth Fairy.
Seeley Booth: Let's not bring the Tooth Fairy into this, okay?
Temperance Brennan: Well, Christine needs to know that her baby teeth fall out for a reason, not so she can get ice cream money from an imaginary goblin. Ice cream that will, ironically, cause her to lose more teeth
Seeley Booth: It's not a goblin, it's a fairy, okay?
See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed