‘Bones’ Episode Guide (July 21): The Team Investigates a Serial Killer From the Past

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‘Bones’ Episode Guide (July 21): The Team Investigates a Serial Killer From the Past

“The Nightmare in the Nightmare” Season 11 Finale (07/21/16) – The team dives back into investigating a serial killer from the past, attempting to find “The Puppeteer,” who lives with his victims’ bodies before disposing of them. Meanwhile, Brennan works through her guilt over her retirement last year, blaming herself for not stopping the serial killer earlier.

However, little does she know she might be in some trouble of her own in the season finale episode of “Bones” airing Thursday, July 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BON-1122) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Guest starring in this episode are Ryan O’Neal as Max Keenan, Michael Grant Terry as Wendell Bray, Tim Guinee as Dr. Brandon Faulk, Todd Giebenhain as Graham Redding, Japheth Gordon as Aiden Goodman, Soyna Leslie as Attending Orderly, Sunnie Pelant as Christine Booth and Stacie Theon as Female Clerk

“Bones,” a darkly amusing procedural entering its 11th season, centers on Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and writes novels on the side, and her partnership with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit.

When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless, law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. The combination of Booth’s people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo, both professionally and personally.

Aside from Booth, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab. Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, is Brennan’s best friend. Angela is married to and has a son with Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), affectionately known as “the slime and bug guy,” a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals. Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner, must wrangle all the geniuses under her purview. James Aubrey (John Boyd) is a young, intrepid FBI agent with a voracious appetite for solving crime, junk food and career advancement.

By the end of Season 10, Booth and Brennan felt the toll of 10 long years surrounded by death and sorrow. Even the joyous news that Brennan was pregnant quickly turned sour as Booth succumbed to his gambling addiction, putting Brennan and the rest of the family in danger. By the season finale, Booth and Brennan were able to reunite as a couple, as they made a mutual decision to quit their jobs and start anew with a focus on life… not death.

Season 11 picks up six months later, with Booth, Brennan, daughter Christine and the new baby, ostensibly living a dream life, a world away from the murder-filled life they left behind. But a case with close personal ties to the couple compels Brennan to become involved in the forensic analysis of the remains, and Booth mysteriously goes missing, prompting an FBI investigation into his whereabouts, led by Agent Grace Miller (guest star Kim Raver).

Also, the worlds of the dead and the undead collide in a special “Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” crossover event airing Thursday, Oct. 29. The grisly discovery of human remains lead Brennan and Booth on a hunt for clues, during which they encounter Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), searching for answers of their own. Realizing that they are after the same evidence, they team up to solve the mystery. Then, immediately following on “Sleepy Hollow” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the intrigue continues as Ichabod’s old nemesis is back from the dead. Ichabod and Abbie need advanced forensic help and expertise to stop him and turn to Brennan and Booth to unlock 18th century secrets using 21st century science.

“Bones” is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan, Randy Zisk, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson are executive producers.

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