Season 4 Group
Season 4
September 3, 2008 - May 14, 2009
Season 4 is available on Blu-Ray/DVD  

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DVD release  
Region 1: October 6, 2009
Region 2: October 26, 2009
Region 4: October 27, 2009
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Season 4 is the fourth season of the FOX TV series Bones. The season premiered on September 3, 2008 with the episode Yanks in the U.K. and ended on May 14th 2009 with The End in the Beginning.

Season OverviewEdit

Season 4 begins a short time after Zack Addy is revealed to have been the Gormogon's apprentice. This revelation leads the team on a search to find someone to replace him. Each episode introduces a new "Intern of the week", each of whom has their own little quirk. Many of the interns have appeared in several episodes with a roster seemingly in place that gives all interns a chance in the lab.

The Interns so far have included:

Main PlotsEdit

  • After Hodgins and Angela split during The Skull in the Sculpture, a new character Roxy is introduced as an old girlfriend of Angela's. The two decide to go out once again, she appears in numerous episodes but not tending to largely interact with anyone but Angela besides her debuting episode. They break up in the episode The Salt in the Wounds.
  • During a case, Cam reunites with a newly orphaned girl by the name of Michelle. At the end of the investigation, the two reconnect and ends with Cam adopting her. She appears throughout the rest of the series engaging in several small plot points, mainly concerning average worries a mother will feel with a teenaged daughter.
  • This season features the last time that Zack Addy will aid the Jeffersonian team with investigations and is gradually mentioned less and less over the course of the series.The team are still coming to grips with the change.
  • Brennan and Booth have more romantic tension in this season than previous, which is saying something, with near every episode hinting at their closeness or a character making a suggestion. This leads up to the second to last episode, where Brennan decides she wants a child and asks Booth to donate for artificial insemination. This step starts to push the boundaries between the two, leading for further episodes to develop on the new advancement.

Opening CreditsEdit

The opening credits for Season 4 appear like this

Credits Bones and Booth
Credits Angela
Credits Camille
Credits Jack
Credits Lance

Episode GuideEdit

  Yanks in the U.K. September 3, 2008 401
Written By: Hart Hanson & Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: Ian Toynton
Seeley Booth is speaking at Scotland Yard and Temperance Brennan is guest-lecturing at the prestigious Oxford University. Local officials ask for their help with a high-profile murder investigation that involves a British heiress.
  Yanks in the U.K. 2 September 3, 2008 402
Written By: Stephen Nathan & Scott Williams
Directed By: Ian Toynton
With the case of the murdered heiress solved, Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan prepare to head back home, but are shocked to learn of another murder - and this time it's someone they know. Meanwhile, with Birimbau unexpectedly coming back into Angela's life, things get complicated between her and Hodgins
  The Man in the Outhouse September 10, 2008 403
Written By: Carla Kettner & Mark Lisson
Directed By: Steven DePaul
The body of the host of a popular reality TV show is found partially decomposed in an outhouse, and Booth and Brennan must find out who the killer is. Meanwhile, Booth learns that Brennan is juggling two relationships.
  The Finger in the Nest September 17, 2008 404
Written By: Lyla Oliver
Directed By: Jeff Woolnough
Parker, Booth's son, discovers a corpse's finger in a bird's nest, causing the team to launch an investigation to try to find the rest of the body. After finding the corpse, the team discovers that the death was caused by a dog, leading them to an illegal dog fighting ring and a search for the killer dog and its owner.
  The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond September 24, 2008 405
Written By: Josh Berman
Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc
The pieces of a dismembered body are found lying in a purple pool of water, except the head is missing. The team finds that the body belongs to Jared Addison, a science fiction writer who had several mental problems. With Sweets' help, several suspects are hunted down, however the team has trouble finding enough evidence with the victim's head still missing ... that is until they turn to Zack for help
  The Crank in the Shaft October 1, 2008 406
Written By: Elizabeth Benjamin
Directed By: Steven DePaul
The remains of a despised office manager are discovered in an elevator shaft, and Booth and Brennan must figure out which employee killed her. After some investigating, they find that the manager had more than a fair share of complaints on file. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins try to make peace in the lab after their break-up.
  The He in the She October 8, 2008 407
Written By: Karina Csolty
Directed By: Craig Ross Jr.
When skeletal remains are found in the Chesapeake Bay, Brennan and Booth are on the case to investigate. With only the upper torso of the victim intact, the team has little to work from besides the remnants of the victim’s breast implants. Brennan and Booth are led to a small church community in Maryland where the victim was a pastor, but they have no record of her existence prior to moving to the small town five years prior.
  The Skull in the Sculpture November 5, 2008 408
Written By: Janet Lin
Directed By: Allan Kroeker
A corpse is found inside a crushed car like those used in car sculptures made by an artist named Geoffrey Thorne. Evidence leads to the art gallery where Thorne displays his work. Roxie Lyon arrives on the scene and presents herself as Thorne’s assistant. Roxie states that Geoffrey has been depressed and that he’s been talking about being part of his exhibit. She is one of Angela’s old friends. When Booth interrogates Roxie, he asks her if she slept with Geoffrey. Roxie claims that she didn't, since she’s a lesbian, and to ask Angela if he doesn’t believe her. Later, Roxie tells Angela that she was her muse and that when they broke up, Roxie lost her inspiration. Daisy Wick returns as the intern of the week.
  The Con Man in the Meth Lab November 12, 2008 409
Written By: Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: Allison Liddi Brown
Booth and Brennan investigate the scene where a body was uncovered during a police training exercise. The team identifies the body as a struggling inventor’s father who had recently reunited with his son. But when a second body surfaces, the team is led on a trail of deception to find out who was the actual con-man in the inventor’s life. Clark Edison returns to the lab, and he and Hodgins work on piecing together blueprints from one of the inventor’s potentially valuable inventions. Meanwhile, Booth’s younger brother Jared (guest star Brendan Fehr) moves to D.C. to take a job at the Pentagon, and Brennan, smitten with Jared, agrees to go on a date with him to a White House function. Her date with Jared leads her to learn information about Booth’s past and give her a far greater understanding into her partner’s motives.
  The Passenger in the Oven November 19, 2008 410
Written By: Carla Kettner
Directed By: Steven DePaul
Booth and Brennan are en-route to China where Brennan has been summoned to help identify pre-historic anthropological remains with Booth in tow to watch over her highly-sensitive equipment. However, their flight is disrupted when a flight attendant discovers a fully cooked human body in the plane’s industrial microwave. Booth and Brennan connect with the team back in the U.S. via internet connection and they use Brennan’s high-tech equipment, as well as odds and ends from the airline passengers, to send evidence back to the Jeffersonian for processing. When they identify the victim as a travel writer working on a controversial story about airline pilots, Booth and Brennan must race against the clock and solve the murder before the plane lands in China and they lose their jurisdiction over the case. Meanwhile, back in the states, Angela and Roxie’s relationship progresses as Hodgins tries to move on. UK airdate: November 20, 2008.
  The Bone that Blew November 26, 2008 411
Written By: Carla Kettner
Directed By: Jessica Landaw
When a skull and various skeletal remains are found in a tree in a nationally protected wooded preserve, Brennan and Booth are on the case to investigate. Back at the Jeffersonian, Brennan learns of her father’s new position as a teacher, a prospect she is less than happy to learn about, allegedly because of his recent acquittal for murder. In a lucky break, the victim’s bones are identified in a government database as those of an ex-Marine who has been off-the grid for nearly three years. With no records of his whereabouts from the past three years, the team turns to the internet for answers. The investigation eventually leads Brennan and Booth to an ultra-elite private school and a group of rich and powerful families, one of whom the ex-Marine had worked for as a “nanny”. As the investigation continues, the team finds Brennan’s father to be an unlikely asset to the case, but Brennan is opposed to her father’s involvement. UK airdate: November 27, 2008.
  Double Trouble in the Panhandle January 22, 2009 412
Written By: Lyla Oliver
Directed By: Dwight Little
The team investigates the death of female conjoined twins who were in the process of deciding to get separated or not. The twins were working in a circus, which means that Booth will come face to face with a clown during the investigation. Brennan and Booth go undercover as Wanda and Buck Moosejaw, Canadian performers in a knife-throwing act. Sweets helps Brennan and Booth understand Circus lingo. UK airdate: February 19, 2009.
  Fire in the Ice January 22, 2009 413
Written By: Scott Williams
Directed By: Chad Lowe
The body of a fireman is discovered in a lake and Booth is one of the suspects. The victim and Booth played hockey together. The investigation is conducted by FBI Agent Payton Perotta. During interrogation, sparks fly between Perotta and Booth. Brennan will try figure skating. Cam, Hodgins, Wendell and Sweets also appear. NHL legend Luc Robitaille guest stars. UK airdate: February 26, 2009.
  The Hero in the Hold February 5, 2009 414
Written By: Janet Lin & Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: Ian Toynton
The evidence from the Gravedigger case has gone missing, and Brennan and Hodgins, who has not fully recovered from being buried alive, are suspected of taking it. On the night of a ceremony recognizing Brennan, Booth was knocked out, tasered, pumped full of drugs, and stuffed in a toy-like yellow submarine. When he gets out of the tiny submarine, Booth finds himself face to face with someone from his military past. The team works on locating Booth and finding who is behind the kidnapping, with the help of Booth's brother Jared. UK airdate: March 5, 2009.
  The Princess and the Pear February 19, 2009 415
Written By: Matthew Donlan & Jeremy Martin
Directed By: Steven DePaul
Bones and Agent Payton Perrota investigate the murder of a promotional model for ImagiCon (a parody of the comic book convention Comic-Con). Their investigation leads them to discover that the murder of the woman might be linked to the possession of an age-old prop of an Excalibur from a famous French movie, La Morte d'Arthur. UK airdate: March 12, 2009. Broadcast at the later time of 10pm GMT.
  The Bones that Foam March 12, 2009 416
Written By: Elizabeth Benjamin
Directed By: David Boreanaz
A bungee-jumping couple plunge off a hot-air balloon after getting married only to come face-to-face with a corpse lying at the bottom of the gorge. After ruling out suicide, Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian team try to determine the cause of death. When they notice an unknown substance oozing from the body, the lab is thrown into immediate lock down, and they realize they have only 24 hours to unravel the mystery before the bones disintegrate. UK airdate: March 19, 2009.
  The Salt in the Wounds March 19, 2009 417
Written By: Carla Kettner & Josh Berman
Directed By: Steven DePaul
Booth and Brennan investigate a petrified human body found buried in a mound of salt in a city de-icing truck. They discover that the victim was a pregnant 16-year-old high school volleyball player, and are shocked to find that nearly half of her teammates are either pregnant or already have had babies from the same father. This is in imitation of the Gloucester High School teen pregnancy controversy.
  The Doctor in the Den April 2, 2009 418
Written By: Janet Lin & Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: Ian Toynton
The half-eaten body of Cam’s former fiancée is found in the tiger cage at the zoo, and Booth and Brennan determine the death was no accident. The team pieces together the fiancée’s final evening and questions suspects, including Brandon Casey whom Sweets and Angela hypnotize to help jog his memory. Angela takes a vow of celibacy and we learn that Clark is romantically involved.
  The Science in the Physicists April 9, 2009 419
Written By: Karina Csolty
Directed By: Brad Turner
Booth and Brennan are sent to investigate when human remains are found during a photo shoot. When the team uncovers a meteorite in the victim's ear, they are led to the Collar Institute of Science in D.C. There they learn the victim had been a part of a controversial project, Brennan and Booth must investigate the several death threats she had received. Meanwhile, Angela's father arrives in town to confront Hodgins.
  The Cinderella in the Cardboard April 15, 2009 420
Written By: Carla Kettner & Josh Berman
Directed By: Steven DePaul
When an image of the Virgin Mary turns out to be a bloodstain at a cardboard recycling plant Booth and Bones find a flattened body inside a compressed bale of cardboard. The line of suspects grows longer when the team discovers that the marriage-obsessed young woman had a fiancé as well as numerous boyfriends from a cell-phone dating service. Booth and Bones must break the news to Sweets when they see his girlfriend Daisy trying on a wedding dress with another man, and Angela and Hodgins come to terms with their relationship.
  Mayhem on a Cross April 16, 2009 421
Written By: Dean Lopata
Directed By: Jeff Woolnough
When a skeleton is found being used as a stage prop for a Black Metal band in Norway, authorities call the FBI upon discovering that the man, a bassist with the stage name Mayhem, is a US citizen. The investigation into underground death metal bands brings to light the teams' own surprising musical preferences and new information about Sweets' past. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Wyatt is back, helping Sweets write his book on Booth and Brennan by giving him an interesting perspective on their relationship.
  The Double Death of the Dearly Departed April 20, 2009 422
Written By: Craig Silverstein
Directed By: Milan Cheylov
When a colleague from the Egyptology department dies of heart failure, Brennan realizes at the wake that the death was not an accident. Brennan convinces Booth to steal the body so she and Cam can investigate. The true cause of death is baffling, and the suspects are as confusing as the death itself. Cam runs into trouble when she attempts to get Michelle, her newly adopted teenager, to stop smoking.
  The Girl in the Mask April 23, 2009 423
Written By: Michael Peterson
Directed By: Ian Toynton
When the head of Sachi Nakamura, the sister of Booth's friend, is discovered in Washington, D.C., her brother Ken, a detective from Tokyo, flies in to aid the search for his sister's killer. The investigation leads to an elite escort service, and the team must race against the clock when Sachi's roommate is missing as well.
  The Beaver in the Otter April 30, 2009 424
Written By: Scott Williams
Directed By: Brad Turner
Jimmy 'Beaver' Bouvier is found strung up in the costume of his college mascot, an Otter. Booth and Bones must investigate whether he was dead beforehand or killed during a Middlesex University bonfire event. A possible motive is discovered from Beaver's fraternity brothers, who admit that Jimmy was running a side business and raking in the dough. Booth offers his brother help in finding a new job after he was dishonorably discharged from the Navy.
  The Critic in the Cabernet May 7, 2009 425
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Kevin Hooks
The team is on the case when human remains are found inside a barrel of wine during a wine tasting. When the victim turns out to be a wine critic whose scathing reviews were capable of sending a vineyard to its ruin, everyone from the winery's owner to the victim's own wife becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Brennan decides to have a baby and asks Booth to be the father; when Booth begins to doubt himself, Stewie Griffin from Family Guy offers his advice.
  The End in the Beginning May 14, 2009 426
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Ian Toynton
The Season 4 Finale. Whilst under surgery for a brain tumour, Booth is having a vivid dream. He and Dr. Brennan are married, and they own a nightclub, called "The Lab". A dead body is found at the club, and detectives Cam Saroyan and Jared Booth are investigating. The dream ends with Brennan telling Booth that she is pregnant. Booth wakes up in the real world, only to wake up with amnesia, asking the real Dr. Brennan who she is.