Bones (season 9)

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Bones (season 9)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) – present (present)
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List of Bones episodes

The ninth season of the American television series Bones premiered on September 16, 2013, on the Fox Network. The show maintained its previous time slot, airing on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET,[1] and then moved to Fridays at 8:00 p.m. starting November 15, 2013.[2] The series returned to Mondays at 8:00 p.m. beginning March 10, 2014.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

The interns who appeared in the previous season return. This season also introduces one new intern, Rodolfo Fuentes.

Production[edit]

The series was renewed for a ninth season on January 9, 2013.[4] The season features two extra episodes that were produced during the eighth season, but were not aired; they aired during the first half of season nine.[5] Recurring antagonist Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) returned for two episodes, which concluded his multiple-episode arc.[6][7] New recurring characters in the season include Danny Beck, played by Freddie Prinze, Jr., a covert CIA agent who is an old associate of Booth; and Aldo Clemens, played by Mather Zickel, who served as Booth's advisor when he was a sniper. Both characters first appeared in the season premiere.[8][9] The season also introduces new recurring Jeffersonian intern Rodolfo Fuentes, played by Ignacio Serricchio, who is a Cuban forensic anthropologist seeking asylum in the U.S.[10]

Episodes[edit]

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167 1 "The Secrets in the Proposal" Ian Toynton Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) 9AKY01 7.76[11]
The remains of a State Department accountant are found in a hotel's air-conditioning unit, but the investigation takes an unusual turn when Booth discovers that an old Army pal, CIA Special Agent Danny Beck (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), is also looking for clues. Meanwhile, Booth seeks advice from a friend, a former priest who runs a bar, about his relationship with Brennan, who is uncertain about their future together. 
168 2 "The Cheat in the Retreat" Alex Chapple Nkechi Okoro Carroll September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) 9AKY02 6.74[12]
Booth and Brennan go undercover as "Tony" and "Roxie" (their undercover personas from season 2's "The Woman in the Sand") at a marriage retreat site when evidence from the murder of a management consultant leads there. Meanwhile, Cam is the victim of identity theft and Sweets decides to take a leave of absence after feeling disconnected from his work. 
169 3 "El Carnicero en el Coche" Ian Toynton Jonathan Collier & Dean Lopata September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30) 8AKY22 7.26[13]
Sweets temporarily returns from his sabbatical to assist the Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of a Mexican gang member, after he discovers that one of the young kids he has been volunteering with is a son of a gang member. 
170 4 "The Sense in the Sacrifice" Kate Woods Jonathan Collier October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) 9AKY03 7.30[14]
The Jeffersonian team use a cadaver to stage a murder in a way that mimics how Christopher Pelant would, hoping to draw him out. Pelant figures this out and in turn murders FBI agent Hayes Flynn, who helped the Jeffersonian team set up the staged murder scene. Pelant is able to sneak into the Jeffersonian and tells Brennan that several unsolved murders were done by a female serial killer, and only he can help her solve them. Using evidence from Flynn's murder, Brennan tracks Pelant to an abandoned power plant. When Booth arrives, Pelant has Brennan and is threatening to blow up the plant, but Booth is able to shoot and kill Pelant. With Pelant now dead, Booth proposes to Brennan, who accepts. 
171 5 "The Lady on the List" Chad Lowe Pat Charles October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) 9AKY04 7.30[15]
A man is found on a cliff side, hanging from climbing gear and has been partly eaten by a nearby hawk. After being diagnosed with cancer he began a very profitable business selling self-help videos online. The case takes a different turn when Angela discovers a video of him punching martial artist Chuck Liddell. Sweets is back permanently but is less than pleased when Booth shows him VAL, a new computerized profiling system his department recently acquired for him. Back at the lab, Dr. Wells continues to irritate and impress Cam with both his tactlessness and brilliance. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth plan their wedding. 
172 6 "The Woman in White" Kevin Hooks Karine Rosenthal October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21) 9AKY05 7.60[16]
During Booth and Brennan's wedding rehearsal, they receive a call that a body has been discovered. The rest of the Jeffersonian team try to keep the details of the investigation from Brennan so she can focus on her wedding. Cam enlists the interns to solve the case. After the church they were going to get married in was burned down, Angela plans a new wedding. Booth and Brennan are married in the rose gardens of the Jeffersonian, with several family and friends in attendance, including Brennan's father, Booth's mother, grandfather, and son. 
173 7 "The Nazi on the Honeymoon" Jeannot Szwarc Dave Thomas November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) 9AKY06 6.97[17]
Brennan and Booth spend their honeymoon in Buenos Aires, but end up helping with a local murder investigation. They assist Raphael Valenza (Joaquim de Almeida), a local detective and fan of Brennan's novels (which are very popular in Argentina), in solving the murder of a Nazi war criminal whose remains were found in an historic mass grave. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins take care of Christine while Brennan and Booth are away and discuss having a second child. 
174 8 "The Dude in the Dam" Kevin Hooks Kathy Reichs & Kerry Reichs November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11) 8AKY21 7.35[18]
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Sean Nolan, a failed model whose body is found intertwined in a beaver dam. The team soon discovers that Nolan's fruitless modeling career left his sperm donations as his only source of income. However, when the team learns that he falsified records, they start to suspect anyone who was jilted by his donations. Meanwhile, Brennan struggles with social niceties and tact when she is drawn into a feud with author Tess Brown (Nora Dunn) and Hodgins gets in touch with his motherly instincts when he plays host to a fly larva. 
175 9 "The Fury in the Jury" Dwight Little Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15) 9AKY07 5.18[19]
Brennan serves as a juror on a case in which a professional soccer player, Peter Kidman, is accused of murdering his wife. The jury renders a not guilty verdict due to no evidence tying him to the murder. However, when the Jeffersonian team receive a body that turns out to be Kidman's best friend, who was planning on changing his testimony in the trial that would have helped convict Kidman, Brennan rejoins the team and they try and prove that Kidman killed his wife and best friend. Meanwhile, Angela discovers who is behind Cam's identity theft, and Cam identifies her as her old college roommate. 
176 10 "The Mystery in the Meat" Tim Southam Michael Peterson November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22) 9AKY08 5.78[20]
The Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of a food scientist whose remains were discovered throughout several cans of stew that were served at a school cafeteria. Meanwhile, Angela, Brennan, Cam, Caroline, and Daisy go out for Brennan's post-wedding bachelorette party, leaving Hodgins and intern Oliver to continue to solve the case. 
177 11 "The Spark in the Park" Chad Lowe Emily Silver December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06) 9AKY09 6.91[21]
The Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of a young woman who was a highly skilled gymnast. Her remains were hit by lightning and scattered throughout a park. Several fellow gymnasts are suspects as the victim was nationally ranked No. 1. Meanwhile, Cam comes face-to-face with her former college roommate, who stole her identity and who has been brought in by the FBI. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney guest stars. 
178 12 "The Ghost in the Killer" Allison Liddi-Brown Nkechi Okoro Carroll January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) 9AKY10 6.88[22]
Bones has nightmares about what Pelant told her about the female serial killer, "The Ghost Killer". Remains of a girl named Lana Brewster are left at Booth and Brennan's doorstep with a note saying to solve her murder. The dreams start to interfere with her job and Cam gives the remains to Clark. Brennan becomes obsessed with the Ghost Killer and believes the murder of Lana is connected to the Ghost Killer. 
179 13 "Big in the Philippines" David Boreanaz Keith Foglesong January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17) 9AKY11 6.78[23]
The remains of country singer-songwriter Colin Haynes (Charlie Worsham) are found in a garden. After Wendell breaks his arm in a hockey game, Brennan and Cam examine his X-rays and discover that he has a rare form of bone cancer, known as Ewing's sarcoma
180 14 "The Master in the Slop" Dwight Little Dave Thomas January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24) 9AKY12 7.49[24]
When a famous chess master is found in pig slop, Sweets goes undercover at a chess club to investigate. The prime suspect proves to be challenging and Sweets and Booth each lend their unique perspectives in order to extract a confession. Meanwhile, Cam receives an award but is hesitant to take it unless both Brennan and Angela are honored as well. Dr. Douglas Filmore, a Canadian forensic podiatrist, returns to serve as the case's intern. 
181 15 "The Heiress in the Hill" Milan Cheylov Dean Lopata January 31, 2014 (2014-01-31) 9AKY13 6.78[25]
The remains of a kidnap victim are found buried at a park. Hodgins learns a secret about his family which both excites and distresses him. Booth and Brennan discuss how to handle their finances after Brennan receives a $75,000 advancement from her book sales and asks a reluctant Booth to cash the check and decide what to do with it. 
182 16 "The Source in the Sludge" Ian Toynton Jonathan Collier March 10, 2014 (2014-03-10) 9AKY14 6.55[26]
A victim is found stuffed in a duffel bag floating in a lake. Booth reunites with his old friend CIA Agent Danny Beck after discovering that the victim is a female Afghani refugee and informant whom Beck had helped gain political asylum in the United States. Brennan and Booth have a disagreement when she learns that her insurance company is charging her a higher premium as they deemed her more "at risk" when out in the field compared to Booth and she plans to challenge it. Back at the lab, Daisy seems to be under the weather and is unable to concentrate. 
183 17 "The Repo Man in the Septic Tank" Jeffrey Walker Michael Peterson March 17, 2014 (2014-03-17) 9AKY15 5.63[27]
The corpse of a missing repo man with a troubled past is found in a septic tank. The Jeffersonian gets a new Cuban intern Rodolfo Fuentes (Ignacio Serricchio), who attempts to charm the ladies, much to Booth's ire. Booth and Brennan discuss whether or not Christine should be given a religious upbringing. 
184 18 "The Carrot in the Kudzu" Rob Hardy Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24) 9AKY16 5.82[28]
An actor from a popular children's television show is found murdered. Clark has written a new fiction novel and asks his colleagues for their opinions. Booth and Brennan prepare to celebrate Christine's first birthday. 
185 19 "The Turn in the Urn" Tim Southam Pat Charles March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31) 9AKY17 5.72[29]
When a man who collects artifacts attends his own funeral, the team must determine who was cremated in his place, leading to the discovery of a possible multiple murderer. Meanwhile, Finn and Hodgins' hot sauce business takes off but Michelle returns to Washington DC with distressing news for him. 
186 20 "The High in the Low" Anne Renton Keith Fogelsong April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07) 9AKY18 6.58[30]
Remains found in a log in Great Falls Park belong to an art school dropout suffering from lupus who was using marijuana to ease her pain, but evidence suggests that her death is linked to her work at a dispensary. Meanwhile, Wendell reveals information about his illness which may cost him his job and Booth gets ready for his yearly FBI competency test. 
187 21 "The Cold in the Case" Milan Cheylov Emily Silver April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14) 9AKY19 5.79[31]
188 22 "The Nail in the Coffin"[32] April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21) 9AKY20
189 23 "The Drama in the Queen"[33] April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28) 9AKY21
190 24 "The Recluse in the Recliner"[34] May 12, 2014 (2014-05-12) 9AKY22

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