Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz)
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Bones’ Hitchcock-Inspired Episode Swapped One Bad Habit For Another
When Cary Grant lit Eva Marie Saint's cigarette in perhaps the ultimate Alfred Hitchcock picture, "North by Northwest" in 1954, it evoked glamor and more than a hint of foreplay.
By the time "Bones" was gearing up to salute Hitch's body of work with its 200th episode in 2014, "The 200th in the 10th," the days of casual smoking in film and TV were long gone.
Directed by David Boreanaz, the episode re-imagines the murder investigation squad as 1950s archetypes in a plot inspired by Hitchcock's 1955 thriller "To Catch a Thief."
Executive producer Stephen Nathan told TV Tango the "Bones" creatives knew they couldn’t smoke throughout the episode, so they let the characters drink like fish instead.
Nathan said although times had changed, they were able to capture the era by “knocking back some dry martinis rather than trying to contract lung cancer."