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Three years after the Bone Collector ended his career, Detective Lincoln Rhyme teams with NYPD officer Amelia Sachs to investigate a series of murders that suggest the killer's return and an unlikely team is born.


Seth Gordon


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Hornsby ... Lincoln Rhyme
Arielle Kebbel ... Amelia Sachs
Roslyn Ruff ... Claire
Ramses Jimenez ... Detective Eric Castillo
Brooke Lyons ... Kate
Tate Ellington ... Felix
Courtney Grosbeck ... Rachel Sachs
Brían F. O'Byrne ... The Bone Collector (as Brian O'Byrne)
Michael Imperioli ... Detective Michael Sellitto
Rosa Arredondo ... Chief Olsen (as Rosa Evangelina Arredondo)
Tawny Cypress ... Naia
Claire Coffee ... Danielle
Jaidon Walls ... Camden
Rony Clanton Rony Clanton ... Homeless Man
Evan Leone ... Station Worker




NYPD officer prepares for work, while talking with her sister. A letter from the FBI is given to the officer detailing that her application has been denied. While working a subway station, the officer is notified of a body near the tracks. The officer is able to stop an oncoming train in order to preserve evidence that was left neatly on the rail. Soon after, she is taken to meet the great Lincoln Rhymes who explains that this may be the work of one of the most infamous serial killers in decades. Coincidentally, this is also the man responsible for Lincoln's paralysis. Written by swilks13

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  • Titanium dioxide is pigment used to make ink.
  • Oversleeping is a sign of malnutrition
  • Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in the history of fiction. It was his dedication. He examined every fragment of his city, investigated not only the world around him, but the history beneath. He dug deeper, altered his perspective, scrutinized every detail. He studied every book, every map, every pigeon in London for fun.
  • Potassium nitrate, or saltpeter, old-fashioned accelerant used in gunpowder
  • Fabry disease, It's a rare enzyme deficiency in the kidneys treated with an even rarer medication called Galafold (Migalastat), traces of which can be found in the hair.
  • Ladies Mile, now known as the Flatiron district, It was filled with clothing stores for the carriage crowd.
  • In 1896, the Siegel-Cooper building becomes the first steel-framed department store in the city largest in the world.
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Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it
11 January 2020 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

This being the pilot episode where the main characters background(s) have to be initially revealed to the audience obviously eats into the pilot episodes air time so the actual initial plot may be a bit convoluted but yet, it kept me interested. And yes, I did see the 1999 major motion picture The Bone Collector which this new crime/mystery series is based upon.

Let's give this series a few more episodes to gain some of that valuable (writing) experience before assessing whether this new crime/mystery series is worthy of support from a mandatory sized audience to extend the series into a second season.

I liked the lead actors/actresses and how each person(s) old baggage is introduced to the audience in this pilot episode. It is a lot of information to pack into a 45 minute TV episode. Let's not try and compare the two (2) hour major motion picture of 1999 The Bone Collector, starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah with this new TV crime series.

I give credit to Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector for bringing to the small screen a new crime/mystery series with some depth of character and story line. Actor Brían F. O'Byrne who plays the serial killer that Lincoln Rhyme (Russell Hornsby ) is chasing are both perfectly cast as the illusive bone collector and as the confined to a bed serial killer investigator.

I am optimistic that the future story lines of Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector will be a cut above the other standard crime TV series that should have been taken off the air some several seasons ago. (You know which crime series I am referring to).

An excellent start to the year 2020

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