The Priest in the Churchyard

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 3/28/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A water main bursts in the middle of a cemetery, leaving coffins littering the grounds. Brennan is called in to identify the remains so they can be reburied. When she finds the remains, she discovers that some have only been there for five years, even though she was told that no one was buried there for fifty years. Meanwhile, Booth decides to bring Brennan in to see his shrink so that they can work on getting their relationship back on track. Also, things get intense between Hodgins and Angela when Hodgins makes a bold move.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Eric Millegan

    Zack Addy

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Fan Reviews (28)
  • Tensions all round

    By tanargue, Sep 03, 2011

  • "Can't you be satisfied that if I'm wrong about God I'll burn in Hell?"

    By Angel2408, Nov 27, 2007

  • Full of insights on the two main characters.

    By HurryUpSlowly, May 16, 2008

  • Proof of how dangerous gossip can be.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 06, 2009

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 19, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Angela: Hey, have you noticed anything going on between Brennan and Booth? Hodgins: This sounds good. Angela: There is tension ... ever since Brennan let Sully sail off into the sunset without her. Hodgins: No I didn't notice. But then again I didn't notice you didn't want to live with me either. Angela: Hodgins. Hodgins: If you are getting cold feet ... Angela: You are the only one that would feel them.

    • Booth: Yeah, you know, I got no problem with this place. It's where Bones and the squints get their answers. See? Gordon: Thumbs in the belt. That's a very aggressive stance ... very male. (Booth crosses his arms) Gordon: Crossed arms. Defensive. (Booth shoves his hands into his pockets) Gordon: Disdain. But let's not worry about what you do with your hands.

    • Gordon: What now is proved was once only imagined. The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbit, want the roots; the lion, the tiger, the horse, the elephant, watch the fruits. The system contains, the fountain ... overflows. Booth: What? Gordon: Oh come now, surely you get the reference. Brennan: William Blake. Gordon: Yes. Blake is telling us that we're all at the mercy of our fundamental natures. Nonsense of course, but when we understand our natures, we understand the resulting conflicts. Booth: What? Brennan: I hate psychology. Gordon: As do I. It applies a patina of science over what is essentially a dark and complex set of roiling unknowables. Booth: You see ... what?

    • Angela: All right, listen up, Monty Python. You got it right with Hodgins and I, that's fine. But we both know that you are full of it on the other thing. Gordon: (faking surprise) I have no idea to what you refer. Angela: Brennan didn't run off with Sully because she cannot live a life without focus. She stayed because of Booth. Gordon: Ah, now you're projecting Miss Montenegro. Agent Booth and Dr. Brennan are not you and Dr. Hodgins. I stand by my diagnosis. Angela: You stand by the FBI. Your first priority is to get agents back into the field. Solving murders. Gordon: (amused and guilty) Your romanticism is endearing, but as the bard says, "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies, that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends." Angela: He also says, "Journeys end in lovers' meeting, Every wise man's son doth know."

    • Angela: So, things are all right? Brennan: According to the psychiatrist we were both concerned that Booth was the real reason that I didn't run off with Sully. Angela: (incredulously) It wasn't? Brennan: No. It's because I'm currently unable to live a life without tangible focus, so, you know, sailing around paradise with a man I adore. Angela: (even more incredulously) Well, you believe that?

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    Notes (5)

    • David Burke (Father Matthew Sands) also played a priest on various episodes of Joan of Arcadia (as Father Ken Mallory).

    • Soren Fulton was nominated for the 2008 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor" for playing "James Levay" in this episode.

    • International Air Dates: Denmark: Tuesday May 1st, 2007 on TV3 Spain: Friday June 1st, 2007 Portugal: Wednesday August 29th, 2007 Belgium: Friday December 14th, 2007 on RTL-TVI Germany: Thursday December 27th, 2007 France: Friday March 21st, 2008 on M6 Australia: Thursday, June 12th, 2008 on Network 7 Finland: Friday, August 29th, 2008 on Sub

    • Featured Music: "The Time Comes" by Nina Gordon "Slow Dance" by John Legend

    • Stephen Fry is listed as a Special Guest Star.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: In the first season episode "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" the characters may have been exposed to coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever) and had to be quarantined for 3 days. In this episode, when they may have been exposed to the same fungal spores, they are not quarantined.

    Allusions (4)

    • The quote of William Blake's that Gordon Wyatt says to Brennan and Booth while they're sitting at the Diner is from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which was written from 1790-93. "What is now proved was once only imagin'd. The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbet; watch the roots; the lion, the tyger, the horse, the elephant, watch the fruits. The cistern contains: the fountain overflows."

    • Angela: All right, listen up, Monty Python. Monty Python is the name of a British comedy troupe that was popular in the late 1960s and 1970s for its irreverent, fast-paced television series. One of the most distinctive actors is John Cleese, who has a particular English accent, which is probably what Angela is referring to.

    • Angela: He also says, "Journeys end in lovers meeting, every wise man's son doth know." This is from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or, What You Will, Act II, Scene III.

    • Gordon: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains. This is a line from A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act V, Scene I.

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