Season 3 Episode 5

Mummy in the Maze

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2007 on FOX
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A Halloween pumpkin patch maze becomes a lot scarier when the mummified remains of a young girl are found in it. Booth and Brennan go to investigate, and are shocked to find that the victim has been dead for over a year. To make the situation even creepier, a second body is found at a Halloween amusement park funhouse, again mummified, but this time dead for approximately two years. Booth and Brennan get wind of a third missing girl and link her to the person who killed the other two girls. They must now race to find the killer before he or she strikes again this Halloween.moreless

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  • For a Halloween episode this one was actually pretty cool. Not many Halloween episodes have the appeal that this one has. And the killer, well I am sure that I was not the only one who didn't see this one coming.moreless

    And Hodge's PI chick is really good. We get more insight on the life of Angela Montenegro. So this episode was very difficult to actually classify; because it was well written, Informative, Revealing, & Full of Character Development, in other words just plain great.

    I figured that it somehow would come full circle back to the boyfriend and girlfriend duo that like to beat up the girls. Oh and Booth being scared of Clowns was a nice touch. After all if is a fact that a lot of people are actually scared of Clowns. But I was extremely surprised that they let Brennan be scared of snakes. But it did serve the purpose of getting her and Booth a little closer.

    So often they don't get to save a live person, it was nice that the girl was found alive. And she looked great as Wonder Woman & I think Booth looked more like Clark Kent and not a squint. As usual this episode of Bones is a terrific show.

    And I also want to add that T.J. Thyne is absolutely gorgeous in his Captain uniform. Those blue eyes are so wonderful to look at.moreless
  • Halloween – complete with torture, murder and mummies.

    Loved the maze, very cool. Booth's method of 'navigating' the maze was awesome – both the flashlight and the car alarm.

    Despite that I don't like fundamentalists, the idea of the 'Hell House' is actually a rather creative idea, not to mention that some of the rooms had cool themes.

    Booth is afraid of clowns. Everyone I know hates clowns, including me, they're just so evil. How anyone can subject a child to that is beyond me, great way to scar a kid for life. It was utterly brilliant when the clown moved, I would have been running for the exit!

    What an ugly way to die – tarantulas/snakes, stimulants and claustrophobia.

    Love the costumes: Hodgins is gorgeous as Captain Anderson, Cam beautiful as Catwoman. Cute for Booth to dress as a 'squint'.

    Very cool episode.moreless
  • It's Halloween time!

    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. We open this episode with a dead body being found in a Halloween maze. And so Booth and Bones are called in to investigate. Soon a mother and father come into the office, and say that the remains are that of their daughter. But soon, they realise that this cannot be true. Then they get a phone call that another mummy body has been found.

    Soon the 1st victim is IDed and we learn that she disappeared from where the 2nd body is and that she disappeared one year ago to the day she was found. We also learn that Booth is afraid of clowns. Soon the 2nd victim is IDed and we learn that she also vanished from the fair, 2 years ago to the day. Soon the team believe that they are dealing with the same killer. Soon the team get a suspect, who has been at both crime scenes. We learn that he is a registered sex offender, and that his girlfriend, Lola, likes to watch him with teenage girls. The P.I. manages to track down Angela's husband, but he doesn't want to get divorced. We also learn that he has built a house for her. And still Angela says that she wants a divorce, and the only person she wants to build a house with is Hodgins. Soon they learn that the victims have been killed by their fears, spiders and chrostophobic so far. We then jump to Halloween and see everyone in the lab dressed up for the occasion. We then see Booth has dressed up as a Squint and that Bones has dressed up as Wonder Woman. Soon they believe that the missing girl will be killed by snakes and that a store recently sold out of them, thus leading them to believe that she is still alive.

    They work out a location where she may be held and so bones and Booth head there (still in costume). And as they enter, Bones pulls out her huge gun and Booth asks her where she kept it, since she is in costume. Soon Booth realises who the killer, and before they can talk about it, they hear the girl screaming. Bones shots the door to open it, and ends up shooting Booth in the leg. They open the door, and on seeing the snakes Bones jumps up onto a box, and so has to go on Booths back.

    They enter the room where the girl is and see that the whole floor is covered in snakes. As Bones turns round, she sees the killer, in a clown mask firing a shot. She shoots back at him and by doing so Booth drops her on the floor. Booth goes after the killer, but swaps guns with Bones first as she says her gun is too big for her. Booth chases after him, and after being shot a few times he, Booth kills the killer. And ends the scene with "Now do you see why I don't like clowns?"moreless
  • LOVE it!

    Brilliant,compleley sums up the reason I watch this show!The costumes suited everyone so perfectly-well done whoever picked them!

    Also I totally empathise with Booths fear of clowns-the most unnatural thing ever!!

    I found all the scenes with the PI to be hilarious,shes really rounded it off,and was slightly creepy in a funny way!

    As for the debate between Catwoman and Wonderwoman,well come on!Wonderwoman wins hands down!All the former can do is hiss like one of her stupid feline namesakes,Wonderwoman has all that super strength and rope of truth and amazonian armbands going on!

    Booth as a nerd-brilliant I can totally imagine him as Superman all those super powers (and tight costume-yum!).

    Absoulute perfection!moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show bones they are called to the halloween maze were a boy found a body and fainted. and they start to investgate and learn that kid dressed as the grim reaper was at both scenes they think its him and his girlfriend but thing is it was the emt guy that was the killer and they saved a girl that was about to die from snakes. this was a very interesting ep and we learn things and a new charater was introduced that is why i gave the show ep a 8.5 and i thought it was really goodmoreless
T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Eric Millegan

Eric Millegan

Zack Addy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • When Angela and Hodgins meet with private investigator Amber Kippler, Amber tells Angela she knows Angela changed her name. Angela says several times she never told anyone, but Amber says Angela did tell Roxie Lyon and that Angela broke Roxie's heart in their second year of art school. Roxie will reappear in "The Skull in the Sculpture"

    • Spiders are constantly referred to as poisonous throughout this episode. Even Hodgins the "bug expert" refers to spiders as poisonous. However, spiders are actually venomous. Venom is injected through a bite from snakes, spiders, and other animals, while poison is consumed or touched.

    • Cam says that Catwoman was a superhero, when actually Catwoman is a super villain, mostly seen in the Batman comics.

    • In this episode we learn that Angela changed her name at eighteen and that the name Angela Montenegro came to her in a dream.

    • Goof: When Booth and Brennan open the door to the room with the missing girl, the floor is crawling with hundreds of snakes, but right after Booth shot the culprit, Brennan comes out of the room and there isn't a single snake in sight.

    • In this episode, Brennan is shown to be scared of snakes. However, in the season one episode "The Man in the Morgue", she is perfectly comfortable holding a snake.

    • The rooms of the Hell House the church conducts are all either a direct broken commandment or one of the seven deadly sins. Here are the rooms and what they relate to:

      Abortion, Suicide & Murder: Thou shalt not kill. (6th Commandment)
      Gluttony & Usury: Deadly sin of gluttony. (which appropriately goes against the virtue temperance)
      The prostitute (who walks by), sodomy, & fornication: Deadly sin of lust.
      Theft: Thou shalt not steal. (8th Commandment)
      Gambling: Deadly sin of greed.
      False Idols (mentioned as a possible addition): Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (1st Commandment)

    • We find out in this episode that Booth has a fear of clowns.

      Brennan says that this could be the reason he shot at the clown on the ice cream van in the season two episode "The Girl In The Gator".

      We also find out (inadvertently, due to her reaction) that Bones has a fear of snakes.

    • Zack mentions that Naomi from paleontology has agreed to be the front end of his cow in this episode.

      Naomi was first mentioned in the season one episode "A Boy In The Tree". She was the girl with whom Zack had slept, and she made it clear that she didn't want to see him again after that.

    • Amber Kippler keeps referring to Hodgins as "Hodgkins". On the first season DVD box his name is listed as Hodgkins on one of the episodes by mistake.

    • Goof: Just after Booth drops Bones in the snake room, he tells her to stop shooting at things, but his lips don't match the audio.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Cam: (to Booth) Look, I'm great with corpses, but when it comes to loved ones, let's just say there's a reason why I'm not a pediatrician. So if you got a siren, turn it on.

    • Dr. Potoska: Now here we are lost in this stupid maze looking for the mummy.
      Booth: A mummy?
      Dr. Potoska: (talking over the radio) Yeah, I do not see a guillotine. (to Brennan and Booth) What would you call that?
      Brennan: Oh. Um, a cowboy?
      Booth: No, it's a scarecrow.
      Guy on Radio: Look just keep turning to the right, aight? Let me know when you reach the dragon.
      Dr. Potoska: (reaching a huge smiling witch) Ah dead end. With teeth.

    • Brennan: I'd like to assume that the automotive particulates arrive with the blowing air.
      Hodgins: Heated underground parking lots.
      Zack: How is that not guessing?
      Brennan: Einstein referred to such assumptions as acceptable intuitive leaps.
      Zack: I acknowledge Einstein as a scientific authority.

    • (Bones opens the door and snakes come out; she screams and jumps onto a ledge)
      Booth: What are you doing? They're not poisonous.
      Bones: (still scared) I know, I know!
      Booth: Then why don't you come down?
      Bones: It seems I'm not completely in control of my actions.

    • Bones: My gun is too big for me.
      Booth: I told you that a hundred times. Here, take mine, guard Megan.

    • Booth: Lola beats up the girls, leaves them bleeding, who shows up to help, access to drugs?
      Bones: The EMT, smart! You should wear a labcoat at all times.

    • Bones: What are you supposed to be?
      Booth: Oh, see, I'm a nerd squint, (pulls out an adding machine; in a high nasal tone) What is the rationale behind that conclusion?
      Bones: That's not what they look or sound like.
      Booth: (in character voice) Oh, you mean we, that's not what we look or sound like.
      Bones: Okay.
      Booth: See what I did right there, I corrected you, in character, (chuckles) as a squint.

    • Lola: He's got keys too, and so does cleaning crew, and park security.
      Booth: Wow, what about you? You got keys?
      Lola: I've got nothing else to say without a lawyer present.
      Booth: Okay, that's great pincushion, because you were practically invisible, until now, now you're bucking as #1 suspect.

    • Angela: Do you have a lot of experience with this kind of work?
      Amber Kippler: Angela Montenegro is not your birth name. You changed your name on your eighteenth birthday because it came to you in a dream.
      Angela: Uh...
      Hodgins: You never told me that!
      Angela: I never told anybody that.
      Amber Kippler: If I can discover something nobody knew about a client I'm not being paid to investigate, imagine what I can do for real.
      Hodgins: (impressed) Good point.

    • Hodgins: Her clothing came from a church-run thrift store.
      Cam: How could you possibly know that?
      Zack: There is no bug or slime specific to church thrift stores.
      Hodgins: You don't know that, I'm the bug and slime guy, you're just the auxiliary bone guy who dresses up as the back end of the cow.
      Cam: Hodgins.
      (rips off a tag from the clothes)
      Cam: "Free Church of America Thrift Store," huh? Tell Booth.
      Zack: I knew it wasn't bugs or slime.
      Hodgins: No you didn't, and that's what makes me King of the Lab. (gets a harsh look from Cam) A loyal servant of the empress. (Cam smiles)

    • Zack: I will be the back end of a cow.
      Hodgins: (sarcastically) So, no costume.
      Zack: (continues) Naomi from paleontology has agreed to be my front.
      Hodgins: Ah, so many jokes, so little time.

    • Booth: What are you wearing?
      Bones: What-now?
      Booth: No, not now, to the Jeffersonian Halloween Ball.
      Bones: What I always wear, are you going this year?
      Booth: I'm the official-unofficial FBI liaison to the Jeffersonian, of course I'm going.

    • Zack (dressed as the back end of a cow): We do not guess!
      Booth: You know what, you're a horse's ass.
      Zack: Cow. I'm a cow! See my udder?

    • Booth: What did you see?
      Woman: A corpse. Past the killer clown.
      Booth: Clown?
      EMT: You okay?
      Booth: Yeah.
      Brennan: You sure?
      Booth: Sure.
      Brennan: Come on.
      Booth: Clown.
      (inside the haunted house; Booth's looking at the clown)
      Brennan: What's wrong?
      Booth: (yelps) Uh, th-the phone rang, it's Cam. Phone's, ringing.
      Brennan: Coulrophobia.
      Booth: Huh?
      Brennan: The fear of clowns. Coulrophobia. Might explain why you shot that clown last year.
      Booth: (stuttering) I have no problems..clowns...stand right here, see. (the clown moves and Booth yelps and jumps)

    • Amber: I tried to seduce him you know.
      Angela: Hodgins?
      Amber: Eww, no, your husband.

    • Brennan: I'm sorry you had to kill someone. I know you hate that.
      Booth: Yeah he had it coming.
      Brennan: You hate it. (pauses) I'm sorry that happened to you.
      Booth: We saved a girl. That's a pretty good date.
      Brennan: Except not really a date.
      Booth: I know.
      Brennan: It was work, not a date.
      Booth: Really really hard work.
      Brennan: And we're not really, Wonder Woman and Clark Kent. We're Brennan and Booth.
      Booth: Look, you're the one who brought up the date analogy. (they smile at each other)

    • Brennan: (referring to the Halloween party) We could still go.
      Booth: Ah, we look like hell.
      Brennan: It's a Halloween party. We could be Wonder Woman and, ahm, what's Superman's secret identity?
      Booth: (putting his squint glasses on) Clark Kent.
      Brennan: Yes. We could be Wonder Woman and Clark Kent after a really, really bad date.
      Booth: Yeah, bad date because you shot me.
      Brennan: It was only a flesh wound and you dropped me on my head.
      Booth: After you shot me. Okay, I think I've got you on this one. Okay, Wonder Woman?

    • Booth: You're sure about this?
      Brennan: Not at all.
      Booth: Because you guessed.
      Brennan: W-we do not guess.
      Booth: I think you did. I dare you to put that lasso of truth around 'ya.

    • Zack: I'm worried that Naomi from paleontology will feel strange being only the front half of a cow.
      Hodgins: She got the good end of that deal.
      Brennan: Who's stronger, Catwoman or Wonder Woman?
      Zack and Hodgins: Wonder Woman.
      Brennan: I concur, vehemently.
      Hodgins: Now, ignoring the Hawaiian pollen, these 126 sites represent loci where the necessary concentrations of particulates can be found. Underground garages, tunnels, etc.
      Brennan: Dr. Sweets says that we can assume that the murderer works for a living.
      (Zack and Hodgins look at each other in disbelief)
      Hodgins: You want us to go on psychology?

    • Amber: (about Angela's husband) It's a fact, on a scale of one to ten he's a ten to the tenth power.

    • Bones: There are no coincidences in a murder investigation.

    • Hodgins: (about Angela's husband) We want you to contact him.
      Angela: And get him to sign the divorce papers.
      Amber: By get him do you mean...force him to sign them?
      Hodgins: If necessary. Do you have a gun?
      Angela: Or just remind him of who I am and ask him politely.
      Hodgins: What are you, Canadian?

    • Brennan: Is that your costume?
      Cam: Ah, yah!
      Brennan: It's sexually alluring.
      Cam: Thank you. I'm Catwoman. (Brennan looks at her questioningly) A superhero. One of the most powerful female superhero figures.
      Brennan: (laughs) I don't think so.
      Cam: Are you kidding, Catwoman?
      Brennan: Can you fly?
      Cam: I have nine lives.
      Brennan: Super strength, super speed, force people to tell the truth?
      Cam: I think I'm pretty fast.
      Brennan: Pretty fast is not super speed.

    • Brennan: Does Lola strike you as a snake person?
      Booth: Look, I'll deal with Lola, you go back to the lab.
      Brennan: Why? I won't hit her unless you say so.
      Booth: Look, I'll do my street thing, you'll do your lab thing, alright? Together we catch bad guys. That's good math.

    • Booth: You know, that's all you care about is science.
      Brennan: Well, in the end even someone who believes in empiricism and science has to take a leap of faith.
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: Well I believe in what I can hear, taste, see, touch and measure. You believe in what you feel. Pastor Jonas believes that God speaks to him through a sacred book.
      Booth: Yeah well, I feel like I'm on the wrong side of the argument here.

    • (Brennan, dressed as Wonder Woman, pulls out a gun)
      Booth: Okay, where did you even find a place to carry that?

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: December 4th, 2007 on TV3
      United Kingdom: December 6th, 2007 on Sky1
      The Netherlands: December 12th, 2007 on RTL4
      Sweden: January 1st, 2008 on TV3
      Spain: February 7th, 2008 on La Sexta
      New Zealand: April 28th, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: September 1st, 2008 on Channel 7
      Belgium: September 29th, 2008 on 2BE
      Finland: January 2nd, 2009 on Sub
      Slovakia: May 20th, 2009 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: October 7th, 2009 on Prima

    • This episode bears somewhat of a resemblance to an actual corpse found at the Old Pike Amusement Park in the 70's. During the filming of an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, the crew discovered the body of a mummified corpse, later revealed to be the remains of an Old West outlaw whose remains had vanished from a side show. The case was featured in an episode of L.A. Mission Road.

    • According to TVGuide, David Boreanaz wore a Superman shirt under his shirt during this episode, signifying that not only was he a nerd for Halloween, but also Clark Kent.

    • This is the first Halloween episode aired, including costuming. The costumes are as follows:
      Bones: Wonder Woman
      Booth: A Squint/Nerd
      Angela: Cher
      Hodgins: Edward John Smith (Captain of the Titanic)
      Cam: Catwoman
      Zack: Back end of a Cow

    • Featured Music:
      "Monster" by The Automatic (during the first scene)
      "Young Men Dead" by The Black Angels (in the "Dungeon of 1000 Corpses" scene)
      "Still Alright" by Adam Merrin (during the last scene)


    • The name of the fun house that Bones and Booth find the second mummified corpse is called "Dungeon of 1000 Corpses," a clear parallel to the movie House of 1000 Corpses.

    • "Ever has it been that love does not know its own depth until the pain of separation."

      Although misquoted, this is a line from Lebanese born American philosophical essayist, novelist, and poet Kahlil Gibran. The correct quote goes: "Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

    • The methods the killer uses in this episode are quite similar to the ones used by the Batman villain The Scarecrow, who uses a special toxin that shows a person an image of their worst fear until they go into an extreme state of panic.

    • (Bones spins in circles with her arms out)
      Booth: What the hell are you doing?
      Bones: Nothing.

      This is a visual allusion to the Wonder Woman TV show of the 70's, where Wonder Woman spins around to transform from her secret identity of Diana Prince to Wonder Woman, and vice-versa.

    • Hodgins: What are you, Canadian?

      This is an allusion to the stereotype that Canadians, as a people, are very polite and non-confrontational.

    • Dr. Potoska: Wrapped in bandages, curse of King Tut, you know, mummy.

      The Curse of King Tut is a myth that began after the discovery of King Tut's tomb. It's rumored that anyone who dares to enter the tomb will suffer the wrath of the mummy. All the hype began when Dr. Carnarvon, who discovered the tomb, died shortly afterwards.