Season 4 Episode 22

The Double Death of the Dearly Departed

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A Jeffersonian coworker dies of heart failure. While at the coworker's wake, Brennan sees the body and is convinced the death was no accident. Brennan asks Booth to help her steal the body so she can further examine it, and an odd mystery surrounding the coworker's cause of death unfolds.moreless

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  • A hilarious episode

    One of the more fun episodes. It was very enjoyable watching everyone panic and scramble around trying to find the fact that they stole a body.

    If you didn't laugh while watching this episode, then you must be the saddest person on earth.

    This episode was MORE than hilarious!!! I have never laughed and enjoyed an episode of any show as much as I did with this one.

    My favorite part was Hodgins giving the speech while he was watching what was going on outside! He truly is a brilliant actor! It seemed like he was literally choking up and turning red due to the bizarre things that were going on outside.

    How could you NOT like this episode??moreless
  • Were the actors as embarrassed as i was for them?

    I thought this episode was simply embarrassing to watch. This season has been much worse as a whole than the previous three. If it doesn't improve in season five, I guess the shark has jumped for good.
  • I hate to put a damper on things but I absolutely hated this episode.

    Again, I hate to put a damper on things but I thought this episode was horrid, yet another sign of how bad the show has become since the writers strike. The episode features Booth and Bones STEALING A BODY! That would never happen!! From the very beginning of the show, Bones has boasted an empirical nature and verbally attacked anyone who tried to tamper with evidence. And Booth has always had a high sense of morality and is an officer of the law. Neither of them would ever even consider stealing a body simply because they couldn't get a warrant on their first try. The jokes were rude and not that funny, and quite frankly disrespectful. This episode was definitely one of the worst they have ever made.moreless
  • Funny episode? Nicely done!

    What an unusual episode. I think the writers did a goob job with this plot (that could've been a little insensitive) and I believe it turned out fine.

    Although there were moments that were a little, let's say, too much for me like a comment from Camille and Booth's taking the 20-dollar bill (what's the matter, Booth?) I just burst out during Hodgins' speech. It was just hilarious. I liked how all the team contributed in what they do best to try to solve this case.

    The last scene was very touching. We've seen Booth and Brennan several times at graveyards, but I think Brennan finally admits that is ok to talk to a dead person and everything she told Booth was just very sweet. Seeing both of them walking away together makes me want to see them together more and more.moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

Ellen Geer

Ellen Geer

Annie Reilly

Guest Star

Matt Malloy

Matt Malloy

Barney Reilly

Guest Star

Kathryn Meisle

Kathryn Meisle

Helen Reilly

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Brennan: Did you get the injunction?
      Booth: No, the judge turned us down.
      Brennan: W-why?
      Booth: Why? Because both the paramedics and the medical examiner said that Reilly here died of heart failure. No evidence of "translation."
      Brennan: But I'm contradicting them. My record and credentials–
      Booth: (interrupting) Okay, look. The judge said he didn't want to grant a request (in an ever-quietening voice) to an author of pulp mystery books just because she wanted to get a little free publicity. There, I said it.
      Brennan: That man is a fool! (Booth grimaces) They are not pulp!

    • Barney Reilly: What a lovely voice you have, Dr. Brennan.
      Brennan: Yes, I know!

    • Booth: Zombies?
      Bones: There are no such things as zombies. It's just an island superstition.
      Dr. Jonah Amayo: And now you've managed to insult an entire culture and their belief system.
      Booth: She does that to everyone.

    • Sweets: Grief, can be very difficult to process, so if anyone needs to talk ...
      Booth: That's why they have booze, Sweets.

    • Booth: Can you get lost?
      Bones: Why?
      Booth: I can be devastatingly charming if you're not watching me!

    • Booth: Just make sure when they put me in the ground I'm dead.
      Bones: Yeah. No problem.
      Booth: Right? Maybe uh, you know, leave my body out for, a few hours and check on me every once in a while.
      Bones: No I'd rather refrigerate you or else you would start to smell.

    • Booth: Look, if I die, I want you to do me a favor.
      Bones: (interrupting him) Well, you will die, Booth. It's inevitable.
      Booth: Alright, whatever, Bones. When I inevitably drop dead before you I'd like you to come out and, you know, spend some time and talk to me every once in a while.
      Bones: Well I'll feel foolish knowing that you can't hear me.
      Booth: Promise me. (Bones hesitates; Booth gives her a sad look)
      Bones: I promise.
      Booth: Hey, there you go, ah? You agreed, I didn't think you would agree! Now, why did you agree?
      Bones: I believe that if I pretended you were still here, I'd feel better for a moment. Also, speaking to you would require me to figuratively look at myself through your eyes – again temporarily – and, I think that would make me live my life more successfully.
      Booth: Hm. (puts an arm around her shoulder) You know what, Bones? That is the best thing that anyone has ... ever said about me.

    • Booth: Nobody looks inside the casket, okay Mr. Tung?
      Tung: (nods) How do I do that?
      Booth: Just, um- w- Bones, how does he do that?
      Bones: Say someone enters and desires to gaze upon the visage of their dead relative one more time, in a vain effort to say goodbye to someone who can neither see nor hear them because there's no such thing as a soul-
      Booth: (interrupting) Bones, just- ju- Bones, Bones. Just give him a reason not to show the body.
      Bones: We are encountering fluid seepage at the moment, and the body is not available for viewing, just now.
      Tung: I would never phrase it that way.
      Booth: I know, it's perfect! It's so gross.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: June 7th, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: July 10th, 2009 on Fox
      Australia: August 2nd, 2009 on Channel Seven
      Finland: October 24th, 2009 on Sub
      Norway: December 10th, 2009 on TV3
      Slovakia: April 7th, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: April 22th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: January 24th, 2011 on Prima