Season 1 Episode 19

The Man in the Morgue

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • We learn in this episode that Brennan has a hunting licence and hunts for food.

    • Booth compromises evidence by taking Dr. Brennan's earring from the house of the murder, displaying his loyalty to Dr. Brennan above his loyalty to the case. He trusts and cares enough for Dr. Brennan to know that she could not be a part of a ritual murder voluntarily.

    • At the start of the episode, a TV station giving a news report in New Orleans is identified as "8 News." In New Orleans, channel 8 (WVUE) is the Fox affiliate, which broadcasts "Bones."

    • The jacket Booth was wearing in this episode was the same one that he was wearing at Brennan's house in "Two Bodies in the Lab." When the refrigerator blew up, the left sleeve caught on fire. The jacket did not have burn marks in this episode.

    • Goof: Angela tries to get an image from impact marks on Mouton's pelvis bone. However when Sam Potter sprinkles fwan ginea (various ashes) on the remains of Mouton, the image appears on the ribcage.

    • Goof: Inside the Voodoo shop there is a picture of Benoit's Cadillac. In the picture, there is a Louisiana license plate on the front of the 1959 Cadillac. Louisiana only issues one plate per car, which is to be placed on the back of the vehicle.

    • First appearance of both Caroline Julian and the Royal Diner, both of which will be relocated to DC.

  • Quotes

    • Caroline: A jury is never gonna believe this amnesia story.
      Booth: But it's true.
      Caroline: Maybe this is true, too. (turns to Brennan) Leger tried to rape you. He was a notorious horndog. We claim self defense, you're out in three years.
      Booth: No, I don't care what it looks like or how you're reading the evidence, Caroline. She didn't do it.
      (Brennan looks at him with a smile, obviously touched)

    • (Brennan at the New Orleans police station, Caroline and Booth have just joined her)
      Brennan: I've told Detective Harding everything I know so far.
      Caroline: (to Booth) She's a fool? You didn't tell me she's a fool.
      Booth: She's a brilliant forensic anthropologist.
      Brennan: I have three degrees, I've pioneered research in -
      Caroline: (Pointing to the little bag) What's that?
      Brennan: A gris-gris bag. I found it in my hotel room. I'm assuming the person who left it there is trying to frame me, so the tooth is probably Graham's.
      Caroline: Three degrees and still a fool. This interview is over Rose, I need to speak with my client alone before she gives herself a lethal injection.
      Detective Harding: Of course, of course. (leaves)
      Booth: Ok, Bones. what the hell where you talking to her for?
      Brennan: I was just trying to help.
      Caroline: Sew those lips together girl, because there is no such thing as helping the New Orleans police. They just wanna close the case as quickly and easily as they can and you are making it Christmas time for them.
      Booth: Ok, listen, there is no way that Bones could have killed Leger. I mean, it's just not her, I mean, look at her.

    • Detective Harding: I'm here to arrest Dr. Brennan for the murder of Graham Leger.
      Booth: (standing in front of Brennan between her and Harding) That's not gonna happen.
      Detective Harding: I'm pretty sure it is.
      Brennan: I told you Booth.
      Booth: (exasperatedly) Bones, please, just for once in your life will you be quiet!
      Detective Harding: That's good advice because everything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. (sees the little bag Brennan is holding) What is that?
      Brennan: It's a...I found it on my pillow. (hands it to Harding)
      Booth: (more exasperatedly) Bones!
      Detective Harding: Thank you Dr. Brennan.
      Booth: What's the probable cause?
      Detective Harding: Traces of Dr. Brennan's blood in Leger's home, Leger's blood on her clothing, from the clinic.
      Booth: Is that it?
      Detective Harding: All that I'm prepared to share with the federal government. Now please, step away from my collar.
      Booth: I'm afraid I can't let that happen. (Brennan steps away from
      behind him and lets herself be arrested)
      Bones! Jeez!
      Brennan: It's better if nobody else dies while we get to the bottom of this. (Booth hits himself on the forehead)
      Booth: You know what, I wasn't planning on dying.
      Brennan: It's not you I worry about. (while being dragged off in handcuffs) You're welcome to the room, it's paid for.

    • Brennan: (talking about Dr. Graham Leger's murder) It could have been me.
      Booth: No, it couldn't.
      Brennan: Yes. What? How do you know?
      Booth: I just know, okay? I'd bet my professional career on it. I already did.
      Brennan: What?
      Booth: Nothing.
      Brennan: What did you do?
      Booth: Bones, stop! This is the last time and place that you wanna be rational, okay? Let's just be wildly emotional and assume that you didn't psychotically murder a co-worker who invited you over for dinner!

    • Booth: Hey Bones, howsabout while you're a murder suspect, you act more like a normal woman and less like Lily Munster, k?

    • Booth: (about Brennan) She's not wisecracking, she just tends to be a bit literal.

    • (Brennan has amnesia)
      Booth: You know? It'll all come back Bones.
      Brennan: You don't know that, head injuries are extremely unpredictable.
      Booth: I was trying to be reassuring.

    • Booth: That's voodoo?
      Sam Potter: It's a gris-gris bag, it's a mojo, this one's meant to silence the dead so they can't speak.
      Booth: Well usually dead people are pretty much silent on their own.

    • Brennan: I'm sure he bought that black gum root to look into its medicinal properties.
      Booth: Yeah, because we all know how effective that is.
      Brennan: Voodoo healing is quite crazier than acupuncture or exorcism.
      Booth: Hey-hey, just easy on the Catholics, just easy.

    • (Brennan's on the phone with the Lab back in D.C.)
      Brennan: Did you get Angela to reconstruct the pattern?
      Angela: Yes sweetie, I'm here, I tried to do a digital positive, but it didn't work.
      Brennan: Why?
      Booth: Voodoo probably.
      Angela: The extrapolation protocols can't resolve the gradient fluxes in the bone shadings.
      Embry: What's that?
      Booth: Mumbo jumbo, scientific voodoo.
      Brennan: Can you do it manually?
      Angela: From an X-ray? No, not really.
      Zack: Can you send the actual remains?
      Brennan: They don't exist.
      Zack: That makes no sense.
      Booth: Voodoo, it's probably voodoo.
      Angela: Voodoo?
      Brennan: Okay, quit saying voodoo.
      Booth: Yeah, you know because it's not a factor.

    • Brennan: How did I get away? Graham got killed, I got away, how did I do that?
      Booth: You know Bones, all those things that Caroline mentioned: the martial arts, the shooting, the assaults, you're just the type of woman that fights, you know, maybe they didn't expect it, maybe they thought some kind of magic could hold you.
      Brennan: I don't believe in magic.
      Booth: Exactly. You're a surprising woman, and that's sometimes enough to get away. (Brennan smiles)
      Brennan: Why are you nice to me?
      Booth: Because. Because they think they get away with it.
      Brennan: What?
      Booth: They burn their victim. They blow him up. They toss him in the ocean. They bury them in the desert. They throw 'em to wood chippers. Sometimes, you know, years go by, they relax. Then they start living their lives like they didn't do anything wrong. Like they didn't spend somebody else's life in order to get what they got. They think they're safe from retribution. You make those bastards unsafe. That's why I'm nice to you.
      Brennan: I couldn't do that without you Booth.
      Booth: Yeah. So, um, you should be a little nicer to me, huh?
      Brennan: I really should.

    • Angela: Better still, you could forget about it and come home.
      Brennan: Don't worry I made bail.
      Zack: Bail?
      Angela: Bail?
      Brennan: Don't worry, the murder charge wont stick.
      Hodgins: Whoa, murder charge?
      Angela: Ok Brennan, the next plane. The next plane or I'm coming down there to get you myself.
      Brennan: Everything is fine. I'm healing up satisfactorily. Bye for now. (hangs up)

    • Angela: Great, Brennan is fighting zombies in New Orleans while we're stuck here.

    • Dr. Embry: Why do you think the job had anything to do with Graham being killed?
      Booth: Bones has voodoo amnesia, Leger is voodoo dead, and the last thing they worked on together was a voodoo ritual murder, so I'm thinking there might be some kind of a connection.

    • (While looking for Dr. Leger at his house)
      Brennan: Graham! Graham?
      Booth: (under his breath) Cracker...
      Brennan: Yeah, that's not funny.

    • (Brennan is on the phone with the squints while Booth is driving)
      Angela: Is that Booth?
      Brennan: Yes.
      Angela: You're hopping the streetcar named Desire with Booth? (looks at Zack) Oh, I love this.
      Zack: Obviously, they're working the murder of John Doe 361 together...

    • Zack: Does our funding allow us to do Dr. Brennan's vacation work?
      Angela: Ah, we're just doing what the Feds didn't. It's the Jin-Jang of government spending.
      Zack: So, we're sneaking?
      Hodgins: (smiles) That's what makes it fun!

    • Hodgins: Another present from the Bayou.
      Angela: I keep asking for a baby tee that says The Big Easy.
      Hodgins: Oh, we're all hoping for that...for you.

    • Hodgins: Zack, if you are ever going to successfully mimic being human, you have to stop making everything about you, and feign interest in the other guy. (Zack still pays attention to some X-rays and not Hodgins) Zack!
      Zack: I've noticed that you try to look taller.
      Hodgins: When?
      Zack: Around Dr. Brennan.
      Hodgins: I do not.
      Zack: And Angela, because they are both taller than you.
      Hodgins: You know what? I take it back. Don't take any interest in the other guy.
      Zack: Thank you for your help.

    • (Benoit starts to put a voodoo curse on Brennan)
      Brennan: (Pokes him in the eyes) I've noticed that very few people are scary once they've been poked in the eye.

    • Benoit: I raised my Eva to be a houngan, a healer. How could this happen right underneath my nose?
      Brennan: Rebellious adolescent?

    • (Booth storms into the room where Brennan is being examined)
      Booth: Bones, you okay?
      Brennan: Booth, I told you not to come.
      Detective Harding: Who's this?
      Brennan: It's...he's FBI. We're sort of partners.
      Detective Harding: A guy flies down from D.C. You're more than sort of.

    • Booth: Can I make a lifestyle suggestion?
      Brennan: Go ahead.
      Booth: You know, vacation - it's from the Latin "vacatio" and means, you know, freedom and release - you might want to consider that next time.
      Brennan: Learning Latin?
      Booth: This is the opposite of vacation. I mean, no wonder you snapped, went insane and totally lost your mind.
      Brennan: Oh, thanks for your understanding.

    • Benoit: There are a lot of misunderstandings about voodoo.
      Booth: Yeah, that whole zombie stuff puts a crimp in your public relations, I bet.

    • Zack: (looking at an x-ray of a skull with a bullet hole) John Doe number 361. Wow, bad things happen to Mr. Doe.

    • Graham: You've been working 48 hours straight. You need the evening off.
      Brennan: I only have one day of vacation left.
      Graham: What are you, doing penance for FEMA?

    • Brennan: I got in the middle of a battle between two religious sects. Benoit used hurricane Katrina as a diversion to take the soul of a voodoo priest.
      Angela: And he killed his own daughter.
      Hodgins: Dark sorcerers suck man.
      Booth: Oh but he intended to bring her back to life.

    • Hodgins: He put the voodoo on you baby! I didn't really mean to call you baby.
      Brennan: You guys stop, now I mean it.
      Zack: Do you believe in voodoo? Because even if a small part of you does, it has a grip.
      Brennan: I do not believe.
      Booth: Maybe just a little?
      Brennan: No.

    • Brennan: Booth, objects have no intrinsic power. A person's future does not depend on some thing. Things are just things. They do not have magical meaning or powers. (Booth shows her the missing earring he found) Where'd you get that?
      Booth: What does it matter? It's just a thing. Right? (hands it to her)
      Brennan: My mother's earring.
      Booth: No, uh…magical power over your future. (Booth walks out)
      Angela: Does that prove something?
      Brennan: (looking at earring) Yeah. It proves something.

    • Brennan: God, I'm hungry.
      Booth: Well, when was the last time you ate? (Brennan rolls her eyes) Oh, my bad. You have amnesia.

    • Caroline: I am doing you a favor taking this case, Booth. But as the lady cop says, I'm a prosecutor. And as it stands now, I could try this case in my PJs and still get a conviction.
      Brennan: Well, shouldn't you get to know your clients before you make snap judgments?
      Booth: Bones…
      Caroline: Fine. Stop me when I get something wrong. Trained in three types of martial arts, two assault charges, registered marksman with the NRA, hunting licenses in four states…
      Booth: You hunt?
      Brennan: Only for food.
      Caroline: Shot an unarmed man.
      Brennan: He was trying to set me on fire.
      Booth: All right, just…just arrange bail for us Caroline so we can get out of here.
      Caroline: Sure, sure. Don't want to get this one mad at me. (leaves)
      Booth: (almost whispering to Bones) You couldn't keep your mouth shut, could you?

    • Booth: We just stopped by to ask why.
      Detective Harding: Why?
      Brennan: That's what we came here to ask.

    • Booth: Voodoo -- who's gonna believe that stuff?
      Brennan: It's a religion, no crazier than…Well what are you?
      Booth: Catholic.
      Brennan: They believe in the same saints you do, in prayer… What they call spells, you call miracles. They have priests.
      Booth: We don't make zombies.
      Brennan: Jesus rose from the dead after three days. (Booth gives her a shocked look)
      Booth: Jesus is not a zombie! All right? Man, I shouldn't have to tell you that.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music: "Tipitina" by Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias (at the restaurant in New Orleans)
      "No Scratch Blues" by The Zydeco All Stars (at the restaurant, when Caroline joins Booth and Brennan to talk about the case)
      "Tee Nah Nah" by Buckwheat Zydeco

    • At the end of this episode, David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel appeared to speak about the tragic events of the hurricanes this past year and with a phone number for those who wanted to give donations.

    • Scott Lawrence appears in this episode as Sam. He was a notable character on the long-running military show JAG, playing Commander Sturgis Turner. His commanding officer in that show was Rear Admiral AJ Chegwidden, portrayed by John M. Jackson - also known as Deputy Director Cullen on Bones.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 13th, 2006 on TV3
      Norway: Thursday October 19th, 2006 on TV3

  • Allusions

    • Angela: You're hopping the Streetcar Named Desire with Booth? Oh, I love this.

      A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams set in New Orleans.

    • Booth: Hey Bones, howsabout while you're a murder suspect, how 'bout you act more like a normal woman and less like Lily Munster, k?

      Lily Munster was the mother/homemaker of the "creepy" sitcom family on the television show The Munsters which aired in the mid 1960's.

    • Booth: All right, great then we just toss the ring into the molten river and blah blah.

      This is a reference to the Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies which take place in a fantasy world where a hobbit named Frodo is the keeper of a mystical ring, who must complete his epic journey of destroying the ring while keeping it from the evil Sauron and his minions along the way.