Season 1 Episode 13

The Woman in the Garden

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2006 on FOX
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Booth and Brennan are called in to investigate when a disinterred corpse is found in the back of a gang member's car. While he is being questioned, a drive-by shooting allows him to escape. Booth and Brennan follow the clues, which lead them to another empty grave as well as a wealthy senator's house, where the gang member used to work.


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  • There´s a change in Brennan and Booth

    I´m glad to have watched an episode about inmigrants without having them look like bad people. All the things the poor man had to do to avoid being deported and leaving his family behind.

    There´s a change in the Booth & Brennan partnership. It´s taken a different path at least on Booth´s side. He was terribly worried when he was told Brennan was in danger that he risked his own life by threatening that gang leader. But he know what was at stake, that scene gave me the chills. The look on Booth´s eyes when Brennan asks him where he was is priceless... of course he wasn´t going to tell her. I think it was important that Brennan almost begged Booth to stop scaring and pushing that poor woman into talk. She was beginning to change that cold attitude towards the others. LGmoreless
  • A hit is put out on Bones's life

    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. Bones and Booth are called in, when a dead body, which has been dug up, is found in the boot of a car. They then get shot at and as Booth protects Bones with his life, the suspect makes a run for it. Booth chases after the suspect and manages to catch up to him, but the suspect manages to slip away.

    They soon find out where the body was dug up from and we learn that another victim was also there, but that body is now also missing. We learn that the garden they were buried in is due to be excavated next week and that must be why the bodies have been moved. We soon learn that the female victim and the male victim were father and daughter. We learn that the female victim was called Maria and that she worked for a senator. She was also pregnant by the senator's son at the time of her death. When she was pulled off of a ladder and hit her head, thus causing her death. As the episode ends, Booth learns that a hit has been put out on Bones's life. He finds out what put the hit out and goes and threatens him. He tells him to call it off, or else Booth will kill him. Thus proving that he thinks of her more than a partner, more like a woman he has fallen in love with. We also learn that Bones has paid for the funeral of Maria and her father, and is upset with Booth when he arrives late. If only she knew that the reason he was late, was in order to protect her life.moreless
  • Good episode, but not the best. (spoilers)

    After last week this is disapointing. Are we supposed to believe that a geek like bones is gonig to beat up a gang leader? For real? maybe once and awhile they may get a lucky or even good shot in, but this type of action is REALLY getting old, or... are we supposed to believe, as Hollywood LOVES to do this, make all the 'gang leaders' and such so weak they can't defend themselves except against eachh other. They are in constant war, and we're supposed to believe their going to get their a**'s handed to them by any geek with a TV show? Ya! Rah! Cheer! Cheer! please... Constantly being bombarded by these unrealistic actions really adds up after awhile. The rest of the show was good and well written, for this series anyway.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show bones . bones and booth are at a scene were someone is arested and they finda body in the trunck. and then the person there question excapes due to a drive by. this causes them to invesgate and learn that he was just trying to bury his father and try to bury his sister . they learn his sister worked at senters house and did yard work and some house work and the guy that ran the program for the sentor found out that she was sleeping with the son of the senter and that the guy thought it was bad news when she was pregnat thing was he pulled her off the ladder and she was dead .this was a good epmoreless
  • A great episode!

    This episode was gang member related, and that's always exciting to watch. We get to see Brennan kick some ass, which wasn't really the smartest thing to do, but it was fun to watch. People just have got to know that you can't mess with Bones.

    But like I said it was a bad idea, cause the gangster, the leader of one of the gangs, was not happy with getting his ass kicked so he wants revenge and well kill her. Luckily Booth hears this, and he kind of 'promised' the leader that if anything happens to Bones, that he will shoot him. That really show how much he cares about her.moreless
David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Eric Millegan

Eric Millegan

Zack Addy

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Dr. Daniel Goodman

Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh

Sen. Alan Corman

Guest Star

Dey Young

Dey Young

Kate Corman

Guest Star

Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Logan Corman

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • David can be seen using a coffee mug with a Pittsburgh Steelers logo on it. This episode was likely filmed during the playoff series prior to the Steelers / Seahawks Super Bowl XL.

    • During the episode The Girl with the Graft, Brennan stresses to the killer how dangerous bone dust can be for someone's health. Yet in this episode, she is cutting up bone with Zack, both of whom have masks on, but continues to cut, with bone dust obvious whilst Booth is standing over them without a mask.

    • When creating the reconstruction, Angela states that Senator Corman is 6'1". However, he is quite obviously shorter than Booth, who himself is 6'1". Also, it is stated that Logan is 5'10", but he is obviously taller than Senator Corman and around the same height as Booth.

    • During the funeral, the man speaking refers to the victims as Maria Duarte and Augustin Duarte but the caption says Maria Vargas and Augustin Vargas.

    • The last time Booth and Brennan talk to Jose in the hospital, you can hear someone cough in the background right after Jose says, "It's all for nothing."

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Zack: This is interesting.
      Angela: Interesting or horrible? Because sometimes, it's the same thing with you.

    • (On Booth's trick to find out who pulled Maria off the ladder)
      Brennan: I can't believe that worked.
      Booth: Ah, psychology Bones, it's a very powerful force.

    • Brennan: (worriedly) Are you mad at me?
      Booth: No. But you know I could have gotten something back there if you hadn't gotten all mushy on me.
      Brennan: I was uncomfortable with…You always say I'm not a cop. You're right. Especially in a situation like that.

    • Brennan: This is the stuff that Booth is good at, the murky ways of the human heart.

    • Hodgins: There was also evidence of genetic material from a Franklinia alatamaha on his shoe.
      Booth: You're kidding. I'm in shock! Frankie Alabama? You don't say.
      Brennan: Did you hear what I said about sarcasm?

    • Hodgins: Look at this. The government bankrupts itself giving tax breaks to the rich so there's no money left to help these people with job training, educational resources, health care.
      Booth: Just look for a garden with the plant.
      Hodgins: Unless they land a job working for minimum wage that hasn't seen a hike in eight years.
      Brennan: That's for those who are here legally. The undocumented do a lot worse.
      Booth: What is this? NPR radio, huh? What, are you two running for office?

    • (Booth sitting in a car watching an alley way. He sees Ortez and jumps out of his car, runs up behind him and slams him into a wall)
      Ortez: What are you crazy? This is my neighborhood.
      Booth: You put a hit out on my partner?
      Ortez: She's not FBI.
      (Booth punches him in the face and puts his gun under Ortez's chin)
      Booth: I never said anything about FBI. She's my partner, ese? And if anything happens to her, I will find you and I will kill you. I won't think twice. Come here look at my eyes. (He cocks his gun and puts it in Ortez's mouth) Look at my face! If anything happens to her, I will kill you.

    • Brennan: Why did they call in the FBI to Little Salvador?
      Booth: Well you know, the car's got Virginia plates, across state line and then there's a suspected gang member and then there's Rico to deal with. Look Bones, do you really want to know?
      Brennan: No, I was just using it as an excuse to make conversation and reestablish our connection.
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: Well I read a book about improving work relationships. It's not fair to expect you to tell me everything.
      Booth: I appreciate the effort, Bones.

    • Booth: (To Bones) Let's just pretend that I'm the cop for a second, ok?

    • Hodgins: (To Angela and Brennan) I identified the type of wood in the weapon that killed Maria. (Looks at Angela and Brennan) Am I interrupting a female moment?

    • Angela: You beat up a gang leader?
      Brennan: Booth told you that?
      Angela: You did. You got into a fight with a gang banger!
      Brennan: You're mad at me?
      Angela: The guy is a killer Brennan!
      Brennan: Angela, relax we were in the FBI building.
      Angela: Look I know you're all about self reliance and fighting your own battles and standing up for yourself, but now as your friend, and knowing how much you hate psychology here: you need therapy.

    • Brennan: On my last trip to El Salvador…
      Angela: Yeah, I remember. I tried to get you to go to Italy, with me.
      Brennan: I was in a tent set up by one of the grave sites. I was working with the remains of a young girl, maybe 13. She'd been shot in the head and dumped into a well. This cop shows up and, he might have been a soldier it's not easy to tell. I thought he was there to guard me, but he told me to stop. When I refused he called in two others. They put a bag over my head and tossed me into a cell with dirt floor and no windows.
      Angela: For how long?
      Brennan Later I found out it was three days but I thought it was a week, maybe more. He came in everyday and made me believe I was going to die. He said that he was going to shoot me and toss me into a well and that no one would ever know who I was or what became of me. I promised myself if I ever had the chance I'd get even. That doesn't mean I need therapy.

    • Brennan: Booth, I don't think he murdered those people.
      Booth: You can tell if he murdered someone by looking at his x-rays?
      Brennan: He has the same genetic condition the two victims had, the Sternal Foramen. They're probably his sister and his father.

    • Angela: I finished the sketch of the woman. She was pregnant, starting over in a new country so, I gave her a smile. Made her look hopeful.
      Brennan: Thanks Angela.

    • Hodgins: In Pikeville, Tennessee the guy dug up the graves of all these people because he wanted to make sure their bodies were still there. They weren't.

    • Brennan: (Talking about the victim) She was religious. She should have had a casket, a proper burial, with her name on the headstone. We are going to find out who she is and we are going to give her that.

    • Brennan: Why would a gang leader cooperate?
      Booth: I'm gonna ask him really, really nicely, Bones.
      Brennan: You know that book I'm reading about getting along with your co-workers? It says that sarcasm is never helpful. I can lend it to you if you want.

    • Booth: Great, now he's ignoring us in two languages.

    • Booth: Oh, come on guys. Let's think of it as a puzzle. There's a missing piece.
      Brennan: I like puzzles. I find them relaxing. I just finished "The Anatomy Lesson" by Rembrandt.
      Booth: You're kidding, right?
      Brennan: No. What do you find relaxing?
      Booth: I restore vintage cars.
      Hodgins: I know what I find relaxing.
      Booth: Everybody finds what you find relaxing relaxing.

    • (Hodgins and Brennan high-five.)
      Booth: Ok, you two should do that even less than normal people.

    • Booth: Ok. Hodgins, suit up. You're coming with us. We're going to the barrio!
      Hodgins: Field work. Cool. Do I get a gun?
      Brennan: You can't arm Hodgins and not me.
      Booth: What is it with you people and the guns, huh?!

    • Hodgins: Typically, gravediggers are necrophiliacs looking for a little action.
      Angela: Um...ew.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Nada Es Para Siempre" by Elefante, (during the final scene)
      "Rey De Reyes" by Sporty Loco (during the opening scene)

    • The intro identifies the neighborhood as Columbia Heights, which is in Northwest DC. While most of the El Salvadorian community is a few blocks away in Mt. Pleasant or Adams-Morgan, Columbia Heights does have a large immigrant community and until a few years ago, a large community garden.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 2nd, 2006 on TV3
      Norway: Thursday September 7th, 2006 on TV3


    • The suspect in this episode is supposed to be part of a gang called Mara Muerte. This is a reference to a real, very dangerous gang called Mara Salvatrucha.