Season 1 Episode 16

The Woman in the Tunnel

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 22, 2006 on FOX
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Brennan and Booth stumble upon a subterranean world of homeless people when they find the remains of a filmmaker in the ventilation shaft of an underground tunnel.

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  • We go into the world of people who live in tunnels

    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. In an underground tunnel, the remains of a woman are found and so Bones and Booth are called in to investigate. Soon Bones sees someone in the tunnel, and runs after him, but loses him after Booth chases after her. Soon learn that the victim, Marni was a documentary film maker, and we learn that she was dead before she fell. Before too long, Booth and Bones think that they have found the killers, but now cant track them down. They head off into the tunnels in search of the treasure and the killers. They son track down the killers, and find them trying to remove the treasure. As they are being handcuffed one of them attacks the other one, knowing that his so called friend, killed his ex, all over money and gold.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of bones. bones and booth and zack go down to a shaft below the city to find this women that was killed. and they see a man. they go back up to investagate and they contact the mans wife. to tell him the information. and they learn at first he was going to get married. then they go down to investgate were she was doing the documentry which they learned from the future husband. and they come across all these homeless people and bones sees the man that she saw running from the body. and they question him and find her vidoe camra and other stuff. and they take him in.for question and learn that he was soldiger that went down there due to the fact he could not handle killing people . and they learn that he told her to stay away after he gave hersomething. they go and question the hikers that gave her lessions and find out she was sleeping with one of them and they said that they had never been down there at all. and they get the man to bring them were the boarder is. and they find a coin shape thing. they bring it back and they find otu its apart of treasuer and the they find out that the hikers lied after being down there due to a new video was found by the future husaband. and they decide to go under the city find the treasuer and the hikers trying to steel it and they arest him and this was a good ep i thought.moreless
  • Amazing episode.

    Wow, I honestly didn't know that those mole people actually exist. I like the fact that Brennan sort of stood up for them, when Booth thought that they were all crazy.

    When they arrest the leader of those people because they think he knows more than he is telling him, which is correct but he did not kill her, and he explains why he chooses to live that way, it actually makes sense to me. I don't think those people are crazy, just because they chose to live different then us. I mean I would never want to live that way, but if it makes those peoples happier, then why not.

    I liked the ending, where Booth also learns that those people are not crazy.moreless
  • Focus of the story: the forgotten people in the tunnel.

    When all's lost and heart's filled with grief, where do you go? Apparently there's a lot of people living beneath the city, in the tunnels. Here, they take repreive of whatever's haunting them in reality. This i find a particularly informative episode for me. These people made these choices to live in the dark but they still have respect for life despite the greivances they did or faced in their past. We meet one of the leader of the tunnel who knew about the lost treasure (pieces of USA civil history) that caused the death of the girl who did a documentary on it.

    Thou it's easy to guess the culprit, i like following the storyline and obvious from this review, i like the insight to the tunnel people that Bones taught Booth to respect.moreless
  • Review

    I thought that the beginning of the episode stared off very slow for what I expect out of the series. Usually the middle part of the episode drags and the beginning and the end are the most interesting parts. This episode just seemed to get more interesting as it went on. Booth and Bones didnt really have a lot of good on screen connection that they are used to getting, but the entire show cant always be based around them. How they found the killers was a little weak, with them watching the documentary and finding the two guys, I just would have liked it had the team made the connection between the dead woman and having her get killed with a climbing tool, and having them founjd out that way. Overall though, I though the episode was pretty good, one of the average episodes of the season - kept me entertained though most of it.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Booth: Ten-four, Tac Team Three.
      Brennan: Okay, I bet tick-tock team is here, two levels above us.
      Booth: Don't call them tick-tock team, okay? They're Tac Team. It's short for tactical.

    • Goodman: This fellow knew where something of value was being stored.
      Hodgins: Came down with an accomplice.
      Goodman: Hm-mm.
      Hodgins: I apologize. I have been hanging about Booth way to much.
      Bones: It's a valid hypothesis. No doubt one of many.
      Zack: They argued. One killed the other for the treasure. Doesn't that mean the vault will be empty when we find it? Oh, my God. They got me too.

    • Helen: Harold is afraid of the world, why do you think he lives underground?
      Brennan: Penance.
      Booth: (looks at her surprised) What?
      Brennan: You catch murderers to pay off your penance, Harold lives underground.

    • Brennan: Maybe you could try the "Hey, we're brothers in arms" thing on him.
      Booth: Ok, that, what you just said right there Bones, that was cynical. It was glib and cynical.
      Brennan: (earnestly) Really?
      Booth: Yes. Really. I know what that guy has been through.
      Brennan: You killed a pregnant woman who was holding a child?
      (Booth looks uncomfortable and doesn't answer for a while)
      Booth: Look, if you really wanna know what I've done I'll tell you, but you better be ready for the truth. (Brennan looks at him and then looks away without answering) Good choice, Bones.

    • Booth: You ever see Treasure of the Sierra Madre? It doesn't matter whether the treasure is mythical or not. People will still kill if they think it exists.
      Brennan: It did exist.
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: In the movie it's gold dust. People didn't think it exists so it blew away. But it did exist.
      Booth: But no one got it is the point. All of a sudden you know a movie.
      Brennan: Everybody knows that movie.

    • Angela: Brennan, I understand that this is what you do when things get too close to home, you get all analytical and academic.

    • Booth: Kyle hit the Duke, in the crypt, with the candle stick.
      (Booth and Dr. Goodman burst into laughter)
      Dr. Goodman: That's very good! Very good!
      Booth: Right?
      Brennan: What? What's the joke?
      Booth: Clue.
      Brennan: What clue?... what clue!?
      Booth: Unbelievable Bones!
      (Angela walks in)
      Angela: What's funny?
      Brennan: I have no idea.

    • (Booth picks up a piece from the remains Hodgins is examining)
      Booth: What's this? A lucky quarter?
      Hodgins: This could be the missing piece from Marny Hunter's skull.
      Booth: Witty!

    • Brennan: Can I just have a gun? At least until the reinforcements get here.
      (Booth hands her his ankle gun)
      Booth: Here, it's not for shooting rats, it's for shooting psychos with climbing axes.

    • (Booth and Brennan find a corpse being eaten up by rats)
      Brennan: May I borrow your gun?
      Booth: Why do you want my gun?
      Brennan: I'm not going to shoot anyone, I promise.
      Booth: Not a hammer or anything?
      Brennan: We've been working together for months Booth, a little trust would be nice.
      Booth: (handing his gun to Brennan) Careful.
      Brennan: Yeah (Brennan shoots some of the rats) Now they'll eat each other and leave our remains alone.
      Booth: (slightly annoyed) You know, you do know I have to file a report with the review board each time I discharge a round from my weapon?!

    • Brennan: (being lowered down a long dark tunnel) I've done plenty of climbing, these lines have load tolerances that are more than adequate.
      Zack: What about shock tolerance? The rope jerks, pounds feet of kinetic energy increases, and snap, we fall to our death.
      (the ropes jerk and they scream)

    • Angela: (To Brennan) More and more of your work is outside of this lab running after bad guys. Just promise me you'll be careful.

    • Dr. Goodman: Inductive, reductive, or deductive?
      Brennan: Deductive.

    • Brennan: So what do we do? We just wait?
      Booth: No we, uh, reconnoiter.

    • Harold: Her eyes are dead. She sees you and she doesn't at the same time.

    • Angela: Running after a murderer in the dark is not being an observer.

    • Hodgins: Why are missing pieces always the size of quarters? Why are tumors always the size of grapefruits?

    • Angela: I don't know how to talk to crazy people, unless I'm dating them.
      Brennan: I'm not sure he's actually clinically insane.
      Angela: Ok, I don't know how to talk to people who live underground and who might have tossed a documentary film maker down a hole.

    • (Booth and Brennan are in the process of apprehending two suspects)
      Booth: Bones, give me your gun, get the restraints out of my belt and put them on Kyle. (Brennan tosses Booth's ankle gun into his front pocket) That's not cocked is it? Because where that's pointed—
      Brennan: You're safe.

    • Booth: Harold said he was afraid of a blonde.
      Social Worker: How do you know it wasn't Charlize Theron?
      Brennan: Who's that?
      Booth: An actress, she's being sarcastic. (to the Social Worker) Thank you for your help. (back to Brennan) You know, you amaze me, you know Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but you don't know Charlize Theron. You know who you are? You're my grandmother.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Booth: Kyle hit the Duke with the candlestick in the crypt. (Booth & Goodman laugh)
      Brennan: What? What's the joke?
      Booth: Clue.
      Brennan: What Clue?

      Booth is referring to a popular board game (called "Clue" in the US and "Cluedo" in the UK) where the players have to work out who killed Mr. Boddy (or Mr. Black depending on the version) with what weapon and in what room of his mansion, using a limited set of who, what and, where cards.

    • Booth: You know Treasure of the Sierra Madre but you don't know Charlize Theron.

      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is the name of a 1948 movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

    • The documentary about underground tunnels and the society found within bears a strong resemblance to Dark Days, a documentary by Marc Singer.

    • LeMat

      A Civil War repeating pistol designed by Jean Alexander Francois LeMat, a French gun designer who was also the son-in-law of a Confederate major. To increase the revolver's military utility, LeMat built a 9 shot, .44 caliber cylinder, giving it three extra shots and more punch than the .36 caliber Colt. The LeMat revolver is most often remembered, however, for the 10th shot. LeMat put a second barrel under the normal .44 caliber barrel, around which the cylinder revolved. This second barrel was a single shot, .65 caliber 18 gauge shotgun - short, with very little range, but a nasty weapon up close, effectively a sawed off shotgun hidden in the middle of the pistol.

    • Rangers

      The 75th Ranger Regiment, also known as the United States Army Rangers, is a Special Operations Force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), with headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia. The Regiment is a flexible, highly trained and rapidly deployable light infantry force with specialized skills that enable it to be employed against a variety of conventional and special operations targets. Their motto is "Rangers lead the way!"

    • Tenth Special Forces Group

      The 10th Special Forces Group was activated June 1952. It is assigned to the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command located at Fort Bragg, N.C. The group trains for and conducts combat, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, and foreign internal defense missions.