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The Man in the Morgue 

Bones goes to New Orleans post-Katrina and becomes involved in Voodoo guided murder.


James Whitmore Jr.


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jonathan Adams ... Daniel Goodman (credit only)
Michelle Hurd ... Detective Rose Harding
Scott Lawrence ... Sam Potter
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Victor Togunde ... James Embry
Judd Trichter Judd Trichter ... Dr. Ryan Halloway
Kevin Rankin ... Mike Doyle
Colby Donaldson ... Dr. Graham Legiere
Giancarlo Esposito ... Richard Benoit
Tom McCleister ... Peter Lasalle


After hurricane Katrina, Bones spends her free days in devastated New Orleans helping to identify unearthed corpses, but wakes up in a puddle of blood with amnesia about a whole day, after a dinner with black orderly Sam Potter, a voodoo practitioner. Booth flies to her rescue; they find the "gris-gris", a chicken leg-preparation made by the black voodoo practiced by the evil red sect, found in the mouth of John Doe 361, whose X-rays she had sent to the Smithsonian (where Zack concludes he was murdered by bullet and/or crushing), was purchased from the last supplier by Dr. Grahama Legiere, whom she was helping. Then they find Legiere murdered bloodily. The unamused local police arrests Bones, Booth gets a local prosecutor to defend her. Soon more voodoo corpses appear... Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


The diner that they are eating in, in New Orleans is the diner that they start eating in, in season 2. See more »


In this episode, everyone calls Miss Julian "Carolyn" using a soft i sound (e.g. hit, bit). Throughout the rest of the series, she is known as Caroline, but it is always pronounced with a hard i sound (e.g. kite, bite). See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: What's that?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: What?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [gesturing at Dr. Brennan's pillow] THAT.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: [picking up gris-gris bag] Ew.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Another Voodoo dumpling?
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Referenced in TV Guide Special: Survivor Millionaires (2009) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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Believe in me
12 July 2016 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

Brennan is once again on vacation - working in a morgue in New Orleans to identify bodies from Hurricane Katrina. She wakes up beaten and bruised on her bathroom floor covered in blood. Booth rushes to her side to find out what's going on. He sticks with Brennan when it becomes apparent that she commuted a really, really ugly murder.

Some good things come out of the episode: 1. We are introduced to Federal prosecutor, Caroline, who we will see very often int he upcoming years (in fact, I believe she is still a part of the show in Season 11). 2. A seed is planted for the future relationship of Jack and Angela, a relationship that is still alive and well. 3. The bond between Brennan and Booth increases. Already, this early in the show, one can see a powerful bond between these two. As in a previous episode, people are beginning to recognize this bond that greater than friendship. They do double takes when coming into a room and observing them for only a moment.

The truth that is revealed to Brennan at the end is one of a deep trust and deep bond between the two, I believe. This is another one of those episodes that's often thought about when thinking on the romance of Booth and Brennan. It's well worth the watch!

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19 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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