Bones/The Man in the Morgue

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The Man in the Morgue
Season 1, Episode 19
Airdate April 19, 2006
Production Number 1AKY18
Written by Elizabeth Benjamin &
Noah Hawley
Directed by James Whitmore Jr.
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The Man in the Morgue is the nineteenth episode of the first season of Bones.

Starring: Emily Deschanel (Dr. Temperance Brennan), David Boreanaz (FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth), Michaela Conlin (Angela Montenegro), Eric Millegan (Zack Addy), TJ Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins), Jonathan Adams (Dr. Daniel Goodman) (credit only)

Guest Starring: Michelle Hurd (Det. Rose Harding), Scott Lawrence (Sam Potter), Patricia Belcher (Caroline Julian), Victor Togunde (James Embry), Judd Trichter (Dr. Ryan Halloway), Kevin Rankin (Mike Doyle), Colby Donaldson (Dr. Graham Leger)

and Giancarlo Esposito (Richard Benoit)

Co-Starring: Tom McLeister (Peter Lasalle), Noel True (Eva Benoit)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement




  • Pilot: In the list of unfavorable entries in Brennan's file, one says that she once shot an unarmed man. Murder suspect Ken Thompson was about to set fire to evidence, as well as himself and Brennan, when she shot him in the leg.


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • A Streetcar Named Desire: The famous play by Tennessee Williams is set in New Orleans.
Angela: You're hopping the Streetcar Named Desire with Booth?
  • The Munsters: A black-and-white sitcom, The Munsters dealt with the life of a family of horror movie monsters.
Booth: Hey, Bones, how's about while you're a murder suspect you, uh, act more like a normal woman and less like Lily Munster?
  • The Lord of the Rings: In J. R. R. Tolkien's original novel, as well as Peter Jackson's film adaption of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the One Ring, a magical artifact of great power, is destroyed when it falls into a lava stream.
Booth: Okay, great, then we just toss the ring into the molten river and blah, blah.

Memorable Moments