Bones: Season 1, Episode 9

The Man in the Fallout Shelter (13 Dec. 2005)

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While the gang is quarantined in the lab for Christmas, they search for clues to solve the mystery of a skeleton found in a fallout shelter.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Sid Shapiro (as Heavy D.)
Angela's Dad (as Billy F Gibbons)
Mr. Addy
Lisa Pearce (as Christina Copeland)


Two days before Christmas Angela, who is dressed as an elf, wants everybody to join her for a Chistmas party. Bones seizes his only chance of escape when Booth gives her the kind of present he knows she likes. The present: a 50 year old corpse found in the atomic fallout shelter of a building where Congress lodges guests! When the bones are sawed open, a fungus causing life-threatening valley disease is unknowingly released. Hodgins takes his mask off to drink eggnog and everybody is subsequently quarantined indefinitely. They learns more about each other's personal backgrounds, notably that Booth has a 4 year old son, Parker, but no parental rights and Bones' parents disappeared on Chistmas Eve. Angela is determined to celebrate Christmas even though she's locked-up and exchanges hand-made gifts, with her relatives coming visit her behind glass. Meanwhile the corpse is fairly easily identified as a white-collar white man Lionel, who hoped to get married in Paris to his -illegal- ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Booth, Brennan, and Dr. Goodman are sitting on the catwalk discussing a case. Angela comes on scene and talks to them from downstairs. This prompts Brennan to get up and leave. Yet when the frame goes back to Angela looking at Booth and Dr. Goodman, you can still see Brennan sitting to the right. See more »


Dr. Jack Hodgins: I got into the decontamination shower with Zack. Haven't I been through enough hell?
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References How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) See more »


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Everyone is stuck in the lab at Christmas.
3 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Its my favourite episode of the first series and is very funny and emotional. I love all the parts where booth is stoned however it is also quite series as you learn more about the characters families and past as well as some of Brennan's memories of Christmas. My favourite scene is at the very end when Brennan opens her Christmas present from here parents for the very first time. I also like it when the exchange presents from their secret Santa's, as it is the first time there is a small connection between Hodgins and Angela. (I'm also very happy there was a firefly comment since i am a huge fan.) Its a good episode that is both sad and happy at the same time.

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