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The Man in the Fallout Shelter 

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:
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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13 December 2005 (USA)  »

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First appearance of both Billy Gibbons and Ty Panitz, who play Angela's dad and Booth's son Parker respectively. See more »


When Dr. Brennan is looking at her microscope, Booth approaches her and takes one of the photographs next to the microscope and turns it face down. After the close-up shot of Brennan, the photo is shown face up. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: What are those little tiny lights dancing on the ceiling?
Dr. Daniel Goodman: For the third time, those are minute firings of neurons on your optic nerve due to your reaction to the anti-fungal cocktail.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Wow, whoa. They're beautiful.
Dr. Daniel Goodman: You are stoned, Agent Booth.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [laughs] Oh, good. Let's hope it lasts long enough to keep this from being the worst Christmas of my life.
[... ]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What are those little lights on the ceiling again?
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Very emotional
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode made me cry! We learn so many sad details about Brennan and see just how alone in the world she really is. She has her co-workers, but other than that she has nothing. We see her cry several times in this episode and we watch as she walks off alone while the others enjoy their Christmas with each other.

We also learn about Booth's family. Everyone introduces their sig others (Since Hodgins is the only remaining member of his family, we see his girlfriend in a bizarre way.

There is one pretty intimate moment between B & B, but he's half stoned from medication, so I guess we can't put much stock into that one...This is probably one of my favorite episodes from season 1 (and I think I've said that already on a different episode)

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