Bones: Season 1, Episode 6

The Man in the Wall (15 Nov. 2005)

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Bones and Angela's night out goes bad when Bones kicks someone into a wall and reveals a mummified corpse and a bag of methamphetamines.

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Just when Angela has finally managed to make Bones take a night off to visit Randall Hall's hip-hop club, her pedantic comments cause customers to pick a fight, in which she knocks over a wall behind which a mummified body is found next to a bag of speed- it's DC's missing rap disk jockey Roy Taylor, alias DJ Mount, who inhaled cocaine while trapped for weeks, which now renders both forensic experts accidentally high. Booth finds Mount's deadly music rival is Rulz DJ, working at that very club; father Taylor assures him his boy was a model student and clean. Autopsy shows Mount's fatal overdose was enforced upon him, also behind the wall is the belly-button marked 'luv Rulz', which the DL says is his ex Eve Warren's, who left him for Mount but left her daughter Maya with her brother George Warren weeks ago. Booth learns from an undercover FBI colleague that Halls is the second identity of a former (?) drug dealer and finds the sales-inducing prospect of some jail time is enough for ... Written by KGF Vissers

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This episode marks the last time that we see Booth in a relationship for about a year, when he sparks things up again with Dr Cam Saroyan in "The Truth in the Lye". See more »

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When first discovered behind the wall, the mouth of the mummy is shown closed, almost clenched; but when laid out for display in the lab, the mouth is very much open and rounded. See more »

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Special Agent Seeley Booth: When was the last time you got away?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Got away from what?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [sighs] Well Bones, you know... because what usually happens to me... I think about not coming back
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Seriously?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [stands to leave] yeah, you know... You go with someone, you joke about not going back to your real life, the two of you laugh.
[walking to leave]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: But when you're alone... the world is full of possibilities...
Dr. Temperance Brennan: See you next week
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Bones:The Man in the Wall
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Brennan and Angela discover the mummified corpse of a dead Deejay, asphyxiated with Meth and hit across the skull with some sort of blunt object. This leads Booth and Brennan their investigation into the hip hop world as its possible that the one responsible could've been a record producer(who owns the club where the body was found), a rival with a newly built studio(where a body is found buried under a cement floor), and a girlfriend who is missing. Bokeem Woodbine and Morris Chestnut both have supporting parts as club owner and security respectively(Chestnut is actually an undercover agent and has a nice exchange with Booth over how to keep his role intact without giving away his disguise). Booth's relationship with Tessa takes a turn for the worse when a plan to go on vacation to Costa Rica is disrupted when she gets cold feet at the possibility of "moving to the next level", her commitment not a strong as Seeley's. This episode includes a touching scene where the murdered deejay's father visits Booth in his office over the importance of cleansing the victim's soiled name in the press and Brennan establishes that she enjoys hip hop music. Her scene at the beginning describing African American music in tribal terms and the high to a shower of Meth which goes up when the burial wall is kicked in are amusing moments which break the ice because this is ultimately a tragic story of denied love and a potential successful future squandered.


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