Bones (2005– )
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The Man on Death Row 

A condemned man's lawyer makes a last minute appeal to Bones and Booth to re-examine his case. After looking over the evidence, they determine that the man may not be guilty.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Dr. Daniel Goodman (credit only)
Amy Morton
Larry Carlyle
David Ross
Ken Wright
Joan McMurtrey ...
Mary Wright
Sid Shapiro (as Heavy D.)
Judge Cohen
Troy Pruit


An old acquaintance of Booth's, defense attorney Amy Morton, persuades him to ask a favor of Bones. The team examines the forensics of her new client Howard Epps, who is on death row with two days left after a failed final appeal. Anomalies, notably on the victim's remains, reveal alternative suspect David Ross, who admits having had consensual sex with the victim. Booth and Bones persuade FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen and Judge Cohen to give them time and means to pursue every possibility, but they ultimately unearth another grueling reality... Written by KGF Vissers

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22 November 2005 (USA)  »

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The first appearance of Howard Epps. See more »


(at around 53 mins) you can see the boom mic operator's shadow in the glass of the picture hanging on the wall at the Judge's house. See more »


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The One With The Man On Death Row...
15 May 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I like this episode. It's completely different from everything else we've seen so far. Granted, that is only six episodes, but still. I like how they change the way the show is slightly, for a great episode.

In this episode, an old acquaintance of Booth, who is a defense attorney, asks him to ask Bones a favor. The team is asked to investigate her newest client, Howard Epps, who is on Death Row, and only has two days to live. They have to determine in this man deserves to die or not.

Fun Fact: Booth says that the legal age of consent for sex is 18 in Washington D.C. However, in thirty states (including D.C.) the legal age is 16.

Best part of the episode: Nothing in particular.

Worst part of the episode: Nothing in particular.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.

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