Bones: Season 2, Episode 3

The Boy in the Shroud (13 Sep. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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When a tractor-trailer collides with a garbage truck, the skeleton of a 17-year old boy is found in the trash. A facial imprint from a shroud that wrapped the body helps identify the victim as a suburban honor student.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Kelly Morris
Alex Morris
Pamala Tyson ...
Fran Duncan
Kevin Duncan
William Bumiller ...
Mr. Crane
Mrs. Crane
Diane Child
Kim Staunton ...
Carter (as Scott Leavenworth)


An adolescent's corpse is found, decomposed but wrapped in a shroud and with a rose, in a Dumpster. It's identified as Dylan Crane, an honor student from a good suburban home who went missing three weeks earlier with his girlfriend, Kelly Morris, who is in foster care. Dylan died from a high fall. His parents assure the gang he wasn't suicidal, but admit they forbade his relationship with Kelly. Conversely, Morris's parents thought Dylan a good influence on her-- encouraging her to return to school--and their younger son, Alex. Food traces on Dylan suggest a Russian restaurant. Social workers Kevin and Fran Duncan show the squat warehouse where they saw the couple; a kid running away in Dylan's sweatshirt calls Kevin Duncan a pervert, he has a record. Brennan, once in foster-care, learns that experience shaped her inability to trust people, and remains defensive of Kelly despite rust and nail polish traces on the pipe Dylan got a blow from. Young Alex took a bus alone to tell only ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Suzanne Lawler: To feed into their Romeo and Juliet fantasy. Romeo and Juliet are the famous star-crossed lovers of the eponymous Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Forced by their families to separate, Juliet conceived a plan to escape so that they could be together, but the plan ended in death and tragedy. There are seven additional references to Romeo and Juliet in this episode: Hodgins quotes it, Zack identifies the quote, an inscribed copy of the play is at Dylan's shrine, Booth uses it to indicate Kelly & Dylan, Hodgins reveals the fact that the English Alba is suspected by historians of being the "Rose by any other name," and both Booth and Brennan use it when speaking of the rose. See more »


During the opening scene, just after Hodgins says the victim has been dead for 3 weeks, a fly is seen crawling around on the lens of the camera. See more »


Dr. Camille Saroyan: Booth, if Dr. Brennan were to quit...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What?
Dr. Camille Saroyan: If she were to leave the Jeffersonian...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Well, the squints would flee this institution like the French army.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: And you?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Well, I do as I'm ordered.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: No, you don't, Seeley.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Okay, here we go. What's going on, Camille?
Dr. Camille Saroyan: What if I fired her? What would you do?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I'm with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don't doubt it for a second.
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They find a dead teen in a shroud in a dump and the search is on
13 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The boy is found dead. His rich parents blame the girlfriend he has, a girl from foster care. Tempest and Cam clash on what needs investigated next and the "squints" let Cam know where she stands.

Tempest still doesn't relate to people outside of forensics but she is beginning to understand some of it with Booth's help. Both of them have "baggage" which was set up last season and now I think we will see much more examination and overcoming of that baggage.

I love "Bones" for all the forensics stuff but also for the interplay between the characters. One new interplay has started, one that is interesting and bears watching.

There was a song at the end that I loved and I want to know what it was and if it's available on CD. Can anyone tell me?

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