Bones (2005–2017)
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The Knight on the Grid 

The Gormogon killer strikes again, and his next play is a little close to home. Russ returns to face a parole violation when his girlfriend's daughter takes a turn for the worse.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Archbishop Stephen Wallace
Judge Watkins
Joyce Hewitt
Gormogon's Apprentice
Parole Officer Erica Davis

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Construction workers find a rat-eaten, naked, stabbed body. The knee-caps were surgically removed, and sent by mail to Bones, loaded with Gormogon (extinct secret cannibalistic society) clues. It's Douglas Cooper, vicar-general of Washington D.C.'s archbishop Stephen Wallace, on sabbatical to write an esoteric book on pagan rites and early Christianity. The anti-masonic Gormogon symbolism spells an incredibly complex clues cascade Zach relishes in, and reveals the work of a second, much older killer, who apprenticed the dead one. Booth brings in Sweets, who proves smart and helpful in the ensuing, dangerous battle of wits. Written by KGF Vissers

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20 November 2007 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Temperance reads to Hayley, it is from the end of Chapter 1 of 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett. See more »


Brennan & Booth assure the Archbishop several times that only a part of the victim's body was cannibalized (the knee caps to be added to the silver skeleton), yet in "Bones" (2005) {The Widow's Son in the Windshield (#3.1)}, the skull of the violinist was eaten, even though only his left pinkie finger was used in the skeleton. However they don't directly say that just the victim's kneecaps were eaten, only that part of him was. See more »


Ray Porter: How stupid do you think I am?
Dr. Temperance Brennan: At the moment, very, very stupid.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »


Bones End Theme
Composed by Peter Himmelman
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Creepy Episode
19 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very creepy episode, mainly because I've watched these once and know who the new apprentice is. It shows a flash of him at the end. I actually paused it to see, and...well, let's just say that it does look a lot like him. But there is absolutely no hint that it is him...

And Booth's shooting at the end. I think he's pretty much mad at everyone - including Brennan - so I'm not sure who he was thinking about when he was target practicing.

We also see Brennan kiss Booth - on the cheek. Booth is obviously affected by this as he tries to quickly recover from it...

This is the second actual Gormogon story (you can count it the third if you ant to include the episode where they name him). I believe there is one more story - the finale where everything's revealed and it is really, really, really bad!!!

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