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The Doctor in the Den 

The murder of a doctor at a Wildlife Reserve gets a little personal for Cam, when the victim turns out to be a former paramour. Angela tries to go celibate to work on her relationship issues.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Dr. Maura Bailey
Mrs. Diana Annenburg
Nancy Lauder
Mrs. Jenkins


Rock Creek Wildlife Park keepers find their tiger is eating a large adult. He's identified as Cam's ex, Dr. Andrew Weldon, so she takes an exceptionally active part in this investigation. He was drugged and killed during a hospital benefit at that zoo, which Sweets reconstructs by hypnosis. Possible motives include Weldon's infidelity, his complex relationship with his daughter Michelle and his refusal to grant a major benefactor's gifted son Dr. Rick Annenberg a hospital post, which Rick didn't want. Written by KGF Vissers

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tiger | infidelity | hypnosis | tofu | vegan | See All (7) »


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Release Date:

2 April 2009 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only episode where Dana Davis played the role of Michelle Welton. In the later episodes the role was played by Tiffany Hines. See more »


When Cam is explaining to Brennan about the salt and pepper shakers, the bear she has is light in color and has its paws raised up by its face. When Cam is speaking to Michelle in the next scene, the shaker she reveals as her half is darker in color and has its paws lower down. When Michelle descends the stairs and places her shaker on the table next to Cam's, its the light colored one from the previous scene with Brennan. See more »


Angela Montenegro: Well there you go. He was playing the field and someone probably nicked him for it.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: How do you know?
Angela Montenegro: Because despite the fact that I would love to have my legs wrapped around one right now, men are awful.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: [Hodgins enters] Hey.
[the women glare at him]
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Whoa. What'd I do?
Dr. Camille Saroyan: You're a man.
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References Pinky and the Brain (1995) See more »


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Too much Cam and Angela, not enough Brennan and Booth
4 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The remains of a male are found in an animal den, and the remains are about as unpretty as this series has ever conjured up. I found the episode curiously weak, but maybe that's just me. Brennan seemed to play second fiddle in it to Cam, and I don't find Cam interesting enough to carry an episode. Also, we are subjected to Angela at her horniest and the horny Angela routine wore out its welcome a season or two ago. There is a really off-putting moment when the latest intern feels a need to introduce Angela, who has designs on him, to the guy's girlfriend. It should have been funny. It wasn't. Sorry to sound so sour, but this was not one of the series' better episodes, to put it mildly.

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