Bones: Season 4, Episode 21

The Double Death of the Dearly Departed (20 Apr. 2009)

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While attending a coworker's funeral, Brennan realizes that he was murdered rather than dying of natural causes and begins covertly investigating his death.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Franklin Tung
Helen Reilly
Anne Reilly
Barney Reilly
Amy Valeska
Erin Miller
Dr. Jonah Amayo
Traci Nishimura


While attending the wake of a coworker who reportedly died of natural causes, Bones notices something that causes her to believe he was actually murdered. But a judge will not allow her to confirm her suspicions. Now they must covertly investigate his death. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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When Angela is questioning Booth about the disappearance of Hank's body, she incorrectly refers to the casket as a coffin. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: When I inevitably drop dead before you. I'd like you come out and spend some time and talk to me every once in a while.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I'll feel foolish knowing you can't hear me.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Promise.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: ...I promise.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Hey, there you go. Huh? You agreed. I didn't think you would agree. Now, why did you agree?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I believe that if I pretended you were still here. I would feel better for a moment. Also speaking to you would require me to figuratively look at myself through your eyes, again temporarily. And I think that would make...
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21 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brennan and the gang attend the funeral of a Jeffersonian colleague, only to realize he was murdered (this involves Brennan doing something to the corpse in its casket, while dozens of mourners mill about). To make sure she's right, they spirit the body back to the Jeffersonian for a closer look, just hours before it is due to be cremated. Highlights of this lunatic episode: Multiple -- and I mean multiple -- suspects, Booth singing and dancing to "Swing Low" and Sweets, momentarily left in the dark as to what's going on, having a very funny exchange with the funeral director, who has been left to guard the empty coffin from prying eyes. A great episode.

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