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The Man in the Morgue 

Bones goes to New Orleans post-Katrina and becomes involved in Voodoo guided murder.


James Whitmore Jr.


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jonathan Adams ... Daniel Goodman (credit only)
Michelle Hurd ... Detective Rose Harding
Scott Lawrence ... Sam Potter
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Victor Togunde ... James Embry
Judd Trichter Judd Trichter ... Dr. Ryan Halloway
Kevin Rankin ... Mike Doyle
Colby Donaldson ... Dr. Graham Legiere
Giancarlo Esposito ... Richard Benoit
Tom McCleister ... Peter Lasalle


After hurricane Katrina, Bones spends her free days in devastated New Orleans helping to identify unearthed corpses, but wakes up in a puddle of blood with amnesia about a whole day, after a dinner with black orderly Sam Potter, a voodoo practitioner. Booth flies to her rescue; they find the "gris-gris", a chicken leg-preparation made by the black voodoo practiced by the evil red sect, found in the mouth of John Doe 361, whose X-rays she had sent to the Smithsonian (where Zack concludes he was murdered by bullet and/or crushing), was purchased from the last supplier by Dr. Grahama Legiere, whom she was helping. Then they find Legiere murdered bloodily. The unamused local police arrests Bones, Booth gets a local prosecutor to defend her. Soon more voodoo corpses appear... Written by KGF Vissers

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The first appearance of Patricia Belcher as Caroline Julian. See more »


There are 2 distinct types of voodoo practiced in New Orleans - Louisiana Voodoo and Haitian voodoo. The two types of voodoo and their beliefs are inconsistent throughout the episode. Secte Rouge is a part of Haitian voodoo. However, in Haitian voodoo, gris-gris bags are used for good, not evil. Bokors are Haitian voodoo sorcerers, however, bokors are not defined as "good" or "evil." This episode portrays all bokors as dark. Bokors are actually sorcerers for hire who can cast good or dark spells. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: How did I get away? Graham got killed, I got away. How did I do that?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know, Bones, all those things that Caroline mentioned - the martial arts, the shooting, the assaults - you're just the type of woman that fights. You know? Maybe they didn't expect it, maybe they thought some kind of magic could hold you.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: I don't believe in magic.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Exactly. You're a surprising woman, and that's sometimes enough to get away.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: [smiling at Booth] Why are you nice to me?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Because. Because they think they get away with...
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References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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voodoo hookum
12 July 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

This episode took me by surprise because its based on religious beliefs rather than facts ... it just doesn't correlate ... when the facts don't add up someone is not telling the truth ... wasting an episode to discover this was a complete waste of my time

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19 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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