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The Soldier on the Grave 

Booth and Brennan's investigation into the apparent suicide of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery may lead to a major military scandal.


Jonathan Pontell


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 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
Aldis Hodge ... Jimmy Merton
Matt Battaglia ... Captain William Fuller
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Peter Leferts
Mitch Longley Mitch Longley ... Hank Latrell
Stacy Hogue ... Private Jody Campbell (as Stacey Hogue)
Monnae Michaell ... Mrs. Marshall
Cyd Strittmatter ... Tina Kent
Eddie Allen ... Bradley Kent
Jasmine McNeal Jasmine McNeal ... Kiara Marshall


When Brennan and her team investigate the apparent suicide of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery, they discover it wasn't suicide but the murder of a soldier who served in Iraq. As Booth and Brennan pursue the murder investigation and interrogate the American soldiers the victim served with in Iraq, their investigation leads to many unanswered questions about the victim's military unit in Iraq and the actions they took while on patrol there. As more information about the case is uncovered, the clues indicate a potential military cover-up. The case brings back many memories for Booth of the horrors of war and elements of his own 'shady' past as a sniper are revealed. Written by Anonymous

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First mention of Booth's gambling problem. See more »


When Dr Brennan and Booth are looking at the ranger's headstone and Zack is in the background near the burned body, one of the headstones between them is swaying in the breeze. See more »


Jack Hodgins: Were you really mad before?
Angela Montenegro: Why? Because of your strident, paranoid ramblings?
Jack Hodgins: I'm guessing mad. Fair enough. Can I at least give you some material to read?
Angela Montenegro: You could try, but you'd walk funny for a week.
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References Air Force One (1997) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Bones & Booth were a bit irksome
14 March 2016 | by DCSassyQueenSee all my reviews

There was so many emotional and sensitive topics going on in this episode.

All I ready have to say is that I really do not like how judgey Booth can become of others.

Bones has been insensitive all season. I know people need to heard the truth, but know how to do it.

I just feel so sympathetic for the soldiers overseas. I know some of them can be corrupt, but not all of them are. It really bothered me that Bones felt that her input about soldiers was needed even though she does not have a clue as to what goes on overseas.

The episode was still a good one.

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10 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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