Bones (2005–2017)
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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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Temperance Brennan
... Seeley Booth
... Angela Montenegro
... Zack Addy
... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
... Daniel Goodman
... Jimmy Merton
... Captain William Fuller
... Peter Leferts
Mitch Longley ... Hank Latrell
... Private Jody Campbell (as Stacey Hogue)
... Mrs. Marshall
... Tina Kent
... Bradley Kent
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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10 May 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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First mention of Booth's gambling problem. See more »


Kent's rank is given as Private while after he is exhumed his Class A uniform has the rank of Corporal. See more »


Angela Montenegro: You have to think before you speak.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Why? I can say anything to you without thinking about it first.
Angela Montenegro: Yeah, men aren't like us. They're much more fragile and needy. The fact that they think we're the needy ones is a testament to our superiority.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Yeah. I guess I forgot.
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References Stagecoach (1939) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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12 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Dealing with the war is always a hard topic. In this episode, we have people speaking on both sides. Brennan speaks on both sides, but when it all comes to it, she lands on the side of booth. The conversation at the end of the episode draws Booth and Bones closer together. We get the sensitive side of both members of the team.

This story is pretty hard to swallow. We hope things like this don't really happen, but I suspect there's are worse things we don't know about...Dr. Hodgins is rather annoying, being so against the war and not even trying to understand the whys of this. Some reviewers hate Booth because he was a sniper. Never being in this situation, and can't judge the right or wrong of it all. But his stating that everyone dies a little bit is so profound!

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