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The Headless Witch in the Woods 

The headless skeleton of a young man is found in a state forest. Brennan and Booth's investigation becomes entangled in the local legend of a woman who was decapitated as a witch in the 1780s and is said to still haunt the forest.

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... Temperance Brennan
... Seeley Booth
... Angela Montenegro
... Zack Addy
... Camille Saroyan
... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
... Will Hastings
... Brian Andrews
... Lori Mueller
... Nate Gibbons
... Ranger Doug Edison (as Terrell Clayton)
... Graham Hastings
... Nurse
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A forest ranger shows Booth and Bones the decapitated body of a young man found by hikers, at the site near talismans and killed in the way of the 18th-century legendary murdering witch Maggie Cinders, with an ax from her period, handle in an extinct birch species. It's missing film student Graham Hastings, found lying on his video camera, which recorded his panic with assistant Lori Mueller just before his bloody death. The project's surviving member, Brian Andrews, now gets the $30,000 film grant he originally lost out on against Graham and the co-production with their film professor Nate Gibbons is even selected for the Sundance film festival. Lori was quickly returned to institutional psychiatry. Graham's brother, Will Hastings, actually charms Bones. Dendrology allows Hodgins and Montenegro to identify the murder spot in the wood from Graham's elaborate video shooting, a scary task making her cuddle up to him. Lori may have found out her lover Graham was systematically unfaithful... Written by KGF Vissers

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29 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Joshua Leonard appears as a film professor (and a suspect). He was one of the filmmakers and stars of The Blair Witch Project (1999), the movie from which this episode seems to have been derived. See more »

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Dr. Jack Hodgins: What's with the music?
Angela Montenegro: It helps to muffle the screams so I don't pass out every few seconds.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Smart.
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Be the One
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Performed by Iain Archer, Rick Monroe & Susan Enan
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I know how to pick 'em!
15 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

A body is discovered in the woods. It soon becomes apparent that a group of young people were making a movie out in the woods using the legend of a headless ghost that goes around slaying people. Several people are held suspects, but in the end both Bones and Booth are hurt over who did it.

Bones is a bit upset when she learns that Booth and Cam are in a relationship. She and Booth have quite an intimate talk about why he didn't tell her. She starts flirting with the idea to get involved with someone involved in the case.

In the end, both Booth and Bones are hurt. Booth wants to give Bones a hug and finally convinces her by saying it's a "guy" hug. But it was anything but...In fact, I wish Cam had walked in right then and seen the embrace...

Another interesting episode with plenty of B&B commentary!


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