Bones (2005–2017)
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The Doctor in the Den 

The murder of a doctor at a Wildlife Reserve gets a little personal for Cam, when the victim turns out to be a former paramour. Angela tries to go celibate to work on her relationship issues.


Ian Toynton


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Eugene Byrd ... Dr. Clark Edison
Dana Davis ... Michelle Welton
Rebecca Wisocky ... Dr. Maura Bailey
Linda Purl ... Mrs. Diana Annenburg
Audrey Wasilewski ... Trysta
Candice Coke ... Dr. Nora Oldhouse
Dru Mouser ... Nancy Lauder
Christopher Neiman ... Langston
Pamela Dunlap ... Mrs. Jenkins


Rock Creek Wildlife Park keepers find their tiger is eating a large adult. He's identified as Cam's ex, Dr. Andrew Weldon, so she takes an exceptionally active part in this investigation. He was drugged and killed during a hospital benefit at that zoo, which Sweets reconstructs by hypnosis. Possible motives include Weldon's infidelity, his complex relationship with his daughter Michelle and his refusal to grant a major benefactor's gifted son Dr. Rick Annenberg a hospital post, which Rick didn't want. Written by KGF Vissers

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tiger | infidelity | hypnosis | tofu | vegan | See All (7) »


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2 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The paired salt and pepper shakers are a Van Tellingen Hugging Bears set from the 1940s and 1950s. Ruth Van Tellingen Bendel ( a successfull children's book illustrator ) designed the innovative and popular line of Hugging Shaker sets for The Regal China Company. See more »


When Cam is explaining to Brennan about the salt and pepper shakers, the bear she has is light in color and has its paws raised up by its face. When Cam is speaking to Michelle in the next scene, the shaker she reveals as her half is darker in color and has its paws lower down. When Michelle descends the stairs and places her shaker on the table next to Cam's, its the light colored one from the previous scene with Brennan. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: It's been ten years, people move on. I mean, it's just a relationship that didn't work out.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: It's a family, Seely. *Family* that didn't work out.
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References Pinky and the Brain (1995) See more »


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Too much Cam and Angela, not enough Brennan and Booth
4 April 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

The remains of a male are found in an animal den, and the remains are about as unpretty as this series has ever conjured up. I found the episode curiously weak, but maybe that's just me. Brennan seemed to play second fiddle in it to Cam, and I don't find Cam interesting enough to carry an episode. Also, we are subjected to Angela at her horniest and the horny Angela routine wore out its welcome a season or two ago. There is a really off-putting moment when the latest intern feels a need to introduce Angela, who has designs on him, to the guy's girlfriend. It should have been funny. It wasn't. Sorry to sound so sour, but this was not one of the series' better episodes, to put it mildly.

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