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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 »

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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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Release Date:

10 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jimmy is in the interrogation room with Booth, Booth asks "What's the first thing you heard"? He says first was the pop of the enemy's AK, then all hell breaks loose. A year later, Aldis Hodge, plays on a episode of Supernatural: All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 1 (2007) coincidentally as a soldier also. See more »


Brennan picks up Jimmy's cigarette the first time she and Booth question him, ostensibly to use the residual cells for DNA testing. However, as military personnel, Jimmy's DNA would already be on file in the military's DNA database. 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 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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