Bones (2005–2017)
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The Man in the Outhouse 

A body is discovered in an outhouse. The victim is a host of show that exposes men's infidelities. Booth learns about Bones's dating situation.


Steven DePaul


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »




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
Carla Gallo ... Daisy Wick
Scoot McNairy ... Noel Liftin
Elizabeth Lackey ... Veronica Landau (as Lisa Lackey)
Jill Wagner ... Holly Markwell
Tim Griffin ... Pete Steckel
Michele Greene ... Amanda O'Rourke
Rob Boltin ... Jason DeFry
Brennan Elliott ... Mark Gaffney
Richard Gant ... Arthur Lang


The relatively new corpse found in the contents of an accidentally exploded outhouse is identified as Bill O'Rourke, star of a TV show that publicly exposes adulterous spouses, which provides a list of subjects with strong motives. Booth even enlists a stalker to tail Jim Dodd, who best fits the profile according to Sweets. Furthermore, studio politics and love life provide further suspects. Booth's doubts about Bones's polyandry with a man for sex and another for conversation prove founded. Lance gets a crush on overzealous forensic showoff-apprentice Daisy Wick. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

10 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Daisy Wick is introduced and she and Dr. Sweets meet in this episode See more »


The outhouse blows up because the trucker uses his lighter inside it. MythBusters already covered this - it wouldn't happen. Even in a modern, plastic outhouse, the gases can't concentrate enough to be explosive. It certainly couldn't happen in a decrepit wood outhouse that clearly isn't sealed well. See more »


Lance Sweets: Did you know that she was on a date?
FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth: Nah, it slipped my mind.
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References Meatballs (1979) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Bones has a boyfriend
22 July 2016 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

It's always fun to watch Booth when Brennan has a boyfriend. He is so jealous, it's funny. In this episode, Brennan has two boyfriends - one for physical satisfaction, and the other for intellectual satisfaction. Booth doesn't like either one. He enjoys when the two boyfriends meet, but the episode ends with a very enduring scene at the end that makes Sweets very, very happy. Yep, everyone knows what's going on!

We also meet Intern, Daisy. Daisy continues to be on the show in the eleventh season. In this episode, she is quite annoying, as are most of the interns in the beginning. She and Sweets connect right off and will continue to throughout the show.

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