The Dentist in the Ditch

Season 5, Episode 13 -  Air Date: 1/28/2010
8 Ratings
Your vote: 5


When a human skeleton is discovered in the trenches of an old Civil War battleground, Brennan and Booth are called to the case. Despite the historical location, Brennan quickly identifies the bones as belonging to Dan Pinard, a present-day local dentist. While Booth investigates suspects, including the victim’s former boyfriend, Hodgins and lab intern Vincent Nigel-Murray work doggedly to clean the bones of a stubborn clay residue which is preventing the team from determining a cause of death. Meanwhile, Booth’s brother, Jared, returns from his travels with some suprising news.

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So don‘t hate me for saying this, but last night‘s episode, "The Dentist in the Ditch" was definitely not my favorite Bones episode by any means.  Compared to last week‘s episode, "The Proof in the Pudding" it just didn‘t compare, and I have to admit that I really was just not very fascinated by this case.  But hey, maybe that‘s just me.  What did you think of this episode?  Leave a comment below!   Anyway, in this episode, a body is found in a ditch by two men during a Civil War reenactment.  When it is taken back to the lab, Dr. Brennan is able to deduce that it was not a Civil War casualty; however, she is frustrated because the bones are encased in clay, and there is no easy way to get them out to learn more about what happened to the murder victim without damaging them.  Yet, after some progress made by returning intern Mr. Nigel Murray, Dr. Brennan is able to identify certain occupational markers on the victim‘s body, leading her to believe that he was a dentist.  Wasn‘t Vincent hilarious in his attempt to be praised by Dr. Brennan? 
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