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The Doctor in the Photo is the ninth episode of the sixth season of Bones


Brennan gets a glimpse into her own life when the body of a brilliant and career-driven surgeon is found in a rough neighborhood with multiple fractures in her skull and no indication as to how or why she was there. While the team investigates the case objectively, Brennan struggles to separate her own life from the victim's as she perceives many parallels between them the more she learns about the victim's past. Meanwhile, evidence found at the crime scene brings the team closer to solving the case, but it's Brennan's unique perspective that propels her to retrace the final events of the victim's life. With the reassurance of a new friend and Jeffersonian security guard, Micah Leggat, Brennan makes a discovery about herself and learns a lesson about taking chances.


Main Cast[]

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

Featured Music[]

  • "When I Fall" - Lizz Wright
  • "Happiness" - Oh Darling


  • Both Francis Capra (the drug dealer Anthony Truxton) and Enrico Colantoni (Micah Leggat) have starred in the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV show "Veronica Mars."
  • This is one of the only episodes (possibly the only one) in which the killer's identity is not revealed.
  • Fans have speculated that Micah is just a figment of Brennan's imagination. In the director's commentary, Hart Hanson neither confirms nor denys whether this is true.
  • Dr Eames photo is not revealed until the end as the director's wanted to stay deeply rooted in Dr Brennan's perspective.
  • Throughout the episode, Dr Brennan's makeup gets less and less as she starts becoming more obsessed with the case.

I don't know what that means[]

When Angela asks, "What's the story, morning glory?"

  • She is referencing a verse from the song The Telephone Hour from the 1960's musical Bye Bye Birdie
  • She could also be referencing Oasis album by the same name that came out in 1995; this album was their break out album, propelling them into the mainstream. It was best selling album (in the UK) of the decade. 


  • "People assume that when you’re alone, you must be lonely. Like most assumptions, it’s erroneus." Temperance Brennan
  • "Ergo. Ipso-facto. Colombo. Oreo." Micah Leggat
  • "We don't actually fear death. We fear that - no one will notice our absense. That we will disappear without a trace." Adit Gadh

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