There was an unexpected zombie kill on this week’s episode of Bones (Double Death of the Dearly Departed 4x21). Dr Brennan, Agent Booth and ...

Zombie Kill of the Week: Bones

There was an unexpected zombie kill on this week’s episode of Bones (Double Death of the Dearly Departed 4x21). Dr Brennan, Agent Booth and the gang are invited to the funeral of Dr. Hank Reilley, a premier researcher at the Jeffersonian Institute. Brennan suspects foul play when she discovers post mortem bruising on the doctor’s abdomen. Without an injunction to seize the body and the doctor’s cremation only hours away, Booth and Bones hijack the body to solve a suspected murder.

As it turns out the good doctor was poisoned with tetrodotoxin, a substance derived from puffer fish that causes a death like paralytic state and has been argued to be the scientific basis for zombie-ism.

Apparently dead from a heart attack, Hank’s body did not undergo an autopsy and he arrived at the funeral home in a comatose state. It was when the undertaker proceeded to embalm the body that a nervous spasm caused Hank to open his eyes and sit up on the slab. Seized by panic and thinking the dearly departed was a real zombie, the undertaker stabbed him numerous times in the chest, causing his double death.

“Those zombie movies can really warp you”—Franklin Tung, the undertaker

2 comments:

  1. Ha! That's awesome! I usually avoid TV like the plague. Is this a good show?

    BTW, thanks for the quote and link to the site. :)

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  2. You're very welcome Cortez. Honestly the show can be hit and miss for me and there is not a lot on TV that I love to watch. Check out some episodes on Hulu to see if it's your cup of tea.

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