‘Bones’ Season 7: Vincent Nigel-Murray’s Memorial Revealed!

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:35 pm,

vincent nigel murray memorial brennan Bones Season 7: Vincent Nigel Murrays Memorial Revealed!

Following the heartbreaking death of beloved squintern Vincent Nigel-Murray (Ryan Cartwright) in the penultimate episode of Bones season 6, series creator Hart Hanson revealed that a memorial had been created for their fellow comrade in the Jeffersonian Lab.

Unfortunately, Mr. Nigel-Murray’s memorial has never made its way on the air – and with the birth of Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) baby soon approaching, the producers may not be able to find an appropriate time to reveal the beautiful remembrance that hangs on the laboratory wall.

Luckily, we have some photos from the set of Bones that reveal the wonderfully crafted memorial plaque in its entirety (see below). Hanging on a yet to be identified wall of the Jeffersonian (I’m sure Bones fans could help with the location), the bronze plaque appropriately states “In Memory of Vincent Nigel-Murray” above a picture of the fallen squintern. Below Mr. Nigel-Murray’s picture lay the words “Friend, Colleague, Scientist, Font of Fascinating Facts.”

While we still don’t know why the plaque was never shown on television, the fact that it was created in the first place is all that matters. In terms of characters on the series, one could say that Mr. Nigel-Murray was simply one of several rotating squinterns during the course of two seasons. Of course, Bones fans would never say such a thing.

Vincent Nigel-Murray was not only the fan favorite squintern, but his death was one of the most emotionally draining events on network television in recent years. His death was so impactful that we included him in our list of the 15 Most Shocking Deaths of 2011, where he bested several other critically acclaimed series on television.

Much more than shocking, Vincent Nigel-Murray’s death was honest to his character – which only made it that much more painful to watch.

We didn’t want you to go either, Mr. Nigel-Murray, but you exited the series in one of the most beautiful ways possible.

You can view Vincent Nigel-Murray’s memorial below: (click for larger version)


Bones returns Thursday, January 12 @8pm on FOX

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  1. You can see the plaque in at least 2 of the season 7 episodes that have aired for now, “The hot dog in the Competition” (7×02) and “the Prince in the Plastic” (7×03).
    It’s on the right wall close to the lab entrance glass door (on the left if you are on the lab platform).
    Granted that there was no close up, but it was there.

  2. Oh I’m so glad they did this. Bones has never made me cry till the episode Vincent got killed. It’s nice that the other characters and the creators of the show have something there to remember him.

  3. I want one to hang on my wall.

  4. I’m sure I’ll get blasted for this, but I NEVER liked Vincent Nigel-Murray, I found him to be ANNOYING at BEST, everytime he was on camera I either muted the tv or turned the channel altogether. I prefer Daisy over him, and SHE can be VERY irritating. Wendall is good, Clark is alright as well, heck I don’t mind Fischer all that much, but all and all I am a Zach Addy fan.

  5. When a character dies in a show you usually see a funeral and that’s it. Its nice to see them put up a memorial for Vincent. But they still need to find away to bring back Zach.

  6. when is bones season seven back on uk tv

  7. Zack used to be my favourite, but once he got locked up I found myself liking Vincent even more. There is a pretty simple way to reveal the plaque – have one of the characters (preferably Bones, but that’s just my opinion) stand in front of it whilst trying to figure something out. Another character (one of the less ‘squint-ish’ ones, like Booth or Angela) comes over, they start a conversation about how they miss him, then the first person figures whatever they were thinking about out. Ta-da, Vincent’s plaque is revealed and it helps them to solve a case.
    Also, if Zack ever comes back, it should have something to do with him giving Sweets permission to tell the others that he didn’t really murder the guy. He could get a re-trial or something and end up not having to jail at all, if he gets a good lawyer and the team prove he couldn’t have killed the guy.
    Yeah, sorry for the long comment, but Bones it just that cool.