A decayed corpse found inside a fridge on a dump-site fits the description of missing girl Maggie Schilling, whose rich parents feel guilty for failing to give her personal attention before her kidnapping. Booth shifts the new fridge in her friends Scott and Mary Costello's apartment and thus finds they're an SM couple which explains the traces of handcuff-caused wrist fractures. Bones is delighted by a visit from her former lover and forensics professor Michael Stires, who is considering a job at Washington University. They enjoy jousting about the evidence and sharing her bed 'without strings', until Booth warns her Stires is also the expert employed by the Costellos' defense. At the trial, Bones is her usual arrogant, unintelligibly jargon-clouded self, which antagonizes every jury member despite rude but correct warnings from the US District Attorney's jury consultant. After a convincing but rather misleading performance from Dr. Stires, Booth gives the District Attorney the key ... Written by
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Joy Deaver (Alicia Coppola
) tells Brennan, about her delivery of expert testimony in court, "You're like Klaatu the robot up there," revealing an imperfect knowledge of _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_. In that movie, Klaatu (Michael Rennie
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Dr. Temperance Brennan
I'm sorry if that's difficult for you to understand, but what we have isn't traditional.
Don't talk to me about traditional, okay? I've dated circus people.
Performed by Mark Geary See more