An adolescent's corpse is found, decomposed but wrapped in a shroud and with a rose, in a Dumpster. It's identified as Dylan Crane, an honor student from a good suburban home who went missing three weeks earlier with his girlfriend, Kelly Morris, who is in foster care. Dylan died from a high fall. His parents assure the gang he wasn't suicidal, but admit they forbade his relationship with Kelly. Conversely, Morris's parents thought Dylan a good influence on her-- encouraging her to return to school--and their younger son, Alex. Food traces on Dylan suggest a Russian restaurant. Social workers Kevin and Fran Duncan show the squat warehouse where they saw the couple; a kid running away in Dylan's sweatshirt calls Kevin Duncan a pervert, he has a record. Brennan, once in foster-care, learns that experience shaped her inability to trust people, and remains defensive of Kelly despite rust and nail polish traces on the pipe Dylan got a blow from. Young Alex took a bus alone to tell only ... Written by
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Suzanne Lawler: To feed into their Romeo and Juliet fantasy. Romeo and Juliet are the famous star-crossed lovers of the eponymous Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Forced by their families to separate, Juliet conceived a plan to escape so that they could be together, but the plan ended in death and tragedy. There are seven additional references to Romeo and Juliet in this episode: Hodgins quotes it, Zack identifies the quote, an inscribed copy of the play is at Dylan's shrine, Booth uses it to indicate Kelly & Dylan, Hodgins reveals the fact that the English Alba is suspected by historians of being the "Rose by any other name," and both Booth and Brennan use it when speaking of the rose. See more
(at around 28 mins) Hodgins enters and describes, to Booth and Saroyan, a rose that he is holding as an "English Alba Rose" a "climbing variety". While it is true that the English Alba Rose is a climbing variety the rose that Hodgins is holding is a long stem variety. See more
Dr. Camille Saroyan
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