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The Truth in the Lye 

A body is found in a tub filled with lye at a construction site, and Booth reexamines his feelings for his son's mother after they have a fling.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Gayle Seaver
Lila Turner
Chloe Daniels
Pete Valera
Ray Seaver
Nathan Dean ...


A man's body in a tub full of lye is hard to identify, except for its brittle bone disease and paternity. However it fits two sets of father and sibling cases: electrician Larry Turner has a daughter with teacher Lila Turner and Lawrence Seaver has a son, Ray, with Gayle Seaver. Apparently both mothers ignored his double life and bigamy. Meanwhile the team wonders about Booth's feelings for his own son Parker's mother, Rebecca Stinson, who rejected his marriage proposal. Chop sticks worn in a woman's hair point to a Chinese restaurant, where the wives met and discovered that "Larry/Lawrence" made a third woman, Chloe Daniels, pregnant, yet the trio claims Larry killed himself. Forensics shows he was shot in the head after dying on the construction site of bitterly dissatisfied customer Pete Valera, thus suspect #4. Written by KGF Vissers

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27 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Bones compares the substance that the body was immersed in to "domestic Charoses." Charoses, also spelled Charoset, is a combination of apples, nuts and wine eaten by Jews at Passover Seders. See more »


Booth says that the victim has a "living will" leaving all of his assets to one of his two wives. A living will does not serve to distribute assets after death; rather, it is a directive to medical personnel regarding treatment in the event of the patient's incapacity. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Are you sure this is the best time to tell them?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: After two days of nagging me, now you're getting cold feet?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I do not nag!
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Well, you know it's an anthropological inevitability for a woman to gossip and nag.
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14 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story itself is the age-old story of a man with too many wives. the killer isn't really shocking - another age-old story.

But one thing that I didn't like is that fact Booth slept with two different women in what appears to be one day. A man who is totally in love with Bones (though it's not played on for several seasons) will act out his sexual frustration (like one reviewer said, they don't want to risk losing what they have) on other women. But this just makes me cringe. I'm not a fan of Cam, so seeing them in bed together makes me sick to my stomach! He's acting all sexual here when really I don't see him that way at all...

I'm torn. There are two previous reviews of this story and I see this both ways. I'm leaning more to screaming "stop doing this to Booth now

  • this is not him!" But with the look Booth and Brennan shared at the

end, I can see why Booth ran into the arms of another past-lover...Perhaps to keep from doing what he really, really wants to do?

I also found it interesting that in all eleven seasons (so far) you never see Booth and Bones having sex. I think that's a big - and good - thing for this series. their relationship wasn't built on that act - their love goes much deeper. (the only sexual act we see is in an alternate reality episode).

So, like I said...I'm torn on this turn of events.

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