Bones: Season 2, Episode 7

The Girl with the Curl (1 Nov. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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When a girl's body is identified as a missing pageant queen, the investigation focuses on her parents.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jackie Swanson
Lisa Thornhill ...
Kristen Mitchell
Jeremy Farrell
Donna Farrell
Haley Farrel
Mary Gordon Murray ...
Charlotte Craft
Plant Supervisor
Dave Swanson


The team is particularly disgusted to find the corps of a 9-year old girl, almost completely decomposed after three months in a huge interstate water supply maze. It's Brianna Swanson, a long missing top contestant in beauty pageants for children, whose mother Jackie Swanson was so obsessed with winning that she not only resorted to adult make-up (the reconstruction looked about age 30) but also excessive diet, teeth bleaching, dangerous doses of growth hormone and even deliberate mutilation by a permanent, ever-tighter corset. There's a tape of the Jackie furious at Brianna's refusal to keep competing half an hour before her disappearance. The father, Jackie's ex Dave Swanson, is a roof worker, fitting the bitumen traces of which were found on the corps. Zack finds traces of post-mortem abuse. Jackie's alibi and her claim that Brianna loved competing are confirmed, Brianna was mean, insulted and stole from fellow contestants. Angela finally accepts to date Hodgkins, but only to get ... Written by KGF Vissers

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1 November 2006 (USA)  »

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The hotel from which the girl is taken is called the Hyperion, which is the same name as the hotel used as the base of operations in the series Angel (1999), also starring David Boreanaz. See more »


A character references Wanda Holloway, calling her the Texas cheerleader mom who took out her daughter's competition. Holloway tried to hire a hitman to kill the mother of her daughter's rival, not the rival herself, and no one was killed. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: So mom bound, starved, and drugged her?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: That's heartwarming.
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References Angel (1999) See more »


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