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
Did You Know?
The name of the hotel where the little girl goes missing is 'The Hyperion'. In the TV show Angel, this is the name of the hotel that Angel, played by David Boreanaz
, lived in. 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
[after describing an argument she had with her daughter over a piano piece
But it seems very silly now.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
I Got Rhythm
Music by George Gershwin
and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ethel Merman See more