After Howard Epps orchestrates an escape from his penitentiary, he starts picking off the Jeffersonian team one by one and taunting Brennan with clues to save them.

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Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
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When Booth takes Bones to jail for the identification of a corpse badly damaged in a prison fire, she and Zach find it's a fireman's, made to resemble that of the cell's inmate, serial murderer Howard Epps (see episodes The Man on Death Row and The Blonde in the Game). Howard has escaped, calls the Jeffersonian and makes good on his threats, giving word pun-clues but keeping ahead and getting to various members of the team or their loved ones, such as leaving a victim's severed head in a fridge with a hidden explosive charge releasing a mysterious, potentially fatal poison during the autopsy or proving he can approach Booth's kid son Parker at the playground, the best way to terrify a devoted heroic father. Booth tries to put the pressure on Howard by arresting his disgusting fat, abusive mother Marianne Epps, with whom he has a mutually sick relationship, but the cruelly clever chain of dangers continues, right to the last surprise act... Written by KGF Vissers

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The character of Dr. Camille Saroyan was originally only supposed to be on 6 shows and was going to die, but they liked her character and decided to keep her on the show. See more »

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Brennan claims to have purchased her revolver "at the mall". Until May 2007, the District of Columbia had an outright ban on all handguns, and there is no way she could have purchased one there. Also, it is virtually impossible for a non-law enforcement officer to acquire a carry permit in D.C. See more »

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Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Yeah it's pretty big, right. Bigger than the one you have.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Excuse me, it's not the size that matters. It's how you *use* it.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Well I think size is pretty important.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: The point is you shouldn't have a gun in the first place.
Angela Montenegro: If you do have one, bigger is always better.
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What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?
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