Bones: Season 3, Episode 14

The Wannabe in the Weeds (12 May 2008)

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Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of an aspiring singer, and Booth attracts a groupie.

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A man's corpse is found in a field, totally torn-up in an agricultural harvest shredder, later identified as Tommy Sour. He was reported missing by his neighbor, an artist whom his incessant noise annoyed terribly. Tommy was a fitness instructor in a gym, and an amateur singer in a night-club, which spurs Zach to demonstrate his own unknown vocal talent. In both scenes Tommy made enemies, providing both suspects with motives and theories for the prior decapitation murder-weapon, some sort of metal string. Tommy also was romantically stalked by a gym client (Pam), according to shrink Sweets a potential killer, who alas turns her 'favor' upon Booth after a single touch from the studly interrogator. Alibis keep crossing those theories, until a kinky variation hits the nail, and alas something else hits an unintentional target. Written by KGF Vissers

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Bones tells Booth and Sweets that her mother said she sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" better than Cyndi Lauper. In season 5 Cyndi Lauper plays a psychic, whose sister was murdered. See more »

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While Pam is waiting for Booth in the interrogation room, she is sorting her trail mix. In one shot it is completely sorted, but in the next, it's half sorted. See more »

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Adam Matthews: Then about a month ago, she showed up in the middle of the night, and started banging on the door.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Oh, was she angry?
Adam Matthews: She was wearing a teddy, and high heels. So I'm thinking angry *wasn't* her emotion.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: You're implying she was sexually stimulated.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: So were they um -?
[claps his hands]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know. Did they -?
[claps his hands]
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Did they have sexual intercourse?
Adam Matthews: If they did it was through a locked door.
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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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Talk To the Animals
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Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Andy Striker
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28 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B&B look into the death of an aspiring singer whose remains turn up in a field. Many suspects, too few clues. The singer performed at a local club' weekly amateur night and by day was a fitness trainer who was being stalked by a lovesick client. A fellow amateur night singer was jealous of him. Another musician wasn't happy about his sniffing around his musical partner. The fitness club owner where the dead guy worked had a sticky financial situation with him. And so on. In the course of the episode, we get to hear Zack belt out an old pop tune and Brennan launch into a Cindy Lauper favorite. I was surprised Booth didn't begin to sing.


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