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The Wannabe in the Weeds 

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


(as Gordon C. Lonsdale)


(created by), (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Adam Matthews
Dr. Jason Bergman
Jerry Lincoln
Chris Calabasa


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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12 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Sweets is trying to convince Bones to get up and sing] Really? What about you?
Dr. Lance Sweets: Hey, I will be singing "Lime in the Coconut" after you, and you will be extremely impressed... as was my abnormal psychology class in college. This opportunity is a gift from.... Agent Booth. Trust yourself, trust your friends, and let 'er rip!
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References American Idol (2002) See more »


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Music by Nickelback
Lyrics by Chad Kroeger
Performed by Ace Young
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Booth is totally in love!!!
21 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is one of the best episodes of Season 3 - mainly because of the last five minutes of the episode!

It's rare we get to see the victim before they die. I wish we could see that more often - kinda adds a tragic element to the story. As usual, the episode takes several twists before revealing the killer - sort of odd...

I loved watching Booth while Brennan was singing. It was so into her during that song. Everyone watching him - then watching the very end as Brennan cried - knew...I loved the way Jack took charge and Angela stood in shock staring...The whole scene was very well done, but I just cannot get over watching Booth!!!

Why are these two not together?!

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