Bones: Season 3, Episode 15

The Pain in the Heart (19 May 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Heartbreak hits the Squint Squad as they deal with the aftermath of the shooting and finally Gormogon and his Apprentice are revealed.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Grad Student #1
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Jill Arrington ...
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Shot by his 'stalker', Booth is buried with military honor. Later he gets slapped and verbally persecuted into his bath by Bones for being alive without telling her, as a trap for a criminal who vowed revenge. Sweets is disappointed the team ignores his fine TV interviews. A boiled mandible from the next Gormogon victim is found. Its forensics go spectacularly wrong, literally exploding. Zach's hands are permanently damaged -finally bringing the team to show affection- but so is the case's evidence. Sweets' profile points to Hodgins, Saroyan's 'police gut' to Sweets, as both had opportunity, no outsider. Written by KGF Vissers

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Booth is reading an issue of Green Lantern when he's in his bathtub. David Boreanaz does the voice of Green Lantern in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008). See more »


The missing bones in limbo are from a man who was "180 centimeters" according to Dr. Brennan. She says this is the equivalent of a person being five feet, eight inches. Actually, a person would be around five feet, 11 inches (5'10.866'')- a mistake Brennan wouldn't make. See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: So you didn't tell her to leave? You just sat there naked?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It was my own bathroom, okay? What do you wear in the tub? Floaties?
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Worst Episode Ever
21 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was despicable in every way, 100 of which are enumerated at, which can easily be found by Google search by those interested.

Hanson cynically revels in reactions like "shocking," "unpredictable" in his TV Guide interview.

I found the writing of this episode a cheap, expedient failure of creativity, the denouement anticlimactic and hollow. It was insulting to fans of the program. I don't think I'll ever be able to enjoy this show again. Plotting and story have frequently been juvenile and predictable throughout the series but the characters and relationships have consistently been compelling to me. However, the failure of this episode is irredeemable.

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