Bones (2005–2017)
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The Pain in the Heart 

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:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Graham Miller ...
Grad Student #1
Grad Student #2
Megan Paul ...
Grad Student #3
Jill Arrington ...
Attractive Newswoman


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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19 May 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Zack is in the hospital, Cam tells him one of them will be with him at all times and Angela says its because they love him, the close up on Zack shows Hodgins's hand rubbing Zack's shoulder and then head, when the camera pans out we see Hodgins rubbing his shoulder and then head again. See more »


Dr. Jack Hodgins: Since when did I become the assistant?
Dr. Zack Addy: Since I became the uncontested King of the Lab.
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References TMZ on TV (2007) See more »


Aerial Boundaries
Written by Michael Hedges
Performed by Michael Hedges
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Mixed Fellings
21 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, I was not happy with the way this episode began. I don't think Brennan would have been easily convinced that Booth was dead. She would have needed solid proof - and would have, in fact, been at the hospital with him. I didn't like her lack of emotion when she thought he was dead.

BUT the aftermath - her slapping Booth was priceless! I loved when she barged into his bathroom to tell him off as well, and the fact that she threatened Sweets with Booth if he tried to play them again...

The main issue in this is: who is Gormagan? We find out int his episode, but we also find out who the apprentice is...

When getting rid of a main character, it's better for them to move on or die then what the writer's did. Zack did give me the creeps at times, but I just could not see this as truth...

Of course, Booth helped Brennan in the end with yet another touching scene.

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