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)
Howie Madison
Graham Miller ...
Grad Student #1
Megan Paul ...
FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier
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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Release Date:

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 Bones confronts Booth in his bathroom he stands naked in front of her without covering himself. Bones says it's refreshing his Puritan values didn't cause him embarrassment. Sexual modesty was a particular attribute of the Victorians, not the Puritans, and a learned anthropologist like Brennan would know this. See more »


Caroline Julian: [Looking at some remains in Limbo] This is just creepy.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Well it's the natural order of things. We all end up this way.
Caroline Julian: Thank you, cherie. Now you've made it creepy and depressing.
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References Larry King Live (1985) See more »


Aerial Boundaries
Written by Michael Hedges
Performed by Michael Hedges
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Worst Episode Ever
21 May 2008 | by 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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