Bones: Season 3, Episode 15

The Pain in the Heart (19 May 2008)

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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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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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By coincidence, both this episode and an episode of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007) ("The Tangerine Factor"), which aired on the same night, May 19, 2008, reference Schrödinger's cat. See more »


At the funeral, the commander of the Honor Guard gives the command "port, arms." The honor guard goes to port arms, i.e. lifting the rifle from the ground and holding it diagonally in front of the body. He then gives the command, "Ready, Arms." The honor guard is shown lifting their rifles again, when they would have already been holding them. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I've always been proud of you, Zack. I've never met anyone more rational and intellegent. But there's a fault in your logic.
Dr. Zack Addy: With all due respect, you aren't cognizant of his logic.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Assumption number one: Secret societies exist.
Dr. Zack Addy: Accepted. Hodgins has been explaining this to me for years.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Assumption number two: The human experience is adversely affected by secret socieites.
Dr. Zack Addy: Accepted.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Assumption number three: Attacking and killing members of secret societies will have an ameliorating affect on ...
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27 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The serial killer Gormagon is apparently back, and strange things start happening in the lab. A human mandible is sent to Brennan, and the skeleton into which it fits then disappears completely. An explosion in the lab leaves Zach with 3rd degree burns, and suspicion falls on Hodgins as the possible apprentice to the notorious serial killer. Meanwhile, Booth fakes his own death to catch an elusive killer, but doesn't tell Brennan. She is furious with him, of course. It turns out Booth wanted to let Brennan know, but it was left up to the staff psychiatrist to inform her, and he chose not to. A strange, sort of disconnected episode. The usual humor is sorely missing.

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