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Double Trouble in the Panhandle 

The remains of a set of conjoined twins are found on an oil field. When they find out the twins worked at a circus, Bones and Booth go undercover to find the culprit.


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Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Magnum (as Lester 'Rasta' Speight)
Tumbles (as The Greg Wilson)


Two young female corpses are found on the Texan-Oklahoman border, making it an FBI case. They actually were Siamese twins, joined from the hip down, they are soon identified as missing circus jugglers. Booth and Bones go undercover, as Russian knife thrower and his assistant. They are coached by Sweets, who knows the circus world from a previous search for his biological mother. Written by KGF Vissers

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22 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Several characters exhibit surprise that the twins could have had a sexual life while being conjoined. However Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twins from Siam from whom we get the term 'Siamese twins', were not only married, they had 10 and 11 children respectively. They shared one home with a bed built for 4 until their wives (who were sisters) had a falling out, after which Chang and Eng split their time between their wives' houses. See more »


While spouting unrelated facts, Vincent says that the word 'Abracadabra' was first used to treat hay fever. The word is ancient and so it is unknown what it has been used for and when exactly it became popular, as no Aramaic sources survived. Vincent likely alluded to the fact that the first written account links the word to medicine (by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus), but the amulet with the word 'Abracadabra' was believed to aid in case of malaria, not hay fever. See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: Um, can I offer a piece of advice?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Well that's why we called you, Sweets.
Dr. Lance Sweets: Don't try too hard to be their friends. Act like you're more interested in each other than any of them, all right? They will come to you.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Okay, thanks Sweets.
[Hangs up]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: So, uh, sex right?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: ...Oh good idea.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Okay.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Okay, well, I think what we need to do is get a syncopated rhythm going that takes advantage of the natural frequency of the springs.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Are you this spontaneous during real sex?
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24 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Monk went to the circus, so now Bones goes to the circus. B&B investigate the death of Siamese twins who were circus performers. To get at the truth of the twins' death, B&B pretend to be a couple who perform a knife-throwing act. The episode is sort of silly, but obviously it is fun to watch B&B dress up as circus performers. Brennan is particularly lovely to look at. The solution and conclusion are a bit of a letdown. The funniest moment has Brennan's team in D.C. cheering wildly while watching via a remote camera Booth throwing knives at Brennan. Brennan eggs Booth on to scarier and scarier throws, including at a not terribly large red clown nose she slips over her own nose.

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