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The Salt in the Wounds 

The remains of a volleyball player are found in a Salt Truck. They discover that she was pregnant, and that several of her friends are also pregnant.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Clinton Gilmour
Becca Hedgepeth
Alyssa Howland
Bob Clark
Ellen Clark
Dr. Sean Fitts
Coach Adam Hawthorne
Rory Davis


Pregnant 16 year-old Ashley Clark was found dead in a salt truck. While looking into her murder they find that all of her school friends are also pregnant, four of which also have the same baby daddy as the the murder victim. They find that the girls have made a so called "pregnancy pact" to raise their kids together. Dr. B, Booth and Sweets interview the teens trying to figure out why and who killed Ashley Clark. Meanwhile, Angela decides to try celibacy.

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19 March 2009 (USA)  »

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The "pregnancy pact" aspect of this episode's plot was based on a real-life story that broke during the summer of 2008 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in which 18 teen girls in the same high school became pregnant around the same time (this was over 4 times the previous year's pregnancy rate at that school). The notion that there was a "pact" between the Gloucester girls quickly spread through the media; unlike in this episode, it was never proven conclusively that any or all of the real girls did make a "pregnancy pact." See more »


Angela Montenegro: But all beauty is transient and of the moment.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Like a sunset is beautiful.
Angela Montenegro: Sounds like we're in agreement, which is worrying me just a little.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Performed by José González
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Good man
28 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Booth is a good man.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, it's soon learned that not only was she pregnant, but so were several of her volleyball friends. It's discovered that one man, a very unlikely "stud" is found to be the father of several. As Booth and Brennan try to discover the truth, they learn some hard things about this pregnancy outbreak and Clinton.

We also meet the intern, the Muslum (sorry, I don't know how to spell his name). His story develops over the years and he becomes an important part of the show in later seasons (though I never really cared for that particular story line).

At the end, Booth does a "man up" speech that's very touching. I can picture him having such talks with his children when they do wrong. He has the right tone and facial expression to keep them on the straight and narrow. I think Brennan's very proud of him.

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