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The Science in the Physicist 

The frozen shattered remains of a scientist leads the team to a highly regarded research institute. Angela's father comes to town.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Landis Collar
Jennifer Keating
Anil Raman ...
Dr. Christopher Beaudette
Milton Alvaredo
Broderick Mullins
Angela's Dad (as Billy F. Gibbons)


During a photo shoot, a model discovers a human ear along with its body's frozen remains. Inside the remains are some gold flakes and a fragment of a meteor. The meteor was kept in a space research center, lead by Landis Collar, who was the boss of the victim, physicist Diane Sidman. Other possible suspects are her graduate students, Milton Alvaredo and Jennifer Keating, plus Diane's lovers, including direct superior and successor as research periodical editor, Dr. Christopher Beaudette. Diane's corpse shows a confusing history shortly before and after her mysterious death. Meanwhile, Angela's father comes to town to exact revenge from Hodgins and teach him a lesson. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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During the show the Large Hadron Collider is mentioned and the possibility it could possibly confirm the existence of the Higgs boson particle, popularly known as the "God particle". About four years later the Collider did in fact do this. See more »


Brennan explains to Booth that numerous mundane substances fluoresce under Luminol, and for that reason the stains in the chamber are unlikely to be blood. However numerous other times in the series, both before and after this episode, Brennan immediately declares various luminous stain she encounters to be blood. See more »


Landis Collar: [Bones and Booth are yelling at each other because they can't hear] You two might want to try resting before communicating. Don't need to be deaf as well as blind.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: WHAT?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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ZZ and Me
18 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A frozen corpse broken into too many pieces to count has B&B chasing down a bunch of egghead scientists at a Frankenstein-type lab. Radioactive poisoning also figures into the plot. Muhych more interesting is the arrival of Angela's dad, played by one of the ZZ Top boys, who has come to do some mischief to poor Hodgins, for taking advantage of Daddy's Little Girl. Nothing can dissuade the guy, least of all a plea from good old Sweets. The ending, with everyone gathered at their favorite watering hole except for Hodgins is priceless. Without giving it away, let's say Hodgins finds himself far, far away from that watering hole, or any watering hole, for that matter. ZZ Dad gets to play a few licks for all us aging fans.

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