Bones: Season 4, Episode 18

The Science in the Physicist (9 Apr. 2009)

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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:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Landis Collar
Jennifer Keating
Dr. Christopher Beaudette
Milton Alvaredo
Broderick Mullins
Angela's Dad (as Billy F. Gibbons)


During a photo shoot, the model discovers a human ear and frozen remains. Inside the remains some gold and a fragment of a meteor are found. The Meteor was kept in Washington's space research center, lead by Landis Collar, 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 corps shows a confusing history shortly before and after her mysterious death. Written by KGF Vissers

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Before the experiment in which Hodgins and Nigel-Murray use liquid nitrogen to freeze a turkey and drop it in order to make the turkey shatter like the victim, Hodgins gives the temperature of the liquid nitrogen in 3 scales: Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit. Nigel-Murray corrects Hodgins by saying that he doesn't have to say "degrees" for Celsius because it is implied. Nigel-Murray is incorrect, you absolutely do need to say "degrees" when giving a temperature in Celsius, the temperature scale for which you do not need to say "degrees" (and for which Hodgins mistakenly does) is Kelvin. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: You're testing me on the cancer chair?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Well, you're wearing a suit. Plus it's not radioactive anymore... We're going to need to take this chair.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: No. No. No. No. You don't just go around doing human testing on people, Bones!
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: It's just...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I gotta go to the bathroom.
[Booth leaves]
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I touched it with my bare hands... See?
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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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