Bones: Season 4, Episode 4

The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond (24 Sep. 2008)

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The dissected body of an author with OCD is discovered by a pair of teenagers and leads the team on a search for the head and the killer. Also, Sweets and Hodgins visit Zack in the mental institution.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Kelly Sutton
Tilda Addison
David Sutton
Matt Doherty ...
Gary Tushman
Jim Amerian


A teenager's urination into a sewage pond makes it turn purple. Via a rare medical drug this leads to discovering the headless corps in 12 more hacked-up pieces of SciFi cult author Jared Addison (25), who has a 'sexier' impersonator, C. D. Howard, hired by editor Gary Tushman. The Jefferson is working in another gifted intern, Wendell Bray. Ralph, Jared's fellow germ phobia therapy patient with professor Jim Amerian, volunteers a confession based on a crazy compulsion. Meanwhile Booth has back trouble. Sweets proves an excellent third investigation partner and team confident. Hodges visits Zack in psych ward and leaves the case file with him, which inspires more then brilliant insight. Written by KGF Vissers

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(at around 17 mins) The mud smears on the OCD therapist changes between camera angles See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: [Booth is about to enter his car] Wait... What if he... look I don't know what if he overpowers me?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Zack?
Dr. Zack Addy: I'm much stronger than I look.
Dr. Lance Sweets: He's done it before. He killed a man.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Okay. Zack, promise you're not gonna kill Sweet.
Dr. Zack Addy: I promise.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: There you go.
[Goes to his car]
Dr. Zack Addy: [dejectedly] Yeah.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [slight chuckle] There you go.
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What a surprise!
25 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one fantastic episode that really had some fascinating stuff going on.

I really liked the theme of OCD and the various ways it was played.

I would have never guessed the ending. It was just too perfect.

The surprise return of a former cast member added immensely to the plot and made it even better.

The new intern just couldn't handle the pressure. I could imagine that it would be a bit much for anyone working in that office.

If they are going to have more shows like this one, I will be there religiously.

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