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The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond 

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:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Kelly Sutton
Tilda Addison
Ryan Alvarez ...
David Sutton
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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24 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At the end of the episode, Bones says that Booth never mentioned reading her novels. However, at the beginning of The Bodies in the Book in season 2 he tells her that he read her latest book ("You have time to write them. I have time to read them."). He also implies having read the first book while everyone is discussing how the characters in it are based on them in season 1. See more »


Angela Montenegro: All right, these are children's shoes, but they're size 11.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: So you think are victim was a giant toddler?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: No. That would show up in the bones.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Sarcasm does not play with on the forensic platform.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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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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