Bones (2005–2017)
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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
David Sutton


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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When Zack is talking about all of the clues at the lab, he uses the word "ironically" incorrectly, something someone as smart as he would never do. See more »


Gary Tushman: Book-wise, it's no longer about good writing per-se. It's about marketability.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Of the book.
Gary Tushman: Of the author. There's a reason why your photo takes up the entire back cover of your books.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Because I'm a very good writer.
Gary Tushman: You're serviceable, but your success is contingent on your image as a hot scientist chick.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: That's not true, is it?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Of course not! Don't call my partner a chick! What's the matter with you?
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


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Nasty and funny
7 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

A dissected body, minus head, is found in a waste water pool behind an old factory. It actually doesn't take long for the team to figure out who he was, but without the head, they are at a loss to figure out how he died. Turns out the stiff belonged to an author suffering from OCD, which ultimately figures into why he was killed. A fly and the number 12 lead to the solution. Meanwhile, the latest intern has trouble coping with the zany crew. A funny subplot has Booth suffering from back trouble, which Brennan keeps offering to alleviate. The opening revelation of the body is a bit gruesome. It also involves someone performing a certain bodily function that would have been unthinkable on TV a few years ago. Not for the faint of heart or the more delicate among us.

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