Bones and Booth investigate the murder of an Amish piano prodigy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Daniel Yoder
Rebecca Yoder
Karin Lin
Tony Salinas
Perry Wilson
Eleanor Turner


A young man's corps found on train tracks, crushed and scattered, at first sight from the nineteenth century, yet recently killed, fits missing Amish adolescent Levi Yoder. He was in DC for his Rumspringa, a single period outside the closed archaic hyper-devout community to taste temptation with mate Joseph Beachy and leave or commit to return for life, and marry his Amish beloved Sarah. Fellow pianist Sweets figures out the stones hidden under his bed are a practice 'keyboard', fancy detective work he was exceptionally gifted and auditioning at the National Conservatory and living with two 'English' musicians but died form a deep fall. Written by KGF Vissers

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1 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Every character in this episode consistently mispronounces the word "Rumspringa", including the Amish. Which is odd, because it's pronounced exactly as it's spelled. Rum-spring-a. They incorrectly pronounce it Room-spring-a. See more »


Despite Booth's quip, Pennsylvania Amish are indeed typically allowed to wear buttons. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: Michelle's, uh, family to me. I'm her number one uncle.
Perry Wilson: Really? She - she didn't mention.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I'm also a trained sniper.
Perry Wilson: Okay, wow. Oh...
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Listen, Perry. All right. You're a red-blooded young man, and uh, Michelle's - she's an attractive young girl. So I assume that you uh...
Perry Wilson: What? No! No. No!
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Because Michelle deserves your respect, you understand?
Perry Wilson: I do. I do respect her. We were just going to the movies tonight.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: All right. And if you behave anyway *less* that a gentlemen towards her, I'll find you....
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WHICH Chopin 'Etudes' was Levi playing ?
22 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

PLEASE, does anyone know WHICH Number 'Etudes', and in which key, Levi played in the DVD which his sad parents saw at the end. I have been playing my two dvds of all the Chopin 'Etudes' and have become thoroughly mixed up and cannot fathom out which Number Levi was playing. If anyone can help I would be most grateful. Thankyou. When I previewed this, it said there was a spelling mistake in using 'dvds' -but surely everyone uses 'dvds' or 'DVDs' !!! This was a very sad episode, building up the story - but I think a very rushed ending with a petty thief we knew nothing about ! Isn't the key to these sort of shows the audience trying to guess who the murderer is. And I hardly think Amish girls and young men would be quite so hedonistic as showed when Brennan and Booth called at the flat of Joseph and saw the 'party'. A very topsy-turvy world for them - but surely not to the extent of illicit and wrong sex, and drugs, which their very conscience from their upbringing would FEEL wrong to do.

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