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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As Booth and Brennan are leaving the Amish family house in the final scene one can clearly see a light switch on the front porch of the house. Amish houses do not have electricity. See more »


Dr. Clark Edison: [after being told that he will have to go out of the lab again to search for missing bones, using a stereotypical 'slave' accent] Well, is it all right if I get a drink of water, boss? You know, uh, it's awful hot out there, and them tools is mighty heavy.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Completely missing the reference] Of course you can get water. Why are you talking like that?
Dr. Clark Edison: Never mind. I'm going.
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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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