Eight pairs of dismembered feet wash ashore after a recent flood on the U.S.-Canada border, but things don't add up when seven pairs of feet are identified as research corpses from a nearby university body farm. When Canadian forensic podiatrist Dr. Douglas Filmore takes the remains back to Canada, he and Brennan form an alliance to match the pairs of feet and identify the victim, and a rare and expensive pair of sneakers leads the team to the victim's murderer. Meanwhile, Cam gets in hot water when she makes college plans for her daughter behind her back. Written by
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A number of "body farms" where cadavers are subject to various decomposition scenarios for research do exist in the United States. As of 2011, there are four universities with operating body farms: the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; Texas State University-San Marcos; and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. A fifth facility is being created at California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA. The body farm near the St. Regis River in New York as well as the nearby University of Hogansburg are both fictional. See more
Supposedly the riding mower cut off a portion of the top of the victim's foot after he fell. Yet somehow, his shoe (which would cover the portion damaged by the mower) was intact. See more
Dr. Douglas Filmore
I'm sorry Dr. Brennan, but as far as we are concerned these are Canadian feet. And as such, they will be examined by an ordinary garden variety podiatrist.
Special Agent Seeley Booth
That's great. Now look what you've done... Thank you.