Bones: Season 6, Episode 20

The Pinocchio in the Planter (28 Apr. 2011)

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Award winning ad man Ross Dickson's corpse is found by prancing youngsters, buried in a public playground, beaten to death in a mysterious way. He was a member of a radical truth-society, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Burt Iverson
Toby Holcomb
Nicole Francuzzi
Jonah Hinkle
Dorothy Emridge (as Sharon Brathwaite-Sanders)
Honest Woman
Tweenage Kid
Woman in Towel


Award winning ad man Ross Dickson's corpse is found by prancing youngsters, buried in a public playground, beaten to death in a mysterious way. He was a member of a radical truth-society, which caused many conflicts in private and professional life. Encouraged by Bones, Wendell Bray follows his example to secure the extra hours only he needs desperately while Camille would divide them indiscriminately, a one-off success while the others explicitly prefer 'civilized untruthfulness'. Written by KGF Vissers

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David Boreanaz and Eyal Podell have previously worked together on the episode why we fight from Angel ( 1999-2004 ) See more »


According to Hodgins, hookworms travel at the rate of one foot per day. The specimen he was holding had traveled 3 feet, 4 1/16 inches. According to Brennan, this meant the victim had died 3 days, 8 hours, and 45 minutes prior. Correctly calculated, the result should have been 3 days, 8 hours, and 7 1/2 minutes. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I see no reason why telling the truth would be considered aggressive.
Dr. Lance Sweets: It is when you do it without exception. I mean the small fiction that we call "white lies" play a crucial role in human interactions.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It's the glue that holds us together.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: How? A world without lies would be far more efficient.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: If-if no one had any feelings but people do.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Do you lie to me?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: No, Bones. I don't.
Dr. Lance Sweets: I would argue you're doing it right now.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Oh?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Okay, fine. I am. It's not a big deal.
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