Bones (2005–2017)
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The Archaeologist in the Cocoon 

An archaeologist is found murdered. His lab holds ancient remains of Neanderthals and Homosapiens; these are given to Clark to research. Brennan is jealous that she has to work the current case and not the ancient one.



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Diana Malkin
Marina Sutton
Artur Tovah
Dwayne Wilson
Parachute Guy (as Joseph Williamson)


A clumsy parachutist landing in a tree discovers a corpse covered in silk cocoon webs. It's identified as pseudo-scientific author and adventurer Sutton. He married Marina Tovah, whom he met on expedition in Chechenya, from where he brought Sapiens and Neanderthal bones found on a single site. Her excessively competitive attitude, marked by Sweets as an educational risk for Christine, hinders Dr. Clark Edison's examination, putting Hodgins in the middle. Booth looks for the Sutton's problems with violent in-laws, publisher and eccentric Texan expedition sponsor. Written by KGF Vissers

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14 January 2013 (USA)  »

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The art behind Angela is taken from Diego Rivera's mural from the Detroit Institute of Arts. See more »


Bones claims that Peek-a-boo "demonstrates an infant's ability to understand object permanence", while developmental psychologists argue that peek-a-boo demonstrates an infant's inability to understand object permanence. (Mayers, "Exploring Psychology", 2011) Sweets also seems to be misunderstanding the developmental significance of the game, both when trying to get Christine to play and later when briefly talking about the game with Booth. Without the understanding of object permanence, an infant will assume that anything it can't see, after a short period of time, no longer exists. The game relies on the surprise and excitement of the infant of having something it recognizes suddenly appear out of nowhere. Consequently, the fact that Christine is not entertained by this simple game is evidence that she has already fully grasped the concept of object permanence and is not entertained by the game because she knows that the other player's face is simply hidden behind their hands. Bones should have expected this and been playing the game earlier since her child was repeatedly mastering other tasks beyond her age group's expectations. See more »


References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »


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Don't watch if you expect a documentary...
3 November 2013 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

I'm not agree with others reviews of this episode. Yes there's a lot of wrong science reference, but it's a television show. It's for entertainment. If you want real science reference, watch a documentary... More than 90% of the viewers of the show don't see the difference in the pronunciation of Neanderthals or how they live... it's not national geographic... it's Bones. Stop to listen if you can't do the difference between a good fiction show and an educational program...

For the episode itself.. it's not the best, but it,s a good one. Too much of the old murder not enough of the fresh one... And no enough clue about who's the murderer... I think the writer could do 2 episodes with the 2 story lines.... like the one where they have to find how the man died in the tragedy of 11-09... they don'T add a second murder ...

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