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The Method in the Madness 

The team identify a woman's eviscerated body as a co-owner of a natural applesauce store. There is a symmetry to her incisions. Sweets has been living in his office since the breakup with ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Brooke Guminski
Dr. Cole Reese
Willis McCullum
Adam Borchardt
Louie (as Wally Negrini)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Louise Hartman ...
Susanne Allan Hartman ...


The team identify a woman's eviscerated body as a co-owner of a natural applesauce store. There is a symmetry to her incisions. Sweets has been living in his office since the breakup with Daisy so Booth invites him to stay with he and Bones. Written by Bernie

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5 November 2012 (USA)  »

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When Bones talks about the advantages of the artisan products, Sweets says that he started to appreciate the manual work when he worked in a disco store and made an inventory of the vinyl records, mentioning T-Rex's "20th Century Boy", which happens to be the song that Sweets and Bones dance at the end of the chapter. See more »


Brennan makes the statement that the list of bones that Booth hasn't broken is shorter than the list of bones he has broken. Given that there are 206 bones in the average human body, it is doubtful that Booth has, in fact, broken 104 or more of them. It is unlike Bones to make such an unqualified exaggerated statement. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: Whoa, whoa, excuse me.
[He grabs a pair of shorts that Sweets was starting to fold]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Those are my underwear, *pal*!
[to Bones]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What is he doing?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Sweets has been very helpful. He vacuumed. Did the laundry.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Alright, that's great, and all. But, a man doesn't fold another man's *under*wear!
Dr. Lance Sweets: Are those Captain America boxers?
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20th Century Boy
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
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12 May 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most frustrating episodes I've seen and usually I love Bones! As an armchair forensics expert (serious non-fiction collection) I had the murder weapon and therefore the killer from the start. Yet it did not occur to the team until the end of the episode. The only reason for this would be bad writing. I don't believe a professional of Brennan's calibre would take so long to even start to look in the right direction. Given her experience she would have seen similar injuries and it was just glaringly obvious. There was no mystery. This was more a story of incompetence and failure to see the evidence. They focused on one direction, the wrong one. Even when they discover an oddity and fail to question how it could have occurred. To make it worse, the very next episode Brennan is talking to Booth and tells him that the interns are making assumptions regarding the bones of the victim and tells them to look as if seeing them for the first time and see how the injuries connect. Exactly what the writers failed to do.

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