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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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The intern, Colin Fisher, tells about a serial killer named Gein who was arrested for murder and whose home was found to contain various objects made of human remains. This is most likely a reference to Edward Gein who in the 1950's in Wisconsin was found to be responsible for killing two people and robbing several graves. He was subsequently tried and convicted for one murder and sentenced to life imprisonment which he spent in a mental hospital. See more »


In "Mayhem on a Cross" (#4.21) we learn that Sweets, like Seeley Booth, was abused as a child until he was adopted at six years old; he still has whip scars on his back. (visual scars shown to the audience). During "The Method in the Madness" (#8.5), Sweets is living in Booth and Bones's house, after having taken a bath, he was walking upstairs, with his back CLEARLY visible, and not a scar to be seen. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [discussing an artisanal neighborhood with which Booth is not impressed] Creating handcrafted, handmade products provides artisans with the authenticity they feel is lacking in today's technology driven, industrialized world.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Great. Okay. Eat your pickle. We're here.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: These are very good. You should have eaten yours.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: That's nice.
[under his breath]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I don't want a pickle.
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Performed by The Crystal Method
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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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