Bones (2005–2017)
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The Bodies in the Book 

Just as Temperance is preparing to publicize her latest book, bodies start showing up that are eerily similar to the victims in her mystery novel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Addy
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Hank Belden
Ellen Laskow
Greg Braley
Ashton Keller
Connie Lopata
Forensic Agent
Ted Lyde ...
Police Officer


Everybody fears a psycho is copycatting Bones's new Kathi Reich novel about murder victims posthumously fed to voracious animals, so Temperance's lover Sully insists to input his profiler experience by screening her fan-mail. Then Jim Lopata is killed and duped in the harbor, exactly like the first fictitious victim, but Bones figures out the victim abused his wife Connie, and her protective brother Greg Braley has no alibi. Then a second copy-victim is found, devoured by rats in a pet shop: unfaithful wife Sadie whose husband Ashton Keller stands to inherit her fortune. Both victims were shot with the same gun. Booth checks Bones's ex-stalker Oliver Laurier, and finds suspicious 'toys' for creative role playing, but he's just looking for attention. Then the third victim is found, eaten by fire-ants: Bones's publicist Ellen Laskow, near the book signing; her slavish assistant Hank Belden says she was secretive about her lesbian lovers; he now succeeds her. Booth keeps looking for ... Written by KGF Vissers

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14 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The same picture used for the Jim Lopata character is used again in Bones: The Cinderella in the Cardboard (2009). Near the end of the episode, Angela is reviewing pictures of the men that the victim met through a dating service, called "Date or Hate." She thinks that the picture of the last man the victim met through the service, Owen Smith, is too perfect, and later discovers that his picture is a composite of four other men. As Angela is looking at the pictures of the men that the victim dated, there is a close-up of the photos. Angela turns over the picture of Owen Smith, revealing in her other hand a picture of an unnamed man, which is the same picture used for the Jim Lopata character. See more »


During the initial exam of the first body, his picture is on the board at the examination table - but he has yet to be identified. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: [after firing shots at the door lock] My therapist is going to be pissed.
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References The View (1997) See more »


Fault Line
Written by Peter Hayes
Performed by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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