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The Science in the Physicist 

The frozen shattered remains of a scientist leads the team to a highly regarded research institute. Angela's father comes to town.


Brad Turner


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Ryan Cartwright ... Vincent Nigel-Murray
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Landis Collar
Aimee Garcia ... Jennifer Keating
Anil Raman Anil Raman ... Dr. Christopher Beaudette
August Emerson ... Milton Alvaredo
Jason Rogel ... Broderick Mullins
Billy Gibbons ... Angela's Dad (as Billy F. Gibbons)
Arielle Vandenberg ... Model
Shawn Carter Peterson ... Photographer


During a photo shoot, a model discovers a human ear along with its body's frozen remains. Inside the remains are some gold flakes and a fragment of a meteor. The meteor was kept in a space research center, lead by Landis Collar, who was the boss of the victim, physicist Diane Sidman. Other possible suspects are her graduate students, Milton Alvaredo and Jennifer Keating, plus Diane's lovers, including direct superior and successor as research periodical editor, Dr. Christopher Beaudette. Diane's corpse shows a confusing history shortly before and after her mysterious death. Meanwhile, Angela's father comes to town to exact revenge from Hodgins and teach him a lesson. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr Nigel-Murray Ryan Cartwright and Landis Collar John Pyper-Ferguson appeared in Alphas (2011) together. See more »


Brennan explains to Booth that numerous mundane substances fluoresce under Luminol, and for that reason the stains in the chamber are unlikely to be blood. However numerous other times in the series, both before and after this episode, Brennan immediately declares various luminous stain she encounters to be blood. See more »


Dr. Camille Saroyan: What did I tell you?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: [Hodgins and Nigel turn slowly] That we aren't allowed in the same room without supervision.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Why?
Vincent Nigel-Murray: Because we were stupid enough to fire a cannon indoors.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: And?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: You know, you're here. Which-which counts for supervision, so... I'll leave.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


El Diablo
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ZZ and Me
18 April 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

A frozen corpse broken into too many pieces to count has B&B chasing down a bunch of egghead scientists at a Frankenstein-type lab. Radioactive poisoning also figures into the plot. Muhych more interesting is the arrival of Angela's dad, played by one of the ZZ Top boys, who has come to do some mischief to poor Hodgins, for taking advantage of Daddy's Little Girl. Nothing can dissuade the guy, least of all a plea from good old Sweets. The ending, with everyone gathered at their favorite watering hole except for Hodgins is priceless. Without giving it away, let's say Hodgins finds himself far, far away from that watering hole, or any watering hole, for that matter. ZZ Dad gets to play a few licks for all us aging fans.

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