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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?


During the show the Large Hadron Collider is mentioned and the possibility it could possibly confirm the existence of the Higgs boson particle, popularly known as the "God particle". About four years later the Collider did in fact do this. See more »


Mullins states that the Large Hadron Collider can create a black hole that can consume Earth and many Nobel Prize laureates who agree on this. Black holes 'consume' surrounding energy and matter because they are technically extremely dense stars, with a mass (and thus, the gravitional field) much higher than the mass of a planet. A black hole created in a laboratory would instantly evaporate, causing a minute explosion at best, See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: You have a doctorate in physics from Princeton, right? Yet you work as a welder.
Broderick Mullins: Welding is a real job, unlike psychology.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


El Diablo
Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
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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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