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The Plain in the Prodigy 

Bones and Booth investigate the murder of an Amish piano prodigy.


Allan Kroeker


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 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
Eugene Byrd ... Dr. Clark Edison
Tiffany Hines ... Michelle Welton
Randy Oglesby ... Daniel Yoder
Jennifer Parsons ... Rebecca Yoder
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Karin Lin
Arjay Smith ... Tony Salinas
Brian Letscher ... Amos
Michael B. Jordan ... Perry Wilson
Marcia Ann Burrs ... Eleanor Turner


A young man's corpse found on train tracks, crushed and scattered, at first sight from the nineteenth century, yet recently killed, fits missing Amish adolescent Levi Yoder. He was in DC for his Rumspringa, a single period outside the closed archaic hyper-devout community to taste temptation with mate Joseph Beachy and leave or commit to return for life, and marry his Amish beloved Sarah. Fellow pianist Sweets figures out the stones hidden under his bed are a practice 'keyboard', fancy detective work he was exceptionally gifted and auditioning at the National Conservatory and living with two 'English' musicians but died form a deep fall. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


John Francis Daley and Kaitlin Doubleday both starred in Waiting... (2005). See more »


As Booth and Brennan are leaving the Amish family house in the final scene one can clearly see a light switch on the front porch of the house. Amish houses do not have electricity. See more »


Joseph Beachy: That's kind of what Rumspringa's for, right? Cut loose, go a little crazy.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Get busted for smoking weed.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: It's supposed to be a time to contemplate your future faith.
Joseph Beachy: Yeah, I was seeing how in the future, I wouldn't want to smoke weed.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »


Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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Not what you might expect
10 October 2009 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

B&B investigate the death of a young piano prodigy, who just happens to be Amish. This leads them to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and a meeting with various Amish folks, including the dead boy's parents. It was hard to watch this and not to think of the Harrison Ford Amish rime drama or the Tim Allen comedy where he is on the run from the law and poses as an Amish man. The solution to this particular mystery is incredibly sad, by the way, so watch this with a box of tissues close at hand. No Amish were harmed in the making of this episode. That's because no Amish actually appear in it. They do not produce actors and shy away from the camera.

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1 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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