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The Truth in the Myth 

A TV show host who systematically exposed fraud and superstition is killed in a forest where he intended to disprove the existence of the Latin-American mythological 'goat-thief', at first ... See full summary »


Chad Lowe


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 5 more credits »

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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
Kevin Will ... Randy Shepard
R.F. Daley ... Terry Bemis
Jerrika Hinton ... Nadine Tweed (as Jerrika D. Hinton)
Leigh McCloskey ... Lee Coleman (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
Jo Anne Worley ... Diane Michaels
Sarah Baker ... Kim
Chad Jamian ... Gary (as Chad Jamian Williams)
Laura Eichhorn ... Melissa Lawson


A TV show host who systematically exposed fraud and superstition is killed in a forest where he intended to disprove the existence of the Latin-American mythological 'goat-thief', at first sight in the way the fable creature strikes. Suspects include parties he exposed but also professional rivals. Booth patiently sits trough Bones' pitiful attempt to practice humor and welcomes her explanation for his sole 'cryptozoological' encounter with an apparent yeti. Vincent's confessions and apologies as ninth AA program step somewhat shock his Jeffersonian colleagues. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

14 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


R.F. Daley, father of John Francis Daley (Doctor Lance Sweets), played Terry Bemis. See more »


Vincent Nigel-Murray says he may go blind if he drank the ethyl alcohol from the bottle he is holding. Actually, it is methyl alcohol that causes blindness if ingested, not ethyl alcohol, which is drinkable. See more »


Dr. Lance Sweets: It's my job to determine whether you're capable of murdering and mutilating a human being.
Randy Shepard: A guy would have to be crazy to do something like that, right?
Dr. Lance Sweets: What do you think?
Randy Shepard: Yeah, I guess so. I'm not crazy so I couldn't have done it.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »


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Love "The Truth in the Myth"!
3 February 2019 | by brookielee-87399See all my reviews

I absolutely love this episode, "The Truth in the Myth." The episode is different from other episodes and Bones and has more of a comedic element to it, which can probably be explained by the fact John Francis Daley (Sweets) wrote this episode, which is another reason that I love it!

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