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The Method in the Madness 

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The team identify a woman's eviscerated body as a co-owner of a natural applesauce store. There is a symmetry to her incisions. Sweets has been living in his office since the breakup with ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
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
Joel David Moore ... Colin Fisher
Galadriel Stineman ... Brooke Guminski
James Patrick Stuart ... Dr. Cole Reese
Abraham Benrubi ... Willis McCullum
Leif Gantvoort ... Adam Borchardt
Gualtiero Negrini ... Louie (as Wally Negrini)
Brandon Fobbs ... Russell
Kathryn Wahl Kathryn Wahl ... Young Woman


The team identify a woman's eviscerated body as a co-owner of a natural applesauce store. There is a symmetry to her incisions. Sweets has been living in his office since the breakup with Daisy so Booth invites him to stay with him and Bones. Written by Bernie

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When Fischer and Brennan are investigating the bones in the lab he makes a comment asking Brennan to tell him about the French nobleman who bathed in the blood of children. The nobleman's name was Gilles de Rais. See more »


In "Mayhem on a Cross" (#4.21) we learn that Sweets, like Seeley Booth, was abused as a child until he was adopted at six years old; he still has whip scars on his back. (visual scars shown to the audience). During "The Method in the Madness" (#8.5), Sweets is living in Booth and Bones's house, after having taken a bath, he was walking upstairs, with his back CLEARLY visible, and not a scar to be seen. See more »


Dr. Jack Hodgins: [after checking inside a large bag he found inside a dumpster] Yeah. Gutsy stuff.
[Hands the bag to Cam. She takes the bag, but the bottom splits and the contents fall onto the ground]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Whoa! There's a leak. No guts, no glory.
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Bones Theme
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12 May 2014 | by LoneAssassinSee all my reviews

This is one of the most frustrating episodes I've seen and usually I love Bones! As an armchair forensics expert (serious non-fiction collection) I had the murder weapon and therefore the killer from the start. Yet it did not occur to the team until the end of the episode. The only reason for this would be bad writing. I don't believe a professional of Brennan's calibre would take so long to even start to look in the right direction. Given her experience she would have seen similar injuries and it was just glaringly obvious. There was no mystery. This was more a story of incompetence and failure to see the evidence. They focused on one direction, the wrong one. Even when they discover an oddity and fail to question how it could have occurred. To make it worse, the very next episode Brennan is talking to Booth and tells him that the interns are making assumptions regarding the bones of the victim and tells them to look as if seeing them for the first time and see how the injuries connect. Exactly what the writers failed to do.

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5 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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