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Bones: The Plain in the Prodigy

When human remains are discovered by the railroad tracks, Brennan and Booth are called to investigate. They learn the remains belong to Levi Yoder, a member of the Amish community who went missing two months before his Rumspringa. Brennan and Booth discover that Levi was a piano prodigy, and are led to believe his talent may have lead to his death. Meanwhile, Cam tries to cope with the stress of being a new parent, while Booth does his part to keep Cam’s stepdaughter, Michelle, in line.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 5AKY03
Airdate: Thursday October 01st, 2009
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Oct 22, 2009
NL (RTL 4) Feb 08, 2010

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Guest Stars
Eugene Byrd
As Dr. Clark Edison
Tiffany Hines
As Michelle Welton
Arjay Smith
As Tony Salinas
Drew James
As Josef Beachy
Jennifer Parsons
As Rebecca Yoder
Kaitlin Doubleday
As Karin Lin
Marcia Ann Burrs
As Eleanor Turner
Michael B. Jordan
As Perry Wilson
Randy Oglesby
As Daniel Yoder
Main Cast
Emily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets


An entire skeleton's worth of skull and bones of a young male were found scattered on a much used rail road track in a wooded area, prompting Bones and Seeley to begin a lengthy search for all the bones they could find, considering the miles of track available to search. What bones were found were taken back to the FBI lab and an in depth inspection was begun into them. Marks on the bones were determined to be from kudzu vines which grow in extreme abundance in the south. He had come from the mid-Atlantic states. Bone markers on the skeleton indicated that it bore no processed foods, chemicals or other indicators of the victim having been from the present century and what remnants of clothing that were found on the skeleton were hand stitched, a curiousity in this day and age. Bones thought that the victim might have been an immigrant, but was not sure. Further study of the bones determined that he had been an Amish youth. What had happened to him? He had been at least two months...

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Episode Notes
Levi's audition piece is Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1.

Cam's adopted daughter is now played by Tiffany Hines, replacing Dana Davis who guest starred as Michelle in "The Doctor in the Den."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The DrawbacksComplicatedBooth and Brennan visit Josef Beachy's home
Great Lake SwimmersRiver's EdgeBooth arrests the killer

Episode Quotes
Booth: (about the Amish) We reject Satan and they reject buttons.

Hodgins: Perry's a senior, isn't he? That might be why he's pressuring Michelle to have sex.
Angela: Why do you think he's pressuring her? Women want sex just as much as men.
Cam: Yeah, well, she's a child, she still has stuffed animals.
Angela: Well I did too at 16 ... and I also had Brian. All you can do is tell her to respect herself, and use protection.
Hodgins: During the Crusades, knights used to lock up their wives and daughters.
Cam: How helpful.

Warning: Bones season 5 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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