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Bones: The Wannabe in the Weeds

Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of singer Tommy Sour, including his many fans and enemies within the music scene. But their search leads to a woman obsessed with the singing star, who now has redirected her admiration towards Booth, now that Tommy is dead. The Jeffersonian team may be changed forever when a shocking event is revealed during the investigation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x14
Production Number: 3AKY12
Airdate: Monday May 12th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 22, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Aug 02, 2010


Guest Stars
Ace YoungAce Young
As Tommy Sour
Corbin AllredCorbin Allred
As Adam Matthews
Ethan PhillipsEthan Phillips
As Jerry Lincoln
Ian Reed KeslerIan Reed Kesler
As Chris Calabasa
Jennifer HastyJennifer Hasty
As Pam Nunan
Jessa FrenchJessa French
As Emma Von Helberg
Joshua WeinsteinJoshua Weinstein
As Mitchell
Kent FaulconKent Faulcon
As Dr. Jason Bergman

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon RogersBrandon Rogers
As Broadway Wannabe
Glenn RosenblumGlenn Rosenblum
As Piano Man
Main Cast
Emily DeschanelEmily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela ConlinMichaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis DaleyJohn Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets
Eric MilleganEric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Episode Notes
Guest star Corbin Allred (Adam Matthews) and series star Tamara Taylor (Cam) previously worked together on the "Crime Wave" episode of CSI: Miami.

Guest stars Ace Young (Tommy Sour) and Brandon Rogers (Broadway Wanna-Be) were both contestants on FOX's American Idol on season 5 and season 6, respectively.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billy JoelPiano Mansung by Chris Calabasa at the bar
Britney SpearsI'm a Slave 4 Usung at the bar
Broadway musical "Pippin"Corner of the Skysung by the Broadway Wanna-Be
Dolly PartonNine To Fivesung by Dolly Parton wannabe
Frank SinatraThe Second Time Aroundsung at the bar
Leslie BricusseTalk to the Animalssung at the bar
NickelbackFar Awaysung by Tommy Sour at the bar

Episode Quotes
Bones: Hey! Break down the door!
Booth: It hurts my shoulder when I break down the door!

Sweets: Mocking will not change my opinion. I have been mocked many, many times before.
(Booth and Bones give each other a look)
Sweets: That came out wrong.

Pam: If he didn't love me, why would he give me this bracelet? P-A-M, do you know what that spells?
Booth: (pause) Pam.
Pam: That's right.

Bones: So he was killed, decapitated, and mulched. Wow, can't be worse for this guy.

Bones: How does a former sniper have a grass allergy? Wouldn't a sneeze give away your position?
Booth: Bones, okay, I worked in the desert. Sand, no grass.

(while an amateur is singing)
Brennan: This guy is good.
Booth: Thank you Paula. Just focus here.

Sweets: She has body issues, which are not congruent with her actual appearance. She's someone who's slightly large, who believes she's a very large woman who can convince people she's only slightly large. And the way they treat her convinces her that she's right.
Brennan: That's interesting.
Sweets: See, you're only pretending it's interesting. It means very little to you.
Brennan: That's true.

Booth: Everybody thinks they're the next Kelly Clarkson.
Bones: Who's Kelly Clarkson?
Booth: American Idol, "Because of You?"
Bones: Because of me?

Episode Goofs
In the final scene, Brennan's hair is curled; however, throughout the entire episode she has straight hair.

After the shooting, Booth is holding on to Brennan's left hand. When Brennan moves to put her arm around him, his hand is gone, but is back in the next shot.

When Booth drops his gun after the shooting, it falls far from Brennan, yet in the next shot Brennan is able to reach it.

Cultural References
Booth: Everybody thinks they're the next Kelly Clarkson.

Kelly Clarkson is the first winner of FOX's American Idol.

Booth: Thank you Paula.

Booth is referencing Paula Abdul, one of the judges for American Idol.

Booth: American Idol. "Because of You"?

Booth references FOX's reality show American Idol and the Kelly Clarkson, who was the first winner, hit song "Because of You."

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