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Bones: The Pain in the Heart

A human jawbone is discovered at the Jeffersonian and Brennan and the team determine it is from the Gormogon serial killer. Following an explosion in the lab that sends Zack to the emergency room, Gormogon's skeleton disappears from the vault making everyone at the Jeffersonian a suspect.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 3AKY14
Airdate: Monday May 19th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 29, 2008
NL (RTL 4) Aug 09, 2010

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Guest Stars
Patricia Belcher
As Asst. U.S. Attorney Caroline Julian
Don Jeffcoat
As Howie Madison

Co-Guest Stars
David Greenman
As FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier
Alain Uy
As Grad Student
Graham Miller
As Grad Student
Jill Arrington
As Attractive Newswoman
Megan Paul
As Grad Student
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
Eric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Episode Notes
Because of the 2007 WGA writers' strike, the Gormagon story arc was fast-forwarded and this episode served as the closing episode for that arc. Originally, the arc was planned to last through the original order of 22 episodes.

This episode marks the final appearance of Eric Millegan (Dr. Zack Addy) as a main cast member.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Michael HedgesAerial Boundariesconfrontation with the FBI
Social DistortionBad LuckBooth in the bathtub

Episode Quotes
Hodgins: Hey, how are you, Zack?
Zack: Quite severely injured.

Booth: There's got to be other stuff going on here, right?
Sweets: What?
Booth: Transference, uh paranoia. Come on! I mean, when I offer her a piece of pie, you say it has deeper meaning!
Brennan: I don't like pie, Booth.
Booth: Apple pie. She doesn't like baked pie.
Brennan: I don't like my fruit cooked.
Sweets: Okay, changing the subject is a way to avoid your feelings.
Booth: My feelings? Okay, now you're attacking my feelings?

Booth: Next time I die, I promise that I will tell you.
Brennan: I'll look forward to that.

Angela: I would like to welcome all of Dr. Brennan's grad students to Limbo.
Bones: It's modular skeletal storage. I don't like the moniker "Limbo."
Angela: Over 10,000 lost souls remain here, sweetie. Unidentified. Waiting. It's a good name; let's just go with it.

Brennan: It's Zack. He's the killer, Booth. It's Zack.

Brennan: All of your assumptions are built upon a first principle, Zack. To wit, the historical human experience as a whole is more important than a single person's life.
Zack: Yes.
Brennan: Yet you risked it all so you wouldn't hurt Hodgins.

Brennan: I knew I shouldn't have gone to that funeral. It was a complete waste of time just like I said.
Booth: Wait a second, you thought that my funeral was a waste of time?
Cam: I thought it was a lovely service Booth.
Booth: Thank you! You know, I expected to see more people though.
Hodgins: I always imagined a lot of ex-girlfriends crying.
Booth: Yeah, me too.
Angela: You guys are pathetic.
Brennan: (to Booth) Just know I won't be attending your next funeral.
Booth: Bones, I'm telling you, you were supposed to know that I wasn't really dead, I swear! That's why I thought you weren't crying!

(about the woman who shot Booth)
Brennan: That woman was aiming at me. I would have happily taken that bullet.

Brennan: (to Booth) Just so you know I find your lack of puritan modesty very refreshing.

Cam: A toothless cannibal just can't cut it in today's competitive serial killer climate.

Hodgins: Since when did I become the assistant?
Zach: Since I became the uncontested King of the Lab.

Angela: (to Brennan) Look, I know how you see things, and I respect that. But, I need to ask you a favor. I have to go to the funeral. I'm not going to be able to get through this alone. I've been crying for like, days. I really need your shoulder here. I need my best friend.

Episode Goofs
The clocks in Booth's bathroom are all set to different times.

While Sweets is giving his TV interview, the victim from "Death in the Saddle" is shown. However, that episode was not part of the Gormagon killings.

Earlier episodes stated Gormogon only uses widow's sons as apprentices; however, both of Zack's parents are alive.

Brennan says 180 centimeters is about 5'8". However, 180 is just shy of 5'11".

Cultural References
The comic book Booth is reading in the bathtub is from the "Green Lantern" series of books. David Boreanaz was the voice of the Green Lantern in the 2008 video Justice League: The New Frontier.

Warning: Bones season 3 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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