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Bones: The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond

When a teenager comes across a dismembered body in a pool of purple water, Brennan and Booth are called to the scene. There they find that the victim's head is missing. With help from the newest grad student, Wendell, the team learns the body is that of Jared Addison, a 25-year-old science fiction writer with severe OCD. Sweets lends his expertise to the case as Booth and Brennan interview suspects, which includes Jared's psychologist. Meanwhile, a person from the group's past gives them insight into the case.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Production Number: 4AKY01
Airdate: Wednesday September 24th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Josh Berman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Oct 16, 2008
AU (Seven) Nov 24, 2008
Argentina Feb 10, 2009
NL (RTL 4) Jan 24, 2011


Guest Stars
Eric MilleganEric Millegan
As Dr. Zack Addy
Michael Grant TerryMichael Grant Terry
As Wendell Bray
Dean CudworthDean Cudworth
As Jim Amerian
Debra ChristoffersonDebra Christofferson
As Kelly Sutton
Lisa KaminirLisa Kaminir
As Tilda Addison
Matt DohertyMatt Doherty
As Gary Tushman
Ryan AlvarezRyan Alvarez
As Ralph
Todd Robert AndersonTodd Robert Anderson
As David Sutton

Co-Guest Stars
Gregory HintonGregory Hinton
As Orderly
Ransford DohertyRansford Doherty
As Detective Paynter
Ronobir LahiriRonobir Lahiri
As Barista
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
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Eric Millegan (Dr. Zack Addy) since "The Pain in the Heart."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Katie GraySet FreeZach eats with the team

Episode Quotes
Sweets: You know, a sane person would regret murdering someone more than being taken in by a line of crap.
Zack: Define crap.
Sweets: Drivel, blarney, nonsense, uh, balderdash, twaddle, bull, bunkum, hooey. Like that.
Zack: Now I realize it was drivel-blarney-nonsense-balderdash-twaddle-bull-bunkum-hooey. Then I perceived it as logic.

Angela: These are children's shoes, but they're a size 11.
Cam: So you think our victim was a giant toddler?
Brennan: No, that would show up in the bones.
Cam: Sarcasm does not play well on the forensic platform.

Hodgins: I found coffee grounds and sea kelp in the treads of the vic's shoes.
Cam: So before our giant toddler was killed, he was brewing coffee on the seashore?
Hodgins: Yes, that's it precisely. Case closed.

Sweets: But you didn't plunge a knife into the man's chest?
Zack: It wasn't me.
Sweets: Zack, why did you confess?
Zack: I would've done it. If the master had asked, I would've done it.
Sweets: No, no you don't know that. People have no idea if they're capable of ending a life until they're put in that situation. In all of our sessions, I've had question marks, because you, at heart, are not a killer.

Sweets: People with OCD repeat patterns, in their lives, in order to stave off psychological panic. Now if we ask which of Jared Addison's set patterns have recently been disrupted we may very well discover what got him killed.
Bones: No, we can't ask Jared Addison. He's dead.
Sweets: (to Booth) She is wicked literal.

Brennan: Do all boys keep their masturbatory aids in their shoes?

Zack: I'm King of the Looney Bin.
Hodgins: Yeah you are.

Zack: I haven't actually literally done it before you know?
Sweets: Had sex?
Zack: Ended someone's life. Why doesn't anyone ever believe I've had sex?

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