Bodies in the Book

Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 3/14/07
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  • Episode Description
  • As Brennan's new book becomes a big hit, a murder turns up that mimics the first murder that takes place in her book. When two more bodies turn up murdered like the other two in her book, Brennan believes that the three murders were comitted by three separate killers.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Eric Millegan

    Zack Addy

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • Explanation for the murders is far-fetched.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 06, 2009

  • A pretty good episode of teamwork, but again, Bones and Sully's relationship is agitating me!

    By Awsumdave5, Sep 20, 2008

  • Life imitates fiction.

    By Angel2408, Nov 26, 2007

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 19, 2010

  • People are getting murdered, in the same ways as in Brennan's books

    By vicky24c, Apr 04, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Angela: Don't use your brain so much, sweetie. You have other organs that can give you far more pleasure.

    • (Booth and Brennan in her office after having solved the case) Booth: Tell you something: the sales of your book are gonna skyrocket after this. Brennan: The only problem is, our ending is a lot better than the one I wrote in the book. Booth: What, are you kidding me? Huh? Kathy Reichs and the FBI guy in the back of the AMG? Brennan: (smiles) The arrest. Booth: Oh, yeah, there's that.

    • (Brennan has just stormed out of Booth's office upset over the copycat murders) Booth: She wasn't this emotional before you came in the picture. Sully: Ah, I thought you weren't interested. Booth: Ha! Right, look, I don't need that, ok? Believe me, ok? I'm gonna go and talk to Sadie Keller's husband and why don't you (pejoratively) go back to your office there and sort through the fan mail, right? Bye.

    • (Booth and Brennan at the marina) Booth: So, is it just me, or is this, you know, kinda weird? Brennan: What? Booth: In your new book, they found a body at the marina, right? Brennan: You read my book? Booth: Of course. A guy at the dock saw something floating in the water, thought it was a dead fish, ended up being a decomposed hand. A dive crew just located the rest of the body. Brennan: I didn't think you would have the time to read my book. Booth: You have time to write it, I have time to read it. Besides, you can't avoid the damn thing, your book's everywhere.

    • Sully: (To Booth and Brennan) Congratulations! You guys make a great team. Booth: That's true. (Looks at Brennan affectionately) So true.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards "For Your Consideration" DVD for this season.

    • International Air Dates: Denmark: Tuesday April 17th, 2007 on TV3 Spain: Friday May 18th, 2007 Belgium: November 30th, 2007 Germany: Thursday December 13th, 2007 France: Friday March 14th, 2008 on M6 Australia: Thursday May 29th, 2008 on Seven Finland: Friday August 15th, 2008 on Sub

    • Featured Music: "Fault Line" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "The Secret Sun" by Jesse Harris

    Trivia (5)

    • Steve Braun also guest stars in episode 4.20 "Cover Story" of NCIS, in an episode that has a plot almost identical to the one in this episode of Bones. Special Agent Tim McGee discovers the bodies are killed the same way as in a book he is writing. The difference is, McGee's book is still being written, where as Bones' has been published.

    • Goof: A little over halfway into the episode, when Bones is talking with Angela about her relationship with Sully, she asks Angela for advice on which earings to wear. She can be seen putting in her left earring, but when the camera switches angles, she suddenly has the matching earring already in her right ear.

    • Goof: Oliver Laurier fainted at the sight of blood, suggesting that he is squeamish about it, but in the pilot episode Oliver had no problem when he was asked to apply pressure to Ken Thompson's wounded leg, which was bleeding after Brennan shot him.

    • Brennan now has three published books. They include (in order) Bred in the Bone, Cross Bones, and Red Tape, White Bones. Red Tape, White Bones is Brennan's newest book and is the book featured in this episode.

    • Camille reminds Temperance that in the end of her books, Kathy Reichs always gets the murderer. Kathy Reichs is the real forensic anthropologist whose life the show is based on. In essence, she has become a character in a book written by a character in a story created by her.

    Allusions (2)

    • Bones: Hi, Ellen. Sully: Oh course, she did look hot on The View. I think Rosie might've had a thing for her. Sully is referring to the fact that Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell, who are both famous talk show hosts, are both lesbians.

    • "Strangers On a Train" The plot of this episode is similar to that of "Strangers On a Train". In the movie, two strangers meet on a train and make a deal to kill one guy's wife and the other's father. In this episode, three people make a deal to kill each other's targets. The plot of "Strangers On a Train" has also been used in many other TV series and movies including an episode of CSI ("A Night at the Movies" 3x19).

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