The Plain in the Prodigy

Season 5, Ep 3, Aired 10/1/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The bones of Levi Yoder, a member of an Amish community, are found near a railroad. When Booth and Brennan discover that Yoder was a brilliant pianist, they believe his talent may have lead to his death. Meanwhile, Cam has a hard time coping with becoming a new parent, and asks Booth to help keep Michelle in line.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • John Francis Daley

    Dr. Lance Sweets

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  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • A very good episode..

    By jared85, Oct 08, 2009

  • Remains of a teenage boy are found near the railroad which at first seem to belong to the 19th century and are later discovered to be of an Amish boy with a special gift whose untimely murder deprived the world of a prodigy.

    By parmissm11, Oct 07, 2009

  • Absolutely brilliant ending!

    By Pucktweety, Oct 31, 2009

  • Really good

    By vicky24c, May 23, 2010

  • loovely!!

    By Deia_Doll, Oct 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Booth: Perry, right? Michelle's boyfriend? Perry Wilson: Yes, sir, Perry Wilson. Michelle is with Cam, she told me to wait here. Booth: FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. Perry: F-FBI? Booth: Michelle's, uh, family to me. I'm her number one uncle. Perry: Really? Sh-she didn't mention you. Booth: (pushes back his jacket to reveal his gun) In fact, I'm also a trained sniper. Perry: Okay. Wow, uh … (Booth grasps his shoulder and starts walking him down the hall.) Booth: Listen, Perry, right? You're a red-blooded young … man, and, uh, Michelle is, you know, she's an attractive young girl. So I assume that you, uh … Perry: What? (Booth raises his eyebrows meaningfully.) Perry: No! No, no. Booth: All right, because Michelle deserves your respect. You understand? Perry: I do. I do respect her. We were just gonna go to a movie tonight. Booth: All right. And if you behave any way less than a gentleman towards her, I'll find you. I think we understand each other, right? Perry: Yes, sir. Booth: Mm-hmm. (Michelle and Cam enter.) Booth: Michelle! Hi, we were just talking about what you were doing tonight. Michelle: Yeah, we're going to the movies. Perry: Just a movie, that's all. Moo-vee. Booth: Hey Bones, um, you've met Perry, Michelle's boyfriend. Brennan: Yes, nice to see you again. I heard about Princeton. You have a very bright future ahead. Perry: I hope so. Brennan: Mm-hmm. Booth: Me too. Have fun tonight, okay? (he and Brennan leave) Perry: (to Michelle) Sniper, good man.

    • Booth: You know, when I was a kid, Bones, I always wanted to be a hobo. I wanted to ride the rails, play the guitar ... Bones: Be malnourished, riddled with preventable disease. Booth: Tell you what. You know what? You could make Santa Claus cry. You really could.

    • Cam: When do teenagers start having sex? Angela: (surprised) Hello? Hodgins: If they could, they'd start in the morning and go until they drop. Clark: Please tell me this is about the case?

    • Angela: Hey listen Cam. Every teenager goes through this. Think about what you went through. Cam: (nods then looks shocked) Me? Oh God! What am- what am I gonna to do?

    • 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: Yea 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!

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    Notes (3)

    • Featured Music: "Complex" by The Drawbacks "Maple Leaf Rag" (played by Levi and Karen on the piano - the first song in the video of Levi) "Sonata in E Minor" (played by Levi and Tony - the second song in the video of Levi) "Nocturne in B Flat Minor" (played by Levi on the piano - the third song on the video of Levi, his audition song) "River's Edge" by Great Lake Swimmers (when Booth arrests the killer) "Harpsichord Suite Set II, No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 440 I" (played by Levi on the piano in the video of him)

    • International Air Dates: United Kingdom: October 22nd, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD Australia: November 1st, 2009 on Channel Seven Sweden: November 29th, 2009 on TV3 Spain: December 18th, 2009 on Fox Latin America: January 27th, 2010 on Fox Norway: February 11th, 2010 on TV3 Belgium: April 1st, 2010 on 2BE Finland: September 11th, 2010 on Sub Slovakia: September 15th, 2010 on JOJ Germany: September 23rd, 2010 on RTL Czech Republic: March 17th, 2011 on Prima

    • Cam's adopted daughter Michelle is now played by Tiffany Hines. Dana Davis, who previously played Michelle in the season four episode "The Doctor in the Den," left the show to play Chastity on ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You.

    Trivia (3)

    • In the car on the way to talk to Levi's parents, Booth mentions that the Amish "reject buttons," but then in the next scene, Levi's dad is wearing a shirt with buttons.

    • Unless Levi, Tony, and Karen were film editors as well as music students, their home video of Levi playing the piano would not be so advanced to include multiple camera angles while maintaining the continuity of the music.

    • The music piece played by Levi Yoder for his audition is Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1.

    Allusions (1)

    • Clark: Working here is like being on The View. This is a reference to the ABC daytime show The View, a talk show in which a panel of female co-hosts of different ages discuss current issues such as social and political news.

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