Bones (2005–2017)
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The Superhero in the Alley 

Bones and Booth investigate a body found in an alley that is dressed in a costume. The case leads them to a missing teen involved in comic books and a role playing game.

Director:

James Whitmore Jr.

Writers:

Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jonathan Adams ... Daniel Goodman
Judith Hoag ... Helen Granger
Ivar Brogger ... John Kelton
Aaron Paul ... Stew Ellis
Josh Keaton ... Yasutani the Terrible
Adriana DeMeo ... Abigail Zealey
John Mese ... Ted McGruder
Sarah Aldrich ... Lucy McGruder
John M. Jackson ... FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen
Suzette Craft Suzette Craft ... Kelly Meira
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Storyline

Bones happily postpones her stress research contribution to a 9,600 year old Chinese find to help Booth prevent embarrassment to the FBI after the discovery of a boy in rubber costume, despite maggot-consumption, found to be smashed to death before he was pushed from a roof to stage a suicide. He's identified as 17 year-old nerd Warren Granger, who had no social life except Yasutani the Terrible's loony 'clan' of comics superhero fans role-playing self-invented characters in costumes. Warren designed and drew his own superhero comic, in which he starred with fellow member Abigail Zealey alias 'Blue'; the director studies his psychology from the story-text. While 'research reading' introduces Zack to the fantasy world of comics, the sleuths examine the presumably fatal fantasies and teenage group dynamics... Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episodes early reference to the recently discovered skeleton in The Kunlun Mountains in which Brennan would be contributing stress marker analysis may have been a reference relating to the comic book theme of the episode. The comic book character Danny Rand aka Iron Fist is trained in the mystical city of K'un Lun which is located in The Kunlun Mountains. See more »

Goofs

Hodgins says there is bubbling and pitting on the periosteum; the periosteum, a membrane of connective tissue surrounding bones, is not present on these cleaned bones. See more »

Quotes

Zack Addy: [about the victim] Epiphyseal union with the diaphysis on the wrists, knees and ankles suggests the was between 14 and 18 years old. 1.6 meters tall, a very slight build suggesting that he was at the younger end of the scale.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: That tracks with the bag. The degraded cellulose we found is a graphic novel.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: A what?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: It's a comic book.
Zack Addy: I never read comic books.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: Really? Oh, I had you pegged for a graphic novel nut.
Zack Addy: The face and cranial vault are badly fractured. Blows to the parietal have sent radiating...
[...]
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Connections

References Battlestar Galactica (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Out Of Control
Written by Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield
Performed by She Wants Revenge
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Insensitive to Domestic Violence
25 June 2015 | by leighanders-86284See all my reviews

The reason I gave this episode the lowest of low marks, was due to the insensitivity to the plight of domestic violence in our world.

Your writer(s) made that segment seem like it is the "woman's" fault for being in that circumstance, without knowing what it is truly like. In fact, you made the character feel personal guilt for her "husband" killing the boy. Your writers were more "giving and understanding" to the parents who had isolated and had no love for him. Really... that's the problem with writers, you can shift people's views on public issues... and in this case, you shifted it the WRONG WAY.

Try to understand that it is sometimes a brave act to stay, as well as a brave act to leave. A woman will need to make decisions for her own safety, and sometimes the safety of her children, that you may not understand. She will need to find the confidence and the right time to act.

She will know when it is time to leave...


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