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The Skull in the Sculpture 

A skull is found in a crushed car. The investigation leads to an artist who used crushed vehicles in his artwork, leaving the team to wonder if he made himself part of his art.

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Writers:

Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Carla Gallo ... Daisy Wick
Vicki Lewis ... Helen Bridenbecker
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Anton Deluca
Todd Bosley ... Duane
Bill Parks ... Chunky
Nichole Hiltz ... Roxie Lyon
David Greenman ... FBI Forensic Tech Marcus Geier
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Storyline

Car junk yard robbers find a press-crushed wreck containing a corpse. It's identified as postmodernist 'crushing art' sculptor Geoffrey Thorne. Gallery owner Helen Bridenbecker claims that he planned to commit suicide by becoming part of his last sculpture, which can't be deconstructed until it's proven to be a murder case. His assistant and heir, Roxie Lyon, was Angela's lesbian partner at college. A 89th fracture on his skull proves he was first murdered. Suspects also include his rival, forger Lucas 'Anton Deluca' Denton. Sweets convinces Angela it's time to dare date again. Written by KGF Vissers

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gay | dna | inheritance | therapy | See All (4) »


Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ending song played during the credits was used for the first time in this episode. See more »

Goofs

Angela refers (at about 29mins) to "pounds per square inch of force". "Pounds per square inch" is a unit of pressure. The units of force in the American system are "foot-pounds". Angela is an artist, but highly intelligent and precise and has been working with the group for over three years - she would have known this. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lance Sweets: [Sitting together at a restaurant over dinner helping Angela work out her feelings and how she should go about her pursuing a her relationship with Roxie] It's exactly the same situation as the last time you were sitting here. Except, you know, you're quieter.
Angela Montenegro: No, that was about Hodgins. This is about Roxie.
Dr. Lance Sweets: [Loudly] You want to have sex with Roxie!
Angela Montenegro: What was that about quieter?
Dr. Lance Sweets: I'm sorry, I'm not certain you're being guided by your brain, that's all. Need can be confused with love. Fantasy can ...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Happy Ground
Written by Pete Murray
Performed by Pete Murray
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Boxed in
7 December 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Was it murder or suicide? That's what the team must find out when the corpse of an avant garde artist is found inside a crushed car. Because the crushed car may represent a suicidal form of art and therefore worth a lot of money, the court orders the team to keep their hands off the thing. Which means they cannot extricate the body. So examining it gets very tricky. Booth and Brennan have a look at some of the dead guy's art, created with found objects. Booth of course is clueless. Brennan, God bless her and her closeted upbringing, proves less so. Guys will enjoy this episode for another reason. It involves two women and their lips.


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