Star Wars Collecting Solves Murder on Bones Team | January 10, 2011

In the episode “The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck” in the hit crime drama Bones, a murder investigation is cracked wide open thanks to someone buying Star Wars collector cards for way more than they are worth. Great to see Star Wars collecting being used to solve a murder case!

This isn’t the first time Dr. Sweets has dropped some Star Wars references on Bones, but it’s the coolest!

WATCH FULL EPISODE: Bones: “The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck”

(at 16:50)

Dr. Sweets: “I see you bought Star Wars trading cards.”

Suspect Kathy Lyford: “Yeah, growing up me and my brother were all fans of the Force.”

Sweets: “I understand. I’m a Star Warrior myself. (In C-3PO’s voice) Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you over-weight glob of grease.

Suspect: “Excuse me?”

Sweets: “C-3PO. I sounded just like him…from Star Wars. It’s like the most quoted line in the movie.”

Suspect: “Yeah. Of course.”

Sweets: “Can you explain to me why you spent $500 on a Jedi Knight trading card with a red border when it’s value is less than a dollar?”

Suspect: “I don’t know. I guess I made a mistake.”

Sweets: “What about The Clone Wars card you bought last month? Again you spent $500 but you could probably find it right now online for 50 cents.”

Suspect: “When I get stressed, I shop. You don’t have to make it into a big deal.”

Sweets: “I’m not making this into anything it’s not. I assure you.”


(at 18:28)

Dr. Sweets: “Kathy Lyford spent thousands of dollars buying Star Wars trading cards online.”

Agent Booth: “So I had an aunt who spent every last dime on old-fashioned cookie jars. What’s this got to do with our case?”

Sweets: “Yes, but there’s hundreds of online merchants that sell Star Wars trading cards. Kathy bought all of her cards from the same person at grossly inflated prices.”

Booth: “So you’re thinking she was somehow laundering money through an online merchant?”

Dr. ‘Bones’ Brennan: “So she was paying inflated prices for relatively worthless merchandise?”

Sweets: “That’s exactly what I’m thinking. Kathy bought all of her cards from a seller named Vader649.”

Booth: “I’ll get a subpoena for the identity of this Vader649. Good work, Sweets.”


(at 20:50)

Dr. Sweets: “Paul, we know that you’re Vader649.”

Suspect Paul: “So, is there a law against using that screenname?”

Sweets: “No, I’m actually more interested in the fact that you were suspended for fighting, bullying…”

Children’s Advocate: “As his advocate, I have to object Dr. Sweets.”

Sweets: “Okay, I assure you that I am as concerned with Paul’s welfare as you are. If he’s in trouble he needs help.”

Suspect: “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Sweets: “You’ve been selling Star Wars cards to your teacher, haven’t you?”

Suspect: “Yeah. Capitalism is king, right?”

Sweets: “Well, she’s been paying you a lot more than they were worth… a LOT more. Over $3,000 on worthless cards. Ms. Lyford was paying you for something else, wasn’t she?”

Children’s Advocate: “Don’t answer that.”

Sweets: “If he can offer an explanation, it could help him. Because right now the FBI thinks Ms. Lyford paid you to kill her husband.”

Children’s Advocate: “Paul, not another word.”


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