Booth and his boss are at the crime scene. You know it’s bad when Booth’s boss is there. A teenager’s body has been found and the media is all over the case already. It looks like the body fell from one of the buildings around, but Booth tries his charm smile out on Brennan so that she’ll quickly conclude it’s murder. She knows better, though. Brennan estimates the age as 12-17, but the size indicates the lower end of the scale. Back at the lab, Hodgins determines that some foreign material with the body was a comic book and we find out that Zack isn’t a comic geek. Hodgins and I are both surprised. Brennan comes to the conclusion that the body was dropped after he was dead: it’s a murder!
A murder/kidnapping brings up discussions of babies as Brennan and Booth find themselves in the middle of a witness protection case.
The body of the week is a woman found in a burning car. Also in the car are a child size backpack and a seatbelt that’s been cut away, leading to thoughts of a kidnapping. When Brennan confirms that the woman gave birth 5-8 years ago, Booth pressures her for a guess at any hint to the woman’s identify so that they can try to find the child. Read More Bones Retro Recap 1.11: “The Woman in the Car”
In what now has become one of the must-see episodes of Bones, we’re introduced to Howard Epps, a killer who Booth put away. He’s 24 hours away from execution, but doubts are raised as to his guilt. Booth enlists Brennan and team to put those doubts to rest one way or another. Read More Bones Retro 1.07 “The Man on Death Row”
Angela manages to get Brennan to come out to a night club and take a night off from dead bodies and emails. After Brennan references the music as “tribal,” a girl takes offense to that, but another girl comes to Brennan’s defense: “She’s using Descartes’ philosophy to say she’s down with the music.” But the first girl isn’t having it and starts to throw down. Unfortunately, she also throws the girl into a wall, which starts to crumble and release a cloud of white powder. Oh, there’s also a mummified dead body in there. Read More Bones Retro Recap 1.06 “The Man in the Wall”
At a bowling alley, a really snotty kid named Justin is having a birthday party. And no one is letting him bowl, apparently, so he yells at him mom that he wants to bowl. Hey! His mom is Libby from Sabrina! Read More Bones Season Six Finale Recap: “The Change in the Game”
The the cold open, we follow a couple on an online blind date. The guy is a lepidopterist, and they’ve come to a spot where butterflies frolic. The girl isn’t as into butterflies… she’s brought a blanket so they can get to some al fresco love making (or just making out, who knows). He points out a swarm of butterflies on the ground and she lays out the blanket there. As they tumble around, the butterflies disperse and the couple realizes they were swarming around a dead body. Libido: off. Read More Bones Recap 6.20 “The Truth in the Myth”
PSAs Kids: Remember to add time to your DVRs. The never-ending show that is American Idol is the Bones lead-in now. Also, I’m trying a new, more free-form, commentary recap style this week. Let me know how you like it in the comments. Read More Bones Recap 6.15: The Killer in the Crosshairs
Since we’re jumping into Bones in the middle of the sixth season, here’s a little overview of your key players and storylines. During the hiatuses we’ll head back to the beginning and start recapping from Day 1 (if you want to catch up, though, all of the first five season are on Netflix Watch Instantly, and they make for a great series binge). Read More Recap: Bones 6.14, “The Bikini In The Soup”