Bones: “The Method in the Madness”

Grade: A+

Airdate: 11/5/12

After being off the air for a little while, Bones come back with a fun and goofy episode. Nothing really important happened but I really liked this episode. It was just fun. The story picks up two weeks over Sweets’ (John Francis Daley) break up with Daisy. Apparently, he has been living in his office since then. Booth (David Boreanaz) realizes this and invites Sweets to stay with him and Bones (Emily Deschanel) of a little while.

That created a lot of funny situations and every member of the team, including Booth and Bones, taking bets on how long Sweets would stay with them. Angela (Michaela Conlin) picked infinity because she said they were going to adopt him, which got even goofier when Booth said he could sleep in Parker’s room.

Because it is Bones, there was a still a gruesome murder mixed in with all of this. A mutilated and cut up body was found inside a garbage truck. Cam (Tamara Taylor) and this week’s squintern Fisher (Joel David Moore) discover that the victim was still alive when she was cut up. Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) asks them not to tell Angela that. I’m thinking that was because Angela seemed to be in a sick-of-murder mood again. But, why the entire team was trying to protect Angela was never really explained.

She is able to identify the victim as Jessica or the applesauce lady. She sells $9 jars of organic applesauce that Christine and Michael-Vincent (who I guess doesn’t go by Michael anymore) really like. Booth and Bones head into the artisan district to talk to the victim’s business partner. A bunch of other suspects are quickly interviewed and Booth and Bones discover that the victim had a bunch of money in her pocket when she died, was a prostitute but lied about it, has a overprotective uncle that beat-up her doctor, and was trying to sell off the applesauce business.

Back in the lab, Fisher keeps finding similarities between this murder and victims of famous serial killers. He thought they were dealing with a Jack the Ripper copycat for a while. For some reason my mind kept jumping to Christopher Palent. It was everyone talking about serial killers, protecting Angela (who I think is going to have a run in with Palent) and the gruesome nature of the murder. But, I feel like I was in that one episode in season three when everyone thinks the killer is Gormogon and Cam tells them they are being ridiculous. I was too, the killer ended up being the business partner, who pushed Jessica into a piece of cooking equipment by accident. She was made about Jessica trying to sell off the business.

At the end of the episode, Sweets decides he needs to be his own man and find an apartment. Bones has an anthropological coming of age dance party for him before he leaves. So, not a lot happened. It reminded me of the Halloween episode from season three, which is one of my favorite episodes; it was fun and I liked it. A+.


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