Whether or not it is “real to life”, Bones is by far one of my favorite shows and I look forward to watching it every week. I am not a follower from the beginning having only seen a few episodes here and there, but I had gone back and watched every episode before catching up with the current seasons. The combination of science-y stuff and characters that I love and can relate to just makes it a great show for me. Plus… David Boreanaz, need I say more?
The crime the team is investigating in this episode involves a somewhat petrified body found in a car. Of course, they quickly determine that he was murdered and they’re off to the lab to determine who, how, and why. The one side bit to this episode is that there is a guy video taping the team work in order to get donations for the Jeffersonian. However, they get Dr. Edison to help with the case, even though he is not part of the crime unit anymore, because he is viewed as more camera friendly and relatable. Through-out the episode, the camera guy is wandering around which causes Bones to try to compete with Dr. Edison to be more likable. Bones struggles throughout the episode with the idea that maybe she is “stern and imperious” and maybe even mean or rude. She talks with Booth at the end to ask if she is always like this and he comforts her to say she is nice and not always like she was on the footage.
Back to the murder, the victim was determined to be an undercover cop, but there is some suspicion that he has gone dirty, since he had swallowed a bag of diamonds before he left. Bones and Booth meet with the cop, Dinco, who knew the details about the victim’s undercover work. He was very upset over the suggestion that the victim may have been dirty and he quite upset and passionate, though a little anxious, about wanting to work on the case and does not stir up any suspicion. That is until the victim’s wife says that it would be his fault, even if he didn’t pull the trigger.
Based on some of the particulates and such on the bullet, they determine where the victim was shot. While there find a foot that was most likely left by whoever shot the victim in the first place. Meanwhile, Angela is able to perform some of her technological magic and trace the ATM robberies to a house that is rented by two students. They suspect that the female student just may be missing a foot. Booth and Bones go to check it out and they find the female in the bed with her leg starting to gangrene. Booth questions her before letting the rescue team to the hospital. Shortly after that, they are able to catch up with the other student and bring him in for questioning, but only after he was roughed up by Dinco. The kid admits that they were going to buy the diamonds, but the undercover cop took their money and shot his girlfriend. By this point, they also know that the gun used to kill the victim was one issued by the DC police, so the kids did not kill him. That turns the gaze on Dinco as the murderer, but that does not last long when Hodges finds particulates of leather, alcohol, and jasmine on some of the gun powder in the bones.
They bring the victim’s wife in to question her and she finally admits that she killed him because she wanted the money to herself. She had shot him with his own gun through her leather purse and had broken a bottle of perfume she in there in the process, hence the particulates.
I was a little disappointed that the rest of the team are not in the episode much. I love Angela, but she was only in the show for a short time. Even the rest of the team, Sweets and Hodges, were not main characters in this episode. I do prefer episodes where the whole team gets very involved Especially where Hodges does experiments!
Overall, I didn’t find this to be one of the best episodes, but it was still good. The case they were involved in wasn’t as interested and didn’t seem as detailed as others in the past, probably because of the elements of the documentary and such. I give it 7 bones out of 10.