Bones‘ fifth episode in season 8 “The Method in the Madness” was a Sweets (John Francis Daley) heavy episode and explored the artisan business. It’s time for the weekly recap of Bones and its amusing episode.
With possibly its best opening in its eight seasons, Bones captivated viewers with two garbage men singing while a body falls out of the truck.
Cut to Sweets casually sleeping in his office when Booth (David Boreanaz) stops by with a case and becomes concerned for his mental health. Booth offers a place to stay for “a night or two.” We’ll see how long this lasts.
As seen in the clip posted by Hypable previously, Booth informs Brennan (Emily Deschanel) about the change, who seems fine with it saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) notes the murder timeline, and warns that Sweets is never dating anyone again. Do you want him to get together with FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling (Danielle Panabaker) or back together with Daisy (Carla Gallo)?
Cam (Tamara Taylor) deduces that the victim was alive when her skin was eviscerated. Meanwhile squintern Colin Fisher (Joel David Moore), Hodgins, and Brennan debate the brutality of the Incas. It looks like Angela (Michaela Conlin) will have to put the face back together piece by piece.
Is there anything more adorable than Sweets staying in Parker Booth’s (Ty Panitz) room? He looks so lost.
As seen in the other clip discussed by Hypable, Hodgins starts a pool to guess on how long Sweets will last as a house-guest. Angela believes Sweets will be adopted, validating the Parker analogy.
The victim Jessica is a co-owner of Them Apples, a store which Brennan and Angela frequent. Her business partner Brooke is a close friend and reveals that Jessica had lupus and made frequent visits to a clinic. She directs them towards an angry butcher Adam who brought Jessica free meat. He says he was threatened by a man to stop talking to Jessica and gets upset at claims that his meat is not agro-friendly.
Jessica had $2,000 in sequential bills on her when she died, after appearing at a farmer’s market. Cam rules out that the victim had lupus.
Viewers get to enjoy a cute Christine (Susanne Allan Hartman) sighting while Brennan tells Sweets to stay with them instead of living at a hotel, basing her argument on his praise of craftsmanship and past job at a record store. Do you agree with her logic?
Sweets has turned into quite the helpful house-guest, even doing Booth and Brennan’s laundry. Fans can rest easy knowing Booth wears Captain America underwear.
According to Dr. Reese, Jessica got tested each month for STDs, leading Sweets to determine she was a prostitute on the side.
Mr. Fisher rules out the butcher as the killer is right-handed and draws a parallel between the murder and Jack the Ripper (the victim was a prostitute and her throat was split). He works late into the night under the watch of a lantern, being a bit creepy and reminding us of fan-favorite Zack (Eric Millegan).
Sweets oversteps his boundaries by bathing in Booth and Brennan’s bathroom and appears only in a towel. Is this on Tumblr yet? Meanwhile Mr. Fisher stops by to show the victim was restrained, while Brennan leisurely enjoys her wine. Looks to be a fun night in the Booth-Brennan household. Do you want to live there now?
Dr. Reese has an arrest record for solicitation, moving him to the top of the suspect list. They arrive at his home, only to find him in a top hat with a knife while a woman in lingerie is restrained and frightened. Reese denies his guilt but instead admits to hiring women, including Jessica, to roleplay his fantasies.
Reese points to a larger man who scared him and locked him in his closet. He echoes the same claim that Adam the butcher made.
Sweets apologizes for his behavior the previous night and is looking for his own apartment. Using his psychology skills, he theorizes that the large man is a former client of Jessica who has become obsessed with her. Angela identifies the man using a traffic cam.
Willis turns himself in and is Jessica’s sort-of uncle who was watching out for her. He acted on her behalf with the butcher and charged into the doctor’s home when he heard Jessica’s scream. He offered her a deal for her to move to Baltimore if she stopped prostituting herself.
The victim was cut 18 times and remained in one position; thus leading the Jeffersonian team to theorize that her death was caused by a machine. Booth and Brennan issue a warrant to co-owner Brooke and discover the murder weapon. Jessica revealed that she wanted to sell and take Willis’ deal and in anger, Brooke slapped her and Jessica fell in.
Booth invites Sweets to stay as long as he doesn’t take his scotch. Sweets suspects that Booth just wants to win the bet while Brennan thinks he has to dance and celebrate. Brennan and Sweets engage in celebratory dancing capping off an amusing episode.
“I don’t have a box for infinity. The furthest I have is a month.” (Hodgins referring to the bet.)
“An occasional prostitute, interesting.” (Mr. Fisher referring to the victim.)
What did you think of this episode of Bones? What were your favorite moments and/or lines?
Bones airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.
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