‘Bones’ recap: 8×07 ‘The Bod in the Pod’

9:00 am EST, November 20, 2012

Bones‘ episode “The Bod in the Pod” looked at the business of crime scene clean-up in what seemed to be a filler episode. After last week’s emotional and heartfelt “The Patriot in Purgatory,” it was a letdown in terms of plot and quality. What follows is a recap, so naturally spoilers are included from this episode.

Reminiscent of Hurricane Sandy, Bones opened with a garbage barge washing a decomposed body onto the beach. Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) theorizes that the victim is one of the pod people. Meanwhile Cam (Tamara Taylor) reveals that she’s broken up with her daughter’s gynecologist and reveals to Angela (Michaela Conlin) that she is dating someone else. Refusing to reveal information, Cam tries to keep her private life separate from her professional life.

Dr. Vaziri (Pej Vahdat) feeds Hodgins’ excitement about the possible pod person as they attempt to untangle the body. So excited, Hodgins faints, as Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) teases him for his reaction to carbon dioxide. Vaziri (Pej Vahdat) reveals that the victim’s teeth were smashed out.

Back at the Brennan-Booth house, Sweets (John Francis Daley) theorizes as to why the teeth were smashed out. Brennan asks Booth (David Boreanaz) and Sweets to refrain from talking about the case as they try to keep work and home separate. Do you think this works if a couple works together? Meanwhile, Brennan reveals she is writing a children’s book. What do you think it should be on, besides murder?

Dr. Vaziri’s (Pej Vahdat) talent for poetry is revealed in his new book of poems in Farsi. The victim is identified as Lucky, a crime scene cleaner, who had an affair with a supervisor at a Lumber store, and had promised to leave his wife. As his fourth wife, Lucky’s wife was aware of his philandering ways, but put up with it due to her desire for her son Davey to have a father figure.

Angela narrows down the possible murder weapons, while Brennan reveals that Dr. Vaziri’s (Pej Vahdat) poem was both beautiful and sexual. He started writing in 1997 in his first year at the University of Tehran, where he was expelled for his writings and became a political exile. It is always interesting to have more of the squinterns’ backgrounds fleshed out on Bones.

Sweets interviews Davey, who idolized Lucky and who works for his company. Sweets tries to get Davey into incriminating his mother. Instead Davey points him to the owner of Grim Sweeper Cleaning.

Sweets then interviews Carville, the owner of Grim Sweeper Cleaning, who previously had a lawsuit against Lucky. Lucky and Carville were to join companies, despite Davey’s reluctance. Carville issues a challenge for Brennan to find any blood on his tools that is Lucky’s, considering he is a crime scene cleaner.

Cam asks if Vaziri wrote a poem for her in his book. He has, and then recites in Farsi, in a truly romantic retelling. They make quite an interesting but unexpected pairing. Hodgins interrupts them as Cam chases after him to keep quiet.

In a rare instance, Brennan works off of a hunch that Carville is the killer as he presented a challenge to her. Hodgins pinpoints the place of the crime as Vaziri begs Hodgins to stay silent, saying his life was in his hands.

With no qualms about arguing in front of murder suspect Davey, Brennan and Booth debate who they believe killed Lucky. Davey reveals that he was sent home as Lucky wanted to invite a woman over to the site. Lucky’s mistress Renee reveals she delivered flooring but went home.

As Hodgins mistranslates one of Vaziri’s poems on the rooftop, Hodgins and Angela spy Vaziri and Cam making out outside of the Jeffersonian. They agree to keep the secret between them.

Booth is convinced that Brennan’s hunch about Carville is right after talking to him. The FBI and Jeffersonian team tear the place apart trying to look for something the Grim Sweeper missed in his clean-up but with no luck.

Booth leaves Sweets in charge of Baby Christine at 3 a.m. while he and Brennan go off on a lead. What we wouldn’t give for a scene of Sweets babysitting Christine. Using a hairdryer trick she learned from a shaman, Brennan makes blood rise to the surface.

Angela discovers a pattern based on the density of the blood due to the compression of an artificial knee. The money from the home invasion was found in Carville’s home and Brennan gleefully declares “Gotcha” in celebration.

Angela and Hodgins enjoy a romantic night, continuing to mistranslate Vaziri’s poems. Brennan tries to figure out why she knew Carville was the killer, and ends up revealing a few reasons on why she loves Booth. Cam and Dr. Vaziri worry about who knows, as she still wants to keep it a secret from everyone at the Jeffersonian.

This episode was not the strongest of the season. Where do you think this season of Bones is going? What’s the major arc? Where you expecting Dr. Vaziri and Cam to get together?

Photo Credit: Fox Broadcasting

Best Line of the Episode: “Do not fall into the evidence Dr. Hodgins. It will only add to your humiliation.” (Brennan to Hodgins)

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2007 Oscars?

3:32 pm EST, January 18, 2017

As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

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As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

In 10 years, will we look back at the 2017 Oscars and remember every detail of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling awkwardly accepting award after award for La La Land while the other nominees politely clap and try not to grit their teeth? Or will the event fade into distant memory?

Maybe we can get an answer to that question by dialling back the clock to 2007 and see just how clearly we remember the 79th Academy Awards.

How did you do? Tell us how well you remember the 79th Academy Awards in the comments!

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be unveiled Tuesday, January 24.

You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

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You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

“Sources connected to production tell us eight outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river,” says TMZ. “The dog eventually got in the water — or was forced in — but was quickly submerged.”

At 1:28 in the below trailer you can see a scene that looks similar to what was being filmed in TMZ’s video:

Universal and their partners at Amblin told TMZ in a statement, “Fostering a safe environment and ensuring the ethical treatment of our animal actors was of the utmost importance to those involved in making this film and we will look into the circumstances surrounding this video.”

A Dog’s Purpose stars Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson. It opens next Friday, January 27.

Update: Josh Gad, who voices a dog in the movie, issued the following statement on Instagram. He speaks highly of the film but says he finds the leaked video “disturbing.”

“While I do not know all of the details and cannot speak to the level of care and caution that went into this moment (as I was never on set for the marking of this film), I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will.”

Since apparently some of you did not see the statement I issued last night, here it is again.

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We’re suddenly way less interested in seeing this.

Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

Original story (May 2016): Heroic Hollywood, who has a good record of breaking superhero news, is the source behind the exciting development. As was previously announced, the animated Spider-Man movie will be produced by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo are also set to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff for Lucasfilm.

Who is Miles Morales? As we wrote in a lengthy tell-all about the character last year:

Miles Morales is the current Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Introduced in 2011, Miles is a black-hispanic young man who, like Peter Parker, is a talented scientist and self-proclaimed nerd. However, unlike his predecessor, Morales steps into the superhero’s shoes at the surprisingly young age of 13.

Raised in Brooklyn, Miles was born into a family plagued by criminal activity. Before settling down with his wife Rio, Miles’s father Jefferson used to be crime partners with his brother Aaron (Miles’s uncle). However, where Jefferson tried to shrink away from the lifestyle, Aaron continues to embrace it — assuming the role of classic Marvel villain the Prowler. After pulling off a heist on Oscorp, Aaron unknowingly takes a genetically modified spider home with him. It is at Aaron’s house that Miles is bit by the spider and starts the transformation into Spider-Man.

Where Peter Parker relished the opportunity to become spidey, Miles is reluctant to enter the world of vigilantism. What’s more, his family’s criminal history causes him to question whether or not he can ever be a hero, or if evil is hardwired into him.

Oh, and one other cool thing about him: The guy is immortal, unlike the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man.

Related: Who is Miles Morales? We explain everything

The rumor mill was alive with chatter about the MCU’s Spidey being the Miles Morales version last year, but obviously those reports never panned out. The Peter Parker version of Spider-Man was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. He’s getting his own spinoff film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, next year.

Telling the Miles Morales story on screen may be just the thing the animated Spider-Man movie needs in order for it to draw people into the theaters in December 2018. We’ve had enough Peter Parker stories!

2018 will be a great year for super hero diversity: Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman will be released a few months earlier.