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

9:00 am EDT, 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?

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

Barnes & Noble has announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is already a gigantic hit. In fact, it’s the most pre-ordered book since Deathly Hallows.

It’s been 9 years since J.K. Rowling publsihed Deathly Hallows in the summer of 2007, but Harry Potter fans are evidently still eager for more stories from the Wizarding World. In a press release on Monday, the biggest book chain in the United States revealed that they haven’t seen pre-orders this huge since the last Harry Potter book.


“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is Barnes & Noble’s most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and we expect it to be our biggest selling book of the year,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble in a press release. “To guarantee that our customers get the new Harry Potter book as quickly as possible, Barnes & Noble is the only national retailer that’s guaranteeing delivery of the book on August 1, for both online and ship-to-home pre-orders placed by noon ET on Friday, July 29. Our booksellers are also preparing to host big crowds for our signature Midnight Magic parties on July 30.”

If you’ve passed by a brick and mortar Barnes & Noble in the past few months you’ve probably seen the heavy promotion they’ve been doing. Headers that state “HARRY POTTER IS BACK” will clearly entice people to pre-order.

HARRY POTTER IS BACK! (Spotted at a Barnes & Noble) #harrypotterforever #harrypotter

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In a report from the Wall Street Journal earlier this month we learned that Scholastic was printing 4.5 million copies of “the eighth story” for the United States and Canada. This is a far cry from the 12 million printed for Deathly Hallows, but still a very large print run for a book in modern times. (Also worth noting: Many readers have switched to eBooks in the years since Deathly Hallows.)

It’s nice to see that Harry Potter fans haven’t lost their interest in the series. Perhaps the success will inspire J.K. Rowling to continue writing within Harry’s world?

The book has also been a huge success on Amazon. The Cursed Child has sat at the top of the online retailer’s bestseller list for months.

Hypable will have lots of coverage surrounding The Cursed Child once it’s released this weekend. Stay tuned! AHHHH!

Sherlock finally made it to Hall H at Comic-Con and the creative team brought a few surprises. Steven Moffatt, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, and Benedict Cumberbatch were on hand to the thrill of fans.

Benedict Cumberbatch and crew definitely know how to work a crowd. Here are the top highlights of the panel that played to a crowd of thousands.

1. Season 4

They are currently two weeks from finishing Sherlock season 4. Cumberbatch said that “a lot comes home to roost this season… it’s ballsy.”

They have 26 pages to film this Tuesday. Cumberbatch states that the monologues are very challenging and take a lot of work.

As for actors’ favorite lines this season:

Gatiss: “Sherlock.”

Abington: Not a line but a beckoning gesture.

Cumberbatch: Can’t say.

Key names for next season (change from doing key words):

  • Moffat: Smith
  • Gatiss: Thatcher
  • Vertue: Sherinford

2. Keeping the show fresh

By not making as many episodes, the creators feel they actually keep the quality. They joked that under normal standards they’ve actually made about half a season of a standard TV show, or 13 episodes.

There are no plans for any other Victorian Era shows. Moffat feels that it would be less interesting if the mind palace returned there.

3. Learning curves and drugs

Gatiss stated that with 90-minute episodes you “really have to put [Sherlock and Watson] through the ringer.” Moffat added that because of this, Watson has to evolve. Watson can’t keep being amazed by Sherlock. As for Sherlock, “he can’t be the weird scary amoral man we met in the first episode… geniuses learn… he has to learn.”

Sherlock’s drug addiction comes back when he is not working. It’s hinted that the addiction will be a bigger issue this season than in the past.

4. The coat and the hair

There is apparently a big debate every year over changing the iconic coat. Sue Vertue wants to change it, and Steven Moffat wants to keep it. Benedict Cumberbatch dove into the debate stating, “I’m quite hung up on the coat…. but sometimes it has to come off.” The audience reaction was predictable.

Cumberbatch joked that he loved playing Sherlock in the Victorian era because of the slicked back hair. In the modern era it takes forever for his hair to get done. On a serious note, he loved the more straight-laced, clipped version of Sherlock.

5. First ‘Sherlock’ season 4 trailer

The teaser trailer featured this phrase over and over: “Something’s coming. It may be Moriarity, maybe not.” Literally every character we know and love looks like they are scared, angry, or worried on an epic scale.

One of the best moments is Mrs. Hudson saying with supreme venom to Mycroft, “Get out of my house you reptile.” Watch below:

6. Improv and family

There is actually, according to Cumberbatch, very little improvisation on set. It’s about how to do what’s there, and not messing with the script. He firmly believes that what is there is what is needed for the show.

Cumberbatch genuinely loves having his mom and dad play his TV mom and dad. Every now and then he can see his mother struggle to call him “Sherlock” and not “Ben.”

7. Mary in the know

Abbington didn’t know she was an assassin until well into the last season. When she found out, she told partner Martin Freeman, “My God, [the fans] are going to hate me.” Despite this, she loves the flawed characters of the series.

8. When will the series return?

No date was given for either the BBC release date or the PBS release date. We only know that it will premiere in 2017.

9. The dog photo

According to Cumberbatch the dog (depicted above) was a nightmare. “The dog wouldn’t fucking move,” he said. The companion was supposed to drag Sherlock all over London, but the dog didn’t like people, concrete, crowds… really anything about an urban setting.

Moffat and Gatiss resorted to writing a new scene on the spot to account for the lack of the dog’s interest in roaming. According to Gatiss all it did was drool on the concrete.

10. Future seasons?

Touching on the future of the series, Moffat stated, “Why is everybody assuming they survive season 4?” Gatiss joked, “We’re skipping season 5 and doing season 6.”

Moffat clarified that — contrary to recent reports — he never said that this season would be the last one (He’s right: All he said was the schedules of Cumberbatch and Freeman are only getting more difficult to work with). Gatiss added that they want to do more seasons, and they hope that they are able to.

Sherlock will be back in 2017. What do you think of the first season 4 trailer?

Marvel presented at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening and offered new looks at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more.

“We only want to come to Hall H when we have a lot to show you,” teased Marvel’s Kevin Feige at the start of the panel. Indeed, they had a ton to offer — including news of a new Marvel theme park attraction!

Everything we’ve learned at Marvel’s SDCC panel

  1. Marvel kicked off their panel with a new logo and updated fanfare by composer Michael Giacchino.

  2. Black Panther had some casting news to share: Lupita N’yongo will be playing one of the guards at Wakanda named Nakia. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan will be playing Erik Killmonger. We also received brand new casting news: Danai Gurira has joined the movie — She’ll play Okoye, head of Dora Milaje! Finally, a new logo for the film was revealed:


  3. Thor: Ragnarok unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the new film which included a look at Cate Blanchett as Hela. They also showed a documentary-style clip (think The Office) explaining where Hulk and Thor were during the events of Captain America: Civil War! In it, Thor had a tiny bed for Mjolnir and a crime board that tried to connect the Infinity Stones and discover their purpose. There is also mugshot of Loki. Like Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok had a new logo to show off with a retro looking subtitle:


  4. Doctor Strange’s portion of the panel kicked off with a smoke and laser show to introduce Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Tilda Swinton was also at the panel and spoke about the Ancient One. “The truth is, anyone can be The Ancient One,” she said. A clip from Doctor Strange was also showed in which Steven Strange meets Tilda’s character (It won’t be online).

  5. Thankfully, a brand new and wholly epic Doctor Strange trailer was released. Watch below:

    A new poster was also unveiled:


  6. Next up was Spider-Man: Homecoming. Director Jon Watts described the film as a high school movie about a 15-year-old Peter Parker who’s in the 10th grade. A new clip was unveiled and had a strong John Hughes vibe — Peter Parker is just your average high schooler trying to get through the day. There was also this great moment:

  7. Next up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which kicks off a few months after the first movie. The entire cast was there to introduce a new scene in which a very adorable Baby Groot helps Yondu and Rocket break out of prison. Baby Groot even has a little outfit! Adorably, the Ravengers — who captured Yondu and Rocket — refuse to hurt Baby Groot because of how cute he is.

    This movie got a new logo as well.


  8. Speaking of Marvel’s space dramedy, the studio also confirmed rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy theme park attraction. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and debuts Summer 2017 at Disneyland’s California Adventure theme park. Sadly, it’s replacing the classic Tower of Terror ride. Check out a behind the scenes video of the attraction:

  9. Marvel ended their panel by confirming that Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel, as was previously rumored. She took the stage to say hi to the adoring audience, and participated in a giant Marvel selfie:

All in all, Marvel had a ton to share. What do you think of all the developments?