The March 18 episode of "Bones" ("The Doom in the Gloom") featured some unforgettable imagery, including a head in a toilet, gel flying all over the lab, and Sweets meeting his new roomies. Here are all the juicy details!
A body in a shedBooth and Brennan get a call about a body in Virginia. The body and the crime scene are all burned up; there are all kinds of explosives at the scene, as well. Oddly, despite everything else in the area being blackened, the victim's chest did not burn. Oh, and the victim's head is in a toilet.
The victimThis week's victim is Deanna Barbieri, who was discharged from the military after fighting with a Marine. She was definitely shot, but the question is who would want to kill her? Hodgins can't answer that, but he does prove that the shots that killed Deanna also ignited the explosives at the scene.
Sweets is movin' out!After spending much of this season living out of Parker's bedroom, Sweets is finally ready to move out of Booth and Brennan's home and get an apartment of his own. Dr. Brennan, in typical fashion, laments the loss of free child care. But nobody should feel bad for Sweets: His two new roommates are beautiful young women.
Serious weirdnessAs the team reviews Deanna's body, they discover that not only does she have an old injury caused by a cannonball, but she also was suffering from syphilis. The team finds that the only person buying the necessary supplies to make cannonballs in the area is a man named Dr. Fred Dumaski, aka "Dr. Apocalypse," a doomsday prepper. The FBI raids the prepper compound and wants to question everyone.
The suspectsBooth interrogates Carlene Blayney, the Marine that Deanna fought with before being discharged from the military. Phone records prove that Carlene called Deanna eight times in the past few months, but Carlene says she just wanted to apologize for their fight.
Also under suspicion: the various doomsday preppers. In addition to "Dr. Apocalypse," the prepper suspects are as follows: Delores Dumaski, the doctor's wife; Dennis Bukovac, a retired minister; and Milo Miles, a mechanical engineer.
Booth knows who killed DeannaBooth has a moment of clarity and determines that someone must have drugged Deanna and used a booby trap to take her out. By examining the hands of the Preppers for particulates, the team discovers that the booby trap was made by none other than Delores. Furious that Deanna was sleeping with her husband, Dolores didn't think that Deanna was a good fit for a group that had to stick together in order to survive.