Season 8 "Bones" episode "The Corpse on the Canopy" opens with Angela and Hodgins in bed with their baby crying in the background. A drop of blood falls on Hodgins' face, startling him awake. He opens his eyes and screams: There is a bloody corpse suspended from a canopy over the bed. Angela rushes to check on their son, who is fine, but surrounded by flower petals.
Angela and Hodgins call in Booth and Bones, and determine that they were drugged with gas in order to keep them knocked out while the corpse was brought in. They also determine that the flower petals sprinkled around their son's bed came from an Egyptian crocus, and Pelant's last known location was in Egypt.
Angela and Hodgins are furious that Pelant would touch their son and want Booth to take him out. Booth refuses: When he brings in Pelant, he wants it to be legal and in the system.
In order to prevent computer genius Pelant from messing with their investigation, most of the Jeffersonian staff are dismissed, and numerous countermeasures are installed to keep their data clean. Booth demands that nobody use cell phones during the investigation into how this corpse died.
The team finds markings on the bones that are indicative of diving, parachute training, and a shrapnel wounds: The victim was likely Special Forces. Agent Flynn offers to help Booth with the case and provides a classified file for a Special Forces guy who served in both Iraq and Africa.
The victim is identified as Xavier Freeman. A search of his apartment turns up some serious guns -- the type that are used by hired killers. But a talk with his private security firm employer, SERBERUS, doesn't turn up much that is of use. Unbeknownst to the Jeffersonian team, Pelant is working at SERBERUS under an alias after having stolen and doctored Freeman's passkey.
Back at the lab, Hodgins learns that his blood work didn't contain any trace amounts of gas. He decides to biopsy his own lung for a trace of gas in the tissue. Angela offers to have her lung biopsied, as well: They learn that the gas used on them is a rare anesthetic, and only two companies have a license to sell the drug in large enough quantities to have been used on Angela and Hodgins. As it turns out, Hodgins owns both companies. He is able to learn that Pelant bought the drug under the alias Justin Trimple.
Angela decides to spam "Trimple": When Pelant blocks the incoming spam, the team learns that he is working on a server at SERBERUS. The FBI sends in a strike team, but Pelant messes with the security cameras so he can make his escape.
Booth and Flynn are finally able to track down Pelant, and they two chase him through the SERBERUS basement. However, Pelant rigs a gun to remotely fire at the agents, shooting Flynn but missing Booth. As Pelant drives off, Booth manages to fire off a single round and injures Pelant.
Despite being injured, Pelant is able to send a Predator drone toward a school for girls in Afghanistan. Simultaneously, Pelant begins to drains all of the money from Hodgins's bank accounts. Angela can stop Pelant from taking the money, but if she does, they will lose access to the drone. Pelant is giving Hodgins a choice: keep his money or save the lives of the innocent Afghani girls. Hodgins chooses to save the girls, and Angela is able to make the drone self-destruct before impact.
Back at their home, Booth and Brennan watch over their baby and wonder what Pelant will do next. In the final shot, Pelant is seen inside a veterinary clinic. He has killed the vet on duty and is sewing his face back together after being shot.
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