It's game on for Booth and Brennan. After two painstaking weeks, Bones
returns tonight with a case that takes our favorite dynamic duo to strange new world--- a world that forces them to become freaks and fanatics in order to solve the mystery that is "The Gamer in the Grease."
Brennan and Booth are called to investigate the remains of a competitive gamer discovered in a grease truck, and they eventually learn that the victim, Steve Rifton, is the only active player known in the gaming community to have received a perfect score on a famous video game. A little side note: Bones
creator Hart Hanson reveals that they had to design their own retro game called Punky Pong, which you can see and play for yourself when the game is posted on FOX's website after the episode airs.
Going into the episode, we learn that Steve turned his success into a profitable business with a gaming referee and charged fans to play on the very machine that gave him the perfect score. Now, the Jeffersonian teams must narrow down the many suspects with motive for ending Rifton's reign as gaming king, while looking into sour business deals and bitter competitors.
Quite fittingly, this episode also finds Hodgins, Sweets and Jeffersonian intern Colin Fischer (guest star Joel David Moore) as they take turns camping out for the movie premiere of Avatar
, which is set in a virtual reality world that co-stars Bones
recurring player Moore as an on-ship technician overseeing avatar transference.
"The studio wanted us to do some kind of cross-over," producer Stephen Nathan explained to TV Guide
. "So we designed a whole story that kicks off with Sweets [John Francis Daley] meeting a girl in a movie line."
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