The show opens with a couple of guys at a lake at night as they plot to cheat at the next day's fishing tournament. They spy a large bag and open it to find human remains.
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Beck and Booth find Johannessen for a chat. He is now a security guard. He asks the duo if they actually killed Ibrahim. The terrorist was in isolation, and Johannessen was the only person that Ibrahim talked to. Johannessen's memory is a bit fuzzy, but he does recall Ibrahim's nickname -- "the chameleon."Brotherly Love
While Cam and Brennan puzzle over the cause of death, they discover that Sari had been bound for several days. It seems that Daisy overlooked this fact also. Hodgins is super excited about his eels, and he finds twine in the eel excrement, along with morning glory pollen. Since Sari's brother is a landscaper, he moves way up on the suspect list.
Sweets and Daisy have lunch, and Daisy confesses that she failed her oral exams for her doctorate. She is afraid of being fired because she is a failure. Sweets urges her to tell Brennan the truth.
Beck doesn't believe that Aziz would hurt his sister. The theory becomes more credible when records are found showing that Aziz bought a disposable cell phone three weeks before Sari's death. The gardening twine that Hodgins discovers is a match for both Sari's blood and the marks on her bones. Aziz was making calls to Afghanistan, but the calls stopped two days before the victim's death. Beck finally reveals what he knows and tells them that Aziz must have been calling Jamaal Ahmed, one of Ibrahim's men in Ghazni.One Good Punch
Brennan wants to go with Beck and Booth to talk with Aziz, even though they don't want her to come. When Aziz flees, Brennan slugs him. Way to go, Bones! Aziz wanted to take his sister home. He also remarks that Sari was staying out all night. Brennan and Booth are furious that Beck wasn't aware of what was going on in Sari's life.
Meanwhile, at the lab, Daisy admits to Brennan that she failed her exam. Daisy is shocked to find out that Brennan also failed her orals. Daisy then finds a v-shaped notch in the bone. Angela and Hodgins discover that the type of knife that was used to make the mark was made for Special Forces.A Secret Affair
Booth wants to bring Beck in for impeding an investigation. Booth confronts Beck on the street and demands his gun and knife. Beck cracks and confesses his love for Sari, and that he gave her his knife for protection. Beck just came from a briefing, and Ibrahim is still alive and in the US.
Cam finds out that the stab wound didn't kill the victim. Sari was tied up and left to dehydrate. How horrible! Sweets feels that Ibrahim might have done that because his family died slowly in the rubble from the drone strike. Sari also bit her killer, and they are searching for a Nordic male.And the Killer Is...
The DNA comes back to Johannessen, who was being paid off by Ibrahim's network. Johannessen was paid to kill Sari and spread chatter that Ibrahim was alive. Booth is about to head in to interrogate Johannessen when he finds out that if the suspect gives up the network, he will gain his freedom and a nice monetary bonus from the government. The team is bitterly disappointed.
Booth and Beck confront Johannessen as he revels in his freedom. It turns out that the military is continuing to pay for his rehab, which means he is still a member of the military and can be charged in military court for murder and treason.
Booth surprises Brennan with a bottle of scotch to celebrate their partnership. Brennan runs the figures and agrees with the cost for her life insurance since it is based on rational thinking.
I thought this episode of Bones
was a bit convoluted, but I liked the part about Brennan not understanding why Booth is safer in the field.
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