Almost exactly a year from its originally intended airdate, the episode called “The Player Under Pressure” finally airs on Bones
tonight. This installment was actually scheduled for broadcast April 18 last year but had to be shelved temporarily in light of the story's similarity to real life events that occurred two days earlier.
On April 16, 2007, a 23-year old English major opened fire on his teachers and schoolmates at Virginia Tech. His sudden outburst of gunfire on the campus left 33 dead, including himself. It became the deadliest incident of mass shooting in the United States.
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In tonight's Bones
offering, Brennan (Emily Deschanel
) and Booth (David Boreanaz
) investigate the case of a corpse found stashed beneath the bleachers of a college basketball court. The forensic team gets the difficult task of uncovering the real cause of death, especially considering the remains have been crushed beyond recognition. Fortunately for them, a gold necklace bearing “#11” identifies the victim as the star point guard of the school's nationally ranked basketball squad.
As soon as Zack (Eric Millegan
) manages to piece together the deceased's badly fractured skull, it becomes evident to the Jeffersonian team that their victim perished before the bleachers even crushed him. In the course of their inquiry into the case, Brennan and Booth learn that the death of the star athlete may have far more sinister causes.
In related news about tonight's episode, because it was supposed to be part of Bones
' second season, it originally contained a scene where Hodgins (TJ Thyne
) tries to usher his relationship with Angela (Michaela Conlin
) on to the next step. Of course, we all know that they have since been engaged and nearly wed. The episode was originally supposed to be adjusted accordingly to fit into the continuity of the series and the current season. However, with the network's official press release of tonight's offering, it seems they've opted to keep the said sequence and air the episode as a rerun despite the fact that tonight will be its first broadcast.
Catch “The Player Under Pressure” on Bones
at 8 tonight.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: FOX, SpoilerFix
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