Booth turns to his Army pal-turned-priest-turned-bartender to unload his heart and the truth about why he had to lie to the woman he loves. Although the bar is empty, Booth's paranoia is on high alert -- as it should be -- and he asks to go to a place where nothing is glowing or can be transmitted.
Will Booth come clean? Will he figure out what to do?
Saved by the Crime
After the bar, Booth heads to work -- where Caroline and Sweets are waiting for him. And they're none too happy. Not just the fact that he smells of booze, but also with what's been going on lately.
See Booth interacting with Sweets and Caroline:
Booth breaking off his engagement is affecting everyone at work. Since he's miserable, everyone is miserable -- therefore, it's everyone's business.
Just when he might be forced to come up with a logical explanation that will keep Sweets and Caroline off his case, Booth gets a message about a crime scene, and there's a momentary escape. It leads to this zinger from Sweets: "Have you noticed that dead bodies always save Booth from confronting his demons?"
Booth Shows He's Devoted
In this next clip, Booth and Brennan are at the crime scene together -- and she's cold as ice. Take a look:
So not only did Booth suddenly break off his engagement (yeah, he was blackmailed, but still), but he didn't come home last night?! That'll get you in the doghouse. He tries defending himself by saying it's a combination of working his regular hours and then working through the night to catch Pelant.
It's gut-wrenching to watch Booth tell Brennan, "I'd die for you," while she's crouched down and inspecting evidence. We know it won't be this way forever -- repeat three times: they will get married -- but that doesn't mean that it's still not painful to watch these hard times.
Disrupting the Pattern
In this final clip from the season premiere, Booth and Brennan are talking, but Booth can't say too much.
Booth is being vague and speaking in general terms, which Brennan can't grasp onto. She's about sequences and patterns, while he's a man of faith. This sequence doesn't end well unless something disrupts the pattern, she tells him.