Bones Recap

Bones Recap: The Killer in the Lab?

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Bones recap here.

If you squint while watching Thursday’s Bones, one of the Jeffersonian’s own might look like a murderer.

When the remains of missing explorer Henry Charles are found, the team learns that Clark was an intern on the billionaire’s last expedition. As such, Brennan orders him to step away from the bones; he is now a suspect.

While everyone thinks their colleague is innocent, they can’t deny it’s strange that he never mentioned the infamous trek before. Then they discover that Clark hit Charles. As suspicions start to grow, Clark breaks his silence and reveals that he caught Charles in a tent with Hazel, a professor with whom the squint was having a secret relationship. He punched Charles before storming off to cool down, leaving him with no alibi.

“Hazel meant everything to me,” he explains. “I did a lot of stupid things for Hazel,” like agreeing not to log her mistakes and compromising their data.

Clark begs Brennan to prove his innocence, but the only thing she can do is reexamine the evidence. Thankfully, the Jeffersonian team finds something – in the bones of the  group Charles & Co. were studying. It turns out the Frank party were not cannibals, and the evidence of such activity was falsified by a scientist on the trip, Lex Luthor Dr. Marcus Eldridge (guest star John Shea, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman). But when Charles threatened to expose the forgery, it was Hazel who offed him. If her academic adviser was discredited, then she could kiss her career goodbye. (Clark sure knows how to pick ’em, doesn’t he?)

Some good does come out of the ordeal: Brennan writes an article in defense of Clark’s mistakes, which makes him so happy, he bear-hugs her — and she totally embraces him back.

Elsewhere, Cam’s sister Felicia arrives in town to help plan her wedding to Arastoo. Seeing as the siblings have some troubled history — Felicia kissed Booth shortly after he dated her sis — Cam is understandably nervous about the visit. Things start off smoothly as Felicia hands Cam a quick and easy checklist that will allow her to get everything done in one day, so she can get back to work. Except Cam doesn’t like the sensibility of it, especially not in the work-like dress Felicia has picked out. Instead, Cam secretly tries on a puffy princess gown, and it is… Let’s just say I would not be saying yes to the dress. At Angela and Hodgins’ urging, she finally confesses to Felicia that she wants the “little girl’s fantasy” wedding, complete with a champagne toast, bridesmaids, personalized candy bar and, hopefully, a different princess dress.

Bones fans, what did you think of “The Stiff in the Cliff”? Did you catch Perd Hapley’s cameo?

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11 Comments
  1. am i the only one kinda surprised that through all of that no one bought up zach?
    there is precedent for a squint to be a killer the very first in fact (i know zach didn’t kill anyone but they don’t)

    • kmw says:

      Maybe a little but since they don’t mention him very much anymore its easy to see why they didn’t. It was a pretty good episode much better than the other episodes Kathy Reichs has written. The case was good and it really was nice to see Hodgins being lighter ( he even shaved a little). Yes Booth and Brennan didn’t have a lot to do but the more important arc was Brennan and Clark. Ten years ago you would have never have seen them embrace, another example of how far Brennan has come. I have to say I didn’t see that gross scene with the slicing of the brain coming. I will never see one of those machines in the same light ever again. Bones has been really good this season. I am going to be sad to let it go next year

    • Kia says:

      Why Zach? I don’t really see why, honestly, what am I missing? :D

      • kmw says:

        Zach helped that serial killer in season three even though he actually didn’t kill anyone that’s what maybe the team would have acknowledged but like I said they barely mention him so its not surprising they didn’t. I never actually thought Clark did it and it was nice to see Brennan not only be objective but in the end sticking up for a colleague she has known for a long time. Since Vincent left I think Clark is my favorites of the interns along with Wendell. and Clark’s scenes with Brennan are always good. Terrific episode.

    • Zach didn’t actually kill anyone

      • as i said in my comment i know but in show only sweets knew that
        the rest of the team still thinks he did. so them going around saying it was impossible for clarke to be a killer. it isn’t impossible since no one saw zach coming either.

  2. Kia says:

    Thanks for the recap. As much as I love Kathy Reichs’ books, while I do enjoy her Bones’ episodes, they usually don’t make it on my list of favourite episodes. I did like it though. The case was really strong and interesting. The Brennan/Clark scene at the end must be one of the best from the episode, S9-S11 Brennan has been my favourite Brennan, she’s grown so much. I love seeing Hodgins so cheerful and hear him talk about what he’s learned from his experience of being in a wheelchair. The Bones writers did really good with this storyline. I’m proud of them.
    Oh the callback to Cam’s sister kissing Booth. LOL the whole Cam/Felicia thing was… interesting (-ly done), I’m glad in the end Cam told her sister the truth. One thing I really appreciate about Bones is how the characters actually talk to each and other and find their ways to be honest and really solve their problems. Lots of shows go around with lying and not talking about things, which is apparently the number one way to create drama between characters and make them look like idiots. So tired of that. Really glad Bones is different.

    “I’m really proud of my two girls for standing up for their friends.” aww Also loved the scene with Booth coming into Brennan’s office and bringing her coffee. I’ll always take more of Booth in the lab :)

  3. Lyn says:

    Am I the only one who can’t stand the little girl who plays Christine? She isn’t bratty or anything, but she’s not appealing in any aspect.

  4. mooshki says:

    This season has been great! I’m so glad it looks like Bones is going to go out on a high note instead of fading away sadly.