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Bones

Episode 5.05 : A Night at the Bones Museum

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

October 15, 2009

Distributor

Fox TV

Genre

Drama, Crime

Show Period

2005 - now

Production Company

Far Field, Josephson Ent., Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Director

Jeannot Szwarc

Screenwriter

Carla Kettner, Josh Berman

Main Cast

  • Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
  • David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth
  • Michaela Conlin
  • T.J. Thyne
  • Tamara Taylor
  • John Francis Daley

Additional Cast

  • Diedrich Bader
  • Mozhan Marno
  • Eli Goodman
  • Carla Gallo
  • Kasey Mahaffy
  • Andy Umberger

Synopsis


At a Power Plant, a SECURITY GUARD patrols the grounds. Bored, he flings coins at the electric fence. They spark and sizzle in the dark, illuminating a figure. The Security Guard shines his flashlight and gets the shock of his life when he finds a shriveled corpse!

At the FBI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ANDREW HACKER arrives to greet BRENNAN. She is pleased to see him again. He insists Brennan call him Andrew, though BOOTH will enjoy no such privilege. Hacker is his boss after all. He requests a moment alone with Brennan. Believing that Hacker wants a signed copy of her book, Booth happily obliges.

At the Power Plant, Brennan reveals that Hacker wants her. Booth thinks it would be awkward if Brennan dated his boss but Brennan isn't so sure. SWEETS intercepts Brennan to ask a personal favor. Daisy would like another chance to prove herself. Brennan is reluctant but she agrees to a twenty-four hour probationary period.

Local police believe the victim fried to death on the fence but Brennan smells myrrh and frankincense. This is an Egyptian mummy! CAM finds blood on the legs from an arterial spurt. Since the blood is all over the mummy, it must have been in front of someone when they were stabbed. Did the mummy commit murder?

At the Lab, DAISY tries to contain herself. While Cam runs tests on the blood, the Squints must identify the mummy. Daisy reports that the mummy is male. Brennan notices that the chest cavity is cracked open. "An area of compaction in the mummified tissue suggests something was stored in here." HODGINS moves to recover particulates. Brennan and Daisy bond over this groundbreaking discovery.

At the FBI, Booth learns that an environmental group found the mummy in a dumpster and used it in a protest at the Power Plant. He calls various museums to ask about the missing mummy. Hacker interrupts. "Did Temperance mention that I asked her out?" Since Brennan and Booth have a professional relationship, Booth gives his blessing.

In Angela's Office, Sweets and ANGELA watch the 1932 version of The Mummy. Cam enters. She couldn't find a match to the blood. Brennan follows with a task for Angela. The mummy was decapitated. If Angela does a facial reconstruction, maybe they can match it to a coffin painting. Brennan applauds the movie choice. The film made her want to study anthropology.

Excited by their task, Daisy and Brennan work late. They realize that the mummy had Antley-Bixler syndrome, a congenital disorder characterized by deformities of the skeleton. After consulting a reference book, Brennan identifies the mummy.

Daisy and Brennan run to Angela's Office. The mummy is ANOK, the Boy with the Bleeding Heart. "According to legend, Anok's older brother, Meti, fell off his horse and Anok trampled him to death, to ensure that he would ascend to the throne." Anok insisted he was innocent but the enraged Pharaoh cut off his head. Anok is on loan to the Jeffersonian from the Egyptian government. They must speak to the curator. When Brennan leaves, Daisy snaps at Sweets: she doesn't need to be supervised.

Booth and Brennan meet with LELAND FRANKEL, an intern in the Egyptology Department. Dr. Kaswell heads the Anok exhibit, which opens on Friday. Frankel hasn't seen her for a day or so but she is busy preparing Anok. Inside her office, they find blood dripping from Anok's coffin. Booth removes the cover to find DR. LESLIE KASWELL, dead with her left eye gouged out.

Cam confirms the blood on the mummy is a match to Kaswell. Hodgins finds metallic flakes around the eye. Daisy enters. Her findings suggest that the weapon was also used to extract the item in Anok's chest. Kaswell must have known what was inside. Unfortunately, her notes are missing.

In Booth's Office, Booth and Brennan speak to STEVEN TURNBULL. He coordinated efforts between Kaswell and the Egyptian National Museum. Kaswell gave her notes to Turnbull, who gave them to the Egyptians. He agrees to also hand them over to Booth. Did Kaswell have any enemies? Turnbull mentions Dr. Wheaton, Head of Ancient Rome Culture and Artifacts. Kaswell received funds for her exhibit while Wheaton did not.

At the Lab, Hodgins reports that he found traces of iron, carbon, silicon, manganese and phosphorous on Kaswell. The murder weapon was forged in Ancient Rome.

In Booth's Car, Booth reiterates his reservations about Brennan dating Hacker. If they go out, they will talk about Booth because Booth is all they have in common. Brennan assures her partner that they won't think of him for a second.

In the Jeffersonian, Booth and Brennan confront DR. ALEXANDER WHEATON. He did argue with Kaswell but he didn't kill her. As Booth presses Wheaton, Brennan notices an early steel scalprum is missing from Wheaton's shelf. It could be the murder weapon.

Daisy appears in the Ookey Room to get an update for Brennan. Hodgins has identified crushed mammal bone, kermes insect and wode legume. Angela realizes these are ingredients in paint. "Bone for white, kermes insect for red, wode for indigo." If Angela scans the chest cavity, she can analyze where the paint seeped into the tissue and reconstruct the item in the chest. Before the Squints can act, Cam arrives with AZITA JABBARI of the Egyptian National Museum. She wants the mummy back in Cairo at once.

Brennan pleads with Azita to let Anok stay at the Jeffersonian. The conditions in the lab are optimal. Azita is not convinced. No one was to open the mummy. Brennan explains that they need the mummy to solve the murder. Azita mentions that Leland Frankel arranged CAT scans of the mummy a few days ago.In the Interrogation Room, Frankel faces Booth and Brennan. He never officially worked for Kaswell. Frankel explains that Kaswell agreed to be his doctoral advisor but then she backed out, citing that she was too busy. Frankel signed on as an intern to change her mind. He admired Kaswell. It was his idea to do the CAT scans but he never saw them.

At the Founding Fathers Bar, Brennan has a drink with Hacker. She regales him with tales about Anok. Hacker is charmed. Brennan glances at the menu. Booth likes to order meatloaf but without the hardboiled egg. His mother used to tell him it was a human eye. Hacker wonders about her partnership with Booth but Brennan changes the subject. She gets a text. They need her at the lab. Brennan reschedules their date for Friday.

At the Lab, Angela begs Brennan for details about her date. Angela is shocked to learn that Hacker is Booth's boss' boss. No wonder Booth is upset. She puts it bluntly: Booth wants to go out with Brennan. Brennan deflects to the case. Hodgins tested each section of the chest to determine the color of paint that belonged there. Angela refined the image and found an impression of hieroglyphs. Some of the paint had faded and certain characters are incomplete. Yet, this could tell them what was in the chest.

In the Autopsy Room, Sweets finds Cam, slicing a brain. He wants advice but Cam doesn't want to get involved. Eventually, she relents. Sweets should demonstrate more trust in Daisy. He has to let her make her own mistakes. Sweets thanks Cam with a hug that Daisy walks in on. A courier dropped off the memory chip from the machine used to image Anok. Cam happily rushes off. Sweets tries to apologize but Daisy leaves to work the case.

In Angela's Office, the Squints examine the CAT scan images. The object in the chest appears to be a stone with something embedded in the center. Angela enhances the image. Hodgins recognizes the shape and structure of the object: it's a GIANT RUBY! Anok's bleeding heart refers to the ruby. Cam realizes that Azita Jabbari might have seen the scans. She also tried to stop their investigation. Is she the murderer?

In the Interrogation Room, Azita proclaims her innocence. In an effort to help the investigation, she asks for the hieroglyphs from the chest. Azita identifies a signature. The message is from the Pharaoh's wife. My heart bleeds for my guiltless son. This could change history! Azita and Brennan decide to call the Natural History Museum in New York and have Meti's remains shipped over. They can try to determine his cause of death.

Hacker finds Booth at the FBI. Is Brennan dating him because he is in a position of power? "Bones doesn't feel the pressure to act or do or say anything that she doesn't want to. And no one can make her. That's what makes her...Bones," Booth explains. Hacker feels better. He advises Booth to try the meatloaf with the egg at the Founding Fathers Bar.

In the Ookey Room, Hodgins looks for particulates on Anok's linen wrapping. Daisy rambles about Sweets while Hodgins works. Luckily, Hodgins finds a fingerprint.

In Brennan's Office, Booth confronts Brennan. He specifically asked her not to talk about him but she did anyway. He doesn't want Hacker to know details about his personal life. Furthermore, the things that he tells Brennan are for the two of them. No one else. Hodgins interrupts. The fingerprint belongs to Alexander Wheaton.

Wheaton explains that he went to apologize to Kaswell after their fight. Kaswell accepted and showed him the mummy. It slipped and Wheaton put his hand out to stop it. Kaswell also showed him the scans. He knew about the ruby but he would never betray her trust. There are too many coincidences for Booth. "Then after you saw them, the mummy vanishes with your fingerprint, your friend dies and these scans, they just disappear."

Wheaton insists that the scans were in Kaswell's notes. Turnbull would have had them.

In the Interrogation Room, Turnbull makes his confession. He saw the CAT scans and tried to steal the ruby. Kaswell caught him. They argued and he killed her.

In Egyptology Storage, Sweets finds Daisy. He finally apologizes. Daisy is a smart, capable woman who deserves respect. The couple makes up in Cleopatra's bed.

At the Jeffersonian Egyptian Exhibit, Brennan explains to Booth that Anok did not kill his brother. Meti suffered from Brittle Bone disease. His fall from the horse killed him. Booth is impressed. Brennan changed history. Brennan believes that Booth changes history with each arrest he makes. He keeps the world safe. Booth asks about Hacker. Brennan didn't invite him to the exhibit because this case belongs to Booth and Brennan. It's theirs and that's how it should stay. The Squints interrupt. The Ambassador is about to speak. Brennan adjusts Booth's bowtie and they move to join the party.

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