Bones - The Proof in the Pudding

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"The Proof in the Pudding" is episode twelve of season five of Bones, the forensic drama television series loosely based on the novels and life of anthropologist Kathy Reichs. In this episode, mysterious government agents want some old bones examining.


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Personal Matters

Brennan and Booth are eating a pizza. Booth can see Michael Jackson in the pizza. Brennan cannot. Nor does she know who Michael Jackson is. When Booth leaves, Cam enters and asks if Brennan is pregnant. Cam has found a home pregnancy test and is worried that Michelle is pregnant. The other option is Angela - who has come off her celibacy now and is 'active' with Wendell. That possibility cheers Cam up a lot, who goes to see Angela, brushing off Sweets in passing. Angela says it isn't her test though.


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It's a Matter of National Security

Then Sweets is prevented from leaving the lab by some agents claiming to be from the General Services Administration - which they clearly aren't. Only Brennan, Cam, Angela, Hodgins and Sweets are in the lab, and none of them are allowed to leave. The, supposedly, GSA people have a body whose cause of death they want checking, as a matter of national security, and there is only a limited amount of time to do it. Until then, the building is sealed.

Just the Cause of Death, Ma'am

The body is just bones, and no destructive testing is allowed. Nor are they supposed to identify who the body belongs to. Just how it died. Cause of death does look fairly obvious, as there is a large piece of the skull missing. The bones also show several signs of painful illness.


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JFK's Remains?

Booth is outside and it looks like the agents waited until he was. Those inside can still use their mobiles, and are communicating with him. Booth's boss won't help him directly, but he won't stop him finding out who the 'GSA' people are. Sweets says that the men who accompanied the man in charge, 'Mr White', do not respect him but work well together as a team. They also respect the body. Hodgins, using the available evidence, comes up with an identity for the bones pretty quickly - JFK. After that Booth decides to join them. By shooting out the glass in the door. So Booth is now restricted to the building as well. Which is what he wanted.

Is It or Isn't It?

Angela's facial reconstruction does not really match JFK, so is it him or not? The possibility that they might be dealing with the JFK assassination brings Hodgins' conspiracy theories to the fore. Something that hasn't been seen much since Zack teamed up with a serial killer. Which Zack partly did as a result of Hodgins telling Zack all his conspiracy theories. The whole matter bothers Booth, who really doesn't want it to be JFK.

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