Tonight on FOX Bones returns with an all new Thursday October 1, season 11 premiere called, “The Loyalty in the Lie,” and we have your recap below. On tonight’s episode Booth (David Boreanaz) goes missing as Season 11 begins six months after he and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) left their careers behind, but a case with ties to the couple pulls Brennan back into the world of forensic analysis, which brings her into contact with a member of Booth’s family and Arastoo Vaziri, who’s taken the lead at the Jeffersonian in her absence.
On the last episode, when the Jeffersonian team discovered remains of a victim, and elements of the crime scene point to a possible protégé of serial killer Christopher Pelant, they must revisit their prior work on Pelant while tracing new clues that hopefully lead them to the copycat killer. Meanwhile, Angela was skeptical about her and Hodgins decision to move to Paris and Brennan and Booth contemplate options outside of the Jeffersonian and FBI. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed mid-season finale recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the FOX synopsis, “Booth goes missing as Season 11 begins six months after he and Brennan left their careers behind, but a case with ties to the couple pulls Brennan back into the world of forensic analysis, which brings her into contact with a member of Booth’s family and Arastoo Vaziri, who’s taken the lead at the Jeffersonian in her absence. Meanwhile, the FBI investigate Booth’s disappearance, but one agent’s tactics are bad for the team’s morale.”
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#Bones begins six months after the end of last season with Booth playing with his son who he says is smelly. Bones is examining a battle ax with Christine and teaches her how to categorize them. Bones says Angela and Hodgins are bringing the kids over tonight. He says it’s a busy night but she says he needs to be there. He says he’s got to go to work and Christine says to tell Uncle Aubrey she said hi. Booth reminds her that her daddy freelances as a trainer at the FBI and isn’t part of the FBI now.
He heads out with along look back. Hodgins tells Angela he has some fast replicating microbes and says it’s the building blocks of beer. Cam comes in and says she’s been trying to find a replacement for Brennan but she keeps rejecting candidates when she consults Brennan on the possible choices. Cam says there’s one name in particular but she’s not sure. She asks about Aristoo and Hodgins says he’s perfect and is already filling in for her. Cam says she’s dating him so doesn’t want to do wrong.
Hodgins says he’s perfect. Cam says they have a body in a van that’s been torched. At the scene, Hodgins says it had an incendiary device in it. Aubrey says the van was stolen and they talk about the van being left on remote property. Aristoo says it’s a male and he thinks white and in his 40s. Cam asks for cause of death and they talk about a gun fused to the victim’s leg. Hodgins says it’s probably a high end tactical boot.
They wonder how this high-tech gear failed to protect the guy. They take the van back to the lab and Aristoo asks Hodgins to work faster. They lift the top of the van off without disturbing the bones. Cam says the tissue is all ash and Aristoo tells Cam she won’t get anything from the body. Angela is there and says she ran the serial number on the gun and it’s his gun – Cam asks who and Angela says Booth’s. Cam and Aubrey come to the house to tell Brennan the news.
Bones says he’s at work and is just running late. Cam says Aristoo said the skeletal features match Booth and Aubrey says the gun is Booth’s. Brennan says he doesn’t carry his gun and she opens his gun case. All of his weapons are gone and he left his wedding ring behind. Bones rushes to the Jeffersonian and asks Aristoo what he’s found so far. She says it’s up to her and Angela says she shouldn’t look at the remains. Brennan says she’s the most qualified and talks about damages from parachute training.
Aristoo says the bones have the remodeling she mentioned. She looks at ribs and she says he was beaten as a child and has defensive fractures. Aristoo says those are there too. She asks about his brain surgery and he says the brain was too destroyed. Brennan says to leave her with the bones and Cam tells Aristoo it’s okay. Angela asks if she thinks it’s him and Brennan says it can’t be him – they left this all behind. She’s in denial and looks scared.
Later, she has the bones cleaned and laid out on her light table. She stares at them for a long time then starts a closer examination. She holds his skull in her hand and thinks about early in their relationship the first time they kissed. She touches his fingers and thinks about him holding her had. She thinks about when he was shot and she held her hand to his chest to stop the blood from flowing out. Aubrey and Caroline have a room full of agents assembled to work Booth’s murder case.
Caroline says to use your anger to help solve this and says there’s no time to waste. Caroline tells Aubrey that Booth was in his office for a decade. They wonder why Booth had a gun and Caroline wonders why he didn’t bring the problem to them. Angela does a reconstruction on the skull. It looks like Booth – Hodgins agrees. Angela wonders why Booth would put himself in harm’s way. Brennan comes in and says it’s not him.
She says she has proof. They follow her to the light table. She tells them he was in a fire fight a year ago. She says a bullet passed through a portion of the rib bone. She says the bullet exited and took out a small part of the left scapula. They all agree that Booth is alive. She tells Cam she hopes this is not how she’s running the Jeffersonian without them. Brennan yells at them and says they have to figure out who this is and says Aristoo told her that her husband was dead.
She says whoever this is had Booth’s gun and she’s not leaving until they find out. Aubrey and Caroline go to work with this new information. They show Booth accessed the armory at Quantico. Aubrey gets a text and says he put out an APB on Booth’s car and it’s at Reagan International. But Booth never got onto a plane. Agent Miller shows up to collaborate on the case. She’s from internal investigations. Caroline says they sicced her on Booth. Miller says Booth is a suspect and Aubrey doesn’t like that.
Aubrey says if she’s making accusations they don’t need her. She says Booth is clearly a suspect. Aubrey is annoyed. Bones meets with Miller and she asks when was the last time she saw Booth and she says 8:36 am. Caroline explains she’s very precise. Miller asks her to explain his mood. Brennan says humans act in seven different ways. Brennan says emotions aren’t her area of expertise and says she’s deliberately making her uncomfortable to try and extract something.
Bones says she’s not comfortable talking to her. Miller says she’s the suspect’s wife and Bones says she can’t solve the case without her. Caroline tells Brennan to tread lightly and says Booth’s life might depend on it. Aristoo comes to see Hodgins who has some buffel grass and he says it germinates after high heat. Aristoo asks him to look at this vertebrae. They see osteoblasts and Hodgins says the person was an alcoholic. Aristoo says Brennan found it and that’s two things he missed.
Aristoo shows Hodgins a ring and says he wants to propose to Cam but he feels inadequate over this. Hodgins says he’s not Brennan but he’s good and Cam knows it. He tells him to take his shot. Angela goes through Booth’s phone records and tells Aubrey there was nothing out of the ordinary. Angela says they’re doing this the wrong way and says they need to look at who he didn’t talk to. He ignored calls from some numbers and Aubrey says one is a code. The message is “GO” based on the number of rings.
Looks like whatever it is, Booth wasn’t working alone. Aristoo shows Brennan a wound he found – it’s cause of death from a gunshot. Then Bones shows him some remodeling and Aristoo says it’s from a scalpel. Bones says she knows who this is and they wonder if it’s Jared – Booth’s brother. Bones says they have similar childhood injuries and they look a lot alike. Bones says she’s sure it’s Jared Booth.
Brennan is with Miller and tells her that Jared married Padma eight years ago but it didn’t last. Miller says she knows the wife was a hooker. Bones says Jared bounced around a lot. Miller says Booth may be more like his brother but Miller spouts off facts like his gambling addiction. Brennan says Booth worked on his weaknesses and Jared did not. Miller implies Booth killed Jared and Bones says no way. Angela traced the phone that sent the Go message. 14 phones were bought together.
Five were activated at a time. Aubrey says it’s a team, not just Booth and Jared. Cam wonders what the Booth brothers were involved in. Padma tells them that Jared owed money but not something that would get him killed. Miller points out expensive gifts and Padma says Jared was trying to get back with her. She says a friend of Jared’s was trying to get him back on track. She shows them a photo and points out Kevin O’Donnell. She says he was like a brother to Jared – implying that Booth was not.
Aristoo shows Cam he found post-death abrasions on the skull. There are particulates but the heat from the fire may have changed it. Cam sees the ring box and Aristoo snatches it up and says she wasn’t supposed to see it because it’s not the right time. Cam says there’s so much going on and he asks if she wants to see it. He says he’s not proposing, just showing it to her and pops the ring box. She smiles and Hodgins comes in and says he asked her. Aristoo says and Hodgins asks if she said no.
Hodgins creeps back out the door. Aubrey and Miller go to see O’Donnell who is now a school teacher living in a run-down place. He asks what it’s about and they tell him Jared. He says Jared was in his unit and they were tight. They ask when he saw him last and he says two nights ago and Jared was supposed to meet him last night. He says he had a job and was making good money working security somewhere. Kevin says Jared went through hell and says he’s a hero and he resents Miller making garbage assumptions.
She says she has a few more questions and he tells them no more and kicks them out. Aubrey offers his card. Kevin won’t take it so he leaves it on the table. Kevin slams the door after them. Brennan comes into her old office at the Jeffersonian. Angela comes in and says she found pudding cups for them. They eat and Bones says she knows food is a standard offering for grief but says there’s no evidence Booth is dead and says he’s still out there. Angela says she hopes so.
We see Booth lying with a gut shot in a warehouse somewhere and he looks bad. Aristoo tells Brennan he sees symmetry in some of the wounds. They agree it was a blow from something large. He says maybe a fall and he says maybe Jared was trying to stop his own fall. She sees impact fractures and they conclude he must have fallen about three stories. Bones says the glass may be from where he fell. Hodgins says it’s lead based glass and only made in Turkey.
Aristoo says if he was shot through the window he could have fallen. Miller shows Caroline and Aubrey financial records of Jared and says Booth opened a bank account and sent it to Jared. Aubrey asks why Miller is so intent on ruining Booth’s good name. The squints get on video conference with the three FBI peeps. Angela says they narrowed the grass seed location and then they cross checked with lead based glass. Miller mocks their efforts.
They tell her it’s McLean, Virginia and Caroline says it’s Victor Masbourian’s house. Aubrey says Booth might be held captive there. Miller loads up a SWAT team to infiltrate Masbourian’s place. They come in hot, ready for anything, armed to the gills. They drill out the lock and move in silently. There don’t seem to be any lights on. They spread out through the large house and clear it room by room. Miller and Aubrey are together. They head upstairs.
They head into an office and find bodies and blood. Aubrey calls down and says it’s a blood bath. Masbourian is dead and Booth isn’t there. They call in crime scene techs and the squints roll in. Cam says Masbourian was killed 28 hours ago, six hours after Booth was last scene. Aubrey says they have no proof that Booth was there when Miller says Booth likely did this. Hodgins found a wall safe and says it looks vintage. Hodgins says it was wired and opening it tripped a silent alarm.
Miller says this was a robbery and Booth is one of the culprits. Brennan stares at the bones on her table and Aristoo says there are three bodies on the way. She tells him to get some sleep and he asks how she’s holding up. She says she’s angry and has more questions than she’s used to. She says Booth promised he wouldn’t see Jared but Aristoo says there’s a bond between brothers that can’t be turned off. Brennan says she and Booth discussed this many times and he kept this from her.
Caroline is at the office late waiting on Aubrey. She says she did some digging and says she looked into Miller who has been holding out on them. She says Booth isn’t the only agent missing – Miller’s partner is missing too but it’s not on the wire yet. Aubrey wonders why Miller didn’t tell them and Carolina says to find out. Hodgins says the safe was stuffed full of currency – likely hundred dollar bills. He says it was $2 million. Cam found proof that Booth was there – it’s DNA.
Angela says it was a five man team at the drug dealer’s house. Cam comes in and tells Brennan she found Booth’s blood at the scene. Angela has set up a simulation and Cam says Booth sustained a major wound and he needs medical attention now. We see Booth washing his stomach wound and a guy knocks on the door and asks if he’s okay. He says he’ll be right out. The other guy says he looks bad but Booth says it’s just a scratch. Kevin is there and the other guy says Booth needs a doctor. Kevin says no doctors. He asks if Booth is still with them and he says yes. To be continued…
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