Tonight on FOX Bones returns with an all new Thursday April 30, season 10 episode 16 called, “The Big Beef at the Royal Diner,” and we have your recap below. On tonight’s episode, the death of a celebrity chef is investigated by the team members, who track down clues at local restaurants. Meanwhile, Hodgins sells his new invention for millions, and Brennan [Emily Deschanel] helps Christine learn about bones by writing an anatomically correct song.
On the last episode, a high-stakes gambler’s remains were discovered in an industrial shredder, but Booth’s history of addiction came into play when he and Brennan investigated the world of underground poker. Meanwhile, Hodgins invented a lab-related product; and Brennan and Booth got some exciting family news. 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, “the remains of a popular TV celebrity chef are discovered at a local park, and the Jeffersonian team must search for clues in local restaurants that he had been reviewing. When evidence points to the Royal Diner, Brennan and Booth’s favorite eatery, the two must risk their status as favored patrons by questioning the staff. Meanwhile, Hodgins sells his new invention for millions and Brennan creates an anatomically correct song to help Christine learn about the bones in the human body.”
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On #Bones, a guy is running a boot camp fitness program. A couple of chubby chicks complain at his ire. He yells at all of them and tells one mom to scale the climbing wall. He tells her to quit whining and get some wiggle in her jiggle. She goes to climb the wall and makes it to the top. She raises her arms triumphantly then falls of the other side and screams. The instructor asks if she got a boo-boo. She fell onto a corpse!
The guy runs over and pulls her off the dead body. Booth makes pancakes for the family. Christine says it looks like a pelvic girdle but he was making Mickey Mouse. Bones thinks that this is promising. Christine and Booth sings the foot bone’s connected to the… song and then Bones freaks and corrects the anatomy. They get a call to go to Lincoln Park for a murder scene. They head out to drop her off at pre-school on the way.
Bones says the body looks like a Caucasian male and his body was crushed by weight. Cam says the woman landed on him and Bones says that will make things tougher. Cam says he had chemicals dumped on him and Booth says it seems like an amateur job. The drill instructor tells the women to all get naked to avoid the toxic chemicals. The quints are horrified as the women all strip and the instructor does as well.
The squints take the body back to the lab and work on it. They agree the chunky chick falling on the body really messed it up. Bones thinks he was diabetic and Cam found two pancreases and extra kidneys. Angela says she can look for an organ transplant match. Booth gets a text about a gambling win and is happy. He lies to Aubrey and says it’s about Christine and good news from school. He eats as Booth shows him the report on the body. Aubrey says he knows who Chili Reuben is.
The guy is a renowned TV chef. He’s a Guy Fieri type. They look over the guy’s website and check his Twitter feed. He was shooting in DC last week so they decide to talk to Chili’s producer. Hodgins tells Angela he got a call about a company that wants to produce one of his inventions. He says it may be a multi-million dollar deal for them. She asks if Cam knows. Angela says the Jeffersonian would be getting the money if Cam hadn’t told him that he couldn’t work on it there.
Angela runs a report that says the chemicals were common drain cleaners. The producer tells them he can’t believe Chili is dead. He says he last saw him Friday when they were filming at various diners. He says he drove off in the Chili-mobile. Booth asks to look at all the tapes. Aubrey wants to watch them and takes them to Angela. They see him at various food trucks then an ice cream place. Angela spots a ruby chili pepper earring that Chili wears and says it wasn’t on the body.
Bones checks out her phone and says she needs words to rhyme with other bones so she can make a good bone song for Christine. The waitress, Joanne, offers some good alternatives and says she knows a lot listening to them for years. Aubrey and Angela call and play Booth a segment from Chili’s show panning the Royal Diner. Booth says Frankie is a likely suspect and they have to go. They hear him ranting in the back. He’s furious.
Booth and Bones go into the kitchen to talk to Frankie. He calls them his two best customers and says he’s in lunch rush. Booth tells him Chili is dead and this was the last place he reviewed. Frankie says he’s been feeding them for a decade and they think he’s a killer. Frankie says he refused to pay Chili $3k for a good review. He says Glen, the dishwasher, heard him. The guy is sharpening knives and Booth asks if he heard it. Glen says he doesn’t pay attention to stuff outside his job.
Frankie tells them they need to drop it but Booth says they can’t. Cam comes to see Hodgins and he says all he’s found is lots of food in his stomach and Cam says she found booze and pot. Hodgins says he also had excess sweating. Clark is there and says he came to help since it’s their favorite lunch spot. Clark has something to show Cam and she walks out with him. He says he lied and had nothing to show her. He says he doesn’t like to be in the middle of things because it gets awkward.
He says he heard from Erestu. She asks if he’s okay. He says everything is fine and Cam says going back to Iran could get him arrested. He says Erestu is fine even though his brother is still sick. Cam hugs him and then she gets a text from the dump site and says they still didn’t find the earring. Clark wonders if someone stole it from him while he was drunk. Aubrey tells Booth that Chili was broke from poor spending habits. Booth says the earring was pawned by a guy named Brian.
Angela calls and says it was Kenneth Morton that pawned it – he was the sound guy on the TV show and says he has a rap sheet including B&E and petty theft. Bones shows Clark some fractures on the head and says it looks like blunt force trauma. They wonder what caused it. Clark says her notes confused him and she says those aren’t notes, they’re for a song for her daughter. They then look at breaks on the ribs. Bones says it looks like a cylindrical shape to the weapon.
Clark wonders if it could be the sound guy’s boom pole. Aubrey found Kenneth at the bus station heading out of town. He says Chili told him to pawn it and he says they were out at a bar and he wanted to take the party up a notch and told him to pawn it and buy him some crack. He says it was his boss so he pawned the earring but then couldn’t find any crack so he texted Chili but says he never texted him back. Aubrey says this doesn’t look good for him.
Hodgins tells Angela he still hasn’t found the Spice-Mobile and says he just got the deal from the lawyer and says it looks like they doubled the order and gave him a $2 million advance. They laugh and hug each other. Hodgins says he’s been rich before but she says that was family money not him being rich for his own work. He says he has to figure out how to tell Cam but Cam is there and overhears. Kenneth’s story about a sick mom checks out.
Booth and Aubrey have a guy in interrogation – the bartender from where Chili and Kenneth were. He says Chili gave him a black eye. He says Chili was hammered and hit him. He says he threw Chili out for being an obnoxious drunk. He says he took his keys and that what started the fight. Booth theorizes that the fight got out of hand. He says Chili hit him, took the keys and drove off. Hodgins tells Cam he sold the invention for $2 million.
She asks if she had let him test that in the lab, would the money have gone to the Jeffersonian. She’s happy because that means Angela and Hodgins get to keep the money because she followed the rules. She says it’s wonderful. She says she wishes they could go celebrate with them paying, of course. She shows them the hair follicle test and says Chili did have a crank habit. Angela wonders if Chili went to get crack for himself when Kenneth didn’t deliver.
Clark found evidence of the fist fight the bartender says they were in. She says they’re a good team and he says it freaks him out to use her name. He says he wrote some of the song for her. She says it’s very clever. He says they are quite the team and she says that’s wonderful. Then Clark notices a hairline fracture on the scapula. She says those injuries are three weeks old and they wonder what other fights he was in. Cam asks to talk to Clark and he steps out.
She’s freaking out because he’s not answering her email and is worried that he’s been arrested. She tells Clark she can’t stop worrying and he says she’s maybe having control issues then she gets upset and thinks he called her a control freak. Clark says if he could, he would take her worry away but can’t. Cam apologizes and says trying to figure out why all this is happening. She says she is a control freak and says if he can just be honest, that’s great. Clark says he’s a bad liar so he’ll be honest.
He says that’s why Arastoo chose him to encourage her. Clark says he wishes he had done a better job. Hodgins and Aubrey go to a bad neighborhood where they found the Spice Mobile. Aubrey is excited to see it in person. They open the van and it’s a mess of food wrappers and is totally ripe. They look around the van and Aubrey is happy to see a nav system that Angela may be able to use to help them. Booth shows up to see Bones and says Chili was in an ER in Mephis three weeks ago.
He also brings her a necklace and she loves it. He says it resembles a humerus bone and she says maybe. He puts it on her and she asks how it looks. He tells her he’s lucky to have her as his wife. She hands him his gambling sobriety chip and says he left it in the laundry. She says it’s not like him to lose track of it. She’s a little suspicious. Angela says she hacked into the nav system and tells Cam that he left diners he was reviewing then went to more respectable restaurants.
She also found out he was dining with reality TV producers. They wonder if he was firing Sid the producer. They bring him in and he says he had no idea he was planning to replace him. Aubrey asks if they fought in Memphis and Sid says Chili jumped out of their car when he tried to take him to rehab. He says the guy was always drinking, drugging and having one night stands and says he paid off countless waitresses.
Cam found blood in the van and says it looks like someone tried to clean it up. Cam also found a condom wrapper and body fluids. Hodgins says he smells something floral. Cam says she’s trying not to smell the van. He says smell you later and shuts the door. Bones tells Clark she found something different – a crescent shape bruise on the occipital. She says it was hidden by his hair plug scars. Clark shows her a tiny missing fragment and says they have an implement to look for.
Hodgins tells Angela and Cam he found the scent profile. Cam thanks them for being at work and they tell her they never even thought about skipping work even though they got money. Hodgins says they love their jobs. They start the sniffer and Cam says it’s perfume and Angela says it’s Joanne’s from the diner. They head to the Royal Diner. Joanne says they hooked up consensually in the back of the Spice Mobile. She says she didn’t want Frankie to know about it.
Booth asks if she got mad and smacked him. She says it was just a quickie in the back of a van and says that was it. She says he took off and that was the last she saw of him. Booth tells her not to leave town and she says no more free refills for him. He’s crushed. Bones is working on her bone song when Cam shows up. She says she got the blood results from the back of the van and says it’s beef blood. Cam asks Bones if she thinks Arastoo didn’t want her to go to Iran because she’s been non-commital about marriage.
Bones says the truth is that Arastoo is in danger in Iran and Cam would be too if she was with him. Bones says he loves Cam whether or not she married him and says she would have done the same thing he did. Cam says she would have too. Bones says that should make her feel better and Cam says it does and thanks her. Clark brings the skull to Hodgins and says he found something in the ear canal. He says it could only mean one thing – that he drowned.
His tissue was too damaged to show fluid damage. They wonder if he was killed in the sink at the diner. Angela does a reconstruction based on this premise. Hodgins says he found chemicals from the drain cleaner but then says he also found Aloe Vera and coconut oil. They pull up the hotel and check the bathroom and it looks like that faucet is a better match. Cam says he could have been killed in anyone’s room from the hotel.
They bring Kenneth in and Bones says they know that his mom needs a kidney transplant and Chili got two while his mom is dying. Booth says they know he did it and Kenneth says he didn’t mean to kill him. He says he showed up drunk while he was in the bath and says the guy ransacked his bathroom looking for pills. He says he fell, hit his head then started swinging at him. He says he held him under water for a minute just to shut him up. He says then he hid the body and went to see his mom.
The diner is packed when Booth, Bones and Christine show up. Frankie is happy to see them and Christine wants to sing the bone song for Booth. They do a really cool song and Christine asks Booth to sing it. They try and teach it to him. Then he breaks into a rap about a few bones. Joanne comes over and takes their orders. She does some bone raps with them. Booth jokes and makes up words and Bones tells him that’s not anatomically correct.
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