Tonight on FOX Bones airs with an all new Thursday, July 21, season 11 episode 21 called, “The Jewel in the Crown” and we have your Bones recap below. On tonight’s episode, a corpse at a glass recycling plant has a diamond stuck in its jaw, and Inspector Rousseau (Sebastian Roche) suspects a descendant of French nobility—who turns out to be the victim’s husband—may have had something to do with the murder.
On the last episode, a billionaire explorer’s remains were discovered in Antarctica 10 years after he disappeared, but the Jeffersonian’s Dr. Clark Edison wound up on a list of murder suspected since he was a member of the expedition. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed Bones recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the FOX synopsis, “a corpse at a glass recycling plant has a diamond stuck in its jaw, and Inspector Rousseau suspects a descendant of French nobility—who turns out to be the victim’s husband—may have had something to do with the murder. Meanwhile, Booth learns he has an eye ailment; and Hodgins thinks a ghost is following him.”
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A body came in smelling of a frat house on tonight’s “Bones”, but no one wanted to go near it in case they hurt themselves so this latest case had to be handled with some very gloves.
The body of a female victim had been found in the waste bin of old beers at the recycling plant so she had an unfortunate smell to her and all that glass that she was in made it too dangerous to retrieve her. So the only way that the Jeffersonian could check on the body was by additionally thick gloves and even then they had to be warned to be extra careful. However, there was something strange going on at the lab. Dr. Hodgins has been noticing things falling over lately and or how something could seemingly move on its own so he thinks there some problems with the fault lines under the lab while Daisy who was acting squintern believed he might have a poltergeist on his hand.
A poltergeist is basically a ghost with a fancier name yet what was surprising was that Hodgins didn’t want to believe in it. Hodgins believes in every conspiracy theory as well as in aliens. But ghosts and most especially a ghost that would attach itself to him was apparently too far-fetched to believe. So Hodgins had gone on to try and ignore all the other things that kept happening at the lab though in the meantime he helped the feds get a step closer in identifying their victim. As it happens there had been a diamond found on the victim and Hodgins knew that he could trace it if he had been properly marked.
And because it was, Aubrey and Booth were able to trace that diamond back a bejeweled dagger that once belong to a Sultan before he gifted it to Iran. So that diamond and the dagger that it belonged to was valued at almost a million dollars because of its historical significance. Yet, the dagger had been stolen after it had been borrowed for a Crown Jewels of the World tour so not only was the team looking for a murderer, but they were also seeking a jewel thief. Which pleased Aubrey to no end because he said it had always been a dream of his to capture a jewel thief like in the movies.
Booth on the other hand, wasn’t really enthusiastic about this case. His eyesight had been acting up and he’s been trying to pretend like everything was ok in order for Bones not to be right on this one however, there was a real problem and so he finally admitted it when a French inspector came to town with plenty of paperwork. Inspector Rousseau had been chasing a notorious jewel thief called the Marquis De Chaussin and he believes their victim was the Marquis’ wife who was also his co-conspirator. And that Marquise killed her!
But Booth wasn’t going to allow a French National to take the lead on this case so the inspector had to hand over all his files on the Marquise and sadly Booth couldn’t’ read a single word of it. It was all in English so it wasn’t the language barrier so Booth had been forced to admit that he did need glasses and he had Aubrey take the lead while he went to the doctor. Aubrey though just could not hide anything from Bones so she ended up finding out that she had been right earlier and together with Aubrey she was able to meet the elusive Marquis. The Marquis had been staying at one of his many homes and he didn’t seem to be all that fazed about his wife. Only that might have been because of the young grad student that was staying at the house with him.
The Marquis as it turns out had thought that his wife was in New York taking care of his business so he had been surprised to find out that she had still been in town and yet none of that explained why the grad student was hanging around. Blake Masters was supposedly taking care of the Marquis’s holdings in town so she was partially a house sitter. Though she’s not supposed to be house sitting while the Marquise was in residence and later Inspector Rousseau told the feds that Blake had actually been spotted in France.
Inspector Rousseau however, had been keeping secrets. He hadn’t told anyone that he had been let go from his position in France because of his apparent vendetta against the Marquis and he had only failed to notify either Booth or Aubrey about the fact that he had been out to lunch with the victim in the days leading to her death. So the inspector had a lot to answer for. Yet, he seemingly had an explanation for everything. The inspector had said that he met with the Marquise to convince her to speak against her husband and that the reason he hadn’t said anything was because he felt guilty that the Marquis must have found out and killed her.
So that explained the secret meetings, but he also had an answer for when they asked him about his job. He said that the Marquis had used his considerable influence to push him out after years of stalling his investigation so that’s why he had approached the Marquise. He thought that she would finally help him get justice and without her he thought that everything was lost. However, he didn’t have the squints before because they had asked him for his help getting information on the body found at another heist in France. And with the autopsy of a second victim, Bones and Angela were able to decipher that the person in France had been killed looking at their killer while the killer couldn’t look at the Marquise because he loved her.
And so everything pointed to the Marquis. The Marquis’s size matched the man in the surveillance video of the jewel heist and the squints placed his wife as the second person involved in the heist. So everything matched up though nothing made sense. The Marquis had eventually admitted in an interview with Aubrey that Blake had been quietly helping him sell off the family heirlooms so that’s how he’s been able to maintain his lifestyle. But if it wasn’t the Marquise helping his wife steal things then who was her accomplice?
Although, there was one person that no one had suspected because he had spent so much time focusing on the Marquis. The Marquis had made it known to Blake that he suspected his wife was having an affair so Blake had told the feds that and with information they had on the Marquise – they found out that she had been having an affair with Chadwick Grey. Grey had been her inside man at the Gem Society so she had been using him to help her get her husband’s heirlooms back. And when he found out that she didn’t really love him, he killed her.
He killed her because he didn’t want her to have the happy life with her husband. But it turns out the Marquis wasn’t a jewel thief and Rousseau had been wrong about him. So Rousseau could have apologized about that instead he just chose not to. Even as he was later on, reinstated in France.