Bones (2005–2017): Season 7, Episode 13 - The Past in the Present - full transcript

Suspected serial killer Christopher Pelant, the computer genius, clearly hopes to avoid trial by completely discrediting the Jeffersonian team. Playing on their emotions, each in turn is trapped to commit undeniable, often illegal errors, leading to their dismissal as witness or even suspension from duty, as happens with Booth. Given implicit threats to baby Christine and mounting evidence against Bones herself in the murder of her detained mentor Dr. Ethan Sawyer, Max makes a convincing case she would better disappear until the case is cleared.

Ms. Julian, sit!

You'll have your time.

I just can't believe
you're even considering

removing this man's
ankle monitor!

That's our job.

Your job is to protect people
from this psychopath.

Are you going to allow her
to talk to him like that?

Both of you, shut up!

And, Ms. Julian,
if you don't

sit right now,
I will toss you out of here.

You can finish,

Mr. Pelant.

Thank you.

I suppose I deserve
whatever happens here today.

What I thought was
a prank at the time

turned out to
be destructive

to our government
and a danger to the public.

I know now that computer hacking
is a serious crime...

sounds like he means it.

That's what I'm afraid of.

It says McCann Academy
is willing to hire Mr. Pelant

as a tutor and
teaching assistant?

That's correct.

And they know
about Mr. Pelant's

criminal record?
They've seen everything.

They even read the transcripts
of my trial.

I insisted on it.

I didn't want
there to be any surprises.

I can assure you, I'm not
the same person I was then.

He's right.

He's not a hacker anymore;
now he's a murderer.

Ms. Grover, this
is outrageous.

What are you talking about,
Ms. Julian?

I'm Special Agent Seeley Booth.

Mr. Pelant is a person
of interest in two active

murder investigations.

They have no proof.

This isn't a court of law.

We don't need proof.
That's why I like it.

But we have been
compiling information.

The FBI has harassed
my client all year.

I'm monitored
24 hours a day.

They know I never
leave my house.

That ankle thing there
says that you're home,

but I don't believe it, pal.

Here's what we've
compiled so far.

There are preliminary
lab reports, as well as

complex computer code
written on remains.

If you want to free him
after reading this, be my guest.

You can't keep him tethered

to that ankle monitor
just because

they are on
a fishing expedition.

Public safety

is the parole board's
number one consideration.

Mr. Pelant, we're going to deny

your application until
we analyze these files.

He has been a model prisoner.
It's okay.

I want them to feel secure.

Ain't that sweet?

What's that?

Someone changed my ringtone.


Mine, too.

A couple on an ATV
found the remains.

What were they doing here?

Got lost.

Their GPS sent them
east instead of west,

and this is where
they wound up.

I've never heard of a
GPS reversing direction.

What is it?

Father Keyes.

We're all set for Christine's
baptism on the 19th.

You're still okay
if I do that?

Absolutely. Sprinkling
water on her forehead

seems like an
excellent way

to counteract the sins

she apparently committed
prior to birth.

I take it you're still
not going to the baptism?

Look, you know,
we're at a murder scene here,

not a religious debate, right?

Hey. Welcome to the Hamilton
National Wildlife Refuge.

Oh, it's not so refuge-y
for this guy, is it?

Not much tissue left.


Victim is male.

No billows on the auricular
surface, so age is

late 30s.

Medial epicondyle appears
to have been fractured.

Remodeling indicates
that it happened

about eight years ago.

Why does that matter?

It doesn't.

It's just...
it's a unique break.

Piophilidae eggs
puts time of death

at two days max.

Pio who?

All the internal organs
are gone.

This was like Thanksgiving
dinner for the animals out here.

Based on dentition

and the species in the area,
it was a...

it was a pack of wolves.



The break is

28 millimeters long,

transecting the
medial epicondyle

and the trochlea.

Clothing remnant
looks like polyester,

and the waistband's elastic.

They're scrubs.
Scrubs, great.

So the victim
was a doctor, right?

Yes, and a patient.

How do you know?

I set this break.

I know this man.

He's Ethan Sawyer.


Pelant killed my friend.

♪ Bones 7x13 ♪
The Past in the Present
Original Air Date on May 13, 2012

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The victim, Dr. Ethan Sawyer,
was eaten by wolves?


The same Dr. Ethan Sawyer who
was a delusional schizophrenic

locked up in a high-security
ward in a mental hospital?

Oh, come on, Sweets.
Obviously, he escaped.

Booth, has the victim been

officially confirmed
as Ethan Sawyer?

No, but Sawyer-- he goes missing
from the loony bin, right?

And, so, you know, hey, Bones
recognizes his broken elbow.

How'd she do that?

Well, because, you know,
she's the one who set it.

They went to grad school
together, they were friends,

and, you know, he
fell off a chairlift,

and she's the one
who set the bone.

What's the matter with you?

You're jumping to the conclusion
that Pelant is involved.

I am not--
Look, he is involved.

Is this a hunch?

He switched our ring tones
to wolves.

The victim was eaten by wolves.

Ring tones won't hold up in court.
Tell you what,

when you're ready to help,
you come and find me, all right?

Until then, take a hike.

I am helping, Booth.
This is how I help.

To keep things in
perspective, okay?

So how can I help?

Profile the killer,
and match it to Pelant.

You're asking me
to frame somebody,

so, no, but what I can do is put
together an objective profile.

If it matches Pelant,
it matches.

It'll match; Pelant did it.

These marks on the
zygomatic are from teeth.

Two canines, their
supporting third incisors,

and this faint mark here
is from a premolar.


Yes. The pattern of tissue
removal from multiple sites

is consistent with
simultaneous feeding.

How many animals?

Five or six.

They ingested approximately
70 pounds of soft tissue.

Dr. Brennan knew this guy?

Since grad school.

Guy was brilliant.

Specialized in
artificial intelligence.

He modeled human behaviors

No wonder he went crazy.

You can't really turn people
into equations.


What did I miss?

Yes, Cam?

There's hemorrhagic staining

around approximately
50% of the bite marks.

Okay, what's that mean?

It means that Ethan was

still alive when the wolves
started to eat him.

You know what?

Wolves don't do that.

So it wasn't wolves?

More likely,

Ethan only appeared to be dead.

Paralyzed, you mean?

Nothing showed up
on the initial tox screen.

We'll take another look.

Thanks, Cam.

You okay?

I have something

I have to tell you.

What do you mean?

Worse than being
eaten alive?

I was conferring with Ethan
on the Pelant case.

What do you-- in secret?


Pelant is a mathematical genius,
but Ethan was smarter.

You think that

Pelant killed Ethan because
Ethan was helping you do math?

A normal person like you
wouldn't understand

how dangerous Ethan was to Pelant.
Yeah, I get it.

It takes a genius
to know a genius.

But do you
have any idea,

Bones, what a defense lawyer
would do with the knowledge

of you consulting with
a paranoid schizophrenic?

It would be very bad for us.


Should we tell Caroline?

If we find
Pelant had means

and opportunity, then,
you know, we'll tell Caroline

about the motive.

Sometimes you got to work

a little outside
the system, Bones.

For a greater good.

I know, Booth. That's why
I didn't tell you about Ethan.


You have to let me go.

I have to take care of it.

Do you mean the baby?

It's a demon
that looks like a baby,

and it's hampering
very important work.

I have to dispatch the demon!

Are you saying you
have to kill it?


Do you see any other way?

Poor Ethan.

Poor Ethan?

He was talking
about our daughter.

Uh, please,
we should talk out here.

Okay, Bones, let me
get this straight.

Did he threaten her in front of you?

Not directly. I know he thought
she was a threat, but...

And you don't think
you should've told me that?

Ethan was confined to
a secure facility.

I'm sorry, I didn't think
it was necessary.

You said he escaped before.

About a year ago.

But that's why he was moved
to lockdown.

And this time,

before he disappeared,
let me guess,

there was some sort of
a computer glitch?

Yes. Dr. Sawyer was accidentally
transferred to an open ward.

- How did you know that?
- Open ward?

Meaning Ethan could have
simply walked away?

That's correct.

Minimal supervision.

So you're absolutely positive
he had no visitors?



Okay, when was the last time
you visited him?

Two weeks ago.

He gave me an old
mathematics book as a gift.

Visitors have to sign in,
so it'll be in the records.

Great. We're gonna need all
the logs and security footage

of the entrances and exits
of this institution.

You got it.


You find anything inconsistent
with wolf attack?


All the DNA I've found
is lupine in nature.

Wolves killed him,
but they didn't murder him.

Right. So, Pelant
fools his ankle monitor

into thinking
that he's at home,

he lures our victim
out of the loony bin,

drugs him, and then leaves him
for the wolves.

One thing I learned
from Dr. Brennan:

gather evidence and follow it
without bias.

That's right.

Yeah, yeah.

Pelant made a mistake,
we're gonna find it.

He's not God.

Oh, crap.


You need to stop what you're
doing and come look at this.

Is something wrong, Angela?

So I scanned through
the security footage

from the loony
bin, and...

That's the front door of
the psychiatric facility

where Ethan escaped from.

That's me.

I'm carrying the book

that he gave me.

This-this is,
this is time-stamped

the night before
Ethan Sawyer disappeared.

No, that's incorrect.

This footage was taken

two weeks before that.

Which is when
he gave me the book.

Sweetie, this-this is

Pelant must have hacked into
the institute's security system.

I don't know

how he could've altered
this footage.

Look, I'm gonna

break this thing down
to the pixels to figure it out.

But, in the meantime,

you're gonna need an alibi
for this night.

I don't have one.

Yeah, you do.

You were at the Founding Fathers

drinking a Bitter Canadian
with me.

We were talking about
Christine's christening.

You're trying to help me.


I mean, you wouldn't
kill anybody.

I believe under
certain circumstances

I most certainly would kill.

Like someone

thinking your daughter
is a demon,

and threatening to kill her?

Oh, my God.

This is bad.
This is very bad.

I wasn't there, Booth.
Security footage says 7:14.

Right? That's four hours
unaccounted for

before you got home.

That's plenty of time
to abduct and murder Ethan,

and then make it
back before 11:00.

Don't say it like that.

Like what?

Like it's not you
that we're talking about.

I didn't do it, Booth.
That doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter, Bones.

You're on that video.

I'll be fine, Booth...
Christine is asleep.

Angela will be able to tell
that the video has been altered.

Hey, is everything okay?
Which is what she hasn't done so far.

And since Ethan
threatened Christine,

that gives you motive
and opportunity, okay?

Can you ignore
evidence like that?

'Cause I sure as hell can't.

This-this guy, Pelant,
he's framing you.

It would seem so.

Yes. He is.

All the evidence is now
pointing to her as the killer.

Weren't you getting close
to nailing this guy?

Yes, and Ethan was helping.

Ethan was helping.
Look what happened to him.

Honey, you need a plan.

We can handle this, Max.

Well, you haven't so far.

Everyone at the Jeffersonian

is working on this, Dad.

We will find evidence that
links all of this to Pelant.

Right, and if you don't?

Max. Please.

Thank you so much for
putting Christine to bed.

We really appreciate that,
all right?

But we can handle this.

Sure, sure. Listen...

I'm sorry, I...

If you need anything, baby...

Looks like some
kind of puncture.

Dr. Brennan didn't see this
when she went over the X-rays?

No. I was surprised, too.
It's pretty obvious

when you compare the films
to the actual bone.

Maybe she thought it was another
bite mark from the wolves.

No, look at the enlarged image.

I think it's
the tip of a needle.

I'm sure she thought
it was another bite mark.

Can you hand me the rotary saw?

Mosquito forceps.

It's definitely
a hypodermic needle.

Could there be trace of
the drug inside the tip?



Give that to Dr. Hodgins.

I don't think you did it.

You know that, right?

I wouldn't blame you.

It's a reasonable assumption.

Can you stop being like that?

Okay? It's not reasonable.

Not for me.

Do you want me to come to
Christine's christening?

You don't have to
worry about that now.

I don't want Pelant
to change our lives.

That would be the worst.

Then, you know what?

Let's not change.

Look, you don't have to come.

Religion's my thing.

You're really okay with that?

Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine.

I appreciate you asking.

You know, let's just not

change our lives for this guy.

All right?

Look, I love you
the way you are, Bones.


♪ Shot who's all heart ♪

♪ For sickened boughs ♪

♪ This is a waiting for ♪

♪ My thoughts ♪

♪ A waiting for my thoughts ♪

♪ Representing my high ♪

♪ Forgotten thoughts ♪

♪ My forgotten thoughts ♪

♪ This broken bed ♪

♪ Is my humble offering ♪

♪ Will I walk ♪

♪ On these waters ♪

♪ This is my humble offering ♪

♪ Oh... ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh... ♪

Dr. Brennan!

You're here early.

I'm... I missed the needle
puncture to the C7.

I don't want to
miss anything else.

It's not like you.

Why do you think you missed it?

I don't know.

Perhaps because
the victim was someone

I cared very much about.

Why do you think I missed it?

Not because you're the murderer.

I don't think that.

I really don't.

Everyone should be able to
make mistakes, even you.

Should we?

There's a faint
cut mark here.

About a centimeter long.

It's perfectly straight,
no irregularities.

I missed that.
Perhaps you're the murderer.

There's another one
to the humerus.

These were not caused by wolves.

Which means they were
caused by the killer, right?

Why make cuts if you know that
wolves will be eating him?

Would you like me to see if
there are other similar cuts?


I can do it.

Thank you.

There was a trace

in the tip of the hypodermic:

It's a neuromuscular blocking
agent better know are curare.

It was used in
anesthesia in the '40s.

It leaves the system quickly,

which is why it didn't
show up on the tox screen.

Okay. Well, where would somebody
get their hands on that now?

They would have to
distill it themselves.

From what?

Chondrodendron tomentosum.

Is it easy to get a hold of?
Not really.

I mean, I had two of them,

Two weeks ago, Dr. Brennan
asked me if she could have one.


She said she was
studying some-some

tribe in western Colombia

that used it to poison
the tips of their arrows.

Look, I-I know we don't
want to go there, but...


Brennan didn't do this.

Yeah, I've studied
Dr. Brennan for years.

Her cold and logical demeanor
is a carefully constructed

facade designed to protect
a very sensitive psyche.

Someone threatened her kid.

We can't just ignore that.

Why are you even
bringing that up?

Dr. Brennan trained
him that way.

Don't be subjective,

don't make assumptions,

question everything.

We do have to be objective,

And thorough,
and we have to do

everything by the book,

because if Dr. Brennan
does end up being a suspect,

our work has to be above reproach.
It was Pelant.

That doesn't mean we stop
doing our job, Angie.

Seriously? This is crazy.

We all know it was Pelant!


Whoa, slow down.

Hey, hey.
You gotta do something.

Slow down. What?
Why are you here?

The evidence is
piling up against Brennan.

She's on the video,

and-and he threatened her kid,

and the poison is from a plant
that she borrowed from Hodgins.

She didn't do it!
I know, but...

the evidence is
going another way.

I'm the one who decides where
the evidence goes and when.

Look, what we need to figure out

is how to counteract the
evidence against the evidence.

Meaning what?
We gotta find a way

to prove that Pelant
put Brennan on that video.

All right. I'll do that.


He's got me, Booth. Pelant!


At his place.
He didn't see my phone.

I'm locked in the...

Bones? Bones?


Hey, hey.
What is it?

Don't worry about it.
Just get back and do your job!

Hey, you can't come in here.

Where the hell is she?
Aah! Ow!


Brennan. Brennan.

Where is she?
She called me.

Where is she?
I don't know!

Bones! Where are you?

I don't know what
you're talking about.

I swear, I don't know!

Bones, where are you?

I swear, there's no one here.

Where is she?

She's not here.
Where is she?

I'm alone!

Are you always alone?
Always alone.

Ow! I'm always alone!
You're always alone?

Listen really clear.
You understand me?

I swear to God,
if you touched her,

I will kill you.

I broke the monitor.

The police are going to come.

Any minute...

She called, all right?

She called.
She said she was here.

Are you sure about that?

Maybe you should call her.
Just to check.


Bones! Are you there?

Where are you?
Are you at home?

Did you call me?

I'll see you at home.

Yeah, you son of a...

What in God's name
did you hope to accomplish?

I told you,
I got a call from Bones,

saying that Pelant had her.

There's no record of you
receiving such a call.

Of course there's not.

All right? He got me.
So you're saying

Pelant made this happen.
Yes, Pelant made it all happen.

He's must've gotten
Bones's voice

from a bunch of
cell phone calls,

and just mashed them together.

It gets worse.

Okay. What's worse than nothing?

Pelant's lawyer
found out what you did,

and went straight to
the parole board,

claiming harassment.

Flynn... All right.
They let him go?


And they got you
removed from the case.

And got Dr. Brennan
removed from the case.


So Pelant got
exactly what he wanted.

There is no one left
to take him down.

No offense, Flynn.

I don't want to take
over your case, Seeley.

It wasn't my idea.

You want to work a desk

with pay, or go home
on full suspension?

I'll go home.

Pelant is out in
the world, okay?

What if he shows up at my house?

Then you shoot him
through the eyeball.

Yeah, that reminds me-- I gotta
take your gun and badge.

Rules is rules, cher.

There's nothing I can do.

You run this down the way
you see fit, Flynn.

Oh, one last thing--
a little advice.

With a guy like Pelant,
nothing is the way it seems.

I'll remember that.

So this is the last thing
that Brennan looked at

before she was removed
from the case.

All the victim's wounds?


Can you remove the
damage done by the wolves?


That's weird.

There's a pattern.

Does it mean anything?

if Pelant did this,

then it could be one
of his weird codes.

Like, introducing a virus
into the program?

You think so?

It's what he does--
turn it off.

No, wait, no,
I know this pattern.

This has nothing to do
with computer viruses.

the arterial system.

Remove the veins.

Can you enlarge the areas

where the nicks
were found?


All those marks
cross minor arteries.

Pelant cut them.

The wolves were drawn
by the scent of blood.

This proves murder, right?

I mean this guy just didn't
wander into the woods

and drink some poison and wait
to be eaten by wolves.

They certainly weren't

Dr. Saroyan!

What are you
going to do?

I am going to report this
to Special Agent Flynn.

Cam, they're gonna think
that Brennan did this.

Because Pelant has no background
or training

in anatomy or the
circulatory system.

I know.
Do you have to?

Yes, it is my job.

So, what?
So Pelant wins.


Today, Pelant wins.

I thought Cam told you
not to contact me.

I don't care much about what Cam
says these days, okay?

Listen, I'm looking into
the e-mail exchange

between you and Ethan to see how
Pelant accessed them.

How? You said they were
all encrypted.

Yeah, I don't know.

That's why I'm looking into
every computer trail

that leads back to Pelant.

Thanks, Angela.

I'm just being selfish.

If you go to jail, I don't have
anybody to go to baby group with.

Now, I need
all the passwords

that you've used
within the past year.

Your profile says the killer
is hyper-rational,

deliberate and exacting.

That's correct. When I read
Pelant's transcript...

Would you describe
Dr. Brennan as hyper-rational,

deliberate and exacting?

My profile fits Pelant.

Yeah, I understand
that's what you'd like,

but please answer
the question.

You have to answer, cher.

That description
could be applied to Dr. Brennan.

Thank you.
In certain situations.

You also posit that
the killer had

a compromised childhood
because of abandonment.


Pelant's parents divorced
when he was young.

He was close with his father,
which he rarely saw after--

Wasn't Dr. Brennan actually
abandoned by her father?

It's not that simple.

He returned...
18 years later.

The other psychologist who
reviewed your report said

that would actually be worse.

Look... I know Dr. Brennan.

She's a good person.

She's compassionate
and empathetic,

and a wonderful mother.

And how far would that
wonderful, hyper-rational mother

go to protect her child,
Dr. Sweets?

No, I know her.
She didn't kill him.

The Bureau will be using
an outside consultant

for all future profiling
on this case.

I'm sure you understand.

So I'm off the case.

Come on,
you gotta be kidding me.

Can't Caroline appeal this?

I mean, come on...
Sweets, you of all people,

know more about this case
than anyone.

Okay, great.

So Sweets just got
kicked off the case.

Agent Flynn accused him
of being too close to you.

That seems like a reasonable
decision from that perspective.

Can we stop being
so reasonable, please?

Hey, hey...

I think I got something here.

Look at this.

What is it?

I hacked into
his credit card bill,

his phone bill
and his library card.

Okay, you're hacking
the hacker?

Yeah... there's something kind
of poetic about it, right?

So, according to
his library records,

Pelant reads a lot.

That makes sense.

He was confined, and the library
delivers to shut-ins.

No, I mean he reads
a lot a lot.

They delivered and picked up
over 80 books

within the past three months.

Wow! No one reads
that much.

I do.

Well, no one is you, Bones.

Okay, do me a favor.
Pull up his cable bill.

I want to see how many pay-
per-view movies he's ordered.

Wow. A lot.

Even you couldn't
watch all these movies,

and read all those
books, sweetie.

We have to get the books
that were delivered.

Pack that up.

Just get over there.

Sorry for the

I have a warrant to search
Dr. Brennan's home and vehicle.

Hah! Course you do.

Oh! Uh, not so fast.

This is "914."
We're 941.

This warrant's not for us.

It's a technicality.

Well, courts, they
operate on technicalities.

Come on, Flynn.

You know that.
I mean...

You find something,
which you won't,

it won't be admissible.

I can be back in two hours with
another warrant for the house

but her Prius is parked
on the street,

and the license plate matches
the one on the warrant.

Give me the keys.


We lost them.

We'll tow it.

Fine. Knock yourself out.

And I mean that.

Thanks for stopping by...


Pack up all the stuff
that we have on Pelant.

Angela, get to
the library, okay?

Yeah, yeah. Okay.

Get to the library,

check out all the books
that he checked out.

There's got to be a reason
why he picked out those books.

Hey, so, I found these...

What is wrong?
Are you okay?

the FBI sent over

hair samples from

Dr. Brennan's trunk.


I looked at it
a hundred times.

I want a different
result but it...

It's a match for the victim.

The hair
belongs to Ethan Sawyer.



What are you gonna do?

Well, I'm gonna
get myself together

and I'm gonna
do the right thing.

Which is...?

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry but either
you believe

in the system, or you don't.

And I do.

I'm not supposed to be here.

This doesn't sound good.

It's not good, cher.

There's too much evidence
piling up.

Oh, come on.
You know she didn't do it.

Otherwise, you wouldn't have

put that wrong address
on the search warrant.

I don't know what
you're talking about, cher.

She doesn't have
a choice, Booth.

It doesn't matter
what she believes.

I'm sorry.

I'm sure this will work out,
but for now,

I've got to get
an arrest warrant.

This is a nightmare.
It'll take me a few hours,

if I drag my heels right,

so you'll have time
to get your affairs in order

and say good-bye.

Thank you.

Now you're thanking her?

Baby's crying.

You don't think I
wouldn't give anything

to have this turn
out differently?

I'll call when I
get the warrant,

so Dr. Brennan can
turn herself in.

It'll go better
that way.

Cher, I'm sorry.

Hey. Anything?

Hey. Uh...

Look, I know you're trying to be
helpful and concerned but...

No, I'm not trying
to be helpful and concerned.

I just want to know how Pelant
communicates with Skynet

before he comes after me.

It's got something to do
with these books.


Angie, some of these aren't
even in English.

I know. I-I'm trying to search
for some kind of pattern--

titles, publication dates,

binding methods--

Nobody's gonna believe
Brennan but us.

When we stop looking,
it's over.

I know.

Hey, what if you arranged
the titles

in the order in which
he checked them out.

Angie, then you can...

You-You did that already.

Of course.

I love you.

I love you.

Hey, you two.


We're both home today.

You don't have
to watch Christine.

I'm not here about Christine.

How much time
does Tempe have?

Before they arrest her?

No, before her
first gray hair.

Come on, we gotta
figure out what our moves are.

Caroline says that
I should turn myself in

before the arrest warrant
can be executed.

You gotta make a run
for it, honey-- now.

Slow down, Max.

You been thinking
about this for days!

What, me being a fugitive?

Look, I have been thinking
about it, all right?

Only problem is, that's gonna
make us look more guilty.

You want to work
inside the system.

I am the system, Max.

No, computers are the system.

And this son of a bitch
runs computers.

And the minute they
have Tempe in custody,

she is part of
the system.

Your only chance is to get
off the grid! Honey...

Honey, think about
it logically, okay?

The minute he has you,
he will never let you go.

Look what he did to that
crazy smart friend of yours.

We will be fine, Max.

No, you won't.

You two don't understand
what happens

when the system turns on you.

I do.

You okay?

We should have Christine
christened before I'm arrested.

We? You mean... both of us.

You're gonna come?

What? What's going on?

Ethan was tracking Pelant's
thought process mathematically.

Ethan was trying to send me
a mathematical message.

You see, he inscribed it with
a quotation from Alexander Pope.

"Nature and nature's laws
lay hid in night.

God said, 'Let Newton be,'
and all was light."

So, what, that's the message?


Okay, what-- about
math and light?

Can we get into Ethan's room
at the Psychiatric Institute?

No, we can't.

No, but Hodges can.

What are
we looking for?

Brennan said it
would have to be

a message written
within a triangle.

Something about Newton.

The first thing we do

is we find three things
that form a triangle.

Well, three things
always form a triangle.

You, me, the desk--
that's a triangle.

Brennan seems pretty certain
that there is a message here.

Ethan Sawyer was hallucinating.

He could have left it
in the air.

Yeah, well,
the pencil

would have to be imaginary, too.

Patients aren't allowed anything
sharper than their fingers.


Uh, hand me the ALS.

Come on.

Come on.

Found something.

Oh, that is so creepy.

He left a message
in his own saliva.


Oh, good choice.


Is it computer code?

I have no idea.

I've never seen symbols
like it before.

Ethan must have
invented it himself.

Well, yeah.

Well, then, what good is it?

And what good
are all the library books?

I've learned that sometimes

you have to step back
and see the big picture.

Oh, yeah?

Well, I'm not seeing
the big picture here.

In fact, I'm not seeing
any picture, actually.

The answer is in that code.

Knowing Ethan,

it's computer code.


Where do books
and computers cross?

Uh, I have to go.

Yeah, yeah. Okay.


I just want to say...

thank you for believing in me.

You don't have to thank
somebody who loves you

for believing in you, honey.

I love you, too.

All right.

Take a minute.

Forget about everything
except Booth and Christine.

Thanks, Dad.

♪ One by one ♪

♪ The knots we've tied ♪

♪ Will come undone... ♪

This is our faith.

This is the faith
of the Church.

We are proud to profess it
in Christ Jesus.

♪ Like picking locks ♪

♪ We'll sow our seeds ♪

♪ Beneath the sun ♪

♪ Our accomplice is the rain ♪

♪ With patience that of saints ♪

♪ It grows and grows ♪

♪ Our home, sweet home ♪

♪ It took me 27 years ♪

♪ To wrap my head around this ♪

♪ To brush the ashes off ♪

♪ Of everything I love ♪

♪ Where courage was contagious ♪

♪ Confidence was key ♪

♪ Right as rain ♪

♪ And soft as snow ♪

♪ It grows and grows ♪

♪ And grows ♪

♪ Our home, sweet home... ♪

Strengthen her
with the grace of Christ

and watch over her
at every step in life's journey.

Christine, I baptize you
in the name of the Father

and the Son
and the Holy Spirit.


child of the covenant,

you are sealed
with the Holy Spirit

and marked
as Christ's own.

We pray for Christine.

Bless and strengthen her daily

with the gift
of your Holy Spirit.



♪ We're home sweet home. ♪

Hey. Listen.

I think I know how he did it.

How who did what?


He-he used library books
to insert mini-programs--

really viruses.

The library has

a centralized materials
automated handling system.

Each book is
independently coded,

and Pelant just substituted
his own code.

The library scans the book,

and it uploads the code
to the Internet?


You think this is enough to keep
Brennan from being arrested?

A theory? No.

And also,

I couldn't help if I wanted.

I'm off the case, too.

Unless you can prove

Pelant used his library books

to transfer money from
Dr. Brennan's account into mine.

Oh, my God.

I hope Cam is happy.

If she had just kept
things to herself,

we wouldn't be in
this position.


you listen to me
on this subject.

All of us did

what Pelant expected,
except for Cam.

Because of her, you squints
are all still in this,

which Pelant fears
above all else.

As long as the Jeffersonian
stays in the game,

the good guys live
to fight another day.

My opinion, Cam Saroyan is
the hero of this story so far.

You hear what I'm saying, cher?



Tell you what, I'll go
get the car, all right?




What is it?

I love you, Booth.

I don't want you to think
that Christine

is the only reason
we're together.

It's going to be okay.

All right?

All right.

I'll be right back.

I'll go get the car.

All right?

Be right back.


Come on, let's go.

We gotta go.


Now, drive as far as you can
without getting exhausted.

Don't stop at any chain
restaurants or motels.

You already told me this.

Pay cash.
You took all

my credit cards already.
Well, I'll get you some

fake I.D.'s--
hey, I'm right about this.

Trust me.

Now, wait for me where we said.

If I... if I'm not there...

Three days later,
the next place.

I remember.

Okay, get in, get in.
Let's go.

Go. Go.

Thanks, Dad.





Hey! Hey!

It's the way
it had to go.

What the...?

Where are they going?

Well, if you know,
you'd be

an accomplice.

That's my family,
you understand?

I should be with them.

You want to hit me.
I know, I know.

I understand. Go ahead.

I know how to be a fugitive
a lot better than you.

What am I supposed to do?

You stay in the system.

You stay alive.

I'll make sure Tempe
stays out of the system.

I'm going to get my family back.

You tell Bones that.

Then you get
that bastard.

You'll bring your family home.

I'll keep her safe.

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