Bones: Season 4, Episode 20

Mayhem on a Cross (16 Apr. 2009)

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Skeletal remains used by a Norwegian Black Metal Band lead the team to explore the underground music scene. Gordon-Gordon prepares to retire from psychology, but not before meeting with ... See full summary »

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Skeletal remains used by a Norwegian Black Metal Band lead the team to explore the underground music scene. Gordon-Gordon prepares to retire from psychology, but not before meeting with Sweets and helping Bones and Booth solve their current case. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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A fictionalized spin on a real murder case. The a few members of a Norwegian heavy metal band, Mayhem had engaged in a real murder. The band had a lead singer named Dead, who liked to cut himself and bleed on stage. "Mayhem on a Cross" features a lead singer from a fictional band who likes to do the same on stage. In April of 1991, Dead committed suicide. In 1993 band member Varg Vikernes brutally murdered the group's guitarist Euronymous. Euronymous had several cuts, many of them to the back and neck area. Vikernes claimed self defense, stating that he learned of a plot by Euronymous to in fact, murder him, and videotape the entire event for his own pleasure. Both Euronymous and Vikernes has earlier been involved in a plot to blow up several churches. In the end, Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison. See more »

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When Angela is showing Brennan and Camille the videos of the concerts, she tells them she can't show a more detailed picture of the girl because of poor cell phone video quality. But she then immediately shows them a higher rendered video of Mayhem as he's shot in his backside. See more »

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Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: My foster parents locked me in the trunk of a car for 2 days when I broke a dish. I was a very clumsy child. They warned me it would happen, but the water was so hot and the soap was so slippery. I still don't think it was fair, even though they gave me fair warning. The water was so hot.
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the best episode ever!
19 April 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

First off all, I am a big fan of Bones, but after fabulous gravedigger I missed something in this series... But this episode brings back to me why I really love this series. Everyone can find something interesting in this episode: death metal, strong emotions, interesting psychology context, real good script and great humor.

Secondly, in this episode Sweets personality is developed and lifted to a new level. And, what's more, you can't miss Brennans interrogation scene...

In my opinion, it is the best episode to date.

10/10


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