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Mayhem on a Cross 

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. 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, and the surviving band members ate his brain. 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 burn several historical stave churches. In the end, Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison. See more »

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Bones describes a 'blood eagle' as a torture method. As an anthropologist, she should have been aware that this was a method of execution vaguely described only twice in all known Norse literature with not a single solid piece of archaeological evidence backing it up. So, being Bones, she should have referred to it as a legend or simply discarded it as a tangential trivia. See more »

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Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Gordon-Gordon is making cassoulet.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It's stew. It's bean stew.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Cassoulet is better than regular stew.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Just because it's French doesn't mean it's better.
Dr. Lance Sweets: Sounds better than stew.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: See? It sounds better.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It's stew
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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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