Booth, Bones and Hodgins hopes that the trial of 'Gravedigger' Heather Taffet, who nearly killed each of them, will bring them closure. Their hopes are cruelly smashed when the monster, defending herself, gets judge Drufey to disallow most of the evidence. She then taunts them to solve the 'number' which can lead to a missing victim, a young boy. When they do, examining the corpse would cause a complete mistrial and thus impunity. So Bones convinces everyone to scrap their own trials and stake everything on the boy's yet unproven murder. Max tries to handle the case his way. Written by
This was a deeply emotionally episode as the Jeffersonian team tried vigorously to convict the Gravedigger. It is very frustrating as the gravedigger is very smart and each time the team finds something she slams it down before the jury. The episode really shows how corrupted our legal system is. The team and viewers know about the terrible things the gravedigger did to Brennan, Hodgins, and Booth as well as to other children and yet she comes so close to walking. Brennan and Hodgins are forced to deal with some difficult emotions and Hodgins has a brilliantly acted scene where he is unwilling to lift his case charges for the good of the case because he cannot forget what happened to him. At the end of the episode, Brennan is unsure that she even can continue working on murders because it is so hard deal with all of the sadness. She even says that she has a strong sense that everything is changing. This must be foreshadowing something big that is about to happen. Normally I would just pass this off as a 2 episode subplot that will be quickly dismissed but here, I don't think so. I am anxious to see how this is going to play out in the season finale. Hopefully nothing too drastic will happen, but Brennan is right. Something is about to happen which will change the Jeffersonian team for better or for worse.
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