A dead man is identified and was last seen at a couples retreat where he was with a woman other than his wife. Booth and Bones attend the retreat undercover to find evidence. Cam's identity is stolen. Sweets takes a break from his job.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Shaman Little River
Bill Schumacher
Evelyn Schumacher
Jeffrey Baxter
Mark Baxter
Emma Pak
Kelly Pak / Goodman


Sweets is depressed, looses his knack and decides it's time for time off to recover his root motivation for the job or switch to actually helping psychiatric patients. A corpse, dragged in a tree by a chewing bobcat (lynx), is identified as Korean American Pak. His wife Emma believed he was o business-trip while he took a 'couples therapy course' in a Virginian Indian reservation with his mistress. Unable to work there officially, Booth takes Bones there as undercover couple Tony and Roxie. They discover the pseudo-Indian shaman isn't even the wrest fake, nor the only one with an alibi. Aristoo gets the team to help Camile despite her misplaced pride when an identity thief wrecks her life. Written by KGF Vissers

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23 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Millicent Martin was on Frasier and John Ratzenberger was on Cheers, and both featured Kelsey Grammar. See more »


When Sweets is in the diner talking to Booth on the phone about Shaman Little River's identity, Angela hands him a file. Sweets' next lines are written in blue ink on the file: "Don't patronize me, I'm just relaying a message..." etc. See more »


References The Real Housewives of Orange County (2006) See more »

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OK, I'm still really pi*sed ...
23 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But this episode does what last week's didn't - it miraculously restores B&B's relationship (for me) by transforming The Problem into a joke shared (and the really big point here is shared) by Brennan and Both.

And it does so in a virtually flawless episode (though, if Pelant turns out to be Cam's identity thief, I'll bounce my shoes off my flat-screen).

What really amazes me is that I found it all believable - after last week's episode I didn't think I'd ever be able to regard B&B as a real couple and that their relationship had been irrecoverably tainted.

This episode changed that for me. Perhaps I'm projecting, seeing what I want to see but if it works, fine. Happy to have them back together.

The two plot lines, Cam's identity theft and B&B's undercover at a couple's retreat, play out brilliantly - providing insight into Cam's stubborn independence while, eventually, making her realize she isn't alone, either in her relationship with Arastoo or with the team.

But the undercover at the retreat is the real star: Boris and Wanda even better. Comic in tone, it counterpoints Cam's problems, and provides a perfect platform for obliquely shifting The Problem away from being a relationship killer to the status of an inside joke. As the retreat unfolds, it progresses through a series of skits that are gems (loved the steam-room bit despite hating the brutality of fisticuffs) with a finale that is pure burlesque, pointed references to marriage and secrets peppered throughout.

And the last scene, B&B at home, in robes at the foot of their bed starting an intimacy exercise and ending up as you would expect works better, infinitely better than I thought possible. I bought it.

Normally, I wouldn't drop so many spoilers. In this case, doesn't matter if you know the ending, the watching is the fun.

Still pis*ed and still think Angie should give Booth a swift kick but now pleased as well. (Sorry about the asterisk - IMDb thinks pis*ed is a naughty word and won't allow it).

And amazed by how well the secret-into-joke theme was done.

Finally, an aside re Cheers - Cliff Clavin dropped by (as the male half of an elderly couple in love) and was delightful.

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