Everybody fears a psycho is copycatting Bones's new Kathi Reich novel about murder victims posthumously fed to voracious animals, so Temperance's lover Sully insists to input his profiler experience by screening her fan-mail. Then Jim Lopata is killed and duped in the harbor, exactly like the first fictitious victim, but Bones figures out the victim abused his wife Connie, and her protective brother Greg Braley has no alibi. Then a second copy-victim is found, devoured by rats in a pet shop: unfaithful wife Sadie whose husband Ashton Keller stands to inherit her fortune. Both victims were shot with the same gun. Booth checks Bones's ex-stalker Oliver Laurier, and finds suspicious 'toys' for creative role playing, but he's just looking for attention. Then the third victim is found, eaten by fire-ants: Bones's publicist Ellen Laskow, near the book signing; her slavish assistant Hank Belden says she was secretive about her lesbian lovers; he now succeeds her. Booth keeps looking for ...
Did You Know?
This same plot device was used in the pilot episode of Castle. Coincidentally, Darby Stanchfield, who played the first victim's wife, also played one of Rick Castle's ex-wives (and Alexis's mother). See more
As the team rules out Oliver after he faints and they're in Booth's office, it's obviously day time and yet Brennan is supposed to be at her book signing (a night time event). In the next scene, Booth and Brennan arrive at the book signing and it is now obviously night. See more
[Referring to the rat that swallowed a bullet
Can't we just wait until nature take its course?
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Do you have any idea how tight a rat's rectum is?
Please tell me you don't.
The Secret Sun
Written by Jesse Harris
Performed by Jesse Harris See more