T.V. Series Review: Bones Season 3

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T.V. Series Review: Bones Season 3 Summary

The third season of the American television series Bones premiered on September 25, 2007, and concluded on May 19, 2008, on Fox.

Season 3, Episode 1: The Widow’s Son in the Windshield

The team investigates a case concerning a skull smashing through the windshield of a group of teenagers’ car. The skull belongs to a violinist who disappeared after a concert and may have been a victim of cannibalism, leading them to an old bank vault filled with occult items. While Zack is away, Brennan searches for a new assistant. Angela and Hodgins hire a private investigator to track down Angela’s ex-husband, who is identified with the nickname “Berimbau” (incorrectly defined as the name of a Brazilian flute). The case does not conclude at the end of the episode, but begins the recurring Gormogon story arc.

Season 3, Episode 2: Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van

A minivan explodes at a car park, killing a woman. After piecing together her remains, Booth and the team realize that she is a known fugitive to the FBI for nearly thirty years. It turns out that the woman had been a member of the National Liberation Army, a leftist radical group who were presumed responsible for several crimes, in the 1970s. The case is reopened as Booth finds himself in an awkward position when his former mentor, who was the agent in charge of the case, and prosecuting attorney Caroline Julian clash. Meanwhile, Brennan visits her father, who is in prison after being arrested by Booth.

Season 3, Episode 3: Death in the Saddle

After the decomposed body of a man, whose feet were removed and arms bound, is found in the woods, the team is called in to investigate. The man is discovered to have stayed at a pony play retreat and was killed with a hoof knife. His wife discovered him at the retreat with another woman just before he died, and both become suspects in the case as well as the lover’s ex-husband. Meanwhile, Angela attempts to go under hypnosis to find out the name of her husband nicknamed Birambau to divorce him in order to marry Hodgins. Though the hypnosis fails initially it ultimately leads her to the name, Grayson Barasa.

Season 3, Episode 4: The Secret in the Soil

Booth and Brennan are called to investigate a decomposed body found on the grounds of an organic composting site. The body, belonging to the founder of an organic supermarket chain, was indicated by its unusually high temperature to have been incinerated. The team discovers a double homicide when flesh from another body is found, which turns out to have belonged to the first victim’s daughter. Meanwhile, the FBI forces Booth and Brennan to undergo psychiatric counseling with Dr. Lance Sweets.

Season 3, Episode 5: Mummy in the Maze

The FBI is called to investigate after the mummified remains of a teenage girl are found in a Halloween-themed maze. Brennan and her team determine the girl has been dead for about a year. Another mummified remains of a teenage girl are found at a Halloween amusement park funhouse, who they determine was killed approximately two years ago. When the team finds out a third teenage girl is missing, they realize they have until the Halloween holiday to save her.

Season 3, Episode 6: Intern in the Incinerator

Employees of the Jeffersonian Institute become murder suspects when the remains of a Jeffersonian intern is found in the building’s incinerator. Booth, Brennan and their team set about to investigate her death and find she had been working on authenticating items from the bank vault of the Gormogon case, which is still open. They acquire further motives for her death when they discover she had been in a romantic relationship with a married Jeffersonian employee. Meanwhile, Booth poses as Cam’s boyfriend and accompanies her to her family get-together.

Season 3, Episode 7: The Boy in the Time Capsule

The body of a teenage boy is found by his former high school classmates to have been hidden inside a time capsule that was buried 20 years ago. As the team investigates the class of 1987 to find the boy’s killer, they find a disk among his belongings, containing a game which would have been a landmark title in 1987 if released. They also discover he was the father of a classmate’s son. The team relive their high school memories as they sift through the evidence. Brennan and Booth receive some psychological profiling advice of the killer from their therapist, Dr. Sweets.

Season 3, Episode 8: The Knight on the Grid

Booth and Brennan’s investigation into the death of a priest leads them back on the case of the Gormogon serial killer when the priest’s kneecaps were discovered to have been surgically removed. They realize the killer has a pattern for choosing victims after Angela finds a victim tree in the evidence vault. The team attempts to make predictions on who the next victim is while Dr. Sweets provides psychological insights into the killer for Brennan and Booth. Meanwhile, Brennan’s brother reappears.

Season 3, Episode 9: The Santa in the Slush

Three days before Christmas, Booth, Brennan and their team are sent to investigate the death of a Santa Claus impostor after his body was discovered in the sewer near a mall. The team discovers the man’s legal name was Kristopher Kringle and was highly regarded in his profession while he worked for a local “Rent-A-Santa” business. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth find themselves under a mistletoe, and Brennan decides to spend Christmas with her father, brother and his family.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Man in the Mud

A body is discovered at Homestead Natural Hot Springs in a spring filled with mud. Booth and Brennan go to investigate the scene and find that the body is Tripp Goddard, a motorcycle racer who had been murdered about two weeks ago after a race. Sweets’ girlfriend is also introduced.

Season 3, Episode 11: Player Under Pressure

All team members are working to identify the bones from a college athlete who suffered a lot of fractures. After the body is identified they talk to his sister and somebody who acted as a sort of an adviser for the deceased.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Baby in the Bough

A woman’s car is run off the road and she is killed, but her baby miraculously survives the accident. Booth and Brennan go to the woman’s hometown to try to find out who’s responsible for running her car off the road. Bones, with help from Booth, takes care of the baby until the team finds out who killed the mother.

Season 3, Episode 13: The Verdict in the Story

Brennan’s father Max Keenan is on trial for the alleged murder of FBI Deputy Director Kirby. Everyone on the team, except for Brennan, is called as a witness for the prosecution during the trial. Brennan on the other hand is the forensics advisor for the defense, and she must rely on both her dedication to her family and her skill as an anthropologist to help free her father.

Season 3, Episode 14: The Wannabe in the Woods

When aspiring singer Tommy Sour (Ace Young) is found dead, an investigation leads to the Checker Box Restaurant’s Open Mic Night. Brennan reveals she is more musically inclined than she appears, and Booth is shot, his fate unknown.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Pain in the Heart

After Booth’s “funeral” (which was in fact a covert operation, Booth being very much alive), a human jawbone shows up at the Jeffersonian, Brennan and the team quickly realize the Gormogon serial killer has struck again. In a shocking turn of events, an explosion in the lab injures Zack and Hodgins, Cam discovers that Gormogon’s silver skeleton is missing from the basement vault. The team realize that it is an “inside job” and every Jeffersonian employee as well as Booth and Sweets become suspects.

T.V. Series Review: Bones Season 3 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Have you watched season 1 or season 2 yet? Season 3 won’t make as much sense with character development if you haven’t. Now the team is working on bringing Gormogon, a serial killer, to justice. New characters like Cam and Dr. Sweets. I was hesitant with how fast they bring in people but the writers did a great job with their development, interaction and how an audience responds. Honestly not one main character to hate. They all have their quirks about them.

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