Written By: Noah Hawley
Directed by: Jesús Salvador Treviño
BOOTH: It’s Booth. I need you to close off a 30 mile radius of the Bayview Federal Penitentiary. Howard Epps escaped.
The squints are reading about themselves in a newspaper article. Zach says that Hodgins looks short.
ANGELA: Did you really call me “the heart of the operation?
HODGINS: Yeah. It was before you called me short.
ANGELA: Hey, Zack called you short. I think you’re just the right height.
ANGELA: Short men have better leverage?
ZACK: I’m feeling uncomfortable.
B&B interview Epps’ wife who refuses police protection.
BRENNAN: What– You can’t let her go! She’s not safe!
BOOTH: Well, I can’t force her to take protection, alright? I’ll have the local police drive her house every couple of hours and make sure she’s safe. And you know what? You’re not safe either.
BRENNAN: But I’m not unhinged. I can take care of myself.
BOOTH: You and Epps– Okay, it’s personal. You’re everything that he hates.
BRENNAN: And what is that exactly?
BOOTH: Well, you know, you’re a smart, strong, confident woman. And, uh, figured him out. You made him feel powerless so he’s gonna want to, uh, prove that, uh, you’re weak and inferior. So, you are not to go out on your own, ever.
Booth beefs up security at the lab.
CAM: You think Epps is gonna come after Brennan?
BOOTH: I can’t rule anything out when it comes to Epps.
CAM: I’ll take care of it.
BOOTH: Look, I-I don’t want you to be alone either.
CAM: Are you inviting me over?
BOOTH: I’m just thinking that everyone should just stay here at the lab.
Backs away from that quickly doesn’t he? LOL
Angela and Brennan talk about what to do.
ANGELA: How do you deal with the fear?
BRENNAN: I . . . have this.
ANGELA: Oh, my God. That– That thing is huge. Whoa, wow. That’s like, movie huge.
BOOTH: Where the hell did you get that?
BRENNAN: The mall.
BOOTH: The mall?
BRENNAN: Yeah, it’s pretty big, right? Bigger than the one you have.
BOOTH: Excuse me. It’s not the size that matters. It’s how you use it.
BRENNAN: Well, I think size is pretty important.
BOOTH: The point is that you shouldn’t have a gun in the first place!
ANGELA: If you do have one, bigger is always better.
BOOTH: You’re not helping!
ANGELA: Right, yeah. This does seem like a private conversation.
So much double meaning here!
Epps calls Brennan and then gets busy, sending Angela a human heart.
BRENNAN: He’s coming after me through my friends.
BRENNAN: He told me whatever happened would be my fault.
CAM: Then we’ll make sure nothing else happens.
B&B realize Epps left them a clue and find his wife’s head.
CAM: I’m seeing some kind of white powder in her hair. Hodgins can tell us what it is. Why just leave her head?
BOOTH: To get us all involved. I mean, the less we have to work with, the- the more we’re all drawn in.
BRENNAN: Epps told me to use my head.
BOOTH: Everything he says is a clue. Could it be inside the head?
CAM: It’s too early to tell. Okay. That’s terrifically disturbing.
CAM: Massive blood aspiration to the soft tissue of the neck.
CAM: Caroline Epps was alive when Howard cut her head off.
BRENNAN: Now he’s torturing his victims.
BOOTH: So let’s torture him.
BOOTH: Bring his mother in.
CAM: I thought Epps hated his mother.
BOOTH: His FBI profiler believes he was emotionally attached to her. His prison logs show that he wrote to her almost every day.
CAM: Well that’s sick.
BOOTH: But helpful. I mean, if he feels responsible for his mother being in jail we can knock him off his game.
B&B visit Epps’ mother.
BRENNAN: You’re son murdered his wife yesterday, beheaded her.
MRS. EPPS: And you want to blame me?
BRENNAN: You made your son bathe in ammonia.
MRS. EPPS: The women he would go out with, they were loose. Not the right kind for a God-fearing son! Wanted him to wash their scent off.
BOOTH: Is there anything else that you can tell us that might help us find your son before he kills again?
MRS. EPPS: It’s not my fault what he did.
BOOTH: Yeah. Okay. Um, that’s all for now. We’ll have an agent escort you back to your cell. Um, of course you have the right to an attorney.
MRS. EPPS: I should’ve been harder on him, beat him more regular. I’m a nice person. Too nice. That was my problem. Too nice.
Booth attempts to explain to Brennan that this all is not her fault. Cam calls.
CAM: Something was inserted in Caroline’s ear. Epps made an incision in Caroline’s left ear canal, inserted a token for a kid’s ride from a place called Hillside Park.
BOOTH: Oh, God. My son plays there every day after school.
MAN: Here you go.
BOOTH: Parker comes here every day at 4 with his nanny. Rose! Rose, where’s Parker?
ROSE: On the merry-go-round. He was just there!
BOOTH: Parker! Parker!
BRENNAN: Over there.
BOOTH: Parker. Parker! Parker!
BOOTH: Hey. Oh, God. Alright.
PARKER: Look. A man bought me ice cream.
BOOTH: Alright. Alright.
PARKER: That was my favorite.
BOOTH: I’ll buy you another one, okay? Just listen to me. What did this man look like?
PARKER: A man. He said he was your friend.
BOOTH: What did he say to you? Did he say anything else to you, Parker?
PARKER: To use my napkin.
BRENNAN: Booth. “My name is Parker. Ask me how I can solve this case.” Alright. What else did he tell you?
PARKER: Nothing. He was just nice.
BOOTH: Okay. Just listen to me, Parker. Alright? This man is trying to hurt Daddy’s friends, okay? So I need you to think. What else did he say to you?
PARKER: I didn’t do anything wrong. He said he was your friend.
BOOTH: You never talk to strangers, okay?! You never! I’m sorry, buddy. It’s okay. Alright? I’m sorry.
Booth pushes for Cam to skip protocol.
BOOTH: Have you opened the head yet?
CAM: I just finished telling Zack . . .
BOOTH: Listen, Epps just went after my kid, Cam.
BOOTH: You know there’s something there. He told us. It’s something we need. He wants us to find it.
CAM: Get me the number two saw. I found some bruising to the back of her head. I’m gonna cut below it so I don’t disturb the area.
ZACK: I hate this part.
CAM: Me too.
ZACK: Dr. Saroyan.
ZACK: Biological containment. Uh-unknown hazardous material. We need an emergency medical team at the autopsy lab ASAP.
The team scrambles to find out what happened. Brennan attempts to empathize.
BRENNAN: Considering the relationship between you and Cam, I’d like to say the right thing, Booth . . . I don’t know what it is. Usually I’d-I’d ask you or Angela.
BOOTH: You just said it. Thanks.
Hodgins and Zach work but disagree.
HODGINS: No particles on her clothing. Zack, it had to be a gas.
ZACK: It wasn’t. Are we having an argument?
HODGINS: Of course.
HODGINS: Because Cam’s dying, and I should be with Angela. And because there are no particles.
ZACK: On the clothing?
HODGINS: That’s right.
ZACK: What about the glass parts still left in the head?
HODGINS: I’m not angry at you anymore.
Booth visits Cam.
BOOTH: I’m- I’m . . . I’m so sorry, you know, that I put so much pressure on you to hurry. I didn’t, uh-
CAM: Not your fault. Epps did this to me.
BOOTH: Hey. Your family’s coming.
CAM: Oh, God. And I thought poison . . . was my biggest problem.
Epps calls to try to intimidate Brennan. It doesn’t work as he thinks. Brennan is too smart for him!
BRENNAN: Now will you tell me the poison?
EPPS: The body knows what the head can’t say.
BRENNAN: Caroline’s body or your mother’s body?
EPPS: My mother?
BRENNAN: Yes. We have her in custody. Didn’t you know?
EPPS: On what charges?
BRENNAN: What poison, Howard?
EPPS: You had no right. My mother’s not part of this.
BRENNAN: You tell me about the poison and I will tell you about your mother.
EPPS: You don’t run the game. I run the game. You’re gonna be sorry.
Zack has an idea.
ZACK: We’ve endowed Epps with intelligence he does not have. His clues are unsophisticated word games.
ZACK: Uh, “my name is Parker. Ask me how I can solve this case.”
BOOTH: I already asked Parker. He doesn’t know anything.
ZACK: It doesn’t have to be your son. It can be something else named Parker. Something to do with leather goods or drywall. Do a Boolean search. Okay, right. You don’t know what that is. Boolean is . . . I won’t explain. I’ll just do it.
BOOTH: I am walking out of here. You try and stop me again, I will shoot both of you.
ZACK: Mmmm… Ummm…
ZACK: I really need him to come back.
HODGINS: BOOTH! Whatever you got better be worth dying for.
ZACK: Uh, there’s a Parker & Parker Leather Goods owned by the Parker brothers on Parker Street in the town of Parker just outside of Arlington. That’s a lot of Parkers.
BOOTH: Yeah, okay. Let’s go.
Zack gets booby trapped and Booth coaches him how to jump away.
FEMALE REPORTER: The explosion occurred as FBI agents searched the shop for escaped serial killer Howard Epps. At least one person was killed in the blast. Dr. Zack Addy, a forensic anthropologist who was working with the FBI, died at the scene. Special Agent Seeley Booth remains in critical condition.
BOOTH: Chuckles. Okay, that’s creepy. Zack dead and me in critical condition, right?
ZACK: But why? It’s not true.
BRENNAN: You gonna be alright?
ZACK: My doctor said most of my injuries didn’t come from the explosion but from being slammed into the floor. Apparently, you’re extremely strong.
BRENNAN: Did you have to be so rough on him?
BOOTH: It was a bomb. I was being, you know, heroic.
ZACK: I was heroic too.
BRENNAN: Yes, you were.
BOOTH: Somebody saved somebody. That’s all I’m saying.
BOOTH: I’m gonna go see Cam at the hospital. And you are gonna go home and get some sleep.
ZACK: Why can’t I go home?
BOOTH: Didn’t you just hear what they said on the news? You’re dead.
BRENNAN: What about Epps?
BOOTH: I got an entire surveillance team outside your home, watching you. Why does everybody question me, right? I’m the hero.
Booth goes to Brennan’s apartment. Epps has gotten inside. Brennan was prepared for that with her gun.
BRENNAN: You won’t let me shoot him, will you?
BOOTH: You knew he was gonna be here, didn’t you?
BRENNAN: It’s the only scenario that made sense.
BOOTH: Oh. What, you heading for the balcony, Howie? Hope you can fly, cause that’s about a fifty foot drop, right?
EPPS: How did you know?
BRENNAN: Plaster dust in the poison.
BOOTH: Renovations to the apartment next door.
BRENNAN: You’re not all that smart, turns out.
EPPS: One minute. All I want is one minute alone with you.
BRENNAN: Fine with me.
BOOTH: Don’t provoke the lunatic, alright? You got nowhere to go.
EPPS: I’m not going back to jail.
BOOTH: You see, that’s really not your decision, Howie. Get your hands up. Drop the crowbar.
BOOTH: In the line of fire, Bones. You’re not getting away, Howard.
EPPS: Look who the killer is now, Agent Booth.
BOOTH: A little help here, Bones? I got nothing but dead weight here. Help me.
BRENNAN: Sorry. Can’t reach.
BOOTH: Grab the railing.
EPPS: You’re gonna drop me anyway. Just get it over with.
BOOTH: You son of a bitch.
EPPS: Are you saying you don’t want me dead?
BOOTH: Yeah, I’m not you.
EPPS: Oh, really? You’re not thinking of the world with me still in it? Going after Dr. Brennan, your son-
BOOTH: I’m not you.
AGENT #1: Unit on the ground saw what happened. So did the sniper across the street. You tried to save him.
BRENNAN: No one could’ve helped him.
AGENT #1: You can take off now, Booth. Department might want to assign you a shrink- on the job death like that.
BRENNAN: You didn’t have your full strength. Your wrist was hurt from pulling Zack away from the explosion.
BOOTH: My wrist wasn’t hurt, Bones.
BRENNAN: I wish you’d let me shoot him.
BOOTH: No, you don’t.
Brennan finds Booth at the park.
BOOTH: Hi. How’d you know I was here?
BRENNAN: Saturday morning. How’s Parker?
BOOTH: Yeah, I’m afraid I freaked him out the other day. He’s really scared of this place. Now I gotta put that right.
BRENNAN: That’s you all over- putting things right. Cam gets released from the hospital today?
BOOTH: You know, what happened to Cam happened because . . . we had a personal relationship.
BOOTH: Yeah. People who work in . . . high-risk situations they can’t be involved romantically because it leads to things like what happened.
BRENNAN: High-risk situations.
BOOTH: Every single day it’s with us. There’s this line, and we can’t cross it. You know what I’m saying?
BRENNAN: Yes. I understand. He seems okay now.
BOOTH: Yeah, you know, it’s important to make things right. I just don’t know how. I don’t know how.
**I know, I know**