So we open on Angela and Brennan having evening plans…
ANGELA: Come on, honey. If we don’t leave now, we won’t get into the club.
But Brennan is busy…
BRENNAN: I really should catalog that skull. It’s in the museum’s exhibit on the French Revolution.
ANGELA: Yeah, Pepé le Pew is more important that booze and boys.
BRENNAN: I don’t think that’s his name.
They make it to said club…
ANGELA: Feels good, doesn’t it? Being with people who are alive?
BRENNAN: It’s very stimulating, I have to admit.
ANGELA: We are so gonna tear it up tonight.
BRENNAN: That’s slang, right?
BRENNAN: Is my costume all right?
ANGELA: Sweetie, it’s not a costume. It’s a cute outfit. And yes, it looks perfect .
BRENNAN: I love this music.
ANGELA: Deejay Rulz, he is so hot.
BRENNAN: It’s so tribal.
ANGELA: Don’t say “tribal”, sweetie.
BRENNAN: Why? Oh, because of all the black people?
ANGELA: Sweetie, just for tonight, have fun, stop dissecting and take part.
BRENNAN: African-Americans aren’t the only ones with tribal heritage.
WOMAN #1: You say we’re natives of some tribe?
BRENNAN: Anthropologically speaking, we’re all members of tribes.
WOMAN #2: You better shut your mouth.
BRENNAN: I just meant hip-hop mirrors the direct visceral connection you see in tribal communication.
MAN #1: What?
BRENNAN: After the Cartesians split in the 17th century, we separated our mind from our bodies the numinous from the animalistic.
WOMAN #1: Are you calling me an animal, fool?
WOMAN #3: No, fool. She’s using Descartes’ philosophy to say she’s down with the music.
So Brennan is not good at mingling. Shocker. Of course, this leads to the finding of the man in the wall.
FURST: Are you sure she can handle this?
BOOTH: No one in our lab knows the first thing about dealing with a mummy. I’d have to call her in anyway.
FURST: She assaulted two agents who were trying to tape off the body.
BRENNAN: They were trying to compromise the remains.
So Booth is still having to fight to bring Brennan in on cases. Fierce Brennan is still assaulting people who get in her way!
FURST: A cloud of meth covered the dance floor. I think they’ve inhaled quite a lot.
BOOTH: Are you two high?
ANGELA: Only by accident, so it doesn’t count.
BRENNAN: Why’d you bring Tessa? This doesn’t seem like such a great date.
TESSA: We were out to dinner when he got your call. Your pupils are the size of saucers.
Hilariously high Brennan attempts to help Booth.
BOOTH: You run this place Mr. Hall? Interesting, you know, cause we know found some drugs on—
BRENNAN: Found them, we found ‘em.
BOOTH: Alright, we found some drugs on the dead guy. We’re gonna want to know where they came from, why he had them.
BOOTH: Why he had them. Any idea who he is?
BRENNAN: A— (gets another look from Booth and turns away).
BOOTH: Any ideas?
HALL: The guy barely looks human. What makes you think I’d recognize him?
BOOTH: Bones, how does something like this happen?
BRENNAN: Well, the Egyptians would give the body a cedar oil enema and then rinse it with wine and cover it with salt. But I don’t think that’s what happened here.
BOOTH: Bones, you are totally wasted.
BRENNAN: Zack! Zack! Zack! Come here! Come here! Isn’t this a beautiful specimen of mummification?
ZACK: What’s going on?
BOOTH: Let’s just say your boss inhaled.
BRENNAN: See how perfectly dried and preserved the skin is? You don’t find something like this every day. Hey Tessa, have you seen it?
ANGELA: It’s so hard to believe that you two would be a couple. You know, cop and lawyer. It’s very touching.
TESSA: I’m gonna grab a cab.
Say it with me everyone: “Bye Felicia!”
Side note: When I was looking for pictures of this episode, I stumbled upon something that actually exists…
The next day, a rough looking Brennan is rehydrating the hands of the mummy to get fingerprints. They ID the victim and get to investigating. Brennan does NOT feel good.
BOOTH: I never knew this side of you Bones.
BRENNAN: It’s Deejay Mount.
BOOTH: You’re hung over, doesn’t this make your head explode?
BRENNAN: I grabbed a couple of hours of sleep on my couch and showered in the lab’s decontamination room.
BOOTH: You really know how to live.
BRENNAN: Angela said rap artists sometimes kill each other over the music. Jam Master Jay, Tupac, Biggie.
BOOTH: Do you even know who you’re talking about?
BRENNAN: Yeah, I’ve done my googling.
Meanwhile, Zack is trying to understand the idea of going out on the town.
ZACK: Was it fun coming to the club?
BRENNAN: Yeah, before the drugs and the dead body. Tilt—tilt down.
ZACK: Seems so primitive. Being in a crowd of strangers, gyrating to music.
BRENNAN: You’ve never danced?
ZACK: I’ve been told I look like a marionette in a windstorm.
BRENNAN: You would’ve fit right in last night.
Booth gets to investigating the victim’s life.
TAYLOR: How they are portraying my boy in the newspapers is wrong. If his mother was live, it would kill her. I taught him a relationship with Jesus. Do you understand, sir? A personal relationship with Jesus.
BOOTH: With all due respect, sir, sometimes when kids grow up, they change, they move away from what they were taught.
TAYLOR: Some iniquity killed my boy. You know that word, Agent Booth? It’s from the Bible.
BOOTH: “Deliver me from the workers of iniquity and save me from bloody men.”
TAYLOR: You know your Psalms, sir. I can trust that you will find out what happened to my boy?
BOOTH: Yes, sir.
TAYLOR: Then I’m glad I came by.
They find a charm at the crime scene. Angela fishes for info.
ANGELA: Do you buy Tessa jewelry?
BOOTH: I really don’t want to talk about that right now.
ANGELA: Too much of a commitment. I just thought because you two were going away—
BOOTH: Do you have anything yet?
ANGELA: Yeah, that’s a real diamond. Hey, why don’t you get a belly button ring? That’s not too much of a commitment.
Booth: Yeah, that’s great.
Back to interrogating and car bickering…
BOOTH: No—you know, I think I need a vacation. I think you do too.
BRENNAN: Well, I’m not the one who’s snippy.
BOOTH: Snippy? What are you, like 70?
BRENNAN: See what I mean? I think you should find a nice relaxing place to go on that vacation. Somewhere where you can get a massage, maybe do some yoga.
BOOTH: I don’t do yoga. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups. That’s what I do.
BRENNAN: Yeah, that’s more cardiovascular. Yoga deals more with—
BOOTH: Why exactly are we talking about this?
BRENNAN: Because you’re tense.
BOOTH: Because we’re talking.
The squint squad is obsessed with vacation talk during this episode. Now Brennan asks Zack about it.
BRENNAN: Do you ever go on vacation?
ZACK: I take my vacation when you take your vacation.
BRENNAN: What do you do?
ZACK: Go back home to Michigan, see the family. I have three brothers and four sisters.
BRENNAN: Do you enjoy that?
ZACK: God, no. I made the mistake of telling them I work with corpses and skeletons—they think I’m a freak.
BRENNAN: Then why do you go?
ZACK: It’s my family. They love me.
And our favorite conspiracy theorist is at it again, though he is building a bond with Booth despite that.
HODGINS: You may want the stooges at the FBI who are experts due to your so-called drug war, to run a comparison. But I’d say the methamphetamine on these bills matches the meth found with Deejay Mount behind the wall.
BOOTH: Come on, Hodgins. Hey, you’re a smart guy. You’re a smart guy, look up from your microscope, huh? These are real people we’re trying to figure out here, ok.
HODGINS: Maybe she was just using Mount, setting him up to get his drugs and money.
BOOTH: Very nice, Hodgins.
HODGINS: Real question is, where does she go next?
BOOTH: You’re on fire man.
HODGINS: After she left her brother’s place because that is where she met her untimely end.
BOOTH: You know what? I’m gonna turn you into an investigator yet.
ANGELA: Jamaica? God, that’s incredible.
Tessa comes to the lab and of course Angela is all up in it.
TESSA: Umm, it’s a bed and breakfast. There are these coral cliffs…
BOOTH: Snorkeling, kayaking.
ANGELA: Oh, you two are so ready for the pre-shacking up test vacation.
BOOTH: What do you mean?
ANGELA: You have keys to each other’s places. You’ve done the weekend away a couple times. Yeah, it’s time for the ten-day vacation. You know, Jamaica’s like a dry run for living together only with rum punch and steel drums.
TESSA:Yeah, see you later. Living together? Silly.
Shades of Hannah all the way back in Season 1.
The case continues and Booth is getting all fierce.
BOOTH: You know what? I’m gonna spread the pain, all right? That’s my new motto.
BRENNAN: Wait, I can help spread pain. Wait!
*I can be a duck!*
HALL: It’s harassment, I’ll sue.
BOOTH: I’m gonna harass you every chance I get.
HALL: I’m not somebody you want to mess with.
BOOTH: Did you just poke me? Did he just poke me with his little stick?
HALL: This is my place. If I want to poke someone, I do it. Come on.
BOOTH: All right, how easily do you think I scare?
BRENNAN: Hey, Booth! Don’t break the cane. Arrest him and confiscate the cane as evidence. I need the cane.
BOOTH: Arrest him for what? He’s the guy who pointed a gun at a federal agent.
BRENNAN: Uttering threats or smelling bad or anything. It’s the cane we want.
Back to the Tessa storyline…
ANGELA: Get this, I called Tessa to tell her a couple places she should check out in Jamaica. She’s not going.
BRENNAN: What happened?
ANGELA: Well, she said something came up at work, but I know the truth.
BRENNAN: What truth?
ANGELA: They got freaked out by stage six.
BRENNAN: What’s…what’s stage six?
ANGELA: One, spend the night. Two, spend the weekend. Three, exchange keys. Four, sexy weekend getaway. Five, extended vacation, inevitably followed by six—move in together.
BRENNAN: I’m an anthropologist. I know the stages of everything, you made those up.
ANGELA: I did not.
BRENNAN: Yes, you did.
ANGELA: They got to stage five, and they balked.
BRENNAN: Not Booth, Booth did not balk.
ANGELA: Sweetie, it’s always the guy.
BRENNAN: Booth is not a balker.
Love the faith Brennan already has in Booth. And of course, we see them at Wong Foo’s.
BRENNAN: Getting yourself in the mood?
BOOTH: Trying. You know, this really isn’t gonna be the type of vacation I was hoping for.
BOOTH: Tessa’s not going. Something came up at work.
BRENNAN: That’s too bad. I’m sorry. Hey, I like going on vacations by myself.
BRENNAN: Sure, nothing wrong with being alone.
BOOTH: No, I mean, you like to go on vacation?
BRENNAN: Yeah, I go places all the time.
BOOTH: Do you ever just, you know, sit on the beach…pretend there’s no such thing as skeletons?
BRENNAN: Is that in any way fun?
BOOTH: When was the last time you got away?
BRENNAN: Got away from what?
BOOTH: Oh, Bones, you know, because what usually happens to me…I think about not coming back.
BOOTH: Yeah, you know, you go with someone you joke about not going back to your real life…the two of you laugh. But when you’re alone, the world is full of possibilities.
BRENNAN: See you next week.
Oh Booth. So, do you think Tessa’s freakout was due to Angela’s poking around and/or seeing him with Brennan out in the field and in the lab?
Tessa is so much like Hannah, I didn’t realize it at the time, but its so, so similar.