Written By: Karine Rosenthal
Directed by: Craig Ross, Jr.
Brennan and Sully are together….so let’s get to the lab. Hodgins is giving Brennan’s publisher a tour of the lab. Booth arrives with a case.
BRENNAN: Uh, my partner, Seeley Booth. This is the publicist for my book, Ellen Laskow and her assistant Hank –
ELLEN: Hello. Now I see why Temperance writes those dirty little scenes in her books.
BOOTH: That – That’s not me –
BRENNAN: It’s not him.
BOOTH: Not me. No.
ELLEN: Right. You must let me get you that therapist’s number, dear.
BOOTH: Oh, no, seriously. She’s got someone.
B&B do that thing where they forget anyone else is there and bicker!
BOOTH: Well, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. He is kinda short.
BRENNAN: He’s not short. Just because he’s not freakishly tall like you are-
BOOTH: He’s short, okay.
BRENNAN: Didn’t you say you had remains for me to examine?
BOOTH: Oh, right. Come on. Let’s go.
BRENNAN: Well, thanks for the schedule, Ellen.
Booth realizes the case is like Brennan’s book.
BRENNAN: You read my book?
BOOTH: Of course. Anyhow, a guy docked the boat, saw something floating in the water thought it was a dead fish – it ended up being a decomposed hand. The dive crew just located the rest of the body.
BRENNAN: I didn’t think you’d have time to read my book.
BOOTH: You have time to write it, I have time to read it.
That statement just makes me melt. So sweet! But of course, Booth has to downplay it.
BOOTH: Besides, you can’t avoid the damned thing. Your book is everywhere.
Booth takes Brennan aside as they keep finding coincidences from the book.
BOOTH: Bones. How ya holding up?
BRENNAN: What do you mean? Fine.
BOOTH: Ya know, something like this, it’s understandable if you’re upset.
BRENNAN: It’s probably a coincidence.
SULLY: Hey, How’s it going?
BRENNAN: What? What are you doing here?
BOOTH: Uh, yeah.
SULLY: Well, I heard we had a copy cat killer using your book as –
BRENNAN: That hasn’t been established.
BOOTH: Yeah, I got it covered here, Sully.
SULLY: Well, two hands are better than one, Booth.
BOOTH: Well, last time I looked, I have 2 hands, see? Thanks.
ANGELA: Testosterone spill on aisle 4.
BRENNAN: I don’t need to be protected…
BOOTH & SULLY: (in unison) Yes. You do.
There is a second murder, just like the book.
BRENNAN: So we’re back to me.
SULLY: No. Your book.
BRENNAN: Well, I can only deal with what’s before me. Two discreet cases. Physical evidence –
BOOTH: Look, Bones-I know it’s probably easier for you to, uh, believe that the cases – they aren’t linked-
BRENNAN: No. There is nothing that would make the loss of two lives easier for me, Booth.
BOOTH: I’m sorry, but-
BRENNAN: Look, I’m not burying my head in the sand here. I wanna catch whoever did this as much as you guys do, but I have a method and the method doesn’t change. I’ll be back in my lab.
BOOTH: She wasn’t this emotional before you came in the picture.
SULLY: Ah, I thought you weren’t interested.
BOOTH: Ha. Alright, look, I don’t need that, okay? Believe me, okay? I’m gonna go talk to Sadie Keller’s husband and why don’t you just go back to your office there and, uh, sort through the fan mail, alright? Bye.
Zack and Hodgins work on getting evidence from the rats at the scene. Angela asks too many questions.
ANGELA: Now what?
ZACK: Warm water soothes them like a bubble bath, then-
ANGELA: Can’t we just wait ’til nature takes it’s course?
HODGINS: Do you have any idea how tight a rat’s rectum is?
ANGELA: Please tell me you don’t.
Sully profiles Brennan and her feelings. Brennan is not amused.
BRENNAN: You – you don’t know me as well as you think. We’re just having a fling, so don’t get carried away.
SULLY: When you can’t stop thinking about someone when they’re not around…that’s not a fling. When you remember their touch just like they were still right next to you? That’s not a fling. If you need to be alone with this, fine – but we both know what we have.
Brennan and Booth visit one of her stalkery fans who won’t let Booth in. He shoots the door knob.
BOOTH: Three. Two. One. Oh, my shrink is gonna be pissed.
Brennan and Angela catch up on the man drama.
BRENNAN: Sully asked Booth to double security for my book reading.
BRENNAN: No. I don’t need that kind of ‘hot’. Being treated like a damsel in distress?
ANGELA: Sully cares about you, honey. It’s a good thing.
BRENNAN: We’ve only been seeing each other for a month. You know, he doesn’t know me – not really.
ANGELA: And if he does he won’t like you?
BRENNAN: I’ve already given up too much to him.
BRENNAN: Most relationships end badly. I just think its important to – to be reasonable. To stay in control.
ANGELA: Don’t use your brain so much, sweetie. You have other organs that can give you far more pleasure.
BRENNAN: I’m just saying that the odds are not in favor of lasting relationships.
ANGELA: Look. It might end with Sully. Sure. But I don’t think you want to rush the process.
Sully attempts to protect Brennan again.
BRENNAN: I’m going to be late for my reading.
SULLY: Wait, there’s still potentially one more victim. I – I think you should cancel.
BRENNAN: What? The – the killers not after me, Sully. If he is using the book that makes me the object of these actions not the target. I mean, you’re the profiler, right?
SULLY: I’m just trying to help.
BRENNAN: What?! You’re making this – this personal! You got yourself assigned to this case just because of me!
SULLY: Absolutely! What? You’re gonna give me more crap because now because I care about you?
BOOTH: Be over here making a few calls…
SULLY: A little help, Booth. Do you think she should go alone?
BOOTH: No, no. Not at all. But there seems to be other stuff going on here, I don’t wanna get involved –
BRENNAN: No. You agreed with him. You are involved.
SULLY: Alright, so let Booth take you and that way it won’t be personal between us.
Booth scares away a fan that gets too close to Brennan at the signing.
BRENNAN: Was that necessary?
BOOTH: Just doing my job, okay Bones? Are you gonna come at me like you came at Sully?
BRENNAN: What is that supposed to mean?
BOOTH: Look, far be it for me to stick my nose into your bedroom but I’ve known Sully a long time and believe me, he’s one of the good guys.
BRENNAN: Well, I know Sully, Booth.
BOOTH: And I know you. Alright, somebody gets too close, you just wanna push them away.
BRENNAN: I think you’re taking your therapy a little too serious…
BOOTH: Maybe, maybe not. Come on, let’s go.
They find the 3rd body at the signing and look for a connection between the three victims.
SULLY: Hey, uh, how is Brennan holding up?
BOOTH: Why don’t you ask her yourself?
SULLY: Um, I’m not sure she’s exactly receptive right now.
BOOTH: Listen. Don’t let her bully you into leaving, man. Alright?
SULLY: Any more leads off the third vic?
BOOTH: Yeah, I’m working on it. Brennan called. The publicist took a shot to the back of the neck. She thinks we have three separate killers.
SULLY: That’s a hell of a coincidence.
BOOTH: Or one hell of a conspiracy. You know, she sounded pretty certain and I trust her when she’s all calm and relaxed.
SULLY: Well, I’ll remember that.
They figure out there is a conspiracy with three killers all killing for each other.
BOOTH: Tell ya something, alright? Sales of your book are gonna sky rocket after this.
BRENNAN: The only problem is our ending is a lot better than the one I wrote in the book.
BOOTH: What, are you kidding me? Huh? Kathy Reichs and the FBI guy in the back of the AMG?
BRENNAN: The arrest.
BOOTH: Oh, yeah. There’s that.
Sully interrupts their post-case wrap-up chat.
BOOTH: Yeah, you know you really should apologize. I mean, you were really ragging on the guy. He seemed a little frail.
SULLY: Eh, I’m a lot strong than I look.
BOOTH: Oh, you were –Hey, Sul.
SULLY: Hey. So, congratulations. You guys, make a great team.
BOOTH: Mmhmm. It’s true. So true.
BRENNAN: Thanks for your help.
BOOTH: You know, I should run. Bones, ya know, I – I got stuff. See ya at work, Sul?
SULLY: Yeah, I’ll see ya man.
BRENNAN: I –I did feel responsible, Sully. Do.
SULLY: And you thought if I saw you, vulnerable, needing me- that I’d run.
BRENNAN: I’ve been alone my whole life. It’s all I know.
SULLY: Eh, don’t worry. You’ll learn fast.
Don’t worry, Sully. She did.
*I think Sully is important in the Bones universe. I think he showed both Booth and Brennan that a relationship between B&B was possible, with an FBI agent into psychology and a hard-nosed scientist. And I liked that Booth had this guy work friend person he could talk to, which they did not give Booth much of over the series. Since we know that Sully isn’t the endgame, he doesn’t bother me. Although, I don’t go out of my way to add their pictures all over the place lol