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“The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House”

Episode 2 x 20

Written By: Stephen Nathan

Directed By: Caleb Deschanel

Transcribed by: ziggystarduzt


Disclaimer: The characters, plotlines, quotes, etc. included here are owned by Hart Hanson, all rights reserved. This transcript is not authorized or endorsed by Hart Hanson or Fox.


TEASER


EXT. WASHINGTON DC – WOODED AREA - DAY

[Helicopters fly overhead; camera pans down to a large group of varied law, military, and medical officers milling around and doing their jobs.]

[DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN and SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH have just arrived at the scene. As they walk, they are briefed by MAJOR.]


BRENNAN
So no one touched the body. 

MAJOR
Hell no. But we’re gonna need an ID ASAP. We could be dealing with a group that’s acquired nuclear material.

BOOTH
It’s actually glowing?

MAJOR
Oh, yes.

BRENNAN
I’ll need a video link with my lab.

[A HOMELAND SECURITY AGENT approaches from behind. He is speaking on a cell phone, as he approaches he lowers it and addresses Major]

HOMELAND SECURITY AGENT
Excuse me, Major? The reactor at Kensington is secure. All transports carrying radioactive material have been halted.

MAJOR
Dr. Brennan’s gonna need a... video link up to the Jeffersonian.

HOMELAND SECURITY AGENT
As soon as possible. The rain’s really slowed things up. 


[Homeland Security Agent raises his cell phone again, turns around, and returns up the path.]

BOOTH
(To retreating Homeland Security Agent) Okay, thanks! (To Brennan and Major) See, uh, bodies, they don’t usually glow.

MAJOR
Yeah well, that’s why we’re taking all these precautions.

[They arrive at the back of a van, in which there are radiation suits. Major pulls a pill bottle from his pocket and hands it to Brennan]

MAJOR (CONT’D)
Alright, this is Potassium Iodide (He gestures to the radiation suits), these are your suits.

[Major grabs a kit from the back of the van and leaves]

BOOTH
Pills?

[Brennan hands Booth some pills from the bottle]

BRENNAN
Yeah. It helps the... 

[Brennan swallows some pills, as does Booth]

BRENNAN (CONT’D)
... thyroid block the absorption of radiation.

[Booth and Brennan take the radiation suits from the back of the van and begin to put them on.]

BRENNAN (CONT’D)
You know, Angela turned down Hodgins again.

BOOTH
What?

BRENNAN
Hodgins proposed. Angela turned him down.

BOOTH
You really wanna talk about that now.

BRENNAN
Why not? There’s been no confirmation of danger yet.

BOOTH
It’s just, you know, weird, you know, talking about uh, marriage when we’re, you know, trying to avoid radiation poisoning.

BRENNAN
No, what’s weird is Angela thinking about marriage at all.


CUT TO:

EXT. WASHINGTON DC – OLD STONE HOUSE IN WOODED AREA - DAY

[Brennan and Booth, now fully dressed in their radiation suits and rejoined by Major (also in a radiation suit) approach the Stone House.]

BOOTH
People fall in love and they get married. That’s what people do.

BRENNAN
I thought you didn’t want to talk about it.

BOOTH
Look, I’m just saying! You know, you believe in love, don’t you?

BRENNAN
I believe that dopamine and norepinephrine simulate euphoria because of certain biological triggers like scent, symmetrical features...

BOOTH
Symmetrical features.

BRENNAN
Yes, it’s an indication of a good breeder. You appear to be a very good breeder.

MAJOR 
(laughing) How long have you two been going out?

BRENNAN
What?
BRENNAN and BOOTH (in UNISON)
We’re...

[Brennan and Booth accidentally knock the helmets of their radiation suits together, pause, and glare at each other] 

BRENNAN and BOOTH (in UNISON, CONT’D)

We’re partners.

BRENNAN
That’s it.

MAJOR 
Huh. Me and my partner talk baseball.

[Major and Brennan lower their radiation suit helmets and enter the stone house.]

BOOTH
(Calling after Brennan) You might not want to admit it, Bones, but there are some things like love that just can’t be measured in your lab.

[Booth lowers his radiation suit helmet and follows Major and Brennan into the house. It is dark inside; the three shine their flashlights about. Major’s radiation monitor emits strange noises.]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Oh! What’s that mean?

MAJOR
Three hundred millirams. Oh, that’s perfectly normal. We get a reading of three thousand or more, then we worry. It could be a weapon. 

BOOTH
Nuclear?

BRENNAN
The suits would be useless against that.

BOOTH
Oh. Great. Thanks.

MAJOR 
(Gesturing) Body’s in there.

[Brennan walks towards the body as another HOMELAND SECURITY AGENT agent enters the house. We see the body is a brightly glowing skeleton. Insects swarm about the skeleton, and rats scatter as Brennan and Booth approach]

MAJOR
(Looking at radiation monitor) Anybody getting an increase? 

HOMELAND SECURITY AGENT
All clear! Doesn’t make sense.

[Brennan kneels down beside the skeleton]

BRENNAN
Female... Mid-twenties, early thirties. Caucasian. 

BOOTH
Looks like she’s been there awhile.

BRENNAN
No, probably not that long. Rats and weasels work pretty quickly.

[Major removes his radiation suit helmet and steps up to Brennan and Booth]	

MAJOR
There’s no radiation in here.

BOOTH
Then why the hell’s it glowing?

MAJOR
I don’t know. But it’s your problem now. All right guys, we’re outta here.

[Exit Major]

BRENNAN
Multiple stab wounds...

BOOTH
Why? Is she glowing?

BRENNAN
...I have no idea...No idea at all.


CREDITS

ACT I
INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – DAY 

[Brennan, DR. JACK HODGINS, and DR. ZACK ADDY are examining the skeleton]

BRENNAN
The nicks on the ribs and haemorrhaging in the adjacent intercostal muscles are consistent with stabbing. Repeated stabbing. Someone was angry.

ZACK
Incise cuts on the left radius and ulna are congruent with defensive injuries. 

BRENNAN
Still no answer for the luminescent bones?

HODGINS
It’s not like we get a human light bulb in here every day. (Looking at computer) I’ve got mature first-instar Phaenicia Sericata about to molt. Indicates she’s been dead approximately fourty eight hours. I gotta take more scrapings from the bones to analyse for luminescence.

BRENNAN
(Indicating skull) You can scrape this area.

[BOOTH enters and steps up onto the examination platform.]

BOOTH
(clears throat) Okay, squint squad, why does she look like a glowstick? 

HODGINS
Why does everyone think my job is so easy?

[DR. CAMILLE SAROYAN enters]

CAM
Wow, you weren’t kidding. If we twirl her around, we can pretend we’re at a rave. What’s the good word, Hodgins?

HODGINS
Hey, I am not a party trick!

CAM
Are you okay?

ZACK
The bones probably remind him of Waitomo Cave.

HODGINS
Not. True.

BRENNAN
I’ve been there! In New Zealand. It’s filled with tiny glowing worms, and in the darkness it looks like thousands of stars. Very romantic.

ZACK
Yes, that’s where he was going to take Angela for their honeymoon. If she’d said yes. Which she didn’t.

HODGINS
Okay, look, people, Angela and I are cool. Okay? But she’s... complicated. I will figure her out though. Just like these electric bones. Let’s just go back to work. Okay?

CAM
All right.

BOOTH
Okay...

CAM
(referring to the skeleton) Nice bracelet. Do you need the left hand?

BRENNAN
No. Too fleshy and, no stab wounds.

CAM
Just how I like ‘em.

CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – AUTOPSY ROOM – DAY 

[Cam has taken the skeleton’s hand and is severing one of the fingers. Enter Booth.]

BOOTH
Oh, God, what are you doing? Plugging a dike or something?

CAM
The left hand was lodged under the body. A lack of exposure preserved some of the dermis. We might be able to get a print. 

[Cam places the severed finger in a petrie dish]

BOOTH
From that. It’s all...shrivelled.

CAM
Can you pour fabric softener? 

BOOTH
Yeah. Sure. My mom used to use this stuff. I didn’t know it was so, uh, scientific. 

[Booth begins to pour fabric softener into a jar]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Say when.

CAM
That’s good. Do you think Hodgins is okay?

BOOTH
No, not at all.

CAM
Well, they seem to be jumping each other like rabbits.

BOOTH
Well, he wants more.

CAM
How sweet. 

[Cam drops the severed finger into the fabric softener]

BOOTH
Oh, you think all a man wants is sex?

CAM
No, of course not. Beer too. Chips...salsa...

BOOTH
Aw, come on, Cam. I mean, when we were together, you didn’t think that we could, you know...

CAM
Get married? No.

BOOTH
Nah. Nah, me neither. I mean, but wasn’t there a moment, just a moment where you felt... 

[Booth notices Cam removing the finger from the fabric softener]

BOOTH
Woah! Look at that! It’s a finger again! Huh!

[Cam beings drying the finger off]

CAM
You want to know what I felt, Seeley? I felt... satisfied. Very satisfied. And grateful that I had my own place, my own single life... and you were too.

BOOTH
Why are we even talking about this?

[Cam exhales and walks over to a fingerprint analysis computer]

CAM
Check this out. 

[Cam scans the finger, a fingerprint loads on the computer screen.]

BOOTH
Whoooa.

CAM
One perfect fingerprint.

BOOTH
Unbelievable. All from fabric softener.

CAM
Rehydrates dead tissue, and fights static cling.

BOOTH
(Examining fabric softener bottle) Eh. Geez. Puffy soft, huh? Twenty-one loads. Look at that.


CUT TO:

INT: MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – ANGELA’S OFFICE – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan are watching as ANGELA MONTENEGRO finds a match for the skeleton’s fingerprint.]

ANGELA
Okay. Carly Victor, twenty-nine. Carly Victor?!

BOOTH
Do you know her?

ANGELA
Yeah, she’s that celebrity chef.

BRENNAN
Carly’s Table over on Calvert. Chef would explain the cuts to her left hand, and the burns. 

ANGELA
All right, this is her MySpace page. 

BOOTH
Wait a second, is that the place with the famous mac and cheese?

ANGELA
Yeah. It’s like, impossible to get into.

BOOTH 
Totally impossible.

ANGELA
You too?

BOOTH
Well, mac and cheese- that’s God’s best handiwork.

BRENNAN
She puts leeks in it, and- and little bits of pancetta. It was delicious.

BOOTH
How’d you get in?

BRENNAN
I’m a best-selling author, Booth. I get in anywhere. I took Sully.

BOOTH
...Did he have...

BRENNAN
He said it was the best he ever ate. Why are all those pictures on her page? (Brennan points to the MySpace page on the computer)

ANGELA
It’s friends, different communities she’s joined...blogs, her husband, cooking videos...

BOOTH
Lot of knives in the kitchen, easy grab for one of these uh, friends to stab her, why don’t you check the pages and see if anyone had a problem with her.

BRENNAN
I can’t imagine anyone wanting to kill Carly. (From Angela’s confused look) She came out to see if we were enjoying our meal. We talked for a while. I was... supposed to go back and see her next week. 

ANGELA
Are you okay, honey?

BRENNAN
Yeah. I’m just used to victims being strangers... We should tell her husband, Booth.

BOOTH
Sure.

CUT TO:

INT. CARLY’S TABLE – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan enter a very busy, very trendy restaurant. They come to the front podium, where a HOSTESS is seating patrons.]

HOSTESS
Welcome to Carly’s Table. Do you have a reservation?

BOOTH
Yeah, like that’s possible.

HOSTESS
Oh, Dr. Brennan! I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there. 

[The hostess begins leading Booth and Brennan into the crowded seating area]

HOSTESS (CONT’D)
We’re very crowded tonight, so you might have to wait a few minutes.

BOOTH
(To Brennan) You can walk in here without a reservation?

BRENNAN
We need to talk to Dan.

BOOTH
Carly’s husband.

HOSTESS
Oh, just a moment 

[Exit hostess]
BRENNAN
She knows he’s Carly’s husband.

[A waitress walks by carrying a plate of macaroni and cheese]

BOOTH
Bones, Bones, Bones! Mac and cheese! Mac and cheese!

[Booth grabs some of the macaroni and cheese from the plate the waitress is carrying, and eats it]

BRENNAN
Booth!

[Brennan smacks Booth’s hands]

BOOTH
(Licking his fingers) Wow. That’s amazing.

[Behind Booth and Brennan, a CUSTOMER praises the food to DAN, Carly’s husband.

CUSTOMER
Dan, the truffles were awesome. We’d love to tell Carly! 

DAN
Uh, she’s a little slammed right now, but I’ll be sure to pass on the compliments, alright? Alright, take care! 

[Dan walks over to Booth and Brennan]

BOOTH
So. Carly’s in the kitchen?

DAN
Yeah, she’s back there 24/7, you have to drag her out... Dr. Brennan, right?

BRENNAN
Yes. This is my partner, Special Agent Seeley Booth.

DAN
Hi.

BRENNAN
We know she’s not back there, Dan.

CUT TO:

INT. CARLY’S TABLE – DAY 

[Dan has evidently been told of his wife’s death. He is crying and visibly upset.]

DAN
I just can’t imagine that she’s... she’s gone.

BRENNAN
I’m so sorry, Dan.

BOOTH
When was the last time you saw her?

DAN
Friday night. A lot of the restaurants around here have been getting robbed, so Carly didn’t want to leave the cash here. She and Abby took the cash and drove it to the ATM. 

BOOTH
Who’s Abby?

DAN
Abby Singer. She and her boyfriend Ben are our business partners. Well, they’re our friends first. Abby organises Carly’s endorsements. I... I mean it’s... it’s not Abby as well, is it?

BOOTH
No, we... we only... we only found Carly. Has Ben heard from Abby?

DAN
Ben’s uh... he’s in the guard, and um, he’s been gone for the weekend. He should be back in a couple hours.

BOOTH
Help me understand something here, Dan. Your wife disappears and you don’t report her missing?

DAN
She would take these spur-of-the-moment trips to Atlantic City with Abby to kind of blow off steam.

BOOTH
She wouldn’t tell you first?

DAN
No, she wouldn’t tell me ‘cause she didn’t want me to say no.

BOOTH
Listen, what- what kind of car did they leave in?

DAN
She um, she had an old Volvo. 

[Dan pulls a photograph of himself, Carly, Ben, and Abby with the Volvo from his wallet and hands it to Booth]

DAN (CONT’D)
The picture was taken just before we opened.

BOOTH
I’ll get a search team on it.


CUT TO:
INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – ANGELA’S OFFICE – DAY 

[Angela is examining Carly’s MySpace page on her computer, when Hodgins walks in]

HODGINS
You find anything?

ANGELA
Yeah. Jealous chefs, vicious critics, fans that were a little too in love with her... fame is creepy.

HODGINS
They say chefs are the new rock stars.

ANGELA
Huh. They do deal with knives and fire and food. It’s pretty sexy.

HODGINS
(Flirtatiously) Yeah?

ANGELA
Mmhmm. 

HODGINS
Well then tonight? I’ll take a knife and fire... and make you an orgasmic grilled cheese sandwich.

ANGELA
Oh, suddenly I am starving... 

[Angela and Hodgins begin kissing. Enter Cam]

CAM
Oh good Lord, you have to stop mounting each other in the office. Doesn’t marriage destroy sex? Please Angela, say yes.

ANGELA
We were working.

CAM
You were working it. A little professionalism would be nice, people.

[Cam holds up a small bottle]

CAM (CONT’D)
I found some organic material in a cut on her left hand. Need to know what it is. 

[Hodgins takes the bottle]

HODGINS
I’m on it. 

[Hodgins begins to leave]

CAM
(To Angela) And you? Anything?

ANGELA
Yeah, I found out how to make braised beef, I found out that Carly loved sushi, I found out that...

[Hodgins, hearing this, stops walking away and returns to Angela and Cam]

HODGINS
Oh my God, sushi, yes! That is it. You are brilliant! 

[Hodgins kisses Angela]

HODGINS (CONT’D)
You’re my muse. Check out all the sushi restaurants on her site.

[Hodgins turns and leaves. Cam and Angela, confused, shrug at each other.]	

CAM
At least he didn’t jump you.

ANGELA
True. 


CUT TO:

INT. FBI BUILDING – BOOTH’S OFFICE – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan are interviewing BEN MICHAELSON]


BOOTH
So you were with the reserves all weekend?

BEN
Yeah, Fort Eustis, survival training. You’re sure Carly was murdered?

BRENNAN
Yes.

BEN
I mean, isn’t there anything I could be doing? Helping you look for Abby? I mean, I can’t just sit here. 

BOOTH
We’re doing everything we can to find her.

BEN
And you’re looking for whoever’s been robbing the other restaurants?

BOOTH
Mmhmm, we just don’t have a description yet, that’s all.

BEN
Why didn’t Dan report them missing?

BRENNAN
He said that they would take off sometimes, go to Atlantic City.

BEN
Yeah, but still. The restaurant was booming. I mean, he should’ve known that she wouldn’t just leave. 

BOOTH
Listen, do you, uh... you and Dan, you havin’ problems?

BEN
What? No. No, he just doesn’t think sometimes. I mean, we’re not in school anymore. I just would’ve done something. That’s all. Look... Here’s Abby’s picture. If you need it. 

[Ben pulls a photograph of Abby from his wallet and hands it to Booth]

BEN (CONT’D)
Just find Abby. Please.


CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – DAY 

[Hodgins is examining bacteria on a computer screen, and is showing it to Cam, Zack, and Angela.]

HODGINS
The sushi got me thinking. P. phosphoreum: a bacteria that grows in seafood. 

ZACK
A luminescent bacteria?

HODGINS
Exactly. Vibrio bacteria. Which, when catalysed by luciferase, causes the bones to glow. So if the knife that was used to stab Carly contained P. phosphoreum, it would’ve entered her bloodstream. 

CAM
(Understanding) And it would be left on the bones as the tissue decomposed and was stripped by the rats. Seafood. 

ANGELA
So that narrows it down. To...every restaurant in the area.

HODGINS
No, the tissue Cam found? It’s ”uni” – sea urchin. A specialty in one of Carly’s favourite sushi restaurants.


CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – ANGELA’S OFFICE – DAY 

[Angela has Carly’s MySpace page on her computer. Cam, Booth, Hodgins, and Brennan are gathered, listening to Angela’s findings.]

ANGELA
Carly’s blog mentions an old friend... who’s the chef at a sushi restaurant.

HODGINS
“Sushiguy23.” How imaginative.

BOOTH
“Executive chef at Sushi Beat Restaurant.” 

ANGELA
And when we link to his page...

[Angela pulls up a picture of ‘sushiguy23’ and Carly making sushi together]

BRENNAN
That’s Carly!

CAM
With sushiguy...

ANGELA
Yeah. And his knife.

END ACT I

ACT II

INT. SUSHI BEAT RESTAURANT – DAY

[A line of sushi chefs, among them ERNIE SUMMERS- aka Sushiguy23- are all preparing sushi, and placing it on a bar. As Brennan and Booth enter, they all look up and greet them in Japanese, in unison.]

BRENNAN
Can you believe this place?

BOOTH
Yeah, fresh toro today.

BRENNAN
They’ve cherry-picked the most marketable elements of a very complex and vibrant culture and then repackaged them to turn a profit. It’s awful. 

BOOTH
Yeah, well, so is murder, okay? So just stay focused.

[Booth walks up to the bar and shows Ernie his badge. Ernie looks up, but continues preparing sushi.]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Hey Ernie, have a minute?

ERNIE
I guess... can I get you anything?

BRENNAN
No, we’re just here to ask...

BOOTH
(Cutting Brennan off) Well, sure. I mean, if you have some of that, uh, fresh toro left, that would be great. (From Brennan’s horrified look) What? Might as well eat lunch while we’re here.

BRENNAN
You and Carly Victor were high school sweethearts, right?

ERNIE
Why, what’s goin’ on?

[Ernie places a plate of toro in front of Booth, who commences to eat.]

BOOTH
Uh, when was the last time you saw her?

ERNIE
Uh, Thursday of last week. What, somethin’ happen to her?

BRENNAN
Do you serve sea urchin?

ERNIE
Uni, yeah, it’s one of my specialties. You want some? 

BRENNAN
No.

BOOTH
(At the same time as Brennan) Sure. 

ERNIE
Is this about Dan? Did Dan find out she was with me? 

BOOTH
Why? What’s goin’ on between you and Carly?

ERNIE
Nothin’. We reconnected on MySpace. She wanted to learn about Japanese cuisine, so I was teaching her how to make sushi. 

BOOTH
Secretly? Why, because Dan hated Japanese food?

ERNIE
Because he’s so jealous. Everybody loved Carly. It drove him crazy. Carly even left him once. 

[Ernie places a plate of uni in front of Booth]

BOOTH
Why’d she go back? (referring to the uni) Delicious. 

ERNIE
Thank you... What’s goin’ on? Is Carly okay? 

BOOTH
Carly’s dead. 

ERNIE
Dan? That son of a bitch. 

BRENNAN
We don’t know who it was. But she was stabbed, Ernie, and we found bacteria associated with sea urchin in her system. It can only enter the body through the bloodstream. 

ERNIE
What, you think I killed her? Why would I kill Carly? 

BRENNAN
Well, that’s more his area (nods to Booth)

BOOTH
You love her, she says that she’ll leave Dan, she doesn’t, you get mad. She’s got the fishy virus, you got all those fishy knives...

ERNIE
Wait, wait, wait, last time Carly was here, she cut herself. And I wanted her to get stitches, but she wouldn’t.

BRENNAN
I’d like to borrow your knives, Ernie, and compare them to the injuries we found on Carly. 

ERNIE
You know, a lot of people have knives like mine. 

BOOTH
Are you saying no? Because that really wouldn’t look too good. Can I get a spicy tuna roll? 


CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – EXAMINATION ROOM – DAY 

[The skeleton is laid out on a table with several computer screens around. Angela is explaining her findings to Brennan and Zack, using a computer as illustration.]


ANGELA
I fed the measurements of the knives into the computer. Angles of the blades, thickness... and compared it to the injuries we found on the bones. 

BRENNAN
None of them match the damage evident on the cortical surface of the ribs, or the defensive wounds. 

ANGELA
No. But, we do have one match. This knife

[Angela points to one of several knifes laid out beside the skeleton, which Zack then picks up.]

ANGELA (CONT’D)
And the cut on her left hand. 

BRENNAN
The knife they use when preparing the uni. That must be how it entered her bloodstream. 

ZACK
Sushiguy23 was telling the truth.

ANGELA
So he’s not the murderer. We can still eat at the restaurant. (From Brennan’s irritated look) What? Booth said the toro was fantastic. 

CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – DAY 

[Angela and Brennan, having left the examination table, are now walking towards Brennan’s office. As they walk, Brennan is removing her lab coat.]

BRENNAN
Are you still torturing Hodgins?

ANGELA
He loves it.

BRENNAN
Just tell him no. Put him out of his misery.

ANGELA
What if I want to say yes?

BRENNAN
You get married?

ANGELA
Sometimes your brain just shuts off, because you’re... in love. 

BRENNAN
One can’t logically base a decision on momentary happiness. 

[Brennan and Angela enter Brennan’s office, where Brennan hangs her lab coat on a coat stand.]

ANGELA
Haven’t you ever just looked at a guy and said, “Screw it”? ...Well, maybe not the best choice of words, okay, but... Like, when you were with Sully. Don’t you regret letting him go?

BRENNAN
I made a decision. Regrets serve no real purpose. If you want to be impulsive, why don’t you just say yes?

ANGELA
Because I’ve also got you in my head, telling me that marriage will hobble my personal and legal freedoms. 

[Brennan’s cell phone rings]

ANGELA (CONT’D)
You’re a very difficult best friend to have.

[Brennan answers her phone.]

BRENNAN
(Into phone) Brennan? (Brennan pauses to listen) I’ll grab my things.

[Brennan closes her cell phone and moves back to her coat stand to grab her jacket.]

BRENNAN (CONT’D)
Ernie’s story checked out. Carly took out a restraining order on Dan, and Dan took out a two-million-dollar life insurance policy on her. See? Marriage! It...

ANGELA
(Cutting Brennan off) Oh, just go.

BRENNAN
I’m going.

[Brennan leaves.]


CUT TO:

INT. CARLY’S TABLE – KITCHEN – DAY

[Booth and Brennan are interviewing Ben and Dan, who is looking over financial papers]

BOOTH
You guys had to shut down, huh?

DAN
Yeah, Carly’s without Carly doesn’t make much sense.

BOOTH
Yeah, that’s gotta be rough. I mean, you know, absorbing that kind of hit financially.

BEN
Look, man, his wife was murdered, and my girlfriend’s missing. Money is the last thing on our minds.

BOOTH
Yeah. Right, right, yeah. I understand. It’s just, I mean, here you guys are just, you know, pouring over the books. 

DAN
Most of our staff live paycheque to paycheque, you know? We have to pay them.

[Brennan indicates a rack of knives on the wall; one is missing]

BRENNAN
Where’s the other knife?

DAN
I don’t know. It’s been missing for years. Carly actually got it as a gift from the first chef that she worked for.

BOOTH
Or maybe it’s just been missing since you found out about, uh, Carly and Ernie Summers. 

BEN
Ernie Summers? The sushi guy?

BRENNAN
I’d like to take this set of knives.

BEN
Sure.

DAN
No. 

BEN
Hey, relax, man, just let them take the knives. 

DAN
(Talking overtop of Ben) These bastards cannot come in here and start accusing me.

BOOTH
Alright, Carly was meeting up with Ernie secretly. You assumed the worst...

DAN
It’s not true. 

BOOTH
...Confronted her. One thing led to another...

BEN
Carly was involved with him?

BOOTH
...Maybe Abby heard you fighting and she tried to get in the middle of...

[Dan runs at Booth]

DAN
You son of a bitch!

[Booth grabs Dan and slams him forward onto the table, then holds Dan there with one hand held behind his back]

BOOTH
She got caught up in the middle...

DAN
(Struggling) Get off of me!

BRENNAN
You know, you know I’d back down if I were you, he shot a clown once!

BOOTH
You’re good? 

DAN
Yes, I’m good.

[Booth lets Dan up]

BOOTH
We know about the restraining order and your drinking.

BEN
What’d you do, Dan?

DAN
Nothing, okay? We had some problems. I went into rehab. 

BEN
You were drinking last week, Dan, before I left!

DAN
A couple glasses of wine, okay? The stress of everything...

BRENNAN
Carly?

DAN
Yes, and Carly. 

BOOTH
Why didn’t you tell us about that insurance policy?

DAN
That was Ben’s idea.

BEN
This restaurant would be worth nothing without Carly. We have investors, we had to protect them. 

BOOTH
But if you had a problem with Carly, I mean. You wouldn’t need the restaurant. You’d still get your payday. 

BEN
Take the knives. Take anything you want.

DAN
You son of a bitch. You think that I...
BEN
(Cutting Dan off) Where’s Abby?

DAN
For God’s sakes, you people crazy?

[Booth’s cell phone rings, he answers it]

BOOTH
(Into cell phone) Booth.

DAN
I loved Abby. I love Carly. It was...

BOOTH
(Into phone) Thanks.

[Booth hangs up his phone]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Helicopter spotted Abby’s car.


CUT TO:

EXT. WASHINGTON DC – WOODED AREA – NIGHT

[Booth, Brennan, and Ben get out of Booth’s SUV and run towards where Abby’s Volvo is being towed out of some bushes. There is a flurry of police activity around the scene.]

BOOTH
(To Brennan) Tell him to stay back. 

BRENNAN
(To Ben) You should wait here until we can determine if she’s in the car and... If she’s alive.

[Brennan gets Ben to stay back. Booth runs towards RESCUE TEAM MEMBER #1]

BOOTH
You find her?

RESCUE TEAM MEMBER #1
No one’s in the vehicle, Sir. 

BOOTH
How about the trunk?

RESCUE TEAM MEMBER #1
I haven’t checked yet.

BOOTH
Get me a crowbar.

[Rescue Team Member #1 grabs a crowbar for Booth. Brennan comes running towards them.]

BOOTH
Come on! 

[The Rescue Team Member hands Booth the crowbar, he proceeds to pop the car trunk open. Inside is ABBY SINGER, curled up and unconscious. Brennan checks her pulse.]

BRENNAN
She’s alive. Get an air evac here right away!

[Another RESCUE TEAM MEMBER #2 calls back to her]

RESCUE TEAM MEMBER #2
I’ll call it in!

[Ben approaches the car and leans down to speak to Abby.]

BEN
Hang on, baby, please. You’re gonna be alright. 

END ACT II

ACT III

INT. FBI BUILDING – CAR INVESTIGATION GARAGE – DAY 

[Hodgins walks into a large tent where FBI agents are swarming Abby’s Volvo for evidence. Cam is already there, also looking over the car.]

HODGINS
I don’t understand. Why wasn’t Abby killed too?

CAM
Funny, but I haven’t found a written confession yet.

HODGINS
Yeah, but she’s a witness.

[Cam leans down to investigate the passenger’s side of the car with a small flashlight. Hodgins investigates the driver’s side.]

CAM
Blood traces on the dashboard where the vinyl split. Lots of blood on the seat, floor mats... Looks like Carly was definitely killed inside the car. 

HODGINS
Maybe whoever did this saw what he’d done and lost the stomach for it when it came to Abby.

[Cam moves around to the rear passenger’s side.]

CAM
Hello, possible semen and vaginal contributions.

HODGINS 
Because this wasn’t nasty enough.

[Cam cuts out the portion of the rear passenger’s seat with the seminal and vaginal stains. Hodgins goes around to the back of the car and opens the trunk. Cam joins him.]

CAM
Whew! Smells like a urinal.

HODGINS
She was locked up for thirty-six hours. I tell you, all she was worried about was surviving. 

CAM
(Wincing) Sorry. I forgot you were buried... Look, if this is too difficult, Hodgins...

HODGINS
(Cutting her off) If I can help lock up the bastard who did this... at least someone gets justice, right? 

[Hodgins lowers his microscope goggles and notices some particulates on the blanket inside the trunk.]

HODGINS (CONT’D)

Woah, woah, woah, waaaait a minute...

[Hodgins picks up a particle with his tweezers]

CAM
What is it?

HODGINS
Ahhh. Unidentified particulates. The two sweetest words that I know.

CAM
I don’t even wanna think about your pillow talk with Angela.


CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – ANGELA’S OFFICE – DAY 

[Angela is showing her findings on the missing knife from Carly’s wall rack to Brennan.]

ANGELA 
The missing knife from the set is an eight-inch hollow-edge utility knife. But sharp or dull, it couldn’t have made those injuries you found.

BRENNAN
So the edge was even sharper.

ANGELA
Yeah.

BRENNAN
How much can you magnify the cut to that rib?

ANGELA
I can go about six hundred times before degrading the image. 

[Angela magnifies the cut]

BRENNAN
Most blades are irregular and pitted, so they show on the bone... This is a knife without imperfections on its edge. 

ANGELA
Do you really think her husband killed her? I mean, it makes sense he would spare Abby...

BRENNAN
I don’t think I’m the person to ask about psychology of relationships. 

ANGELA
Mm. You know, when I said before that... you were the difficult friend inside my head... it’s not necessarily a bad thing. 

BRENNAN
Yeah, I know that sharing a strong emotional attachment with another human being can be a good thing. But there seems to be a disconnect between my mind and...

ANGELA
You know, I... I shouldn’t have brought up Sully before. I’m sorry.

BRENNAN
It’s just... If a relationship seems more than casual, I feel that I need to posit the potential problems. Probabilities of success and failure, or...

ANGELA
You get scared. 

BRENNAN
(Nodding) But I miss so much, don’t I?

ANGELA
I want to say no, but... yeah. You do. And so does whoever you’re keeping yourself from. 

[Enter Zack]

ZACK
I compared the hairline fracture on Carly’s skull to the damaged dashboard. The fracture was the result of her head smashing into it. Haemorrhaging indicates it was antemortem. 

CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – DAY 

[Hodgins is showing his findings on the particulates in the trunk to Booth]

HODGINS
These white shards were found in the trunk and some were caught on her socks. FBI techs also found similar shards in the old house. I’m running a chemical analysis, but I’d say this is some kind of ceramic. 

BOOTH
What, like pottery?

HODGINS
Actually, ceramics are used in everything from semiconductors to medical implants. This is a very hard ceramic. It’s probably eight Mohs. 

BOOTH
Yeah? 

HODGINS
Yeah.

BOOTH
What’s that mean?

HODGINS
That is was most likely used for industrial applications. Do..hmm.

BOOTH
What?

HODGINS
No, I’m not gonna ask you again.

BOOTH
About the ceramic stuff?

HODGINS
No. Angela. No more, I’m done.

BOOTH
Oh. You’re done with Angela?

HODGINS
No. But...Hey, I fell in love with a free spirit, and if getting married makes her feel trapped or something, then I’m... I’m just gonna have to deal with it. 

BOOTH
Right, so you don’t wanna get married anymore.

HODGINS
Sure I do. 

BOOTH
You know what? This whole ceramics stuff was making more sense to me...

[Booth begins to walk away]
HODGINS

But Angela doesn’t. And I don’t want to drive her away like you did with Rebecca.

[Booth turns back to Hodgins]

BOOTH
Whoa, I did not drive Rebecca away. We both agreed that it wasn’t right. 

HODGINS
After you asked and she said no. 

BOOTH
Well, when you say it like that it’s...

HODGINS
If it had been right, it wouldn’t matter if you were married or not, would it? Because you’d have a life together.

BOOTH
Great. Then why not get married?

HODGINS
Because then we wouldn’t be able to be together, see this is all coming so clear now!

BOOTH
Not really.

HODGINS
You put on that macho front, but inside you understand.

BOOTH
I don’t understand

HODGINS
That which the mind can’t grasp...

BOOTH
Alright, you know, I’m just trying to catch a murderer, but you seem to have gone way past that.

HODGINS
It means a lot, knowing that you get it, man. Most guys... not secure enough to admit that.

BOOTH
Hmm. I have a headache.

[Booth’s cell phone rings. He answers it.]

BOOTH
(Into cell phone) Booth... Yeah. I’m on my way.

[Booth hangs up his cell phone and turns to Hodgins, who is walking towards him]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Abby just...

[Hodgins throws his arms around Booth’s neck in a bear hug.]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
(Uncomfortable)...Woke up... I need you to figure out what that stuff is. Okay. Um. It’s so much easier just to fight and shoot guns.

[Booth pulls Hodgins off of him, then turns and calls to Brennan]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Bones, she’s awake, we’re goin’!

[Booth leaves; a very happy-looking Hodgins turns back to his work.]

CUT TO:

INT. HOSPITAL – ABBY SINGER’S ROOM – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan are interviewing Abby, who is lying in a hospital bed, covered in bruises and cuts.]

ABBY
Uh, we had a lot of cash. There had been robberies. Carly wanted to take the money to the ATM. Her and Dan fought about it, but Carly always did what she wanted. He ran outside yelling. I...I didn’t want to get in the middle of it. You’re- you’re sure? She was stabbed?

BRENNAN
Yes.

BOOTH
What happened when you got in the car?

ABBY
We didn’t suspect anything. He must’ve been hiding in the backseat.

BRENNAN
Did you get a look at him?

ABBY
No. He was wearing a mask. I panicked, I uh... I tried to get out of the car. And, and he must’ve hit me, uh... cause the next thing I remember... is waking up in the dark. And, uh, I... I thought I’d been buried alive. Do you have any idea what that feels like?

BRENNAN
Actually, I was buried alive in a car just a few months ago with a colleague. We were able to use the air bag cannis...

BOOTH
(Cutting Brennan off) Bones. It’s a rhetorical question.

ABBY
I tried to fight. 

BOOTH
It’s not your fault.

ABBY
Was it... (Abby sighs) Did she suffer?

BRENNAN
It was very quick.

ABBY
The, uh... The four of us were planning on taking a vacation together. After the cookbook came out.

BOOTH
We’re sorry.

[Abby nods and begins crying.]

FADE TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – EXAMINATION ROOM – DAY 

[Zack is showing his findings on the skeleton to Angela, Cam, and Hodgins.]


ZACK
I took a second look at Carly’s cervical vertebrae. The damage matches an acceleration flexion-extension neck injury.

HODGINS
Whiplash.

ANGELA
Abby’s car stops suddenly. Carly doesn’t have her seatbelt on, she’s propelled forward, slamming her head into the dashboard and injuring her neck.

ZACK
Exactly.

ANGELA
(To Cam) What about what you found in the backseat?

CAM
The vaginal secretions are consistent with Carly’s DNA.

ANGELA
So she was raped before she was killed?

HODGINS
Any match on the semen?

CAM
I ran the seminal DNA through CODIS and the military database, and found a match. 

[Cam turns to the computer and pulls up the seminal match profile.]

CAM (CONT’D)
Ben Michaelson.

ZACK
Abby’s boyfriend?

CAM
It would explain why he spared Abby.

HODGINS
Carly’s husband said Ben was with the reserves when Carly was killed.

CAM
I wonder how hard it is to sneak off base. 

HODGINS
He wasn’t on base. He was alone in the woods doing survival training. He could go rape and kill Carly, and no one would even find out he left.


END ACT III

ACT IV

INT. FBI BUILDING – INTERROGATION ROOM – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan are interrogating Ben]

BEN
You spoke to Captain Gerard? Why didn’t you just talk to me?

BOOTH
Your reserve unit spent last weekend reviewing survival skills. 

BEN
Yeah. We were each dropped off at isolated locations and given rudimentary supply and navigation kits.

BRENNAN
So basically, you were alone for two days. No one to corroborate your whereabouts.

BEN
What are you saying?

BOOTH
You spent two tours in Iraq. The Captain says you’re one of his best men.

BRENNAN
Someone as well trained as you would’ve easily been able to leave your assigned location and return to your rendezvous point with no one the wiser.

BEN
But I didn’t.

BOOTH
See, first I was wondering, why would a carjacker kill one of his victims and let the other victim stay alive? That doesn’t make sense. Hey, unless...maybe there’s no carjacker. 

BEN
Wait, do you actually think that I-

BRENNAN
The insurance money would’ve given you over half a million dollars.

BOOTH
You’ve killed before. I’ve been in the service, some guys, they’re just numb to it. 

BEN
Wait, this is insane!

BOOTH
Then again, killing your meal ticket is one thing. And then, killing your girlfriend, that’s another. 

BRENNAN
So you locked Abby in the trunk. 

BEN
No!

BOOTH
See, the one thing I don’t understand? The rape.

BRENNAN
Yeah. 

BEN
What?

BRENNAN
We have your DNA from the backseat of the car. Yours and Carly’s.

BOOTH
So what was it, then? Did you get turned on, thinking about killing her? 

[Ben stands up from the table]

BEN
I want a lawyer.

BOOTH
I’ll bet you do. 


CUT TO:

EXT. SUV TRAVELLING ALONG ROAD IN WASHINGTON, DC – DAY

[Booth and Brennan are in Booth’s SVU, discussing the case]

BOOTH
You know, we’ll get him, Bones, alright? Don’t worry.

BRENNAN
We do this all the time. You know, I should be used to it. It shouldn’t bother me.

BOOTH
No, it should. Was she, uh, really gonna teach you how to cook? 

BRENNAN
Yeah. I’ve always understood the basics of cooking, the physics of it, but... Carly said she was going to show me what it was really about. To her, she said that it was a way of... well, she said “loving,” but then, she was prone to hyperbole. 

BOOTH
Well hey, I mean, that’s what family dinners are all about, right? Those are some of my, uh, my best memories.

BRENNAN
I’m not as cold as everyone thinks, Booth. 

BOOTH
Okay, that was a leap. 

BRENNAN
Just because I think marriage is an antiquated ritual doesn’t mean that I don’t want Angela and Hodgins to be happy. I have an appreciation and a need for emotional and physical intercourse, just like you. 

BOOTH
Yeah. Sure. I mean, okay, good for you with that. 

BRENNAN
Did I make you uncomfortable? 

BOOTH
No. Not at all. I just wanna focus. Let’s just focus on the- on the case. 

BRENNAN
I did make you uncomfortable.

CUT TO:

INT. HOSPITAL – ABBY SINGER’S ROOM – DAY 

[Booth and Brennan are interviewing Abby again]

BOOTH
Listen, Abby, I know it’s hard for you to go through this again, but do you remember hearing the carjacker’s voice?

ABBY
I, I must have.

BOOTH
Close your eyes for me, okay?

[Abby closes her eyes after a moment of reluctance]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
I want you to try and hear that voice again. Can you do that for me?

[Abby nods]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Does it sound familiar? Someone you might know?

ABBY
What are you saying?

BRENNAN
We’re just asking, Abby.

ABBY
Why?

BOOTH
Ben’s story that night, it might not check out. 

ABBY
What are you talking about? Ben would ne- we’re like a family. It’s not Ben.

BOOTH
Abby, it’s just a question we have to ask.

BRENNAN
Do you remember the car making a sudden stop?

ABBY
No. But I- I was unconscious in the trunk.

BOOTH
(To Brennan) Could that be how she broke her wrist?

BRENNAN
Possibly. Or when she was dragged, or thrown into the trunk. Abby, may I have permission to review your medical records? They could help us identify Carly’s killer.

ABBY
But... do you think it might really be Ben?

BOOTH
It’s just a possibility we have to pursue, that’s all.

ABBY
Okay.

BOOTH
Thanks.

[Exit Booth and Brennan]

CUT TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – DAY

[Hodgins jogs up the steps of the main platform towards Zack and Angela.]


HODGINS
I did it! I found the murder weapon! Or, what’s left of it, anyway. I used the G.C. mass spectrometre to analyse the ceramic shards in the car. 

[Hodgins comes to the computer and pulls up a picture of Carly stirring something in a large bowl. Beside her, Abby holds up a large knife to the camera.]

ZACK
The murder weapon was a ceramic bowl?

HODGINS
It’s not just the bowl that’s ceramic. The knife is too. Booth mentioned that companies are sending her their products to endorse.

ANGELA
Wait, a ceramic knife?

HODGINS
Uh-huh. 

CUT TO:

EXT. SUV DRIVING THROUGH STREET IN WASHINGTON, DC – DAY 

[Brennan’s cell phone rings, she answers it.]

BRENNAN
(Into cell phone) Brennan.
[Camera cuts back to Hodgins, Angela, and Zack at the lab. Throughout the following conversation, we cut back and forth between the lab and the SUV.]

HODGINS
The murder weapon was a ceramic knife. 

BRENNAN
(To Booth) Hodgins found the murder weapon. 

HODGINS
Zirconium oxide: super sharp and easy to shatter. In this case, you shatter it into a million pieces, no one knows it’s a knife. Except me, of course. Using Angela’s program, I matched the wounds to the blade. 

CAM
Either that trunk was packed with invisible pillows, or Abby’s lying to us.

BOOTH 
Why?

CAM
Booth?

BOOTH
Yeah. Booth. Talk to me, squints, as close to English as possible. 

CAM
According to the medical report, Abby’s got bumps and bruises, yes. But they aren’t at all consistent with the way she would’ve been thrown around in that trunk. She should’ve had more broken bones. 

BRENNAN
Is there any evidence of Carly being raped? 

CAM
None that I found. 

ZACK
Me either. 

BRENNAN
But... the wounds on the ribs, the directionality of impact was left to right. 

CAM
Of course.

ANGELA
I fits the scenario I was working out. 

HODGINS
So obvious!

BOOTH

English! Remember? Okay? How does Ben figure into all this?

BRENNAN
He doesn’t. 

ZACK
The injuries fit if Abby was driving when the sudden stop occurred.

BOOTH
Abby?

BRENNAN
Yes, Abby.


BOOTH 
Why Abby?

HODGINS
Look, I’m Abby. (Gesturing to Zack) You’re Carly.

ZACK
Why am I always the murder victim?

HODGINS
Sit. 

BRENNAN
(Chuckling) Zack’s always the murder victim.

BOOTH
Mm.

[Zack and Hodgins are now seated side by side in chairs, Hodgins imitates driving a car.]

HODGINS
I’m just drivin’ along. I undo Carly’s seatbelt, slam on the brakes, she goes flying into the dash. Go. Go! Fly into the dash!

[Hodgins whacks Zack on the back, Zack imitates flying into a dash.]

ZACK
The concussion disorients me. 

[Zack mimes disorientation.]

HODGINS
Okay, don’t overdo it, sport.

BOOTH
Okay, what are we missing here?

CAM
The Stooges?

BRENNAN
Abby’s scaphoid fracture was right to left, which means she could’ve received that break while stabbing Carly. 

HODGINS
Yes!

[Hodgins mimes stabbing Zack. Zack raises his arm to block the stabbing motions.]

ZACK
I was wearing a punk bracelet, lots of metal.

HODGINS
Uh huh. 

ZACK
That could easily fracture the scaphoid. 

[Hodgins mimes a broken wrist]

HODGINS
Ack! 

BOOTH
Oh, okay, look. We know that Ben had sex with Carly in the backseat of that car. But you didn’t find any evidence of rape.

BRENNAN
So the sex they had was consensual. 

HODGINS
Thiiiis part will be left up to the imagination.

[Hodgins stands and walks away from Zack.]

BOOTH
And since there’s no way to pinpoint the time the sexual activity took place...

ANGELA
Ben and Carly were having an affair.

CAM
And they did it in Abby’s car? No wonder she was pissed.

BOOTH
Abby is in charge of uh, of all the equipment Carly is sent for endorsement, so she knows about the knife... so, Abby kills Carly. 

HODGINS
Yes! Abby kills Carly, pulls her out of the car-

[Hodgins resumes miming the actions; grabbing Zack and throwing him to the floor]

CAM
Oh boy.

HODGINS
Drags her into the old stone house...

[Hodgins starts dragging Zack across the floor]

ZACK
(Plaintively) I don’t think this is necessary.

HODGINS
...Destroys the murder weapon, leaving us little tiny shards to find!

CAM
Drives the car into the ravine, where she expects it’ll be found quickly...

BOOTH
And locks herself in the trunk. Wow. But, there was no hikers in the area to find her, because she didn’t count on the rain.

BRENNAN
Let’s go back, Booth.

[Booth starts the siren and the SUV pulls a u-turn]


FADE TO:

INT. HOSPITAL – ABBY SINGER’S ROOM – DAY

[Cannonball by Damien Rice plays over a montage of Abby sobbing in her hospital bed while Booth and Brennan stand over her.]
ABBY
(crying) Carly was my best friend. She was my best friend


FADE TO:

INT. MEDICO-LEGAL LAB – MAIN PLATFORM – NIGHT

[While Cannonball continues to play, Hodgins is alone in the lab arranging raw shrimp on a tray. Angela walks up behind him. The music fades.]

ANGELA
Hey, what are you doing in here? I thought we were gonna go for sushi. Ugh, it smells like sushi in here.

HODGINS
Yeah.

[Hodgins takes Angela by the arms.]

HODGINS
(Clears throat) Look, Angela. I’ve been thinking. You’re not like anyone I’ve ever known. And I don’t want that to change. So I’m taking you the way you are. No strings. 

ANGELA
And the smell?

HODGINS
P. phosphoreum.

ANGELA
Oh, the fish bacteria?

HODGINS
Close your eyes.

[Angela places her hand over her eyes, Hodgins leads her to the tray on which he was arranging the raw shrimp.]

HODGINS (CONT’D)
Be careful.

ANGELA
Yeah.

HODGINS
Okay, careful. Keep ‘em closed.

[While Angela keeps her hand over her eyes, Hodgins turns to a computer and lowers the lights in the lab.]

HODGINS (CONT’D) 
Okay. 

[Angela lowers her eyes, she sees that Hodgins has arranged the shrimp on the tray to spell out “BE MY LOVE” with hearts around “LOVE”. The bacteria is causing the shrimp to glow in the dark.]

ANGELA
Yes. Yes. Let’s get married.

HODGINS
No. No, no, no, this is- this is not a proposal.

ANGELA
I know. That’s why I’m asking you.

HODGINS
Huh?

ANGELA
What you said here... that we’re enough... just this, no pressure for more... (Angela’s voice breaks) that’s all that I ever wanted. Hodgins, say something.

HODGINS
You’re insane.

ANGELA
Is that a yes?

HODGINS
Absolutely!

[Hodgins kisses Angela]

HODGINS (CONT’D)
Okay. Okay. Um. Alright. How- how about, uh, Italy! Italy in the spring? Um, Umbria?!

ANGELA
No. Right away. Next week.

HODGINS
We cannot get a wedding together in a week.

ANGELA
We have to. One week.

HODGINS
Uh...

ANGELA 
I could change my mind. It’s up to you.

HODGINS
Okay, yeah, just a small little thing then.

ANGELA
No. Big. I want a big one.

HODGINS
Totally. Insane.

[Hodgins and Angela kiss again]


FADE TO:

INT. BRENNAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

[Booth is sitting at Brennan’s kitchen table while Brennan finishes cooking at the counter. Soft rock plays in the background.]

BOOTH
You know, you should let me help.

BRENNAN
No.

[Brennan brings a bowl in from the kitchen and sets it in front of Booth.]

BRENNAN (CONT’D)
Cleaning up. You can do that.

BOOTH
Great. Wow! (Booth giggles) Mac and cheese!

[Brennan returns to the kitchen, gets a bowl for herself, and joins Booth at the table.]

BOOTH (CONT’D)
Wow! Bones! This- this looks fantastic!

BRENNAN
Yeah? Really?

BOOTH
Oh, I mean, you shouldn’t have, I mean, all this work just for me?

BRENNAN
What? No, I mean. It wasn’t that much. 

BOOTH
(Eating the mac and cheese) Mmm. (He gazes happily at Brennan) This is unbelievable.

BRENNAN
You like it?

BOOTH
I’d like to be alone with it. (He laughs)

BRENNAN
She said I could go with my instincts, so I put in a little fresh ground nutmeg. 

BOOTH
Well, she taught you well. Thanks, Bones.

BRENNAN
Yeah, well, you know. We have to eat, right?

BOOTH
Yeah. Gotta eat. Always gotta eat. 

[Music swells, camera fades out on Booth and Brennan enjoying their meals.]

 

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