The “Bones” episode “The Sense in the Sacrifice” centered around an intricate plot to catch Pelant. Can Pelant be brought to justice? Will Booth and Brennan finally be able to get married? Here’s what happened in this nail-biting episode, in case you missed it!
The Jeffersonian team has had enough of Pelant, and they want him out of the picture for good. He’s meddled with Booth and Brennan’s relationship, stolen from Hodgins and Angela, and utterly shaken Sweets.
The plan is to fake a typically Pelant-style murder using a body that was donated to the Jeffersonian after death by natural causes. By staging a copycat crime inspired by the Prometheus myth, the team hopes to lure Pelant out of hiding. The Jeffersonian team works with FBI Agent Flynn to dump the body in a pre-arranged location.
And then things go terribly wrong
When the body is recovered, it is not the body that was part of the plan. Agent Flynn is the man who has wound up dead, and Pelant killed him! Poor Flynn was killed in a gruesome manner, with Pelant ripping out his liver while Flynn was still alive!
Sweets has a theory
Sweets argues that Flynn must have tipped off Pelant in some way, but Booth refuses to believe it. There’s evidence that Flynn was dirty, but Booth believes that Pelant planted that evidence to discredit Flynn.
Creepier and creepier
While examining Flynn’s remains, Brennan finds a strange marking on Flynn’s left humerus. The mark turns out to be an etching done by Pelant, and the same etching was carved into a body that Brennan examined years before.
While working late at the Jeffersonian, Brennan is accosted by Pelant! He threatens her with a bomb, which turns out to be a convincing fake. Not knowing this, however, Brennan stands still while Pelant reveals something surprising. He warns her that, someday in the future, he and Brennan will die together.
Sweets has another theory
Sweets is just full of theories in these episodes, and this next one is a doozy. Sweets theorizes that Pelant ordered Booth to call off the marriage because Pelant is secretly in love with Dr. Brennan! Pelant’s obsession with Brennan is bound to end badly when Brennan rejects him, and Booth is scared for her!
Boom goes the dynamite
Examining a piece of Flynn’s tooth leads Brennan to a disused power plant where Pelant may be in hiding. Brennan heads to the power plant, and gets the drop on him. Even though she has him at gunpoint, Pelant manages to escape by setting off an explosion with a remote detonator.
Pelant takes Brennan hostage, just as Booth shows up to rescue her. Booth shoots Pelant, and he seems to be well and truly dead! Booth immediately asks Brennan to marry him, and she agrees!
But with all the craziness in their lives, can Booth and Brennan really settle down? How much longer will it be before another wacko threatens one of them?
“Bones” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Fox.