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BONES Exclusive: Brennan Surprises Everyone in “The Brain in the Bot”

By on January 6, 2017
BONES:  L-R:  David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in the "The Brain in the Bot" | Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

BONES: L-R: David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in the "The Brain in the Bot" | Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

An unusual case involving a robot polarizes opinion in the Jeffersonian this week as Brennan and Booth investigate the death of Ian Goldberg, head of Social Cybernetics, a tech firm on the cusp of providing companions for profoundly autistic children.

With such a noble calling, and a bright future ahead, the team question why someone would want to murder the company’s boss. And if not some one, could the murderer be AMI, the company’s empathetic AI at the center of their groundbreaking development?

As the investigation unfolds, the mystery brings out varied thoughts and feelings on the future of artificial intelligence among the team.

Meanwhile, as Brennan’s 40th birthday looms, she decides to shake things up with some secret plans of her own.

We’ve seen the episode a little early, thanks to our friends at FOX, and have a collection of teasers to share with you. As always, our report steers clear of outright spoilers, plot reveals and any major character moments that might ruin your enjoyment of the live experience. We do suggest proceeding with caution though, as we’re keenly aware that one person’s teaser is another’s spoiler and all that. Besides, who are these ScreenSpy people anyway?

Happy Birthday to Me

With Brennan’s 40th birthday looming, the surprise party preparations are already underway, except that this being Bones, and Brennan being Brennan, we soon learn that our favorite forensic anthropologist is planning her own bash because “being surprised is unpleasant.”

While those closest to her attempt to guess the details of the night in question, Brennan remains tight lipped.

Dress code? Wear clothes.

Gifts? None!

Dancing? If you must.

Surprises? Wait and see.

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