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BONES: Exclusive Scoop on “The Monster in the Closet”

By on April 27, 2016

BONES: Emily Deschanel in the "The Monster In The Closet" episode of BONES. Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

It’s the serial killer arc we’ve all been waiting for ever since Bones EP Michael Peterson uttered the words “Big Bad” on a recent conference call.

“The Monster in the Closet” will see the Jeffersonian investigating the decomposing body of a social worker in the park. So far so regular episode of Bones, right?

However the investigation takes a big jump to the left when the collected evidence suggests the killer lived with the body for months before dumping it.

Things get even more complicated when they realize another set of cold case remains in Limbo share details which link both victims to a serial murderer who had sinister interactions with his victims’ bodies.

The episode welcomes back behavioral analyst Karen Delfs (guest star Sara Rue) who cuts through the seriousness of this week’s installment by bringing some much needed levity to proceedings.

Meanwhile, Pej Vahdat’s Arastoo also returns, prompting Cam to make a decision about what and who she wants most in her life.

We’ve seen the episode a little early, thanks to our friends at FOX, and have a number of teasers to share with you. As usual, we have chosen to avoid outright revelations and plot points that could take away from your experience of the episode. However, we urge you to exercise your regular degree of caution around spoilers, because this is the internet and who are these ScreenSpy people anyway?

A Monster in the Closet

Yes, it’s the beginning of a new serial killer arc and the episode is titled “The Monster in the Closet” so if you’re guessing that the title is a neat metaphor for the evils that lurk in shady places then you’re absolutely right. But it’s also about a monster in the closet.

No really.

This week, Christine’s fears of a scary man in her closet divide her parents on the issue of how best to deal with childhood fears. While Booth leans towards Aubrey’s recommendation of facing your fears head on — or at the very least threatening to “pop a cap” in the ass of the closet monster, Brennan takes a more measured approach by attempting to persuade Christine that monsters aren’t real.

However Brennan will find this stance a little harder to reconcile later on because sometimes the monsters are very real.

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