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6 Things to Know About Bones “The Source in the Sludge”

By on March 1, 2014

Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) and Booth (David Boreanaz, L) search for a terrorist in the "The Source in the Sludge" Time Period Premiere episode of BONES airing Monday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Heads up, Bones fans. ScreenSpy has a zipped bag full of Bones tidbits (and occasional pieces of skin) to share with you before the show’s new time period premiere on March 10.

“The Source in the Sludge” finds Temperance and Seeley taking on the CIA itself when their latest find (a lamprey-laden body fished out of a local lake) clashes with an ongoing investigation by the other team. Cue the return of sexy Danny Beck (guest star Freddie Prinze Jr.), and some serious back-and-forth over just who dunnit with this one.

What can we dish? We’ve come up with 5 things to look out for in “The Source in the Sludge” that will whet your appetite for the main event next Monday. Or turn you off your lunch today.

1. Danny’s Back

Danny Beck is back, but his latest encounter with Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) won’t be as smooth as last time. Danny’s in the middle of a top secret investigation involving missing CIA informants, dangerous terrorists … and something else that makes Booth deeply uncomfortable. Watch as one man digs for the truth while the other does his best to keep it hidden. One word guys. Loggerheads!

2. The Biggest Liability?

They’re at it again! Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth spend their off moments bickering (adorably) about whose job is more dangerous when Temperance discovers her life insurance premium is higher than her husband’s. Does her higher premium really mean she’s “not as exceptional” as Seeley? Bones really seems to think so. This one may take some working through.

3. Daisy’s Dilemma 

Daisy Wick (Carla Gallo) is also back … but sadly not on top form in “The Source in the Sludge.” Is it Temperance’s exacting standards that makes her so nervous and prone to mistakes, or is she hiding a secret? Hint: she’s definitely hiding a secret, but as it turns out, she might have more in common with Temp than she imagines. Let it out, Daisy!

4. Why is Hodgins Like a Lamprey?

Aww! Angela (Michaela Conlin) pays Hodgins (TJ Thyne) the highest compliment by comparing him to a 360 million year old invertebrate this week. Find out why Hodgins is just like a lamprey on Monday.

5. Freedom Will Be Our Reward

Monday’s episode of Bones definitely skews to the bleak side. As the investigation heats up, the audience may not like where its headed. With an episode that could really go either way, we found ourselves changing sides over and over again. In the end, it’s Booth who nails the case. And the bad guy.

6. A heart and Throat-Warming Ending

After the darkness we’ll need a little relief. Trust Booth to see the difference between a wife and a business partner – and how to gift each appropriately. Nicely done.

Catch Bones in its new time period on Monday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


  1. Heidi

    March 2, 2014 at 3:40 am

    How can she rationally think her job is just as or more dangerous? That’s like a slap in the face to his profession, and to him. Am I reading this wrong?

    • Jennifer Griffin

      March 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      It’s an interesting discussion, and although Booth is less concerned about it than Brennan, Brennan’s point of view remains that as a quote “strong, capable woman” she can do anything she puts her mind to. Being a woman, in what might be seen by some to be a “man’s world” (chasing after bad guys, physically tackling fleeing suspects, and not having the same weapons training and experience that Booth has) means she’s a higher risk in the field – according to the risk assessors at the insurance company. So it’s only natural, given Brennan’s smarts and nature, that this assessment would not sit easily with her. There’s an interesting resolution at the end. Watch for it. I think you’ll like it.

  2. Bones Fan

    March 7, 2014 at 1:18 am

    “Aww! Angela (Michaela Conlin) pays Sweets (TJ Thyne) the highest compliment by comparing him to a 360 million year old invertebrate this week. find out why Sweets is just like a lamprey on Monday.”

    Sweets is played by John Francis Daily. Hodgins is played by TJ Thyne.

    • Jennifer Griffin

      March 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

      You don’t appear to be quoting from this article.

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