A skeleton is found among the remains of a 150-year-old sunken slave ship on this week’s episode of “Bones.” The Jeffersonian team is working on matching the remains found on the slave ship to the list of names on the manifest. However, the bones covered with pink, fuzzy material are not 150-years-old but it is difficult to know much more because Hodgins will not let go of them until he identifies the organisms. He is excited about discovering a new life form and naming it after Angela. Once Hodgins determines that the pink fuzzies are actually “bone eating snot flowers”, he uses piranhas to clean the bones (a little unbelievable as they do this within seconds). “Yucky Hodgins” made an appearance to demonstrate, with a straw and a cannoli, how they suck the marrow out of bones.
The murder investigation leads Booth and Brennan to a Cougar Cruise that provides some very humorous moments. Brennan, very out of character for her, embraces the concept, grabs a drink and begins to flirt with one of the young, virile men on the cruise. Sweets is being attacked by numerous Cougars so Booth must rescue him and disengage Bones to continue the investigation. It was fun to see Bones being “friendly” and open on the Cougar Cruise while Sweets seemed much like a deer caught in headlights. Booth did not appreciate the cruise because it made him feel old.
As the evidence plays out, it appears that our victim was not completely innocent. He stole the identity of a man and ran up credit in his name. The captain admits he saw the victim but he was drunk at the time and does not remember. Sweets suggests getting the captain drunk to help him remember – – that is a new form of interrogation that we have not seen before. It works as the captain fingers one of the cougars as the woman the victim was with the night he was killed. She just happens to be the wife of the man with the stolen identity. Booth and Bones assume she killed the hottie because he was going to expose their affair; however, the sad truth is it was an accident but she did not save him because he called her OLD. So much for cougars being secure with their age.
Sweets and Daisy are caught by Bones and Booth doing some “intense” therapy on his couch. Therefore, throughout the entire show we watch Sweets struggle with his feelings for Daisy. In the end, it seems they may be able to work it out.
Cam realizes that she is related to one of the people who had been on the slave ship. As she gives the speech to open the exhibit, her voice breaks and she has trouble saying her ancestor’s name. It is a very touching moment as Angela has drawn each person so that when their name is called their portrait is lit in the exhibit.