Question: I would like to point out that you have been Bones-free for four weeks now. The last spoilage was in your Sept. 12 column. Please, help a girl out with a Bones spoiler or two!

Answer: You can't please all the people all the time, Trish. But good news this week is your week to be pleased, so buckle up! Episode 10 aka "The Santa in the Slush" will be a Very Special Christmas Episode for your favorite crime procedural. When two elves find a dead guy dressed as Santa whose name is Kris Kringle, Brennan and Booth find themselves sniffing the butts of a roomful of department-store Clauses. (Don't ask.) Perhaps more pivotal to the long-term story is that at the end of the episode, Brennan is headed for Peru on vacation or is she?