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Bones Episode: "Mummy in the Maze"

Season 3, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: The mummified remains of two teen girls are found at Halloween-themed amusements. When a third girl goes missing, Booth and Brennan fear that a serial killer may be at work. Meanwhile, the team prepares for the annual Jeffersonian Halloween Ball. Gregg Liscombe: Rider Strong.
Original Air Date: Oct 30, 2007
Guest Cast Paul Cassell: Don Shaw Lynsey Bartilson: Sandy Evans Judy Prescott: Margie Shaw Jake Austin Walker: Matty Azura Skye: Amber Kippler David Greenman: FBI forensic tech Marcus Geier Maia Madison: Breathless woman Nathan Anderson: EMT Pete Geller Vince Grant: Pastor Bill Jonas Terry Rhoads: Dr. Potoska Rider Strong: Gregg Liscombe
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Season 3, Episode 5
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Length: 43:54
Aired: 10/30/2007
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"Mummy in the Maze" Season 3, Episode 5

Ahh, nothing like an episode about human fears to celebrate Halloween. I've always admired that when this show hits a nerve in its most important characters, it often hits one in us viewers, too. As the victims' causes of death were discovered in last night's episode, I just kept thinking about their deaths and how much it would suck to be buried alive or stuck in a box full of hungry tarantulas. Thanks, Bones! A happy Halloween to you, too (grumble)! At least I'm not afraid of clowns. This week B&B investigate a killer who's left two mummified corpses in Halloween hot zones: a pumpkin-patch maze and a funhouse. Not a very covert way of disposing of bodies if you ask me, but I guess there's no rule that serial killers can't have a flair for the dramatic. My favorite part of the opening maze scene was where I noticed actor Rider Strong (playing funhouse employee Gregg) hanging out in a grim-reaper costume. I didn't really believe my eyes until I saw him later at the funhouse. But it was great seeing one of my favorite characters from an old fave, Boy Meets World, on one of my current favorite shows. Grounded for Life's Lynsey Bartilson also popped up later as second victim Judith Evans' big sister. This show gets some killer guest stars! Which reminds me that I'm dying to know who's going to play Angela's husband. Any new guesses? Speaking of Angela, the hunt for her old ball & chain continues via a new female private investigator (a colleague of their original PI's), but tonight we get some real results. Mr. "smells exactly like a fresh wind just after a summer storm" (PI lady's words) was found in the Florida Keys, pining away for Ms. Montenegro (as we found out, not her real name!?!) and showing his true love by building a cottage for her on the beach and, oh yeah, not granting her a divorce. The PI also went and outed Angela's pan-amorous past by revealing that Angela changed her birth name at 18 when her current name came to her in a dream. Her source for finding out Angela's name change being "a girl named Roxy whose heart you broke in second year art school." Oh yes. But they still never said what her real name is. I have a feeling it's going to pop up eventually. As the search for the killer went on, B&B interrogated Gregg and found out that he and his girlfriend Lola had been in contact with at least one of the mummified victims on the night of her death. In interrogation, B&B went and gave him a few good 'ole smacks to the face, Bones' own dead-on blow appearing to really please her. I like seeing Bones so giddy about kicking butt (later she whips out her famous gigantic gun), but I'd rather see her bouts of violence be well timed and proactive for the cause at hand, especially when (in an excited moment later) one of her bullets mistakenly grazes Booth's leg, hurting him. At least for not-killing-Booth's-sake. B&B go on to find the missing third girl (whom they found out was still alive) in the lair of the murderer with the help of Zack and Hodge's mad process-of-elimination skills. Meanwhile, the rest of the squints hang at the Jeffersonian's costume-mandatory Halloween Ball. (Cam went as Catwoman; Zack as the rear end of a cow; Hodge as the downtrodden captain of the Titanic; Angela as Cher). And, of course, Brennan (Wonder Woman) and Booth (a squint!) show up at the crime scene in full regalia. I wouldn't want to be saved by anyone else, really. The killer ends up being an EMT we met earlier in the episode who used injected stimulants to overamplify his victims' physical reactions to the scary circumstances he put them in (confronting their greatest fears via tarantula and live burial), thereby killing them. By the time it's all over, Booth has been grazed by two separate bullets, has killed a man and barely got out of the situation alive. And the glances the two of them share at the end after rationalizing how their crime-fighting evening was "not a date"? Those are what make my heartbeat race for this show. That, and seeing Bones do the Wonder Woman twirl. My favorite conversation of the episode, regarding Angela's incredibly good-looking mystery husband (The PI to Angela): "I tried to seduce him, you know" "Hodgins?" "Eew, no." Happy Halloween! Craving your Bones fix? Check out the clips in our Online Video Guide . show less
Ahh, nothing like an episode about human fears to celebrate Halloween. I've always admired that when this show hits a nerve in its most important characters, it often hits one in us viewers, too. As the victims' causes of death were discovered in last night's episode, I just kept thinking about their deaths and how much it would suck to be buried alive or stuck in a box full of hungry tarantulas. Thanks, Bones! A happy Halloween to you, too (grumble)! At least I'm not afraid of clowns.This week B&B investigate a killer who's left two mummified corpses in Halloween hot zones: a pumpkin-patch maze and a funhouse. Not a very covert way of disposing of bodies if you ask me, but I guess there's no rule that serial killers can't have a flair for the dramatic. My favorite part of the opening maze scene was where I noticed actor Rider Strong (playing funhouse employee Gregg) hanging out in a grim-reaper costume. I didn't really believe my eyes until I saw him later at the funhouse. But ... read more

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Premise: A scientist with an 'uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones' solves murders in a procedural series inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Scientist Brennan is often teamed with FBI Special Agent Booth, who mistrusts science and believes evidence should come from the living. The Brennan-Booth pair have drawn favorable comparisons to Scully and Mulder of 'The X-Files.'

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