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Bones Episode: "The Knight on the Grid"

Season 3, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: The Jeffersonian team thinks a serial killer may be at work again after an archbishop is found murdered. Meanwhile, Brennan deals with family issues when her fugitive brother resurfaces to see his sick stepdaughter and a dutiful Booth promptly arrests him. Russ Brennan: Loren Dean. Max Keenan: Ryan O'Neal.
Original Air Date: Nov 21, 2007
Guest Cast Ryan O'Neal: Max Keenan Roxanna Brusso: Parole Officer Erica Davis Leon Russom: Archbishop Stephen Wallace Patricia Belcher: Caroline Julian Ray Abruzzo: Ray Porter Loren Dean: Russ Brennan David Brisbin: Judge Watkins Eric K. George: Mark Naylor James Immekus: Tom Duxbury Carlease Burke: Joyce Hewitt
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Season 3, Episode 8
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Length: 43:20
Aired: 11/20/2007
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"The Knight on the Grid" Season 3, Episode 8

I find the Widow's Son serial killer case totally fascinating. Honestly, I don't know how they get so much info into one episode. With storylines like tonight's, which are so embroiled in secrecy and mysticism and intricate clues in code, I end up feeling like I can't even get up to use the bathroom for fear I'll miss something important. Every detail feels that essential. And you just don't get that from TV so often these days. We found out more about Gorgonzola Gormagon tonight than we have yet, most importantly that there are two of them: A master cannibal, and his apprentice (a new apprentice, mind you, since the baby-eater croaked). Why you need to teach someone the proper way to eat human flesh, I do not know. I'm guessing it has more to do with the intricacies of picking one's kill, like making sure your victim's father died when your victim was young, or that his or her profession coincides with the characters on your ancient tapestry, or that his or her home is located along invisible upside-down-and-backwards paths throughout the city. You know, basic stuff like that. But the Gormagons seem to have a purpose to their killings that sets them apart from the rest of the killers on this show, who kill for revenge or love or by accident. And I don't know if that purpose is actually to undermine other secret societies like the Knights of Columbus (as Booth conjectured tonight), or if it's just a complicated way to get a snack, but it still makes me feel all icky on the inside. The team found out tonight that the Gormagons' victims are connected by all of the above reasons. They also discovered that their perfect recreation of the artifact-filled bank vault had embedded in it a sort of camera that let the G-guys see everything the team was up to in there. During this whole episode, I kept finding little things like this that I questioned the plausibility of, but felt I needed to keep my mind off them for the sake of the awesome story being told. Ignorance is bliss. B&B then tried to lure the G-guys by pretending to transport the silver skeleton to another location, but instead got their car blown up when the motorcycle-driving G-guy left a bomb for them in the middle of the road. At least they got a bit of a look at the young Gormagon, clad all in leather gear and threatening the lives of small children and half-naked lobbyists. It was genius how Hodge and Sweets figured out that the lobbyist would be the next victim after the musician and the priest, and I'm still loving Sweets' candor for this new aspect of his job. I kind of expected Bones to argue with his psychiatrist logic more than she has been, but hey, the kid actually has good observations every once in a while. Bones' brother Russ also made a comeback from his life on the run, to be with his family in their time of need. Oh, and also because Daddy Bones lied and told him Booth wouldn't arrest him on his return. Is it just me, or does it seem as though their dad is trying to create this drama? He admitted he put himself in jail so he could be closer to his daughter, so is he now putting his son in jail to be closer to him too? The last 10 minutes, where we saw the faces of both the (toothless) master Gormagon in his nursing home and the younger apprentice Gormagon popping out of the closet to kill the lobbyist, makes me wonder what more this arc has in store for us. Clearly we are meant to be creeped out. And oh buddy, I sure am. Favorite Quote Time: "Russ turned himself in, but I convinced Booth to let him go see Hayley at the hospital." Miss Jillian: "I did not hear that." (slowly) "Russ, turned, himself in, but I convinced Booth, to let him go see Hayley at the hospital." Miss Jillian: "Do I have this straight? You're a genius?" Can't wait to see more of the Bones gang? Visit our Online Video Guide for an anytime fix. show less
I find the Widow's Son serial killer case totally fascinating. Honestly, I don't know how they get so much info into one episode. With storylines like tonight's, which are so embroiled in secrecy and mysticism and intricate clues in code, I end up feeling like I can't even get up to use the bathroom for fear I'll miss something important. Every detail feels that essential. And you just don't get that from TV so often these days.We found out more about Gorgonzola Gormagon tonight than we have yet, most importantly that there are two of them: A master cannibal, and his apprentice (a new apprentice, mind you, since the baby-eater croaked). Why you need to teach someone the proper way to eat human flesh, I do not know. I'm guessing it has more to do with the intricacies of picking one's kill, like making sure your victim's father died when your victim was young, or that his or her profession coincides with the characters on your ancient tapestry, or that his or her home is located along... read more

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