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SCENE OF THE CRIME: Construction Site near the Senatorial Building
SQUIDTERN: All of them
The episode begins with Booth and Bones’ not-so-typical wedding rehearsal. Brennan’s father, Max, is no where to be found, so he is there in cardboard cut out form. Everyone’s phones ring, even the minister’s. Remains were found by senatorial building on a construction site. Booth and Brennan insist on working the day before the wedding. Sweets and Hodgins start a bet that the wedding will be cancelled because of the murder.
After examining particulates, Hodgins determined that the victim died in 1979. Everyone urges Brennan to leave, sleep and prepare for the wedding, but she insists that without another forensic anthropologist, the team would be unable to solve the case. Clark Eddison, the other forensic anthropologist for the Jeffersonian, is called by Cam to replace Brennan.
The team determines that the victim was 36 when she died. Clark joins the Booth-Bones wedding bet.
Max has finally appeared, and he is with Booth. Booth accidentally finds a bunch of money in Max’s bag. He is immediately suspicious.
Booth confides in Sweets about the money. Changing the subject, Sweets thinks he is hiding behind his work. Does Booth have cold feet?
Back at the lab, Hodgins concludes that the murder weapon was made of steel, but it is obvious that his focus is in the wedding bet. Nancy was single when she was murdered.
Angela convinces Bones to get her hair done for the rehearsal dinner, and then berates Clark for joining the bet. Clark found multiple micro fractures, that would take days to analyze fully, on the bones. After talking to Cam, they decide that lying to Bones would be the best thing for her wedding. They deceive her by calling in all (that’s right) of the squidterns, unpaid, to pretend to work.
Angela reconstructs an erotic text from the victim's wallet while Hodgins found a large variety of particles, suggesting that the body was moved multiple times - potentially across states! Cam joins the bet, and Booth continues to worry about Max and the money.
Parker (Man, has he grown!) flies in for the wedding, and Booth makes him his best man.
Meanwhile, Angela gives Bones “something borrowed” for her wedding, a hair comb. Bones reveals that she is so eager to work the case so she can avoid her “jumbled” feelings.
Booth confides/confesses to his bartender priest, and Max overhears them. Max expresses his true feelings for Booth. They share a moment. To honor Bones’ mother, Booth decides to light a candle in the church.
Back at Bones and Booth’s, the family is gathered before the rehearsal dinner. They all say words of love before leaving for dinner. This is interrupted when Sweets rushes through the door. The candle Booth lit burnt down the church.
In light of all that happened, the wedding was postponed, and Bones is back on the case.
Max visits Bones in her office. He admits that he won the money in Las Vegas. He kept playing because he knew that he was paying for his only daughter’s wedding (Aw!). He urges her to get married, regardless of the incidents.
Wendell wonders why all the squidterns weren’t invited to the wedding. Clark urges them to focus. They discover the victim was dragged down the stairs, five flights to be exact, as Dr. Wells, as the know-it-all, points out. Evidence points towards a woodwind-like instrument as the murder weapon. Fisher is amused at the idea of “death by clarinet.” The murder weapon had to have a steel tip the size of a cube.
Dr. Wells determines that erotic note Angela had previously found was, in fact, a poem was written by Emily Dickinson. This original poem would be worth a large sum of money.
Janet McCan is the primary suspect as a Dickenson scholar. Sweets rules out money as motive.
Back in the lab, Bones is crying about wedding’s postponing, and Angela comforts her. She tells her not to sweat the details. She urges her to marry Booth regardless of the circumstances. She is certain that Booth won’t mind. Angela reveals that she is planning an impromptu wedding for her and Booth (What a friend!).
The last book McCan wrote revealed that she was an avid hiker who wanted to explore the Appalachian trail, which would explain the various particles on the corpse. The squidterns reveal a hiking tool to be the murder weapon. Unfortunately, there wouldn’t be much of a trial, for McCan suffered a stroke two years prior. She is in a nursing home. Thus the case ends anticlimactically, and Booth and Bones are free to wed!
Booth and Brennan realize that they don’t care what kind of wedding they have, as long as they get married; they decide to wed.
Bones congratulates all interns for their hard work and invites them to her wedding. Hodgins brings the history of fashion exhibit from the third floor so they have something to wear (very amusing-vintage).
The pair finally wed! The psychic, Avalon, is even there!
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