Bones is at its best when the show takes a more serious tone.
Tonight’s episode started off in its now-typical light-hearted fashion. Booth (David Boreanaz) makes Brennan (Emily Deschanel) watch a basketball game, and she obsesses over Phil Jackson’s coaching techniques and his ideas on teamwork. She gathers all the interns together to help them form a more cohesive bond, instead of fighting for her admiration. While they are working to identify remains in the Jeffersonian, they come across a homeless man whose death was overlooked by the police. They come to find out that he was Tim Murphy, a Gulf War veteran, who died from injuries sustained while saving people in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
Here are my favorite parts of the episode: