Now on its 12th season, “Bones'” forensic anthropology and investigation team have come to realize that pranks are not always hilarious. It can be deadly.
In season 12 episode 6, a dismembered body was found in a dumpster. Dr. Fuentes (Ignacio Serricchio) found out that the bones were cut by a chainsaw, and Angela (Michaela Conlin) managed to identify it as Phyllis Paul, a golfer pro-turned lumberjack competitor.
Nancy, Phyllis’ girlfriend who was questioned about the incident, denied the murder.
Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and husband, FBI Special Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) found out that Helga is the victim’s biggest competitor. When confronted, Helga and her husband, Ragnar, denied that they had anything to do with it, but they informed the couple that a kid named Gene hated Phyllis.
Brennan and Booth approached Gene, who stated that he didn’t like Phyllis in the competition, but he liked having the victim around, especially when she’s throwing pranks at the pancake guy.
The pancake guy was Jack Flap (David Koechner), but Phyllis was not a fan of pancakes.
After further investigation, Brennan and Booth found out that Helga and Phyllis were in a relationship. They even have engagement rings and had decided to leave their partners. However, Ragnar strongly denied the killing, and Nancy had no idea about the affair.
It turned out that Phyllis, as a prank, called the health department who confiscated Jack’s truck. Jack got mad and stole Phyllis’ engagement ring and killed her.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jack Hodgins (T. J. Thyne) was working to find pieces of evidence in order to prove Zack’s innocence and free him. However, it appears that Hodgins has fabricated some of the evidence.
In the next episode episode 7 it’s been said that Booth will cheat death once again. “The son of the Bosnian warlord that Booth assassinated is back and he wants revenge,” according to the synopsis.
Fox’s crime procedural drama “Bones” will return on Feb. 14.