06 The Crack in the Code
It’s barely light out as a docent trainer takes her trainees around canada goose black friday sale the National Historical Museum. Her tour comes to an abrupt halt when she notices her trainees looking at a horrifying, gooey skull and canada goose clearance spine lying at the feet of a statue of Abraham Lincoln. There’s a message painted in blood: «Where cheap canada goose is the rest of me?»
As Booth and Brennan drive to the crime scene, Brennan goes over the real estate section, but the couple is still having no luck finding a house that meets their needs.
Cam and Hodgins are already at the National Historical Museum. Blowfly eggs in the skull’s orbital sockets help Hodgins determine time of death at around two days ago. Cam determines that the message on Lincoln is written in human blood. Booth and Brennan join them, and Brennan immediately notices something strange about the victim’s vertebrae. The killer took apart the spine, detaching all the intrasegmental, anterior, posterior, and supraspinous ligaments, and reassembled it. Is the murderer sending a message?
Angela, Cam, and Brennan examine the skull and spine back at the Jeffersonian. Brennan determines that the victim is a Caucasian female in her 20’s. Angela notes that a slimy «string» holds the vertebrae together. Cam runs a test on the string and the results show that it’s made from human intestines. Wendell Bray arrives to inform the women that the serology results came in and the message written in blood came from five different people.
Booth shows Sweets the security video of exterminators cleaning the canada goose black friday sale museum. After the exterminators are out of frame, a laser pointer burns out the camera. The two hypothesize that the killer leaves the remains, writes the message, and leaves before anyone can spot him. Sweets adds that the murderer must be a manipulative person with a high IQ who cheap canada goose enjoys attention. The murderer may even have prior offenses. Booth gets a call: Sam Sachs, one of the exterminators, has a felony record.
Wendell recites the order of the vertebrae to Hodgins, who writes it down. There are broken processes on the vertebrae. Hodgins believes it is a code.
At the FBI, Booth and Sweets question Sam Sachs. He’s on edge since Booth will not let him smoke in the Interrogation Room. Sam has a record for burglary and vehicle theft. Sam assures canada goose outlet uk sale Booth he is a changed man and takes his job very seriously. Sweets realizes that Sam does not fit the high IQ profile. Booth asks about the blind spot on the security camera, which he suspects Sam knows about since he cannot go very long without a cigarette. Sam Canada Goose online agrees to tell Booth about the blind spot as long as he doesn’t get in trouble.
Angela has completed her reconstruction, but shows Cam that she cannot find a match through Missing Persons. Booth confronts Ezra, who says his source told him the victim’s spine was tied together with human gut. Caroline and Booth have no comment and want the name of his source. Ezra won’t tell them so they send him packing. Caroline tells Booth he needs to solve this murder and fast!
At the Diner, Brennan read the Real Estate Section. Sweets urges her to stay in the Lab since the murderer is still at large. He understands the pressure canada goose outlet sale Brennan is under as he feels the same pressure to find Daisy a birthday gift. Brennan is not impressed and continues her house hunt. Booth joins them. He found all five FBI agents alive and well. The killer obtained their blood from a FBI Blood Drive a few weeks ago. Booth also wants Brennan to stay out of the field so she acquiesces.
Hodgins is having trouble cracking the spinal code. He has tried numbers, letters, and rearranging the code in reverse order. Angela tries to lend some canada goose outlet jackets support. Hodgins realizes that the murderer wants them to understand his message, so the code must be simple. Back to the drawing board.
Caroline checks in with Booth. He discovered an old breath mint container from the evidence bags that the murderer made into a homemade laser. The diode is made of an old DVD player, and the switch from a toaster. Caroline tells Booth she’ll get the records for every tech savvy guy that hates the FBI for the last five years.
At the Lab, Brennan tells Wendell that the isotope profile for the victim’s tooth enamel indicates that she was from canada goose outlet online uk Denmark. Brennan and Wendell still need to figure out cause of death. Wendell shows Brennan a particulate he found on the anterior aspect of the T4. Brennan also notices hairline fractures on the neural arches, which could be due to a high velocity injury. Wendell thinks it may be a gunshot wound, but Brennan needs the rest of the bones to make a proper hypothesis. Brennan sends Wendell off with the particulate to give to Hodgins.
Booth canada goose outlet canada finishes up a phone call with his real estate agent who has found https://www.ferienhaus-starnberger-see.de a house for Booth and Brennan. Sweets informs Booth about a hacker named Christopher Pelant whose file came in from Caroline. Last year, Pelant took down the Department of Defense network and in 2009, he took down the Senate website. Sweets shows Booth a screen grab of the website which contains an image of Capital Hill with the question: «Where’s the website?» Sweets tells Booth there’s one problem with Pelant.
Booth and Sweets go to Christopher Pelant’s House. Pelant hasn’t left his house in the past six months due to the terms of his parole. He’s had no access to computers or the Internet. Pelant wears an electronic tether that pings every 38 seconds to make sure he is in his house. What’s more, Pelant hasn’t been to the National Historical Museum since he was in 6th grade. However, Sweets believes he fits the profile and Pelant knows Ezra Krane. Pelant stands his ground: he isn’t a criminal, he’s a hacktavist. Sweets spots a computer from the 1960’s in the corner of the living room. Pelant explains that he keeps it to remind him of better days, but it doesn’t work. The fan cable is fried. Booth gets a phone call that confirms Pelant hasn’t left the premises.
Angela and Hodgins have made no progress on the code. Hodgins suggest they read the code with the broken processes acting as spaces. Angela tries to look at the code just for the numbers. She recognizes the first set of numbers, 20166, the Dulles zip code. Hodgins recognizes 481 as a Justice Department phone prefix. He realizes the C4 vertebrae was only broken Canada Goose Parka on the ride side. They read it as a C. Angela realizes there is a C Street, and pulls up a map of the address. It’s the Justice Department Archive Building. There are still four more digits they can’t place, but Hodgins knows that they’ve solved the code!
Booth and Sweets go to the canada goose store Justice Department Archive Building. They find the room that matches the code, but it’s locked. Booth punches the other four numbers of the code into a security panel and canada goose clearance sale they gain access to the room. Booth and Sweets find blood on the floor and eventually locate the rest of the victim’s dismembered body on top of a filing unit.
Booth and Sweets go through the files. They’re all marked «Investigation Suspended.» Sweets reads the names to Booth, who recognizes canada goose uk black friday them as FBI Informants. These informants were not prosecuted for their serious crimes. Sweets admits if he was one of their victims, he would want to call attention to the files too. Marshall’s Asset Forfeiture Auction.
At the Lab, Brennan shows Wendell microfractures and pitting canada goose outlet in usa on the posterior of the victim’s ribs and sternum. Wendell is puzzled by this information, and wonders if the victim exploded from the inside. Hodgins hurries in to the Bone Room to join them. Hodgins has tested the particulate and it’s camphor. Wendell notes that camphor is used in fireworks. Hodgins and Wendell want to test this theory.
Caroline drags Booth into the FBI Conference Room to watch Ezra Krane on TV. Ezra states that a source told him the victim’s remains were discovered in a file room to unveil the wrongdoings of the FBI. Caroline is furious. Sweets enters, having finished going through the informant files. Daniel Cassutto was an informant who ran an estate scam. One of his canada goose outlet black friday victim’s committed suicide in front of his daughter, Sophia Berman. Berman is the head of IT at a hospital a perfect location to dissect a body.
It’s experiment time at the Lab! Hodgins brings in a meat covered skeleton in a wet suit. The meat is to simulate the victim’s soft tissue, and the wet suit represents skin. Wendell puts an explosive in the chest cavity, which should help to determine the unusual damage on the victim’s bones. Cam joins them to watch behind a plastic partition. Hodgins lights the fuse and BOOM!
Sweets and Booth meet with Sophia Berman. She explains that Daniel Cassutto wiped out her father’s pension, insurance, and life savings. She reported it but the FBI didn’t do anything. She went to her father’s house to take him out to dinner, and he shot himself in the head. Booth asks Sophia how she knew Cassutto was an informant, and she tells him that a few days after her father’s death, Ezra Krane called her. He wanted to do a story on FBI corruption, but at the time, the story didn’t have enough juice.
Booth interrupts his talk with Sophia to take a call from Angela. Angela has ID’ed the victim as Inger Johannsen. She was housesitting for a canada goose outlet nyc family that was out of town for a couple months. Booth hypothesizes that the killer wanted a girl that no one was going to miss. Booth asks Angela to text him the address where she was housesitting.
Taking a cue from Sweets, Booth thinks he may have found a house for Brennan and the baby at the seized property auction. He and Sweets arrive at the house the victim was watching. They aren’t able canada goose outlet shop to find anyone at home so they go around to the backyard. They head toward the pool and notice that the Jacuzzi is filled with blood. There are words painted on the fence: «This won’t stop.»
Booth and Brennan drive home after a canada goose outlet store uk long day. Booth informs Brennan about his auction find. To Booth’s surprise, Brennan is on board, even though a criminal previously owned the house. Brennan explains that the Dani of New Guinea canada goose used to vanquish their enemies and then live in their huts as a symbol of their mightiness. Booth is ready to move forward with their mighty hut.