'Bones' recap: Basketball fun descends into horror and terrorism

"Bones" usually tries to keep it light, even when talking about disgusting murder. Unfortunately, murder is rarely a light subject. Couple that murder with terrorism -- as happens in "The Patriot in Purgatory" -- and even a story that begins with sports metaphors and silliness descends quickly into tears.Inspired by Phil Jackson's biography of all things, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) puts her squinterns to work identifying anonymous remains. They soon become obsessed with a nameless homeless man -- a man who was injured in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.The team eventually identifies the remains as belonging to Tim Murphy, a troubled veteran. All of the male squinterns team up for the very first time to determine how Murphy died -- just 10 days after the terrorist attack.First we believe the man was a homeless, friendless lunatic. Then we learn of his military past and the family he left behind. Eventually, Murphy's injuries lead the...



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