In this episode of Bones, called “The Friend in Need,” the team searches for the murderer of a young boy found in a suitcase and as the investigation continues, Sweets discovers a sobering connection to the case.
Well, so much for my theory that this episode would be all light and funny after the seriousness of last week’s episode. I mean sure there were a lot of light and funny moments, but that all changed when that girl walked into Sweets’ office with her story. Honestly, it’s been so long since we’ve heard any mention of those awful scars on his back, that I’d nearly forgotten that he’d had a rough childhood. What a beautifully poignant way to revisit his story again. If Kat had told a woman the story, or even Booth for that matter, it still would have been a shocking and heartbreaking moment. But to have it told to Sweets, and then to have him respond by opening up about his own abuse; it was as amazing as it was sad.