‘Bones’ Episode 806: ‘The Patriot In Purgatory’ Recap

In tonight’s episode of Bones, “The Patriot in Purgatory,” the Jeffersonian interns come together to identify some very special remains. Caution: Spoilers Ahead.

Tonight started out with the kind of snarky humor Bones fans love. Bones decides she is going to teach her staff of interns the meaning of teamwork.

Inspired by Booth’s love of basketball, she gives the team the task of identifying as many people as possible in the collection of unknown remains inside the Jeffersonian, cleverly nicknamed “Purgatory.”

Bones has decided to play a “game” with her interns and charges them with working together to bring closure to as many families as possible. It was a lot of fun seeing all of them in the same episode tonight.

Regular guest stars Eugene Byrd as Dr. Clark Edison, Pej Vahdat as Arastoo Vaziri, Michael Grant Terry as Wendell Bray, Luke Kleintank as Finn Abernathy, and my personal favorite, Joel David Moore as Colin Fisher, are usually each featured in their own episode.

But in a very special Bones, which served as a remembrance of Veteran’s Day, each star came together to solve a very mysterious death.

Bones Episode 806 Patriot in Purgatory

As to be expected, initially it is every intern for himself. But then Vaziri comes across the remains of a homeless man who strikes a chord in him. He discovers that he may have been a victim of the September 11th attacks on the Pentagon, and Booth finds out that he was a veteran of Desert Storm.

The events of 9/11 impacted many of the people on the Jeffersonian forensics team, so they all band together to discover the identity of this fallen hero. Tonight’s Bones, “The Patriot in Purgatory” was a touching and heartfelt episode that highlighted the sacrifice of both the military and those affected by September 11th 2001.

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