“Bones” Season 10 Episode 18 “The Verdict in the Victims” aired on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on FOX. In this episode, the team raced against time. They only had forty-eight hours to clear Alex Rockwell’s (Gabriel Salvador) name before he was put to death. It was after new evidence came to light that he might not have been the serial killer that they had been looking for in “Bones” Season 10 Episode 13 “The Baker in the Bits”. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Alex Rockwell (Gabriel Salvador), who was on death row for being a serial killer, It was after he was arrested by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) seven months ago during the events of “Bones” Season 10 Episode 13 “The Baker in the Bits” (which aired on April 30, 2015). He then told one of the prison guards that despite the fact that he had forty-eight hours left to live, he didn’t want any special requests or visitors.
Meanwhile, Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), while doing her ritual of going over the evidence of the cases of those they had arrested and was going to be put to death in forty-eight hours, discovered, thanks to the x-rays of Alex, that he couldn’t have killed Leonard Barnes. She had discovered that Alex couldn’t be capable of beating him up due to the fact that he had a bad shoulder injury even before the murders began. This meant that it was possible that he also didn’t kill the three other victims.
Booth, Bones, and Carline Julian (Patricia Belcher) then went to Judge Michael (Linda Lavin). She told them to give her enough evidence, but that in the absence of that, the execution would go on as scheduled.
They then brought in Alex’s co-worker, Thomas Saltz (Sam Sarpong). He claimed that he had been at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting during the time that the last victim had been killed. Meanwhile, Dr. Rodolfo Fuentes (Ignacio Serricchio) discovered new evidence in the bones. A serration at the clavicle that hadn’t been noticed before. Fuentes also spotted a needle mark that they hadn’t noticed before, which Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), then swabbed.
Booth then went over to the prison to talk to Alex, but Alex refused to cooperate. He and FBI Special Agent James Aubrey (John Boyd) then paid a visit to Alex’s ex-girlfriend, Lauren Slater (Jessica Camacho). She was with Alex’s son’s godfather, Pastor Torrance Evans (Rob Murat), who was Alex’s best friend. However, they didn’t cooperate with them as well. Roger Flender (Jason Gray-Stanford), Alex’s boss, then offered himself up as the main suspect so that Alex’s execution could be stalled, but it was to no avail.
Later that night, Hodgins went to his wife, Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin). He was surprised to see that she had pictures of houses in Paris on her desk. She then told him that she had been looking into it as she had started to wonder what life would be like if they didn’t have their current jobs. Then, she told him that she had discovered that the first victim, Leonard Barnes, had spent a lot of money to pay for flowers for his driver who had died of an overdose.
Later that night, Booth realized that there might be another body out there. The killer struck every three months, which might yield new evidence. Thanks to that, and the fact that the killings were ritualistic and done on holy ground, they discovered the body of Tracy Taylor, who had attended meetings with Saltz. His wounds and marks were the same with the four other victims.
After discovering that Tracy had tried to get Saltz hooked on cocaine again and that Barnes’ driver had been Felder’s nephew, they realized that Felder was their serial killer. They then realized that the marks on the bones in the ribs formed the masonic symbol for deity. It led Booth to look for and discovered a masonic compass with the brick walls of Felder’s house. This caused them to stop the execution, not a minute too late, as Alex had less than ten minutes left before he was executed.
Afterward, Hodgins told Angela that they could afford a bigger house in Paris. It was since they know had the money and that they did deserve this, after ten years of working at the Jeffersonian.
Meanwhile, Booth told Bones that he still didn’t believe in the death penalty and decided to make omelet and waffles for Bones. She finally could eat normally again as they had finally brought the real culprit to justice.
And that was all for the recap of “Bones” Season 10 Episode 18 “The Verdict in the Victims”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Bones” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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