“Bones” Season 6 Episode 12 “The Sin in the Sisterhood” starts with Booth and Brennan lost in a corn field somewhere in Virginia. If this is not creepy enough, they are in search of a crime scene of a skeleton made to look like a scarecrow.
Spoilers surely follow.
After removing the remains of the victim to the Jeffersonian lab just one step ahead of a thunderstorm, they determined that he was gunned down by someone using a firearm at close range. Unfortunately, there is no exit wound and no bullet at the crime scene, so likely he was killed elsewhere.
Having identified the body as a local owner of a farm equipment business, Booth and Bones visit his house to find three sisters, 11 kids, and a very dour father-in-law. One took one look at the facial expressions and body language of the three adult women and knew right then and there that the deceased was a polygamist and that we had three “sister-wives” who had all shared in the bearing of children and the wifely duties. That Brennan had concluded the deceased had also had lots of sex was certainly an obvious clue.
In any case, Bones walking through the house, blurting out everything that came into her head as Booth cringed was priceless and classic “Bones.”
The reaction of the cast to the news that the victim has a harem was mainly typical. Bones assumed a dispassionate, anthropological view, mentioning some obscure tribe of savages who practice the same thing. Booth reminded her that this was Virginia and not East Boogaboogastan or whatever. Sweets was pretty sure that jealousy boiled just below the surface.
The reaction of Hodgins and Angela was funny. Angela mentioned that they could use a second wife to share the burden. Hodgins, his eyebrows raise, asked for clarification as to whether she was really cool about him taking on a second wife. No, silly, a wife for me. Those who remember that Angela is bi-sexual would get the joke. Hodgins, by the way, provided a sound answer when he said, yes, he would marry a second time. He would marry Angela again and again if it were possible. What a guy.
Cam, in the meantime, is having trouble with her new boyfriend, a doctor who is always having to break dates when one of his patients goes into labor. This results in a sexually frustrated Cam, which is not good as it results in her conducted ballistics tests at the lab much to the disconcertion of all.
So, whodunit? Was it one of the sister wives, consumed with jealousy? Was it the woman the victim was having an affair with (How does he find the time or the stamina?)? Was it the father in law? Was it the fundy pecan farmer down the road who was pretty sure the victim was a sinner, going to Hell?
Source: Bones, The Sin in the Sisterhood, TV.Rage