The theme for “Bones” Season 6 Episode 14 “The Bikini in the Soup” might be called “love and its discontents.” It is Valentine’s Day and those who care about that sort of thing are keen to get this week’s murder solved by night fall.
Spoilers surely follow.
The episode starts when a Hispanic maid finds the overly baked body of her employer in a tanning bed after thinking she had overcooked something again-which, in a manner of speaking, she had.
The corpse belonged to a wedding planner who was in the middle of running a very difficult wedding. The bride wants a money no objects ceremony and reception. The father of the bride does not want to spend a lot of money launching a marriage that likely will not last anyway. He has been married four times.
The suspects include the father of the bride, the bride, the wedding planner’s gay seeming partner (he is actually a swishy straight), and the wedding planner’s estranged husband. Someone knifed the victim in the heart and left her to cook in the tanning bed.
This proves of great inconvenience to the young lovers at the Jeffersonian. Cam is looking forward to a romantic evening with her new sweety. Hodgins and Angela the same, though Hodgins is at his wit’s end trying to find an appropriate gift. The intern of the week, Clark, is certainly anxious to wrap things up so he can be with his squeeze. Even Sweets is looking forward to being ravaged by Daisy.
Booth, having just broken up with Hannah, is snarling that he is fine, thank you very much, and is wondering what the big to do is about the anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Massacre. Bones is fending off calls from battalions of admirers who want to do things to her on the anniversary of the horrific death of a Christian martyr, not to mention a number of other odd things, like Oregon becoming a state of the Union.
The upshot of the murder investigation is that the husband did it, mainly because the victim slept with her swishy but straight business partner. Bones manages to trick the confession out of him with references to “Wuthering Heights.”
Angela gets as her Valentine’s Day present a mutant cross between roses and slime mold named after her. She loves him anyway. Cam gets a car full of roses. She loves him anyway. Clark gets kinky sex and does, presumably, Sweets.
But it turns out Booth and Bones may have had the most fun. They get to shoot off a couple of fully automatic tommy guns, in celebration of the Massacre. Take that, you dirty rats.
Source: Bones, The Bikini in the Soup, TV.Rage