A look at last week's show: http://www.examiner.com/article/bones-9x2-the-cheat-the-retreat-recap
Summary: a gang member’s remains are found in a burned-out car, and Sweets, who taking time off from the FBI, helps out with the investigation when a boy from the neighborhood center where he volunteers turns out to be the son of a gang member.
Episode 2 finally was able to break the tension between Booth and Bones. Though, there is still some tension between Booth and Angie b/c she is unable to forget that he broke Bones’s heart.
Sweets has an internal conflict throughout the show. He’s lost all his confidence because of what Pelant did at the end of last season and he chooses to take a leave to rediscover himself. It was only a matter of time before he got challenged. He had always seemed to know the answers or not be bothered by it if he was wrong. It’s a nice change of pace to see him vulnerable.
It is nice to see Sweets slowly regaining his confidence, but I think that it’s going to be something big for him to come back, perhaps something to do with Pelant.
Here’s a recap of the show.
The show opens with two truckers arguing over a car. One of them looks in the car and finds a skull.
Sweets is walking down the street when Booth comes to pick him up. He tries to talk to Sweets about his new job, helping kids. Sweets says that he will still help if no one else can.
Bones/Hodgins talk about Sweets job change at the site. They conclude the victim is male and Hispanic. When looking for the VIN #, Hodgins accidentally breaks off the door. They find a meat cleaver and pull it out.
Finn/Bones are looking at the skull and the axe.
Cam talks with Hodgins about removing the roof from the car. When he does, he finds a bullet. Cam takes the bullet to ballistics and Hodgins gets the VIN.
Booth interrogates the owner of the vehicle, Mr. Middlebury. He talks about how he was at ATM to buy coke and the car was gone when he was getting $. Booth doesn’t believe him.
Cam comes in to see Hodgins pulling bones from the car. They see on one of the bones that it’s fractured, from a bad drug deal.
Bones goes to Angie to get a face recognition. They see his name was Jamie Delcarpo, the assassin of a local gang.
Booth goes to see Sweets to ask for his help because he’s working where the gang runs.
Booth catches Sweets up about the gang’s killings. They meet up with Caroline who is looking over boxes of crimes that involve that gang and revolving gangs. Sweets wants to talk to Jamie’s girlfriend.
Booth/Sweets go to meet with Jamie’s girlfriend, Maria Alvarado. As they talk, the rest of the gang gather around. While talking to her, things start to escalate and Booth accidentally pulls a gun on Maria’s son.
Finn/Hodgins are still working on pull things out of the car. Bones comes to look at what they’ve pulled out. Bones thinks that someone hit him from behind. Hodgins pulls out a pair of earrings.
Sweets/Booth continue talking about what happened. Caroline tells them that the bullet found matches the same bullet to 5 unsolved murders. Caroline tells them to talk to 520 Mafia b/c use those guns
Finn shows Bones that fracture in the back is from a bullet and that he was shot again in the head. They have 2 entry wounds and no exits.
Booth tries to get Sweets talk about what happened with Pelant. They meet with the warlord, Curtis Martin. While talking, a car drives by and starts shooting at them. Curtis grabs a machine gun and shoots the driver and the shooter. They think it was a retaliation shooting because of Jamie.
Booth/Bones are eating lunch. She is mad at him for not telling her for being shot at. They start talking about Maria’s son.
Caroline/Booth talk with Curtis. He says that Jamie was talking with the police.
Bones talks with Cam about the 2 bullet shots. They go to see Angie for a reinactment. They think that the bullets stayed inside the skull. Bones sees that it was actually one shot that exited in the back. They think it was a struggle and that Jamie got shot from someone laying down.
Caroline/Sweets/Bones/Booth talk about the case. Sweets says it doesn’t make sense to be another member. Booth gets a call that there is another victim.
Bones/Angie/Cam are looking over the new body. They are checking to see if the woman is the work from Jamie.
Caroline talk with Sweets about the victim, Adrianna. She was the informant. Booth thinks that Maria killed Jamie out of revenge for cheating on her with Adrianna.
Booth talks with Maria. Bones tells Sweets/Caroline there is no hard evidence. Sweets offers to show pictures of the crime scene to try and spook her. Bones tries to comfort Sweets about Pelant, but he doesn’t want to hear it. While going to get the photos, he talks with Maria’s son, Javier. Javier is looking at an astronomy book.
Sweets tells Booth/Caroline/Bones that he thinks the boy knows his mother killed Jamie and where the gun is. Sweets says he will try, even if Maria is there with the Javier.
Sweets wants in for the interrogation but Booth wants to do it. He talks with Maria with Javier in the room. She still denies it. He tries to get through to Javier. He starts talking. He says he killed Jamie for her. She gets mad at him for talking and disowns him.
Booth/Caroline/Bones/Sweets talk with Javier. They say they will get him a good family if he gives up the gun. He agrees. He says that Anna might know where the gun is.
Angie is getting ready to trace the call. Javier calls and they trace the call.
Booth heads out with back-up to get Anna. Anna is packing and getting ready to leave. Booth finds the murder weapon.
Everyone is at the bar to celebrate. They toast to Sweets. Sweets says he’s not ready to come back.