Now that we’ve all had a moment to digest the excitement and drama that was the Bones Spring Premiere return, we can finally look ahead to next Thursday’s episode.
In April 2nd’s “The Teacher in the Books” the team investigate the murder of a wealthy school teacher whose body is discovered by a couple of opportunistic thieves in an abandoned bookstore.
While Brennan and intern Jessica Warren (guest star Laura Spencer) work to find clues on the victim’s bones, Booth and Aubrey realize that the list of suspects is surprisingly large, comprising fellow teachers, students, the school janitor and even the victim’s loving boyfriend.
We’ve seen the episode a little earlier than most, thanks to our friends at FOX, and have 5 teasers to share with you.
As usual, no major spoilers! We want you to enjoy this episode as much as we did.
Here then are 5 things to know about “The Teacher in the Books”
Brennan Takes to Twitter
If we’re being honest, we could probably have simply titled this entire article “Brennan Takes to
Twitter” and be done with it. There are just so many comedy moments ripe for the picking in this
subplot we could fill a book.
The fun starts when Brennan’s publisher suggests joining the social media platform as a way to
boost sales and connect with fans. However after several tweets and only 10 followers, Brennan
has to concede that perhaps Twitter is something she’s just not good at.
Here are just a few of our favorite Brennan/Twitter comedy gold moments from “The Teacher in
- Labelling all of her tweets Tweet 1, Tweet 2, Tweet 3 …
- Using ‘Selfie’ as a verb.
- Showing a propensity for polysyllabic words. (How short those tweets must be!)
Hashtagging a tweet as #WhimsicallyAmusing.
- Genuinely wondering how to “say anything of substance in 140 characters or less?” (We
feel your pain, Bones.)
While mastering the Twitterverse, with a little help from squintern Jessica Warren, Brennan is
encouraged to make her tweets a little more personable.
In doing so, she shares some details from her novels, alerting Aubrey to the fact that the fictional
character Special Agent Andy Lister is based on Booth.
This in turn leads Aubrey to bluntly question Booth as to why the two main characters didn’t have
sex until book number three. (You’re the voice of a million fans, Aubrey.)
We won’t spoil you with Booth’s response
Cam and Hodgins Bond Over Books
A murder in an abandoned book store will divide the team over a love of (or complete disinterest
While Cam and Hodgins wax lyrical on how an ebook just can’t compare to that “new book smell”
Aubrey counters with “Because who doesn’t love huffing a good book?”
Booth takes an even more direct attitude with “I suppose you want to go back to riding a horse to
Calm down, guys! Isn’t there a dead body here someplace?
Caroline Proposes …
Our favorite prosecutor Caroline Julian (patricia Belcher) has quite the episode this week, not only
proposing to Booth(!) but changing the fortunes and the future of a struggling family who will not
want to score less than an A on her watch.
Some Things are Sacred
As we all know, when Brennan feels she’s not good at something she makes it her mission to
excel in that field, even if that field is just ‘being good at Twitter.’
This drive to succeed in the environment of social media causes her to overshare at intervals in
“The Teacher in the Books” and causes concerns for one colleague.
However in a touching scene in the final moments, Brennan refuses to share a picture of
something dear to her heart – despite repeated protests for her to do so.
The moment proves that when it comes to social media, our girl has totally got this.