Booth and Brennan are making breakfast, and Temperance is five months pregnant. Booth tries to tell her that she looks great, and they kiss. They have been sharing apartments, but Booth tells her that they need to get their own place together since they spend most of their time together, and he tells her that he’s not going to ask her to marry him, she’s going to ask him to marry her. He gets a call, and they head off to the murder scene.
Booth tries to carry her case for her, but she refuses. The remains are a females late 20s to early 30s, and Hodgins places time of death at about seven days due to insect activity. Temperance starts crying, and says it’s due to her pregnancy hormones. She says the woman was stabbed through the brain, and Temperance then takes off.
At the lab cam, removes the brain, and beetles begin to crawl out of it, which Hodgins suspects could have eaten part of what the weapon was.
Sweets asks Booth about his relationship with Temperance and if there is extra stress because they can’t decide where to live, but Booth just dodges the question.
Angela and Wendell tease Brennan for crying at the crime scene. They find a lot of remodeling on the left upper side of the body indicating a fall or beating.
Hodgins finds linseed oil, which would have been used to help keep the body dry, and Cam finds past brain damage which would coincide with the remodeling that Brennan found. They also found, from the beetles, that the victim was on medication for anxiety.
Temperance comes to Angela upset because of Booth being upset that they aren’t moving in together, and says she doesn’t want to because she has always lived alone. Angela tells her that once the baby comes she’ll never be alone again anyway, and says she thinks they should move in together. Angela then manages to pull up an ID of the woman, whose husband had filed two missing person reports.
Booth and Sweets talk to the woman’s (Clare) husband, Mr. Serano, and tell him that they think she was murdered. He tells them he’s a pastor, and he had his congregation praying for her. The first time she went missing was six months prior and then she showed up six weeks ago with retrograde amnesia and couldn’t remember who she was and what happened while she was gone. When she came back she did start remembering, and Serano says it was the Lord’s work, and her murder was as well.
Brennan tells Booth that she thinks they should move in together, and tells him to move into her apartment, but Booth says that’s “her” place not “their” place. She over rationalizes and says since she is more financially secure and more rational it should be her decision, which makes him mad, and he says they are family…Sweet interrupts and tells them he found Clare’s doctor who was treating her amnesia, so Sweets and Booth go to talk to him, leaving Brennan feeling bad.
Hodgins finds cloth fibers that indicates the cloth was removed before she was buried, meaning something was dug up before she was buried.
The doctor says that Clare had no distinct memories when she first starting coming, but then at her last session she started to remember her wedding. He also tells that they would have group sessions and one of the patients had become very attached to Clare, and Both says it sounds like a stalker to him.
At the lab, Cam comes to talk to Brennan, but can tell something is bothering her. Brennan finds recent head trama that reopened after it had healed which happened after her death since there was no remodeling.
Booth, Sweets and Clare’s doctor go to talk to the man, Trevor, who can’t speak unless he plays his violin. He tells them that Clare was afraid of her husband and he belonged with Clare. Booth finds linseed oil in Trevor’s violin case.
Angela brings the baby to the lab, which Cam isn’t too happy about. Hodgins finds that Trevor’s linseed oil and case were not involved in the murder, but concludes what was dug up before the murder was some kind of bag.
Booth found domestic abuse charges against Clare’s husband, filed by her.
Wendell finds that Clare had been shot about four months ago while she was missing, and there is still a part of the bullet in her.
Clare’s husband is taken back in for questioning, and a friend of Clare’s named Karen was there both time for the abuse reports. Booth accuses Karen of an affair, but the man denies it.
Angela plugs the data from the bullet into the computer to try to find who purchased the gun. While waiting, Angela tells Brennan the reason she is scared to start a family is because she was put in foster care. Then results appear for the gun that was used to shoot Clare.
Booth and Sweets go back to see Clare’s doctor, and tell them that Clare was shot when she tried to rob a house with a man. The doctor says nothing like that was ever mentioned to him.
Hodgins finds a German brand of paint on her, and it’s a field spade for gardening and digging trenches, and on the end is a saw blade that was used to jab through Clare’s head.
Booth goes to question the man with Clare when she robbed a house…he tells them her name is Brenda. Booth asks if the canvas bag was used to hide the man’s stash, and he gets the man to confess that the bag was his. He tells them that there was almost $80,000 in the bag, and she probably had someone help her dig it up.
He comes into the storage area at the Jeffersonian, and she called because she had boxes fall on her and couldn’t get up. He tells her that she was right about where to live, and tells her he just wants to be sure that their kid knows he isn’t like his father was. Brennan then says she believes they should get their own place together. Brennan then realizes that they didn’t look at the paintball splatters at the crime scene.
Booth points out to Sweets that Clare’s doctor had a gambling problem.
Hodgins and Wendell go to look at the paintballs, but they haven’t found any evidence. Brennan notices something in one of the paintballs, and it’s chewing gum, which has a tooth impression in it.
Booth and Sweets go back to the doctor, and tell him that they believe Clare remembered where the money was, so he went with her to get the money for gambling and killed her. They show him the gum and arrest him.
Booth and Brennan look at houses together and talk about their future together.
A pretty good start to the season…nothing real significant happened in this episode, but we see that Booth and Brennan are now a couple. Thankfully, it seems that the chemistry between the two has not disappeared…I was worried that once they finally got together, and also this pregnancy would really kill their dynamic, but I think it still stands pretty well.
Preview 7×02 — The Hot Dog in the Competition