BONES Teasers: Artificial Intelligence and Surprise Birthday Parties

Brennan is celebrating her birthday in this week’s BONES! The foremost forensic anthropologist is coming up on a milestone — her 40th birthday — while trying to solve a case involving artificial intelligence. Here are a few teasers about what to expect in this week’s episode.

Zack’s Shadow Remains. Zack’s declaration that he wasn’t guilty of murder is still hanging over Brennan’s head and when we begin this week’s BONES she’s re-examining the Lobbyist’s murder to figure out if she was wrong about Zack being the killer. It soon becomes clear that the show isn’t dropping the Zack storyline any time soon.

Surprise! Meanwhile, Brennan is also planning her own 40th surprise party, which Booth finds odd — after all, you’re not supposed to plan yourself a *surprise* party. Her father, Max, also stops by for the party and it looks like he’s hiding a secret. But how that will play out in the final season is something we’ll have to wait and see.

Raining On Their Parade. Daisy returns this week and asks Brennan to act as her reference for a very prestigious job. But Brennan throws some cold water on her chances, telling Daisy that she shouldn’t get her hopes up for the senior position since she’s so young. Daisy isn’t the only one insulted by Brennan — when Angel wins a MacArthur Fellowship (ie. a “Genius Grant”) award, Brennan is skeptical that Angela won such a prize before she did. Is Brennan suffering from a little bit of envy?

AI. The case of the week involves the death of a man who created artificial intelligence bots to help autistic children. His co-workers quickly point to a group who think that the robo-pocalypse is coming and that AI will enslave the human race. Apparently the victim — as much of a genius that he was — also loved to troll and bait those members, who think that the government will weaponize these bots.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BONES tonight (January 10) on Fox at the special time of 9:30 p.m. after President Obama’s farewell address.

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