Mayhem on a Cross

Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 4/16/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan and Booth delve into the world of death metal music in an effort to discover who killed the bassist of an underground death metal band, whose skeleton was found being used as a stage prop by a black metal band in Norway. Meanwhile, Sweets is working on the book he's writing about Brennan and Booth, and asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt for some input.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

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  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • Why I loved the episode...

    By Addicted4Life, Apr 19, 2009

  • Always a joy to see Gordon Gordon

    By tanargue, Jul 06, 2011

  • By far one of the best of season four. Gordon Gordon is back, Sweets past is reviled and the sweet moments between Booth and Brennan. My oh my!

    By notababyduck, Aug 16, 2009

  • The case deals with death metal bands and Gordon Gordon returns with some very interesting information on Sweets.

    By 9LivesInMe, Apr 28, 2009

  • Good to learn something about Sweets... and sad.

    By OnePerCentClub, May 02, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Booth: (watching and listening to Bones' interrogation from his office) Okay listen Bones, you just tell him you don't care if he did it or not, you'll just throw his ass in jail. (Bones scoffs) Look it's all right to lie during an interrogation Bones. It's a technique. Bones: The evidence is inconclusive regarding your guilt. (gets out of her chair, slams the table, and starts yelling) But I will damn well make sure it's conclusive. Sweets: Whoa, what? Booth: 'Atta girl, give it to him. Bones: I will perjure myself if I have to because you ... make ... me ... sick, punk!

    • Gordon: (after Booth shoots an amplifier) Yes, now if you recall, it was shooting at inanimate objects that had you brought to me for therapy in the first place. Booth: I thought it was a justifiable shooting. Bones: I agree. Booth: She agrees. See?

    • Sweets: (talking about Bones and Booth) Okay, what about the sexual component in their relationship? Gordon: Ah. Sweets: Would you agree that they have both uh, sublimated their attraction to each other, out of fear of endangering their working relationship because their working relationship is paramount to both of them? Gordon: Alas, I'm afraid I wouldn't agree with that, no. Sweets: Wow ... which part? Gordon: With everything you just said. Yes, one of them is acutely aware of that attraction, struggles with it daily, as a matter of fact.

    • Cam: This is definitely murder. Bones: There are other possibilities. Clark: I have to admit none spring to mind. Bones: One possibility: drunken death-obsessed Satan-worshiping drug-abusing teens rob a grave and reenact an ancient torture. Cam: Ah, just another Saturday night.

    • Gordon: (after tricking Pinworm into confessing) I think the correct term is "gotcha".

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    Notes (3)

    • Featured Music: "Turn to Dust" by Tondra Soul (song performed by the band as the skeleton is discovered) "God of Anger" by Droid (Angela uses the song to get in the "right space") "Get to the Choppah" by Jameson ("played" by Zorch at the concert Bones attends) "Better" by Blue Shoes (the song by fictional band "Noddy Comet" that Booth plays while Gordon fixes dinner)

    • International Air Dates: Sweden: May 31st, 2009 on TV3 Spain: July 3rd, 2009 on Fox Australia: July 26th, 2009 on Channel Seven Finland: October 17th, 2009 on Sub Norway: December 3rd, 2009 on TV3 Slovakia: March 31st, 2010 on JOJ Germany: April 15th, 2010 on RTL Czech Republic: January 17th, 2011 on Prima

    • Stephen Fry (Dr. Wyatt) is credited as a Special Guest Star.

    Allusions (3)

    • Cam: Let's have Hodgins swab for trace evidence. God knows what he'll find ... maybe a little piece of Norway. "A small piece of Norway" or "Et lite stykke Norge" is the slogan of the Norwegian chocolate company Freia. It has become a well-known saying and used to reference anything that is "typically Norwegian."

    • Booth: What are we, the Land of Misfit Toys? The Island of Misfit Toys is home to several unwanted and defective toys in the 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    • Episode Title: Mayhem on a Cross This is an allusion to the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. One of the things Mayhem is most famous for is the murder of their guitar player Euronymous by their bass guitar player Varg Vikernes.

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