Season 2 Episode 12

The Man in the Cell

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2007 on FOX

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  • Tension all round.

    You knew if Epps was involved we were going to get some nastiness and that was what we got. Not only did he destroy people physically but delighted in torturing people psychologically. Playing with their minds and feelings.
    This episode had everything. OK there were some procedural errors committed in the lab but they were brought about by the overwhelming urgency to catch the monster. Although Brennan was the catalyst for all that Epps was doing it was really Booth who made things happen. It was Booth who involved Epps's mother; it was Booth who pressured Cam into opening the skull (and he admitted remorse and felt guilty about the result). Booth was angry and driven throughout the episode even going so far as to frighten his son with his hard questioning although it was driven by his fear for Parker.
    In the end, Epps was the winner in this game of torturing souls, especially Booth's. He was left feeling that he didn't know how to make things right with his son and that he shouldn't become romantically invovled with any partner in this high risk job - much to Brennan's apparent disappointment. It won't last though, he cares too much about people, even Zack.