Okay, we know that FOX can be a total advertising whore sometimes, but they went a little far in last week's episode of Bones with the Avatar pimping. Half of the episode was dedicated to waiting in line for the movie, and one has to wonder how much moolah was shelled out from James Cameron's pocket to do that. You already have a crazy high budget, Cameron. Stop spending. That being said, it was within personality traits of the characters, so we can forgive them. Reluctantly.
The episode starts out with finding the victim of the week, a mailman who is thrown into a grease tank. This is one of the grossest openings the show has had for awhile, since he starts out with skin and then when they lift him out of the tank it all flops off. With his organs. Gross, Bones. That'll teach me for having dinner while I watch. Brennan figures out he is a mailman through deductive reasoning with her intern of the week, Fischer. He's the depressing Goth intern.
It turns out the mailman is actually a semi-famous competitive gamer called Steve Rifton. He's the only current player who has received a perfect score on a game called Punky Pong. This is a cute cross between Pong and Donkey Kong. The competitive gaming world is one just as intense as normal sports, so there are plenty of suspects, including a rival who hated him, the business partner who let him play in his arcade, and a former champion. There is also a father who was creeped out by Rifton watching his autistic son playing the game all the time. Yeah, that would be creepy.
Meanwhile the B story of this episode is that Hodgins, Sweets, and Fischer all plan to wait in line to see the movie Avatar. They camp out for days and each rotate shifts so they can keep their spot. This provides several amusing moments as they try to juggle their responsibilities with the movie line. Eventually Sweets ends up there for a long shift and meets a sexy girl geek. He's been feeling awkward about Fischer's admission that he has slept with almost 100 girls. Sweets, maybe he has, but you can tell he hasn't had many lasting relationships. The guy is at least partially a nut job.