Bones – “The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator”

Bones Season Ten DVD

Original Air Date: December 4, 2014
Starring: T.J. Thyne, Michael Grant Terry
Also Starring:  Dexter
Directed by: Tim Southam

Synopsis: The team investigate the murder of a psychology professor whose body parts have been thrown in waste receptacles in various locations.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): While searching the professor’s garage for clues, Jack (T.J. Thyne) and Wendell (Michael Grant Terry) hear a noise from a cupboard.  Jack opens it to find a dirty and hungry orange tabby cat.

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner in cupboard

Jack sees the cat’s name is Skinner from his collar and decides to take him back to the lab for the time being.

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - Jack holding orange tabby cat Skinner

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - Jack holding orange tabby cat Skinner with Aubrey and Wendell

Skinner is seen in Jack’s lab throughout the episode in a cage in the background.

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner in cage in Jack's lab

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner sitting in cage in Jack's lab

The veteran cat actor playing the part of Skinner is named Dexter and he has an adorable way of reaching his paw through the cage wires, often trying to get at the lizards and other animals in the cages around his.

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner reaching paw through cage

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner in cage trying to get lizards

It turns out that Skinner has a pivotal part in helping to solve the crime, as they deduce that someone was trying to poison him and that leads to the killer.

Bones - The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator - orange tabby cat Skinner in cage

Final Mewsings: Skinner should have been made a permanent part of the team!

Many thanks to our good friend John Cawley for letting us know about this episode!


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