This is what Fox is saying about Bones, Season 5 Episode 9:The Gamer in the Grease:
When the remains of a competitive gamer are discovered in a grease truck, Brennan and Booth are called to investigate the case. The victim, Steve Rifton, is the only active player known in the gaming community to have received a perfect score on a famous video game. Steve turned his success into a lucrative partnership with a gaming referee and charged fans to play on the very machine that gave him the perfect score. But between sour business deals and bitter competitors, the team at the Jeffersonian must work to narrow down the many suspects with motive for ending Rifton’s reign as gaming king. Meanwhile, Hodgins, Sweets and Jeffersonian intern Colin Fischer (guest star Joel David Moore) take turns camping out for tickets to a movie premiere in the all-new “The Gamer in the Grease” episode of BONES.
Bones SE0509 shows off the need for the obsessive/compulsive trait in all of us to bring dominance and order out of chaos, as well as a not-so-subtle attempt by 20th Century Fox productions to once again invade the small screen, with a shameless cross-over to promote the movie, “Avatar.”
See, Joel David Moore/Colin Fischer co-stars in Avatar and anything 20th Century can do to ensure that another James Cameron budget-buster strikes big is being done.
The powers-that-be asked the producers of Bones if they could write a feature to cross-over and promote Avatar, using their TV vehicle as a built-in advertising engine.
What’s Bones S05E09 about?
These grease-collecting guys stick their grease vacuum into a vat from a restaurant, only to suck up a head with its face flapping in the breeze.
It turns out that the head and shoulders, etc., belongs to a gamer who happens to be the perfect score record-holder in a now-not-so-fictional 80’s-type game called Punky Pong.
Punky Pong was invented by the writers so that they didn’t have to pay exorbitant licensing fees to use a real throw-back game like Donkey Kong or Q-Bert.
Bones SE0509 will reveal that there are many reasons the guy could have been killed.
First off, like they said, he’s got a business partner that helped him promote his gaming prowess. :yawn:
There’s also a guy that was trying to prove that the Punky Pong Champion was a fake (he wasn’t, but the hows and whys of that issue are what led to his demise).
Watch for an autistic boy with authentic gaming skills as he plays a pivotal role in all of this.
In the meantime, it’s Bones that kicks a high score with very little effort, and the rest of the show is built around the guys getting tix for Avatar.
Think you can beat Bones? I’ve heard the game isn’t that hard but you can check it out for yourself as it will be available on the Fox website after Gamer in the Grease airs.
Since this is the second invasion of a TV show that I’ve seen (Sons of Anarchy being the other with an “extended look” during an already 90 minute episode,) and since I have never been able to sit through Titanic, I’m just going to wait for the movie to come to cable.
Bones: Season 5 Episode 9:The Gamer in the Grease is scheduled to air Thursday, December 3rd on Fox.