The next “Bones” episode, “The Friend in Need,” could leave us all a little puzzled. With a case (a suitcase, that is) involving a young murder victim and some crossword-puzzle banter, it looks like a good one.

As we see in the promo video, the murder victim is a young person whose friends may hold clues to the death. Of course this means everyone at the Jeffersonian has to pretend to be “cool” throughout the episode. That should be fun.

For even more fun, we get to find out that Booth (David Boreanaz) likes to do crossword puzzles in the morning. Even those puzzles that are obviously too difficult for him.

OK, I get that Brennan (Emily Deschanel) wouldn’t be likely to know the plot or characters from “Gilligan’s Island,” but even she must have heard of the show. I mean, it’s kind of hard to miss. Also, I would simply assume that the Professor is a hero of Hodgins’ (T.J. Thyne) — any man who can make nuclear weapons out of coconuts would be an icon to those aspiring to be King of the Lab.

“Oboe,” by the way, is on roughly 90 percent of all crossword puzzles**.

**This is an unsubstantiated and un-researched claim that is most likely incorrect.

“The Friend in Need” airs on Monday, Feb. 18 at 8pm on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown