'Bones' spoilers for Season 11 Episode 16 'The Strike in the Chord' on Thursday May 19 reveal that Grammy award winning a cappella sensation Pentatonix guests as Booth and Aubrey find themselves caught in a musical investigation that leaves the FBI agents irritated.
Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and James Aubrey (John Boyd) interrupt a college a cappella rehearsal as Booth flashes his badge and tells them to 86 the songbirding. The episode centers on an a cappella murder mystery and then a secret comes out that blows everything up.
It turns out that Aubrey actually sang a cappella in college but begs Angela Montenegro (Michaele Conlin) to keep his dirty secret. She says okay but seems underwhelmed at his subterfuge. The team investigates the murder on campus and things seem a little "off key."
Looks the victim is one of the warblers and Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldanodo says it's a "perfect" murder for them to guest on Bones. She's playing Liz Dervan in Episode 16 and other Pentatonix members Scott Hoying and Mitchell Grassi play Ted Gibbs and Julian Klein.
There are two rival groups – Julian and Ted sing on the guy's team, the Whippersnaps, and the Gingersnaps is the girl group led by Kirstin. Aubrey brings in Ted and Julian to the FBI for interrogation and they are freaking out over being considered murder suspects.
Aubrey tells Ted and Julian that they know the two of them were at the place where Scott, the victim, was killed and they tell Aubrey that they are there every day and they start babbling about a show they have and how they can't miss rehearsal or lose their voices.
Aubrey is overwhelmed with their agitated drama and gives them the musical hand gesture to zip it. Also guesting as the rest of the guys and girls a cappella teams are two UCLA singing teams Bruin Harmony and Random Voices.
If you are a fan of Pitch Perfect, then Bones Season 11 episode 16 is for you! Don't miss any of the aca drama as the Squints track down the killer who took out one of the Whippersnaps. Was it another guy singer jealous of his pipes or did one of the Gingersnaps snap and took out one of the competition?
Don't miss this very musical episode of Bones and be sure to share your comments below. Come back to CDL for a LIVE recap of 'Bones' Season 11 Episode 16 'The Strike in the Chord' on Thursday May 19.