When Heather Taffet, a.k.a. "The Gravedigger," makes her final appeal after being sentenced to death, somebody shoots her. The Jeffersonian team is tasked to piece together the sniper's precise location, and suspicion falls on Brennan's father Max and even Booth as plausible suspects. Meanwhile, Sweets attempts to put on a brave face after being caught in the firestorm just moments following a chilly encounter with The Gravedigger.
A body disguised as a scarecrow is found with a bullet wound, and the team must work against the clock to avoid a storm that would affect the evidence. The victim's three wives are also sisters, and jealousy between them and their desire for their husband's attention had caused a major rift in the family. Meanwhile, Cam loses confidence in her relationship with her on-call doctor boyfriend, but they both realize they need to make their relationship a priority.