While making the final preparations for Booth (David Boreanaz) and Bones‘ (Emily Deschanel) wedding the Jeffersonian crew do what they can to keep the happy couple focused on the wedding instead of a 30 year-old murder. When the case becomes more complicated than Hodgins (T.J. Thyne), Angela (Michaela Conlin), and Edison (Eugene Byrd) can handle on their own, Cam (Tamara Taylor) calls on the reserves by inviting Daisy (Carla Gallo), Wendell (Michael Grant Terry), Vaziri (Pej Vahdat), Oliver (Brian Klugman), and Fisher (Joel David Moore) to all help solve the murder.
While Angela tries her best to keep Bones focused on the wedding, Booth spends some time with his mother (Joanna Cassidy), grandfather (Ralph Waite), and Parker (Ty Panitz) while being distracted by the father of the bride when Max (Ryan O’Neal) shows up with a bag full of money. When the church becomes unusable for the ceremony Bones goes back to work, but Max tries to convince his daughter to not wait another day before marrying the man she loves.
Together Edison, Cam, Sweets (John Francis Daley), and the five interns discover the method and manner of death and the motive for the murder (an original letter written by Emily Dickinson) which, if published, would have called into question the life work of one of the victim’s co-workers. Meanwhile Hodgins and Angela work to prepare a makeshift emergency wedding on the grounds of the Jeffersonian for the couple who are so busy trying to give each other the perfect wedding they are missing the opportunity to get hitched in front of friends and family while they have the chance.
The wedding is impressive, and the show certainly pulls out all the stops to give its main characters a memorable ceremony that ends the episode on a high note. However the unique situation of having so many interns all working together on the single case provides most of the episode’s best moments. Although the murder itself isn’t one of the show’s best, the situations surrounding it provide for one of the show’s more memorable episodes bringing in as many of the supporting characters as possible (many of them humorously dressed in attire borrowed from the Jeffersonian fashion exhibit) to celebrate the couple’s special day.