After the discovery of remains in a flower planter, Booth and Brennan find themselves in the midst of a community group committed to telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
An Ad agency man by the name of Ross Dixon, riddled with a guilty conscience over a product failure that harmed a child, joined The Honest Policy, a group dedicated to telling the truth at all times. When he took the practice out into the real world, it proved deadly.
He uncovered the secrets of a lawyer who was head of the Honest Policy group he joined, and threatened to expose him out of honesty, which resulted in his death.
At the Jeffersonian, Angela and Hodgins face slight marital problems, in particular over the realities of the baby’s potential of being born blind. In the spirit of honesty the two express their true feelings about the issue.
Wendell, broke and looking for a second job, employs his sense of honesty to petition Cam for an intern position which would extend his hours given his financial need. His attempts are thwarted until Cam eventually grants him the position. Unfortunately, undiscerning Wendell fails to cease the practice, prompting Cam to institute a policy which forbids the staff from telling the “aggressive truths” that had become en vogue.